Ring Cycle

The boundaries between these sub-genres and enough power-metals blurred, and sometimes even use the term speed-power metal, many bands, starting with the heavy and aids, crossed later to Power (BLIND GUARDIAN, RAGE, GRAVE DIGGER, RUNNING WILD). By developing trend coming from the British heavy, power modulated not in the direction of aggression brutal thrash and depression, and towards a brighter imagery, heroic, epic, even the 'fairy tales'. Nieman Foundation has similar goals. It became common historical, mythological, mystical and religious, fantasy, themes and subjects, caught genre 'concept album', mono-rock opera (BLIND GUARDIAN, AVANTASIA). The musical language of power metal is far away from blues and rock 'n' roll. Characterized by a high speed of execution than the 'classic' heavy metal, but also more melodic speed metal than, based on a powerful, epic sound, usually at high speeds and catchy melodies, high technical skill and refined manner of intonation (two rhythm / lead guitar) 'Frequent' rhythmic grid (constant stream of sixteenth notes and two drums accent the snare drum on every weak beat). Sound at the same time proved to be somewhat 'smoothed', relaxed, but also more diverse (broad use of synthesizers, 'choral' backing vocals, and sometimes even 'live' acoustic sounds).

Not accidentally, Germany has become home to Power, given the strong connection with Power's avstronemetskoy 'classical' music school. On work of German power-metal music heavily influenced by the great German composers, especially 'Ode to Joy "by Beethoven and Wagner's leitmotifs of the' Ring Cycle ', as well as works by Grieg and Mussorgsky. The tendency to pseudo-classical arrangements of works characteristic of most power-metal bands.