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This is a list of all the power metal albums I have listened to that are worth remembering. Like my other genre lists, this is not meant to be a definitive guide to power metal or a binding judgment on what power metal is or is not. The list exists purely for my own organizational purposes and may contain bands or albums that are not strictly True Knights of the Eternal Thundersword.

The first cluster includes my favorite albums in the genre (and a significant number of my all-time favorites); beyond that, they are listed by rating from 9/10 down to 6/10 and alphabetically within each bracket.

Last updated May 3, 2021.

Created by: ScreamingSteelUS | 19.09.2019



1. Blind Guardian - Nightfall In Middle-Earth
2. Blind Guardian - Imaginations From The Other Side
3. Blind Guardian - Somewhere Far Beyond
4. Jag Panzer - Thane To The Throne
5. X Japan - Art Of Life
6. Sabaton - The Great War
7. Sabaton - The Last Stand
8. Sabaton - Coat Of Arms
9. Masterplan - Aeronautics
10. Manowar - Fighting The World
11. 3 Inches Of Blood - Long Live Heavy Metal
12. Sabaton - Carolus Rex
13. Demons & Wizards - Demons And Wizards
14. Sabaton - The Art Of War
15. Sabaton - Heroes
16. Blind Guardian - A Twist In The Myth
17. Blind Guardian - At The Edge Of Time
18. Virgin Steele - Invictus
19. Orden Ogan - To The End
20. Beast In Black - Dark Connection
21. Saurom - Sueños
22. Blind Guardian - Tales From The Twilight World
23. Sabaton - Primo Victoria
24. Sabaton - Attero Dominatus
25. Beast In Black - Berserker
26. Battle Beast - Bringer Of Pain
27. Holy Grail - Crisis In Utopia
28. Manilla Road - Crystal Logic
29. Fates Warning - Awaken The Guardian
30. Stratovarius - Visions
31. Masterplan - Masterplan
32. Ænimus (SWE) - The Final Warning
9/10 from here on down.
