Fast guitar and drumming, but the singer is usually talking about something stupid as hell (i.e. swords and dragons). Josh really likes it.
Early bands such as Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. Metal Church, Savatage, Jag Panzer, and Manowar influenced it.
"Popular" Power metal bands today would include Symphony X, Dragonforce, and Rhapsody.
"Flies to where old dragons are lying
the cry for the triumph for my magic sword
Burns the pride of my mighty conscience
while rises the sceptre of our wise lord
So thunder and storm, the rage of the sword the fury of my war
The axe of the dwarf, the blood on the stone the scream for the eternal"
-Dragonforces "Triumph for My Magic Steel"