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 Rawhead Rexx
Alkemyst HammerFall Rebellion
Alogia Heavenly Red Wine
Amaran Heavens Gate Revolution Renaissance
Amoral Helloween Rhapsody Of Fire
Ancient Creation Helstar Ride The Sky
Angel Dust Hollow Haze Risk
Angra Holy Grail Rival
Antithesis Holy Mother Ross The Boss
Armory Holyhell Running Wild
Asperity Human Fortress Sabaton
At Vance Ice Vinland Sacred Steel
Avantasia Icarus Witch Satan's Host
Axxis InnerWish Savage Circus
Beautiful Sin Iron Fire Scanner
Blind Guardian Iron Savior Secrecy
Brainstorm Jacob's Dream Secret Sphere
Burning Point Kapel Maister Seventh Avenue
Cain's Offering Kiuas Sex Machineguns
Celesty Legend Maker ShadowKeep
Cellador Lord Shaman
Chinchilla Lost Horizon Shining Fury
Civil War Loupgarou Silent Force
Communic Luca Turilli's Rhapsody Sinergy
Crimson Shadows Machinae Supremacy 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 Olympos Mons Twilightning
Dyecrest Onward U.D.O.
Edguy Oracle Vhaldemar
Enola Gay Orden Ogan Viperine
Epiclore Order Of Nine Virgin Steele
Evergrey Paragon Vision Divine
Fairyland Pegazus Vyndykator
Falconer Axel Rudi Pell Warcry
Firewind Persuader White Skull
Force Of Evil Power Quest Winterlong
Forgotten Realm Power Symphony Wisdom
Forgotten Tales Powerwolf Wizard
Freedom Call PowerWorld X-Wild
Galneryus Primal Fear X-World/5
Gamma Ray Pyramaze Zero Option
Godiva Rage Zonata
Gothic Knights Raintime  

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