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but surely it is not surprising that these subgenres are more distant from our beloved (and inactive) band than some power metal acts are.
I would say that's not true for the selection of bands in this top 100, Opeth, Death and In Flames. These bands inherit more elements that Maiden brought on to the scene than either Helloween or Blind Guardian.
Btw, you know how you get Power Metal? Remodulate a Blink 182 album to minor scale, relegate vocal harmonies to guitars, insert a solo in arrangement.