Originally Posted by Maiden33
No way does Dio qualify as power metal to me. That's traditional metal if it has ever been recorded in my eyes.
The Book of Heavy Metal is such a weird pick to me. I've never thought, that even at their best, Dream Evil was more than at best, a 2nd-tier band, and The Book of Heavy Metal is my 3rd favorite of their 5 albums.
I would consider Dio a major influence on Power Metal, and as such consider Holy Diver a definititve album in that style.
Book Of Heavy Metal is my favorite Dream Evil record. I would rate them quite high within power metal as a style of music. Please not I amen't a big power metal fan to begin with, I am merely rating what I like out of that style.