Greatest Metal Band

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Best Metal Band?

  1. Black Sabbath

    11.8%
  2. Ozzy Osbourne

    5.9%
  3. DIO

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    0.0%
  4. Iron Maiden

    5.9%
  5. Metallica

    35.3%
  6. Megadeth

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    0.0%
  7. Motörhead

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    0.0%
  8. Anthrax

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  9. Slayer

    5.9%
  10. Lamb of God

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    0.0%
  11. Pantera

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    0.0%
  12. Trivium

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    0.0%
  13. Dragonforce

    5.9%
  14. Judas Priest

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    0.0%
  15. Deftones

    5.9%
  16. Korn

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. Machine Head

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Slipknot

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. Dimmu Borgir

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  20. Iced Earth

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    0.0%
  21. Morbid Angel

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  22. Children of Bodom

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    0.0%
  23. Fear Factory

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  24. Rammstein

    17.6%
  25. Saxon

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  26. Venom

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  27. Dream Theater

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  28. Manowar

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  29. Metal Church

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  30. Accept

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  31. Sepultura

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  32. Overkill

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  33. Mercyful Fate

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  34. Exodus

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  35. Other (Please state band)

    5.9%
  1. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    Well it seems that we have quite a bit of metal/hard rock fans on this forum (based off of recent discussions). I too am a big Heavy Metal fan, and since I enjoy talking about music just as much as I do talking about aviation (they are my two favorite things...;)), I figured it would be time to decide who we all think is the greatest Metal band out there, past or present.
     
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    Voted Metallica for obvious reasons (somehow I think they'll win this poll :) ).

    Didn't know Dream Theater was considered "Metal". Anyway, I saw them and they sounded like they were playbacking their own album. They even had a coffee break during the concert :lol:
     
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    Metallica for me as well for the obvious reasons.
     
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    I have no doubt at all that the mighty Metallica will rule this poll (with good reason, too), but I've cast a heathen vote for Deftones. Simply one of the most stunningly original and powerful bands of recent history, and still making their formula sound fresh after all these years. More importantly, Adrenaline and Around The Fur still sound like they could have come out yesterday - for me, that is a sure sign of a great band...
     
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    They are considered Progressive Metal.

    I think the Deftones sound alright on CD, and they have some great songs. Live is where they do not convince me. Each time I have seen them, I have almost fallen asleep. :lol:
     
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    I've seen Deftones live twice and thought they were brilliant both times 8) I think the sound is something of an acquired taste though - I'm also very into stuff like Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine and I tend to see Deftones as having some similar features, like the walls of sound, the use of the vocal as an instrument in the ensemble rather than a lead solo part,hypnotic riffs and beats and such like. They just do it in a much heavier way, IMHO...
     
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    I had to go with Metallica on this one, closely followed by Megadeth (who, incidentally, was founded by an ex-Metallica member); I still remember the first time I heard Master Of Puppets back in '85, and realized what a great band they were. Haven't looked back since . . . .
     
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    6 of my 8 favorite bands made the list but can't pick !! But Metallica isn't one of them for me.
     
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    I had to vote Other - Amon Amarth, their guitar work is incredible, esp on "Gods of War Arise" and "Cry of the BLackbirds"

    I'm like Yerger though, there are a lot of excellent bands on the list.
     
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    Since I have more favorite Ozzy songs than any other band here, I had to go with the prince of darkness.
     
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    I had to vote Metallica.... They may not be what they once were on the recorded stuff, but their first 4 albums changed the course and put a face to Metal....
     
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    I voted Black Sabbath as they virtually invented Heavy Metal way back in the 60's
     
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    MoP did not come out in 1985...

    It was 1986, I still have my original vinyl copy.

    I really enjoy Amon Amarth. Got to see them with Slayer last year. Really great band and great show.
     
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    I'm the same, except with Rammstein. Love that band. Oddly enough when I started German class my pronunciation was already good, and I attribute it to listening to them, despite having no idea (at the time) what any of it meant! :lol:

    Another one of my favourite bands, that I suppose could be either metal or hard rock is Shinedown. Really great band, fairly new, but have some really solid tracks.

    Breaking Benjamin is another.
     
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    I have heard quite a bit of songs, most of them probably. Like I said, I think they are good band.
     
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    I don't know if you guys would count them as 'metal' (they are usually labelled 'metalcore', whatever that means), but 36Crazyfists are another quality band, awesome live too. Same goes for Poison The Well too.
     
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    Obviously not the greatest metal band for me (as I am a Metallica fan), but have you all heard the new Megadeth album yet? I am really digging it at the moment. Check out the song "44 Minutes". It is really really good...


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OL7DED8huak

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