Power Metal

Once upon a time the term "power metal" was interchangeable with plain old heavy metal, with perhaps an emphasis on heavier riffing. In recent times, though, the term is most often used to describe the decidedly European style of metal, a style dominated by double-bass drumming, anthemic choruses, and speedy riffing. One originator of this style would have to be Helloween, whose early works such as Walls Of Jericho and Keeper Of The Seven Keys proved to be blueprints for the style. Another band worth mentioning is HammerFall, as they are often regarded as the band most responsible for the revival of the genre in 1997 when they debuted with Glory To The Brave.

Alestorm HammerFall Rebellion
Alkemyst Heavenly Red Wine
Alogia Heavens Gate Revolution Renaissance
Amaran Helloween Rhapsody Of Fire
Amoral Helstar Ride The Sky
Ancient Creation Holy Grail Risk
Angel Dust Holy Mother Rival
Angra Holyhell Ross The Boss
Antithesis Human Fortress Running Wild
Armory Ice Vinland Sabaton
Asperity Icarus Witch Sacred Steel
At Vance InnerWish Satan's Host
Avantasia Iron Fire Savage Circus
Axxis Iron Savior Scanner
Beautiful Sin Jacob's Dream Secrecy
Blind Guardian Kapel Maister Secret Sphere
Brainstorm Kiuas Seventh Avenue
Burning Point Legend Maker Sex Machineguns
Cain's Offering Lord ShadowKeep
Celesty Lost Horizon Shaman
Cellador Luca Turilli's Rhapsody Shining Fury
Chinchilla Machinae Supremacy Silent Force
Communic Manowar Sinergy
Crusader Manticora Sonata Arctica
Crystal Eyes Meduza Sons Of Liberty
Crystal Viper Mercury Tide Spiral Tower
Custard Metalium Spirit Web
Cutty Sark Midnight Sun Squealer
Dark Moor Mob Rules Steel Attack
Defender Moonlight Agony StormHammer
Delian League Morgana Lefay Stormwarrior
Demons & Wizards Morifade Stormwind
Destroy Destroy Destroy Mystery Blue The Storyteller
Dionysus Mystic Force Stratovarius
Divercia Mystic Prophecy Stygma IV
Divinefire Nameless Crime Symfonia
Domine New Eden Symphorce
DoomSword Nightmare Syris
DragonForce Nightwish Thunderstone
Dragonland Nocturnal Rites Thy Majestie
Dream Evil Nostradameus Tierra Santa
Dreamaker Olympos Mons Tragedy Divine
Dungeon Onward Twelfth Gate
Dyecrest Oracle Twilightning
Edguy Orden Ogan U.D.O.
Enola Gay Order Of Nine Vhaldemar
Evergrey Paragon Viperine
Fairyland Pegazus Virgin Steele
Falconer Axel Rudi Pell Vision Divine
Firewind Persuader Vyndykator
Force Of Evil Power Quest Warcry
Forgotten Realm Power Symphony White Skull
Forgotten Tales Powerwolf Winterlong
Freedom Call PowerWorld Wisdom
Galneryus Primal Fear Wizard
Gamma Ray Pyramaze X-Wild
Godiva Rage X-World/5
Gothic Knights Raintime Zero Option
Grave Digger Rawhead Rexx Zonata

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