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I wish there was a thread for speed metal, which was what most power metal was before the classification.  If Helloween is power metal, I would say them.  If King Diamond is power metal I would say they are second.  If Sanctuary is power metal, I would say they are third.

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Re: I love listening to Helloween, Gamma Ray, and Stratovarius. Right now I'm trying to listen to some DragonForce, Sonata Artica, and HammerFall. (DragonForce is a pretty epic band, especially their guitar style).

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Re: The best Power Metal bands  i have big 4 Germany power metal which probably my best power metal bands. Helloween,Primal fear,Gamma Ray, Avantasia. but i am listen lot of new power metal band which probably can be listed as my best power metal band. bands like Aldaria,Eternity's end,Derdian,EagleHeart,Numenor,Judicator

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I’m pumping the latest Twilight Force album, ‘Dawn of the Dragonstar’ since buying it a couple of days ago. 

This is quickly becoming one of my all time favourite power metal albums. Anthemic, fantastical, and just so beautifully done with genuinely moving songs. 

I’d never heard these guys before the purchase, but I’m glad I bought this. 

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20 hours ago, True Belief said:

Stormwarrior are very good too.

What is it with power metal bands and their compound word names?

Stormwarrior, Dragonforce, Eagleheart, Hammerfall, Battlebeast, Powerwolf, Powerquest... 

Put any two fantasy words together (power, dragon, sword, quest) and bang, you’ve got your band name 

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That's metal naming conventions for you. Almost as common as random unconnected words in Black Metal album titles like Enthrone Darkness Triumphant or Scarlet Evil Witching Black...

 

Anyway we basically have the same thread stuck to the top of this section. For Power Metal reccomendations go there.

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On 1/21/2020 at 6:14 PM, RelentlessOblivion said:

That's metal naming conventions for you. Almost as common as random unconnected words in Black Metal album titles like Enthrone Darkness Triumphant or Scarlet Evil Witching Black.

'Enthrone Darkness Triumphant' is a grammatical sentence with a pretty clear meaning behind it. Darkness is to be enthroned in triumph over its petty opposition. 

I was more demonstrating a linguistic quirk whereby compound words were predominating in power metal band names. 

But yeah, I get your meaning. 

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11 minutes ago, Requiem said:

'Enthrone Darkness Triumphant' is a grammatical sentence with a pretty clear meaning behind it. Darkness is to be enthroned in triumph over its petty opposition. 

I was more demonstrating a linguistic quirk whereby compound words were predominating in power metal band names. 

But yeah, I get your meaning. 

I had that on in the car yesterday :) Entrance is one of my fave songs ever.

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