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5.0 classic
Blind Guardian Tales from the Twilight World
Children of Bodom Something Wild
Children of Bodom Hatebreeder
Dark Tranquillity The Gallery
Death Individual Thought Patterns
Gamma Ray Somewhere Out in Space
Helloween Keeper of the Seven Keys: The Legacy
Iced Earth Burnt Offerings
Jon Schaffer skillfully combines both genres with dark atmospheres to create one of the best Thrash and Power Metal albums ever composed. The album is filled with incredible playing from each member; especially Matt Barlow, then-new vocalist for Iced Earth. Each song is another journey through anger and sadness, with their record company, foolish teenage romance, and religious individuals with "holier-than-thou" attitudes being the band's targets. However, none of these songs (Burnt Offerings, Last December, Brainwashed respectively) come even close to Dante's Inferno, the 16 minute album closer that transcends moods and has each member doing their absolute best work with their skill.
Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Kalmah Swamplord
Kamelot Karma
Megadeth Rust in Peace
This was the first album I ever purchased for a reason. There isn't a single moment of this metallic onslaught that doesn't warrant a listener's full attention; with aggression emitting from every member of the band. I would list the songs I recommend, but you can just look at the track list (though I can't deny that Tornado of Souls is the defining song of Thrash Metal).
Megadeth Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?
Its a pity Rust in Peace will always cause fans to overlook Mustaine's first masterpiece. This album features some of Megadeth's best songs, and contains some of the best song-writing in a Thrash album. The only problem is the cover of "I Ain't Superstitious", which feels out of place on in between the two fastest songs on the album: "Bad Omen" and "My Last Words".
Testament The New Order

4.5 superb
Anthrax Worship Music
Blackguard Profugus Mortis
Blind Guardian Somewhere Far Beyond
Blind Guardian Imaginations from the Other Side
Children of Bodom Follow the Reaper
Children of Bodom Hate Crew Deathroll
Death The Sound of Perseverance
Death Scream Bloody Gore
DragonForce The Power Within
Firewind Days of Defiance
Gamma Ray Land of the Free
Gamma Ray No World Order
Gamma Ray Majestic
Grave Digger Rheingold
Helloween Walls of Jericho
Helloween 7 Sinners
Helloween Master of the Rings
Iced Earth Night of the Stormrider
Iced Earth Horror Show
Iced Earth Dystopia
Iron Maiden Somewhere in Time
Iron Maiden A Matter of Life and Death
Iron Maiden Piece of Mind
Iron Maiden Dance of Death
Kamelot The Fourth Legacy
Megadeth Killing Is My Business...
Megadeth Rust in Peace Live
Mystic Prophecy Regressus
Overkill Taking Over
Overkill Ironbound
Overkill The Electric Age
Persuader The Hunter
Persuader Evolution Purgatory
Rage The Missing Link
Rage Secrets In A Weird World
Slayer Show No Mercy
Stratovarius Elements, Pt. 1
Stratovarius Nemesis
Testament The Legacy
Testament The Gathering
X Japan Art of Life

4.0 excellent
Anthrax Spreading the Disease
At The Gates Terminal Spirit Disease
Blind Guardian A Night at the Opera
Blind Guardian Follow the Blind
Blind Guardian A Twist in the Myth
Blind Guardian Nightfall in Middle-Earth
Children of Bodom Halo of Blood
Dark Tranquillity Damage Done
David Wise Donkey Kong Country 2 Soundtrack
Death Symbolic
Death Angel The Ultra-Violence
DragonForce Sonic Firestorm
Firewind The Premonition
Firewind Allegiance
Gamma Ray Insanity and Genius
An impressive album by Gamma Ray, after their forgettable "Sigh No More" release. The album returns to a sound similar to "Heading For Tomorrow", and has some of the best crafted songs the band has made (until Kai took over). Fans of Power Metal should definitely listen to Tribute to the Past, Last Before the Storm, Heal Me, and Your Turn is Over.
Helloween Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I
Helloween The Dark Ride
Iced Earth The Dark Saga
Iron Maiden Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden The Final Frontier
When the Wild Wind Blows, The Talisman, The Man Who Would Be King, and Starblind are the end-result of 30 years of writing incredible songs and albums. Outstanding material overall; but has a poor song or two.
Iron Savior Iron Savior
Judas Priest Painkiller
Judas Priest Unleashed in the East
Kalmah They Will Return
Kalmah 12 Gauge
Kamelot Epica
KISS Creatures of the Night
KISS Alive!
Kreator Coma of Souls
Masterplan Masterplan
Masterplan Time to Be King
Megadeth Youthanasia
Megadeth Endgame
Megadeth So Far, So Good...So What!
Mystic Prophecy Savage Souls
Nightrage Wearing a Martyrs Crown
Nobuo Uematsu Final Fantasy VI: Original Soundtrack
Primal Fear Unbreakable
Primal Fear Seven Seals
Primal Fear Black Sun
Rage 21
Harsher singing in some songs, along with an overall heavier feel, makes this a good successor in comparison to its predecessor (Strings to a Web). Well-varied, but lacks the consistency of the previous album.
Rage Trapped!
Riot Thundersteel
Running Wild Port Royal
Rush Moving Pictures
Sabbat Dreamweaver
Scorpions Love At First Sting
Slayer South of Heaven
Slayer Seasons in the Abyss
Sonata Arctica Ecliptica
Sonata Arctica Reckoning Night
Soundtrack MegaMan X8 OST
Soundtrack MegaMan 10 OST
Soundtrack Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
Stratovarius Infinite
Stratovarius Visions
Symphony X Paradise Lost
Testament The Formation of Damnation
Testament The Ritual
Van Halen Van Halen II
Voivod Killing Technology
Wintersun Wintersun

