Keyboard intro - played fast
Drums kick in - so dull it could be a drum machine
Random power chords
Some lyrics about it being Cold/Early/Dark and riding towards a wasteland/distant shore
More lyrics about fighting - usually with swords and usually about demonic herds
Mental guitar solo which seems to consist of going up and down scales as fast as is humanly possible
Drum variation - usually just three beats in a triplet.
Music ceases and vocals continue - Usually about victory
Slow bit.. Plenty of wooooah's
Keyboard and drums come back in!
Do this 7 times and you've got a whole album"