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Aug-27-2006, 23:08
Whats your favourite heavy metal band then?

For me its pantera without question :D

Sep-29-2006, 16:35
For me it would have to be Deep Purple - but the period in which Ian Gillan was lead vocalist rather than David Coverdale. I find that many of these Heavy metal bands are inter-related though.

Sep-29-2006, 17:00
I have more albums by Gillan than any other heavy band. He had a succession of superb band members and produced several superb albums, although Double Trouble was appallingly produced. I might have to stop off at Deep Purple central though.

Oct-11-2006, 12:01
best metal band right now for me is the kovenant and the deathstars or cradle of filth all are wicked

Oct-13-2006, 18:08
My favorite metal band???..tricky....sabbath, i suppose!

Oct-27-2006, 02:10
Slipknot is good,but i've been listening to alot of Chimaira lately.

Oct-27-2006, 07:24
I have only one all-time favorite band: Therion

Oct-26-2007, 06:15
Helloween for me!!

Oct-26-2007, 12:39
Up until around 18 months ago, I would have said that I didn't like any metal at all – heavy or otherwise. And since I'm in my forties, I probably didn't expect that to change. But a little experimentation in the interveining period has introduced me to a few things.

I don't mind Motorhead, but I actively like Marilyn Manson (also that might have something to do with his ability – and intention – to wind certain groups up ;) ) and Rammstein. The latter gets classed as 'industrial' in iTunes, but I'm sure people will excuse me for mentioning them here: it's almost metal meets Wagner – there's a great operatic quality about what they do and their videos are frequently very good indeed, and really quite subversive (see Sonne, which is really quite kinky).

Oct-26-2007, 23:39
If you like experimental music, Sybarite, here's some good experimental metal:

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum (not really metal, but loud and heavy)
Maudlin of the Well

Oct-27-2007, 00:14
If you like experimental music, Sybarite, here's some good experimental metal:

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum (not really metal, but loud and heavy)
Maudlin of the Well

Cheers, pnoom; I shall look those up. :)

Oct-28-2007, 08:50
i will divide it for old (before 80's)
and new
the old ones i like are deep purple(mostly up until 1973) and led zeppelin
the new ones are nightwish and therion

Nov-10-2007, 19:31
I used to like Van Halen and Whitesnake. My alltime favorite I should
say is led zeppelin and Stryper.
judy tooley

Nov-11-2007, 12:49
TOOL is gorgeous

I also like:

The Faceless


Born of Osiris

Between the Buried and Me

Corno Dolce
Nov-11-2007, 17:42
Necrophagist = One who eats dead bodies :shake::scold:

Nov-12-2007, 18:51
Necrophagist = One who eats dead bodies :shake::scold:


Yes, their lyrical content leaves a lot to be desired; but that is true of most death metal. Their music, however, is superb.

Corno Dolce
Nov-12-2007, 20:16

An acquaintance who works as a recording engineer had sent me a CD with Symphonic Metal without vocals or titles to the works nor specifying who played them. Some of it was interesting, but alas, my ear and my nerves just couldn't take the assault for very long.


Corno Dolce

Nov-13-2007, 00:40
That's how I feel about Schoenberg...


Corno Dolce
Nov-20-2007, 09:14

Quit pickin' on my man Schoenberg - He never done you no harm :p:p:p:D:D:D


Corno Dolce

Nov-21-2007, 01:36
An acquaintance who works as a recording engineer had sent me a CD with Symphonic Metal without vocals or titles to the works nor specifying who played them. Some of it was interesting, but alas, my ear and my nerves just couldn't take the assault for very long.

That's how I feel about Schoenberg...
ROFL !!! :grin:

Feb-15-2008, 20:56
Best metal band??? mm soo many. but rhapsody its amazing. http://www.myspace.com/inferate (http://www.myspace.com/inferate)

Feb-15-2008, 21:17
I still like Van Halen with David Lee Roth.:grin:
judy tooley

Feb-25-2008, 23:34
If I go by how many recordings of said band I own and listen to, my favorites would be
Mr. Bungle
King Diamond

I'm sure there are others I have missed.
But if I go by what I've been listening to the most lately--
Pantera (again)
Fear Factory
Lamb of God

i've been slowly working my way into the more extreme metal and death metal categories lately--not enough to have favorites yet.

Jun-22-2008, 11:28
Metallica releases a new metal rock album in September 2008:

Death Magnetic

It has been almost five years since their latest album

Foto: AP/Wide World

Jul-10-2008, 14:50
Ehm.... Favorite?
Difficult, very difficult.....
You might say I worship the dead in the form of Dimebag Darrel or Chuck Schuldiner.
You might say I'm totally impressed with Devil driver...
You might even say Meshuggah kicks ass!
Sepultura... Edge of Sanity...
Morbid Angel....
Killswitch Engage (am I even allowed to call that metal?)...

