RE: BEST POWER METAL(MELODIC)BANDS OF ALL TIME.
Posted by: John Q ()
Date: May 24, 2000 05:38PM

Maiden comes after Helloween?! In your dreams maybe... Less consistent? The first 7 Maiden albums range from phenomenal to great - HW is not even in the same ballpark there - sorry. Of course, Maiden has never been melodic power metal to begin with - they are 'just' classic heavy metal and HW's biggest influence along with old Queensryche - whereas 'Ween is the epitome of melodic power/speed metal and probably the biggest source of inspiration for the likes of Stratovarius, HammerFall, Edguy, Angra, Rhapsody, Labyrinth, and Blind Guardian. All these bands have released some good stuff, even though A LOT of it is very similar musically, and Andre Matos is a terrible singer in comparision to powerhouse vocalists like Halford, Dickinson, Gillan or Tate.
I also think that Savatage (with Criss Oliva), Vicious Rumors (with Carl Albert), Crimson Glory (first 2 albums), Virgin Steele, Jag Panzer, Impellitteri, Riot, Leatherwolf etc. have released better, more original sounding music than the latest crop of bands you mention. Also, iffy (drum) production aside, but if you think of the new Crimson Glory as 'alternative' - you need help. This is heavy fuckin' metal, pure and simple. And to call Loudness cheesy - have you ever even listened to the album with Masaki from EZO and especially 'Disillusion' (which blew away Metallica's 'Kill 'Em All' at the time...)? I think 'chessy' is reserved for stuff like 'Pink Bubbles Go Ape' or Angra covering 'Wuthering Heights' - now there is an embarassment of major proportions. Oh yeah, Pegazus qualify as well - doesn't Oz have any decent metal bands anymore?

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SubjectViewsWritten ByPosted
BEST POWER METAL(MELODIC)BANDS OF ALL TIME. 238 KAOS FAN 05/24/2000 03:32PM
RE: BEST POWER METAL(MELODIC)BANDS OF ALL TIME.133John Q05/24/2000 05:38PM
RE: BEST POWER METAL(MELODIC)BANDS OF ALL TIME. 144Surfpunk05/25/2000 07:04AM
RE: BEST POWER METAL(MELODIC)BANDS OF ALL TIME. 136 KAOS FAN 05/25/2000 03:29PM
Halford - Matos 151John Q05/26/2000 10:16AM
RE: Hmmm.... 128 Don 05/25/2000 03:50PM
I loved Riot - Thundersteel 153 Tom Krupa 05/26/2000 12:03AM
RE: Mind Odyssey! 148 Chris Pope 05/26/2000 05:50AM
Stratovarius!?! (np) 138 EchoMan 05/26/2000 08:56PM


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