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Epic Metal

Epic metal, or epic heavy metal, is a stylistic variation of traditional metal that incorporates elements of heavy metal, doom metal, and NWOBHM. Generally speaking, epic heavy metal is guitar driven, incorporating lengthy, meandering song structures and lyrics centered around fantasy, mythology, and history. It is pertinent to note that with the more recent advent of various symphonic metal genres, the term 'epic metal' has begun to be mistakenly associated with keyboard-driven power metal, Viking/folk metal, gothic metal, and other forms of orchestral metal.