Top 10 Power Metal Bands


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181 X Japan X Japan X Japan is a Japanese heavy metal band from Chiba, formed in 1982 by drummer Yoshiki and lead vocalist Toshi.

Surely, not vastly known for being specifically a 'power metal' band any more but they did, in fact, begin as a power metal band and their music of that genre exceeds a lot of those in the western mainstream. Now that they are considered 'world music' due to their variety and pure brilliance, I think it would be unfair if they took 1st on this list, so, there.

X Japan is really cool but not exactly Power metal, more like speed metal?

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182 Gloryhammer

I can't put into words how much I love this band. Many people claim they are mocking the power metal genre, which they are, but I disagree with people who say they don't take themselves seriously. such life and enthusiasm in every song, epic lyrics about an alternative medieval Scotland where dragons and medieval wizards rule. a nerds perfect escape from modern society.

A great band, every song a battle hymn or epic tale enveloping the listener into a world of space knights and ridiculously awesome lore. Every beat is a call to arms, your heart pumping in rhythm to albums of adventure and a knowing parody of the futuristic late 20th century settings imposed in many older sci-fi RPGs. I have busted no less than 10 pairs of pants whilst enjoying and losing myself in a euphoric sense of pure and unrivaled, power fueled bliss, and do not intend to stop at that number. The lyrics are so ridiculously humorous and inspiring, I cannot help but both laugh and be frozen in awe. Truly, power metal in its most awe rendering distilled, if somewhat hyperbolic, form.


This band brought me to the world of metal
such good melodie
my favourite is Universe on fire of the album Space 1992

183 Versailles

Versailles and Sonata Arctica are my favorites, love them. Seen both live and they were great.

Versailles is a great band. They play a very different power metal.
Hizaki and Teru are god guitar players, and Yuki is an awesome drummer. I don't like Kamijo's voice too much, but it's ok.

Heck yeah, Versailles are amazing! Too bad the bassist died, though. They should get back together!

Extremely underrated Japanese power metal, thy are outstanding

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184 Alestorm Alestorm Alestorm is a heavy metal band originally from Perth, Scotland. Their music is characterized by a pirate theme, and as a result they have been dubbed a "pirate metal" band by many critics and their fanbase.

Alestorm is hands down the best power metal I've ever listened to. Nobody makes pirate themed music like this. It's beautiful in every way

Pirates and power metal. Can't get much better than that!

One of the best bands I have ever heard. Such good.

Awesome band. so unique. best at what they do

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185 Pantera Pantera Pantera was a Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The group got into mainstream after changing from Glam Metal to Groove Metal. The band's most successful album is "Vulgar Display of Power". As the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, They more.

For me pantera should be in top 10.great vocals as well as great guitarist love it

Southern rock not power metal

186 Bullet for My Valentine Bullet for My Valentine Bullet for My Valentine are a Welsh metalcore band from Bridgend, formed in 1998 . The band is composed of Matthew Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget (lead guitar, backing vocals), Michael Thomas (drums) and Jamie Mathias (bass guitar). Former members include Nick Crandle and Jason James; more.

This is not even a power metal band.

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