Top 10 German Power Metal Bands


The Top Ten

1 Blind Guardian Blind Guardian Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large more.

Blind Guardian! One of the most successful power metal bands but yet so underrated! Whatever these guys do is a masterpiece! I love their epic and speed style they are really unique! I hope they will keep going that strong forever! - BlindGuardianValhalla

The best power metal band and their live performance proves it.

Last week I had the opportunity to see Blind Guardian with Grave Digger. I'm kicking myself for missing it - ryanrimmel

2 Helloween Helloween Helloween is a German power metal band founded in 1984 in Hamburg, Northern Germany. The band is a pioneering force in the power metal genre, and their second and third studio albums, Keeper of the Seven Keys: Part I and Part II, are considered masterpieces of the genre.

They were great in the 80s. But unfortunately they haven't released a mindblowing album since The Keeper II, which was long ago - in 1988. - Metal_Treasure

Helloween are the godfathers of power metal! Totally one of my favorite bands of all time I love all the music and all the frontmen haha - BlindGuardianValhalla

3 Gamma Ray Gamma Ray Gamma Ray is a power metal band from Hamburg, northern Germany, founded and fronted by Kai Hansen after his departure from the German power metal band Helloween.

One of the best bands for sure! Kai Hansen is the master of metal! - BlindGuardianValhalla

4 Avantasia Avantasia Avantasia is a German supergroup rock opera project created by Tobias Sammet, vocalist of the band Edguy.

Best supergroup ever! Tobias sammet is so underrated as an artist! And their last album 'ghostlights' was a true masterpiece... Just give this band a listen and you will fall in love for sure! - BlindGuardianValhalla

5 Primal Fear Primal Fear Primal Fear are a German metal band formed in 1997 by Ralf Scheepers and Mat Sinner. They play heavy metal, power metal and speed metal. Primal Fear remind of Judas Priest but Primal Fear are faster and heavier. They use twin (dual) lead guitars. Ralf Scheepers voice reminds of Rob Halford.
6 Edguy Edguy

Edguy! What a band! I have no words to describe how great they are haha - BlindGuardianValhalla

7 Powerwolf Powerwolf Powerwolf is a German power metal band created in 2003 by Charles and Matthew Greywolf. The group is notable for having dark themes and images, both musically and lyrically.

Dark Power Metal with sacral influence and Latin chorus...gorgeous

Best of them all

8 Running Wild Running Wild Running Wild is a German heavy metal band, formed in 1976 in Hamburg. They were part of the German metal scene to emerge in the early to mid-1980s.

Running Wild and Grave Digger should be in first 3 with Helloween.

One of the best Heavy Power Metal bands ever, one of the veterans in Metal

9 Grave Digger Grave Digger

An underrated power/heavy metal band! I love the melodic but rough sound of them! They are really unique and they have really interesting music! - BlindGuardianValhalla

Haha Grave Digger... priceless... - Britgirl

10 Unisonic Unisonic Unisonic is a German hard rock/power metal supergroup, founded in 10 November 2009 by Helloween singer Michael Kiske alongside Dennis Ward and Kosta Zafiriou from Pink Cream 69 and Mandy Meyer, formerly in Asia and Gotthard.

Kai Hansen and Michael Kiske are so good together. They shouldn't have parted ways in the early 90s - Helloween lost its mojo without them. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Rage Rage Rage is a German heavy metal band, formed in 1984 by Peter "Peavy" Wagner. They were part of the German heavy/speed/power metal scene to emerge in the early to mid-1980s.
12 Orden Ogan

This band just gets better and better after each album release, their latest album gunmen is brilliant

13 Paragon Paragon
14 Freedom Call
15 At Vance At Vance At Vance is a German neoclassical/power metal band. They were formed by vocalist Oliver Hartmann and guitarist Olaf Lenk in 1998.
16 Mystic Prophecy

Grat band! Perfect singer and awesome guitars!

17 Stormwitch
18 Firestorm Firestorm
19 Seventh Avenue
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