#1
Power Metal is easily my favorite genre, and lately I've really been liking a lot of Folk metal bands too. What I'm asking is for some new bands in either of these two genres. You can list bands as a whole, or maybe just specific songs and albums. Here's a list of the kind of bands I'm into, and how much of them I listen to:

Power Metal
Angra (small amount)
Avantasia (small amount)
Blind Guardian (medium amount)
Cain's Offering (large amount)
Dragonforce (large amount)
Dragonland (small amount)
Dream Evil (small amount)
Edguy (medium amount)
Freedom Call (small amount)
Gamma Ray (only 1 song, but like it a lot.)
Hammerfall (large amount)
Heavenly (only two songs, but both are great.)
Helloween (small amount)
Hibria (small amount)
Kamelot (medium amount)
Power Quest (small amount)
Rhapsody of Fire (large amount)
Sonata Arctica (HUGE amount, favorite band)
Stratovarius (medium amount)
Symphony X (small amount)
Twilightning (one song, but it's good)

Folk Metal
Eluveitie (small amount)
Ensiferum (large amount)
Finntroll (small amount)
Korpiklaani (small amount)

That's about all the noteworthy bands I listen to in these genres. I also take high interest in a few other bands that are not categorized in either of these genres:

Amon Amarth
Children of Bodom
Dethklok
Kalmah
Nightwish
Wintersun

So if anyone can help me find a good amount of bands like these, I would appreciate the help. I've been listening and exploring power metal for awhile, and as a result of that, I'm quickly running out of new good songs and bands to listen to. Mainly, the style I'm really into is powerful, melodic, and symphonic sounding music. Like I said, I would appreciate any help given.
#3
Try Skiltron, they are a Power/Folk metal band.

Folk Metal (using it as more an umbrella term)
Windrider
Tuatha De Dannan
Thronar
Skyforger
Primordial
Odroerir
Moonsorrow
Menhir
Heidevolk
Falkenbach
Cruachan

If you like I could give specific album recommendations?
#4
Well exact albums is a bit more generic than songs. Maybe recommend some of your favorite songs by these bands? It would be easier for me to check them out...
#5
Skiltron - Skiltron, Gathering the Clans
Windrider - Let Death Be Our Pride, To New Lands (Part two)
Tuatha De Dannan - Behold The Horned King, Land of Youth (tir Nan Og)
Thronar - Shield to Shield, To Kill and be King
Skyforger - Kauja Pie Saules. 1226, Kurshi
Primordial - The Coffin Ships, Gallows Hymn
Odroerir - Iring, Wanenkrieg
Moonsorrow - Sankaritarina, Jäästä Syntynyt / Varjojen Virta
Menhir - Das Hildebrandslied - Teil I, Das Hildebrandslied - Teil II
Heidevolk - Wodan Heerst, Hengist En Horsa
Falkenbach - Havamal, ...When Gjallarhorn Will Sound
Cruachan - Ride On, The Brown Bull of Cooley

I decided to give you two tracks by each.
And if you like windrider, the EP and Album are available for free download.
http://www.myspace.com/windridermetal
If you scroll down to where it says discography.
#6
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im more of a social godzilla than chameleon

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Alright, I'll give them a try, Japanese Black Speed rarely disappoints.

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Hmm judging from your pic you'd fit in more with a fat busted tribute.
#9
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there is some utter crap in the folk metal recommendation post. Im sure there was talk of a revamp. But I dont know what came of it.


Oh absolutely, in all honesty the first page has never been much good unless you felt like trawling through the longer DM/BM rec lists. I just meant that this shoulda been posted there
Quote by justinb904
im more of a social godzilla than chameleon

Quote by MetalMessiah665
Alright, I'll give them a try, Japanese Black Speed rarely disappoints.

Quote by azzemojo
Hmm judging from your pic you'd fit in more with a fat busted tribute.