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

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