In the end....... I have no favorites, I can't even settle on a favorite genre of music ;)

Jul-23-2008, 18:06
A single favorite? Hmm.
And do you mean heavy metal as a genre, or subgenre?

Aug-20-2008, 00:12
there's so many great heavy metal bands, really. I steer clear of the heavyest, though, but have really discovered the genre of symphonic metal lately, and especially the band Epica. Also Silentium is good. As goes for 80's inspired metal (in my ears, at least), Dio is great. And Def Leppard etc., if that counts as metal?

Sep-10-2008, 17:23
black sabbath from 1970 ( black sabbath ) to 1975 ( the writ ).

hey Ozzy you're shakin?

Oct-21-2008, 09:40
For me it would have to be Iron Maiden. They were pretty consistant from, "Number of the Beast" to "Powerslave" and had arguably the best guitar team the genre has ever seen. They also started out with a damn good drummer in Clive Burr and upon his departure, some may say upgraded with Nicko Mcbrain. Bruce Dickinson was the best thing to ever happen to that band, I dare mention.

Oct-29-2008, 22:55
I found this awesome site to watch videos of great metal and rock videos on Joost!! There’s tons from Metallica to Journey to Nickelback. What’s your favorite metal or rock band?

Oct-30-2008, 17:32
still black sabbath. but to be honest, few songs make me feel like iron maiden's "hallowed be thy name" on the live after death.

Nov-08-2008, 06:51
Iron Maiden

Nov-19-2008, 14:22
For me also pantera.

flow turning (http://www.purdie.co.uk/)

Dec-18-2008, 06:08
I like Dir en Grey (Japan) and Slipknot. Does Apocalyptica count?

Jan-08-2009, 01:44
Thats a tough question because so many bands make me want to bang my head. But, in my mind your favorites are the ones you keep going back to time and time again over the years. So, in no particular order:

Sabbath w/OZZY-Although Heaven and Hell is definitely a masterpiece.
EARLY Metallica-1st 3 Albums
Ozzy solo w/Randy on guitar
Iron Maiden-Everything up to Seventh Son
Judas Priest
CELTIC FROST-Have you heard the "Monotheist" CD they came out with in 2006? Whoa!
Venom (ok theyre pretty much a joke-but damn!)

Many more get honorable mention.

Jan-08-2009, 12:57
i'm discovering slayer, judas priest and other things thanks to deezer. i've always been a black sabbath fan, and yes, only the ozzy line-up. i purchased my sg mainly because of toni iommi i guess. i have to listen to heaven and hell again.

Jan-09-2009, 02:39
i have to listen to heaven and hell again.

YES you do....classic metal album!!!!!!!!

Apr-22-2009, 22:40
For me i would say Lamb of God as an overall favorite, especially since their new album has come out.

But also high up on my list i would say: Dimmu Borgir and Eluveitie

Jan-13-2019, 23:27
I just discovered Stryper and now have 15 albums in about 5 weeks time. Of them all I would say the absolutely best single album is Second Coming, which is remakes of many of their 1980s hits with better sound and a more mature voice from Michael Sweet. But it is all good. Perhaps my least favorite is Reborn followed by In God We Trust. Against the Law is pretty awesome as are most of the rockers on their first three albums. And they the last three albums are all great too. Another great album is The Covering, which is covers of major metal bands with one Stryper original:

1."Set Me Free"​ Sweet (1974)3:45
2."Blackout"Scorpions (1982)3:58
3."Heaven and Hell"​ ​Black Sabbath (1980)6:11
4."Lights Out"​ ​UFO (1977)3:45
5."Carry On Wayward Son"Kansas (1976)5:16
6."Highway Star"​ ​Deep Purple (1972)5:45
7."Shout It Out Loud"​ Kiss (1976)3:15
8."Over the Mountain"​ Ozzy Osbourne (1981)4:21
9."The Trooper"​ Iron Maiden (1983)3:53
10."Breaking the Law"​ Judas Priest (1980)3:02
11."On Fire"E. Van Halen (1978)3:08
12."Immigrant Song"​ ​Led Zeppelin (1970)2:18
13."God"M. ​S​tryper (2011)4:55
Total length:53:21

On other albums they covered Boston's Peace of Mind (Stryper frontman Michael Sweet toured with Boston for several years), and Earth, Wind and Fire's Shining Star.