#1
Its undenyable
looky here..
jeff loomis-nevermore
john petrucci-dream theater
herman li-dragon force
schaufer-iced earth

thats all that comes to mind bt you get the idea
#2
Thats what happens when all you listen to is power metal.
You listen to rock, your ass is goin to HELL! You listen to country western music, read your bible, you saved, your soul is saved.
#3
Dream Theater isn't Power Metal... I don't think Nevermore is either.

LEVEDIT: Formed from the ashes of Sanctuary who were Power Metal. But they aren't anymore.
#4
First of all, Dream Theater is first and foremost, a Prog-metal band.
Second- Dragonforce shouldn't be considered a power metal band, they suck.
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#5
Quote by metalheadblues
Its undenyable
looky here..
jeff loomis-nevermore
john petrucci-dream theater
herman li-dragon force
schaufer-iced earth

thats all that comes to mind bt you get the idea


I just remembered that he sucks. Remove him, nao!
#6
because that style demands a lot of technical skill, and thus in order to make it in Power Metal you have to have very good technique (or have someone working for you that's really good with Pro Tools)

Also, having the best chops does not by any means make you the best guitarist, or even a good guitarist really. and the onyl band on your list that I would really consider power metal is Dragonforce, and they are a piss poor example of the genre.
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#7
Quote by Kid_Thorazine
because that style demands a lot of technical skill, and thus in order to make it in Power Metal you have to have very good technique (or have someone working for you that's really good with Pro Tools)

Also, having the best chops does not by any means make you the best guitarist, or even a good guitarist really. and the onyl band on your list that I would really consider power metal is Dragonforce, and they are a piss poor example of the genre.


Agreed. Where is Rhapsody of Fire? That band kicks ass.
#9
Quote by XianXiuHong


Dragonforce is not really power metal, it's like comparing metalcore to metal, just not the same.


Yes they are, they fit all of the musical characteristics of the genre, you can't exclude them from a genre of music just because you don't like them.
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#10
Power metal doesn't have any good guitarists, the only good ones I can think of are Yngwie and I think the guy from Stratovarious was fairly good.
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#11
since when are nevermore and dream theater power metal?

both of them are pretty far from any power metal i've ever heard.
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#12
Galneryus are a pretty good example of Power Metal (especially the cheesy vocals). Syu (their lead guitarist) is decent at his style, but doesn't stray from it at all.
#13
Why does jazz have some of the best guitarists?

The fact is, a lot of genres have very good guitarists. Stylistically though, the guitarists have to do different things. A good funk guitarist won't make a good power metal guitarist, and vice versa. (unless ofcourse they learn both styles)

Different styles demand different things, and often styles demand very little, but that doesn't mean the guitarist is not good. It just means they are doing what they are meant to do.
#14
Quote by XianXiuHong
Nevermore isn't power metal
Neither's Dream Theater

Dragonforce is not really power metal, it's like comparing metalcore to metal, just not the same.

i suppose if you want power/speed metal you should go listen to wintersun.

their guitarists are truly two of the best.
#15
let me make this one thing clear to you

power metal:
Powersword - True Heroes of Steel

NOT power metal:
Nevermore - Narcosynthesis

EDIT!-

power metal:
DragonForce - E.P.M.

NOT power metal:
Dream Theater - The Dark Eternal Night

in conclusion, dream theater and nevermore aren't power metal... or something like that
(it was mostly just an excuse to look up that powersword video again )
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#16
Quote by Balmazer
Power metal doesn't have any good guitarists, the only good ones I can think of are Yngwie and I think the guy from Stratovarious was fairly good.





^Dark Eternal Night sucks.

Galneryus kicks ass.
#17
DT are first, a prog metal band. Second they are Power Metal.

Like Opeth are Prog Death metal.

and Porcupine Tree are Prog Rock

But Power metal guitarists are necessarily the best, their guitar solos just seem to be a lot more pronounced..? i dont know, i know what i mean but yeah haha
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#20
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^Dark Eternal Night sucks.

Galneryus kicks ass.

just the first one that happened to be first on my bookmarks list. how ever i really like the song . to each their own i guess. i could have picked something better.

as an apology you can have this Dream Theater Budokan Instrumedly
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#21
Because they draw their skills from the mystical power of Aslan?
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#22
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Look up some jazz and you'll realise metal guitarists are nowhere near the best, it's a myth.
aye.

and not ONLY jazz, but i will agree jazz guitarists are the bomb.

Terry Kath (RiP) - NOT power metal
Peter White - NOT power metal
Al DiMeola - NOT power metal
Dominic Frasca - NOT power metal
Andy McKee - NOT power metal
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#24
Quote by arizonagt
just the first one that happened to be first on my bookmarks list. how ever i really like the song . to each their own i guess. i could have picked something better.

as an apology you can have this Dream Theater Budokan Instrumedly


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#26
being technically good does NOT make you a good guitarist. we could start that old ancient argument here, but nobody has a flameshield big enough
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#28
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Agreed. Where is Rhapsody of Fire? That band kicks ass.

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#29
Seriously this list is not very good.

Progressive / Symphonic / Power Metal have the best guitarist. (And Herman Li is not one of them)

List of awesome guitarists in eith Porgressive, Power or Symphonic Metal:
1. Michael Romeo (Symphony X) [Progressive Power Metal]
2. Emppu (Nightwish) [Symphonic Power Metal]
3. Mark Jansen (Epica) [Symphonic Metal]
4. John Pertucci (Dream Theater) [Progressive Metal]
5. Thomas Youngblood (Kamelot) [Progressive Power Metal]
6. Luca Turilli (Rhapsody of Fire) [Symphonic Power Metal / Epic Hollywood Metal]

Now that is a list of awesome guitarists. Also they all play with their soul and not only technichal skill

P.S. Rhapsody of Fire say they are Epic Hollywood Metal.
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#30
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