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Re: great albums I've always loved HammerFall's Renegade album. Fall From Grace by Borealis is good too. Thy Majestie's Jeanne D'Arc is awesome as well. My favorite power metal album is really a prog/power album. Chapter II: The Aftermath by Harmony is absolutely fantastic - the mood, power and technicality are all there. :mrgreen: Not a very well-known band, but they definitely deserve more recognition.

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Re: great albums If I can get to a computer, I'll compile a list with some YouTube links for you. I'm no power metal expert, as I just like the older, heavier stuff, but I think you should always check out the origins to have a frame of reference for where the sounds went.

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Re: great albums good idea, I like to do that with bands, for example I have all the Megadeth albums and their sound has changed a lot since Killing Is My Business, Slayer have changed a lot since Show No Mercy, still trying to track down the first two Maiden albums but their sound with Bruce changed a lot between albums

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Re: great albums Several other good ones: When Worlds Collide by Sinbreed Death and Legacy by Serenity Garden Of Chaos by Rob Rock Waterlines by Excalion Hero by Divinefire Into A New Dimension by Divinefire Eye Of The Storm by Divinefire Legends From Now And Nevermore by Galloglass Jeanne d'Arc by Thy Majestie Coat Of Arms by Sabaton The Art Of War by Sabaton

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after hearing Hamony - Chapter II: Aftermath Iceni I agree if they aren't getting cred they should be' date=' their singer has a great voice, their guitar playing is awesome and their lyrics are pretty good too[/quote'] And that's why they're my favorite band! Couldn't have asked for a nicer recommendation, thanks! :mrgreen: In the meantime, Futures End has an album Memoirs Of A Broken Man. This is essential for anyone who likes powerful, groovy and technical guitars. Absolutely GREAT stuff, just listened to it today. It has a traditional power metal touch to it, but it's extremely good.

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Re: great albums I knew this was a good idea, thanks for all the recommendations people, keep 'em coming please oh and I'll keep posting as I tick them off speaking of which, now have that Sinbreed album you recommended Iceni, it's pretty good, but not quite as good as some of your other suggestions

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Re: great albums Sanctuary-Refuge Denied Warlord-..And the canons of destruction have begun Omen (US)-Battle Cry Savatage-Hall of the Mountain King Mago De Oz-Finisterra Iced Earth-Burnt offerings Lordian Guard-Lordian guard Manticora-Hyperion Iron Savior-Megatropolis Grave Digger-The Grave Digger Blind Guardian-Imaginations from the other side Persuader-Evolution Purgatory. Nocturnal Rites-Tales of mystery and imagination And that's pretty much it

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Re: great albums in the meantime I've got plenty to keep me busy I've added the Excalion, Rob Rock and Serenity albums to my collection, more solid suggestions thanks Iceni, and returntocarthage I already have Burnt Offerings and it is a great album but by no means the only good Iced Earth album

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Re: great albums Then you're probably off to a good start. Into A New Dimension is probably their harshest album. I love 'Facing The Liar'. Farewell is probably their weakest album though, so do some research before deciding whether to get that one. 'Eye Of The Storm' is an improvement: it has got some really strong moments. Still though, I'm most pleased with Hero. ...dang, now I really want to listen to 'Facing The Liar'.

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