I support this thread. Not sure my definition of power ballad totally aligns with yours as I associate it with more of a complete AOR/perhaps parallel to hair metal direction? Nitpicking I am sure.
Given what you are posting up for examples here; though I will certainly play
Is this a power ballad 🤷🏻
That particular album has some lyric cheese but is phenomenal.Perfectly aligned.
I never heard Dream Evil before. Thank you for sharing it
How come I've never heard that one?? 😱😱😱😱
I realize that I've missed the album "Magica". Getting it right now!!
This may be contained in your "excluded" list of bands, but whatever. I don't ever recall hearing it on mainstream radio. And yeah, the Led Zep influence is obvious, (1/2 step higher than Stairway. lol)
Kingdom Come What Love Can Be
Some Thai Rock.
Loso is one of the veterans here
Some guitar pyrotechnics (same band as the video above)
BTW: that guitar is a Rangka, made in Thailand. It looks like this one has a sustainer
A playlist of Pongist Kompee, a rock ballad player