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Metal and Other Music Recommendations

A friend of mine is looking to get into metal, list is recommendations based on what I know of his taste.
1Pantera
Vulgar Display of Power


An extremely influential band and album, that led the 'groove metal' trend. There are definite death metal influences throughout and this album was very influential on the metalcore trends that followed it years later. This album is all about being a 'bad ass', fantastic riffs, just tough bro music that is great for working out.

genre: groove metal
Highlighted song: Walk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Evc3Xtc84N0
2Every Time I Die
New Junk Aesthetic


I think you will really like this band! Excellent lyrics, southern and punk all throughout their music. Band is a lot of fun with strong punk influences.

genre: metalcore, southern metal
Highlighted song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtQMBn25WmU
3Wintersun
Wintersun


An amazing album! If you dig power metal you will love this. Album is melodic death metal + power metal, great sense of melody and pacing throughout. It is a concept album about a man freezing to death. Also a great album to listen to in the cold due to the nice atmospheric sound of the synths and tone of the album.

Highlighted song: Winter Madness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ziAsMTs9sg
4Children of Bodom
Follow the Reaper


One of the most popular extreme metal bands out there.

genre: power metal, melodic death metal

Highlighted song: Follow The Reaper https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_3Zkp0JQds
5Deftones
White Pony


A fantastic and very unique album. The entire album has a very dark and drugged out hazy feel to it. Beautiful vocals work really well in juxtaposition with heavy as balls crunchy riffs.

genre: alt metal
Highlighted song: RX Queen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhLjn-pVT_U
6Tool
Lateralus


One of my favourite albums of all time. Album is very influential and a feat of extreme technical skill, some of the best drumming you will ever hear put on record. Complex and extremely long songs. This album is more focused on spirituality where their album Aenima is darker and angrier if you prefer that instead. Lateralus is one of the greatest songs ever written in my opinion.

genre: progressive metal
highlighted song: Lateralus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tcW-j7KFgY
7Mastodon
Leviathan


Band has a huge and heavy sound while still being very rock oriented. Great music for working out.

genre: sludge metal
highlighted song: Blood and Thunder https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-Su1YXQYek
8Neurosis
Through Silver in Blood


This album is less entry level and may take some to get into but it is very good with long songs. Very intense and passionate music with moments of beauty spread throughout deep, contemplative heaviness.

Genres: post-metal, progressive sludge metal
Highlighted song: through silver in blood https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp7Dz4bh5UE
9Death
Symbolic


One of the most important metal bands ever. Death, the death in death metal. This album is considered widely as one of the greatest metal albums ever and isn't very brutal, has more a heavy metal vibe than the modern death metal you see today.

genre: old school technical death metal, heavy metal
highlighted song: Crystal Mountain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zguCFjHyVeM
10System of a Down
Toxicity


One of the best and biggest metal bands of the 2000's. Very esoteric and politically/ social commentary charged lyrics. Heavy and very quirky music that takes influence from nu-metal music.

genre: alt metal, nu-metal
Highlighted song: Prison Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yndfqN1VKhY
11Motorhead
Ace of Spades


One of the first metal bands ever created. Took big influences from 70's punk music.

genre: heavy metal
highlighted song: The Ace Of Spades https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcf7DnHi54g
12Suicide Silence
The Cleansing


If you dig Whitechapel you may dig this, one of the most iconic deathcore albums. Known for its intense vocals.

genre: deathcore
highlighted song: Unanswered https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Yr5rn3Sv_4
13Slipknot
Slipknot


One of the best vocal performances in nu-metal. Entry level and very angry, this album served as many people's gateway into more extreme music. Really fun and intense music with some great drumming.

Genre: Nu-metal, alt metal
Highlighted song: Heretic Anthem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ko7eTB4xNDo
14Gorguts
Colored Sands


Gorguts are Canadian and one of the most important death metal bands to ever exist they are known for their standout bass playing, amazing vocals, odd time signatures and technical playing. On this album they take a much more entry level approach to their music, one of the most accessible and easy to get into death metal albums of high quality that have come out in recent years.

genre: technical death metal
highlighted song: Le Toit Du Monde https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LQd0IoJ25M
15Opeth
Still Life


I'm not sure if you would like this album but I'll recommend it anyway, it is one of my favourite albums of all time. Opeth are one of the most if not the most respected bands in modern metal. This album flawlessly and seemlessly transitions between beautiful acoustic crooning and vicious death metal. Album also has 70's progressive rock influences and is a very emotional album with long songs. A masterpiece.

genre: progressive metal
Highlighted song: The Moor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgdH_52BGlU
16Converge
Jane Doe


This album is a strong contender for my favourite album of all time. Also have to recommend this as well even though you may not necessarily like it, still give it a shot. It is VERY intense. Every member of the band performs amazingly, perfect riffs, drumming, vocals the whole bit. The vocal delivery is weird and takes getting used to, but it is masterful in the pain and sorrow delivered in his voice.

This album is a concept album that goes through the stages of a failing relationship, the lyrics aren't meant to be understood, the sound alone tells a beautiful, touching and sad story.

genre: metalcore
highlighted song: Homewrecker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0-FCmDcb0Q
17Streetlight Manifesto
Everything Goes Numb


I think you will like this band a lot! Widely considered the greatest ska band. Band combines jazzy reggae with punky rock music.

genre: ska
highlighted song: We Will Fall Together https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qpl7XU9sLfs
18Titus Andronicus
The Monitor


I think you will like this album a lot! Since you like Japandroids, this band also has an emotional indie rock approach to punk rock. Would also recommend Fang Island and Gaslight Anthem as similar bands.

highlighted song: a more perfect union https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08fqHr_KGPY
19Operation Ivy
Energy


Considered to be one of the greatest and first ska albums and a punk masterpiece.
20Sublime
40 Oz. to Freedom


Ska that shows its reggae influences also sounds very 90's rock. Album is very popular among stoners.
21Bad Brains
Bad Brains


This album was way ahead of its time when it was released in 1982. Amazing hardcore punk album with great riffs and has reggae moments spread throughout the album. Their album Rock For Light and the Youth Are Getting Restless has more reggae
22Defeater
Lost Ground


A modern hardcore/ screamo revival masterpiece in my controversial opinion. It is very important to pay attention to this band's lyrics as it is a concept album that tells a story. I consider this and their album Travels to be masterpieces of storytelling through punk music.

Highlighted song: The Red, White And Blues https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEFkTfGy7CQ
23Reel Big Fish
Turn the Radio Off


Another popular ska band.
24Brand New
Deja Entendu


One of my favourite albums and the album that actually led me to discovering sputnikmusic. This album is filled with pop punk anthems that are still just as full of angst, punch and emotion as they were when I first heard them.

Highlighted song: Ok I believe you , but my tommy gun don't https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oorx2EQ0Ag
25Beastie Boys
Paul's Boutique


A very early hip-hop album with big punk influences.
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