Not a joke thread and NOT about the best bass for metal. This is a question about pre-recorded music. Dream Theater (progressive/metal) which I love has served as a gateway drug leading me to listen to a bit of metal for the first time in my life, so my question is: What are a few metal bands/albums that have prominent and/or interesting bass parts? I seem to prefer the 70's early metal vibe vs the modern stuff. For example I like Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath better than Metallica (except for some of the more popular Metallica tunes). Light and/or melodic is better than harder and non-melodic. I guess another thing I should search for is bands similar to Dream Theater. Thanks. PS - the answer to that "other question" is that a Doner Designs bass is the best choice for metal (and every other genre).