33. Avantasia - Ghostlights
34. Bal-Sagoth - Battle Magic
35. Blind Guardian - Live
36. Children Of Bodom - Follow The Reaper
37. Children Of Bodom - Hatebreeder
38. Children Of Bodom - Something Wild
39. Crimson Glory - Transcendence
40. Crimson Shadows - Glory On The Battlefield
41. Destrose - Destrose
42. Dimhav - The Boreal Flame
43. Domine - Stormbringer Ruler (The Legend Of The Power Supreme)
44. DragonForce - Inhuman Rampage
45. DragonForce - Maximum Overload
46. Edguy - Hellfire Club
47. Eternal Tears Of Sorrow - A Virgin And A Whore
48. Falconer - Falconer
49. Follow The Cipher - Follow The Cipher
50. Galneryus - Advance To The Fall
51. Galneryus - Angel Of Salvation
52. Galneryus - Phoenix Rising
53. Galneryus - Resurrection
54. Gamma Ray - Land Of The Free
55. Gamma Ray - Somewhere Out In Space
56. Gloryhammer - Space 1992: Rise Of The Chaos Wizards
57. Gloryhammer - Tales From The Kingdom Of Fife
58. Helloween - The Dark Ride
59. Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part I
60. Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part II
61. Helloween - Walls Of Jericho
62. Human Fortress - Lord Of Earth And Heaven's Heir
63. Iced Earth - Burnt Offerings
64. Iced Earth - Dystopia
65. Iced Earth - Iced Earth
66. Iced Earth - Something Wicked This Way Comes
67. Judicator - The Last Emperor
68. Kamelot - The Black Halo
69. Liv Moon - Golden Moon
70. Lost Horizon - A Flame To The Ground Beneath
71. Manilla Road - The Deluge
72. Manowar - Hail To England
73. Manowar - Into Glory Ride
74. Manowar - Kings Of Metal
75. Masterplan - Novum Initium
76. Nanowar Of Steel - Stairway To Valhalla
77. Nekrogoblikon - Stench
78. Nekrogoblikon - Welcome To Bonkers
79. Nightwish - Once
80. Orden Ogan - Gunmen
81. Orden Ogan - Ravenhead
82. Orden Ogan - Vale
83. Pagan's Mind - Celestial Entrance
84. Pagan's Mind - Enigmatic : Calling
85. Pathfinder - Beyond The Space, Beyond The Time
86. Pharaoh - The Longest Night
87. Pretty Maids - Future World
88. Rhapsody - Symphony Of Enchanted Lands
89. Saint Deamon - In Shadows Lost From The Brave
90. Satan's Host - Metal From Hell
91. Saurom - Once Romances Desde Al-Andalus...
92. Sonata Arctica - Ecliptica
93. Sonata Arctica - Silence
94. Sonata Arctica - Winterheart's Guild
95. A Sound Of Thunder - Time's Arrow
96. Stormwarrior - Heading Northe
97. Sunless Rise - Unrevealed
98. Symphony X - The Divine Wings Of Tragedy
99. 3 Inches Of Blood - Fire Up The Blades
100. 3 Inches Of Blood - Here Waits Thy Doom
101. Twilight Force - Tales Of Ancient Prophecies
102. Unleash The Archers - Apex
103. White Skull - Tales From The North
104. White Skull - Will Of The Strong
105. Wintersun - Time I
106. Wintersun - Wintersun
107. X Japan - Blue Blood
108. Adramelch - Irae Melanox
8/10 from here on down.
