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.

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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 Loupgarou Shining Fury
Chinchilla Luca Turilli's Rhapsody Silent Force
Communic Machinae Supremacy Sinergy
Crusader Manowar Sonata Arctica
Crystal Eyes Manticora Sons Of Liberty
Crystal Viper Masters Of Metal Spiral Tower
Custard Meduza Spirit Web
Cutty Sark Mercury Tide Squealer
Dark Moor Metalium Steel Attack
Defender Midnight Sun StormHammer
Delian League Mob Rules Stormwarrior
Demons & Wizards Moonlight Agony Stormwind
Destroy Destroy Destroy Morgana Lefay The Storyteller
Dionysus Morifade Stratovarius
Divercia Mystery Blue Stygma IV
Divinefire Mystic Force Symfonia
Domine Mystic Prophecy Symphorce
DoomSword Nameless Crime Syris
DragonForce New Eden Tanagra
Dragonland Nightmare Thunderstone
Dragony Nightwish Thy Majestie
Dream Evil Nocturnal Rites Tierra Santa
Dreamaker Nostradameus Tragedy Divine
Dungeon Olympos Mons Twelfth Gate
Dyecrest Onward Twilightning
Edguy Oracle U.D.O.
Enola Gay Orden Ogan Vhaldemar
Epiclore Order Of Nine Viperine
Evergrey Paragon Virgin Steele
Fairyland Pegazus Vision Divine
Falconer Axel Rudi Pell Vyndykator
Firewind Persuader Warcry
Force Of Evil Power Quest White Skull
Forgotten Realm Power Symphony Winterlong
Forgotten Tales Powerwolf Wisdom
Freedom Call PowerWorld Wizard
Galneryus Primal Fear X-Wild
Gamma Ray Pyramaze X-World/5
Godiva Rage Zero Option
Gothic Knights Raintime Zonata
Grave Digger Rawhead Rexx  

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