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Metal Forum Top 10 Power Metal Bands

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Who are the top ten. I thing DragonForce and Nightwish simply have to be in there, no doubt. Serenia are pretty awesome too!

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Re: Metal Forum Top 10 Power Metal Bands Serenia aren't power metal, they're gothic. Dragonforce suck. They're a joke. Nightwish is good but nowhere near number one in anything.

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Re: Metal Forum Top 10 Power Metal Bands actually had a look at a couple of Virgin Steele songs on youtube and they're pretty good, they could make the cut I'll have to check out other material

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Re: Metal Forum Top 10 Power Metal Bands Serenia are Gothic? Epica are Power? I give up - I think I'll go and have a lie down before my head literally explodes!

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Re: Metal Forum Top 10 Power Metal Bands Oh, and DragonForce do not suck (though I conceed that their live performances may be terrible)!

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Re: Metal Forum Top 10 Power Metal Bands yep NTNR will cause those feeling frequently, and ok dragonforce don't totally suck, their first two albums are ok

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Re: Metal Forum Top 10 Power Metal Bands Well, mine are, in no specific order: Harmony (technically prog-power, but they're my favorite band anyway). HammerFall (excluding Blood Bound, Threshold, No Sacrifice, No Victory and Infected). Serenity Thy Majestie Mystic Prophecy Firewind Primal Fear Divinefire Iron Savior Rob Rock OR Borealis Of course, I'd also want Sabaton, Excalion, Galloglass, Nocturnal Rites, Sinbreed, Almah and Darksun on there somewhere, but I can't fit them in.

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Re: Metal Forum Top 10 Power Metal Bands

Serenia are Gothic? Epica are Power? I give up - I think I'll go and have a lie down before my head literally explodes!
I do have the power to blow minds. It's obvious my gift of enlightenment was more than you could bare. Take some time off until your up to speed. My gifts are damaging to most. Top 10 Power Metal Bands: Nevermore Blind Guardian Angra Manowar Helloween Gamma Ray Hammerfall Metalium Steel Attack Hibria (these are all in random order)

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Re: Metal Forum Top 10 Power Metal Bands Mine will (as usual) lean mostly towards the old school of power metal: Jag Panzer Savatage Helstar Riot Blind Guardian Grave Digger Running Wild King Diamond Manowar Iced Earth

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Re: Metal Forum Top 10 Power Metal Bands

Mine will (as usual) lean mostly towards the old school of power metal: Jag Panzer Savatage Helstar Riot Blind Guardian Grave Digger Running Wild King Diamond Manowar Iced Earth
I almost put Grave Digger down but I just don't like them as much as I used too. Jag Panzer is good but I could never get into them. Helstar is a band I need to hear more of. What little you've played for me was great. I think Rob would agree with your Iced Earth and Running Wild.

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Re: Metal Forum Top 10 Power Metal Bands Jag Panzer's first album is the reason why they're there. Some of their later stuff is alright, like Mechanized Warfare, but Ample Destruction is just old school power metal goodness. Grave Digger is great, I really need more of their albums. Helstar is one of my favorite bands on that list, incredible power/speed metal with excellent vocals and musicianship.

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Re: Metal Forum Top 10 Power Metal Bands not too sure I'd put Iced Earth in there, I like them but I think there are better power bands out there

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Re: Metal Forum Top 10 Power Metal Bands I would mention Epica, but the more I think about it, the more I'm convinced that they are Goth. All that heavy tremalo of Bass and the genral tone is not power to me.

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Re: Metal Forum Top 10 Power Metal Bands Iced Earth could've made this list but they suck. They've been putting out the same album for years and seem to have massive hardons for shitty singers (excluding Ripper of course).

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Re: Metal Forum Top 10 Power Metal Bands

Top 10 Power Metal Bands: Nevermore Blind Guardian Angra Manowar Helloween Gamma Ray Hammerfall Metalium Steel Attack Hibria (these are all in random order)
Why did you include Helloween and Gammaray as two separate bands? :D

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Re: Metal Forum Top 10 Power Metal Bands Ample Destruction was good by Jap Ganzer, but Titan force and Satan's Host are better overall. Manowar have two good albums and the rest could be shipped to an island somewhere and forgotten about, they turned to shit after Hail to England and Battle Hymns and Louder than Hell are two of the worst albums I have ever heard.

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Re: Metal Forum Top 10 Power Metal Bands Hail to England sucks. That album is so overrated it's disgusting. Their best albums are: Louder than Hell Kings of Metal Battle Hymns Gods of War

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Re: Metal Forum Top 10 Power Metal Bands

Why did you include Helloween and Gammaray as two separate bands? :D
Because they're completely separate bands. :shock:

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Re: Metal Forum Top 10 Power Metal Bands

Iced Earth could've made this list but they suck. They've been putting out the same album for years and seem to have massive hardons for shitty singers (excluding Ripper of course).
They made my list for their first 3 albums, Night of the Stormrider being one of my favorite power metal albums. I still like some of their stuff after those 3, but they would not have made the list based on their later offerings.

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Re: Metal Forum Top 10 Power Metal Bands

Ample Destruction was good by Jap Ganzer' date=' but Titan force and Satan's Host are better overall. Manowar have two good albums and the rest could be shipped to an island somewhere and forgotten about, they turned to shit after Hail to England and Battle Hymns and Louder than Hell are two of the worst albums I have ever heard.[/quote'] I prefer Ample Destruction to Conklin's other works, but they're also good. Battle Hymns is great, but Into Glory Ride is my favorite of Manowar's albums, and is the real reason why they're on this list.

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Re: Metal Forum Top 10 Power Metal Bands

They made my list for their first 3 albums, Night of the Stormrider being one of my favorite power metal albums. I still like some of their stuff after those 3, but they would not have made the list based on their later offerings.
It is a great album, there are no two ways about it. I'd say their first four albums were great, but the singer on the first was a fucking joke. I don't know who thought that guy could sing but he's hilariously awful. I really like the music of it but can't listen to it because the vocals are just fucktarded.

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Hail to England sucks. That album is so overrated it's disgusting. Their best albums are: Louder than Hell Kings of Metal Battle Hymns Gods of War
Too each their own, but Louder than Hell seriously is the worst metal album I have ever heard. How the hell can any man seriously devise: "If you like metal, your my friend" and demand has band at least have one sliver of legitimacy. Not to mention the riffs on that album are about as flaccid as Eric Adam's breast implants.

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Too each their own, but Louder than Hell seriously is the worst metal album I have ever heard. How the hell can any man seriously devise: "If you like metal, your my friend" and demand has band at least have one sliver of legitimacy. Not to mention the riffs on that album are about as flaccid as Eric Adam's breast implants.
Because that's how Manowar writes. I have no problem with their lyrics. I know what I'm getting when I get a Manowar album I've only questioned their legitimacy once when they released a song that said "Blow your speakers with Rock n Roll". When I hear a Manowar song I expect to hear it filled with all manner of Heavy Metal praises, I don't care how they say it. All I hear is conviction. LtH showed them coming into the 90's with an aggression that had been severely lacking. Lower tuned guitars, a new guitarist and a sense of renewed passion. Of everything they've ever put out it's the best by leaps and bounds.

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