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Old 2006-09-17, 17:10
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"Best" metal bands of all time?

This question is concerning the "best" metal bands of all time, different from your "favorite" bands of all time. It's still subjective of couse, but the criteria is different. Take into account things like influence, originality, technicality, consistency, progression of sound, etc...I thought this would be a fun lil thread to get everyone's opinions

1) Iron Maiden
2) Black Sabbath
3) Death
4) Mayhem
5) Dream Theater
6) Morbid Angel
7) Carcass
8) Opeth
9) Metallica (yes, Metallica. And theyd be alot higher if it wasnt for all that pussified crap theyre putting out nowadays)
10) Bathory

Honorable mention: Nile, Judas Priest, At The Gates, Emperor, Iced Earth

Whattya think?
 
Old 2006-09-18, 07:28
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Slave Whipping Blasphemy, obv.

moe_blunts will agree with me on this one
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Old 2006-09-18, 08:56
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Old 2006-09-18, 14:33
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Death and Carcass should be higher, why are Vader, Necrophagist, Decapitated, or Amon Amarth not on that list?!?
 
Old 2006-09-18, 16:15
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Death and Carcass should be higher, why are Vader, Necrophagist, Decapitated, or Amon Amarth not on that list?!?

I think thats the highest Death CAN go. Maiden is generally recognized as metal's greatest band, and Sabbath basically invented metal as we know it today. I think alotta people would agree with those two.

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Old 2006-09-18, 18:52
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Old 2006-09-18, 19:15
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These bands have influenced many other bands.

Black Sabbath
Iron Maiden
Metallica
Carcass
Napalm Death
Death
Morbid Angel
Emperor
At The Gates
In Flames
 
Old 2006-09-18, 20:16
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Old 2006-09-18, 20:23
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Death and Carcass should be higher, why are Vader, Necrophagist, Decapitated, or Amon Amarth not on that list?!?

Because Vader is pretty substandard, and Amon Amarth suck. Couldn't say about the other two.
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Old 2006-09-18, 21:19
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Slave Whipping Blasphemy, obv.

moe_blunts will agree with me on this one


they most definately are not "the best." however, the sheer novelty of them makes them quite enjoyable.

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Old 2006-09-18, 21:25
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Yea, without Judas Priest and their song "Exciter" there might not have been such a thing as Thrash Metal, and without Thrash.....
 
Old 2006-09-19, 02:20
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Yea, without Judas Priest and their song "Exciter" there might not have been such a thing as Thrash Metal, and without Thrash.....


I was blasting that from the living room while in the shower this morning. My neighbors must have really enjoyed that at 7AM, and I made sure to scream the lyrics that I could remember while ad libbing those I couldn't. Fun shit. It's a mix disk, so Hellbent for Leather comes next, and it only gets worse for my neighbors from there...
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Old 2006-09-19, 04:50
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FAIL

Noone has mentioned Saint Vitus
 
Old 2006-09-19, 06:02
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Noone has mentioned Saint Vitus

Great band, but even the band calls them selves "Sabbath Worship" just like Sleep.
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Old 2006-09-19, 07:36
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These bands have influenced many other bands.

Black Sabbath
Iron Maiden
Metallica
Carcass
Napalm Death
Death
Morbid Angel
Emperor
At The Gates
In Flames


Excellent list - add Suffocation to it and you've pretty much covered each of the most influential bands in the history of metal.
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Old 2006-09-19, 09:45
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Death - should be higher on that list, it changed the whole death metal vision though
Kataklysm
Slayer
Mayhem maybe?
 
Old 2006-09-19, 10:46
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I think they were in date order with the earliest at the top.
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Old 2006-09-19, 11:53
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FAIL

Noone has mentioned Saint Vitus


why are you so stupid?
 
Old 2006-09-19, 12:03
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Old 2006-09-19, 13:20
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1) X Japan
2) X Japan
3) X Japan
4) X Japan
5) X Japan
6) X Japan
7) X Japan
8) X Japan
9) X Japan
10) X Japan

That was easy.
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Old 2006-09-19, 15:56
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In no particular order...

