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ChildClownOutlet
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:56 pm 
 

So basically what the title says, but it doesnt have to be power metal. It can have a certain solo that's cheerful, or the the way the vocals are, or just a small part of the song, anything that's uplifting or pretty happy.

Some examples:
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The part at 1:31 is perfect

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The chorus at 1:27 is very uplifting

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This whole song
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:11 pm 
 

https://youtube.com/watch?v=eLfNMeCqowo

That entire album.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:10 pm 
 

Enforcer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EExbLCeUnI
Awol: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYiGDPdPEyI
Axel Rudi Pell: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tLsZa7wk6Q
Forever Slave: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru7OPq-8Uy0
Armonight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhKEvnh7Ihw
Земля Ветров: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLNhu_DYX7k
Desyre: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRAplcIV20I
Bare Infinity: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ2Kg42qbsg
Sacrifice to Survive: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkBzIEhTROs
Deep Cee: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtwJwn5xPeA
Straight Flash: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODdBLrwHrdo
Javan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doeVZnLQ56E

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:28 pm 
 

TrueDynamite wrote:
https://youtube.com/watch?v=eLfNMeCqowo

That entire album.

Thanks for the rec, I like Freedom Call, especially Journey Into Wonderland, that song sort of reminds me of Hymn to the Brave.

Remember, what Im looking for doesnt have to be a whole album, or song, it can be an intro riff, the solo, anything.

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Dalriada is a great folk metal band with some nice melodies, but the solo is actually quite nice and soothing. 3:06

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Not the biggest fan of this album save for a few songs, this one included, but the the starting riff and the fadeout solo at 3:30 was great.

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1:51. Im a huge fan of baritone vocals so hearing the soft spoken and soothing singing was a nice surprise.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:39 pm 
 

MDL666 wrote:


Thanks for these. Enforcer is pretty great. I love the Земля Ветров song so I gotta listen to more shit from them. Sacrifice to Survive is great as well, a nice atmospheric instrumental with some bouncy melodic riffs.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:45 pm 
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_smqcOTfwY
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WolfieboyMachi
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:27 am 
 

Fucking Dreamshade, dude! Dreamshade!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYBjrU6LkuU -- Especially from the 1:20 point and onwards...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jO_qHXzejI
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Also, this song by Ensiferum always gets me in a good mood.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLhAZLezJvQ
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:15 pm 
 

Wintersun - s/t, man I love this album so much.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eJZGTe ... B2B60BF40A

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honzi97
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:18 pm 
 

Doesn't get more uplifting than this

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ChildClownOutlet
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:35 am 
 

honzi97 wrote:
Doesn't get more uplifting than this

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Ah Stratovarius is great, but using them is too easy. This is coming from the guy who had Power Quest as an example.

Also, thanks for the recs but I feel Wintersun is the opposite of uplifting. Some parts of Starchild and the solo in Battle Against Time were what I was looking for though.

Hm, that Dreamshade band is ok, I think the vocals are throwing me off a bit.

Some more examples to help
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The last part of the song at 9:43 is EXACTLY what Im looking for.

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Power metal with a great female vocalist, not too similar to Tharja from Nightwish, the chorus is great.


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I know I said not too cheesy, but Galneryus just puts a giddy smile on my face when I listen to this song.

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Same with Excalion.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:52 am 
 

https://youtube.com/watch?v=r99DAXR-DqQ

How about that?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:48 am 
 

IMHO there are plenty of moments in Highland Glory's Forever Endeavour that I find incredibly uplifting, even for europower. I think it's the vocal melodies that does it. I dunno about the debut or the album that came after Forever Endeavour, nor do I even know the band they're supposedly worshipping, Lost Horizon, but yeah I find this extremely uplifting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDsvnKakSuw Break the Silence (from Forever Endeavour)

OHHHH and outside of power metal I've always found Neurotech to be one of the best combinations of electronica and metal ever to happen. You can't go wrong with much of their output, as they're quite consistent in sound (except for the earlier releases, I think, which have harsher vocals and are a tad bit more aggressive). So yeah, if you don't mind a little (well, a lot) of synthpop in your metal, then this band is for you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKKf3VEvz9M Unleashing the Dead (from Infra Versus Ultra)
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ChildClownOutlet
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:42 pm 
 

