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The Five Points of the Pentagram, Point 5: Heavy/Power/Prog/Avant-Garde Metal

Last Updated: September 17 2014

A collection of my favorite NWOBHM, Prog/Avant-Garde, Power and good ol' traditional heavy metal. As a result, this list has a wide variety of sounds but hey, pentagrams only have 5 points so whatevs. One album per band and in no particular order other than alphabetical. List will be updated semi-regularly with new shit so remember to stop by every so often!

1. The Short List
2. Angel Witch - Angel Witch
3. Angra - Temple Of Shadows
4. Blind Guardian - Nightfall In Middle-Earth
5. Diamond Head - Lightning To The Nations

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Created by Fearmeister on 24.08.2013



My Top 50 Power Metal Albums 2008

1. Leverage - Blind Fire
2. DragonForce - Ultra Beatdown
3. Balflare - Sleeping Hollow
4. Dreamtale - Phoenix
5. Stormwarrior - Heading Northe

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Created by feather_light on 16.08.2013



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My favourite Power Metal Albums

Since many of you felt annoyed by my previous list title I changed it and hopefully you will be ok with it.Power up everybody!!!

1. Helloween - Keeper of the Seven Keys Part II
2. Blind Guardian - Imaginations From the Other Side
3. Helloween - Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I
4. Riot - ThunderSteel
5. Gamma Ray - Land of the Free

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Created by stormlord77 on 29.04.2013



Metal Essentials: Albums You Should Have In Your Collection

I will try to be as subjective as I can and it won't include only my favorite genres as I will try to include albums from all Metal sub-genres because I think it's important to get exposed to all kinds of metal so that a person may create a good taste in Metal music. (Might include more than 1 album per band).

1. Deep Purple - Machine Head
2. Judas Priest - Stained Class
3. Scorpions - Taken By Force
4. Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell
5. Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast

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Created by Mountain King on 10.02.2013



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My Favourite Albums, One Per Band.

I tried to put one album per band, so it was a fucking hard choice in many cases.
Anyway, all of them are great albums in it' genre.
No order followed.

1. Almah - Fragile Equality
2. Andre Matos - Mentalize
3. Arryan Path - Ira Imperium
4. Avantasia - The Metal Opera Part 1
5. Astral Doors - New Revelation

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Created by kahn84 on 13.09.2012



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My Favorite Rock/Metal Ballads

The best ballads in the history of Metal. Of course, all these bands and other bands have really good ballads but this list shows the very best, handpicked by me. In alphabetical order by bands name to make the list less chaotic and not by order of preference.

1. Accept - Eat The Heat
2. Accept - Blood Of The Nations
3. Adagio - Underworld
4. Aerosmith - Aerosmith
5. Allen/Lande - The Battle

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Created by Mountain King on 07.01.2012



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Personal Favorite Guitar Solos

As a long time guitarist, i have a passion to learn and play guitar riffs and solos and these ones are an ultimate guide for guitar playing. Some solos are just more memorable than others and the following are the most well craftted solos i have heard till now.

1. Scorpions - Love At First Sting
2. Judas Priest - Painkiller
3. Symphony X - The Odyssey
4. Savatage - Edge Of Thorns
5. Stratovarius - Visions

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Created by Mountain King on 25.02.2011



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My Favourite Power Metal Albums

1. Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part I
2. Kamelot - The Black Halo
3. Dark Empire - Distant Tides
4. Mystic Prophecy - Fireangel
5. Persuader - When Eden Burns

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Created by Kamil on 12.01.2011



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My Favourite Progressive Metal Albums

1. Outworld - Outworld
2. Symphony X - Iconoclast
3. Beyond Twilight - Section X
4. Adagio - Archangels In Black
5. Adagio - Sanctus Ignis

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Created by Kamil on 25.12.2010



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Best Of European Power Metal

Simply a list of the 30 best Power Metal albums of the European/Melodic style in my opinion. One album per band and in order of preference, although the order may change over time.

1. Gamma Ray - Land Of The Free
2. Blind Guardian - Tales From The Twilight World
3. Kiuas - The Spirit Of Ukko
4. Dark Moor - The Hall Of The Olden Dreams
5. Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part I

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Created by R'Vannith on 22.12.2010



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Top 10 of 2008

1. Biomechanical - Cannibalised
2. Scar Symmetry - Holographic Universe
3. Firewind - The Premonition
4. Almah - Fragile Equality
5. Zimmers Hole - When You Were Shouting At The Devil... We Were In League With Satan

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Created by Kamil on 23.11.2010



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The Greatest Power Metal Albums Of All Time

The best Power Metal albums by the best bands in the genre. The albums are not in any specific order, at least after the first 10. I placed more than 1 album per band cause they really deserve to be here. Feedback is appreciated.

Note: I edited the list and changed the title because there are albums that deserve to be here and I felt 20 albums are not enough

1. Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part I
2. Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part II
3. Angra - Temple Of Shadows
4. Angra - Rebirth
5. Stratovarius - Visions

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Created by Mountain King on 09.04.2010