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371 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Helloween
1983, Germany
Power Metal, Heavy Metal
2
Stratovarius
1984, Finland
Power Metal
Visions (1997)  #29
Visions of Europe (1998)  [Live]  #109
Infinite (2000)  #148
3
Rhapsody of Fire
1995, Italy
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
4
Kamelot
1991, United States
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal, Progressive Metal
The Black Halo (2005)  #26
Karma (2001)  #93
One Cold Winter's Night (2006)  [Live]  #163
5
Gamma Ray
1989, Germany
Power Metal, Speed Metal, Heavy Metal
Land of the Free (1995)  #119
Power Plant (1999)  #146
6
Angra
1991, Brazil
Power Metal, Progressive Metal, Symphonic Metal
Temple of Shadows (2004)  #17
Rebirth (2001)  #97
Holy Land (1996)  #395
7
Avantasia
2000, Germany
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
The Metal Opera (2001)  #60
Moonglow (2019)  #76
The Scarecrow (2008)  #176
8
Galneryus
2001, Japan
Power Metal, Neoclassical Metal, Progressive Metal
Resurrection (2010)  #126
Angel of Salvation (2012)  #409
9
Nightwish
1996, Finland
Symphonic Metal, Power Metal
Oceanborn (1998)  #38
Once (2004)  #367
Dark Passion Play (2007)  #368
10
Children of Bodom
1997, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Power Metal
Hate Crew Deathroll (2003)  #114
Follow the Reaper (2000)  #154
Hatebreeder (1999)  #213
11
Sonata Arctica
1999, Finland
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
Ecliptica (1999)  #101
Silence (2001)  #310
Reckoning Night (2004)  #528
12
Symphony X
1994, United States
Progressive Metal, Power Metal, Neoclassical Metal
13
Edguy
1992, Germany
Power Metal, Heavy Metal
Mandrake (2001)  #102
Hellfire Club (2004)  #214
Theater of Salvation (1999)  #440
14
Heavenly
1994, France
Power Metal
Virus (2006)  #50
Dust to Dust (2004)  #103
Sign of the Winner (2001)  #338
15
Blind Guardian
1986, Germany
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal, Speed Metal
16
X Japan
1982, Japan
Visual Kei, Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, Power Metal
Blue Blood (1989)  #135
Jealousy (1991)  #444
Endless Rain (1989)  [Single]
17
Rage
1986, Germany
Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, Power Metal
Lingua Mortis (1996)  #525
Strings to a Web (2010)  #596
Trapped! (1992)  #694
18
Dragonforce
2001, United Kingdom
Power Metal
The Power Within (2012)  #608
Valley of the Damned (2003)  #1560
Inhuman Rampage (2006)  #1878
19
Primal Fear
1997, Germany
Heavy Metal, Power Metal
Unbreakable (2012)  #573
Seven Seals (2005)  #744
Devil's Ground (2004)  #1001
20
Dark Moor
1993, Spain
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
The Gates of Oblivion (2002)  #524
Tarot (2007)  #1236
From Hell (2003)  [Single]
21
Iced Earth
1988, United States
Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Thrash Metal
Alive in Athens (1999)  [Live]  #562
The Glorious Burden (2004)  #1222
22
Firewind
1998, Greece
Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Neoclassical Metal
Days of Defiance (2010)  #576
The Premonition (2008)  #1044
Allegiance (2006)  #1747
23
Anthem
1981, Japan
Heavy Metal, Power Metal
Bound to Break (1987)  #550
Hunting Time (1989)  #762
Immortal (2006)  #1036
24
At Vance
1998, Germany
Neoclassical Metal, Power Metal
Only Human (2002)  #374
The Evil in You (2003)  #1569
No Escape (1999)  #2560
25
Luca Turilli's Rhapsody
2011, Italy
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
Ascending to Infinity (2012)  #193
Cinematic and Live (2016)  [Live]  #620
26
Nocturnal Rites
1990, Sweden
Power Metal, Death Metal
Grand Illusion (2005)  #405
The 8th Sin (2007)  #667
Shadowland (2002)  #955
27
Masterplan
2001, Germany
Power Metal, Heavy Metal
Masterplan (2003)  #391
Aeronautics (2005)  #1020
MK II (2007)  #1677
28
Lost Horizon
1990, Sweden
Power Metal, Progressive Metal
29
Theocracy
2002, United States
Power Metal, Progressive Metal
Mirror of Souls (2008)  #266
Ghost Ship (2016)  #270
As the World Bleeds (2011)  #474
30
Vision Divine
1998, Italy
Power Metal, Progressive Metal
31
HammerFall
1993, Sweden
Heavy Metal, Power Metal
Threshold (2006)  #1404
Crimson Thunder (2002)  #1882
32
DGM
1994, Italy
Progressive Metal, Power Metal
FrAme (2009)  #398
The Passage (2016)  #1554
Momentum (2013)  #2195
33
Time Concerto
Korea
Neoclassical Metal, Power Metal
The Redemption (2011)  [Single]
Broken Faith (2010)  [Single]
Nameless Death (2009)  [Single]
34
Insania
1992, Sweden
Power Metal
35
Secret Sphere
1997, Italy
Power Metal, Progressive Metal
A Time Nevercome (2001)  #1134
Lifeblood (2021)  #1357
36
Manowar
1980, United States
Heavy Metal, Power Metal
Hail to England (1984)  #1128
Kings of Metal (1988)  #1217
Sign of the Hammer (1984)  #2658
37
Freedom Call
1998, Germany
Power Metal
Beyond (2014)  #1962
M.E.T.A.L. (2019)  #2386
Stairway to Fairyland (1999)  #3292
38
Hibria
1996, Brazil
Power Metal
Defying the Rules (2004)  #1273
The Skull Collectors (2008)  #3704
39
Adagio
2000, France
Progressive Symphonic Metal, Power Metal
Underworld (2003)  #697
Sanctus Ignis (2001)  #1295
A Band in Upperworld (2004)  [Live]  #2153
40
Serenity
2001, Austria
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal, Progressive Metal
War of Ages (2013)  #745
Fallen Sanctuary (2008)  #2031
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 39,852
Reviews : 9,583
Albums : 144,700
Lyrics : 194,293