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power metal, the guilty pleasure

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by genocide roach, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. genocide roach

    genocide roach DOOOOOOOOOOM

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    ya know, there are alot of DM/BM guys on here, but i think nearly all of them love the power metal. i know i do. for some reason its like a fuckin guilty pleasure. its cheesy and catchy, but it still requires talent! and unless youre gonna denounce bands like iron maiden and judas priest, who had a huge influence on the creation of power, you gotta own up to liking atleast a little bit of power metal!

    so whose with me on this? COME OUT OF THE POWER METAL CLOSET! YOU HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR! :headbang: :loco:
    ~gR~
     
  2. DiscipleOfPlato

    DiscipleOfPlato The Observer

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    I'm certainly a fan of Iced Earth and Blind Guardian among others, although I've never felt ashamed of that truth.
     
  3. Destroyer Of Orden

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    I'm a huge fan of power metal! It is the shizzznit... Dragonforce, Rhapsody, Blind Guardian, Power Quest... the lsit goes on and on!
     
  4. Sonicarnal Artist

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    I don't feel embarassed about anything that I listen to. I'm really not a huge fan of power metal, save for some Blind Guardian.
     
  5. Tool

    Tool The Crimson King

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    The cheesier the better is what I say. Power Metal pwnzes, Its one of the genres with the most CDs I own. I like Blind Guardian, Rhapsody, Angra, Nightwish, Iced Earth, Helloween, and Stratovarious, among others.
     
  6. Victim of Deception

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    I'm not a big fan, but I enjoy a couple bands. Blind Guardian, Helloween (Michael Kiske-era), Rhapsody and Gamma Ray are all relatively enjoyable. Particularly the first two.
     
  7. Wicked Child

    Wicked Child DYNO-MITE!

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    Helloween, Jag Panzer, Blind Guardian, Nightwish, Gamma Ray and Running Wild are among my favorite power metal bands. They're all good, with Helloween being one of my favorites of all time, and i'm not ashamed of it. And i find Iced Earth to be more Power/Thrash, especially their earlier stuff, but as of late, they have been going in a more power metal-ish direction, so i guess if they count, add them in too. And they're also one of my all-time favorites.
     
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    Children of Bodom, that's about all the power metal I like.
     
  9. Life Sucks

    Life Sucks and then you die

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    Children of Bodom, Grave Digger, Iced Earth, Primal Fear, Helloween, Blind Guardian
     
  10. stefan86

    stefan86 invariably off-topic

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    I think Blind Guardian are a great band
     
  11. Krigloch the Furious

    Krigloch the Furious Pants full of poo

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    Powermetal does rule!!! The new Heavenly hasnt left my cd player since I got it!!!
     
  12. King Fear

    King Fear Straight Outta Blashyrkh

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    Blind Guardian all the way! They brought me to metal at all, therefore they have a special place in my heart, and, for the most part, they don't have too happy choruses and singalongs... in fact, most of their songs are quite melancholic.
     
  13. Psychonaut

    Psychonaut God Of Emptiness

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    I like it if I'm in the right mood. Lost Horizon, Grave Digger, Running Wild, Primal Fear, and Kamelot are some of the one's I listen to.
     
  14. TB666

    TB666 Member

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    Hammerfall, Iron maiden ,Nightwish and Dream evil are some bands I listen to.
     
  15. swizzlenuts

    swizzlenuts Smoke Pipe

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    nevermore, but only hammerfall and blindguardian when im in a cheesy mood, sometimes its too cheesy for me
     
  16. Life Sucks

    Life Sucks and then you die

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    They sure as hell do have happy singalongs on their latest CD; I wish that they had more points when just one voice was singing. They are still a good band though, but I must say that their latest CD is my least favorite.
     
  17. V.V.V.V.V.

    V.V.V.V.V. Houses Ov Mercury

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    I like some, but I haven't found much more than these:

    Dragonforce
    Children Of Bodom
    Tad Morose
    Lost Horizon
    The Lord Weird Slough Feg
     
  18. King Fear

    King Fear Straight Outta Blashyrkh

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    My thoughts exactly; for me, Tokyo Tales and Imaginations From The Other Side are what Blind Guardian is all about. The almost 70 minutes of choir overkill (have you noticed what cool layered lead guitar stuff is going on in the background if you listen closely? A bloody shame it's buried beneath all this) that are A Night At The Opera can give you a bad headache. I have to say though that about a week ago, I played it again and found it much much better than I remembered it to be. And I've always loved "And Then There Was Silence" from that album - impressive.
     
  19. None_So_Vile

    None_So_Vile Malign Paradigm

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    Id probably really love power metal if it wasnt for the vocals, i just really cant get myself to like them. Because of the vocals and lyrics i find it really hard to take a lot of power metal bands seriously. The only power metally band i like are Children of Bodom
     
  20. Under a Stone

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    Iced Earth, Blind Guardian and some Hammerfall are some of the power metal bands i enjoy
     

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