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Power Metal Bands and Artists List : Vote for your favorites.

 Power Metal Bands and Artists  List : Vote for your favorites.

Power metal is a subgenre of heavy metal combining characteristics of traditional heavy metal with speed metal, often within symphonic context. Generally, power metal is characterized by a faster, lighter, and more uplifting sound, in contrast with the heaviness and dissonance prevalent, for example, in extreme metal. Power metal bands usually have anthem-like songs with fantasy-based subject matter and strong choruses, thus creating a theatrical, dramatic and emotionally "powerful" sound.

The term was first used in the mid-1980s and refers to two different but related styles:

  • the first pioneered and largely practiced in North America with a harder sound similar to speed metal,
  • a later, more widespread and popular style based in Europe (especially Scandinavia, Germany, Greece, Spain, and Italy), South America (especially Brazil and Argentina) and East Asia with a lighter, more melodic sound and frequent use of keyboards.
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    Rainbow
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    Narnia
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    Amoral
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    Labyrinth
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    At Vance
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    Sanctuary
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    Wisdom
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    Celesty
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    Arktida
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    Majesty
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