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What album you think has been the best of Power Metal since 2000?

Angra - Temple Of Shadows37
Sonata Arctica - Silence32
Nightwish - Once32
Avantasia - The Metal Opera Pt I29
Dragonforce - Sonic Firestorm28
Rhapsody Of Fire - Power of the Dragon .24
Lost Horizon - A Flame to the Ground B..24
Symphony x - V18

Total votes: 224


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Posted by on 30.07.2006 at 03:05
I had to delete the other topic because I forgot many important albums that most be put such as: a flame to the ground beneath of lost horizon, the metal opera pt I of Avantasia, power of the dragonflame of rhapsody of fire (for me they're still being rhapsody) and once from nightwish.
Well as I said beefore my favourite album is temple of shadows of Angra for the creativity, the brasilian percussions, the latin feeling and the good ballads and speedy songs on it.
Don't forget to explain your choose and if the album that you consider the best is not in the list say it but please vote for one of the list thats the reason why I didn't put other in this new poll.
Now enjoy and fight for your opinion!



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ThunderAxe1989
Irreligious

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Age: 25
From: Bahamas

  11.10.2008 at 03:17
Nice thread

from the list I like Sonata Arctica, Rhapsody and Lost Horizon

goddamn! I fvcking hate calling them rhapsody OF FIRE (such a gay name ), but anyway lol, it's their album I'll vote for. It's the only one I own from the list too. Aw man and the closing track on that album is too epic to be true, it just leaves you wanting more!
Metalbound7

Posts: 228

Age: 25
From: Mexico

  17.11.2008 at 11:17
Mmm... Best Power Metal albums since 2000 so far are:

1. Edguy - Hellfire Club
2. Dream Evil - DragonSlayer
3. Primal Fear - Seven Seals
4. Rebellion - Miklagard
5. Lost Horizon - A Flame To The Ground Beneath
6. Kamelot - Ghost Opera
7. Angra - Temple of Shadows
8. Sonata Arctica - Silence
9. Manowar - Warriors Of The World
10. Rhapsody - Power of The Dragonflame
BuzzPhil

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From: Canada

  16.03.2009 at 23:02
I'm a very big fan of Sonata Arctica and I love all their albums especially Silence, but i love all those albums.
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Diabolos
Space For Rent!

Posts: 1522

Age: 26
From: Austria

  16.03.2009 at 23:46
Sabaton - Primo Victoria --> by far the best imo
Wyrd

Posts: 292
From: Canada

  25.03.2009 at 00:07
No Demons and Wizards!? What the Fuck!?
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BattleHamster

Posts: 48

Age: 24
From: USA

  27.03.2009 at 23:24
For the sake of my sanity, I'll tell myself that you left A Night at the Opera and A Twist in the Myth off because we can just assume that Blind Guardian would win.

Having convinced myself of this, I must echo Falconer and several others: what about Demons & Wizards?

(If I had to choose one of the above, I'd probably go with Avantasia. Tobias Sammet does some pretty great stuff. The Scarecrow is good, but I still miss Unambiguously-Metal!Avantasia.)
Angel Of Mercy

Posts: 276

Age: 20
From: UK

  15.09.2009 at 16:34
Ooo. This maybe a controversial one. But I happen to love " Ultra Beatdown" by Dragonforce cause I love the melody and I love the guitar on it. Maybe that's just me.

Or the "Art Of War" by Sabaton.
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Ellrohir
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  16.09.2009 at 12:23
I prefer your Sabaton choice Ultra Beatdown is crap imo, especially compared to older albums by DF
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Peuranpuolikas

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Age: 23
From: Finland

  16.09.2009 at 12:45
Blind Guardian - A Night at the Opera
Sabaton - Primo, Attero and War are all great

Wild card is Demons & Wizards - Crimson King (I like TBtCK more than their debut).
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Zmaj Ognjeni Vuk
To Mega Therion

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Age: 27
From: Serbia

  16.09.2009 at 14:20
Whoa, what a list! No Helloween (The Dark Ride), no Sabaton (Primo Victoria, The Art of War - ok this one is post 2006), no Iced Earth (Horrow Show, The Glorious Burden), no Masterplan (!!! The first two albums)...
I'll pick "Once" out of these for sure, with "Silence", "A Flame to the Ground Beneath" and "The Metal Opera pt. 1" trailing slightly behind.
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Angel Of Mercy

