Top 10 German Power Metal Bands

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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 ...read 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.

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

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8 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

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9 Running Wild Running Wild
10 Orden Ogan

The Contenders

11 Unisonic Unisonic

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

12 Freedom Call
13 Paragon Paragon
14 At Vance
15 Stormwitch
16 Rage Rage
17 Firestorm Firestorm
18 Mystic Prophecy
19 Seventh Avenue
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