Best Melodic Power Metal Songs

These songs have melodic qualities and emotions ranging from sadness to anger.

The Top Ten

1 The Bard's Song (In the Forest) - Blind Guardian

No doubt, Blind Guardian stuff is the closest to the initial idea of power metal as created by Blackmore and Dio in the mid 70s.

'The Bard's Song', as well as 'Nightfall', 'Otherland' and 'Skalds and Shadows' are the best examples of melodic power metal today. These Guardian songs have so much in common with 'Gates of Babylon' by Rainbow.

2 Gates of Babylon - Rainbow

The excellent melodic qualities of Blackmore's pieces come from the Bach scales/sequences he usually uses.
In "Gates of Babylon" and "Stargazer" he created that magical oriental feel by using the so called 'double harmonic scale' (featuring radial symmetry).

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3 Sinner - Theocracy
4 Rainbow Eyes - Rainbow

This melody is so beautiful and unique that is almost transcendental. It's like a music message from the center of the Universe. And Dio earned the nickname Mr. Golden Voice for a reason. - Metal_Treasure

5 Father Time - Stratovarius

I don't think this song has more melodic qualities than a typical power metal song in order to be in the top 10, let alone #3.

I'm not saying it's a bad song - just nothing special in terms of melodic qualities.

I think we should put outstanding and unique melodies on this list.

6 Diabolus - Primal Fear

One of the best metal songs written after 2000 - epic and melodic, yet heavy and intense. Everything's perfect - riff, vocals, solo. - Metal_Treasure

7 Melancholy - Iced Earth
8 Full Moon - Sonata Arctica
9 When a Hero Cries - Edguy
10 Fortuneteller - Deep Purple V 1 Comment

The Newcomers

? Through the Fire and Flames - Dragonforce

The Contenders

11 Center of the Universe - Kamelot

This song is epic! awesome keyboard riff in the intro, catchy chorus and beautiful piano outro - petrucci75hammet

12 The Love from a Dead Orchestra - Versailles
13 My Last Sunrise - Demons and Wizards

Melodic and angry at the same time; all emotions in one song - from melancholy and sadness to anger and rage. The song is outstanding as well as the vocal performance (Hansi K├╝rsch). In fact, this is one of the best metal vocal performances of all time. - Metal_Treasure

14 Tallulah - Sonata Arctica
15 The Time of the Oath - Helloween
16 I Am - Theocracy
17 Wolf and Raven - Sonata Arctica
18 Galaxies Unknown - Power Quest
19 Unchain the Rain - Altaria

This is the best song I've ever heard! This band should be more popular!

20 Dracula - Iced Earth
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Top Remixes

1. Gates of Babylon - Rainbow
2. The Bard's Song (In the Forest) - Blind Guardian
3. Sinner - Theocracy



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