Top 10 Underrated Power Metal Bands


The Top Ten

1 Powerwolf Powerwolf is a German power metal band created in 2003 by Charles and Matthew Greywolf. The group is notable for having dark themes and images, both musically and lyrically.

No, it's even overrated - Doomed_God

Amen And Attack is such a good song. - DarkBoi-X

Yes. Just yes. - Cyri

2 Theocracy Theocracy is a Christian progressive power metal band founded in 2002 by Matt Smith of Athens, Georgia.

I discovered them by accident, liked several songs and didn't realise they were a Christian band. I learned about that later.
I like their music and don't care if their lyrics are Christian or not. - Metal_Treasure

3 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.

They sound like a faster and heavier version of Judas Priest and have a skilled singer with a 4 octave vocal range who sounds like Rob Halford. Awesome twin lead guitars. Crystal clear sound. They play pure metal with no influences from other genres (no rap, prog, folk). Very good songwriter (Mat Sinner). - Metal_Treasure

This band really should get more attention along with Powerwolf. If I ask most of my friends about them, or ANY metal band, there's a high chance that they never heard of them before. - 906389

4 Galneryus Galneryus is a Japanese power metal band, formed in 2001 by Yama-B (original vocalist) and Syu (guitarist). The band now consists of Syu (lead guitarist and backing vocalist), Masatoshi Ono a.k.a Sho (lead vocalist), Taka (bassist), Yuhki (keyboardist) and Morishita Fumiya (drummer). Galneryus are best more.

Extremely underrated! Seriously they have so many masterpieces.

A very good POWER METAL band! - Fretto

5 Alestrom 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 amazing! I have never heard something like this.

6 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 more.

Idiot, Blind Guardian is not underrated and in fact, they have become extremely overrated after NiME. Take a look at the top power metal bands lists on various websites on the Internet, you'll find them either at #1 or within the top 5.

Blind Guardian was underrated probably back before the released their 2015 album since then they have been getting the recognition they deserve, I'm not sure when this list was created but if it is a list that is a couple years old it is valid - germshep24

7 Firewind Firewind is a Greek power metal band. Formed in 1998, the group is currently signed to Century Media Records and was originally a small project created by guitarist, Gus G.
8 Dragonforce DragonForce are a British power metal band based in London, England. Formed in 1999, the group are known for their long and fast guitar solos, fantasy-themed lyrics, and electronic sounds in their music to add to their retro video game-influenced sound.

How is Dragonforce underrated? - DarkBoi-X

Definitely not underrated, but somewhat overhated - yungstirjoey666

NIce joke,saying Dragonforce is underrated - DejanKalinic

9 Rhapsody of Fire Rhapsody of Fire is an Italian symphonic power metal band created by Luca Turilli and Alex Staropoli, widely seen as a pioneer of the symphonic power metal subgenre.
10 Demons And Wizards Demons and Wizards is a power metal band conceived as a side-project by vocalist for Blind Guardian, Hansi Kürsch, and the guitarist for Iced Earth, Jon Schaffer.

I made a list about them (with song samples and info) so it's easy to check them out - 'Best Demons & Wizards Songs'. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Teräsbetoni Teräsbetoni is a Finnish power metal band formed in 2002. They got their first recording contract thanks to a petition, started by excited fans who wanted a recording contract for the band and sent it to several record companies. In 2008 Teräsbetoni represented Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest more.
12 Manowar Manowar is an American heavy metal band from New York City, New York. Formed in 1980, the group is known for lyrics based on fantasy and mythology.
13 Kamelot Kamelot is an American power metal band from Tampa, Florida, formed by Thomas Youngblood and Richard Warner in 1991. The Norwegian vocalist Roy Khan joined for the album Siége Perilous, and shared songwriting credit with Youngblood until his departure in April 2011. On June 22, 2012, Youngblood announced more.

