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Who Are The Greatest Metal Bands??

Ok. So the ranking criteria: Rating out of 10 for originality and influence, rrating out of 10 for overall discog, number of essential albums, and rating rout of 5 for longevity
Rust in Peace

CBF doing another one but Overall is 25
Reign in Blood

Originality: 8 Took thrash and made it way more agressive and intense, but still relied heavily on a pre-existing genre Infuence: 8.5 Very influential on early DM bands because of their intense style Overall Discog: 3.9, with 5 essentials Great opening run, maybe not as many outright classics as death, maiden, sabbath, but a very consistent and excellent run of records. Longevity: 3.25 Had a dip in form but still released respectable records unlike others Overall: 29.65
6 Metallica
Ride the Lighting

Originality: 9 Pretty much the first true thrash band Influence: Impossible to count the amount of bands that credit Metallica. I mean they influenced Trivium guys. TRIVIUM Overall Discog: 4, with 4 essentials (you know i know moving on) Great early run, but the kind of cool but obviously less metal self titled, and, well you know the rest... :/ Longevity: 2.5 duh Overall: 29.5
Still Life

Originality: 9 The influence of the early death metal bands is there, but Opeth really defined the progressive death metal sound influence: 7 Very influential in the more progressive side of extreme metal, but alas that is a fairly small genre Overall Discography: 5/5, with 6 essentials Perhaps excluding heritage, its brilliantly consistent discography that has bounties of excellence Longevity: 5 As stated, its a brilliant discog. Almost 20 years of amazing records Overall: 31.5
4Judas Priest

Originality: 9 Heavier than sabbath and more metallic than maiden. Priest had their own niche Influence: 8 Very influential early on but loses out in the modern era to maiden and death Overall Discography: 4.5/5, with 7 essentials (Sad wings, Stained class, sin after sin, british steel, screaming, defenders, painkiller) Longevity: 4 releasing what many consider their opus 16 years after their debut says it all Overall: 32.75
3Black Sabbath

Originality:10 Duh invented the fucking genre Influence: 10 Duh invented the fucking genre Overall Discography: 4.75, with 6 essentials (everything up to sabotage and heaven and hell) Longevity: 3 Ruled for the early years and made a comeback with heaven and hell and mob rules, but all in all they burned out quickly. Overall: 33.50

Originality: 9 Influenced greatly by bands like slayer and possessed, but came into their own and a widely known as the first true death metal band Influence:10 It Death Overall Discography: 5/5, with 6 essentials (everything cept spiritual) Just got better. Easily the best discog in death metal Longevity:4.5 Never put a foot wrong, yet weren't really around long enough to gain the full 5/5 Overall: 35
1Iron Maiden

Originality: 9 Yes the heavy metal style had been done before by judas and sabbath mainly, but Maiden's power metalish, melodic and epic traits make them a very unique and distinguishable band Influence: 9 Very influential in the formation of power metal and melodeath, as well as countless other bands Discography overall: 5/5-Number of Essentials=8 (First 7 and brave new world) yes there were slumps, but with the quality and quantity already there, not many bands can touch them Longevity= 4.5 Not only did they have a stretch of 10 years where everything they touched turned to gold, but following the great Brave new world, they have returned for a second wind releasing some great albums with classic songs e.g paschendale, when the wild wwind blows Overall: 35
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