View Poll Results: Best Metal band

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  • Metallica

    6 17.14%
  • AC/DC

    9 25.71%
  • KISS

    0 0%
  • Led Zeppelin

    12 34.29%
  • Guns 'n Roses

    1 2.86%
  • Black Sabbath

    4 11.43%
  • The Cult

    1 2.86%
  • Iron Maiden

    0 0%
  • Iron Butterfly

    1 2.86%
  • Ozzy Osbourne

    1 2.86%
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Thread: Heavy Metal Bands that are the tops

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    Default Heavy Metal Bands that are the tops

    Since my best vocals thread kinda flopped, what about the best metal band?

    This is not tounge in cheek. Would actually want to know what you think. I will list a few in the poll.

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    The Berlin Phil.
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    I voted for Metalica but I think a few more could be in your poll

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    Exodus
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    Ozzie/Black Sabbath... kinda redundant, isn't it?

    Dude, where's Vanilla Fudge? ... Bloodrock? ... Def Leppard? ... Motely Crew?

    I'll toss my vote for Butterfly, but Fudge was better!

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    I thought about that Phil, but really Black Sabbath and Ozzy both had contributions beyond being together.

    Def Leppard and Motley Crew could have been on that list, but I could only put in 10 choices.

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    Chad, what do you think of Tool?

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    AC/DC kicks all ass! Except maybe Led Zep. But Led Zep and AC/DC aren't really metal in my book. So maybe I don't like metal.

    Hey, what makes music "metal" anyway? Is it a dark theme? Crazy distortion?

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    I have no opinion of Tool. In other words they don't stand out to me.

    To me Heavy metal is a form of music that relies on a lot of power chords. Volume and distoration is a big part of metal. A typical metal band will have a drummer, a bass player and two guitarist. Themes can be kinda dark, but that is not always the case.

    Big thing is the power chords, volume and distoration.

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    BTW AC/DC is defintitly metal in my book
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    spinal tap is a heavy mental band



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    Joe I just saw that you think Pantera, but to me I never thought they were that good. They are one of those of a sub group I call thrash metal. They seem to sing way to much of an "evil" (for lack of better words) voice and tend to way over distort their music. Most of their music (to me anyway) has the same sound.

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    Katherine, I'm not even sure if there are any true heavy metal bands out there now. BTW you need to vote.

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    Fine. I voted. Truthfully I don't spend much time listening to any of those bands.
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    Some interesting observations.

    First Metalica and Led Zepplen are tied for first. No suprises here.

    The Cult has no votes, again no suprise.

    KISS, the "Rock Gods" have no votes, big suprise.

    The only Black Sabatha vote is mine, another suprise.

    No votes for Ozzy, mild suprize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katherine
    Fine. I voted. Truthfully I don't spend much time listening to any of those bands.

    Katherine maybe you need to open up and step out of your rut and listen to good old head banging blow your speakers make your ears bleed neighbors cry music.

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    All of those groups mentioned used to be classed as hard rock. Ozzy was better the 2nd time around sound wise with the Randy Rhodes guitar, making that sound that made you want to listen to it. Heavy metal was for groups like "kick axe" for one. Modern day equivalent to heavy metal would be the group "disturbed". Vocalist yelling,screaming with more of an angry/hate sound. Heavy metal is not a good thing to listen to during rush hour or high stress times.

    My boss gets nauseated when he listens to pink floyd's the wall album. I told him it was a secret subliminal bug that floyd put in their music to get back at people when they sold out to country music later on in life.
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    Chad, I've got nothing against heavy metal, it's just not something I spend a lot of time listening too.
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    In my opinion the term Heavy Metal really came into play with Metallica, but for general purposes I think all the bands listed above could and should be classified as Heavy Metal.

    Funny you should say hate sound. One of my friends, who is a big metal head, calls it "Hate Music."

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    I voted for AC/DC but then I'm an Angus wannabe.

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    I saw that Mike. I was kinda suprised. I figured you would have been more of an Iron Butterfly head banger.

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    Need to make a correction. I said up top that Metallica was when the term "Heavy Metal" really came about, but that is wrong. The movie "Heavy Metal" may be have where it started, but not many of those groups are really heavy.

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    AC/DC is still great to listen to. One of my favorites with both before and after vocalists.I listened to country music when I was married and not having so much fun anymore. I listen to all of the old heavy metal except for guns'n roses. I find that I like hard rock/heavy metal still. It moves you. Especially at work in a fast paced, physical environment where you have to move your feet to get stuff done. And it still sounds better loud than not.

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    Interesting quote I found.

    Perhaps the earliest song that is clearly identifiable as prototype heavy metal is "You Really Got Me" by The Kinks (1965).
    Never really thought of The Kinks as Metal.

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    Didn't Sammy Hagar do the theme song for the movie Heavy Metal? Sammys not exactly Metal, not even with Van Hagar/Halen.
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    Sammy did a song on the album called "Heavy Metal" but the one you are probably thinking of is "Heavy Metal (Takin' a Ride) which was Don Fielder.

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    "Suddenly I feel very, very young." - Katherine
    Don't worry, Katherine, there's still time. My 15-year-old daughter (she who so recently was enamoured with the likes of The Used and HIM) just informed me the other day that she wanted to borrow my Zepplin and Joe Satriani CD's so she could show her friends "what really good rock sounded like, and do we have any Deep Purple CD's?".

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    Michael I knew you were alright, and by you actually owning a Satarini CD you have proved it.

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    Is there a reason they have not all been tossed in a burlap sack along with a couple of Cment blocks and dropped in the river?

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    A Satriani CD?!! You think I own only one? <grin>

    You do understand, though, that when arranged alphabetically Satriani is in very close proximity to Sibelius, don't you? Ya gotta diversify...
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    Well I was hoping it wasn't only one, but I didn't want to push my luck.

    BTW my Satairni lives next to Santana.

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    Actually, Satriani next to Sibelius is a bit of hyperbole on my part. Between Maureen & I we have so many frikkin' CD's that they are broken into categories, then alphabetized. So in Rock & Pop, Male Artist, Solo it runs Joe Satriani, Boz Skaggs, Al Stewart, etc. Over in Rock & Pop, Group there is Santana (yeah, I know Carlos is now a solo artist, but he started out as a group), Savoy Brown, Smashmouth, Sum 41, etc. Sibelius is in the classical section, two shelves down.

    Then there is the vinyl collection... <sheesh!>
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    The term started with the movie, as far as I know...

    The Kinks were probably the precursors. Van Halen did a good pre- Sammy Hagar version of "You Really Got Me" that sort of demonstrates that.

    And Chad, though I voted for Zeppelin, Black Sabbath gets honorable mention - they certainly represent an evolution of the genre. As does Ozzy solo.

    And I am surprised that no "youngsters" voted for Maiden...

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    OF course, all of this "dinosaur rock" has evolved into the present day, when heavy metal bands are now mainstream. Why, a heavy metal act named Lordi has just won the Eurovision Song Contest, previously won by the likes of Abba and Celine Dion.



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    Dinosaur rock, Jeez. Just trying to make me feel old ain't you.

    I was suprised that the term heavy metal first appeared in a song back in 1968 in "Born to be Wild" by Steppenwolf according to Wikipedia. The songwriter for Blue Oyster Cult claimed to make the first usage of the word in 1970, but than the manager for Jimmi Hendrix claims that the term Heavy Metal was from a newspaper article on the Jimmi Hendrix Experiance, "...like listening to heavy metal falling from the sky."

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