YA! no one at school knows Kamelot! ( except me )! My friend knows kamelot know and said there music is good! My other friend is scared of it along with songs by epica and my last friend? She doesn't care 0_o

14 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.
15 HammerFall HammerFall is a Swedish heavy metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden. The band was formed in 1993 by ex-Ceremonial Oath guitarist Oscar Dronjak.
16 Savatage Savatage is an American heavy metal band founded by the brothers Jon and Criss Oliva in 1978 at Astro Skate in Tarpon Springs, Florida.

They are extremely underrated. Savatage played several related genres: power and speed metal, heavy metal, prog metal touching on symphonic metal. Many of their songs are probably progressive power metal. - Metal_Treasure

"Hall of the mountain king" sounds awesome! - Fretto

17 Edguy
18 Gloryhammer
19 Sonata Arctica Sonata Arctica is a Finnish power metal band from the town of Kemi, Finland. Created as a hard rock band named Tricky Beans, they later changed to Tricky Means and finally to Sonata Arctica, when they shifted to power metal.

It so SAD! They are great and people don't even know about them!

20 Twilight Force
21 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.
22 Dragonland
23 Iced Earth Iced Earth is an American heavy metal band from Tampa, Florida. It was formed in 1985 under the name Purgatory by guitarist and main songwriter Jon Schaffer and original drummer Greg Seymour.
24 Heavenly

If underrated was a crime,in case of Heavenly,death would be the right sentence.

25 Sabaton Sabaton is a power metal band from Falun, Sweden formed in 1999. The band's main lyrical themes are based on war and historical battles.
26 Pathfinder
27 Running Wild Running Wild is a German heavy metal band, formed in 1976 in Hamburg. They were part of the German metal scene to emerge in the early to mid-1980s.
28 Timeless Miracle

Criminally underrated, very few people know of these guys, which is a shame, because even though they only have one album (a second one is in the works), it is a 9/10 album for me.

29 Power Quest
30 Control Denied Control Denied was a progressive power metal band formed by death metal musician and Death founder Chuck Schuldiner
31 Grave Digger
32 Twilightning
33 Orden Ogan
34 Beyond the Black Beyond the Black is a German symphonic metal band from Mannheim originally consisting of Jennifer Haben (vocals), Nils Lesser (guitar), Christopher Hummels (guitar, vocals), Tobias Derer (drums), Erwin Schmidt (bass) and Michael Hauser (keyboard). As of August 2016, the members parted ways, with Haben more.
35 Angra
36 Dark Moor
37 Bloodbound
38 Civil War
39 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.
40 Rage Rage is a German heavy metal band, formed in 1984 by Peter "Peavy" Wagner. They were part of the German heavy/speed/power metal scene to emerge in the early to mid-1980s.
41 Riot
42 Freedom Call
43 Destroy Destroy Destroy
44 Saint Deamon

I had to.

Saint Deamon is a devilishly Underrated band and I do not see how. This band is amazing and reminds me of older metal bands. The Guitaring is really good. Drumming is good. Vocals are really good. This band is amazing for being a underground band. If you read this I recommend them sadly they only have 2 albums in 2008 and 2009 out but a new one coming finally. Some songs I recommend. The Brave Never Bleeds, Ride Forever, No mans Land, Black Symphony, And Oceans of Glory. Thanks

This Metal band is extremely underrated like devilishly underrated and it is amazing. Sadly the band only has 2 albums 2008 and 2009 but a new one coming yas!
If you get spare time I recommend
The Brave Never Bleeds
No man's land
Ride Forever
And Oceans of glory by this amazing band. Thanks!

45 Cain's Offering
46 Heroes of Forgotten Kingdoms
47 Versailles
48 Labyrinth

Amazing Progressive Power Metal from Italy. Romantic and beautiful melodies and amazing musicianship. Return To Heaven Denied and Return to Heaven Denied Pt. II are super underrated classics. - NBDFRAGGERS

49 Serenity
50 Crimson Shadows
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