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Old 01-01-2011, 03:45 PM   #1101 (permalink)
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1. Naked City
2. Arcturus
3. Slayer
4. Megadeth
5. Unexpect
6. Dillinger Escape Plan
7. Black Sabbath
8. Dodheimsgard
9. Iron Maiden
10. Opeth

Tried to only include things that would traditionally considered "metal bands" albeit it's difficult to make that distinction. Excluded things like Soundgarden, Deep Purple, etc. since I consider them more hard rock than metal. Black Sabbath was a close one but due to it's stigma, I felt it fit. I also excluded things I wouldn't predominately consider metal like Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, and such. Naked City was a tough pick but I doubt anybody could argue Torture Garden era Naked City is not a metal band.

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Behemoth, Leviathan, Nile, Dio, Melvins, Dog Fashion Disco/Polkadot Cadaver, System of a Down, and Morbid Saint.

Always a fan of metal, just haven't really explored it that deeply. One of my favorite genres, and probably one of the most fun.
Torture Garden would fit in any genre.
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Old 01-01-2011, 09:01 PM   #1102 (permalink)
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1. Eyehategod - Its hard to put into words why I like this band so much. The music is just in your face, heavy, gritty and grimy, and pure emotion which is everything I like about music.


2. Sleep - Eyehategod and Sleep are like interchangeable in terms of my favorite. I like Sleep because I think they are one of the few bands that perfected the Sabbath sound without ripping it off too much. Not to mention the Volume One album is almost sludgey which I really love.


3. Warning - As a doom metal fan, I think this bands perfect. People whine about the vocals being too whiny and 'emo sounding' (lol) but I think they fit the music perfectly. Not to mention the soul crushingly heavy music. Its just that perfect dose of emotional moody soul crushingly heavy doom metal.


4. Saint Vitus - A traditional doom metal band that any doom metal fan has to be a huge fan of. Winos best work was done with this band and as one of the big bands in the doom metal genre I think they made/make great music.


5. Pentagram - Well, I could have easily placed them third on this list of bands. I'm going to place them here though because they are known for having released some not so good material and I feel the rest of these bands released all good material at worse.


6. Black Sabbath - Well I'm a huge fan of the Ozzy era Sabbath albums. Not only did it open the door to metal for me its known to be one of, if not THE, original metal band. I They released good doomy sounding records that gave birth to some of my favorite bands and so they certainly need a stop on my list of favorites.


7. Pale Divine - A band I feel is totally underrated. They have the perfect mix of groovy wonderfullness along with the perfect mix of doom and gloom. I honestly love the sound and wish more bands would follow along with it.


8. Orchid - This band has only released a four song EP right now, but right now, those four songs are enough to make them one of my absolute favorites. I mean its a good mix of Sabbath but like Sleep they manage to come far enough away from the Sleep sound to make it good. Where Sleep takes the more stonery route they, Orchid takes a more retro rock type sound. Something I'm a huge fan of.


9. Leechmilk - Another sludge band here. These dudes broke up a number of years ago but they released some very good sludge before doing so. I'm not going to type much on them, but if you're a sludge fan and don't know em' check this out.


10. Blood Ceremony - Another one of these bands doing the doomy/retro rock type thing. These dudes and dudettes do it with an organ and flute added into the mix. This obviously makes them stand out in so many ways from other bands doing this deal today. Also the female vocals really work. This music certainly isn't for everyone but it hits the stop just right for ol' Hank right now.


As you can see I'm on a doom metal kick to the extreme right now.

I know this posts entirely too long, I can remove it or whatever if you'd like lol.
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Old 01-01-2011, 10:18 PM   #1103 (permalink)
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I've never heard of some of those bands, I did like what I heard from Sleep, Warning, and I completly forgot about the band Pentagram. Good list though, lots of Ozzy like vocals.
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:31 PM   #1104 (permalink)
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No Order:

Cradle of Filth
Black Sabbath
Murderdolls
Slipknot
Opeth
Black Label Society
Pantera
Motorhead
Bleeding Through (See them live)
System of a Down
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Old 01-02-2011, 01:03 AM   #1105 (permalink)
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Hank, I see you have a lot of Doom Metal bands there, many of which I have yet to try out. Thanks for the recommendations and here are some Doom Metal bands I think you would enjoy: Electric Wizard, My Dying Bride, Candlemass, Boris, and Mar De Grises. As for my favorite 10 metal bands, at the moment they are:

Enslaved - Progressive Black Metal outfit that have one of the most consistent discographies out there. Their latest album is, if not their best yet, in the running for the title of magnum opus.


