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Best Metal Bands ever

  1. Apr 9, 2007 #1
    I'm interested in hearing what metal bands you guys like. I like death metal so my favorites are: Kataklysm, Amon Amarth, All that Remains, and Scar Symmetry. List your bands and some vids.
    here are mine:
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=3rfTqmX6f3k This vid is a video of Martin Maurais (kataklysm drummer) and is amongst the best.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=JFq2YJKYa-k Probably my favorite band! Not to mention a great song for death metal/black metal fans.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=UcfLkrDXdn8 Very popular All that Remains song.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=o2LTaNb9zQQ Very nice dual vocal melodic death metal sound.
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  3. Apr 9, 2007 #2
    umm sorry I don't listern to metal, I do like old school rock - acdc, led zeplin, motely crue, def leopard, ram jam that sorta stuff
  4. Apr 9, 2007 #3


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    Only listened to Amon Amarth and Karaklysm a bit, have them on mp3, but didn't pay any special attention to them.

    Man, this is a tough question, there are (and were) tons of these bands out there.

    My metal career started out with Slayer, Sepultura, Pantera, Testament, etc. The more extreme bands I liked were Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse and a huge number of other ones.

    I had a black metal phase too, and there are some outstanding bands/artists in this genre, like Immortal and Burzum.

    The only thing I know is the fact that I'm left with ~15 Gb of metal mp3's on my hard drive which I hardly ever listen to anymore.
  5. Apr 9, 2007 #4
    Iron Maiden is the best, the voice of Bruce can be very comical at times, the songs are catchy, the subjects of the songs are interesting, what more can I say?

    Kamelot is probably also between my top-10 bands. In my opinion the Norwegian Roy Khan has the best voice of all Power Metal.

    Stratovarius is famous for epic songs and grandiose atmospheric music, possibly also between my top-10 bands

    The German band Helloween is very good, I like best the last vocalist Andi Deris, though I think it prevails between fans a preference for former frontman Michael Kiske.

    The Finnish band Sonata Arctica delivers very rapid guitars and very rapid vocals, very good.

    Special mention too to bands like Edguy, Metallica and Lacuna Coil, the Italian vocalist of the latter is the best female voice in all Heavy metal, IMHO
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    I'm not really in to a lot of metal, but Machine Head and The Haunted are a couple of faves.
  7. Apr 9, 2007 #6
    pain of salvation, pain of salvation, pain of salvation
    though its prog rock, not heavy metal
  8. Apr 9, 2007 #7
    Scar Symmetry Dual Vocals rock. Dream Theater is my favorite band (progressive metal). I don't like Pantera.
  9. Apr 9, 2007 #8
    Amon Amarth, Benighted, Hatebreed, Caliban, Six Feet Under. Man there are too many to list.
  10. Apr 9, 2007 #9

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    A couple of my favorites
  11. Apr 9, 2007 #10
    My favourite metal is Meshuggah!! And I also love Opeth, Disillusion, Isis and Agalloch.

    I despise DT fans!!!
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    I despise both DT and doom metal fans. :tongue2:
  14. Apr 9, 2007 #13
    Judas Priest.
  15. Apr 9, 2007 #14
    Within Temptation.
  16. Apr 9, 2007 #15
    Also I forgot one of my personal favorites. Jimi hendrix. Not exactly metal but he is awesome. And I would have to say that the lead guitarists in Dream Theatre is one of the best, next to Herman Li from DragonForce
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  18. Apr 9, 2007 #17

    Hell YES!!! Motorhead rules. I don't like the metal with undecipherable vocals and constant drum pounding, I like some of the old metal though like motorhead.

    another band that rules is Discharge. Usually they are classified as a hardcore punk band, but many many metal heads like them. If you have heard of metallica you have heard of discharge. The Metallica song "free speech for the dumb" is actually a cover of the Discharge song. Also, when you see the dove impaled on a sword on metallica stuff, that is in reference to Discharge.
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    Speaking of the brilliant bands behind the Metallica covers, I'll mention the one and only DIAMONDHEAD. :cool:
  20. Apr 9, 2007 #19
    Why the hell would you despise DT fans?
  21. Apr 10, 2007 #20


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    Because most of them are way too fascinated with DT. I was one myself, so I know what I'm talking about. :biggrin:
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