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    top 20 metal bands of all time.

    here is my personal list of the top 20 heavy metal bands of all time, all genre's included.


    1. Metallica (even though i despise the music they have made the past 20 years or so, this band is the reason i got into metal when i was a kid)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzgGTTtR0kc

    2. Black Sabbath (the godfathers of metal)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akt3awj_Ah8

    3. Slayer (another band that got me into metal)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KsPZ1f7MDs

    4. Megadeth (dave mustaine, one of my favorite guitarists in metal and one of the most influential as well)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d4ui9q7eDM

    5. Anthrax (one of the original thrash metal bands and was one of my favorite when i was a kid)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc7-6...=TLLeQ1vPbDqh8

    6. Pantera (dimebag is another guitarist that is comparable to mustaine, RIP)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYPFrXvc2rE

    7. Morbid Angel (one of the first death metal bands i ever listened to with another great relatively unknown guitarist, Trey Azagthoth)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgw3mOFU2q4

    8. Iron Maiden (not a big fan of power metal but these guys are one of the originals)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1iHzzxcllQ

    9. Sepultura (another band that was one of my favs when i was a kid but their music in the past 15 years has been lack luster)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3VJLi5vdTg

    10. Entombed (the band that got me hooked onto the sweetish death metal scene. although this is also another band that i stopped liking after their first couple albums)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtnSLGp04RM

    11. Opeth (you either love em or you hate em, one of my favorite metal bands today)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXCrnzhj-R0

    12. Napalm Death (barney greenway FTW!)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUm_YPKuMFc

    13. cannibal corpse (i have partied with these guys before, very cool and still make great music in my opinion)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNhN6lT-y5U

    14. Obituary (very underrated death metal band with a pretty damn good lead guitarist, Allen West)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=as7oQcKfqJI

    15. Testament (never been as huge fan of these guys but they have to be mentioned in any top 20 metal list)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKvensWwgrw

    16. Manowar (again, not a huge fan but they must be mentioned in the top 20, especially as far as power metal goes.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTPZc...eature=related

    17. Carcass (another pioneer in the early days of death metal)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNKl1KqmFeI

    18. Deicide (one of my favorite original death metal bands)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVKy2Va7Ds0

    19. Death (the original death metal band)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm9pNmBFZHw

    20. suffocation (another favorite of mine from when i was younger)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGOL-p_hzoA


    again, i am sure i have left out some great bands. these are just my personal choices due to how influential they were to me and to the metal genre as a whole.

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    I like most of the bands on that list, but don't agree with the order. Like you said though, that's your own personal list. Either way, some awesome bands there. I would've found a place for Lamb of God and Trivium (minus their Crusades album) at least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeeingRed View Post
    I like most of the bands on that list, but don't agree with the order. Like you said though, that's your own personal list. Either way, some awesome bands there. I would've found a place for Lamb of God and Trivium (minus their Crusades album) at least.
    ya, i realize many people will disagree with that.

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    Missing. Fates warning overkill exodus motorhead metal church

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    why did you leave off my metal band...

    Red Skies Ahead.

    Check us out on myspace or you tube.

    Let me know if we are top 20 or not. ha ha

    (your top 10 is spot on, after that......hit and miss)
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    Quote Originally Posted by denvercrush81 View Post
    why did you leave off my metal band...

    Red Skies Ahead.

    Check us out on myspace or you tube.

    Let me know if we are top 20 or not. ha ha

    (your top 10 is spot on, after that......hit and miss)
    checked it out, nice old skool sound

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    Quote Originally Posted by denvercrush81 View Post
    why did you leave off my metal band...

    Red Skies Ahead.

    Check us out on myspace or you tube.

    Let me know if we are top 20 or not. ha ha

    (your top 10 is spot on, after that......hit and miss)
    I'll definitely check you guys out. I'm always on the prowl for new metal. Most of the bands I listen to now I found on Myspace.


    Also, I would add Parkway Drive to that list. My absolute favorite metal band. They may not be on that list for most people right now, but give them a couple-few more years.
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    I may dispute the order a bit, and some of the bands as a lot of death metal is not really my thing, but i cant fault you on music taste baph
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    Pretty good list, baph. Not a big fan of death metal so your top half is more appealing than the bottom.

