Power Metal is the one metal subgenre I've never really delved into. As a Power Metal newb what are some band/album/song recommendations?
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Or alternatively you could look at the first page of the rec thread.
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I really was into this kind of music for a while. Some of my favorite albums are

Band Album
Kamelot The Black Halo
Avantasia The Scarecrow
Blind Guardian Nightfall in Middle Earth
Powerwolf Bible of the Beast
Rhapsody of Fire Tales from the Emerald Sword Saga
Serenity Fallen Sanctuary
Sonata Arctica Silence
Stratovarius Visions
Angra- temple of hate. Listen to it will become one of you favorite bands ever. Badass vocals, dual lead guitar, and bass that shreds with the guitars, and amazing drummer.
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It does kind of matter what kind of power metal you want, whether you want the more rough speed-metal based power metal, or the modern Euro power metal. Since a lot of these guys are giving you the latter, I'll recommend some bands in the former category.

Grave Digger- Excalibur
Blind Guardian- Imaginations From the Other Side
Wizard- Trail of Death
Rage- Trapped!
Running Wild- Black Hand Inn
Helloween- Walls of Jericho
Stormwarrior- Northern Rage
Iron Savior- The Landing
Paragon- Force of Destruction
Primal Fear- Black Sun

Then some USPM for your face:
Jag Panzer- Ample Destruction
Liege Lord- Master Control
Helstar- Nosferatu
Omen- Battle Cry
Last edited by schwinginbatman at Dec 3, 2013,
I'd recommend these for a starting point;

Helloween; Keeper Of The Seven Key's 1+2
Blind Guardian; At The Edge Of Time, Imaginations From The Other Side, Nightfall In Middle Earth
Sonata Artica: Epiliptica, Silence, Reckoning Night (IMO their best)
Hammerfall; Legacy Of Kings.

Hope these help!
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