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Let's Create a Head-Fi Best Metal List!

post #1 of 121
Thread Starter 
Ok, so a recent thread shows how stupid one person's list can be. But, if we all put our head(fis) together we can come up with a very good list. Here's how it works. We each submit a ranked list of 10 metal bands. Points will be awarded for each band as follows:

1. 10 pt
2. 9 pt
3. 8 pt
4. 7 pt
5. 6 pt
6. 5 pt
7. 4 pt
8. 3 pt
9. 2 pt
10. 1 pt

The scores are weighted to reward bands that consistently get the higher spots, but don't appear on as many lists - as will likely occur because not everyone has the same level of knowledge of the history of the genre.

The list is "Best Metal" - so anything goes, as long as you think it's metal. Because we are keeping score, the inclusion of non-metal bands should be corrected for since they will probably appear less frequently.

Be nice to others! This is not a thread for trashing people's taste. Just do your list, and see where the chips fall. If your taste is good, in all likelihood, it will be reflective of the final scores.

I will keep score (updated daily). Please don't change your lists. Here's my list:

1. Black Sabbath
2. Metallica
3. Carcass
4. Cathedral
5. Faith No More
6. Neurosis
7. Burzum
8. Lugubrum
9. Atheist
10. Pigface

Current Totals (7/07/08)
Top 25 will be listed. Updated (at least) daily.

1-25
Opeth101
Black Sabbath97
Iron Maiden96
Metallica72
Death59
Judas Priest51
Dream Theater47
Meshuggah42
Megadeth40
Slayer38
Dimmu Borgir30
In Flames26
Ulver25
Blind Guardian24
Burzum24
Tool23
Nightwish22
Iced Earth21
Gojira20
Isis20
Pantera20
Rosetta19
Agalloch18
Devin Townsend Band18
Bathory17
Bloodbath17
Emperor17
Suffocation17
Sunn O)))17

Contributors
ezkcdude
Masonjar
Lamora
ZackP
Zastari
Zarathustra19
DarkAngel
IronDreamer
monolith
synaesthetic
Jubei
Akathriel
sawyer
Kilane
progo
mrdreadfolx
Luminette
Dachink
Cousin Patty
spookygonk
pow3rtr1p
jilgiljongiljing
eastsidemetalhd
MaZa
katanka
lmilhan
dayamax
Drosera
Warhawk
titaniumx3
Thrymr
Meliboeus
Al4x
Anticrash
third_eye
torjeh
post #2 of 121
1. Iron Maiden
2. Black Sabbath
3. Slayer
4. Judas Priest
5. Metallica
6. Entombed
7. Celtic Frost
8. Scorpions
9. Mastodon
10. Opeth
post #3 of 121
1. Alice in Chains
2. Faith No More
3. Devin Townsend Band
4. My Dying Bride
5. Threshold
6. Opeth
7. Insomnium
8. Strapping Young Lad
9. Pain of Salavation
10. Gorefest
post #4 of 121
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Masonjar View Post
9. Mastodon
Damn! I knew I forgot a good one.
post #5 of 121
1: Suffocation
2: Death
3: Heathen
4: Atheist
5: Black Sabbath
6: Phlebotomized
7: Hacksaw to the Throat
8: Coroner
9: Warbringer
10: Immortal
post #6 of 121
1. Ulver
2. Frederik Thorendal's Special Defects
3. Meshuggah
4. Rosetta
5. Unexpect
6. Coprofago
7. Dodheimsgard
8. Dillinger Escape Plan
9. Ion Dissonance
10. Strapping Young Lad
post #7 of 121
1. Opeth
2. Bloodbath
3. Sunn O)))
4. Death
5. Tyr
6. Turisas
7. Esoteric
8. Insomnium
9. Katatonia
10. Necrophagist

I like this idea. Hope it gives some good answers.
post #8 of 121
Esoteric=only listenable drone band

I love the psychedelic elements
post #9 of 121
1)Opeth
2)Dimmu Borgir
3)Therion
4)Emperor
5)Arch Enemy
6)Windir
7)Katatonia
8)In Flames
9)Old Man's Child
10)Dissection

I am going purely by what I like best and play the most........I don't care how many albums they sold

Thorny Gravy better not post a bunch of nu-metal bands and skew the results
post #10 of 121
Hmm, how to characterize my list...a combination of my preference for certain bands, along with their significance or prowess.

1. Iron Maiden
2. Judas Priest
3. Dream Theater
4. Rage
5. Megadeth
6. Symphony X
7. Gamma Ray
8. Running Wild
9 Virgin Steele
10. Blind Guardian
post #11 of 121
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZackP View Post
Esoteric=only listenable drone band

I love the psychedelic elements
Esoteric = not a drone band at all. Check out Hyatari.

Also, Alice in Chains isn't a metal band.

1. Kyuss
2. Sunn O)))
3. Black Sabbath
4. Electric Wizard
5. Burzum
6. Isis
7. 5ive
8. Earth
9. Death
10. Pelican
post #12 of 121
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iron_Dreamer View Post
Hmm, how to characterize my list...a combination of my preference for certain bands, along with their significance or prowess.

1. Iron Maiden
2. Judas Priest
3. Dream Theater
4. Rage
5. Megadeth
6. Symphony X
7. Gamma Ray
8. Running Wild
9 Virgin Steele
10. Blind Guardian
Hey, IronDreamer, have you heard ADX yet? I think they'd be completely up your alley.

ADX
post #13 of 121
Esoteric is a death/drone band, with psychedelic elements.
post #14 of 121
1. Ulver
2. Nevermore
3. Opeth
4. Callisto
5. Rosetta
6. Pelican
7. Isis
8. Acid Bath
9. Arcturus
10. BORIS

Edit: I can't believe I'm the only person who has mentioned Nevermore so far! Jeez you guys, go buy Dreaming Neon Black right now and listen to it! =P
post #15 of 121
Quote:
Originally Posted by monolith View Post
Also, Alice in Chains isn't a metal band.
Prove it.
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