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Yeah they kind of sound like Dragonforce which really isn't my thing. As far as Japanese power metal goes, every once in a great while, just for fun, I'll put on Thunder in the East by Loudness.
funnily enough I was going to say the exact same thing, I love Loudness, Rock n Roll Crazy Nights!!!

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funnily enough I was going to say the exact same thing' date=' I love Loudness, Rock n Roll Crazy Nights!!![/quote'] Ha! I remember the first time I saw the video for that song, I laughed my ass off b/c of the cheese factor but totally loved it. Yeah they're great!!

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Galneryus are pretty generic melodic power metal. There was a time when I might have liked them but they don't interest me at all right now - other than the fact that they wrote the second ending theme for Hunter x Hunter.

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There's certainly more to Japanese power metal than Galneryus, which I don't actually mind all that much, mind you. If you need some great recommendations, especially for those of you who dig Anthem, Loudness, and X Japan, then I could provide a few links below.

One of my all-time favorites is Precious, a short-lived band that combined Yngwie J. Malmsteen influences with Rainbow and Judas Priest. They were on the Mandrake Root Records label. To Glory We Steer is seriously one of the best power metal albums I've ever heard, hence why I've chosen it as my avatar. "Die for Glory" is one of those truly epic, majestic tunes that I can listen to a dozen times and not get sick of. Very melodic, atmospheric stuff. Of course, you also get the fast-paced "Burning Vengeance", which kicks off this whole album in good motion. "Back to the Memory" and "Shining Through the Night" are also great tunes that demonstrate how talented Akira Kajiyama is, despite admitting that he's not a shredder, due to the band's label at the time asking him to shred. Regardless, Precious' discography is worth seeking out.

 

Another really good power metal band from Japan is Concerto Moon. Personally, the first three albums are their best, because that's when they still had their original vocalist, whose voice is just so unique to me. I'd highly recommend Fragments of the Moon and Rain Forest.

 

 

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