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    Posted: 28 Sep 2014 at 10:40am
I haven't been listening to new power metal for a while so I ask you: Which are the best power metal albums/new bands of this year for you? Big smile
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I've reviewed quite a bit of power metal this year. Here's a top 20 albums. 
  1. MindMaze - Back From the Edge 
  2. Elvenking - The Pagan Manifesto 
  3. Skyliner - Outsiders 
  4. Sinbreed - Shadows
  5. Scythia - ...of Conquest
  6. Xandria - Sacrificium 
  7. Falconer - Black Moon Rising
  8. Kobra and the Lotus - High Priestess 
  9. Persuader - The Fiction Maze 
  10. Grave Digger - Return of the Reaper 
  11. Stormwarrior - Thunder & Steele 
  12. Derdian - Human Reset
  13. Ancient Bards - A New Dawn Ending
  14. Savage Messiah - The Fateful Dark
  15. Iced Earth - Plagues of Babylon
  16. Alestorm - Sunset on the Golden Age
  17. Iron Savior - Rise of the Hero
  18. Gamma Ray - Empire of the Undead
  19. Morning Dwell - Morning Dwell
  20. Lord Symphony - The Lord's Wisdom
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Originally posted by adg211288 adg211288 wrote:

I've reviewed quite a bit of power metal this year. Here's a top 20 albums. 
  1. MindMaze - Back From the Edge 
  2. Elvenking - The Pagan Manifesto 
  3. Skyliner - Outsiders 
  4. Sinbreed - Shadows
  5. Scythia - ...of Conquest
  6. Xandria - Sacrificium 
  7. Falconer - Black Moon Rising
  8. Kobra and the Lotus - High Priestess 
  9. Persuader - The Fiction Maze 
  10. Grave Digger - Return of the Reaper 
  11. Stormwarrior - Thunder & Steele 
  12. Derdian - Human Reset
  13. Ancient Bards - A New Dawn Ending
  14. Savage Messiah - The Fateful Dark
  15. Iced Earth - Plagues of Babylon
  16. Alestorm - Sunset on the Golden Age
  17. Iron Savior - Rise of the Hero
  18. Gamma Ray - Empire of the Undead
  19. Morning Dwell - Morning Dwell
  20. Lord Symphony - The Lord's Wisdom


Thanks a lot, man! Now I have power metal to listen for a while LOL
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And I can add a few more to that: 
1. Sabaton - Heroes
2. Dynazty - Renatus
3. Freedom Call - Beyond
4. Dragonforce - Maximum Overload
5. Brainstorm - Firesoul
6. Sonata Arctica - Pariah's Child
7. Twilight Force - Tales of Ancient Prophecies
8. Nightmare - The Aftermath
9. Amberian Dawn - Magic Forest
10. Noble Beast - S/T

I'll stop myself at 10, so I don't go way overboard. 
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Oh, and I forgot to include the new Galneryus, which is awesome. 
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Originally posted by DippoMagoo DippoMagoo wrote:

And I can add a few more to that: 
1. Sabaton - Heroes
2. Dynazty - Renatus
3. Freedom Call - Beyond
4. Dragonforce - Maximum Overload
5. Brainstorm - Firesoul
6. Sonata Arctica - Pariah's Child
7. Twilight Force - Tales of Ancient Prophecies
8. Nightmare - The Aftermath
9. Amberian Dawn - Magic Forest
10. Noble Beast - S/T

I'll stop myself at 10, so I don't go way overboard. 


Thanks for the recommendations Wink. I agree with you, 'Vetelgyus' is awesome. Btw, I recommend you the new album of Skywings (excellent japanese power metal band) ' Vice Versa'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWZ97ZXrTxM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p8pYpx_dEU

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New Sanctuary album "The Year The Sun Died" is quite good as well
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The new Viathyn is an absolute must hear power/prog album, and they currently have it streaming (along with their debut) on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/viathyn/sets/cynosure
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The new Elvenking and Persuader albums have been the power metal highlights of the year so far for me.

And Scar Symmetry, if you include progressive death metal mixed with power metal :P
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I was sifting thru the 'Progressive Metal' part of this site, and found these guys from Iran of all places. Whispers In Crimson, they sound a bit more power metal that progressive metal to my ears, and sound pretty darned good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQtFS86CAu0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-NZlzPdlVY

Someone in the comments section on one of those videos says the singer is the guy from Sinbreed
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I'm definitely gonna check out quite a few of these, have me really curious now. Definitely enjoyed 'High Priestess' though, by Kobra and the Lotus. Awesome stuff!Thumbs Up
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Originally posted by Psydye Psydye wrote:

I'm definitely gonna check out quite a few of these, have me really curious now. Definitely enjoyed 'High Priestess' though, by Kobra and the Lotus. Awesome stuff!Thumbs Up

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I'd personally add Riot's 'Unleash the Fire' to that list...monster of an album! New vocalist is great(even better than the others imo, yes, even Tony Moore)!Clap
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Gamma Ray's Empire of the Undead was pretty awesome to me. I would second Heroes and Pariah's Child as well for sure. The new Edguy album was great too.

Edited by StargazerSlave - 24 Nov 2014 at 11:41am
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Falconer - Black Moon Rising is great, can't think of anything else, I'll get back to it when I do.
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Originally posted by LittleBig LittleBig wrote:


Falconer - Black Moon Rising is great, can't think of anything else, I'll get back to it when I do.




Sinbreed - Shadows was my second favourite power metal album last year after Falconer.
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Check these guys out, sound a bit like ICED EARTH
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