Best Power Metal Albums


The Top Ten

1 Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 2 - Helloween

Best Power Metal Album...Nice vocal by Kiske

I think it is the best metal album from here to ETERNITY!

2 Nightfall in Middle-Earth - Blind Guardian

My favorites are, in no particular order:
Nightfall in Middle Earth by Blind Guardian
Land of the Free by Gamma Ray
Sonic Firestorm by Dragonforce
Virus by Heavenly (not really sure if that's progressive or power though)


3 Horror Show - Iced Earth

This is my second favorite power metal album and my favorite IE album wolf damien dracula frankenstein jerkyll and hyde and phantom of operea ghost are ausome

4 Land of the Free - Gamma Ray
5 Somewhere Far Beyond - Blind Guardian

An album that is a bit heavier, a bit progressive, a bit experimental. What can be better?
This album improved the idea of power metal in 1992.
It also contains the first symphonic metal song - Theatre Of Pain (or the 2nd after Rainbow's Eyes Of the World, 1979, but I prefer to call Rainbow song proto-symphonic metal). - Metal_Treasure

6 Night at the Opera - Blind Guardian
7 Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 1 - Helloween

I love the second part but the first one is puro gold, need to be number one

Great Album - Master Kiske in Bestform

8 The Black Halo - Kamelot

This album, combined with it's predecessor, Epica, is an awesome journey in an epic modern tale resembling Goethe's Faust

9 Wintersun - Wintersun


10 Walls of Jericho - Helloween

This isn't a power metal album though - germshep24

Maybe the best album of all time.
Really deserves #1.
Thank you helloween and thank you god of power metal kai hansen.

The Contenders

11 Mandrake - Edguy
12 The Metal Opera - Avantasia

A masterpiece by one of the greatest power metal projects. Farewell is beautiful.

13 As the World Bleeds - Theocracy
14 Ecliptica - Sonata Arctica

Best album by Sonata Arctica

Every single song in this album is fantastic! The vocals are top notch. The guitar solos are well made, the drumming is epic! Some of the songs in this album are remakes of demos they worked on for many years, the effort invested matches the product.
My favorite power metal album without question.

15 Burnt Offerings - Iced Earth
16 At the Edge of Time - Blind Guardian
17 Sonic Firestorm - Dragonforce
18 Oceanborn - Nightwish
19 Beyond the Red Mirror - Blind Guardian
20 Temple of Shadows - Angra
21 The Fragile Art of Existence - Control Denied
22 Dawn of Victory - Rhapsody (of Fire)
23 Something Wicked This Way Comes - Iced Earth
24 The Divine Wings of Tragedy - Symphony X
25 Symphony of Enchanted Land - Rhapsody
26 Infinite - Stratovarius
27 Glory to the Brave - HammerFall

Awesome album,truly one of the best power metal albums of all time - blackphoenix

28 Imaginations from the Other Side - Blind Guardian

Why is this amazimg album so far down below the likes of A Night at the Opera and At the Edge of time? Both of those albums are among the worst albums in Blind Guardian's catalogue.

Every track? Every note!

Why is this album so low on this list?

I’m surprised this is so low on the list. in my opinion this is the best of BG’s albums - definitely the most balanced (literally *every* track on here is good)

29 Inhuman Rampage - Dragonforce
30 Carolus Rex - Sabaton

Now this is the real deal

31 Once - Nightwish
32 The Dark Ride - Helloween
33 Vain Glory Opera - Edguy
34 Valley of the Damned - Dragonforce
35 Ultra Beatdown - Dragonforce
36 The Scarecrow - Avantasia
37 Ghostlights - Avantasia
38 Moonglow - Avantasia
39 Visions - Stratovarius

I Like This Album...
This Album Is powerful...
I L0ve Stratovarius...
Timo Kotipelto Is The Best...
Song Black Diamond Great Song...
I L0ve Y0u Guys...

40 Design Your Universe - Epica
41 Rheingold - Grave Digger
42 The House of Atreus: Act I - Virgin Steele
43 The Wicked Symphony - Avantasia
44 The Metal Opera Part II - Avantasia
45 Ghost Ship - Theocracy
46 Eternity - Freedom Call
47 Mirror of Souls - Theocracy
48 Maximum Overload - Dragonforce

Pure gold - Rathernotbenamed

49 The Time of the Oath - Helloween
50 Dead Winter Dead - Savatage

I would rather pick Hall of the Mountain King than this album for this list since it is a proper power metal album, but I do not see it on here for some reason. Anyway, Savatage and their contribution to power metal is totally underrated. Thus, I vote this album.

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2. Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 2 - Helloween
3. Somewhere Far Beyond - Blind Guardian
1. Horror Show - Iced Earth
2. Burnt Offerings - Iced Earth
3. Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 2 - Helloween
1. The Black Halo - Kamelot
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