«epic metal» - ベストアーティスト

Epic metal (from greek ἐπικός and latin epicus, both meaning “story”) is a term used to refer to metal bands that involve fantasy, history and mythology in their lyrics. Epic metal has no certain music characteristics and does not form a music genre. Epic metal bands used to record concept albums featuring an epic storyline behind it. Aliases for Epic metal include “fantasy metal”, “battle metal”, “barbarian metal” etc.
Epic metal bands are usually power metal or heavy metal bands, but epic black metal, symphonic, progressive and folk metal bands are not uncommon. Nevertheless, there are elements that common for epic metal releases from different subgenres. Usual arrangements include symphonic orchestations, choirs, use of traditional and/or classical melodies, that are used to inspire “epic feeling”. See symphonic metal for details.
Epic power metal and heavy metal examples are Rhapsody, Blind Guardian, Therion, Manowar, Hammerfall, Avantasia the metal opera, among others. Amorphis, Battlelore, Summoning and Bal-Sagoth may be examples of extreme epic metal.
See also: viking metalepic doom metal