Astral Doors - Black Eyed Children (2017)
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In terms of sheer influence, an argument can be made that power metal wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for Ronnie James Dio. During his stint with Rainbow and, to a greater extent, in his solo band, Dio set the blueprints for what would become power metal, with powerful, soaring vocals, and big, melodic riffs. Although as early as the late 70s, bands had begun to play a similar style of heavy metal (a term that didn’t even really exist at the time) to that of Rainbow, it was the mid-80s when power metal began to blossom, particularly in Europe. Bands like Accept and Helloween took sonic cues from Dio, Iron Maiden, and Judas Priest, and created music that was arena-ready, without giving up that heavy edge metal fans demand. Trends come and go in metal, but power metal has stayed pretty consistent, as can be heard on Black Eyed Children, the latest release from Swedish power metal outfit Astral Doors.