Metal_Treasure's Favorite Bands From Each Metal SubgenreMetal_Treasure I made this list because users of TheTopTens often ask me this question and every time I have to write long messages and subsequent explanations. Now I can just send the link to this list.
This morning a user asked me this question again which was the immediate reason for making this list.
You can't add items to this list but feel free to comment, vote and remix. I wouldn't mind if the ranking changes, moreover I myself have had different preferences in different years and even months.
The Top Ten
I don't like everything Metallica did but for me they are the best Thrash Metal band. Here's why:
1) Metallica were more influential towards popularization of thrash metal than Megadeth
2) Metallica singer is way better than Megadeth singer
3) Metallica music is more varied than Slayer music (Slayer are #2 for me but there was time Slayer were #1)
4) Metallica sold out with the Black Album but Megadeth sold out, too, and it was even worse (Risk album). Moreover, the Black Album is a very good album, Risk is awful.
5) and no, Dave Mustaine didn't write half of Metallica songs.
There are many other reasons. (Anthrax aren't in the picture at all but Kreator are very good) - Metal_Treasure
I'd be interested to know about your thoughts on Load and Reload.
Personally, while not as good as the first five albums, Load and Reload aren't bad at all. In fact, I think they've become retrospectively better and have aged well as well. Not to mention some underrated tracks here and there, containing some of Metallica's best lyrics. - CrimsonShark
I made several lists about them with many detailed descriptions.
These guys've got outstanding composing skills as if they have studied composition at the music university. Also, violin makes them sound unique. - Metal_Treasure
Bar none. I even wonder how they've been around for over 30 years
and have done everything correct from metal viewpoint and haven't made mistakes worth to be mentioned. I mean, even more popular metal bands made serious mistakes and/or bad albums - Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Helloween, to name a few.
Blind Guardian never betrayed metal, even in the 90s that was the worst decade for making metal. Blind Guardian even released some of their best albums namely in the 90s when almost all popular metal bands were in crisis and did stupid things.
Blind Guardian is the metal band with the most perfect bio. - Metal_Treasure
Wow really? Metal, you talk about Blind Guardian so much I'd be damned to know you haven't gone to one of their concerts. I wonder why they are number 3 when this is possibly your most talked about band. - MattAffterburner
I made several lists about them so you can check them out for more detailed descriptions and reasons for my opinion. - Metal_Treasure
Cryptopsy are close 2nd for me. - Metal_Treasure
It was really hard to choose between Amon Amarth and Children of Bodom, and maybe I already regret... because I adore Children of Bodom solos. Alexi is a great guitarist.
If interested in melodeath and/or in these two bands, I made a list - Top 10 Differences Between Children of Bodom and Amon Amarth - Metal_Treasure
I agree with this. I find Amon Amarth to be better. - MattAffterburner
I just can't imagine my metal life without the album Alice In Hell. - Metal_Treasure
I'd have to go with Megadeth on this one. - MattAffterburner
Most of the time it was Iron Maiden though. But I overplayed them, I guess, and I just took a break. Currently I enjoy Rob Halford's vox.
I have another problem here: I love Dio voice more than Bruce's and Rob's voices but in my book Dio (the band) isn't above Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. - Metal_Treasure
I love and respect this band and all, but I just moved on in search of newer bands, more unusual sounds and death metal subgenres.
So sad Chuck died too early and the band has no new material.
R.I.P. Chuck. - Metal_Treasure
A great band. Not long ago I made a list about them with detailed descriptions - Top 10 Songs on Septicflesh's Codex Omega - Metal_Treasure
I love crafted metal instrumentals with fast guitars. - Metal_Treasure
The band that does this subgenre correctly - they don't play pop songs with symphonic arrangements. They really play symphonic metal.
I actually liked symphonic metal when I heard their version of symphonic metal. - Metal_Treasure
This is cheating. These guys are power metal to the core. They are not symphonic just because they have symphonic arrangements. I'd go with a different band, like Nightwish. - MattAffterburner
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2. Ne Obliviscaris - Extreme Progressive Metal
3. Blind Guardian - Power Metal