What is Power Metal Music?
Representative Power Metal Musicians
Power Metal guitarists which are thought to be among the most influential in the genre include people like Kai Hansen from band Gamma Ray and Timo Tolkki of Stratovarius, not forgetting Michael Weikath from Helloween (the band, not the movie!). Fates Warning is one of the most successful of the American power metal bands (also quite influential in progressive metal).
Did you like that? Were your jiggling about and nodding your head? Yes, me too . . .
Did you spot the difference between the European and the American power metal? No – well, listen again and pay attention this time.