Best Power Metal Songs


The Top Ten

1 Rebellion in Dreamland - Gamma Ray


Best power metal song

Everything about this song is definitive power metal. The blinding guitar solos, the fist pumping chorus, the fantastic lyrics. It's the best.

Not only the top pm song, but also a top song overall... it's easily a Bohemian Rhapsody level, if not better - somekindofaguy

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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!

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.

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

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3 Emerald Sword - Rhapsody

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.


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4 I Want Out - Helloween

Should be in the 1st place

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

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. - somekindofaguy

This song is a masterpiece

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5 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.

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6 Eagleheart - Stratovarius

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.

Everything from Stratovarius is masterpiece..

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7 Through the Fire and Flames - DragonForce

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.

Why is this so damn low, this song is without doubt a masterpiece and Dracula by Iced Earth is also awesome...

The best power metal song in my opinion. all the guitar solos and the fast drums make me feel pumped and ready to do something important in my life

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8 And Then There Was Silence - Blind Guardian


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

The best song ever written

Most awesome power song ever!

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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



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

Sooo damn epic!

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The Newcomers

? Uprising - Sabaton
? Captain Morgan's Revenge - Alestorm

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 Black Diamond - Stratovarius

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

Absolutely this is the best song I was and I will hear it EVER

13 Keeper of the Seven Keys - Helloween

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

Absoltely perfect. The amazing mix of fast guitar solos, soaring vocals and fantastical lyrics create one of, if not the most "epic" song I have ever heard.

I am surprised this is at #13. I truly believe this should be in the top 3, along with And Then There Was Silence / Blind Guardian and Rebellion in Dreamland / Gamma Ray.
These are epic power metal songs. - Metal_Treasure

14 Heroes of Our Time - DragonForce

Best epic fantastic song ever

We'll all find our sacrifice tomorrow

Warriors forever glorious we are victorious

epic solo

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15 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.


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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 Sanctified with Dynamite - Powerwolf

Awesome song, the chorus "Die, die, die tonight, sanctified with dynamite." is awesome!

The only songs I like better than this one are from the same band, so keep doing what you're doing, Powerwolf

How Is it possible? Just 2 Powerwolf musics hear?

So amazing and so melodic I love it! - romerova

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18 Full Moon - Sonata Arctica

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

Epic song one of my favorites

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19 Stargazer - Rainbow

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

Not pm - somekindofaguy

20 Unholy Warcry - Rhapsody
21 Tears of a Mandrake - Edguy
22 The Throne - Blind Guardian
23 Cry Thunder - Dragonforce

Amazing song. Everything power metal is about.

Yes, just great, sums up power metal for me.

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24 Lost in the Twilight Hall - Blind Guardian
25 The Cage - Sonata Arctica
26 Beyond the Space, Beyond the Time - Pathfinder
27 Watching Over Me - Iced Earth
28 Dante's Inferno - Iced Earth

Thrashy Epic Heavy Metal, not power. - somekindofaguy

29 Primo Victoria - Sabaton

What better power metal than songs about REAL people?

Sabaton rules all the ways. - RoutaMetal

Through the Gates of hell!

World of tanks is a fun game and tgis song is epic.

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30 Death is Just a Feeling - Avantasia

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

31 Framing Armageddon - Iced Earth
32 The Shadow of Uther - Kamelot
33 Sacrimony - Kamelot
34 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 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.

This song is mind-altering.

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 In the Heart of Stone - Dark Moor

One of the greatest songs of all time.
Truly amazing.
A girl sings this awesome song.

37 Amaranth - Nightwish
38 A Voice in the Dark - Blind Guardian
39 Sons of Winter and Stars - Wintersun

This is possibly the best example of musical perfection

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

40 White Pearl, Black Ocean - Sonata Arctica

Lyrical masterpiece that holds a very deep meaning, should be much higher.

This is the Number 1 Hit!

Masterpiece truly

When you have the change one song to hear, Then Sonata Arctica WHITE PEARLS, BLACK OCEAN VOTE IIITTT

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41 Dethrone Tyranny - Gamma Ray

How the hell is this not top 10?!

42 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! - somekindofaguy

43 Glory to the Brave - Hammerfall

Just an amazing song

44 Wolf and Raven - Sonata Arctica

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

yas :V

45 Lord of the Blacksmiths - Falconer
46 Iconoclast - Symphony X
47 The Road Again - Dark Moor
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 Vain Glory Opera - Edguy
50 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

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Top Remixes (14)

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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