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May 6, 2009 7:35 AM   Subscribe

A brief primer on the joys of pre-DragonForce power metal, starting with Blind Guardian - Imaginations From The Other Side.

Angra - Carry On
Kamelot - Ghost Opera
Gamma Ray - Shine On
Nocturnal Rites - Ring Of Steel
Stratovarius - Eagleheart
Helloween - Keeper of the Seven Keys Pt. 1
Hammerfall - Hammerfall
Iced Earth - Declaration Day
Metal Church - Badlands
Labyrinth - Heaven Denied
posted by jbickers (16 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

... and with that last one, I have used up all of my nerd points for the month of May.
posted by jbickers at 7:36 AM on May 6, 2009

Just watch these, I think you'll love them.
posted by gman at 7:37 AM on May 6, 2009

I love it!
posted by CynicalKnight at 7:37 AM on May 6, 2009

Can't get with any of this. Maybe Savatage's Hall of the Mountain King video, but only for the lulz.
posted by The Straightener at 7:45 AM on May 6, 2009

Blind Guardian's And Then There Was Silence is still the most epic song I have ever heard.
posted by adamdschneider at 7:51 AM on May 6, 2009

I think Royal hunt deserves a mention.
posted by metastability at 8:03 AM on May 6, 2009

hall of the mountain king.
posted by Hammond Rye at 8:09 AM on May 6, 2009

I'm kind of partial to King Grief: Raider Of Triumph
Also Necroperverter: Destined To Damnation.
posted by Sailormom at 8:23 AM on May 6, 2009

Dragonforce:Herman Li is cool
posted by pantsrobot at 8:35 AM on May 6, 2009

Rhapsody - Holy Thunderforce. Damn I love this song. (Though, I guess I'm not sure if they're pre-Dragonforce, so I don't know if this really fits.)

And speaking of EPIC:
Meshuggah - I. They had to split it into parts on youtube because it's that damn awesome. (Also, long.) (And I guess I have the same timing question on this one.)
posted by inigo2 at 8:36 AM on May 6, 2009

No Manowar?
posted by sciurus at 8:47 AM on May 6, 2009 [1 favorite]

Well, here's Manowar playing "Battle Hymns" with a bunch of extra musicians and motorcycles on stage.
posted by evisceratordeath at 9:00 AM on May 6, 2009

This is just an excuse to post some German power metal videos & assorted stuff.

I'm totally OK with that.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 9:06 AM on May 6, 2009

posted by sciurus at 9:27 AM on May 6, 2009

Sonata Arctica has a keytar.
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 9:30 AM on May 6, 2009

What's next, a Shrapnel Records FPP?
posted by The Straightener at 1:42 PM on May 6, 2009

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