3.5 great
Annihilator Never, Neverland
Anthrax Fistful of Metal
At The Gates Slaughter of the Soul
Blind Guardian Battalions of Fear
Blind Guardian At the Edge of Time
Children of Bodom Relentless Reckless Forever
Dark Tranquillity Character
Death Leprosy
Death Human
Death Angel Act III
Dio Sacred Heart
Dokken Under Lock and Key
DragonForce Valley of the Damned
Edge of Sanity Crimson II
Ensiferum Ensiferum
Firewind Between Heaven And Hell
Flotsam and Jetsam No Place for Disgrace
Gamma Ray Land of the Free II
Helloween Gambling With The Devil
Helloween High Live
Excellent live release from Helloween. The production and performances are top-notch, yet the setlist could have been better.
Iced Earth Plagues of Babylon
In Flames Colony
In Flames The Jester Race
Iron Maiden Powerslave
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast
Iron Savior Battering Ram
Iron Savior Megatropolis
Iron Savior The Landing
Judas Priest Stained Class
Kalmah Swampsong
Kalmah The Black Waltz
Kamelot The Black Halo
KISS KISS
KISS Dressed to Kill
Koji Kondo Super Mario 64 OST
Kreator Phantom Antichrist
Loudness Thunder In The East
Masterplan Aeronautics
Not quite as good as the debut, but "Crimson Rider" and "Black in the Burn" are probably the best songs Masterplan has ever created.
Masterplan MK II
Mike DiMeo's vocals are not quite as strong as Lande's, though the instrumentals and album as a whole are pretty inspired.
Mastodon Remission
Megadeth The System Has Failed
Megadeth United Abominations
Megadeth Countdown to Extinction
Metallica Kill 'Em All
Mystic Prophecy Vengeance
Nightingale The Breathing Shadow
Nightrage Descent Into Chaos
Nobuo Uematsu Final Fantasy V: Original Soundtrack
Overkill Horrorscope
Overkill Feel the Fire
Persuader When Eden Burns
Combine Nightfall in Middle-Earth with Thrash Metal. This is approximately the end-result.
Primal Fear Nuclear Fire
Protest The Hero Fortress
Rage Strings To A Web
Rage Perfect Man
Rush Clockwork Angels
Sabaton Attero Dominatus
Sacred Reich Ignorance
Sodom Agent Orange
Sonata Arctica Silence
Stratovarius Twilight Time
This album is really overlooked; it may not have Tolkki on vocals, but the songs are all pretty good, and are a bit more varied compared to other Stratovarius albums.
Symphony X The Odyssey
Testament Souls of Black
Testament First Strike Still Deadly
Certainly a unique Testament album; many of their best songs off of their first two albums are rerecorded in a much heavier style. With that said, you are probably better off getting The Legacy and The New Order before this; as interesting an album this is.
Testament Dark Roots of Earth

