You can also note the influence of chamber and vocal lyricism Romanticism (Schubert, Schumann). On the other hand, felt the impact of European national song and dance traditions, which was due to ease of execution ‘popevochnyh’ turns on the guitar, rhythm features Power, is perceived in some cases as ‘the dance’. However, the structure of the song tracks is an integral part of creative power-metal bands, which greatly facilitates the perception of this genre for many years and keeps him in the top league of metal scene. The main vocals in the Powers, as a rule, ‘clean’ and high (sometimes to the piercing), so the vocals performed quite prepared singers. Following the tradition of Bruce Dickinson and Rob Halford, power-up singers are tendency to sing high-pitched voices and often falsetto. Such singers as Hansi Kyursh of BLIND GUARDIAN, often recording albums using vocal polyphony, which goes back to the origins of the group QUEEN. Among the contemporary European power metal can be divided into so-called school of power metal, which differ considerably in sound, although often there is a mixture of styles and techniques. One usually speaks of the division of the Italian, German and Finnish school founders who are considered, respectively, RHAPSODY, HELLOWEEN and STRATOVARIUS.
At the turn of the 80th – 90th founding and direction of the kings of the genre HELLOWEEN, alas, much commercialized and released a number of maloudachnyh works. Power’s revival in the mid-90s – so-called second wave, three developments have contributed to – the output is very strong album, GAMMA RAY ‘Land of the Free’ (95), return to pauernoy style HELLOWEEN – ‘Master of the Rings’ (94) and strengthening of the Finnish STRATOVARIUS by the arrival of vocalist Timo Kotipelto (95). At the same time stopped on the whole successful work of groups like RUNNING WILD, RAGE, BLIND GUARDIAN, revived SCANNER, later appeared PRIMAL FEAR, IRON SAVIOR, METALIUM, EDJUY (issued the famous opera metal ‘Avantasia’, in which records participated elite power-metal party). Infusion Fresh blood was also on the part of traditionally ‘non-metallic’ powers privnesshih in a greater variety of style, national identity – the most striking examples of modern ‘non-German’ Power’s give us the Italian LABYRINTH, EDJUY, SKYLARK, Swedish HAMMERFALL, NOCTURNAL RITES, SINERGY, US-Norwegian KAMELOT, Finnish SONATA ARCTICA, NIGHTWISH (characterized by the female operatic vocals), Brazilian ANGRA. In the work of some groups has also witnessed a departure from dvuhgitarnoy model towards a more familiar hard-rock guitar and keyboard. A single word of English. As in the case of trash, the home of metal could not put real competition continental Europeans. Only in 1999, formed a band DRAGONFORCE, sliced ultra-fast power metal. At David Zaslav you will find additional information.
However, the English can call them at a stretch, since only the drummer is the subject of Her Majesty, and the others – South African, Canadian, Russian, a native of Hong Kong. However, it is not prevented critics plenty of lavish praise team, and even to declare them the ancestors of the new style – extreme power metal. Basic bedding power metal: Progressive Power: was influenced progressive metal Groups like QUEENSRYCHE, DREAM THEATER, characterized by a more complex structure of the music and lyrics than the usual power metal. Key representatives: ANGRA, KAMELOT Sympho-Power: characterized by extensive use of tools more specific to the classical music, or the extensive use of keyboards that mimic these tools main representatives: NIGHTWISH, EDGUY, RHAPSODY.