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 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

7 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

8 Night at the Opera - Blind Guardian
9 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.

10 Wintersun - Wintersun

The Contenders

11 Ecliptica - 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.

12 The Metal Opera - Avantasia

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

13 Mandrake - Edguy
14 As the World Bleeds - Theocracy
15 Oceanborn - Nightwish
16 Sonic Firestorm - Dragonforce
17 Burnt Offerings - Iced Earth
18 At the Edge of Time - Blind Guardian
19 Dawn of Victory - Rhapsody (of Fire)
20 Symphony of Enchanted Land - Rhapsody
21 Beyond the Red Mirror - Blind Guardian
22 Infinite - Stratovarius
23 Temple of Shadows - Angra
24 The Fragile Art of Existence - Control Denied
25 The Divine Wings of Tragedy - Symphony X
26 The Dark Ride - Helloween
27 Glory to the Brave - HammerFall

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

28 Valley of the Damned - Dragonforce
29 Something Wicked This Way Comes - Iced Earth
30 Imaginations from the Other Side - Blind Guardian

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)

31 Ultra Beatdown - Dragonforce
32 Inhuman Rampage - Dragonforce
33 Vain Glory Opera - Edguy
34 Carolus Rex - Sabaton

Now this is the real deal

35 Once - Nightwish
36 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...

37 The Scarecrow - Avantasia
38 Ghostlights - Avantasia
39 The House of Atreus: Act I - Virgin Steele
40 Moonglow - Avantasia
41 Eternity - Freedom Call
42 Mirror of Souls - Theocracy
43 Design Your Universe - Epica
44 Maximum Overload - Dragonforce

Pure gold - Rathernotbenamed

45 The Time of the Oath - Helloween
46 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.

47 Awaken the Guardian - Fates Warning
48 A Flame to the Ground Beneath - Lost Horizon
49 Rheingold - Grave Digger
50 The Wicked Symphony - Avantasia
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1. Nightfall on Middle-Earth - Blind Guardian
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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