I often have people ask me what bands and albums I recommend in a particular style of music. While I usually refer them to this "favorites" section, it doesn't really give them a clue about certain styles.

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Probably my favorite style of metal, thus one of the more detailed lists.

Anacrusis-Manic Impressions. Screams & Whispers
Annihilator-Alice in Hell, Never,Neverland, Criteria for a Black Widow
Anthrax-Fistful of Metal, Spreading the Disease, Among the Living
Believer-Extraction from Mortality, Sanity Obscure, Dimensions
Dark Angel- Leave Scars, Time Does Not Heal
Death Angel-Frolic through the Park, Act III
Deliverance-Deliverance, Weapons of Our Warfare
Detritus-Perpetual Destiny, If But For One
Exodus-Pleasures of the Flesh, Fabulous Disaster
Forbidden-Forbidden Evil, Twisted into Form, Distortion
Laaz Rockit-Know Your Enemy, Nothing $acred
Metallica-Kill em All, Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets
Megadeth-Killing is my Buisness..., Peace Sells..., Rust in Peace
The Moshkteers-Downward Spiral
Nasty Savage-Indulgence, Abstract Reality
Nuclear Assault-Survive, Handle with Care, Something Wicked This Way...
Overkill-Taking Over, Under the Influence, Horrorscope, From the Underground..., Necroshine, Bloodlet
S.O.D.-Speak English or Die
Sacrament-Haunts of Violence, Testimony of the Apocalypse
Sacred Reich-The American Way
Sepultura-Schizophrenia, Beneath the Remains, Arise, Chaos AD
Seventh Angel-The Torment, Lament for the Weary
Testament-The Legacy, The New Order, Low, The Gathering
Tourniquet-Stop the Bleeding, Psycho Surgery, Pathogenic Occular Dissonance
Ultimatum-Puppet of Destruction, The Mechanics of Perilous Times
Unleashed Power-Absorbed
Vengeance Rising-Human Sacrifice, Once Dead
Vio-lence-Eternal Nightmare

Some of these could be considered thrash, but their more melodic nature generally puts them into this category.

Deliverance-Deliverance, Stay of Execution, Learn
Haven-Your Dying Day, Age of Darkness
Helloween-Walls of Jericho
Helstar-A Distant Thunder, Burning star, Nosferatu, Remnants of war
Iced Earth-Burnt Offerings, Days of Purgatory, Night of the Stormrider, The Dark Saga, Something Wicked This Way Comes
Laaz Rockit-Annihilation Principle
Megadeth-Rust in Peace, Countdown to Extinction
Metal Church-Blessings in Disguise, Hanging in the Balance, The Human Factor
Nevermore-Dreaming Neon Black, Dead Heart in a Dead World, The Politics of Ecstasy
Powermad-Absolute Power
Perfect Man, The Missing Link
Realm-Endless War, Suiciety
Running Wild-Pile of Skulls
Sanctuary-Refuge Denied, Into the Mirror Black

These are some of the earlier Power Metal Bands. Many of these releases are from the 1980's.

Accept-Restless & Wild, Balls to the Wall, Metal Heart
Barren Cross
-Atomic Arena, State of Control, Rattle Your Cage
Bloodgood, Detonation, Out of the Darkness
Fates Warning-
The Spectre Within, Awaken the Guardian, No Exit
Helloween-Keeper of the Seven Keys Rt. 1 & 2,
Iron Maiden-Iron Maiden, Killers, Piece of Mind, Powerslave, Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Jag Panzer-The 4th Judgment
Judas Priest-Sad Wings of Destiny, Stained Class, Screaming for Vengeance
Laaz Rockit-Know your Enemy, Annihilation Principle,
Metal Church-Metal Church, The Dark
Queensryche-Queensryche EP, The Warning
Recon-Behind Enemy Lines
Running Wild-Branded and Exiled, Under Jolly Roger
Sacred Warrior-Wicked Generation, Masters Command, Obsessions

More modern 1990's Power Metal

Blind Guardian-Imaginations from the Other Side, Nightfall in Middle-Earth, Somewhere Far Beyond
Bruce Dickinson-Accident of Birth
Control Denied-The fragile art of existence
Demons & Wizards-self titled
Edguy-Theatre of Salvation
Gamma Ray-Headed for Tomorrow, Insanity and Genius, Land of the Free, Powerplant, Somewhere Out in Space
Hammerfall-Glory to the Brave, Legacy of Kings, Renegade Metalium-Millennium Metal Chapter I
New Eden-Through the Make Believe, Obscure Master Plan
Sinner-Judgement Day
Steel Prophet-Dark Hallucinations, Messiah



Control Denied-The fragile art of exhistence
Crimson Glory-Transcendence
Destiny's End-Breath Deep the Dark



Rhapsody-Legendary Tales
Savatage-Dead Winter Dead


Progressive Metal albums:

Control Denied-The fragile art of exhistence
Crimson Glory-Astronomica
Dream Theater-When Dream and Day Unite, Images and Words, Awake,
Scene from a memory
Elegy-State of Mind
Fates Warning-Awaken the guardian, No Exit
Helstar-A Distant Thunder



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