109. Ænimus (SWE) - This Illusion
110. Almah - Fragile Equality
111. Angra - Angels Cry
112. Ark - Burn The Sun
113. Armory - Empyrean Realms
114. Avantasia - The Metal Opera Part I
115. Avantasia - The Metal Opera Part II
116. Avantasia - Moonglow
117. Avantasia - The Mystery Of Time
118. Avantasia - The Scarecrow
119. Avantasia - The Wicked Symphony
120. Axel Rudi Pell - The Masquerade Ball
121. Axenstar - Far From Heaven
122. Axxis - Doom Of Destiny
123. Bal-Sagoth - A Black Moon Broods Over Lemuria
124. Bal-Sagoth - Starfire Burning Upon The Ice-Veiled Throne Of Ultima Thule
125. Beautiful Sin - The Unexpected
126. Black Abyss - Angels Wear Black
127. Black Majesty - Silent Company
128. Blind Guardian - Battalions Of Fear
129. Blind Guardian - Beyond The Red Mirror
130. Blind Guardian - Follow The Blind
131. Blind Guardian - The Forgotten Tales
132. Blind Guardian - Legacy Of The Dark Lands
133. Blind Guardian - A Night At The Opera
134. Blood Stain Child - Silence Of Northern Hell
135. Bloodbound - Nosferatu
136. Bodom After Midnight - Paint The Sky With Blood
137. Borealis - World Of Silence
138. Brothers Of Metal - Prophecy Of Ragnarök
139. Brymir - Wings Of Fire
140. Cacophony - Speed Metal Symphony
141. Cain's Offering - Stormcrow
142. Celesty - Vendetta
143. Cellador - Enter Deception
144. Cellador - Off The Grid
145. Chastain - Mystery Of Illusion
146. Chevalier - Destiny Calls
147. Children Of Bodom - Are You Dead Yet?
148. Children Of Bodom - Halo Of Blood
149. Children Of Bodom - Hate Crew Deathroll
150. Children Of Bodom - Hexed
151. Conception - Parallel Minds
152. Crystal Viper - The Curse Of Crystal Viper
153. Dark Forest - The Awakening
154. Dark Forest - Oak, Ash & Thorn
155. Dark Moor - The Gates Of Oblivion
156. Darkology - Fated To Burn
157. Demons & Wizards - III
158. Demons & Wizards - Touched By The Crimson King
159. Derdian - New Era (Pt. I)
160. Destroy Destroy Destroy - Battle Sluts
161. DGM - Different Shapes
162. Dionysus - Anima Mundi
163. Domine - Emperor Of The Black Runes
164. DragonForce - Extreme Power Metal
165. DragonForce - Reaching Into Infinity
166. DragonForce - Sonic Firestorm
167. Dragonland - Astronomy
168. Dragony - Masters Of The Multiverse
169. Dream Evil - Dragonslayer
170. Dreamtale - Epsilon
171. Edguy - Mandrake
172. Edguy - Theater Of Salvation
173. Edguy - Vain Glory Opera
174. Epidemia - Sokrovische Enii
175. Epysode - Obsessions
176. Equestrian Lord - Revenge Of The Herd
177. Eternal Tears Of Sorrow - Before The Bleeding Sun
178. Euphoreon - Euphoreon
179. Fairyland - Score To A New Beginning
180. Falconer - Among Beggars And Thieves
181. Falconer - Chapters From A Vale Forlorn
182. Falconer - From A Dying Ember
183. Fates Warning - Long Day Good Night
184. Fates Warning - No Exit
185. Fates Warning - Theories Of Flight
186. Firewind - The Premonition
187. Forces United - I
188. Forces United - IV
189. Freedom Call - Eternity
190. Freedom Call - M.E.T.A.L.
191. Frozen Crown - Crowned In Frost
192. Frozen Crown - The Fallen King
193. Galneryus - Beyond The End Of Despair...
194. Galneryus - Into The Purgatory
195. Galneryus - One For All - All For One
196. Galneryus - Under The Force Of Courage
197. Galneryus - Union Gives Strength
198. Gamma Ray - Insanity And Genius
199. Gamma Ray - Land Of The Free II
200. Gamma Ray - No World Order
201. Gamma Ray - Power Plant
202. Guardians Of Time - Rage And Fire
203. Guardians Of Time - Tearing Up The World
204. Hammerforce - Доступ закрыт
205. Heavenly - Carpe Diem
206. Heavenly - Dust To Dust
207. Heavenly - Virus
208. Heavens Gate - Livin' In Hysteria
209. Heavy Load - Death Or Glory
210. Heed - The Call
211. Heliosaga - Towers In The Distance
212. Helloween - Gambling With The Devil
213. Helloween - Helloween
214. Helloween - 7 Sinners
215. Helloween - Straight Out Of Hell
216. Herzel - Le Dernier Rempart
217. Hibria - Defying The Rules
218. Highland Glory - From The Cradle To The Brave
219. Holy Grail - Times Of Pride And Peril
220. Iced Earth - The Crucible Of Man (Something Wicked - Part 2)
221. Iced Earth - The Dark Saga
222. Iced Earth - Framing Armageddon (Something Wicked - Part 1)
223. Iced Earth - The Glorious Burden
224. Iced Earth - Horror Show
225. Iced Earth - Incorruptible
226. Iced Earth - Plagues Of Babylon
227. Icewind - All Is Dust
228. Impellitteri - Screaming Symphony
229. Imperanon - Stained
230. In Victory - Ecstasy Of The Enlightened
