your top 10 Metal bands

#1 Edited by kingcrimson24 (457 posts) -

Come here Metalheads , and everyone tell me your top 10

#2 Posted by kingcrimson24 (457 posts) -

My own ( in no particular order ) :

Opeth

Tool

Meshuggah

Arch Enemy

Black Sabbath

Megadeth

Slayer

Novembers Doom

Dream Theater

My Dying Bride ( their early stuff )

#3 Posted by Iszdope (9677 posts) -

Enslaved

Darkthrone

Celtic Frost

Bathory

Beherit

Necromantia

Electric Wizard

Burning Witch

Blood Duster

Nasum

#4 Edited by kingcrimson24 (457 posts) -

@Iszdope: Blackie I see :D only one's I heard from that list are Enslaved and Darkthrone . for some reason I don't like some Black metal bands because I think they take themselves way too seriously ( same with their fans ) , especially those " Depressive suicidal " ones .

anyway , do you like Burzum and Mayhem ?

#5 Edited by Iszdope (9677 posts) -

@kingcrimson24 said:

@Iszdope: Blackie I see :D only one's I heard from that list are Enslaved and Darkthrone . for some reason I don't like some Black metal bands because I think they take themselves way too seriously ( same with their fans ) , especially those " Depressive suicidal " ones .

anyway , do you like Burzum and Mayhem ?

Fuck Burzum...fuck him up his racist arse.

Yes I like Mayhem.

#6 Edited by thehig1 (1400 posts) -

My own....can't really say if there in order that's too hard

Megadeth (they are number 1 for me)

Overkill

Dark tranquillity

Iced earth

Death

Pantera

Iron Maiden

Metallica

Queensryche

In this moment (guilty pleasure this, but I love Maria Brink :) )

#7 Posted by hippiesanta (9809 posts) -

Necrophagia

Iron Maiden

JOhn Zorn

Sabbath (japanese)

Slayer

Gorgoroth

Napalm Death

Maximum the Hormone

Vivisick

Pantera

#8 Edited by Motokid6 (5270 posts) -

I don't have 10, but..

Dethklok ( And all of Brandon Small's work )

Avenged Sevenfold ( there old stuff with the Rev )

Those are my go to bands. If I'm typing a song into YouTube chances are it's those two when it comes to metal. Then there's just everything else in between. Metallica, Iron Maiden, System of a Down and so on... Anything that rocks.

#9 Posted by ArmoredCore55 (23821 posts) -

At the moment:

Black Sabbath

White Zombie

Testament

Slayer

Fear Factory (older material)

Machine Head

Gojira

Chimaira (older material)

Autopsy

Down

#10 Posted by Boddicker (2522 posts) -

Nevermore

Crowbar

Iron Maiden

Dio

TOOL

King Diamond/Mercyful Fate

Judas Priest

Firewind

Falconer

Dream Evil

Basically I'm a big classic metal and power metal nerd.

#11 Edited by jasean79 (2357 posts) -

Don't know if I have 10 (or if these qualify as metal per se), but here are mine:

  • Sevendust
  • Dark New Day
  • Speak No Evil
  • Stereomud
#12 Posted by brimmul777 (1136 posts) -

Here is a couple of mine.

Iron Maiden

Ozzy Osbourne

Megadeth

Rammstein

#13 Edited by lonewolf604 (8517 posts) -

Hmm I don't listen to too much metal....but:

1) Megadeth

2) Slayer

3) Metallica

4) Pantera

5) Yngwie Malmsteen

6) Ozzy w/ Randy Rhodes

7) Motorhead

8) Dream Theatre

9) Children of Bodom

10) Maximum the Hormone (Japanese band)

#14 Posted by DrKillByDeath84 (376 posts) -

Iron Maiden

Slipknot

Motorhead

that is all

#15 Posted by Assassin_87 (2310 posts) -
  • Opeth
  • Mastodon
  • maudlin of the Well
  • Gojira
  • Nile
  • Edge of Sanity
  • Cynic
  • At The Gates
  • Death
  • Gwynbleidd
#16 Posted by Celldrax (14565 posts) -

Don't know about top bands, but I can list some favourites.

Nevermore

Jeff Loomis

Eluveitie

Dismember

Amon Amarth

Kreator

Korpiklaani

Immolation

Nile

Moonsorrow

#17 Posted by ArmoredCore55 (23821 posts) -
#18 Edited by KHAndAnime (13445 posts) -

Defeated Sanity

Katalepsy

Drowning the Light

Paysage D'Hiver

Esoteric

Inquisition

Skagos

Wormed

Gorguts

Suffocation

These bands pretty much define metal for me.

