Power Metal Songs with the Best Solos

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Power Metal solos are usually fast but melodic. There are lots of power metal bands and lots of great solos. But not many ranking lists. In this list I have tried my best and chose best solos possible. I've also taken some helps from other sites so I can add popular solos. I hope you'll like these.

The Top Ten

1 Wolf & Raven - Sonata Arctica Wolf & Raven - Sonata Arctica

Yes, I also realize that power metal solos are overlooked but these solos are among the hardest to play in whole metal. They are very fast and usually long but they also must keep the melody. I would say power metal solos are pretty demanding. - Metal_Treasure

A lot of solos came on my mind. I didn't know which I have to put on number 1. Finally I added it on number 1. - zxm

2 Battle Against Time - Wintersun
3 Kissing the Shadows - Children of Bodom

This song is interesting because Children of Bodom are basically a death metal band and vocals are still death growls but I agree the song can be considered power metal with folk tunes. And yes, this is one of the best Alexi solos. Keyboards solo is also great. - Metal_Treasure

4 Head Up High - Firewind
5 Holy Thunderforce - Rhapsody of Fire
6 Through the Fire and Flames - Dragonforce
7 Starsmaker (Elbereth) - Dark Moor Starsmaker (Elbereth) - Dark Moor
8 Riding the Eagle - Primal Fear

Yes, I've heard the song. This song has an awesome solo. The starting of solo kinda reminds me of Warfaze's Boshe Achi outro solo. Very fast licks. - zxm

Guys, please give a listen to this solo - it always reminds me of a taking off plane (3:00-4:00).
General info: fast solo on twin lead guitars, about 40 seconds long. This would be at least in my top 5. - Metal_Treasure

9 Mirror Mirror - Blind Guardian
10 Keeper of the Seven Keys - Helloween

It has 4 distinct solos, or 4-13 solos because the 4th solo has 8-9 mini-solos in it. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Fight for Your King - Fairyland
12 Majesty - Blind Guardian

Just listen to that solo... Oh yeah

13 Ride the Sky - Helloween

It's almost 2 minutes long, fast and awesome. - Metal_Treasure

14 Unholy Warcry - Rhapsody
15 Banish from Sanctuary - Blind Guardian

One of my favorite solos by them, fast and about 1 minute long (2:30-3:30) - Metal_Treasure

16 Strike - Primal Fear

This band is one of the best for solos, if not the best currently. I think their twin lead guitars are awesome.
Also, check out my lists Top 10 Primal Fear Guitar Solos - Metal_Treasure

17 Gates of Babylon - Rainbow
18 San Sebastian - Sonata Arctica
19 Rain - Gamma Ray

About 1:10 minutes long (not among the fastest by Kan Hansen though) - Metal_Treasure

20 Dethrone Tyranny - Gamma Ray

About 30 seconds long but it's very fast (4.00-4.30). - Metal_Treasure

21 And There Was Silence - Primal Fear
22 I Am - Theocracy
23 Stargazer - Rainbow

One of the earliest power metal solos ever recorded. - zxm

24 The Last Journey Home - DragonForce

Minute 02:49 to 5:18 the most frenetic solo I ever heard

25 Arising Thunder - Angra
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Top Remixes

1. Wolf & Raven - Sonata Arctica
2. Battle Against Time - Wintersun
3. Kissing the Shadows - Children of Bodom
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