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  • Well, in all the genres exist songs that sounds epic (triumphant, glorious and all the synonyms that yo want to use) and also songs with epic lyrics that you like, let´s talk about your favourites epic songs (musically or in terms of lyrics), in my case I choice songs like:

    Rainbow - Stargazer
    Manilla Road - Avatar
    Bride - Heroes
    Medieval Steel - Medieval Steel
    Slauter Xstroyes - City Of Sirtel
    Tarantula - Battle Of Victory
    Angra - Carolina IV
    Adramelch - Irae Melanox
    Lords Of The Crimson Alliance -The Sorcerer
    Manowar - Battle Hymn
    Isen Torr - Mighty And Superior
    Warlord - Deliver Us From Evil
    Omen - Battle Cry
    Brocas Helm - Into Battle
    Cirith Ungol - Chaos Rising
    Virgin Steele - The Angel Of Light
    Virgin Steele - Noble Savage
    Candlemass - Solitude
    Bathory - Hammerheart
    Bathory - One Road To Asa Bay
    Fates Warning - Guardian
    Lordian Guard - War In Heaven
    Dark Quarterer - Colossus Of Argil
    Black Knight - Warlord´s Wrath
    Salem's Wych - Never Ending Battle
    Riot - Warrior
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    RIOT - Metal Soldiers
    Q5 - Steel the Light
    MANOWAR - Blood of my Enemies
    CLOVEN HOOF - Road of Eagles
    COMMANDER - Die by the Sword
    THATCHER - Witch's Sin

    ... and many more that I can't remember right now!
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    Epic has a bit to do with length as well. I like songs that take time to build up, so here's some long ones over 7 minutes:

    Arc of Ascent - Redemption (basically all their songs are epic but this is my favourite)
    Budgie - Nude Disintegrating Parachutist Woman
    Budgie - Parents
    Creeping - Funeral Crawl
    Creeping - Temple of Graves
    Deep Purple - Lazy
    Diamond Head - Am I Evil
    Eagle Twin - Crow Hymn
    Looking Glass - Freya (also always epic but this is my favourite)
    Megadeth - When
    Mercyful Fate - Satan's Fall
    Metallica - ...And Justice for All
    Night Sun - Got a Bone Of My Own
    Stratovarius - Destiny

    These shorter ones are epic too though:

    Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
    Razorwyre - Battleshark
    Rock Goddess - Heartache
    Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss
    Sticky Filth - Witch Hazel
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    Bloopy wrote:Budgie - Parents


    Now that's a great choice!
    Amazing song. I love Tony Bourge's guitar on that track, such emotive playing.
    Here's a few others that i enjoy in the 'epic' mould:

    DOWN : Nothing In Return (Walk Away)
    LEGEND : Song Of A Soldier
    GRAND FUNK RAILROAD : Inside Looking Out
    SAXON : Dallas 1pm
    DRUNK HORSE : White Lady Of The Mesa
    MERCYFUL FATE : Satan's Fall
    BUDGIE : Young Is A World
    APRIL WINE : Silver Dollar
    THE DEVIL's BLOOD : Voodoo Dust
    MOLLY HATCHET : Fall Of The Peacemakers
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    Lost Horizon - Highlander

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    In addition the the great examples by Filth Hound:

    Manowar - Mountains, Guyana, Bridge of Death, Battle Hymns, Each Dawn I die
    Manilla Road - The Ninth Wave, Crystal Logic, Astronomica, Born upon the soul
    Candlemass - The Sorcerer's Pledge, Samarithian ( well most of their early stuff fits the bill :P)
    Anathema - Kingdom
    Morgion - All the glory...all the loss
    Judas Priest - Beyond the Realms of Death, Victim of Changes, Tyrant, dreamer deciever
    Pentagram - Be Forewarned
    Lordian Guard - Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
    Fates Warning - Damnation, The Apparition,Guardian, Exodus, In a word, Nothing Left to Say
    John Arch - Relentless
    Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath, N.I.B, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Heaven or Hell
    Amorphis - Black Winter Day
    Dio - When the Chains are on
    Primordial - Empire Falls, The coffin Ships
    Sanctuary - The Mirror Black , Future Tense
    Metallica- Creeping Death, Foe whom the bell tolls
    Blind Guardian - Valhalla
    Yngwie - Rising Force
    Queensryche - Screaming in Digital
    Cirith Ungol - King of the dead
    Watain- Stellarvore
    Burzum - Det som eng gang var
    Bathory - Tomorrow is a Fine Day to Die
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    Progressive rock, Glam Rock, hard rock, heavy metal
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    ANGEL "The Fortune" 1976
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    Holocaust (UK) - Heavy Metal Mania [single version!!] - it has alarming intro, rhythm & tempo that makes you want to march with raised fist, verses to shake your head in agreement, and triumphant chanting choruses to crown it all. Perfect!
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    Bloopy has interesting choices. In particular Molly Hatchet!

    Mine are:

    Budgie - Gunslinger
    Arc - War Of The Ring
    Judas Priest - Beyond The Realms Of Death
    Celtic Legacy - Resurrection
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    All of the previous ones are seriously legendary.
    Gonna be adding just one for now.

    Heathen's Rage - Knights of Steel
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    For my:

    1- Ruffkut - To The Top
    2- Damacles - Tonite
    3- Virtue - High treason
    4- Baron Rojo - El Malo
    5- Westfalen - (I Am A) Maniac
    6- Royal Air Force - Storytellers
    7- Creed - Sign Of Victory
    8- Atomik Cocktail - Warzone
    9- Angeles Del Infierno - Rocker
    10- Lust - The Ultimate Fight

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    Being the Japan crazed guy I am, here's a few Japanese epics:
    X Japan - Art of Life (full version)
    Dirty Trashroad - Voices From the Dead
    Alhambra - Walkure
    Pageant - La Mosaique de la Reverie
    Gaisen March - The Beginning of Battle & Fighting Spirit March
    Galneryus - Angel of Salvation (full version)
    Musashi's entire album "宮本武蔵 Miyamoto Musashi"

    Japan also has some great super hot-blooded songs/musicians:
    JAM Project as well as a couple of their vocalists Masaaki Endoh and Hironobu Kageyama have done many epic theme songs like "Beat a Nail With Your Hammer", "The Gate of Hell", "Cha-La Head-Cha-La", "Kenzen Robo Daimidaler".
    Linked Horizon/Sound Horizon has many quality symphonic rock epics such as both of Linked Horizon's Attack on Titan themes, as well as others like Sound Horizon's "Yoiyami no Uta" from their album Marchen.
    Jimang; Sound Horizon's backing vocalist; deserves his own mention too, his songs "La Divina Tragedia -Makyoku-" and "Soseiten" are nuts.

    Some other epics I really like:
    Helloween - Halloween
    Kansas - Magnum Opus
    Rush - Xanadu
    Iron Maiden - Rime of the Ancient Mariner
    Turisas - Stand up and Fight & Battle Metal
    Nightwish - Ghost Love Score
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    One of my all time favs, enjoy (even though I know you have listen to this song at least once)!!

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    In no particular order or rank:
    1. Manowar - Secret of Steel
    2. Megadeth - Blood of Heroes
    3. Vicious Rumors - March or Die
    4. Virgin Steele - Guardians of the Flame
    5. Bathory - One Rode to Asa Bay
    6. Crimson Glory - Valhalla
    7. Yngwie Malmsteen - I Am a Viking
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    Heavy Load - Stronger Than Evil
    Liege Lord - Master Control
    Omen - The Axeman
    Brocas Helm - Cry Of The Banshee
    Manilla Road - FLAMING METAL SYSTEMS

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