@Iszdope: Blackie I see :D only one's I heard from that list are Enslaved and Darkthrone . for some reason I don't like some Black metal bands because I think they take themselves way too seriously ( same with their fans ) , especially those " Depressive suicidal " ones .

Sadly you've got it completely backwards. It's theatrics, there's nothing serious about the image these days. Want to see artists who take themselves too seriously? Check out Alice Cooper, Lady Gaga, Yngwie Malmsteen, or Phil Anselmo - These artists take themselves far more seriously than any black metal artist in existence.

#19 Edited by elkoldo (1011 posts) -

-Linkin Park

-Metallica

That's all !

#20 Posted by Chatch09 (309 posts) -

Not in this particular order but these are my favorites off the top of my head:

Between the Buried and Me

Opeth

All Shall Perish

Aborted

As Blood Runs Black

Avenged Sevenfold

Metallica

Shadows Fall

Still Remains

Killswitch Engage

Thanks for this thread TC, it reminded me to have a listen to some stuff I haven't heard in awhile.

#21 Edited by Lance2500 (680 posts) -

Cant give you ten but here are mine.

1. Ozzy Osbourne

2nd is a tie between Black Sabbath and Dio.

#22 Edited by foxhound_fox (87716 posts) -

I love probably more than 50 metal bands from various genres. So narrowing down to the 10 best would be hard. So I'll go with the top-10 that I'm listening to currently (i.e. listening to them the most often).

  1. Behemoth
  2. Five Finger Death Punch
  3. Black Crown Initiate
  4. Byzantine
  5. Immolation
  6. Kataklsym
  7. Fleshgod Apocalypse
  8. Black Sabbath
  9. Belphegor
  10. Amon Amarth

My top-10 last.fm list:

  1. Belphegor
  2. Vader
  3. Kataklsym
  4. Behemoth
  5. Hour of Penance
  6. Rudra
  7. Decapitated
  8. Deicide
  9. Nile
  10. Acheron
#23 Posted by Boddicker (2522 posts) -
#24 Edited by PimpHand_Gamer (279 posts) -

Subgenre's aside. Pantera, Morbid Angel, Napalm Death, Mudvayne, 40 below summer, Death Angel to name very few. I don't really care for Metallica or Five finger buttpunch, they sound generic imo.

#25 Posted by EPICCOMMANDER (438 posts) -

Eh, I'm bored with the top 10 artists thing, so I'll list my top 10 heavy metal albums instead since I use Last.FM.

  1. Master of Puppets - Metallica (348)
  2. Two Minute Warning - Marc A. Pullen (189)
  3. Cube - Marc A. Pullen (175)
  4. Kill ‘Em All - Metallica (168)
  5. Show No Mercy - Slayer (167)
  6. Sauer Anger - Marc A. Pullen (158)
  7. Haunting the Chapel - Slayer (95)
  8. Sad Wings of Destiny - Judas Priest (92)
  9. Cowboys From Hell - Pantera (88)
  10. British Steel - Judas Priest (82)
#26 Edited by certifieddata (46053 posts) -

Slough Feg
Rammstein
Korpiklaani
Iron Maiden
Dethklok/Brendon Small
Havok
Black Sabbath
Judas Priest
Mastodon
Megadeth

#27 Edited by 187umKILLAH (1337 posts) -
  • Motorhead
  • Judas Priest
  • Pantera
  • Crowbar
  • Down
  • Black Sabbath
  • Megadeth
  • Metallica
  • Faith No More
  • Hatebreed
#28 Edited by kingcrimson24 (457 posts) -

@KHAndAnime said:

@kingcrimson24 said:

@Iszdope: Blackie I see :D only one's I heard from that list are Enslaved and Darkthrone . for some reason I don't like some Black metal bands because I think they take themselves way too seriously ( same with their fans ) , especially those " Depressive suicidal " ones .

Sadly you've got it completely backwards. It's theatrics, there's nothing serious about the image these days. Want to see artists who take themselves too seriously? Check out Alice Cooper, Lady Gaga, Yngwie Malmsteen , or Phil Anselmo - These artists take themselves far more seriously than any black metal artist in existence.

first of all , i said SOME of them . yes there also many of them who just love their music , and the artists you mentioned , I don't know who is lady gaga just heard her name some times , don't know a lot about Phil anselmo either , just heard him on pantera tracks . and I don't like Yngwie Malmsteen . but Alice cooper ? every time I saw that guy talking he was joking about everything , specially his performance and Music . he never took himself seriously .

#29 Edited by theReturnoftheG (39 posts) -

Probably...

