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 Land of the Free - Gamma Ray
4 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

5 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

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 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

8 Night at the Opera - Blind Guardian
9 Wintersun - Wintersun
10 Walls of Jericho - Helloween

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

The Newcomers

? The Marriage of Heaven and Hell - Part Two - Virgin Steele
? The Marriage of Heaven and Hell - Part One - Virgin Steele

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 Burnt Offerings - Iced Earth
17 At the Edge of Time - Blind Guardian
18 Dawn of Victory - Rhapsody (of Fire)
19 Something Wicked This Way Comes - Iced Earth
20 Sonic Firestorm - Dragonforce
21 Symphony of Enchanted Land - Rhapsody
22 Beyond the Red Mirror - Blind Guardian
23 The Fragile Art of Existence - Control Denied
24 Infinite - Stratovarius
25 Imaginations from the Other Side - Blind Guardian

Why is this album so low on this list?

Every track? Every note!

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)

26 Temple of Shadows - Angra
27 The Dark Ride - Helloween
28 Glory to the Brave - HammerFall

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

29 Valley of the Damned - Dragonforce
30 The Divine Wings of Tragedy - Symphony X
31 Inhuman Rampage - Dragonforce
32 Vain Glory Opera - Edguy
33 Once - Nightwish
34 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...

35 Ultra Beatdown - Dragonforce
36 Carolus Rex - Sabaton

Now this is the real deal

37 Eternity - Freedom Call
38 Mirror of Souls - Theocracy
39 Design Your Universe - Epica
40 The Time of the Oath - Helloween
41 Awaken the Guardian - Fates Warning
42 A Flame to the Ground Beneath - Lost Horizon
43 Rheingold - Grave Digger
44 The House of Atreus: Act I - Virgin Steele
45 Karma - Kamelot
46 Light of Dawn - Unisonic
47 Battalions of Fear - Blind Guardian
48 Silverthorn - Kamelot
49 Straight Out of Hell - Helloween
50 The Scarecrow - Avantasia
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Top Remixes (8)

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
2. Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 2 - Helloween
3. Nightfall in Middle-Earth - Blind Guardian

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