Top 10 Power Metal Bands


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61 Magic Kingdom
62 Imperial Circus Dead Decadence Imperial Circus Dead Decadence Imperial Circus Dead Decadence (ICDD) is a Japanese metal band with a lot of different influences. The band was formed in 2007 in Fukuoka. They have released 2 EPs and 2 full-length albums so far, which are received well among fans of Japanese extreme metal, especially their second full-length "Kuruoshiku...". more.

One of the best Japanese bands in the underground black metal scene!

A conglomerate of symphonic, black, death, and power in Japanese and the fictional ("Taihaisekai") language!  What's not to headbang to?

63 Twilight Force

These guys must be higher on the list! Their debut, plus the recently released Heroes of Mighty Magic contain some of the greatest (and cheesiest) power metal choruses and melodies ever written! Not to mention those blistering neoclassical solos! Easily in my top 5!

These guys deserve more recognition, their debut and their most recent album are pretty good

I love this band

Esta será de las mejores dentro de poco tiempo

64 Fairyland Fairyland Fairyland is a symphonic power metal band from France created in 1998 by songwriters Philippe Giordana and Willdric Lievin in 1998.

I don't know why this band isn't famous. Their music is just epic. Listen to one of their songs and you will understand.

I like their first album a lot I could listen to it all day. They should a least made like 8 or 5 but they only 3 well great symphonic power metal band I love them a loT!

Awesome symphonic power metal band. But never became that much famous. - zxm

65 Hibria

These guys are true power metal straight out of Brazil. Listen to tiger punch or steel lord on wheels. It'll blow your mind how great these guys are.

Most severely underrated PowerMetal band out there! These guys should do the music for the next F-Zero game

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66 Turisas Turisas Turisas is a Finnish metal band from Hämeenlinna. They were founded in 1997 by Mathias Nygård and Jussi Wickström, and named after an ancient Finnish God of war.

Turistas is one of the best power metal for me! Their song piece by piece is just OH MY GOD!

Why is Turisas here in 132th place? They're amazing.

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67 Dragonland

This band has carried an epic tale reminiscent of many high fantasy films and books and expressed it in a way in which you would never had imagined throughout a trilogy of epic symphonic-power-metal albums which only seem to get better and better. Aside from this, their 2006 title "Astronomy" is by far one of the most thrilling and unique albums I have ever heard. Give them a listen!

In all honesty, Dragonland has several good albums. But in light of the subject they will not likely make it beyond these. People just don't listen to them.

Realistically they should be far closer to the top. Their mewest album, under the grey banner, is the Best symphonic power metal album made in many years, no doubt.

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68 Viper

Amazing band from the 80's/90's! It revealled Andre Matos as one the best vocalist! He was second place on the worldwide contest to replace Iron maiden's Bruce Dickinson! Viper's "Theater of fate" is a wonderful album!

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69 Helstar

It depends on your definition of power, death, black, metal, speed metal, progressive, etc... Great Band...

70 Shaman

While Shaman is a great band, I wouldn't call pre-Korpiklanni (or Korpiklanni, itself), power metal. Shaman is folk metal, through and through.

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71 Rage Rage

I know RAGE since 2013 at the festival Masters of Rock in Czech, they played as Lingua Mortis Orchestra feat. RAGE. The performace was awesome and since then they are my number 1 band. So much great music since album Trapped!. Definitely a must-know band.

My favorite power metal band! They rock and their music survived throughtout the years. Rock on!

72 Bloodbound

These guys are fantastic. I stumbled upon one of their songs and continued to listen to more of their stuff. I have yet to find a bad song. They have some classic metal anthems to power ballads and everything in between. One of my new favorite bands. Check out Moria and Behind The Moon.

These guys are amazing. I have yet to find a bad song. Check out In the name of metal. Epic band and I will choose them over Edguy, Hammerfall and blind Guardian anyday!


In the name of metal!

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73 Narnia

Greatest power metal band of all time period.

74 Mystic Prophecy
75 Masterplan

WHAT? Masterplan is definitely on the top 5 Power Metal bands of all time.

Masterplan, with the songs Blue Europa, Black in the burn and Heroes, should definitely be among top 10, AT LEAST.

Get out a here! This band seems to be very under estimated! Every album is a masterpiece!

Masterplan is awesome especially there older albums when they had Jorn Lande

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76 Ensiferum Ensiferum

My all time favorite band but this is folk metal. Not power metal. Maybe some earlier stuff has power metal style but ensiferum is folk metal.

I have tried 12-15 songs of theirs. But those didn't sound like power metal. - zxm

Wow just wow. Why are this band so low on the list. An absolute gem of a band. Perfect if you love saxon and viking lore. Which I do. I am a self oobsessed pagan follower of Odin and bands like Manowar Hammerfall and Ensiferum are absolutely brilliant.
My list would have been
1. Hammerfall
2. Ensiferum
3. Keldian
5. Falconer
6. Glory Hammer
7. Helloween
8. Dragonforce
9. Rhapsody
10. Dragonland

77 Celesty

Don't miss listening to this band! Really love this band. it sounds fantastic!

78 Funeral Anthem
79 Orden Ogan

How the hell is orden ogan not higher on this list, their technical mastery of power, folk, and progressive metal is insane!

It's criminal that Orden Ogan are ranked so low. Have been described as the heir to Blind Guardian's throne.

80 Crimson Glory Crimson Glory Crimson Glory is an American progressive metal band that formed in 1979 under the name Pierced Arrow.

Crimson Glory is a progressive metal band in the veins of Queensryce & early Fates Warning, but their second album Trancendence is the work of legends. That album combined power metal & Queensryche before Stratovarius & Blind Guardian hit the scene. Midnight (R.I. P) had the voice as well as the attitude. Where Dragon's Rule is a perfect indicator of that. As I said their a progressive metal act in the veins of Queensryche, the Trancendence easily trumps over half the catalogs of most of these power metal bands.

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