Opeth - Almost anyone who have heard this band will agree, Akerfeldt's vocals both clean and harsh are some of the best metal has to offer. Blackwater Park is their best album in a stellar discography that features the likes of Still Life and Ghost Reveries.


Death - One of the founding pioneers of death metal, Chuck Schuldiner's (RIP) creative genius is fully utilized in the last two Death albums. The Sound of Perseverance is one of my all time favorite records and Symbolic is hailed by many to be the definitive death metal album.


Agalloch - Combining elements of black metal, doom, and post-rock; Agalloch have carved their own special niche in the ever evolving metal environment. Their music is full of life and meaning, something other bands try hard but fail to convey. Ashes Against the Grain is their best album and perfect for a cold snowy day.


Neurosis - No band in my opinion can set a tone for an album or bring out the heaviness as much as Neurosis can. Neurosis doesn't achieve their overwhelming heavy and colossal sound on a whim but will slowly build up the atmosphere until the tension becomes unbearable and the band unleashes massive riffs in crushing crescendos.


Converge - It took me a while to get into these guys but once I did, I've found very few bands can match the intensity and emotion these guys put out in each of their songs, be they forty seconds, or twelve minutes. For those who want real metalcore, look no further. Once you understand these guys, bands like BFMV, Norma Jean, and A7X will no longer be worthy of your listening pleasure.


Iron Maiden - Hard not to admire and have fun when listening to one of the pioneers of heavy metal and a pivotal band in the NWOBHM.


Gojira - It's all about the riffs if you want to give Gojira a spin, and boy do these Frenchmen deliver. Groovy riffs reminiscent of Pantera form the backbone of most of their songs and the band can often reach the monumental heaviness that can match up with most extreme metal bands out there.


My Dying Bride - A key member of the Death/Doom genre of metal. My Dying Bride is for those who want gothic, dark, and dreadful metal. The Dreadful Hours is my favorite doom metal album, and for good reason. Great music to conjure up a dark cloud on a sunny day.


Rosetta - When Isis announced their disbandment earlier this year, I was left saddened by the loss of such post-metal giants. Who could possibly fill in the void for such legends? Very shortly though, A Determinism of Morality came out...
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Old 01-02-2011, 01:26 AM   #1106 (permalink)
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I'll just go with top 3

1. Metallica
2. Iron Maiden
3. Soilwork
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Old 01-02-2011, 01:31 AM   #1107 (permalink)
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Opeth - Almost anyone who have heard this band will agree, Akerfeldt's vocals both clean and harsh are some of the best metal has to offer.
Hell yeah. I saw Opeth in NYC at the Hammerstein Ballroom like six years ago and they completely blew my mind. I've actually been off the metal stuff for a long time now, I still appreciate all music, but I'm actually a rapper now and my passion for hip-hop is unlike any other music I've been into before. So coming from a rapper (damn good one too), Opeth is dope as hell, true musicians.
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Old 01-02-2011, 11:44 PM   #1108 (permalink)
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As you can see I'm on a doom metal kick to the extreme right now.

I know this posts entirely too long, I can remove it or whatever if you'd like lol.
You have exceptional taste. Seriously out of everyone on this forum I think you have the closest to myself.
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:10 PM   #1109 (permalink)
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1. Pantera - What's not to love about this band? Dimebag's extreme yet complex solos and riffs match Phil's loud-ass vocals perfectly.

2. System of a Down - One of the only nu-metal bands I like. I fell in love with this band about a year ago and I still love em.

3. Slayer - C'mon. It's Slayer.

4. Black Sabbath - The founders of metal. You HAVE to appreciate them. And they're just a pretty kick-ass group.

5. Metallica - Some great thrash to bang your head to. Master of Puppets and Ride the Lightning is their best work IMO.

6. Iron Maiden - They have so much music I could live off of them for the rest of my life. Great band.

7. Rage Against the Machine - They combined rap and metal perfectly. Tom Morello is a very talented guitarist and de la Rocha is an excellent rapper.

8. Megadeth - They have put out some very decent albums. Another band I could probably live off of the rest of my life.

9. Testament - I only just recently discovered Testament and I must say I'm pretty impressed. Great instrumental work.

10. Motörhead - Just all-around great speed metal. I love their style.

As you can see I don't really listen to much underground, but I am trying my best to dig and find some more bands to add to my library.
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Right now:
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Mastodon
Baroness
Kylesa
Black Tusk
Pantera
Metallica (their first 5 albums)
Megadeth (KIMB, Peace Sells, RIP)
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