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|The Greatest Heavy Metal Bands|
No thrash/black/death, just the real fucking deal. The album is my personal
favorite but an artist's place on the list takes into account their whole
I don't care how Christians these dudes say they are, those riffs come straight from
hell! Epic, melodic traditional doom with some occasional stoner bents, this worthy
Omen's first four albums should a veritable place in the heavy metal pantheon that
time has, sadly, not fully granted them. Epic guitar leads, high pitched vocals and a
truly badass battle-ready feel, this stuff is not to be fucked with.
At War With Satan
Raw, intense and evil, black metal fans often disparage Venom's lack of depth
(read: pretense), failing to see the genius behind the wild abandon with which
Cronos and co. delivered their early 80s output. The songs are often catchy as hell,
and they pull off the Satan thing marvelously. At War With Satan may also be the
coolest song ever.
The ultimate doom band. No one riffs like these guys, and Messiah's wails will make
hell itself appear before you. Also, their guitarist got really fucking good around
"Ancient Dreams," so yeah, you can add bitching solos to the already splendid mix.
Yes, I just called Deep Purple a heavy metal band. And really, why the fuck not?
Early Purple was fast, loud, excessive and self-indulgent. If Highway Star, Speed
King, Burn and Child in Time aren't the epitome of metal, then I don't know what is.
The band was a brilliant unit, and it had two absolutely stunning vocalists in its
ranks during its classic era. Lately, thanks partly to the inclusion of lame-ass Steve
Morse, the band has steadily decreased the intensity of their old tunes in
performances, but don't be fooled, Purple was all fire, solos, screams, rage and
lust. (RIP Jon Lord)
The best composers in heavy metal by far, they crafted music that was
progressive, challenging, epic, dynamic and powerful, and yet was so badass that
you didn't even have to stop and think about those things. The second greatest
guitar duo in metal (the first should be evident), intelligently crafted rocking tunes,
and of course, the King, in all his mighty devi-worshipping splendor, every element
here is a win.
Epic, melodic, powerful and just consistent as fuck while still making sure each of
their albums is somehow unique. Such a good band, so underrated. They should be
bigger than Maiden.
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
I guess the explanation is required not so much as to why I'm including this here
but why it's not number 1. I guess it's personal taste really. Sorry? To be fair even
some of their best albums have some lame tunes. Still, fucking amazing band, the
first six Ozzy albums and the two classic Dio albums are the foundation stones upon
which most of this mighty temple is built. Hail.
I think the general image that Motorhead have simply been putting out the same
album over and over again is because their attitude is overwhelming and all-
encompassing that it seems to loom over every note they play. To many a poor
unobservant sod this consistency appears to be repetition. Sure, these guys aren't
about to go into prog territory or release an acoustic album, but that's precisely
what it's all about. Every album has something about it, and even the few that
aren't that great have an underlying stamp of genius. This band will save your
fucking life, they pull you straight out from the gutter of fallacy.
Sad Wings Of Destiny
Priest's original run was simply the greatest in metal, period. I'm not gonna
explain, just go listen to the early stuff and be blown the fuck away.
|Capture The Crown and Sleeping With Sirens |
|I mean these are all good obv, but godamn man where's the thrash|
|was jus jammin 4 last night|
|@ Fire - have you heard the lead vocalist/guitarist for Manilla's side project?|
|Manilla Road is Ultra Underrated. |
|This is the first time I've seen a Black Sabbath fan claim 'Sabbath Bloody Sabbath' as their favourite. I love the album myself, but the experimental departure from their usual heavy sound has often been a subject of criticism for most fans. I'd chose Sabotage as Sabbath's best in my opinion, but still this is a solid choice.|
Good list FandB, I praise you for having 1 as 1- that album is unbelievably good.
|Sweet list, but Manilla Road?|
|Well, the list is meant to be just heavy metal, so no thrash on purpose. Perhaps in the future I may make an "extreme" metal list, doubt anyone gives a fuck though, so, yeah.|
|No Iron Maiden?|
|Do you know any words besides epic?|
|ofc he does|
he knows the word hevay
|Good list but needs Maiden hard.|
|Hmmm, no Maiden?|
Also, you have a whole bunch of different genres here, not just traditional heavy. Trouble aren't even heavy, they're stoner/doom. So are Candlemass and Sabbath. Motorhead are rock'n'roll, and Venom are dirty thrash. And Purple are hard rock. So yeah, only 9, 5, 4 and 1 are actually heavy metal.
|@Paperback, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath is MY favourite Sabbath album too. Followed closely by Master of Reality. So there, now you know two Sabbath fans who claim that :)|
|shit dude. you spelled iron maiden wrong ten times :/ try google|
|1, 2, 3, 5, 6 are great.|
Only heard 2 albums by Candlemass but they were badass and Venom I've heard but not for a long time. LAY DOWN YOUR SOUL TO THE GOD'S ROCK AND ROLL
|imagine satan's record collection D:|
he probs even has the new capture the crown vinyl
|shit dude. you spelled iron maiden wrong ten times :/ try google |
|Iron Maiden fucking suck. And RTR, the idea of the list was to exclude extreme metal, the difference between trad doom and heavy metal is sort of splitting hairs for me. |
|maiden rule ur a fag|
|Maiden are cheesy and boring and Dickinson's bark is unbearable. I'll admit the songs he and/or Adrian Smith write can be good, but the Harris stuff has a tendency to be pretty bad.I've also found them to be somewhat ridiculous.|
|lol yea hallowed be thy name so bad|
|true dickinson is the worst vocalist around prob|
|I didn't think it was possible to dislike Maiden but okay.|
|"Iron Maiden fucking suck."|
Yeah, you also said Given to the Rising was shit. You're a bad person.
|'maiden are cheesy and boring"|
agreed that's exactly what i think when i listen to the trooper
|maiden is cheesy but omen isnt|
|Maiden kick all your asses, list sucks without them|
|I said Given to the Rising was good actually, but fine|
|1 is 1. Judas Priest are the best 'Heavy Metal' band from the original days.|
|"Maiden is cheesy but omen isnt'|
*Maiden is 1 but maiden is
|Title of this list is RIDICULOUS!!! Iron Maiden not in a heavy metal list!!??|
|where's iron maiden?  |
|Sabbath Bloody Sabbath is my favorite sabbath record, nice choice|