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History Lesson of Power Metal Music

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Power metal is a style of heavy metal music that combines traditional elements with metal and speed to create a unique symphonic sound . The term “power metal” is often used to describe two different styles , but similar : the first is a variant of North America with a metallic sound similar speed and the second a more popular style of describing a lighter more melodic music, based mainly Europe . The European variant is what we are discussing today.

Originally from the new wave of British heavy metal , also called melodic power, melodic, and in some cases the “flower” of metal, was developed largely by the likes of Helloween, Stratovarius and Blind Guardian. The music itself is often very fast with emphasis on tremolo picking and fast solos and is almost always very melodic. Keyboards playing the melody orchestrated guitars have become a pillar of power metal, as it swept Europe and picked up influences from classical and popular music on the road .

The voice of power metal are influenced by the likes of hevily Dio, Rob Halford of Judas Priest , Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden, and Eric Adams of Manowar . They tend to be almost always sung correctly, instead of screaming or grunted as is common in much of modern metal lyrical , and often in a higher register . It is not uncommon for singers to layer for a strong chorus voice in your records , as it was developed by the singer and frontman of Blind Guardian Hansi Kürsch .

The lyrical themes of power metal can be as varied as the lyrical themes throughout the heavy metal as a genre. There are, however , tend to have a greater tendency of these bands write lyrics, and even paint a picture reminiscent of medieval or fantasy novels . Concept albums are not uncommon in the power metal bands like Rhapsody Legendary Tales and Fire saga , which is often based on the bands represent fantastic stories . Words of power metal tend to be positive and hope compared to related genres like black metal or death. Although rare , it can have power metal lyrics that delve into serious topics like war , religion , hate , politics and death.

While the influence of the NWOBHM , speed metal , thrash metal , traditional metal , power metal continued to stimulate and influence a genre in itself called progressive metal, a modern brand of heavy metal that naked like prog -rock , classical music, and of course , the power and speed of metal .

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