3.0 good
Aerosmith Rocks
Amon Amarth Twilight of the Thunder God
Anthrax Persistence of Time
Autopsy Mental Funeral
Production is really bad, but if you get past that (or enjoy the rougher productions of the 80s/90s Death Metal albums), you will find a really enjoyable and varied Death Metal album.
Dream Theater Images and Words
Edguy Mandrake
Gamma Ray Power Plant
Gamma Ray Hell Yeah! The Awesome Foursome
Gamma Ray Empire of the Undead
Grave Digger The Grave Digger
Helloween Better Than Raw
Helloween Helloween
Helloween Straight Out of Hell
Iced Earth Something Wicked This Way Comes
In Flames Clayman
Iron Maiden Virtual XI
Iron Maiden Flight 666: The Original Soundtrack
Iron Maiden Fear of the Dark
Iron Maiden Brave New World
Iron Savior Dark Assault
Judas Priest Defenders of the Faith
Judas Priest A Touch Of Evil Live
Jun Senoue Sonic Adventure 2: Multi-Dimensional Soundtrack
Jun Senoue Sonic Adventure Original Soundtrack
Kamelot Eternity
KISS Asylum
This is MUCH better than the previous Glam Metal efforts...but is still too generic to warrant anything higher than a 3/5. Still, I'm Alive, King of the Mountain, Who Wants to Be Lonely and Tears are Falling aren't songs you should pass up on; while the Gene Simmons songs are.
KISS Alive II
Koji Kondo Super Mario World
Machine Head The Blackening
Machine Head Unto the Locust
Megadeth Th1rt3en
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Nobuo Uematsu Final Fantasy IV: Original Soundtrack
Nocturnal Rites Afterlife
It is pretty generic, but it is enjoyable enough to deserve a listen.
Overkill The Years of Decay
Overkill Under The Influence
Pantera Cowboys from Hell
Powerwolf Blood of the Saints
Primal Fear Primal Fear
Primal Fear Delivering the Black
Rush 2112
Savage Circus Of Doom And Death
Sonata Arctica Winterheart's Guild
Soundtrack MegaMan 9 OST
Stratovarius Fright Night
Stratovarius Fourth Dimension
Symphony X The Damnation Game
Thunderstone Thunderstone
Unisonic Ignition
Van Halen Van Halen
Van Halen Women and Children First
Vicious Rumors Digital Dictator

2.5 average
Aerosmith Toys in the Attic
Amon Amarth Surtur Rising
Anthrax Among the Living
Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell
Blackguard So it Begins
This album puts far too much emphasis on the "Folk" part of their style compared to its follow-up.
Children of Bodom Are You Dead Yet?
Death Spiritual Healing
Dethklok The Dethalbum
As undeniably metal this album is, it is not remarkable by any stretch of the imagination. There is almost an even split between the good and mediocre songs.
Dio The Last in Line
DragonForce Inhuman Rampage
Edguy Theater of Salvation
Meh album. Half of the album is pretty decent while the other half is really forgettable.rThe end of Theater of Salvation is pretty funny though.
Evile Five Serpent's Teeth
Unoriginal thrash, but decent. You could do so much better, but also a lot worse...
Firewind Forged by Fire
Gamma Ray Heading for Tomorrow
Grave Digger The Clans Will Rise Again
Grave Digger Tunes of War
Helloween Keeper of the Seven Keys Part II
Iced Earth Framing Armageddon
Despite pointless interludes, this was a much better album than what I was expecting. Generally a better album than Glorious Burden, at the very least...
Iron Maiden Death on the Road
Iron Maiden Killers
Iron Maiden A Real Dead One
Iron Savior Condition Red
Iron Savior Rise of the Hero
Judas Priest Sad Wings of Destiny
Kamelot Ghost Opera
KISS Love Gun
KISS Sonic Boom
Kreator Pleasure to Kill
Megadeth Cryptic Writings
Metallica Metallica
Mystic Prophecy Satanic Curses
Nightrage Insidious
Nocturnal Rites In a Time of Blood and Fire
Ultimately a fun release, but not the most creative or unique in Power Metal.
Primal Fear 16.6: (Before the Devil Knows You're Dead)
Primal Fear Devil's Ground
Queen Innuendo
Rage Welcome To The Other Side
Running Wild Blazon Stone
Running Wild Under Jolly Roger
Rush Permanent Waves
Sabaton Carolus Rex
This is simple Power Metal. Nothing more, nothing less.
Stratovarius Elysium
Stratovarius Destiny
Testament Practice What You Preach
Van Halen 1984
Yngwie Malmsteen Marching Out

