Top 10 Underrated Power Metal Bands


The Top Ten

1 Powerwolf Powerwolf
2 Primal Fear 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

3 Galneryus

A very good POWER METAL band! - Fretto

4 Theocracy 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

5 Blind Guardian 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.
6 Alestrom 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.
7 Dragonforce 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.

NIce joke,saying Dragonforce is underrated - DejanKalinic

8 Firewind 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.
9 Demons And Wizards 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

10 Teräsbetoni 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.

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The Contenders

11 Gamma Ray 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.
12 Rhapsody of Fire Rhapsody of Fire
13 Manowar 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.
14 Kamelot 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.
15 HammerFall 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 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 Helloween 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.
18 Sonata Arctica 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!

19 Edguy Edguy
20 Twilight Force
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