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The Definitive Metal Thread

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by SuperDuck, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Ok, let's see how this first attempt goes.

    I have an idea for a series of threads entitled "The Definitive ___" in order to help out people looking to expand their horizons into new genres of music. If you are knowledgeable about the particular genre listed, feel free to contribue suggestions of artists that you believe are definitive of the genre.

    Note that this is not about listing all of the artists you necesarily like that fall within a genre, or all of the band names you can rattle off from memory, but artists that really define the genre and would be considered the "a prime example" of whatever genre we're discussing.

    This is not a debate about the genre or subgenres themselves! You may feel like making a crack about the different sub-genres of metal, but we don't need those here. I'm sure you have some clever/witty response about black/death/goth metal, but save those for a different thread. Nobody cares.

    Enough chitchat... this first thread is about metal, in all of its glorious forms. If you list a band, please list the sub-genre it belongs to! (Power, thrash, death, black, grindcore) If there are any specific songs/albums that need to be listed, put those down, as well. Why metal first? I dunno, I'm on an Opeth kick right now. :)

    (Yes, I do realize the subjective nature of these selections, but... who care? Have fun. :D)
  2. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Classic Metal - Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest
    Jazz Metal - Ephel Duath, The Mass, Sau
    Doom Metal - Unearthly Trance, Tusk
    Avante Garde Metal - Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
    Stoner - Kyuss, Sleep, countless others

    I'm not an authority on the intricacies of the multitude of metal sub-genres, but I think I could comment on these bands.
  3. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    Black Sabath - Metal (Proto-Metal)
    Iron Maiden. NWOBHM (New wave of british heavy Metal)
    Slayer - Thrash Metal
    Symphony X Progressive Metal (with a touch of Symphonic)
    Rhapsody -Symphonic Power Metal
    Judas Priest - Heavy Metal (in the purest form)
    Into Eternity - Crossover Metal (Thrash+NU+Death+etc)
    Hammerfall - European Power Metal (European Heavy Metal)
    Helloween - European Power Metal (European Heavy Metal)
    Pantera - Power Metal
    Angra - Progressive Heavy Metal

    Black Sun... - Ecuadorian Heavy Metal. (My main band, haha)
  4. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Good stuff! This is exactly what I had in mind. :) Keep it up.
  5. 43% burnt

    43% burnt an actor who wants to run the whole show

    May 4, 2004
    Bridgeport, CT
    BNR metal pages is an amazing website of "definitive" metal information. It's like an online metal encyclopedia. Check it out...I've dicovered a few incredible bands thank to this site.
  6. I answered to a thread just like this one on another message board. These were my recommendations:

    Progressive Metal - Dream Theater
    Black Metal - Dark Funeral - an apprentice of satan (the "teach children..." version of the song)
    keyboardbased Black Metal - Dimmu Borgir
    Doom Metal - My Dying Bride
    Thrash metal - Megadeth
    Neo-thrash - The Haunted
    Sleaze - Guns n Roses (if they do cound as sleze)
    Gothic metal - Theatre of Tragedy
    Heavy Metal - Manowar
    Power Metal - Hammerfall (two first albums)
    Nu-Metal - Machine Head
    Death Metal - Morbid Angel
    old hard rock/metal - Black Sabbath, Led Zeppeling or Deep Purple
    Grunge - Alice in Chains
    Viking Metal - Mithotyn
    Folk Metal - Skyclad

    Pretty much basic answers. The thread which I replied to was what bands we would choose for a mixed cd for beginners in different kinds of metal.
  7. Here are some of my personal favorites of different metal genres (should we list specific albums too?):

    The Progenitors: Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin (sorta), Rainbow (kinda), Blizzard Of Ozz

    NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (late 70s/early 80s): Iron Maiden, Diamond Head, Motorhead

    Thrash Metal: Metallica, Megadeth, Exodus, Metal Church, Kreator, Sodom, Destruction, Voivod, Iced Earth (sorta), Mastodon (sorta), Armored Saint

    Death Metal: Death, Carcass, Atheist, Pestilence, Morbid Angel, Necrophagist

    Black Metal: Mercyful Fate, Celtic Frost, Emperor

    Progressive Metal: Opeth, Watchtower (sorta Thrash too), Queensryche, Therion (symphony type metal)... I think I'm the only one here who DOESN'T like Dream Theater but they fit this category pretty well

    Power Metal: Pantera, Blind Guardian

    Others: System Of A Down, Living Colour, Tool, White Zombie/Rob Zombie, Disturbed, Sevendust, The Misfits (punkish)
  8. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Black Metal

    Dimmu Borgir
    Judas Iskariot
    Carpathian Forrest
    Dark Funeral

    Death Metal

    Morbid Angel
    Hate Eternal
    Blood Red Throne
    Six Feet Under
    Cannibal Corpse
  9. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    An Aside: I was listening to the "Metal" music channel that is one of many music channels provided by Comcast.

