The Wicked Symphony is the fourth full-length album by Tobias Sammet's rock opera project Avantasia, released on 3 April 2010.
German headbanger Tobias Sammet has been doing his part to keep '70s/'80s-style power metal alive - not only as the frontman for Edguy, but also with Avantasia, the side project he started in 1999. The Wicked Symphony came 11 years after Sammet founded Avantasia, but there are no attempts to sound modern by 21st century standards. Oblivious to punk-influenced styles like alternative metal, death metal, black metal, metalcore, and rap-metal, this 2010 release underscores Avantasia's firm commitment to power metal as it sounded 25 years earlier. The Wicked Symphony is metal neo-classicism in action!