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Gabriel Leopardi
post Apr 17 2013, 04:45 PM
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Hello guys! This thread is to share here the most influential Power Metal Lead Guitarists.

The firsts that come to my mind are:

Timmo Tolki
Kai Hansen
Michael Weikath
Michael Romeo
Luca Turrilli
Kiko Loureiro

Could you please help me to expand the list?



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post Apr 17 2013, 05:04 PM
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André Olbrich. Though I'm not sure if he counts as power metal guitarist, for his playing and songwriting style is very diferent from all the others on the list, but Blind Guardian is sometimes considered a power metal band, so why not include him here.
Also, I think we should add Henjo Richter, since he does most of the solos in Gamma Ray.

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post Apr 17 2013, 05:11 PM
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QUOTE (TeoWulf @ Apr 17 2013, 01:04 PM) *
André Olbrich. Though I'm not sure if he counts as power metal guitarist, for his playing and songwriting style is very diferent from all the others on the list, but Blind Guardian is sometimes considered a power metal band, so why not include him here.
Also, I think we should add Henjo Richter, since he does most of the solos in Gamma Ray.



Good two additions! Thanks! I consider BG power metal, one of the pioneers of that style.


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post Apr 17 2013, 05:20 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Apr 17 2013, 04:11 PM) *
Good two additions! Thanks! I consider BG power metal, one of the pioneers of that style.


I don't know, they've always had a rather distinctive style, so I think they're hard to fit just one genre. In the early days they were speed metal, and nowdays they've become lot more progressive than most power metal bands.
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post Apr 17 2013, 05:31 PM
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QUOTE (TeoWulf @ Apr 17 2013, 01:20 PM) *
I don't know, they've always had a rather distinctive style, so I think they're hard to fit just one genre. In the early days they were speed metal, and nowdays they've become lot more progressive than most power metal bands.


yeah, they are unique and mix everything that you said, Power Metal, Speed Metal, Symphonic, Thrash, Progressive.


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post Apr 17 2013, 06:24 PM
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You Named it all already! Power metal is more of "Team Sport" so it doesn't have that amount of guitar heroism, like perhaps in other styles like progressive or thrash metal...
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post Apr 17 2013, 06:42 PM
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Syu who played with Galneryus





EDIT: I just saw now, that you wrote "most influential" (maybe Syu is not amongst them?)

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post Apr 17 2013, 07:09 PM
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QUOTE (Slavenko Erazer @ Apr 17 2013, 02:24 PM) *
You Named it all already! Power metal is more of "Team Sport" so it doesn't have that amount of guitar heroism, like perhaps in other styles like progressive or thrash metal...


It's true... but there are some essential ones! Can we add Gus G?


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post Apr 18 2013, 07:56 AM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Apr 17 2013, 08:09 PM) *
It's true... but there are some essential ones! Can we add Gus G?



Yeah we could... but does he still plays Power Metal? Or he's with Ozzy on full contract now..

I would add

Manni Schmidt (Grave Digger)
Victor Smolski ( this guy holds Rage on his back)


and to me best guitar duo in metal Jon Drenning and Ben Jackson (Crimson Glory)
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QUOTE (Slavenko Erazer @ Apr 18 2013, 03:56 AM) *
Yeah we could... but does he still plays Power Metal? Or he's with Ozzy on full contract now..

I would add

Manni Schmidt (Grave Digger)
Victor Smolski ( this guy holds Rage on his back)


and to me best guitar duo in metal Jon Drenning and Ben Jackson (Crimson Glory)



Thanks for the additions mate. wink.gif


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post Sep 30 2013, 04:45 PM
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hey guys! my new Power Metal lesson deserves to re-activate this topic! Which guitarists are lacking here?


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Hey Gabriel, are you making 50 Power Metal Solos this time? wink.gif
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post Sep 30 2013, 04:50 PM
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QUOTE (Slavenko Erazer @ Sep 30 2013, 12:48 PM) *
Hey Gabriel, are you making 50 Power Metal Solos this time? wink.gif


hahaha do you think that I should?


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Apr 17 2013, 04:45 PM) *
Hello guys! This thread is to share here the most influential Power Metal Lead Guitarists.

The firsts that come to my mind are:

Timmo Tolki
Kai Hansen
Michael Weikath
Michael Romeo
Luca Turrilli
Kiko Loureiro

Could you please help me to expand the list?


I would like to suggest

Syu-Galneryus
Jani Liimatainen-ex sonata arctica


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QUOTE (superize @ Oct 9 2013, 06:53 AM) *
I would like to suggest

Syu-Galneryus
Jani Liimatainen-ex sonata arctica



Great additions! I didn't know that Jani left Sonata Artica... wasn't he their principal composer?


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Oct 9 2013, 05:59 PM) *
Great additions! I didn't know that Jani left Sonata Artica... wasn't he their principal composer?


I dont know what happaned either


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QUOTE (superize @ Oct 9 2013, 02:01 PM) *
I dont know what happaned either


Who knows... I could see that he is collaborating with Timo Kotipelto and Stratovarius...


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