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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Alogia Heavenly Red Wine
Amaran Heavens Gate Revolution Renaissance
Amoral Helloween Rhapsody Of Fire
Ancient Creation Helstar Ride The Sky
Angel Dust Holy Grail Risk
Angra Holy Mother Rival
Antithesis Holyhell Ross The Boss
Armory Human Fortress Running Wild
Asperity Ice Vinland Sabaton
At Vance Icarus Witch Sacred Steel
Avantasia InnerWish Satan's Host
Axxis Iron Fire Savage Circus
Beautiful Sin Iron Savior Scanner
Blind Guardian Jacob's Dream Secrecy
Brainstorm Kapel Maister Secret Sphere
Burning Point Kiuas Seventh Avenue
Cain's Offering Legend Maker Sex Machineguns
Celesty Lord ShadowKeep
Cellador Lost Horizon Shaman
Chinchilla Loupgarou Shining Fury
Communic Luca Turilli's Rhapsody Silent Force
Crusader Machinae Supremacy Sinergy
Crystal Eyes Manowar Sonata Arctica
Crystal Viper Manticora Sons Of Liberty
Custard Meduza Spiral Tower
Cutty Sark Mercury Tide Spirit Web
Dark Moor Metalium Squealer
Defender Midnight Sun Steel Attack
Delian League Mob Rules StormHammer
Demons & Wizards Moonlight Agony Stormwarrior
Destroy Destroy Destroy Morgana Lefay Stormwind
Dionysus Morifade The Storyteller
Divercia Mystery Blue Stratovarius
Divinefire Mystic Force Stygma IV
Domine Mystic Prophecy Symfonia
DoomSword Nameless Crime Symphorce
DragonForce New Eden Syris
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

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