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  • Metallica

    9 13.04%
  • Pantera

    14 20.29%
  • Slayer

    5 7.25%
  • Black Sabbath

    21 30.43%
  • Lamb of God

    0 0%
  • Iron Maiden

    3 4.35%
  • White Zombie

    5 7.25%
  • Mastodon

    3 4.35%
  • Judas Priest

    7 10.14%
  • Megadeth

    2 2.90%
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    Default The best Metal band

    Who is it?

    I was going to include In Flames and Morbid Angel but those are black and death metal bands so I'm sure at least 90% have never listened to either. I was also thinking about Marilyn Manson but almost half of his music isn't even metal so I had to exclude him.

    Oh, and I think Iron Maiden completely blows, but I know that lots of people actually like them, so I threw them in there.
    Last edited by Backwater; 11-17-2008 at 08:10 AM.

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    I voted Priest although I like Sabbath more. Where's Anthrax is this poll? Motorhead? Sepultura? Metallica has done more for me in my musical upbringing but when you throw the 'Load" years in there, they get scrapped to the bottom.
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    You can only have ten. I was seriously considering Anthrax but they just barely missed the cut. I love Sepultura and Motorhead but they were never as important or popular as the bands I listed. Good call on Priest. My opinion is that any vote other than Sabbath is just completely wrong. The three best metal bands ever are Sabbath, Priest and Slayer. Sabbath should be obvious, Slayer is the best metal band on the more hardcore side of things, without going overboard into death metal territory, and Priest is the best on the flamboyant side of things, without going overboard into big hair territory. That's why Ozzfest 04 was so awesome, they were all there, along with Lamb of God and Rob Zombie.

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    I agree 100% with you. The reason for Priest though was speed. They are just fast as fuck. Not that Slayer isn't either, but Halford's range is just amazing. Sabbath was just heavy and their sound was dark. I hear because Iomi was missing a finger that the pads that he put on the tips of his fingers are the reason they got that "darker" sound out of his guitar. Little bit of information there for ya kiddies!
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    The main reason their sound was so dark and evil is because they were raised in gangsta-ass Birmingham, England in the 60's. The crime rate in that city, at that time, was through the roof. They just couldn't relate to flowers and rainbows. Not to mention they were all incredibly talented, creative and innovative musicians who single handedly created a new genre of music. Every metal guitar riff you hear these days is just another variation on someting Tony already did many years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backwater View Post
    The main reason their sound was so dark and evil is because they were raised in gangsta-ass Birmingham, England in the 60's. The crime rate in that city, at that time, was through the roof. They just couldn't relate to flowers and rainbows. Not to mention they were all incredibly talented, creative and innovative musicians who single handedly created a new genre of music. Every metal guitar riff you hear these days is just another variation on someting Tony already did many years ago.

    Well yes, that is where the lyrical content and dirty riffs were inspired from. i was actually talking about the sound. The pitch of the music, the tone of their albums.
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    Have you heard the story behind the song Black Sabbath? Fucking creepy ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shotglass75 View Post
    Metallica has done more for me in my musical upbringing but when you throw the 'Load" years in there, they get scrapped to the bottom.
    Exactly, the 90's Metalligrrrr will never be forgotten or forgiven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backwater View Post
    Have you heard the story behind the song Black Sabbath? Fucking creepy ...
    do tell
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    Boris
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    And stinkbutt leaving a motorhead set when you know he's dying just to talk shit ? Your a shitty person as well .please let mja give you an anal love disease .

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    Quote Originally Posted by stinkbutt View Post
    Boris
    After last night's show, I'd be willing to agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shotglass75 View Post
    do tell
    Geezer Butler was staying in a hotel once that was supposedly haunted and he was a real skeptic who didn't buy any of that shit about ghosts and whatnot. So he has a few drinks at the bar and goes to bed a couple hours later. He wakes up in the middle of the night from a cool chill in the air, and he opens his eyes to see the most horrifying thing he's ever seen in his life ... a dark figure of a man just standing there, at the foot of his bed, staring at him. In that instant, all of his skepticism went straight out the window and he was convinced that this was the Grim Reaper or the Devil himself or something coming to take his life. He screamed and the figure disappeard. Needless to say, he didn't get any sleep that night. Thus the lyrics and the song ...

