History Main / PowerMetal

18th Feb '17 2:37:57 AM NiGHTS
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->''Star in the night''
->''And a bearer of hope''
->''He rides into his glorious battle alone.''
->''Farewell to the valiant warlord.''

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->''Star ->''A star in the night''
->''And
night and a bearer of hope''
->''He rides into his glorious battle alone.''
alone''
->''Farewell to the valiant warlord.''warlord''
16th Jan '17 6:48:23 PM HasturHasturHastur
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* Fifth Angel


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* Forte


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* Hexx (was death/thrash during the ''Morbid Reality'' era)


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* Meliah Rage (also thrash)
14th Dec '16 8:35:50 PM HasturHasturHastur
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* ProgressiveMetal: It is relatively common for power metal bands to cross over into progressive metal since both genres focus heavily on musicianship.

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* ProgressiveMetal: It is relatively common for power metal bands to cross over into progressive metal since both genres focus heavily on musicianship. Watchtower, Fates Warning, and Crimson Glory were all roughly equally responsible for planting those seeds.



* RockMeAmadeus: The genre is notable for its extreme emphasis on painfully fast and technical guitar shredding, which is often inspired by or outright ripped off from famous ClassicalMusic pieces.

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* RockMeAmadeus: The genre (particularly Japanese, South American, and some European bands) is notable for its extreme emphasis on painfully fast and technical guitar shredding, which is often inspired by or outright ripped off from famous ClassicalMusic pieces.pieces. Somewhat less present in USPM, but various bands (namely Symphony X, Heathen, Helstar, Apocrypha, and Toxik) are still famous for flashy neoclassical leadwork.



* TropeCodifier: Manowar, Jag Panzer, Helstar, and Iced Earth for USPM, Versailles and Galneryus for J-Power, and Stratovarius for Europower.

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* TropeCodifier: Manowar, Jag Panzer, Helstar, and Iced Earth for USPM, Versailles and Galneryus for J-Power, Angra and Rata Blanca for South American power, and Stratovarius for Europower.
14th Dec '16 8:27:17 PM HasturHasturHastur
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* Necromancing the Stone



* Paradox (also ThrashMetal)



* 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, Manilla Road, Vicious Rumors, and Helstar are all safe bets, however.
* UrExample: Manowar or Jag Panzer for the American form, arguably Helloween for the European form and arguably X Japan's ''Vanishing Vision'' for the Japanese form. Some people have even suggested that the song "Stargazer" by Music/{{Rainbow}} from 1976 is the ultimate ur-example of power metal.

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* TropeMaker: Music/{{Helloween}} for the European scene, Music/XJapan for the Japanese scene, Angra for the South American scene. The lineage of the American scene is a bit more muddled. Manowar, Jag Panzer, Manilla Road, Vicious Rumors, and Helstar are all safe bets, however.
* UrExample: Manowar or Manowar, Jag Panzer Panzer, or Helstar for the American form, arguably Helloween for the European form form, Rata Blanca for the South American form, and arguably X Japan's ''Vanishing Vision'' for the Japanese form. Some people have even suggested that the song "Stargazer" by Music/{{Rainbow}} from 1976 is the ultimate ur-example of power metal.
12th Dec '16 8:29:02 PM 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, 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}}. 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.

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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, 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}}. 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, Viper, 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/CrimsonGlory

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* Music/CrimsonGloryCrescent Shield
* Music/CrimsonGlory (also ProgressiveMetal)



* Demon Bitch



* Flotsam and Jetsam (also ThrashMetal and/or GrooveMetal, depending on the album)



* Music/ManillaRoad

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* Music/ManillaRoadMusic/ManillaRoad (also DoomMetal and traditional heavy metal, very much on an album-by-album basis)



* Music/{{Riot}}

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* Music/{{Riot}}Music/{{Riot}} (early material is traditional metal)


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* Eternity's End (a Music/ChristianMuenzner project)
4th Dec '16 5:52:33 PM StarSword
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* Music/{{Nightwish}}

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* Music/{{Nightwish}}Music/{{Nightwish}} (also SymphonicMetal)
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.)
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