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353 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Helloween
1983, Germany
Power Metal, Heavy Metal
2
Stratovarius
1984, Finland
Power Metal
Visions (1997)  #34
Visions of Europe (1998)  [Live]  #112
Infinite (2000)  #113
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)  #23
Karma (2001)  #87
One Cold Winter's Night (2006)  [Live]  #159
5
Gamma Ray
1989, Germany
Power Metal, Speed Metal, Heavy Metal
Land of the Free (1995)  #116
Power Plant (1999)  #153
6
Avantasia
2000, Germany
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
The Metal Opera (2001)  #58
Moonglow (2019)  #72
The Scarecrow (2008)  #154
7
Angra
1991, Brazil
Power Metal, Progressive Metal, Symphonic Metal
Temple of Shadows (2004)  #19
Rebirth (2001)  #91
Holy Land (1996)  #438
8
Galneryus
2001, Japan
Power Metal, Neoclassical Metal, Progressive Metal
Resurrection (2010)  #124
Angel of Salvation (2012)  #370
9
Nightwish
1996, Finland
Symphonic Metal, Power Metal
Oceanborn (1998)  #40
Once (2004)  #312
Dark Passion Play (2007)  #371
10
Children of Bodom
1997, Finland
Melodic Death Metal, Power Metal
Hate Crew Deathroll (2003)  #129
Follow the Reaper (2000)  #151
Hatebreeder (1999)  #202
11
Sonata Arctica
1999, Finland
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
Ecliptica (1999)  #88
Silence (2001)  #300
Reckoning Night (2004)  #475
12
Symphony X
1994, United States
Progressive Metal, Power Metal, Neoclassical Metal
13
Edguy
1992, Germany
Power Metal, Heavy Metal
Mandrake (2001)  #99
Hellfire Club (2004)  #188
Theater of Salvation (1999)  #459
14
Heavenly
1994, France
Power Metal
Virus (2006)  #50
Dust to Dust (2004)  #89
Sign of the Winner (2001)  #305
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)  #118
Jealousy (1991)  #512
Endless Rain (1989)  [Single]
17
Rage
1986, Germany
Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, Power Metal
Lingua Mortis (1996)  #471
Strings to a Web (2010)  #576
Trapped! (1992)  #862
18
Dragonforce
2001, United Kingdom
Power Metal
The Power Within (2012)  #553
Valley of the Damned (2003)  #1499
Inhuman Rampage (2006)  #2005
19
Primal Fear
1997, Germany
Heavy Metal, Power Metal
Unbreakable (2012)  #526
Devil's Ground (2004)  #898
Seven Seals (2005)  #1021
20
Dark Moor
1993, Spain
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
The Gates of Oblivion (2002)  #510
Tarot (2007)  #1158
From Hell (2003)  [Single]
21
Iced Earth
1988, United States
Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Thrash Metal
Alive in Athens (1999)  [Live]  #511
Horror Show (2001)  #1122
22
Anthem
1981, Japan
Heavy Metal, Power Metal
Bound to Break (1987)  #500
Hunting Time (1989)  #713
Immortal (2006)  #973
23
Firewind
1998, Greece
Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Neoclassical Metal
Days of Defiance (2010)  #575
The Premonition (2008)  #982
Allegiance (2006)  #1649
24
At Vance
1998, Germany
Neoclassical Metal, Power Metal
Only Human (2002)  #349
The Evil in You (2003)  #1478
No Escape (1999)  #2407
25
Luca Turilli's Rhapsody
2011, Italy
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
Ascending to Infinity (2012)  #146
Cinematic and Live (2016)  [Live]  #570
26
Masterplan
2001, Germany
Power Metal, Heavy Metal
Masterplan (2003)  #360
Aeronautics (2005)  #953
MK II (2007)  #1585
27
Nocturnal Rites
1990, Sweden
Power Metal, Death Metal
Grand Illusion (2005)  #415
The 8th Sin (2007)  #662
Shadowland (2002)  #900
28
Theocracy
2002, United States
Power Metal, Progressive Metal
Ghost Ship (2016)  #233
Mirror of Souls (2008)  #248
As the World Bleeds (2011)  #424
29
Lost Horizon
1990, Sweden
Power Metal, Progressive Metal
30
Vision Divine
1998, Italy
Power Metal, Progressive Metal
Stage of Consciousness (2005)  [Video]
The Perfect Machine (2005)  #1135
31
HammerFall
1993, Sweden
Heavy Metal, Power Metal
Threshold (2006)  #1311
Crimson Thunder (2002)  #1889
32
DGM
1994, Italy
Progressive Metal, Power Metal
FrAme (2009)  #365
The Passage (2016)  #1456
Momentum (2013)  #2254
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
Hibria
1996, Brazil
Power Metal
Defying the Rules (2004)  #1190
The Skull Collectors (2008)  #3498
36
Freedom Call
1998, Germany
Power Metal
Beyond (2014)  #2323
M.E.T.A.L. (2019)  #2571
Stairway to Fairyland (1999)  #3098
37
Adagio
2000, France
Progressive Symphonic Metal, Power Metal
Underworld (2003)  #601
Sanctus Ignis (2001)  #1213
A Band in Upperworld (2004)  [Live]  #2040
38
Secret Sphere
1997, Italy
Power Metal, Progressive Metal
A Time Nevercome (2001)  #1069
Heart and Anger (2005)  #1878
39
ReinXeed
2002, Sweden
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal
1912 (2011)  #928
Majestic (2010)  #1678
The Light (2008)  #3584
40
Serenity
2001, Austria
Power Metal, Symphonic Metal, Progressive Metal
War of Ages (2013)  #676
Fallen Sanctuary (2008)  #1919
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 38,792
Reviews : 9,050
Albums : 139,490
Lyrics : 185,482