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A somewhat slang term to describe a genre of heavy metal. Quest Metal generally refers to power metal, especially bands who have a very large amount of fantasy-inspired lyrics, or focus on concept albums.
Quest Metal is actually just power metal, but examples of both include Blind Guardian, Rhapsody of Fire, HammerFall, DragonForce, and to a somewhat lesser extent, Helloween.
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An overarching term representing the majority of bands in the following genres : Power Metal, Battle Metal, Folk Metal, Symphonic Metal

A few typical bands would include, Dragonforce, Firewind, Turisas, Nightwish, Blind Guardian, Kamelot, Within Temptation etc. etc.

You could include bands like Amon Amarth, however the growling vocals & lack of keyboards sets these types of bands slightly apart.

With Quest Metal bands you tend to be able to actually hear the vocals and lyrics clearly, some use a more operatic style, choirs etc.
Growling vocals are less prominent.

Quest Metal can be any type of metal with at least 3 of the following:

- Historical (Generally Medieval) or Fantasy Themes

- lyrics which could be loosely described as "quest like"

Songs generally including 3 or more of the following subjects:

Warriors, Mythical beings, Maidens which may or may not require saving, Fighting, Battles, Power, Glory, Seas, Mountains, Fire, Ice, Rain, Gates and or their Keepers

- Predominantly Clean Vocals

- Fast Melodic Intstrumentation

- Use of Keyboards
This year's Bloodstock lineup is full of Quest Metal, it's a real quest stock.
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