231. Iron Fire - Thunderstorm
232. Iron Savior - Battering Ram
233. Iron Savior - Iron Savior
234. Iron Savior - Megatropolis
235. Iron Savior - Unification
236. Jack Starr's Burning Starr - No Turning Back!
237. Jag Panzer - The Age Of Mastery
238. Jag Panzer - Ample Destruction
239. Jag Panzer - Casting The Stones
240. Jag Panzer - The Deviant Chord
241. Jag Panzer - Mechanized Warfare
242. Jag Panzer - The Scourge Of The Light
243. Joey Tafolla - Out Of The Sun
244. Jorn Lande & Trond Holter - Dracula: Swing Of Death
245. Judicator - At The Expense Of Humanity
246. Kalmah - Palo
247. Kalmah - Swamplord
248. Kalmah - Swampsong
249. Kalmah - They Will Return
250. Kamelot - Epica
251. Kamelot - Karma
252. Keldian - Journey Of Souls
253. Kiuas - The Spirit Of Ukko
254. Labyrinth - Return To Heaven Denied
255. Lanfear - The Art Effect
256. Liege Lord - Master Control
257. Lord - Set In Stone
258. Majestica - A Christmas Carol
259. Manilla Road - Mystification
260. Manilla Road - Open The Gates
261. Manowar - The Triumph Of Steel
262. Manowar - Warriors Of The World
263. Manticora - Darkness With Tales To Tell
264. Manticora - To Live To Kill To Live
265. Mary's Blood - Bloody Palace
266. Mob Rules - Tales From Beyond
267. Nanowar Of Steel - Italian Folk Metal
268. Nekrogoblikon - Goblin Island
269. Nekrogoblikon - Power
270. Nightwish - Oceanborn
271. Nightwish - Wishmaster
272. Nocturnal Rites - Shadowland
273. Norther - Dreams Of Endless War
274. Norther - Mirror Of Madness
275. Omen - Battle Cry
276. Orden Ogan - Final Days
277. Orion's Reign - Scores Of War
278. Outworld - Outworld
279. Paladin - Ascension
280. Persuader - Necromancy
281. Persuader - When Eden Burns
282. Power Quest - Neverworld
283. Powerwolf - Bible Of The Beast
284. Powerwolf - Blood Of The Saints
285. Powerwolf - The Sacrament Of Sin
286. Primal Fear - Nuclear Fire
287. Pyramaze - Immortal
288. Pyramaze - Melancholy Beast
289. Rebellion - Miklagard: The History Of The Vikings Volume II
290. Rhapsody - Legendary Tales
291. Rhapsody Of Fire - The Eighth Mountain
292. Rhapsody Of Fire - From Chaos To Eternity
293. Rhapsody Of Fire - The Frozen Tears Of Angels
294. Riot - ThunderSteel
295. Running Wild - Black Hand Inn
296. Running Wild - Blazon Stone
297. Running Wild - Death Or Glory
298. Running Wild - Pile Of Skulls
299. Running Wild - Port Royal
300. Ross The Boss - Hailstorm
301. Sabaton - Metalizer
302. Sacral Rage - Beyond Celestial Echoes
303. Sanctuary - Refuge Denied
304. Saurom - Música
305. Savage Circus - Dreamland Manor
306. Savatage - Hall Of The Mountain King
307. Scanner - Hypertrace
308. Scanner - Mental Reservation
309. Scanner - Scantropolis
310. Serenity - Codex Atlanticus
311. Serenity - Fallen Sanctuary
312. Serenity - Lionheart
313. Serenity - War Of Ages
314. Silver Talon - Decadence And Decay
315. Sinergy - Suicide By My Side
316. Solitary Sabred - By Fire & Brimstone
317. Sonata Arctica - Reckoning Night
318. Sonata Arctica - Stones Grow Her Name
319. Sonata Arctica - Talviyö
320. A Sound Of Thunder - Doctor Mirage: Second Lives
321. A Sound Of Thunder - It Was Metal
322. A Sound Of Thunder - The Lesser Key Of Solomon
323. A Sound Of Thunder - Out Of The Darkness
324. A Sound Of Thunder - Parallel Eternity
325. A Sound Of Thunder - Queen Of Hell
326. A Sound Of Thunder - Tales From The Deadside
327. The Storyteller - Dark Legacy
328. Stratovarius - Nemesis
329. Symphony X - The Odyssey
330. Symphony X - V: The New Mythology Suite
331. Tanagra - Meridiem
332. Theocracy - Ghost Ship
333. Thor - Only The Strong
334. Thornbridge - Theatrical Masterpiece
335. 3 Inches Of Blood - Advance And Vanquish
336. Thunder Rider - Tales Of Darkness And Light
337. Thunderstone - The Burning
338. Thunderstone - Thunderstone
339. Tierra Santa - Sangra De Reyes
340. Todd La Torre - Rejoice In The Suffering
341. Trick Or Treat - Evil Needs Candy Too
342. Turilli / Lione Rhapsody - Zero Gravity (Rebirth And Evolution)
343. Twilight Force - Heroes Of Mighty Magic
344. Twisted Tower Dire - Make It Dark
345. Twisted Tower Dire - Wars In The Unknown
346. Unleash The Archers - Time Stands Still
347. Warlord - Deliver Us
348. Warlord - The Holy Empire
349. Warrior Path - The Mad King
350. Wisdom - Marching For Liberty
351. Witherfall - Nocturnes And Requiems
352. Yngwie Malmsteen - Rising Force
353. Ancient Bards - A New Dawn Ending
7/10 from here on down.
