A synonym for the sub-genre of heavy metal rock known as power metal. The earliest example of power metal is best exemplefied (acoustically) by the group Iron Maiden. Near distortionless, extremely melodic rifts, and fast beat make a glory metal song. However, true glory metal is often reffering to Tolkienesque settings, involving Dragons, Elves, heros, etc. Also known as, troll metal, epic metal, and fantasy metal.