Best Melodic Power Metal Songsdarknesswolf4736 These songs have melodic qualities and emotions ranging from sadness to anger.
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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).
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.
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
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.
One of the best metal songs written after 2000 - epic and melodic, yet heavy and intense. Everything's perfect - riff, vocals, solo. - Metal_Treasure
This song is epic! awesome keyboard riff in the intro, catchy chorus and beautiful piano outro - petrucci75hammet
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 Kürsch). In fact, this is one of the best metal vocal performances of all time. - Metal_Treasure
This is the best song I've ever heard! This band should be more popular!
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2. The Bard's Song (In the Forest) - Blind Guardian
3. Sinner - Theocracy