So to start off this blog, I got to thinking: I have to find something that encompasses everything I look for and value highly in power metal to kick things off. I had quite a big list of contenders to choose out of, ranging from Iron Maiden where it all started, to Helloween where it was innovated, to Rhapsody of Fire that took it to the extreme. But I decided I had something better, something that just screams pure power metal and combines elements of both where the genre started and where it's going.
This is a personal all-time favorite of mine:
Rebellion In Dreamland from Gamma Ray's 1995 release "Land of the Free"