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What is the best album in the history

Post by Stratovarius321000 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:08 am

What is the best album in the history of power metal? :)

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Post by NeverendingAbyss » Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:30 am

OMG this is hard...

maybe The Metal Opera saga by Avantasia. I don't know, though. There are a lot to be mentioned.
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Post by RazielSR » Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:10 am

Episode, with difference.
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Re: What is the best album in the history

Post by Fuuso » Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:42 pm

Land of the Free or Episode

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Post by Ragehead91 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:22 pm

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Re: What is the best album in the history

Post by eagledreamr » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:08 pm

In the history of power metal? Hard!

I'd say Keeper of the Seven Keys partII (or maybe I) by Helloween.
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Re: What is the best album in the history

Post by Ragehead91 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:12 pm

eagledreamr wrote:In the history of power metal? Hard!

I'd say Keeper of the Seven Keys partII (or maybe I) by Helloween.
The best in Power Metal?
I would say Keeper I. Easy choice.

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Re: What is the best album in the history

Post by eagledreamr » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:28 pm

Ragehead91 wrote:
eagledreamr wrote:In the history of power metal? Hard!

I'd say Keeper of the Seven Keys partII (or maybe I) by Helloween.
The best in Power Metal?
I would say Keeper I. Easy choice.
Between I and II it's not that easy. Surely not III, but maybe II (Keeper of the Seven Keys is one of the best tunes ever!)
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Re: What is the best album in the history

Post by Ragehead91 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:15 pm

eagledreamr wrote:
Ragehead91 wrote:
eagledreamr wrote:In the history of power metal? Hard!

I'd say Keeper of the Seven Keys partII (or maybe I) by Helloween.
The best in Power Metal?
I would say Keeper I. Easy choice.
Between I and II it's not that easy. Surely not III, but maybe II (Keeper of the Seven Keys is one of the best tunes ever!)
For me it is easy. Keeper I is by far better than part II. In part II Weikath and Kiske started to take over the band and you could clearly hear that the direction they chose was very different from what Kai had in mind. If you take a look at the early Gamma Ray Albums you can see that. Actually, I think songs like "Heading for Tomorrow", "Heaven Can Wait", "Lust for Life", "Space Eater" or "The Silence" woul've sounded great with Kiske even though I prefer Ralf. But I'm digress. Keeper II is still a good album but I like part I more. And Part III is in my opinion a good album. In general I am more a fan of the Deris Era Helloween.

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Re: What is the best album in the history

Post by mayhem-for-all » Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:43 pm

any Stratovarius album of the visions years would do so I'll say Destiny for having the title track that is simply superb

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Post by Mormegil » Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:40 pm

Ragehead91 wrote:
eagledreamr wrote:
Ragehead91 wrote:
eagledreamr wrote:In the history of power metal? Hard!

I'd say Keeper of the Seven Keys partII (or maybe I) by Helloween.
The best in Power Metal?
I would say Keeper I. Easy choice.
Between I and II it's not that easy. Surely not III, but maybe II (Keeper of the Seven Keys is one of the best tunes ever!)
For me it is easy. Keeper I is by far better than part II. In part II Weikath and Kiske started to take over the band and you could clearly hear that the direction they chose was very different from what Kai had in mind. If you take a look at the early Gamma Ray Albums you can see that. Actually, I think songs like "Heading for Tomorrow", "Heaven Can Wait", "Lust for Life", "Space Eater" or "The Silence" woul've sounded great with Kiske even though I prefer Ralf. But I'm digress. Keeper II is still a good album but I like part I more. And Part III is in my opinion a good album. In general I am more a fan of the Deris Era Helloween.
I wouldn't blame Weikath on that. After all, on Keeper II he wrote THE power metal song, Eagle Fly Free. Let's just agree they both rock. :)

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Post by DawnIsHere » Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:11 pm

In my opinion:

1) Visions
2) Land of the Free
3) Keepers 2
4) Avantasia 1

Almost a tie between all those, perfect albums (10/10) for me :evil:
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Re: What is the best album in the history

Post by Rebel » Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:18 pm

eagledreamr wrote:
Ragehead91 wrote:
eagledreamr wrote:In the history of power metal? Hard!

