Hi. Recently, I've been listening to a lot of of power metal, and symphonic power metal (Rhapsody, Firewind, Hammerfall, Blind Guardian etc...) and I would like to write a power metal song in the style of these bands, mainly Rhapsody. I need to know about lyrics, scales, tempo and anything else please. One of my concerns is that a lot of power metal albums are concept albums, so the song tells parts of a story, but I only want to write one song. How would I get around this? I have an intro riff which is based around the Melodic Minor in C. Also, how would I go about writing solos? I am fairly experienced, and can play reasonably fast. I can tap, and I am currently working on my sweep picking ability. Any help will be greatly appreciated.