Top 10 Power Metal Questions to Ask Users of TheTopTens


The Top Ten

1 Helloween or Blind Guardian?

No contest. Helloween is one of the coolest bands I've heard - ryanrimmel

Helloween. But it's a close battle. - IronSabbathPriest

Blind Guardian's power metal is kinda different and they have unique, creative styles and one of the best lead singers -Hansi Kursh and so I choose them. - LightningBlade

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2 Best Power Metal Band?

Helloween, they have great band members all round. As well as some fantastic songs and albums. I can highly recommend them. - IronSabbathPriest

I say Blind Guardian.
Helloween had some really bad albums whilst Blind Guardian didn't. Some Blind Guardian albums are not that amazing but can't be called bad.

Besides, Helloween hasn't released anything mindblowing since the Keeper II (80s), whereas Blind Guardian have been improving over time and had great albums in the 90s and 00s. Their 2015 album is awesome, too. - Metal_Treasure

My answer will never change, Helloween - ryanrimmel

Dragonforce is the best!

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3 Rhapsody or Hammerfall?

Hammerfall. Both bands are great, but Hammerfall made a song called "At The End of the Rainbow." It's fuel for my inner childishness. - Merilille

I'll do with Rhapsody, it's a tough one though - ryanrimmel

4 Best Power Metal Album?

1. Demons & Wizards (Demons & Wizards)
2. Nightfall In Middle-Earth (Blind Guardian)
2. Keeper of the Seven Keys, Pt.2 (Helloween)

PS. Demons & Wizards - a side project of Hansi Kursch (Blind Guardian) and Jon Schaffer (Iced Earth). - Metal_Treasure

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5 Michael Kiske or Andi Deris?

Kiske. Although Deris is pretty underrated. - IronSabbathPriest

Deris is talented, but nothing compared to Kiske - ryanrimmel

6 Best Power Metal Song?

Nightfall - Blind Guardian. Such a unique song. - Metal_Treasure

Eagle Fly Free - Helloween. I'm sorry - ryanrimmel

7 Best Power Metal Vocalist?

Nobody ever compares to Michael Kiske in terms of talent - ryanrimmel

In my opinion, Ralf Scheepers. He's the vocalist for Primal Fear. - 906389

Michael Kiske - his vocal skills/ technique are the best. Hansi is 2nd best.
However, a new breakdown should be done because Hansi's been improving several aspects of his skills since 2000 now, and has been widening his range.
Maybe their vocal skills are already equal.

By the way, even according to the previous breakdowns Hansi's range was a bit wider than Kiske's. Not a big deal, Hansi's got 2 notes more but I think Hansi added at least half an octave within recent 10-15 years (to his higher register).
Many people think Kiske's range is wider because he hits higher notes. It's totally wrong - vocal range isn't the highest note a singer hits; range is an interval, distance between the lowest and the highest note.

Range isn't everything though. There are about 20 standard criteria used to compare 2 singers in a breakdown. - Metal_Treasure

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8 Michael Kiske or Hansi Kürsch?

Hansi. I know, Kiske has a fantastic voice, however it kind of wears on me after a while. Almost as if he's trying to sound like Bruce Dickinson a little too much. Whilst Hansi is enjoyable at any time.

Both fantastic though. - IronSabbathPriest

Both are phenomenal but I prefer Hansi - his voice is darker, fuller and more powerful. Hansi also puts more passion and emotion in his singing. And he is unbelievably versatile - he can sound very harsh but also very soft. My favorite singer of all time. Can't get enough. - Metal_Treasure

2 immensely talented vocalists. But as I say, nobody compares to Kske - ryanrimmel

9 Sabaton or Manowar?

I'd say Manowar.

I'm not a fan of these bands but I have nothing against them and I like some songs. Sabaton have good songs with great energy but Manowar also have good songs. Manowar are amazing live and Eric Adams is a better singer than Joakim Brodén. Actually Eric is one of the best metal singers, very underrated.

Bands like Sabaton and Turisas exist thanks to Manowar - Manowar released the first power metal album and they were the first band that focused on battles, etc. Basically, Manowar invented battle metal.
So Manowar. - Metal_Treasure

Manowar was very influential, but I'm not a huge fan. Sabaton all the way! - ryanrimmel

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10 Stratovarius or Sonata Arctica?

A close battle here, I'll go with Sonata Arctica - ryanrimmel

The Contenders

11 Gamma Ray or Helloween?

Helloween. I like Gamma Ray though - ryanrimmel

12 Best Power Metal Guitarist?

Andre Olbrich.Fron "Battalions of Fear" to "Beyond the Red Mirror",not a SINGLE piece of music he wrote was bad.Who,other than the father of genre,Kai Hansen,can fight against that? No one I know - DejanKalinic

1. Gus G (Firewind)
2. Yngwie
3. Kai Hansen (Gamma Ray, Helloween)
4. Timo Tolkki (Stratovarius)
5. Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear) - Metal_Treasure

13 Best Power Metal Drummer?
14 Powerwolf or Sabaton?

This is a tough question. But in the end, my answer will always be Sabaton. - 906389

15 Best Power Metal Bassist?
16 Best Power Metal Keyboardist?

Jens Johansson, no competition here. - Metal_Treasure

17 Edguy or Primal Fear?
18 Halloween or Keeper of the Seven Keys?
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