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27th Oct '16 8:06:40 PM HasturHasturHastur
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* Music/HolyGrail


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* Savage Messiah (also thrash)
17th Oct '16 11:10:49 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* Music/{{Watchtower}} (also a TropeCodifier for ProgressiveMetal)
23rd Sep '16 11:18:28 AM matteste
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* Music/TwilightForce (An AffectionateParody to PowerMetal and HeavyMithril tropes.)

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* Music/TwilightForce (An AffectionateParody to PowerMetal and HeavyMithril tropes.tropes, although not as overt as Music/GloryHammer.)
23rd Sep '16 11:16:37 AM matteste
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* Music/TwilightForce

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* Music/TwilightForceMusic/TwilightForce (An AffectionateParody to PowerMetal and HeavyMithril tropes.)
21st Aug '16 2:40:58 PM Mikey34
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* EarnYourHappyEnding: A very frequent theme of power metal.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: A very frequent theme of power metal. Possibly the only reason why power metal stays on the idealistic end of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism despite lyrics about war, bloodshed, or violence.
11th Aug '16 2:49:55 PM Mikey34
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* EarnYourHappyEnding: A very frequent theme of power metal.
3rd Aug '16 8:11:45 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* Apocrypha



* Music/{{Kamelot}} (though a few of their songs have prominent European influences)

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* Music/{{Kamelot}} (though a few of their songs have prominent European influences)(decidedly Europower-leaning)



* Starkill (also MelodicDeathMetal in the Finnish vein)



* Music/{{Theocracy}}

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* Music/{{Theocracy}}Music/{{Theocracy}} (also ProgressiveMetal)


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* Kiuas


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* Sacral Rage (albeit in the style of USPM)
23rd Jul '16 11:00:10 PM Gaming28
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* Music/TwilightForce
20th Jul '16 9:36:21 AM HasturHasturHastur
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Because the genre formed practically simultanously in Europe and North America, there are distinct differences in styles from the two scenes. While both scenes share the same NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal influence, American styled power metal tends to be also influenced by classic thrash metal and is codified with bands such as Music/IcedEarth, Brocas Helm and Jag Panzer, while European power metal is also influenced by ProgressiveRock and ProgressiveMetal which causes European bands to be more melodic and more focus on keyboards and is codified with bands such as Music/BlindGuardian, Music/RhapsodyOfFire and Music/{{Nightwish}}. To add to this, in relatively recent years, the Japanese power metal scene has begun to produce its own brand of power metal with most bands producing styles and sounds reminiscent of neo-classical metal bands like Music/{{Stratovarius}} and [[Music/YngwieMalmsteen Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force]]. Japanese codifiers include Music/{{Galneryus}}, Concerto Moon and Music/{{Versailles}}.

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Because the genre formed practically simultanously in Europe and North America, there are distinct differences in styles from the two scenes. While both scenes share the same NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal influence, American styled power metal tends to be also influenced by classic thrash metal and is codified with bands such as Music/IcedEarth, Brocas Helm Vicious Rumors, and Jag Panzer, while European power metal is also influenced by ProgressiveRock and ProgressiveMetal which causes European bands to be more melodic and more focus on keyboards and is codified with bands such as Music/BlindGuardian, Music/RhapsodyOfFire and Music/{{Nightwish}}. To add to this, in relatively recent years, the Japanese power metal scene has begun to produce its own brand of power metal with most bands producing styles and sounds reminiscent of neo-classical metal bands like Music/{{Stratovarius}} and [[Music/YngwieMalmsteen Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force]]. Japanese codifiers include Music/{{Galneryus}}, Concerto Moon and Music/{{Versailles}}.
Music/{{Versailles}}. South American (largely relegated to Brazil and Argentina) power metal, meanwhile, tends to lie somewhere between Europower and J-power; it's usually grittier than Japanese power (but still fairly light for the most part) but also tends to be "shreddier" than a lot of Europower. While it doesn't really have a particularly distinctive sound, famous South American acts include Angra, Rata Blanca, Shaman, and Hibria. Lastly, Finland is home to a variant of it that is essentially MelodicDeathMetal with ''extremely'' prominent power metal elements and heavy use of keyboards; Finnish melodeath/power codifiers include Music/ChildrenOfBodom, Norther, and Kalmah.



* Music/{{Ensiferum}} (also MelodicDeathMetal and FolkMetal)



* Norther (also MelodicDeathMetal)



* Music/{{Wintersun}} (also MelodicDeathMetal)



* TropeMaker: Music/{{Helloween}} for the European scene, Music/XJapan for the Japanese scene. The lineage of the American scene is a bit more muddled. Manowar, Jag Panzer, and Manilla Road are all safe bets, however.

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* TropeMaker: Music/{{Helloween}} for the European scene, Music/XJapan for the Japanese scene. The lineage of the American scene is a bit more muddled. Manowar, Jag Panzer, and Manilla Road Road, Vicious Rumors, and Helstar are all safe bets, however.
9th Jul '16 11:31:47 AM djbj
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* SpecialGuest: Guest musicians are second only to HipHop in their frequency. This is the entire point for [[Music/{{Avantasia}} some]] [[Music/{{Ayreon}} bands.]]
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