2.0 poor
Aerosmith Pump
All That Remains For We Are Many
Amon Amarth With Oden on Our Side
Anthrax State of Euphoria
At The Gates The Red in the Sky Is Ours
Black Majesty Stargazer
Children of Bodom Blooddrunk
Dark Angel Darkness Descends
Dio Holy Diver
Dokken Tooth and Nail
Firewind Few Against Many
Flotsam and Jetsam Doomsday for the Deceiver
Gamma Ray To the Metal
Grave Digger Clash of the Gods
There are a few good songs here-and-there (Home at Last, Death Angel), but not enough to warrant multiple listens. This is just another average, generic power metal album that only the most hardcore of fans will really enjoy.
Helloween Rabbit Don't Come Easy
The problem isn't the style. I love simple Power Metal if it is done well...but this album has way too many boring moments to be essential; let alone purchase-worthy.
Iced Earth Iced Earth
Iced Earth Days of Purgatory
Iced Earth The Glorious Burden
In Flames Whoracle
Iron Maiden Rock in Rio
Iron Maiden The X Factor
Iron Maiden A Real Live Dead One
Iron Savior Unification
This is Power Metal at its most generic. Little of this album stands out; with only the covers of Gorgar and Neon Knights, along with newly-penned tracks Coming Home and Starborn, being the only things worthwhile among 10 boring, plodding tracks. Avoid.
Judas Priest Screaming for Vengeance
Judas Priest Ram It Down
Kamelot Silverthorn
KISS Alive III
KISS Hotter Than Hell
KISS Destroyer
KISS Lick It Up
Megadeth The World Needs a Hero
Megadeth Risk
Metallica Master of Puppets
Norther Mirror of Madness
Ozzy Osbourne Blizzard of Ozz
Persuader The Fiction Maze
Primal Fear Jaws of Death
This is pretty boring stuff here, Mr. Scheepers...A step down compared to the debut and Nuclear Fire, even if Final Embrace is the band's best song.
Primal Fear New Religion
Protest The Hero Scurrilous
Savage Circus Dreamland Manor
Slayer Reign in Blood
Slayer Hell Awaits
Slayer Divine Intervention
Sonata Arctica Stones Grow Her Name
Soundtrack MegaMan: The Power Battle OST
Stratovarius Episode
This is unbelievably boring. Speed of Light and Father Time are the only worthwhile songs on this...
Symphony X The Divine Wings of Tragedy
Symphony X V: The New Mythology Suite
Testament Demonic
Unisonic Unisonic
Van Halen Fair Warning
Voivod Nothingface

1.5 very poor
Aerosmith Classics Live
Arch Enemy Wages of Sin
Blackguard Firefight
Cain's Offering Gather the Faithful
Gamma Ray Skeletons And Majesties
Gamma Ray Sigh No More
This album boils down to a couple of awesome songs, a few decent songs, and 6 songs of boredom. Stick with Heading for Tomorrow or Kai's albums.
Grave Digger The Last Supper
Lacks the drive, and songwriting, that made Rheingold so good. Power Metal has never sounded so poorly played and robotic.
Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction
Helloween The Time of the Oath
Iced Earth Overture of the Wicked
Iron Maiden No Prayer for the Dying
Iron Maiden A Real Live One
Judas Priest British Steel
Judas Priest Jugulator
KISS Animalize
Metallica Death Magnetic
Metallica Reload
Metallica Load
Ozzy Osbourne Scream
Ozzy Osbourne Bark at the Moon
Pantera The Great Southern Trendkill
Trivium Ascendancy
Trivium The Crusade
Van Halen Diver Down

1.0 awful
Attack Attack! (US) Someday Came Suddenly
Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold
Helloween Unarmed
And this is why Helloween should just stay with Power Metal.
Iced Earth The Crucible of Man
No matter how good Divide Devour may be, this is easily the worst Power Metal album I have
ever heard.
Judas Priest Demolition
Judas Priest Turbo
KISS Music from "The Elder"
KISS Crazy Nights
Lou Reed Metal Machine Music
Lou Reed and Metallica Lulu
Metallica St. Anger
Ozzy Osbourne Black Rain
Pantera Metal Magic
Spinal Tap Shark Sandwich
Stratovarius Stratovarius
The Immortals Mortal Kombat - The Album
Waking The Cadaver Perverse Recollections of a Necromangler
Wold Screech Owl
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