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#1 Permanent-Rush

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Posted 12 September 2016 - 04:56 AM

Or am I the only one?

 

Some great bands of this genre:

 

Helloween

Gamma Ray

Savatage

Pink Cream 69

Unisonic

Blind Guardian

Sabaton

Dream Evil

Nightwish

Judas Priest

Children Of Bodom

Symphony X

Primal Fear

Sonita Artica

 


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Posted 12 September 2016 - 10:03 PM

Judas Priest are just HEAVY METAL.


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Posted 12 September 2016 - 10:21 PM

Judas Priest are just HEAVY METAL.

 

 

I know, but they are also Power Metal.


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#4 Saint Ronnie

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Posted 12 September 2016 - 11:07 PM

Will someone clearly articulate the difference between heavy metal and power metal? 


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Posted 12 September 2016 - 11:23 PM

Will someone clearly articulate the difference between heavy metal and power metal? 

 

Power Metal is faster and Thrash influenced in the guitar and drum lines. The vocals are always sung, generally in the high register, and the lyrics tend to focus on mythology, fantasy, etc. 


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Posted 13 September 2016 - 02:14 AM

Will someone clearly articulate the difference between heavy metal and power metal?

From Sam Dunn's Wikipedia page on his Evolution of Metal Series (he also made BTLS and Iron Maiden's Flight 666):

Completely alien to the genre, Sam Dunn sets off to find out what it's all about, and why it's so unfamiliar to him. Tracing its roots back to Europe, he analyzes the differences between traditional heavy metal and power metal, and identifies power metal's ties to European classical music and the way in which power metal flourishes with metal festivals such as Germany's Wacken Open Air and Slovenia's Metal Camp. Notable interviews include Yngwie Malmsteen, members of Blind Guardian, HammerFall, Helloween, Rhapsody, Kamelot, DragonForce and the band that took Power Metal to number one on the European charts: Finland's Nightwish (Tuomas Holopainen and former vocalist Tarja Turunen).

I remember watching this series and enjoying it a lot. Power Metal seemed to focus on big sing-along choruses with Fabio-like lead singers
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Posted 13 September 2016 - 04:34 AM

We need a new category for people who use too many categories for things...


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Posted 13 September 2016 - 01:58 PM

Hemispheres would be Rush's sole power metal album.
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Posted 13 September 2016 - 10:01 PM

Hemispheres is one of Rush's HEAVY METAL albums.

Fixed.


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Posted 14 September 2016 - 03:13 PM

I like some of those.  I'm not the world's biggest Power Metal fan, though.

 

But Judas Priest, Blind Guardian, Symphony X, Helloween - sure.  I even have a few Children of Bodom albums.

And of course, Iron Maiden, Mercyful Fate, King Diamond, Malmsteen, Annhilator, Fates Warning - things of that nature.  And Manowar!

 

But I never could get into Nightwish or Hammerfall or some of the most popular ones.

 

I saw Dragonforce once live and they were just too silly.  (I was really there to see the opening band, though).  And the Trans-Siberian Orchestra makes me want to kill myself.


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Posted 14 September 2016 - 07:09 PM

The term "power metal" is nonsense, if it hasn't got power it isn't metal.



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Posted 14 September 2016 - 08:43 PM

The term "power metal" is nonsense, if it hasn't got power it isn't metal.


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Posted 14 September 2016 - 08:43 PM

The term "power metal" is nonsense, if it hasn't got power it isn't metal.


No

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#14 Always the Winner

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Posted 14 September 2016 - 09:08 PM

No


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Posted 14 September 2016 - 09:10 PM

Whoops. Double post.

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 06:06 PM

I must say the new Edguy album (Space Police) is fun.  Although more hard rock than "power metal".



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Posted 07 November 2016 - 06:26 PM

Nu metal



#18 MrSkeptic

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 07:13 PM

Korn rules!


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Posted 08 November 2016 - 12:55 PM

Any flower metal fans here?

 

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Hey there goes Alex. He's loaded with money. Wow he's really set himself up great.


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Posted 08 November 2016 - 12:56 PM

I must say the new Edguy album (Space Police) is fun.  Although more hard rock than "power metal".

 

Who's this Ed guy?


Hey there goes Alex. He's loaded with money. Wow he's really set himself up great.





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