Hello guys and gals. So what are some of your favorite symphonic metal bands?
I have several favorites.

Nightwish is my top favorite metal band PERIOD. Not just under the symphonic metal umbrella.
EPICA is another top favorite of mine. They are often now tied in the #1 spot with Nightwish.
Delain is another top favorite of mine.
Amberian Dawn is another band I like.
Lunatica is a band I recently discovered a few days ago and fell in love with their music. I am buying their albums tomorrow.
Pythia is another favorite of mine.

I also got my eye on a few other bands including, Xandria (I already like a few of their songs), Sirenia, Within Temptation, and Dark Sarah.

This genre of metal is my favorite and it I love it.