354. Angband - Saved From The Truth
355. Angra - Holy Land
356. Aquaria - Luxaeterna
357. Artch - Another Return
358. Battle Beast - Battle Beast
359. Battle Beast - No More Hollywood Endings
360. Beast In Black - From Hell With Love
361. Bewitched (SWE) - At The Gates Of Hell
362. Blood Stain Child - Mystic Your Heart
363. Brainstorm - Midnight Ghost
364. Brocas Helm - Black Death
365. Brocas Helm - Defender Of The Crown
366. Brothers Of Metal - Emblas Saga
367. Burning Point - Burned Down The Enemy
368. Cans - Beyond The Gates
369. Charred Walls Of The Damned - Charred Walls Of The Damned
370. Charred Walls Of The Damned - Creatures Watching Over The Dead
371. Children Of Bodom - Blooddrunk
372. Chinchilla - Take No Prisoners
373. Chroming Rose - Pressure
374. Civil War - Civil War
375. Civil War - The Killer Angels
376. Claymorean - Lament Of Victory
377. Conorach - Tales From The Tavern
378. Dark Forest - Beyond The Veil
379. DragonForce - Ultra Beatdown
380. DragonForce - Valley Of The Damned
381. Dragony - Viribus Unitis
382. Dungeon - The Final Chapter
383. Edenbridge - MyEarthDream
384. Epysode - Fantasmagoria
385. Eternal Champion - Ravening Iron
386. Ethernity - The Human Race Extinction
387. Evergrey - The Atlantic
388. Evergrey - Hymns For The Broken
389. Evergrey - In Search Of Truth
390. Evergrey - The Storm Within
391. Eyefear - The Unseen
392. Fairyland - Of Wars In Osyrhia
393. Falconer - Black Moon Rising
394. Falconer - Grime Vs. Grandeur
395. Farseer - Chthonic Visions
396. Fates Warning - The Spectre Within
397. Forces United - II
398. Forces United - Power Subunit
399. Forces United - V
400. Freedom Call - Master Of Light
401. Gamma Ray - Heading For Tomorrow
402. Gamma Ray - Sigh No More
403. Gloryhammer - Legends From Beyond The Galactic Terrorvortex
404. Grailknights - Knightfall
405. Griffin (USA) - Flight Of The Griffin
406. HammerFall - Glory To The Brave
407. HammerFall - No Sacrifice, No Victory
408. Helion Prime - Terror Of The Cybernetic Space Monster
409. Holy Grail - Ride The Void
410. Iced Earth - Night Of The Stormrider
411. Iced Earth - Tribute To The Gods
412. Iron Fire - Among The Dead
413. Iron Savior - Condition Red
414. Iron Savior - Dark Assault
415. Jaded Star - Memories From The Future
416. Jag Panzer - The Fourth Judgement
417. Judicator - Let There Be Nothing
418. Kalidia - The Frozen Throne
419. Kilmara - Across The Realm Of Time
420. Light Bringer - Scenes Of Infinity
421. The Lightbringer Of Sweden - Rise Of The Beast
422. Lör - Edge Of Eternity
423. Lovebites - Awakening From Abyss
424. Lovebites - Electric Pentagram
425. Manilla Road - Invasion
426. Manilla Road - Out Of The Abyss
427. Manilla Road - To Kill A King
428. Manowar - Battle Hymns
429. Manowar - Gods Of War
430. Manowar - The Lord Of Steel
431. Manowar - Louder Than Hell
432. Manowar - Sign Of The Hammer
433. Medieval Steel - Medieval Steel
434. Mob Rules - Beast Reborn
435. Mob Rules - Savage Land
436. Nanowar Of Steel - Into Gay Pride Ride
437. Nekrogoblikon - Heavy Meta
438. Nightmare - Aeternam
439. Nightwish - Angels Fall First
440. Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful
441. Nightwish - Wishmaster
442. Orden Ogan - Easton Hope
443. Power Quest - Sixth Dimension
444. Powerglove - Continue?
445. Powerwolf - Blessed & Possessed
446. Powerwolf - Preachers Of The Night
447. Powerwolf - Return In Bloodred
448. Primal Fear - Apocalypse
449. Pyramaze - Contingent
450. Pyramaze - Disciples Of The Sun
451. Pyramaze - Legend Of The Bone Carver
452. Rebellion - Sagas Of Iceland: The History Of The Vikings Volume I
453. Rhapsody Of Fire - Into The Legend
454. Ride The Sky - New Protection
455. Running Wild - Under Jolly Roger
