Where did that term come from?
I agree with most of the bands...anyone remember Megadeath?
I think Metal started in the seventies with guitar heavy bands like The Who, Led Zep, Jimi and bands like Ten Years After.
How bout KISS? Alice Cooper? Rush? The Sex Pistols? and God no....the Clash! I know I am missing some bands....
metal...I don't have the ears for it anymore, but I sure do like the origins.
I like DarkAngel's aproach - METAL is too diversified to just name 5 bands as your favorites... Although I don't like "classifications" and despite mine beeing not be entirely "orthodox" :-
CLASIC METAL bands
DOOM, GOTH, ATHMOSPHERE METAL...
-My Dying Bride
-Theatre of tragedy
-Lacuna Coil & The Gathering
-Cradle of Filth
PROGRESSIVE ,SYMPHONIC METAL...
-Nightwish, Edenbridge, Pain of Salvetion
THRASH, GRIND, NU METAL ...
-Tool, A Perfect Circle
I would put all the PROG.ROCK Classic bands like Rush, Genesis, ELP, King Crimson, Jethro Tull and many others under the same umbrella of (heavy) metal because to me all these "classifications" are very flexible and arguable to begin with...