American Power Metal vs European Power Metal



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Posted by Metal_4Ever, 07.08.2011 - 05:53
Power Metal is one of the main genres of Metal and has a huge fan-base and Power Metal refers to two different but related styles: the first pioneered and largely practiced in North America with a harder sound similar to speed metal and symphonic metal and also known as US Power Metal, and a later more widespread and popular style based in Europe (especially Germany, Italy, Scandinavia).
And here some of American Power Metal bands: Iced Earth, Kamelot, Symphony X, Manowar.
Some of European Power Metal bands: Children Of Boddom, Blind Guardian, Halloween, Nightwish.
For me American PM is closer to my heart than European, so what about you guys?

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Which Style of Power Metal is your favorite?

European Power Metal
44
American Power Metal
23

Total votes: 67
25.11.2011 - 21:42
JÄY
Metal slave
USPM owns. Agent steel, ADX (eventhough their not from US), Cage, Omen, Zandelle, Dark Empire, Destiny's End, Manilla Road, Oblivion, Pharaoh and Sacred Oath!
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25.11.2011 - 23:31
vezzy
Stallmanite
Written by JÄY on 25.11.2011 at 21:42
Manilla Road


Oh man, I totally forgot about Manilla Road. Need to listen to them again.
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25.11.2011 - 23:38
Angelic Storm
Melodious
This is a tough one, as both types have unique things about them that I like. I like more bands that fall under the Euro power metal category, so I guess I'll go with that. Though funnily enough, one of the best exponents of the US style, is actually a European band. (Nightmare from France)
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26.11.2011 - 00:52
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by JÄY on 25.11.2011 at 21:42

Oblivion,


the Canadian band? That I wouldn't called USPM straight up thrash and even technical thrash.
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26.11.2011 - 01:02
JÄY
Metal slave
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 26.11.2011 at 00:52

Written by JÄY on 25.11.2011 at 21:42

Oblivion,


the Canadian band? That I wouldn't called USPM straight up thrash and even technical thrash.

Oh! I meant Onward...my bad. MY BAD EVERYONE!
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26.11.2011 - 01:04
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by JÄY on 26.11.2011 at 01:02

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 26.11.2011 at 00:52

Written by JÄY on 25.11.2011 at 21:42

Oblivion,


the Canadian band? That I wouldn't called USPM straight up thrash and even technical thrash.

Oh! I meant Onward...my bad. MY BAD EVERYONE!


Just checked fr Oblivion on MA there are around 30 bands going by that name
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28.11.2011 - 22:20
Oaken
Hipster
Written by JÄY on 25.11.2011 at 21:42

Agent steel

That's good music. Unlike shitty euro power.
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28.11.2011 - 22:33
NLthrasher
If I check the lists I guess American Power metal, both have their good bands though
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30.11.2011 - 19:55
metalheadpunk
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Bodom a power metal band? I dont think so. Other than that i would say American.
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30.11.2011 - 20:06
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Guest on 30.11.2011 at 19:55

Bodom a power metal band?


Ahum, yes they are. Musically it's pure power metal.
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30.11.2011 - 20:12
Valentin B
Iconoclast
Normally i side with Europe in most America vs. Europe debates, but in this case, when comparing Stratovarius, Sonata Arctica or Rhapsody with Iced Earth, Kamelot and Jag Panzer, I gotta say i go with America.
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30.11.2011 - 20:14
metalheadpunk
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 30.11.2011 at 20:06

Written by Guest on 30.11.2011 at 19:55

Bodom a power metal band?


Ahum, yes they are. Musically it's pure power metal.


I dont really see it, they seem like more of a black metal band than a power metal band to me.
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30.11.2011 - 20:17
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
CoB = black metal.
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30.11.2011 - 20:17
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Guest on 30.11.2011 at 20:14

I dont really see it, they seem like more of a black metal band than a power metal band to me.


Muscially black metal? the only thing slightly black are the vocals.
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30.11.2011 - 20:18
metalheadpunk
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 30.11.2011 at 20:17

Written by Guest on 30.11.2011 at 20:14

I dont really see it, they seem like more of a black metal band than a power metal band to me.


Muscially black metal? the only thing slightly black are the vocals.


Yeah, well the only power metal bands i really listen to alot are Manowar and Helloween.
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30.11.2011 - 21:07
BitterCOld
Gringo
COB black metal? hilarious. absolutely fucking hilarious.
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30.11.2011 - 21:22
vezzy
Stallmanite
I'm sure there's a black metal band with the initials CoB.

There has to be.

Doesn't help you though.
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30.11.2011 - 21:25
Troy Killjoy
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Written by vezzy on 30.11.2011 at 21:22
I'm sure there's a black metal band with the initials CoB.

http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Chains_ov_Beleth/49981
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30.11.2011 - 21:28
vezzy
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Written by Troy Killjoy on 30.11.2011 at 21:25

http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Chains_ov_Beleth/49981


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30.11.2011 - 21:29
Troy Killjoy
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Written by vezzy on 30.11.2011 at 21:28
We're saved!

In all fairness I've never heard of them, so they could still be some cheesy melodic extreme form of power metal that MA just labels black metal for ease of access.
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02.12.2011 - 05:57
JÄY
Metal slave
Bodom =
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02.12.2011 - 07:06
BitterCOld
Gringo
He does paint his nails... corpsenails!
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20.12.2011 - 21:20
Aristarchos
It depends more on the bands than what genre they play.
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02.01.2012 - 21:10
Metal_4Ever
Written by Aristarchos on 20.12.2011 at 21:20

It depends more on the bands than what genre they play.

Well All American power metal bands are the same.. and also all European power metal bands are probably the same.. so then.
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