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Your top5 POWER metal albums

Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by AutumnGust, May 1, 2006.

  1. AutumnGust

    AutumnGust Member

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    List your 5 favorite power metal albums.
    I'll be really rude and start:

    Gamma Ray - Powerplant
    Primal Fear - Seven Seals
    Helloween - The Dark Ride
    Rage - Soundchaser
    Blind Guardian - Nightfall In Middle Earth

    ...would recommend these to anyone with even the slightest interest in power. Not your usual strato or sonata-metal, a bit heavier perhaps.

    The Primal Fear shocked me when it came out last year, having been what you could say a Judas Priest clone their whole career, they did some experimenting and suddenly got mature as hell. This album just came out of nowhere and landed in my top5 of power metal. I sure got my eyes on these guys now.
     
  2. Phanto

    Phanto Alalalalalalalala.

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    Blind Guardian - Nightfall In Middle Earth
    Gamma Ray - Majesty
    Savage Circus - Dreamland Manor
    Thy Majestie - Jeanne D'Arc
    Wuthering Heights - Far From The Madding Crowd
     
  3. Yngvai X

    Yngvai X Dark Emperor

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    Rage - Speak of the Dead (it just came out, but goddamn its amazing)
    Gamma Ray - Somewhere Out in Space
    Blind Guardian - Nightfall in Middle-Earth
    Helloween - Walls of Jericho
    Iced Earth - Horror Show

    Nevermore isn't powermetal are they? If they are, swap out IE for This Godless Endeavor. I limited this to only 1 band per choice otherwise it would have been my top 5 favorite Rage albums :D
     
  4. Kenneth R.

    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    i'm not into power metal too much but these really stuck out as excellent:

    Sonata Arctica - Reckoning Night
    Kamelot - The Black Halo
    Blind Guardian - A Night At The Opera
    Pyramaze - Legend of the Bone Carver
    Theocracy - Theocracy
     
  5. Ayreon Guardian X

    Ayreon Guardian X Ultimate Metal Lurker

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    My opinion...

    Rhapsody - Power of the Dragonflame
    Sonata Arctica - Silence
    Kamelot - Epica
    Metalium - Chapter 1: Millennium Metal
    Blind Guardian - A Night at the Opera/Nightfall in Middle Earth (can't decide on this one)
     
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    Burnout Faith Puppeteer

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    In no particular order:

    Manticora - 8 Deadly Sins
    Blind Guardian - Nightfall in Middle-Earth
    Persuader - Evolution Purgatory
    Kamelot - The Black Halo
    Iced Earth - Horror Show
     
  7. Anonymous

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    Just choose 5 random Blind Guardian releases in your head and those are my favorites :D
     
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    Rhapsody - Symphony of Enchanted Lands
    Helloween - Keeper pt. 1
    Blind Guardian - Nightfall in Middle Earth
    Dragonforce- Sonic Firestorm (I hear Inhuman Rampage is better, but I still don't have it)
    Rhapsody - Power of the Dragonflame
     
  9. Aqualung

    Aqualung You can't bring me down!

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    Rage - Soundchaser (the new one is inching its way up there though!)
    Blind Guardian - Imaginations from the Other Side
    Angra - Temple of Shadows
    Gamma Ray - Insanity and Genius
    Manowar - Sign of the Hammer
     
  10. Horus

    Horus and his imaginary friend

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    It's so hard to choose just 5, but in order....

    1. KAMELOT - THE FOURTH LEGACY
    2. Stratovarius - Visions
    3. Iced Earth - Burnt Offerings
    4. Blind Guardian - Follow The Blind
    5. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
     
  11. Taliwakker

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    Helloween-Keeper pt 1
    Helloween-Keeper pt 2
    Masterplan-s/t
    Kamelot-Karma
    Sonata Arctica-Winterhearts Guild
     
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    -Rivfader- Klingons on Uranus

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    Iced Earth - Alive in Athens (I know its cheating :lol: )
    Blind Guardian - Nightfall in Middle Earth
    Kamelot - the Black Halo
    Iron Maiden - Brave New World
    Demons and Wizards - Touched by the Crimson King
     
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    So I see there are other who agree Maiden are power metal or proto-power metal.

    My list:

    Kamelot - The Black Halo
    Stratovarius - Visions
    DragonForce - Valley of the Damned
    Johansson - The Last Viking
    Iced Earth - Night of the Stormrider
     
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    Kamelot - The Fourth Legacy
    Rhapsody - Symphony Of The Enchanted Lands
    Nocturnal Rites , The Sacred Talisman
    Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys Pt-1
    Another Kamelot album (All are great, different tastes)
     
  15. Phanto

    Phanto Alalalalalalalala.

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    ah, of course there are the Keeper CDs, but I thought they didn't even have to be mentioned ^^
     
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    Helloween - Keepers II
    Gamma Ray - No World Order
    Blind Guardian - Nightfall In Middle Earth
    Angra - Angels Cry
    Nocturnal Rites - New World Messiah
     
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    Nightwish - Oceanborn
    Sonata Arctica - Ecliptica
    Angra - Rebirth
    Kamelot - Karma
    Nightwish - Once
     
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    If Iron Maiden is power metal, then

    1 - Brave New World
    2 - Nightfall in Middle Earth
    3 - Powerslave
    4 - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
    5 - Tyranny of Souls
     
  19. J-Dubya 777

    J-Dubya 777 It NEVER ends

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    In no order:

    1) Gamma Ray - Land of The Free
    2) Blind Guardian - Imaginations From The Other Side
    3) Rage - Sound Chaser
    4) Primal Fear - S/T debut
    5) Iced Earth - Alive In Athens (3 disc set!!)

    J-Dubya
     
  20. Alexander*_Reborn

    Alexander*_Reborn Alexander*_Reborn

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    Lost Horizon - A Flame to the ground Beneath
    Heavenly - Dust to Dust
    Iron Maiden - Seventh Son
    Dragonforce - Sonic Firestorm (prefer over Inhuman Rampage)
    Blind Guardian - Somewhere far Beyond
     

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