I'd say Keeper of the Seven Keys partII (or maybe I) by Helloween.
The best in Power Metal?
I would say Keeper I. Easy choice.
Between I and II it's not that easy. Surely not III, but maybe II (Keeper of the Seven Keys is one of the best tunes ever!)
WHA? Keeper Part III was WAY better than I and II,
I and II were more "Revolutionary", because they took Dio Styled Vocals and applied them to Heavy Metal instead of Hair Metal, not necessarily Original, but certainly relevant. But Part III has much more expressive songs.

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Re: What is the best album in the history

Post by Ragehead91 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:27 pm

Rebel wrote:
eagledreamr wrote:
Ragehead91 wrote:
eagledreamr wrote:In the history of power metal? Hard!

I'd say Keeper of the Seven Keys partII (or maybe I) by Helloween.
The best in Power Metal?
I would say Keeper I. Easy choice.
Between I and II it's not that easy. Surely not III, but maybe II (Keeper of the Seven Keys is one of the best tunes ever!)
WHA? Keeper Part III was WAY better than I and II,
I and II were more "Revolutionary", because they took Dio Styled Vocals and applied them to Heavy Metal instead of Hair Metal, not necessarily Original, but certainly relevant. But Part III has much more expressive songs.
The first time I hear this opinion. I sort of agree.

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Re: What is the best album in the history

Post by eagledreamr » Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:27 pm

IMO Keeper PartIII is not revolutionary, it's just a great album. Keepers I and II were revolutionary, they created a whole genre. Both have amazing songs, powerful lyrics and music. And they have not gone old at all, they're still great live nowaday.
Then, whether I is better than II is another question...I personally can't tell, IMO it's not that easy...
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Re: What is the best album in the history

Post by Ragehead91 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:55 pm

eagledreamr wrote:IMO Keeper PartIII is not revolutionary, it's just a great album. Keepers I and II were revolutionary, they created a whole genre. Both have amazing songs, powerful lyrics and music. And they have not gone old at all, they're still great live nowaday.
Then, whether I is better than II is another question...I personally can't tell, IMO it's not that easy...
Nobody said that Part III is revolutionary.

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Re: What is the best album in the history

Post by stratowerner » Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:11 pm

Visions of Europe :wink:

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Re: What is the best album in the history

Post by stratoleo » Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:04 pm

Visions and the number of the beast
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Re: What is the best album in the history

Post by Darja222 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:39 pm

1 - Destiny/ Visions - Stratovarius
2 - Keeper 2 - Helloween
3 - Heavenseeker - Galloglass
4 - Defying the rules - Hibria

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Post by Beast_Pete » Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:44 pm

Number one is definitely Visions by Stratovarius but A Kind of Magic from Queen is also a close call. Both are perfect albums in their genre.
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Post by En extremt tråkig pe » Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:43 pm

Keeper of the Seven Keys part I is the album that made the hair on my balls start to grow so I have to go with that. Part II is the second best.
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Re: What is the best album in the history

Post by morphee » Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:14 pm

episode, of course

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Re: What is the best album in the history

Post by Hellovarius the Simp » Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:54 pm

Episode and Elements pt 1
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Re: What is the best album in the history

Post by NeonVomit » Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:54 am

WOW big question.


Ok.


My top 5 in no particular order

Stratovarius - Elements Part 1
Stratovarius - Episode
Blind Guardian - Imaginations from the Other Side
Rhapsody - Dawn of Victory
Sonata Arctica - Ecliptica


These are the power metal albums which have affected me the most, both emotionally and as a musician.
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Re: What is the best album in the history

Post by exe knight » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:21 am

Best album in general;
Ayreon - 01011001

Best powermetal album;
Haven't got enough of them to say, but I'd say Powerplant.

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Re: What is the best album in the history

Post by Polaris » Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:55 pm

Polaris :D

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