Finally getting settled in the new digs, so this gallery will end off the power metal album mini-series. Get a load off the lighting visuals. Soak in the expressive settings, and think about why they work–what details can you add to your story worlds that give them more kick?
(Marchen Station, by the way, has the singular honor of being the only Japanese power metal band on this list. Their album World of Maquillage is what I can only describe as “pretty metal.” If you want to hear something rollicking and whimsical, give “Zion” or “Song for Gibberish Guys” a listen!)
Artists: Marchen Station, Amazing Maze, Crystallion, Human Fortress, Cry Venom
Albums: “World of Maquillage,” “Amazing Maze,” “A Dark Enchanted Crystal Night,” “Thieves of the Night,” “Vanquish the Demon”
Best Songs: “The Emperor Rising,” “Live or Die,” “Crystal Clear,” “Thieves of the Night,” and “Frozen Heart”