Here are my all-time favourite european / melodic / neoclassical power metal albums.
1. The birth of EU power metal pt.2.
=> best songs: Eagle Fly Free, I Want Out, Keeper Of The Seven Keys
2. The birth of EU power metal pt.1.
=> best songs: A Tale That Wasn't Right, Future World, Halloween
3. The birth of hollywood metal mixing classical music and power metal pt.1.
=> best songs: Warrior Of Ice, Rage Of The Winter, Land Of Immortals
4. Epic power metal, fantasy world, the best musicians and singers as guests. And Tobias Sammet.
=> best songs: Reach Out For The Light, Avantasia, The Tower
5. My favourite songwriter - Timo Tolkki: genius v1 -, drummer and keyboard player in 1 band. Spiritual lyrics, excellent songs. Period.
=> best songs: Black Diamond, Paradise, Visions (Southern Cross)
6. Tobias Sammet again. Genius v2. Excellent songwriting.
=> best songs: Tears Of A Mandrake, Golden Dawn, The Pharaoh
7. The birth of hollywood metal mixing classical music and power metal pt.2.
=> best songs: Emerald Sword, The Dark Tower Of Abyss, Symphony Of Enchanted Lands
8. Hansi Kürsch. Genius v3. The J.R.R. Tolkien of power metal.
=> best songs: Traveller In Time, Lost In The Twilight Hall, The Last Candle
9. Kai Hansen = EU power metal. Really. Genius v4.
=> best songs: Anywhere In The Galaxy, Send Me A Sign, Armageddon
10. Tony Kakko. Genius v5. Silence is awesome. BTW: Finland is awesome!
=> best songs: Weballergy, Black Sheep, Wolf And Raven