When I used LiveJournal more frequently, I ran down the "interests" within the Power Metal Heads group and looked up every band listed. It was pretty decent, but I've discovered more bands since then thanks to random periods of using Pandora and Amazon MP3's recommendations.
Most recently I went into researching female fronted metal bands so I could get my sister some for Christmas, and as a result discovered All Ends, Elysion and Dark Princess. I feel like I should do more random journeys of that sort, find more bands. Unfortunately, I still have yet to find a band to measure up to Blind Guardian.
Dream Evil is a mixed deal for me. I find most of their songs about average, but every once in a while they have songs that really dig into my ear.
NOTHING will ever beat HMJ, though, off of Dragon Slayer.
Ah, see, to me Dream Evil is really old school metal.
I love that they don't throw any pretentious stuff at the listener, only give us music, and a few funny/cheesy lines.
It makes them my favorite Metal Band, just because I can listen straight through the playlist of their songs and never get bored.
Although I favor a few other songs of theirs, i.e. children of the night, only for the night, united, the chosen ones, into the moonlight, and a few of their ballads.
If you like metal with a female vocalist, I'd recommend Within Temptation, if you don't mind Gothic Metal, otherwise I recently found
These guys, which aren't bad either.Lunatica - Hymn
HIM - Gone With The Sin
Oh, I so love this song... good taste, so very good taste.