Best Power Metal Songs


The Top Ten

1 Rebellion in Dreamland - Gamma Ray Rebellion in Dreamland - Gamma Ray

It is #1 for a reason. It's truly a great song. - SexGod

An amazing hymn! The best by far, Kai Hansen is a Mastermind!


This is so sick

2 Mirror, Mirror - Blind Guardian

The song that made me love power metal! It has no bad parts, it's simply epic! Blind Guardian for the win!

Their most generic song yet it's still heavier than the majority of power metal.

This song describes the greatness of power metal everything was amazing the story.. The guitars.. The vocals but also there are many great power metal bands like night wish, hellowen, rhapsody, dragonforce, avantasia - nooreldeen

You know how when you love a song so much you just wanna keep listening to it over and over again until you don't like it anymore? Same thing here. Thing is, you won't ever hate this song, it's too good.

3 The Seven Angels - Avantasia The Seven Angels - Avantasia

It's hard to describe this song in a way that doesn't just sound like gushing. Objectively, I feel like it's possibly the best distillation of old school power metal feeling with the newer style of power metal orchestrations and symphonic overtones. It's cheesy, but not to the point of being abrasive or ridiculous, even to someone who is not accustomed to the general hamminess of the genre.

Perfect. It's all perfect. This song has 2 parts, and they are both amazing! Nothing is missing, this song has EVERYTHING! Awesome guitars, awesome piano, awesome voice and backing voices (listen to the last 4 minutes), awesome 2 guitar solos, awesome drum solo, and even a piano solo. An other point is the amazing story behind the song, about Gabriel and his sister, Anna, and the exceptional lyrics!

As said before, it is hard to describe this song. What is hard is not getting excited when you hear it. It is like watching the sky crack open and hell arising just to collide in front of you. Great song for training, running, reading, before sleeping and whatnot.

This song is so beautiful. This is the highest peak power metal can get. Have listened to almost every song in this list, but this song just hit's me in the feels.

4 Eagleheart - Stratovarius

love them!

One of my favorites, from my favorite group. The song, besides Stratosphere, that introduced me into power metal.

Song is like made from defeated Angels. We humans shall overcome our oppressors.

Stratovarius - the only true power metal band. This is one of the best songs.

5 Emerald Sword - Rhapsody

Epic, just epic

I love this song. I love Rhapsody of Fire

It's so hard to pick one Rhapsody of Fire song, but in my opinion it should take all top spots on this list! Rhapsody of Fire is absolute perfection!

Oh, come on! Rhapsody of Fire is the ultimate power metal band.

6 And Then There Was Silence - Blind Guardian

Should be number 1 - Q-ube


One of the best metal songs ever written and performed. Blind Guardian for the win! - Metal_Treasure

The best song ever written

7 Through the Fire and Flames - DragonForce

Pure Power Metal Song.

Yes. There is just so much yes in this awesome song! Imagine playing Doom while listening to this! Imagine how much more awesome the game would be with this song. - CaptDeadeye

This song is absolutely amazing and deserves to be higher. DragonForce is a truly awesome band. This song has major an epic guitar solo and sick riffs. I cannot better describe the essence of power metal other than this song.

Of all the rest in this category, this song is my favorite one. Woke up everyday with energy ever since listening to this song for quite a while. The drumming in this song is too bloody awesome! I love the sound of the double bass so much.

8 I Want Out - Helloween

The lyrics are out of this world

Should be in the 1st place

Not power metal, it's a mistake to call this song power metal... it's almost a commercial '80s song, but I like it, and it's still metal.

