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 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

6 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

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 Contenders

11 Mandrake - Edguy
12 As the World Bleeds - Theocracy
13 The Metal Opera - Avantasia

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

14 Ecliptica - Sonata Arctica
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 Beyond the Red Mirror - Blind Guardian
22 The Fragile Art of Existence - Control Denied
23 Infinite - Stratovarius
24 Symphony of Enchanted Land - Rhapsody
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 Glory to the Brave - HammerFall

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

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

34 Ultra Beatdown - Dragonforce
35 Eternity - Freedom Call
36 Mirror of Souls - Theocracy
37 Temple of Shadows - Angra
38 Design Your Universe - Epica
39 Carolus Rex - Sabaton

Now this is the real deal

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 Karma - Kamelot
45 Light of Dawn - Unisonic
46 Battalions of Fear - Blind Guardian
47 Silverthorn - Kamelot
48 Straight Out of Hell - Helloween
49 The Scarecrow - Avantasia
50 Legendary Tales - Rhapsody (Of Fire)
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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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