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Re: great albums

I think I prefer Horror Show to Something Wicked' date=' but after Horror Show the only Iced Earth album I've got is Dystopia (which is growing on me) and from what I hear that's how it should stay[/quote'] I don't hate The Glorious Burden, but I was pretty underwhelmed by the album after it (name slips my mind) and havent bought anything from them since.

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Re: great albums

second list in thrash' date=' first in black metal and still on Iceni's in death metal, at hooded menace in doom, killer band[/quote'] Well you're certainly progressing through them, that was a lot of stuff to go through between everyone's recommendations. I haven't really acquired much new power/heavy metal recently, except for some more releases from bands already mentioned or well known, so I guess I don't really have much to add to that list, but if you're moving through the others I'll work on finishing them.

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Re: great albums That reminds me, you should actually check out every album of Mystic Prophecy's discography, there are usually at least four good songs per album. I even thought their first album wasn't bad. :shock: I'll also recommend Primal Fear's 'Devil's Ground' album. Really good traditional power metal. You might also want to check out 'New Religion' and a bit from '16.6: Before The Devil Knows You're Dead'.

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think I'm pretty much ok with power metal' date=' I'll check out the stuff from previous pages but otherwise I really don't need more of this stuff in my life[/quote'] Much of what I have here is old school power metal, heavy metal, speed metal, and NWOBHM, and there's always more room for that stuff.

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Did you even listen to the ones that I already had posted here Dave? If not' date=' there's surely at least a few things that you'll enjoy.[/quote'] Yes i did, i think was it chastain? I.liked that the rest were ok Oh no that was the fm vox bands yeah i.looked at some of them accept is awesome, so is blitzkrieg i already know quite alot of them. I will listeb to more soon ;-)

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I've lumped old school heavy metal in here, as most of the power metal that I posted was older stuff that isn't so dissimilar from standard heavy metal. There are only a few newer power metal bands that I've included, but they've mostly been of an older style.

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For Davey boy (and whilst I'm posting this Helloween's Victim Of Fate is on the radio how epic is that)

 

Blind Guardian - Nightfall in Middle Earth:

Nightfall In Middle Earth is regarded by many to be Blind Guardian's crowning achievement. As always J.R.R. Tolkien inspired lyrics are played out to the enth degree but this is power metal and nothing screams epic like tales of elves, dwarves, and hobbits. There are some almost folk metal passages here and Hansi Kursch's incredible vocals are on full display. For Tolkien fans and those with an ear for great heavy or power metal Nightfall In Middle Earth is not to be missed.

 

Gamma Ray - Heaven Can Wait EP:

Gamma Ray are EXTREMELY similar to Helloween as evidenced by this song so really you know what to expect here.

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Iced Earth - Burnt Offerings:

Iced Earth have a history of working with terrible vocalists (Tim 'Ripper' Owens aside) which is a shame because the music they craft, particularly on their second and third albums 'Night Of The Stormrider' and 'Burnt Offerings' is heavy asskicking power metal. If you can overlook the less then great vocals though Iced Earth are a rewarding listen through to Horror Show but from there don't bother.

 

Iron Savior - Megatropolis:

Iron Savior are among my favourite power metal bands, they're a hell of a lot of fun to listen to, they have some great riffs and some catchy choruses you can sing along to (if that's your thing) that's really all I have to say about them.

 

 

Persuader - Evolution Purgatory:

Persuader are kind of like a really pissed off Blind Guardian. This is heavy, aggressive, in your face power metal. 'Evolution Purgatory' is simply a must for fans of hard-hitting metal.

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Sanctuary - Refuge Denied:

Sanctuary, if you like insanely high vocals this is for you, Refuge Denied is full of them and full of absolutely KILLER tracks.

 

Serenity - Death & Legacy:

Serenity's Death & Legacy is some fine Symphonic Power Metal, nice melody, symphonic elements used the right way, the previous album is also worth a look but harder to come by.

 

 

Steel Attack - Diabolic Symphony

Steel Attack are, for the most part, just a generic power metal band doing absolutely nothing of note, the last band you would expect to craft something like this. For Diabolic Symphony Steel Attack basically went polar opposite to their usual sound. This is dark, heavy, atmospheric, almost menacing power metal. You still get the sing-a-long choruses and the odd softer song but pay attention 'cause this one's got claws and just loves to use 'em.

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