The best Power Ballad, ever ??

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  • Tatosh GuitarTatosh Guitar Posts: 1,787
    I had totally forgotten about Don't Cry, which I honestly think is the one from them that's actually a Power Ballad. The more I think about it, the less placing November Rain and Estranged makes sense to me. They are more like Stairway to Heaven or Bohemian Rhapsody to me. Those songs are written on another format.

    To me, a power ballad is usually romantic as far as lyrical content, has bombastic choruses, loud power chords after a slower, sometimes acoustic section and is radio friendly. When I think of a power ballad, I picture stuff like Rock Me from Great White, Home Sweet Home from Crue, Angel from Aerosmith or the radio hits from Foreigner. Stuff like Before the Dawn, Dust in the Wind or More than Words aren't power ballads, IMHO. Those are just ballads to me. Beyond the Realms of Death from Priest isn't one either. That falls more unto the description I went unto my first paragraph.
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