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

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