|1, 3, and 4 are good. Haven't heard the rest.|
|You haven't heard Priest?|
I don't know 2 but solid list,
|You know what I mean safety. |
|#3 and #5 save this list|
If you like #2, you should check out some of the other melodic death that's out there. Start at Crysis's review of Eucharist - Mirrorworld and work your way from there.
I can't stand #1 and #4
|i'm not a big fan of 4. older 1 up to follow the reaper era is excellent. haven't heard 2, but 3 and 5 are both classic metal bands.|
|I was going to bash you, but since your description is your "favorite" bands I guess I cant. Theres a difference between the genre's "top" bands and one's "favorite."|
That said, Iron Maiden is one of the best bands ever. Children of Bodom got worse as they got popular.
|Don't know 2, but the rest are fantastic. |
|2 aren't really that good, they have a lot of good/brilliant riffs and melodies but the actual songs are forgettable.|
|I always had an inkling that these were your top five metal bands. This lists confirms.|
|only 3 and 4 are good|