Posts: 276

Age: 20
From: UK

  16.09.2009 at 14:44
Written by Ellrohir on 16.09.2009 at 12:23

I prefer your Sabaton choice Ultra Beatdown is crap imo, especially compared to older albums by DF


Yeah, I prefer "The art of war" to "Ultra Beatdown"
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Aristarchos

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Age: 29
From: Sweden
  08.10.2009 at 11:04
Freedom Call - Eternity & Blind Guardian - A Night At The Opera is the two best ones.
Yogi

Posts: 5

Age: 43
From: USA

  20.10.2009 at 09:40
Kamelot - The Black Halo
Angel Of Mercy

Posts: 276

Age: 20
From: UK

  24.11.2009 at 10:55
I forgot to mention Ghost opera by Kamelot.

And if your going through all power metal and it's sub genres i'd have to say

Wintersun's debut.
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IronAngel

Posts: 4337

Age: 25
From: Finland

  25.11.2009 at 01:11
Such poor choices.

Kamelot - Epica. This is the power metal album of all time.

Blind Guardian - A Night At the Opera

Nightwish - Wishmaster

Gamma Ray - No World Order

Iced Earth - Horrow Show. Not bad either.

Can't think of any other great power metal releases lately. None of the listed stuff comes close to these albums, particularly the first two.
His Eminence
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  25.11.2009 at 06:49
One of my favorite power metal bands is Dragonland from Sweden. In my opinion everything they've released is great, but their two latest ones, Starfall and Astronomy, were especially enjoyable for me. Kamelot - Epica has been mentioned alot too, and I agree with it as well.
Hellish Star

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Age: 44
From: Belgium

  25.11.2009 at 20:41
From this list Nightwish. The only other band I care about is Lost Horizon....
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Sulac

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Age: 22
From: USA

  03.07.2010 at 00:24
I have to go with Angra, even though I like Symphony X, Dragonforce, Nightwish, and Rhapsody of Fire better as bands. Temple of Shadows is just a superb album though.
Alexi93

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From: Turkey
  04.07.2010 at 14:48
In my opinion Sonata Arctica - Silence.
Wyrd

Posts: 292
From: Canada

  05.07.2010 at 05:05
Written by Guest on 25.11.2009 at 06:49

One of my favorite power metal bands is Dragonland from Sweden. In my opinion everything they've released is great, but their two latest ones, Starfall and Astronomy, were especially enjoyable for me.


Haha! yes, I agree, Dragonland's last 2 albums were vary outstanding! Astronomy 10/10
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Infernal Eternal

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Age: 100
From: Greece

  05.06.2012 at 11:42
I voted for Silence but where's Renegade and Crimson Thunder? You put Sonic Firestorm in the list and not one of the above-mentioned albums?
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Brütal Legend

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Age: 27
From: USA

  05.06.2012 at 20:10
For me it's
Helloween - 7 Sinners
Sabaton - The Art Of War
Edguy - Mandrake
Firewind - The Premonition
Iced Earth - Dystopia
Dragonforce - The Power Within (Which to me, tops anything they've done.)
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Dentura
Shadow King

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Age: 20
From: USA

  07.12.2012 at 03:34
My favorite is Blind Guardian's A Night At The Opera. A truly brilliant album with great performances all round and awesome songwriting. And Then There Was Silence is one of the most epic songs I've heard.
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musclassia

Posts: 137

Age: 22
From: UK

  15.12.2012 at 18:37
Out of those on offer, Temple Of Shadows, but even without other greats like A Night at the Opera by BG and The Premonition by Firewind, no Kamelot albums? The Black Halo is in my top 5-10 albums full stop, and Karma is pretty exceptional too. I do like Iced Earth's Horror Show too, and probably more albums I forget
Evil Chip

Posts: 492

Age: 23
From: Chile

  12.01.2013 at 07:18
Temple of Shadows. I can't stand the others too except for Symphony X - V

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