The original breakthrough power metal song... The one that really caught everyone's attention back in the 80's. Should be #1

9 Time Stands Still (At the Iron Hill) - Blind Guardian

Time Stands Still, a master piece by Blind Guardian. The song is about an event from one the greatest books of all time The Silmarlion, the song sings of the battle between the King of the Noldor, Fingolfin, and the Dark Lord Morgoth. Fingolfin rides alone to the gate of Angbad, also known as the iron hill and challenges the most terrible and evil being all of middle earth, Morgoth, to whom Sauron of the Lord of the Rings was but servant. The Dark Lord accepts the challenge and rises like an great tower before the Elvenking. Morgoth descends on Fingolfin like a thunderstorm, smiting the ground with lightning and renting the earth below. Fingolfin evades these mighty blows, and wounds Morgoth several times, until the dark lord's blood flows like rivers and fills the craters in the earth. Eventually, Fingolfin stumbles and fall into a crater because of the ravaged earth, and Morgoth pins him under his foot. As Morgoth crushes the valiant warrior under his foot, Fingolfin, with his last ...more

10 Warriors of the World United - Manowar



What do these people have in their head? The kings of Metal are back in town!

It's a great song. But its not power metal. Its just traditional heavy metal. - zxm


The Contenders

11 Blood Bound - Hammerfall

Come on, at least ONE HF song in the Top 10, they brought Power Metal back!

It should be at least in the top 5, hammerfall revived power metal. - blackphoenix

This should be in the top 5!

Great power metal song. - blackphoenix

12 Keeper of the Seven Keys - Helloween

The hymn of power metal

Without Helloween no power metel period. and this song is one of the most epic! any Helloween song should be number1 but maybe this one for sure!


The best song ever, doesn't matter the music genre. This song is just unbeatable.

13 Black Diamond - Stratovarius

This needs to be in the top 3. Stratovarius > Gamma Ray = Blind Guardian > Helloween > Edguy = Rhapsody > rest of power metal bands.

This song is amazing from beginning to end. Definitely deserves a spot on the top five. Just listen to Jens Johansson's fantastic keyboard intro: it's nothing short of a masterpiece.

Stratovarius rock! They are the best band ever!

Good song, not the best of Stratovarius but a very melodic one

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14 Eagle Fly Free - Helloween

How is this not #1?
This is not only the best power metal song but may be the best song ever.

A lot better than the rest in that top 10

One of the best songs of all time. (if not the best)
A masterpiece!
The greatest helloween song.

I cannot believe this isn't top 5!
Maybe the greatest helloween song maybe
The greatest song of all time.

15 Heroes of Our Time - DragonForce

Best epic fantastic song ever

We'll all find our sacrifice tomorrow

Warriors forever glorious we are victorious

Great Song, full stop.

16 Nemo - Nightwish

It is not real definitely power metal but for me it is the best song in the world!

A lot of songs here are both on power and symphonic metal list. usually these songs are mix of both. - zxm

17 Unholy Warcry - Rhapsody

This solo is amazing

18 Tears of a Mandrake - Edguy
19 Stargazer - Rainbow

Just Perfect!

Should be no1.Rainbow and dio are the G.O.A.T.

The song that started it all. Dio's best vocal performance. Perfection.

Not pm

20 Full Moon - Sonata Arctica

One of the songs that made me love Sonata Arctica since the first listening. This one and Wolf and Raven were my very first 2 power metal songs. The rest is just history. SA forever!

The first time I heard this song I was absolutely amazed at how good it was, I could not stop re-playing it, it's just astonishing, I've heard it so, so, so much by now and I'm still not tired of it, just listen to it, you won't regret it... Unless you hate having amazing music stuck in your head, of course.

I had to come looking for this. Not surprised that it's this far below. I just heard it a week ago, just got to get some more people to hear it, and it will surely climb the ranks.

I re-played this song so many times that I even watched the video that came with it on YouTube

21 The Throne - Blind Guardian

This song is a masterpiece. I hope you like songs over 7 minutes though.

22 Inside the Winter Storm - Dragonforce

VERY talented group dragonforce

23 Melancholy - Iced Earth

212? This is one of the best power metal songs I've ever heard. - wizardlarry

The best Iced Earth song, and one of the best power metal songs ever. It deserves to be higher.