    I'd find a spot for Corrosion of Conformity in there some place; and I'm sure many others would likely find the absence of Judas Priest odd - though I'm not particularly a fan.

    But...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mount-n-Groan View Post
    Pretty good list, baph. Not a big fan of death metal so your top half is more appealing than the bottom.

    I'd find a spot for Corrosion of Conformity in there some place; and I'm sure many others would likely find the absence of Judas Priest odd - though I'm not particularly a fan.

    But...
    you are right, judas priest should be in there, i didn't think of it.

    i know many dont like death metal but i grew up on the stuff so it kind of grew on me as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baphamet View Post
    you are right, judas priest should be in there, i didn't think of it.

    i know many dont like death metal but i grew up on the stuff so it kind of grew on me as well.
    i did as well but the "satansatansatansatan" thing kinda wore thin on me after a bit, though i still like some of it to be fair, nile and death being 2 examples.
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    Quote Originally Posted by milehighireland View Post
    i did as well but the "satansatansatansatan" thing kinda wore thin on me after a bit, though i still like some of it to be fair, nile and death being 2 examples.
    most of it isn't satanic anymore, unless its black metal, which i dont like at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baphamet View Post
    most of it isn't satanic anymore, unless its black metal, which i dont like at all.
    Fair enough, i just recall morbid angel, vital remains, behemoth and (obviously enough) deicide being very satanic... all bands brilliant on the technical end but i'm just not into the whole satanic thing

    Black metal in general sucks from lousy production and the fact that it was often made by deranged lunatics who belonged either in prison or a mental institution. Has its moments though imo, same as death metal.
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    Bump. I can't believe I missed this thread.

    1. In Flames. Easily my favorite band to listen to. They're my go-to act when I can't think of anything else. One of Gothenburg metal's founding fathers, In Flames features epic guitar solos and excellent lyrics. Those lyrics are screamed for the most part, but the lead singer's vocals blend in to the music after awhile, for those of you who don't care for screamed lyrics.


    2. Tool. Is it metal? Well it kind of transcends genres, really. I prefer to think of it as progressive metal. Tool's easily one of the most incredible bands I've ever heard.

    3. Pantera. Pantera was the gateway for me from Metallica to other types of metal. It's aggressive, it's in your face and demands your attention.

    4. Metallica. A lot of people rip on their later stuff, and rightfully so. But their earlier albums, up to and including the black album are excellent. After that, sorry. They totally sold out.

    5. Anthrax.I love me some Anthrax. I lucked into that band when I found a copy of The Sound of White Noise for six bucks in a bargain bin at Best Buy. I bought it, popped in the tape at home and proceeded to never stop listening to it for about four months. 1,000 Points of Hate remains one of my favorite songs ever.

    6. Disturbed. Sorry, but I don't get the hate for Nu-Metal out there. Disturbed is badass.

    7. Sevendust. While their later stuff kind of softened up (I truly did not care for their last album one bit), their earlier stuff is pretty awesome. Black is an amazing song.



    8. Dethklok. Yes. A band that's a cartoon on the Cartoon Network. I don't care. Seriously. Dethklok is unbelievable.

    Don't believe me? Check out the guitar solo at 1:21 and get back with me.

    Hell yes.

    9. Hatebreed. I love Hatebreed's simplicity. I love its message. I love its brutality. Hatebreed is about as uplifting as it comes. Pop this in before you hit the gym. I know I will when I get back to it.

    10. All That Remains. A nice mix of vocals to go with some fantastic drums. I dig this bang.

    11. Scar Symmetry. This band is just amazing. A nice mixture of clean and screamed vocals makes them accessible to the initiate, but the guitar hooks and solos are what will really pull you in.

    12. Avenged Sevenfold. Musically, they're amazing. Right up until the vocals, at least. I really love City of Evil.

    13. Insomnium. They use a lot of atmospheric sounds to create mood before a track. It's subdued and aggressive at the same time, which is a really interesting sound.

