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Influental Power/Progressive/Melodic Metal albums
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The Glorious Gallant



Joined: 23 Jan 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 10:32 am    Post subject: Influental Power/Progressive/Melodic Metal albums Reply with quote

hi guys
i m trying to make a list of top 50 powermetal albums ever...
and i need some recommendations
i m talking about albums like

KEEPER 1 & 2
WALLS OF JERICHO
SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES
LAND OF THE FREE
ONCE
VAINGLORY OPERA

and similar stuff....
wut albums should i get?
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krokus



Joined: 15 Oct 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of the early STRATOVARIUS albums have been very important. Also RHAPSODY, SKYLARK, SHADOWS OF STEEL etc......i can not realy think right now Laughing
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vtravi



Joined: 06 Jun 2003
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Location: Brimfield, Mass USA

PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The greatest is Blind Gaurdian's Nightfall in Middle Earth
Other Greats are:

Gamma Ray- Land of the Free
Avantasia 1
Nightwish- Once and Oceanborn
Angel Dust- Enlighten the Darkness
Bruce Dickinson- Chemical Weddind and Accident of Birth
Kamelot- Epica
Primal Fear- Black Sun
Sonata Artica- Debut
Stratovaruis- Visions
Theocracy-Debut
Within Temptation- Silent Force

These are some of the greats that I can think of, Ofcourse you could include Maiden and Priest but that is a given
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FALCON



Joined: 19 Nov 1998
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Location: Phoenix AZ USA

PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are a few from the FALCON camp.

Symphony X_the Odyssey
Angra_Holy Land
Stratovarius_episode
Crimson glory_Transcendence
Iced Earth_Dark Saga
Savatage_Hall of the Mtn King
Labyrith_return to Heaven Denied
Nevermore_Dreaming Neon Black
Avantasia_Metal Opera Part I
Blind Guardian_Imaginations from the other side
Virgin Steele_Marriage of Heaven and Hell part II
Kamelot_the Black Halo
Angel Dust_Enlighten the Darkness
Steel Prophet_Messiah
Destiny's End_Breath Deep the Dark
Evergrey_Inner Circle
Shaman_Ritual
Rage_Unity
Pyramize_Melocoly Beast
Manticora_Roots of Eternity
Royal Hunt_Paradox
Sonata Artica_Ecliptica
Tourniquet_Pathogenic Occular Dissonance
Edwin Dare_Can't Break Me
Elvinking_Heathenreel
Edguy_Mandrake
Agent Steel_Order of the Illumini
Pathos_Katharsis

One per Band off the top of my head in perfect rank order =)
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METAL ROKKZ



Joined: 06 Oct 2004
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Location: BLOOD ALLEY

PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

out of all the :power metal: bands i seen listed so far
none have therank that these bands do......



"RUNNING WILD"

"GRAVE DIGGER"

"VANIZE"

"HAMMERFALL"

"SINNER"


the bands 'RUNNING WILD/GRAVEDIGGER/SINNER'
have all been rokk'n the scene for over 20 years.

"HAMMERFALL" are the nu breed of tru metal in the power vein.

"VANIZE"...man it's fukk'n udo's litle broth'r.
"UDO" as in "ACCEPT"

the metal tru'ly ROKKZ with this band

anything that these bands have put out smokes metal
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Mack



Joined: 28 Nov 1998
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Location: Clear Lake, MN

PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is Power Metal anyway? The subject header read "Influential Power/Prog/Melodic Metal", so I'm wondering if Power Metal is both Progressive & Melodic? I suppose it's all in the eye of the beholder, but if that's the case then my picks are probably more mainstream than the posts so far:

Porcupine Tree - Deadwing
The Gathering - How To Measure A Planet?
Metallica - And Justice For All
Annihilator - Never Neverland
Megadeth - Rust In Peace
Pushmonkey - S/T
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Jorge Castillo



Joined: 06 Apr 2004
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of my fav recordings from that time is the live album "Visions of Europe".
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soloud



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Mack"]What is Power Metal anyway? The subject header read "Influential Power/Prog/Melodic Metal", so I'm wondering if Power Metal is both Progressive & Melodic? I suppose it's all in the eye of the beholder, but if that's the case then my picks are probably more mainstream than the posts so far:

Porcupine Tree - Deadwing
The Gathering - How To Measure A Planet?
Metallica - And Justice For All
Annihilator - Never Neverland
Megadeth - Rust In Peace
Pushmonkey - S/T[/quote]

I'll add to the progressive/melodic list Mack started (and disagree with a few)

The Gathering - Mandylion
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Dream Theater - Images and Words (how many clones did this one spawn!)
Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime
Iron Maiden - just about anything they did in the first few releases is influential so take your pick

The other posts have excellent choices for the "power metal" label
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Mack



Joined: 28 Nov 1998
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Location: Clear Lake, MN

PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually think Soloud's list is better than my own. It was late, and my brain wasn't firing on all cylinders (Pushmonkey? Annihilator?). You hit it on the head with [b]Mindcrime[/b] and [b]Images & Words[/b]. I guess they were so obvious that I didn't even consider them. As for the Gathering, I'm sticking to [b]How To Measure A Planet[/b]. While [b]Mandylion[/b] was a major breakthrough, I think they really hit their stride with [b]Planet[/b]. As for [b]Metallica[/b], I guess I could go with [b]Master of Puppets[/b], but [b]Justice[/b] seemed more progressive in nature.
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