Sepulchrave wrote:
IMHO there are plenty of moments in Highland Glory's Forever Endeavour that I find incredibly uplifting, even for europower. I think it's the vocal melodies that does it. I dunno about the debut or the album that came after Forever Endeavour, nor do I even know the band they're supposedly worshipping, Lost Horizon, but yeah I find this extremely uplifting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDsvnKakSuw Break the Silence (from Forever Endeavour)

OHHHH and outside of power metal I've always found Neurotech to be one of the best combinations of electronica and metal ever to happen. You can't go wrong with much of their output, as they're quite consistent in sound (except for the earlier releases, I think, which have harsher vocals and are a tad bit more aggressive). So yeah, if you don't mind a little (well, a lot) of synthpop in your metal, then this band is for you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKKf3VEvz9M Unleashing the Dead (from Infra Versus Ultra)


That Highland Glory song is great, and the part at 1:12 for the Neurotech song was nice.

@TrueDynamite, more Dalriada is always welcome! That band does a lot for me when Im feeling in the mood for something melodic.

In case of non power metal/ folk metal songs, this is something that fits what Im looking for.
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The guitars are 1:30 are mesmerizing.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:22 pm 
 

https://youtube.com/watch?v=l6quYEi04L8

Does Aether Realm fit?
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What about Razorwyre?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:48 pm 
 

TrueDynamite wrote:
https://youtube.com/watch?v=l6quYEi04L8

Does Aether Realm fit?

Actually, I found this song to be fit moreso. But I thank you for the band Rec, never heard these guys before

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:03 pm 
 

I saw them on tour with Alestorm this year and I really liked them. They smashed their crowdfunding goal for their new album, so that should be out soon. I'm glad you liked them!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:18 pm 
 

Absolutely not power metal,

But Andrew WK's I Get Wet is very melodic and is as cheerful and uplifting as it gets.

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nightbreaker33
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:52 am 
 

You should check out "Firefall" by 220 volt, "Wonderland" by Attack, "Race to hell " by Hammerschmidt (1984). Also, if you want to listen to a seasonal one, you should check out "Heavy Christmas" also by 220 Volt

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:39 pm 
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFM3p2ACelY the whole album is pretty happy

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:21 pm 
 

Lost Horizon are pretty uplifting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcZAj1MPpeo

Oh and Edguy too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEp8zzCofV0
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:13 pm 
 

Don't know how cheesy you're willing to get but:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=685br8I_SpU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzir1B43I3E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtwB9gyaQuc

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:50 am 
 

Folkemon_ wrote:


Lost Horizon is good. Kingdom Of My Will is a great song that fits the bill/

Equilibrium is very good at this sort of thing.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:02 am 
 

If you're into Dalriada, I recommend checking out Kalevala.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=JEQEfTA3k_c
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:31 pm 
 

I'm really not into Power Metal (or overly happy music in general) but Blind Guardian always cheers me right up.

Try:

Lord Of The Rings
Bards Song (In The Forest)
A Past And Future Secret
Time What Is Time

Devin Townsend also makes my soul sing, try:

Awake
Hyperdrive
Addicted
Supercrush
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:13 pm 
 

TrueDynamite wrote:
If you're into Dalriada, I recommend checking out Kalevala.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=JEQEfTA3k_c

Eh, not a fan honestly. Probably because they remind me of Arkona. From what I've heard, Kalevala really lays on the folk instruments but Dalriada is MUCH better at balancing them both out with the memorable riffs.

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Tideless
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Haken's "Visions" album is fantastic, but the title track is the one which stands out for me. Some heavy bits, some weird exotic satisfying bits, some bits where you feel like you're seeing the movie 'Oliver Twist' and within all these sections come an onslaught of great melodies. Hope ya enjoy.

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Definitely this.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:10 am 
 

SatanicDeathLust666 wrote:
Definitely this.
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This is fantastic!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:25 am 
 

Darty wrote:
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Haken's "Visions" album is fantastic, but the title track is the one which stands out for me. Some heavy bits, some weird exotic satisfying bits, some bits where you feel like you're seeing the movie 'Oliver Twist' and within all these sections come an onslaught of great melodies. Hope ya enjoy.

This is great, the first 5 mins on were exactly what I wanted/
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:20 pm 
 

There's a few Lullacry songs that might be the sort of thing you're after. Melodic, poppy, but also heavy. Always find these ones in particular to be quite uplifting:

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