Re: Let's do a couple of lists...

Date:2020-04-02 08:18:32
In Reply To:Let's do a couple of lists... by Pirage
Good idea mate, here is my top 20 power metal albums, hopefukky I haven't forgotten any.

Blind Guardian - Nightfall In Middle Earth
Classic flawless concept power metal it's best.

Sonata Arctica - Ecliptica
Was so fresh, young and innocent when I first heard, sure they might have done better, but his is great.

Nightwish - Oceanborn
Still my fave, this will never be bettered, Tarja at her best.

Cain's Offering - Gather The Faithful
Kotoand and Jani make magic together, Timo singing his best in years.

Masterplan - Aeronautics
Classic Jorn, brilliant songs!

Helloween - Keeper 1&2
These two are genre defining and I couldn't split them.

Luca Turilli - Prophets Of The Last Eclipse
Had to have one of Luca's solo efforts and this is my fave.

Gamma Ray - Somewhere Out In Space
Love the sound of this, it's fast and full of great songs.

Gloryhammer - Tales From The Kingdom Of Fife
Despite the silliness I really like the sound and has superb songs

Kiuas - Lustdriven
My fave obscure band from Finland, very quirky and unusual.

Sabaton - Carolus Rex
Hard to pick only one, but this and Art Of War are pretty close.

Labyrinth - Return To Heaven Denied
Classic from the Italians and the golden vox of Rob Tyrant

Angra - Holy Land
Classic Angra, way ahead of it's time

Time Machine - Act II Galileo
Obscure Italians with a classic concept album.

Stratovarius - Infinite
Love the sound, production and massive drums on this.

Rhapsody - Dawn Of Victory
Had to pick only one, the first 4 are pretty close for me, but this one always sounded a little better.

Dragonforce - Valley Of The Damned
Another band that started an almost new sub genre of power metal, this one still sounds so fresh.

Avantasia - The Metal Opera
Something new, fresh and exciting, still remmeber when and where I was when I played it on my discman!

Eldritch - Headquake
Another Italian band who did a trio of power/prog albums that were pretty good.
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