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    Dave Mustaine!
    Youth, you son of a bitch, where did you go?

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    so I assume you've never been cunt punched at a festival? Well lucky you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoulDischarge View Post
    After last night's show, I'd be willing to agree.
    1 the loudest shows I have ever been to
    2 most fun I've had at any show
    3 only group doing interesting stuff with metal still
    4 I <3 Wata

    yeah thread over Boris FTW
    Quote Originally Posted by roboto View Post
    And stinkbutt leaving a motorhead set when you know he's dying just to talk shit ? Your a shitty person as well .please let mja give you an anal love disease .

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    Too bad Boris isn't a metal band.

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    Backwater once again you don't know your head from your ass
    Quote Originally Posted by roboto View Post
    And stinkbutt leaving a motorhead set when you know he's dying just to talk shit ? Your a shitty person as well .please let mja give you an anal love disease .

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    Come down off your high from the show and then think logically about your choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shotglass75 View Post
    Come down off your high from the show and then think logically about your choice.
    Seriously. Boris is an experimental band. That dabble in metal as well as many other genres. They're sure as fuck not a metal band.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shotglass75 View Post
    Come down off your high from the show and then think logically about your choice.
    I haven't seen them for a couple months now and I can say Boris is THE BEST METAL BAND EVER.

    also seen all on that list most in their prime

    and Backwater they are metal just never stick to one genre of metal hence why they're the best
    Quote Originally Posted by roboto View Post
    And stinkbutt leaving a motorhead set when you know he's dying just to talk shit ? Your a shitty person as well .please let mja give you an anal love disease .

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    i love sabbath, but i voted for judas priest.
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    I'm glad to see the Judas Priest love on here. People have scoffed at me for liking them and not Iron Maiden. Yeah I know, WTF???

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    looking to purchase:big brother skateboarding magazine back issues. travis bean tb1000s electric guitars.

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    That shit is hilarious, so awesome. The crowd is even more funny than the band. When I saw them in 04 they still had it. Sabbath on the other hand, not so much. Bill Ward just could not keep up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backwater View Post
    Bill Ward just could not keep up.
    bullshit this proves even further you not knowing your head from yo ass
    Quote Originally Posted by roboto View Post
    And stinkbutt leaving a motorhead set when you know he's dying just to talk shit ? Your a shitty person as well .please let mja give you an anal love disease .

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    Pantera. 101 Proof has been in constant rotation for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backwater View Post
    Who is it?

    I was going to include In Flames and Morbid Angel but those are black and death metal bands so I'm sure at least 90% have never listened to either. I was also thinking about Marilyn Manson but almost half of his music isn't even metal so I had to exclude him.

    Oh, and I think Iron Maiden completely blows, but I know that lots of people actually like them, so I threw them in there.
    WOW!! I totally forgot about Morbid Angel. I need to go get some of their stuff.

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    Pantera. 101 Proof has been in constant rotation for a while.
    An amazing release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marooko View Post
    WOW!! I totally forgot about Morbid Angel. I need to go get some of their stuff.
    Pete Sandoval is a fucking machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nipples View Post
    Wow.

    Very different from seeing them at the Whiskey almost 30 years ago. (No pyrotechnics, motorcycles, etc.)

    Not sure who to vote for here. I would say Metallica, but then the Napster incident and St. Anger happened.

    Anyway, what about Ozzy during the Randy Rhodes days?



    Right now, I think Dir en grey is one of the best live acts out there.

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    I remember being 13 or 14 and thinking this was the most evil thing out there.


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