    14. Dark Tranquility. Just an amazing band. Seriously. I'm a guitar junkie, and this band will get you your fix.

    15. Lamb of God.If the end of the world was to have a soundtrack, I imagine it would be performed by this band.

    16. Soilwork.One of the first melodic metal bands I ever got into. My interest in them hasn't sustained itself, but I'm grateful for their influence on me. I still dig "Distance" and "Light the Torch."

    17. Korn. I went through a major Korn phase in my early 20s. I've since recovered, but I still love this sound.

    18. Fear Factory. I like Nine Inch nails a lot, but I always wondered why Trent Reznor got to do the music for Quake but Fear Factory never got to do a FPS soundtrack. They'd be perfect for it.

    19. Megadeth. Countdown to Extinction remains one of my favorite albums of all time. Sweating Bullets was just insane when it first came out.



    20. Sabbath. Saved a spot just to make sure they're included.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhoDeyBengals View Post
    Bump. I can't believe I missed this thread.

    1. In Flames. Easily my favorite band to listen to. They're my go-to act when I can't think of anything else. One of Gothenburg metal's founding fathers, In Flames features epic guitar solos and excellent lyrics. Those lyrics are screamed for the most part, but the lead singer's vocals blend in to the music after awhile, for those of you who don't care for screamed lyrics.


    2. Tool. Is it metal? Well it kind of transcends genres, really. I prefer to think of it as progressive metal. Tool's easily one of the most incredible bands I've ever heard.

    3. Pantera. Pantera was the gateway for me from Metallica to other types of metal. It's aggressive, it's in your face and demands your attention.

    4. Metallica. A lot of people rip on their later stuff, and rightfully so. But their earlier albums, up to and including the black album are excellent. After that, sorry. They totally sold out.

    5. Anthrax.I love me some Anthrax. I lucked into that band when I found a copy of The Sound of White Noise for six bucks in a bargain bin at Best Buy. I bought it, popped in the tape at home and proceeded to never stop listening to it for about four months. 1,000 Points of Hate remains one of my favorite songs ever.

    6. Disturbed. Sorry, but I don't get the hate for Nu-Metal out there. Disturbed is badass.

    7. Sevendust. While their later stuff kind of softened up (I truly did not care for their last album one bit), their earlier stuff is pretty awesome. Black is an amazing song.



    8. Dethklok. Yes. A band that's a cartoon on the Cartoon Network. I don't care. Seriously. Dethklok is unbelievable.

    Don't believe me? Check out the guitar solo at 1:21 and get back with me.

    Hell yes.

    9. Hatebreed. I love Hatebreed's simplicity. I love its message. I love its brutality. Hatebreed is about as uplifting as it comes. Pop this in before you hit the gym. I know I will when I get back to it.

    10. All That Remains. A nice mix of vocals to go with some fantastic drums. I dig this bang.

    11. Scar Symmetry. This band is just amazing. A nice mixture of clean and screamed vocals makes them accessible to the initiate, but the guitar hooks and solos are what will really pull you in.

    12. Avenged Sevenfold. Musically, they're amazing. Right up until the vocals, at least. I really love City of Evil.

    13. Insomnium. They use a lot of atmospheric sounds to create mood before a track. It's subdued and aggressive at the same time, which is a really interesting sound.

    14. Dark Tranquility. Just an amazing band. Seriously. I'm a guitar junkie, and this band will get you your fix.

    15. Lamb of God.If the end of the world was to have a soundtrack, I imagine it would be performed by this band.

    16. Soilwork.One of the first melodic metal bands I ever got into. My interest in them hasn't sustained itself, but I'm grateful for their influence on me. I still dig "Distance" and "Light the Torch."

    17. Korn. I went through a major Korn phase in my early 20s. I've since recovered, but I still love this sound.

    18. Fear Factory. I like Nine Inch nails a lot, but I always wondered why Trent Reznor got to do the music for Quake but Fear Factory never got to do a FPS soundtrack. They'd be perfect for it.

    19. Megadeth. Countdown to Extinction remains one of my favorite albums of all time. Sweating Bullets was just insane when it first came out.



    20. Sabbath. Saved a spot just to make sure they're included.
    I love the inclusion of disturbed, hatebreed, lamb of.god and all that remains! Of course Sabbath too... What about Ozzy as an.individual.though?
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