456. Sacred Outcry - Damned For All Time
457. Sanctuary - The Year The Sun Died
458. Saurom - El Guardian De Las Melodias Perdidas
459. Scanner - The Judgement
460. Seven Kingdoms - Seven Kingdoms
461. Shadowside - Dare To Dream
462. Sinbreed - Shadows
463. Sinbreed - When Worlds Collide
464. Slauter Xstroyes - Winter Kill
465. Sortilège - Métamorphose
466. A Sound Of Thunder - Metal Renaissance
467. A Sound Of Thunder - A Sound Of Thunder
468. Stratovarius - Eternal
469. Sumerlands - Sumerlands
470. 3 Inches Of Blood - Battlecry Under A Winter Sun
471. Twilight Force - Dawn Of The Dragonstar
472. Unleash The Archers - Abyss
473. Vicious Rumors - Digital Dictator
474. Visigoth - Conqueror's Oath
475. Warrior Path - Warrior Path
476. Winters Bane - Heart Of A Killer
477. Yngwie Malmsteen - Trilogy
478. Aina - The Metal Opera - Days Of Rising Doom
6/10 from here on down.
479. Amahiru - Amahiru
480. Axel Rudi Pell - Game Of Sins
481. Axel Rudi Pell - Into The Storm
482. Battle Beast - Steel
483. Battle Beast - Unholy Savior
484. Black Sword Thunder Attack - March Of The Damned
485. Blood Stain Child - Idolator
486. Charred Walls Of The Damned - Cold Winds On Timeless Days
487. Children Of Bodom - I Worship Chaos
488. Children Of Bodom - Relentless Reckless Forever
489. Civil War - Gods And Generals
490. Cryonic Temple - Deliverance
491. DGM - The Passage
492. Edenbridge - Shine
493. Forces United - III
494. Freedom Call - Beyond
495. Gamma Ray - Empire Of The Undead
496. HammerFall - Dominion
497. Helloween - My God-Given Right
498. Illuminata - Where Stories Unfold
499. Iron Angel - Hellbound
500. Ironflame - Tales Of Splendor And Sorrow
501. Kalidia - Lies' Device
502. Kamelot - Haven
503. Kreyson - Angel On The Run / Anděl Na Útěku
504. Light Bringer - Tales Of Almanac
505. Manilla Road - Metal
506. Noble Beast - Noble Beast
507. Nocturnal Rites - Phoenix
508. Primal Fear - Rulebreaker
509. Rebellion - A Tragedy In Steel Part II: Shakespeare's King Lear
510. Rhapsody Of Fire - Dark Wings Of Steel
511. Seven Kingdoms - Decennium
512. Seven Kingdoms - The Fire Is Mine
513. Shadowkeep - ShadowKeep
514. Sinbreed - Master Creator
515. SpellBlast - Of Gold And Guns
516. Sunburst - Fragments Of Creation
517. Symphony X - Iconoclast
518. Thor - Beyond The Pain Barrier
519. Thor - Hammer Of Justice
520. Thor - Recruits - Wild In The Streets
521. Virgin Steele - Virgin Steele
522. W. Angel's Conquest - Taste Of Life
523. Wintersun - The Forest Seasons
524. Wisdom - Rise Of The Wise
525. Yngwie Malmsteen - World On Fire



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19.09.2019 - 19:23
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
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Do you think if the heart keeps on shrinking
One day there will be no heart at all?


2021 goodies
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19.09.2019 - 20:32
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Tage Westerlund
Radu that chease are good, and better as roadurn bands. Ssus great list, bands, some not so, some Re missing, great work man
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

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20.09.2019 - 03:03
Karlabos
Meat and Potatos
The only power metal album worthy remembering I can name is Magic Hammer's
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Rose is red, violet is blue. Flag is win, Baba is you.
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02.10.2019 - 03:00
Tyrannical Hero
Super Normal
No Virgin Steele fuck it
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Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
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