    It is a delightful assortment of dropped 'D' or 'C' "forks in the garbage disposal" Black/Death-metal type tunes.

    After a while of this, they played an Alice in Chains song, and it sounded kinda mellow. :eek:
  10. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    What would people classify Bolt Thrower as?
  11. Death Metal/Grindcore
  12. u guys forgot the most important metal of all......
    actually is a wide variety of metals

    goatwhore, soilent green--death metal
    floodgate,jone's lounge-southern metal
    corrosion of conformity, down- blues metal
    acid bath-i dont know but still one of the best bands ever

    eyehategod-a metal style all to their own
    crowbar-ballsy southern metal
    also if u've never heard clearlight check thm out theyre awesome,,all instrumental.
  13. Ambient, atmospheric metal- Pelican, Isis, Red Sparrows

    Classic Metal - Zeppelin, Sabbath, Deep Purple,Uriah Heep

    Odd time Instrumental Metal - By the End of Tonight, Sleeping People, Tarentel.

    Stoner - Hidden Hand, Zeni Geva, Sleep, COC, Clutch

    Proto Doom - C.A. Quintet , Iron Butterfly , The Maze

    Theatrical Metal - King Diamond

    Just a few from me for now Out of those Id say Pelican, Zep, Clutch, and C.A. Quintet are the best.
  14. Tired_Thumb

    Tired_Thumb Guest

    I'll post in this thread instead of creating a new one; anyone know of a progressive metal group which uses rap lyrics and doesn't sound like Linkin Park discovered the 5/8 bar?


    Spiral Architect - Technical Tech-Metal

    Aghora - Fusion / World-Esque Metal

    Sacred Warrior - Christian NWOBHM

    Apocalyptica - Cello / Symphonic Metal

    Only ones I can think off the top of my head in one second that people might not know. All the metal you could ever digest is at http://www.metal-archives.com. Very enlightening sight for metal fans and people looking to learn more about metal bands.
  15. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Saint Vitus - Born Too Late - Alcoholic Metal
  16. AuG


    May 22, 2005
    Fort Collins, CO
    What would Trivium be considered? Heavy Metal?

  17. Lackey


    May 10, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Labels be D@*#ed: Meshuggah rules! Get any of their albums from '95 on, and hear the evolution of sound.

    Also, Opeth is sick too, but a couple people already listed 'em!

    Check out Capharnaum and Martyr for some technical deathy metal that's fun to listen to.

    I also love the (newer) Dimmu Borgir....
  18. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    They call it New Wave of American Heavy Metal, which is a pretty broad name for bands like Lamb of God and Killswitch Engage (who rule btw). Core meets metal, ergo Metalcore :)
  19. 43% burnt

    43% burnt an actor who wants to run the whole show

    May 4, 2004
    Bridgeport, CT
    Heres a couple bands I feel define thier genre:

    Doom - Cathedral, My Dying Bride
    Thrash - Metallica, Kreator
    Death Metal - Morbid Angel, Suffocation
    Melodic Death Metal - At the Gates, In Flames
    Black Metal - Mayhem, Darkthrone, Dimmu Borgir
    Power Metal - Helloween, Lizzy Borden
    Prog Metal - Opeth, Cynic

    Heres a few I don't know what genre they fall into...what do you guys think?

    The Red Chord
  20. Turbo


    Mar 17, 2004
    Doom - Candle Mass
    Black - Burzum
    Death - Vader
    Symphonic - Dimmu Borgir
    Nu - Strapping Young Lad
    Black Industrial - The Kovenant
    Thrash - Slayer
    Symfolk - Borknager
    Classic - Black Sabbath
    Stoner - Lamented Souls
    Gothic - Cradle of Filth
    Industrial - Rammstein
    metalcore - Lamb of God
    Plain Metal - Iced Earth
    Grindcore - Napalm Death