Metallica
Pantera
Slayer
Iron Maiden
Judas Priest
Black Sabbath
Carcass
Death
Children of Bodom
Cannibal Corpse
Opeth
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Old 2006-09-19, 22:58
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Why was that comment stupid?
 
Old 2006-09-20, 13:28
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cynic
carcass
death
extol ( burial is great even if you dont agree with me!)
believer
atheist
nile
coroner
watchtower
dream theater
opeth
suffocation
augury
sabbath
maiden
priest
alarum
kamelot
power of omens
ayreon
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necrophagist
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into eternity
borknagar
novum organum ( stachios band, really good for being very very underground!)
aghora ( great musicianship and very unique)
 
Old 2006-09-20, 17:01
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Old 2006-09-20, 18:51
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Iron Maiden, period.
 
Old 2006-09-20, 19:38
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Pantera
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ah c'mon, this thread is so stupid, i could go on for ages. Probably every band succesfull in the late eighties
 
Old 2006-09-20, 19:39
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ah c'mon, this thread is so stupid, i could go on for ages. Probably every band succesfull in the late eighties


i agree
 
Old 2006-09-20, 23:00
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Motorhead, Atheist or Celtic Frost anyone!
 
Old 2006-09-21, 10:28
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Thought I'd have seen mention of Merciful Fate/King Diamond in here.
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Old 2006-09-21, 17:20
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Old 2006-09-21, 20:30
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Wow, so nobody thinks Mayhem deserves any credit whatsoever?
 
Old 2006-09-22, 00:54
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Wow, so nobody thinks Mayhem deserves any credit whatsoever?
No, I don't think they should. Just cause they are the best band at dissovling themselves from the inside, doesn't mean their music is good. Seriously, if it wasn't for their uummm........non-musical activitivies, I don't think they would have gotten nearly the amount of fame that they have now.
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Old 2006-09-22, 01:42
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No, I don't think they should. Just cause they are the best band at dissovling themselves from the inside, doesn't mean their music is good. Seriously, if it wasn't for their uummm........non-musical activitivies, I don't think they would have gotten nearly the amount of fame that they have now.

Mayhem was the founder of black metal as it is known today in northern Europe. Euronymous networked dozens of bands and created an imagery to go with the music. One could make a case for "DMDS" as not only the best BM album of all time, but also the best metal album of all time, period. IMO there should be no question in anyone's mind that Mayhem deserves at least a top ten ranking
 
Old 2006-09-22, 02:07
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Old 2006-09-22, 18:26
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Old 2006-09-26, 23:35
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DragonForce could be very well on their way to having a big effect on the music industry...most power metal bands have had the problem of having vocals that were dull, boring, badly written or just took themselves too seriously. dragonforce doesn't take themselves too seriously, and their singer is good at doing the "bruce dickinson" type thing. even though their lyrics dont really make any sense they are still sung well and are fun.
 
Old 2006-09-27, 14:50
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DragonForce could be very well on their way to having a big effect on the music industry...most power metal bands have had the problem of having vocals that were dull, boring, badly written or just took themselves too seriously. dragonforce doesn't take themselves too seriously, and their singer is good at doing the "bruce dickinson" type thing. even though their lyrics dont really make any sense they are still sung well and are fun.


hmm dragonforce comparable to iron maiden vocal wise i think not!!!!, musically sure, but come on dragonforce is all clear and girly while bruce although is very high still has some rasp and still sounds like a guy!!!

Dragonforce does have some killer music , but the vocals arent comparable to maiden, bruce is a legend in my book so dont compare him to the new school power metal bands!
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Old 2006-09-28, 20:48
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Old 2006-09-28, 21:10
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Old 2006-09-29, 01:52
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Old 2006-09-29, 04:08
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Old 2006-09-29, 16:26
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Jesus Christ, that can't be a real band.

Nah, they're another fictional group.
 
Old 2006-09-29, 17:55
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Oh, is that the band Brian Potsan(sp?) is in? I used to watch Mr. Show a really long time ago, then I lost HBO.
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Old 2006-10-02, 07:48
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Unexpect
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Old 2006-10-03, 16:30
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