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.

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

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