24 Beyond the Space, Beyond the Time - Pathfinder
25 Watching Over Me - Iced Earth
26 Dante's Inferno - Iced Earth

Thrashy Epic Heavy Metal, not power.

27 Death is Just a Feeling - Avantasia

Crazy song, but also a smasher, definitely the best on the album!

28 False News Travel Fast - Sonata Arctica
29 Framing Armageddon - Iced Earth
30 Amaranth - Nightwish

Considering that this is incredibly catchy and powerful and that it has a gorgeous melody, this is definitely one of my favorites!

31 Captain Morgan's Revenge - Alestorm
32 40:1 - Sabaton
33 Heaven Denied - Labyrinth

Fast and galloping song, extremely good singer (watch live version's ending and see ;D ), hard solo, complex harmony... A true masterpiece

34 A Voice in the Dark - Blind Guardian
35 Nightfall - Blind Guardian

This is a genre-defining song. It has all the aspect of power metal. Even people who don't like power metal likes this song.

"Even people who don't like power metal like this song" (quote) That is spot on, told my friend to listen to the song yesterday and he genuinely enjoyed it. I am so glad that such music exists in time of trashy pop songs. The song is just magical, played it 15 times yesterday and it'll never get old.

This is a unique song, magical and beautiful.
And who else can write such a line? - "Nightfall quietly crept in and changed us all."
This is poetry of high class, God bless Hansi. - Metal_Treasure

36 Sons of Winter and Stars - Wintersun

This is possibly the best example of musical perfection

Not actually Power Metal, just Symphonic Death Metal. - Penguincamp

37 Gates of Babylon - Rainbow

The birthplace of power metal. This song is a masterpiece - from the power metal masters and inventors of the subgenre (Dio and Ritchie Blackmore).
This is The Power Metal Bible and pretty much the song that defined power metal subgenre back in the 70s, together with another Rainbow song - Stargazer. - Metal_Treasure

Needs to be higher!

38 Glory to the Brave - Hammerfall

Just an amazing song

39 Uprising - Sabaton
40 The Bard's Song - In the Forest - Blind Guardian

If you want to know something special about that song, just go to YouTube and search The Bard's Song at Wacken Live. I bet you will be mute after watching it.

Tomorrow will take us away, far from home, no one will ever know our names... But the Bard's songs will remain.

This song is mind-altering.

This is the best ballad ever made. Hansi's voice in the many versions of the is simply AMAZING. This goes right above Mirror Mirror and Nightfall for me.

41 Dethrone Tyranny - Gamma Ray

How the hell is this not top 10?!

42 Center of the Universe - Kamelot

No this can't be true! This is one of the most famous and greatest powermetalsongs of all time! Why place 29?

Easy to listening with stabil music

43 Iconoclast - Symphony X
44 Destiny - Stratovarius
45 I Am - Theocracy

As the world bleeds should be here.

I'm not baby, but I will cry to this.

Should me much higher than #43. This song is really good although the band isn't well known. - Metal_Treasure

A work of art. Sheer brilliance

46 Vain Glory Opera - Edguy
47 Wolf and Raven - Sonata Arctica

A killing intro, a killing solo, a killing vocal! The best ever!

48 Superheroes - Edguy

This is a great song by a GREAT is there 32 songs on this list before the first one from Edguy? - Steve3000

49 Nailed to the Wheel - Edguy

Their best song. A really solid, compact piece - can't be accused of being cheesy or unnecessary extended. - Metal_Treasure

50 Holy Diver - Dio

Traditional Heavy Metal

If it weren't for Dio, we wouldn't have the power metal genre.

This Is not Power Metal

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1. The Seven Angels - Avantasia
2. Eagleheart - Stratovarius
3. Rebellion in Dreamland - Gamma Ray
1. Stargazer - Rainbow
2. And Then There Was Silence - Blind Guardian
3. Dante's Inferno - Iced Earth
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2. A New World - Dark Moor
3. Scars of Yesterday - DragonForce

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