#1
Hi there!

I recently got an issue to join a power-metal band as the rythm guitarist, but I don't know a lot of this kind of metal so I'm asking you guys what's your favorite power metal song or Band to help me get into this mood and stuff...

Thanks to you guys !
#2
Listen to all of Blind Guardian, Sonata Arctica, and Savatage. If anyone dares to say Dragonforce, be prepared to face my wrath.
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#5
Blind. Fucking. Guardian.
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#6
Listen to Blind Guardian, Hammerfall, Iced Earth, Sonata Arctica and 80's bands like Iron Maiden. DO NOT listen to Dragonforce. They're not power metal. Blind Guardian is probably the biggest power metal band, so listen to anything from them. They're great. Power metal is not for the faint of heart though. It's mostly really fast and melodic and alot of people get into it. It's fun though so give it a try.
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Exactly.

Kamelot, Rhapsody (of fire), Persuader,Symphony X Savage Circus, Stratovarius, GALNERYUS!
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#8
Ok big thanks to you guys ! You're really helpfull !

I'll listen to all your recommandation.

I already know hammerfall and Iron maiden, and they are 2 of my favorite bands of all time... So I guess I'll have some fun playing Power metal !

Thank you again mates ! You guys are so fast !
#9
I Forgot Firewind, check them out too!

Edit:Also, Falconer, and Derdian. lol, I like Power metal in case you didn't notice.
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#10
Dragonforce. Solid power metal, the best there is.


Or Sonata Arctica, Symphony X (not quite genuine power), Blind Guardian (hell, I have to check them out), Rhapsody of Fire.
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Dragonforce. Solid power metal, the best there is.


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#12
a lot of power metal is based on the style of Helloween anyway

so that would be a safe bet
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Exactly.

Kamelot, Rhapsody (of fire), Persuader,Symphony X Savage Circus, Stratovarius, GALNERYUS!

This
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#17
Blind Guardian, Iced Earth, JAG PANZER
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Blind Guardian
Iced Earth
Pyramaze
Symphony X
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#22
Demons and Wizards is pretty wicked. Hammerfall, Blind Guardian, Cellador, Kamelot, and Firewind are all good.
#24
Jag Panzer- the Mission is a great song
Helloween- Halloween long but lots of rhythms
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Blind Guardian
Iced Earth
Pyramaze
Symphony X
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Dammit, how the **** did I forget those two.

Also, just because I'm cool like that, and I really like this local band, check out March of Chronos. They only have one song, but I think it's worth your time to check out.

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#26
if you want roots, listen to classic KOT7K P.1&2,
if you want newer power metal, listen to 3 inches, new helloween with Andi, Sonata Arctica, Nocturnal Rites, Iced Earth, Stratovarius, or Dragonland.


Dragonforce is like teh best Mahn deyre awsum!
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#27
I'm shocked at the lack of Stratovarius recommendations in this thread!

Stratovarius and Blind Guardian are two I would highly recommend.
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#29
some excellent 'not so famous' bands.. aquarius, insania, excalion, circle II circle, odyssea, dragonland, sabaton, manticora, savage circus, dark moor, pharaoh, iron fire, virgin steele..


i also agree with galneryus, blind guardian, helloween and almost every other band mentioned.. especially sonata arctica
#30
Sonata Arctica and Blind Guardian are some of my all-time favorites.
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#32
Blind Guardian, Iced Earth, Angra, Helloween, Stratovarius, and Symphony X


Also, Dragonforce is clearly death metal.