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Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by 1hellspawn, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. 1hellspawn

    1hellspawn New Metal Member

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    Hello there,

    It's been a while since I've decided to listen to metal again. More specifically Blind Guardian/Iced Earth/Demons & Wizard/Opeth.

    I'm not sure which I prefer the most, but Iced Earth at times is more interesting with its more "thrashy" feel and amazing riffs.

    Do you like Power Metal? Would you mind recommending some bands/songs for me?

    Thanks,
    Spawn
     
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    sentinel Sibley New Metal Member

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    I love Power metal. Helloween are one of the best. I would recommend Iron Fire. They are a really great/underrated band. Rhapsody of Fire,Stratovarius, Hammerfall, Stormwarrior. I really like 3 inches of blood also, but I wouldn't say they were straight up Power metal. They can get pretty heavy 
     
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  3. Baroque

    Baroque Active Member

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    Symphony X
    Jag Panzer

    That's about it for power metal here.
     
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    sentinel Sibley New Metal Member

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    Just checked out Symphony X on YouTube. I really like it. Nice recommendation
     
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  5. Baroque

    Baroque Active Member

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    First power metal band I ever heard, 16 years ago now. Haven't found better.
     
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    EspaDa Damage Case

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    The Divine Wings of Tragedy is indeed a piece of art. I loved that album since someone embedded their song "Out of the Ashes" in the extreme mixtape game.
     
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    You must listen to this bands:
    Lost Horizon
    Running Wild
    Gamma Ray
    Savage Circus
    Iron Savior
    Primal Fear
    At Vance
    Divinefire
    Dream Evil
    Freedom Call
    Grave Digger
    Heaven's Gate
    Kamelot
    Masterplan
    Metalium
    Nocturnal Rites
    Outworld
    Pagan's Mind
    Myrath
    Persuader
    Silent Force
    Stratovarius
    Theocracy
    Vision Divine
     
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    Master_Yoda77 Juggalo

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    Yep, I like Power Metal.
     
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    Vilden From the holy kingdom of Harmonia

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    Well only wimps doesn't. :)
     
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    AwaitingDawn New Metal Member

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    I do like Power Metal, it's what got me back into Metal! Altough recently I've moved away from Power Metal more towards Pagan Metal and Black Metal as well as some Melodic Death.

    Some bands I enjoy:
    Hammerfall


    Blind Guardian



    Sabaton


    Nocturnal Rites


    Dreamtale


    Iron Mask


     
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    Halloween did it best on Keepers II. Since then it seems to have become the formula or template bands have used since. The other bands that float my boat are Kamelot, Nocturnal Rites and I agree with an earlier post about Lost Horizon. The did two albums. Cool stuff. Power metal has just left me cold these days for some reason.
     
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    1hellspawn New Metal Member

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    Thanks for all of your replies.

    Symphony X is so good :eek:
    A lot of the bands you suggested here rings me bells from a distant past. So I guess I'm not as outdated as I thought I was :)
    I'll be sure to check out all of this music within no particular order. Well I remember hearing good things about Stratovaris so I'll start with those.

    Sincerely,
    Spawn
     
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    sentinel Sibley New Metal Member

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    Visions is definitely the best place to start with Stratovaris. Cracking album
     
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    AwaitingDawn New Metal Member

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    Thought of another good power metal band today. Rebellion!
     
  15. Pitiless Wanderer

    Pitiless Wanderer Active Member

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    I love power metal but it's rare to find many gems these days.
     
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    helstar's NOSFERATU blew my mind when i was first getting into power metal. i strongly urge you check it out, especially given you favour stuff with a 'thrashy' feel.
     
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    Pitiless Wanderer Active Member

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    I have it and it's good.

    The best new PM I've heard in the past few years is probably Blackwelder or Psycrence.
     
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    Draehl Lurker

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    Mostly not a fan though not super familiar. I don't care for the euro/epic varieties, more preferring stuff bordering on manowar/heavy metal variety. Stratovarius is okay for the more technical style.
     
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    dwellerINTHEdark Curator of the mausoleum

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    If y'all can point me in the direction of non falsetto-heavy power metal I'll be sure to delve deeper into the subgenre.
     
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    Baroque Active Member

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    Exmortus tbh

    Their most recent two are basically extreme power metal
     
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