Originally Posted by Sanitarium78
Well, Dio might not exactly be considered power metal but give credit where it's due. Without the lyrics he wrote on the first three Rainbow albums the genre would not have the lyrical themes it's become known for. His lyrical style set the blueprint for the genre.
Also, if you're gonna do a power metal thread, i'm pretty sure you need Maiden33's permission to do so
Yea I know of Rainbow's contribution to the genre, but I think I just want to do the power metal artist rather than pre-power metal artist that have given a great influence to the genre