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Krazytom's 5 Best Power Metal Albums Of All Time

Going through lists of my favorite genres, and Power Metal is up first, rget ready to get epiiiiic
Temple of Shadows

An honorable mention goes to Brazils finest in Angra with this underrated gem. Some great drum and guitar work on an album that almost gets caught up in the cheesiness of modern power metal (Sonata Arctica, later Stratovarius) while still keeping things awesome
Keeper of the Seven Keys Pt. 1

A real classic of the genre, one that wouldn't be complete without this album. A little dated and rough, but leaps and bounds a head in terms of epicness, I'm Alive is the sole reason I chose this album over Pt. 2
4Iced Earth
Burnt Offerings

As I listen to this album now (what inspired me to write this list), I am just blown away by the ass-kickery of Jon Schaffer's sound, truly this band's highest point. This album just screams metal, from its heavy/fast riffs to its dark lyrics. Dante's Inferno will forever remain one of the greatest epics in Power Metal History
3 Kamelot
Epic/Black Halo

So I'll be cheating on these next slots, (this one less so since the album's concepts continue off each other), but its my list so shut up. From the operertic vochal styles to the drown right mesmerizing guest appearences (Shagrath on March of Mephisto is one of metals greatest guest spots, truly a demon incarnate this man is) and some amazing riffs on songs like Center of the Universe, When the Lights are down, Serenade. And amazing vocals on Abandoned and Morning after, Kamelot made their careers with these two albums
2 Symphony X
V: The New Mythology Suite/The Divine Wings of Tragedy

Ok so I really cheated on this one, I simply just can't decide between these two. Micheal Romeo and Russell Allen just sore through the heavens on guitar (Of Sins and Shadows, Sea of Lies, Evolution) and vocals (songs like Egypt, Pharoah, Out of the Ashes, and the Accolade) on both discs. And The sheer epicness and scale of Divine Wings title track boggles the mind.
1Blind Guardian
Imaginations From the Other Side

If I was a weaker man I would just have made this a list soley of Blind Guardian albums, the band that perfected Power Metal. Hansi's voice is so perfect for this band and its style, its insane. This album brings such energy and intensity to the genre of power metal. And the story ends could very well be their greatest song ever. Rounded out by the title track, I'm alive, and Script for my Requiem. This album has it all, and truly my favorite power metal album of all time
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