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Re: best dual guitarist and keyboardist in power metal? Thomas Buchberger and Mario Hirzinger from Serenity are great. Guiseppi Bondi and Giovanni Santini of Thy Majestie are also very good Jyri Vahvanen and Maria Honkanen from Battlelore also do excellent melody work. But probably my favorite is Markus Sigfridsson and Magnus Holmberg of my favorite band: Swedish prog-power band Harmony.

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Re: best dual guitarist and keyboardist in power metal?

Dragonforce!!....oh wait' date=' what about sonata arctica? do alestorm count as power metal?[/quote'] Alestorm is sufficiently cheesy to count as power metal. Granted, it's a moldy cream cheese, but cheese nonetheless. Anyhow, so that I can actually contribute...Divinefire. Jani Stefanovic does all instruments except clean vocals and (I think) bass. So he compliments his own awesomeness very well. :mrgreen: Interestingly, his wife also plays piano and sings.

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Re: best dual guitarist and keyboardist in power metal? You lost me at keyboardist. I've yet to hear two guitarists and a keyboardist that didn't sound cookie cutter or cheesy. If it were just two guitarists I'd be here all day. :D

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You lost me at keyboardist. I've yet to hear two guitarists and a keyboardist that didn't sound cookie cutter or cheesy. If it were just two guitarists I'd be here all day. :D
Try Manticora. They might be sufficiently dark for you to listen to.

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Re: best dual guitarist and keyboardist in power metal?

symphony x are pretty fuckin' good :) and if you include some of between the buried and me's keyboard/guitar intro's like Selkies - The Endless Obsession then that's pretty awesome too :)
Well, I wouldn't count Between the Buried and Me as power metal by any stretch of the imagination. Now it is true that there would be a lot more prog combinations of keyboard/guitar, but I guess the thread wants us to stick to power metal. In that case, ditto on Symphony X, even if they are heavily prog now.

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Re: best dual guitarist and keyboardist in power metal? As a power Metal traditionalist and a fan of it's creator Helloween, it should only have the following components: vocals, 2 x lead guitars, Bass and Drums! Keyboards aside, Kai Hansen & Michael Weikath were the best dual guitarist combo in Power Metal period :!:

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As a power Metal traditionalist and a fan of it's creator Helloween, it should only have the following components: vocals, 2 x lead guitars, Bass and Drums! Keyboards aside, Kai Hansen & Michael Weikath were the best dual guitarist combo in Power Metal period :!:
Ummm...Helloween has keyboards too. :|

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Ummm...Helloween has keyboards too. :|
Iceni, I know that Gamma Ray uses a keyboard player that does not feature in the main band listing and is described on their "Hell Yeah" DVD as "The Finnish Keyboard Player who didn't want to wear his Donald duck costume". However, please to be naming the Keyboard player for Helloween ? and when did they appear in the band?
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