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 Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 1 - Helloween

More serious than Part 2 - FacUtGaudeam

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

Great Album - Master Kiske in Bestform

6 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

7 Night at the Opera - Blind Guardian
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

The quintessential power metal album, victim of fate, absolutely amazing guitar work.

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 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.

14 As the World Bleeds - Theocracy
15 Burnt Offerings - Iced Earth
16 Sonic Firestorm - Dragonforce
17 At the Edge of Time - Blind Guardian
18 Oceanborn - Nightwish
19 Beyond the Red Mirror - Blind Guardian
20 Temple of Shadows - Angra
21 The Fragile Art of Existence - Control Denied
22 Something Wicked This Way Comes - Iced Earth
23 Dawn of Victory - Rhapsody (of Fire)
24 The Divine Wings of Tragedy - Symphony X
25 Symphony of Enchanted Land - Rhapsody
26 Carolus Rex - Sabaton

Now this is the real deal

27 Infinite - Stratovarius
28 Glory to the Brave - HammerFall

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

29 Inhuman Rampage - Dragonforce
30 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)

31 Once - Nightwish
32 The Dark Ride - Helloween
33 Vain Glory Opera - Edguy
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 Valley of the Damned - Dragonforce
36 Ultra Beatdown - Dragonforce
37 The Scarecrow - Avantasia
38 Ghostlights - Avantasia
39 Moonglow - Avantasia
40 Design Your Universe - Epica
41 Awaken the Guardian - Fates Warning
42 Rheingold - Grave Digger
43 The House of Atreus: Act I - Virgin Steele
44 The Wicked Symphony - Avantasia
45 The Metal Opera Part II - Avantasia
46 Ghost Ship - Theocracy
47 Eternity - Freedom Call
48 Mirror of Souls - Theocracy
49 Maximum Overload - Dragonforce

Pure gold - Rathernotbenamed

50 The Time of the Oath - Helloween
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