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Why does every power metal bands. Have this strange. Crush on dungeons and dragons. That dude. On jag pazier. Looks like knight. Or a power ranger in that getup it's. Always about. Dragons saving. Queens I like power metal just saying.

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I think the whole fantasy thing was solidified by Helloween, Blind Guardian and later Rhapsody and a bunch of other significantly more crap Euro bands like Sonata Arctica, Stratovarius, Dragonforce and Edguy. The generally optimistic feel of power metal combined with the cheesy 'majestic' melodies and the bombast of its classical influences in some cases (Symphony X) lends itself to that sort of subject matter. Of course, traditional and USPM fall into a different category, sometimes. Hibria are simultaneously silly and credible.

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The fantasy influence can be linked further back then that though. Most early power metal bands would probably cite Rainbow as a huge influence. The power of Dio's vocals coupled with typically fantasy-based lyrics (Stargazer for example) along with Blackmore's classically influenced guitar work are almost a prototype for the genre.

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Luca turillis rhapsody r currently working on their second album, they're ridiculously cheesy but i think they sound pretty awsome. And since luca turilli left rhapsody of fire their newer stuff like dark wings of steel has been nowhere near as good as their older stuff.

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