  • Gorguts (Technical Death Metal)
  • Incantation (Death Doom Metal)
  • Immolation (Death Metal)
  • Black Sabbath (Heavy Metal/Doom Metal)
  • Autopsy (Death Doom Metal)
  • diSEMBOWELMENT (Death Doom Metal/Deathgrind)
  • Bathory (Black Metal/Viking Metal)
  • Blasphemy (War Metal)
  • Corrupted (Sludge Metal/Drone Metal/Doom Metal)
  • EyeHateGod (Sludge Metal)

Not really sure, I don't think about top 10s often but this would probably be it

#30 Posted by geniobastardo (1294 posts) -

In no particular order.
INSOMNIUM
Threat Signal
In Flames
Demon Hunter
Metallica
Nirvana
Bring me the Horizon
Meshuggah
Blue Stahli
TesseracT (Progressive Metal)
most of them are new as I'm new to metal genre.

#31 Posted by geniobastardo (1294 posts) -

@elkoldo said:

-Linkin Park

-Metallica

That's all !

Linkin Park is a rock band.

#32 Posted by elkoldo (1011 posts) -

@elkoldo said:

-Linkin Park

-Metallica

That's all !

Linkin Park is a rock band.

As far as I know their genres include neo metal, the kind that's somehow combined with hip-hop.Anyway what's the real difference between metal and rock and who really cares

#33 Posted by geniobastardo (1294 posts) -

@elkoldo said:

@geniobastardo said:

@elkoldo said:

-Linkin Park

-Metallica

That's all !

Linkin Park is a rock band.

As far as I know their genres include neo metal, the kind that's somehow combined with hip-hop.Anyway what's the real difference between metal and rock and who really cares

Metal nerd cares. Anyway, I still think Linkin Park is more to the rock side. If you wanna know the difference between Rock and Metal, just google it.

#34 Edited by KHAndAnime (13445 posts) -

@kingcrimson24 said:

@KHAndAnime said:

@kingcrimson24 said:

@Iszdope: Blackie I see :D only one's I heard from that list are Enslaved and Darkthrone . for some reason I don't like some Black metal bands because I think they take themselves way too seriously ( same with their fans ) , especially those " Depressive suicidal " ones .

Sadly you've got it completely backwards. It's theatrics, there's nothing serious about the image these days. Want to see artists who take themselves too seriously? Check out Alice Cooper, Lady Gaga, Yngwie Malmsteen , or Phil Anselmo - These artists take themselves far more seriously than any black metal artist in existence.

first of all , i said SOME of them . yes there also many of them who just love their music , and the artists you mentioned , I don't know who is lady gaga just heard her name some times , don't know a lot about Phil anselmo either , just heard him on pantera tracks . and I don't like Yngwie Malmsteen . but Alice cooper ? every time I saw that guy talking he was joking about everything , specially his performance and Music . he never took himself seriously .

I've seen Alice Cooper dismiss interviews out of arrogance - I've certainly never seen any black metal musicians do that. Also, I mostly listen to black metal and I can't think of more than a handful of musicians that take themselves that seriously, but despite my limited knowledge of pop music I've seen tons of pop music celebrities exhibit ego's that you can spot from a mile away.

#35 Posted by EPICCOMMANDER (438 posts) -
@Iszdope said:

Enslaved

Darkthrone

Celtic Frost

Bathory

Beherit

Necromantia

Electric Wizard

Burning Witch

Blood Duster

Nasum

only one's I heard from that list are Enslaved and Darkthrone

@kingcrimson24: I don't mean to keep talking about heavy metal, but you should know who Bathory is if you listen to black metal, as they're one of the first black metal bands. They created basically everything about the genre, from lo-fi recordings to the use of dark ambient tracks to also being one of the first viking metal bands. They're one of the few black metal bands I enjoy listening to and their self-titled debut is one of the heaviest albums I've ever heard and totally destroys anything by Slayer or Venom or any second wave black metal bands commonly found today–in my opinion of course. They are definitely worth a listen if you have the time.

#36 Edited by lensflare15 (6174 posts) -

1) Septic Flesh

2) Sacramentum (First album and early demos)

3) Blut Aus Nord

4) Eucharist

5) Coroner

6) Unanimated

7) Gorguts

8) At the Gates (first three albums + Gardens of Grief)

9) Valkyrja

10) Testament

Honorable Mentions: Dark Tranquility, Nailbomb, Deathspell Omega, Antediluvian, Slayer

#37 Posted by D4RKL1NG (234 posts) -
  1. Wintersun
  2. Opeth
  3. Tool
  4. Ensiferum
  5. Lamb of God
  6. Deftones
  7. Haggard
  8. Rammstein
  9. Emperor
  10. Amon Amarth