Top 10 Metal Bands That Got You Addicted to Metal Music

In other words, What was the metal band that made you a metalhead forever?

The Top Ten

1 Metallica Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". more.

Like them or not, Enter Sandman was the song that introduced metal to a whole new generation of metalheads. - Brobusky

I'm pretty sure this is the band that got most people into metal - _Jack_

This is the only metal band I properly love - jmepa1234

Before metal I love classic rock and I still love it
But first it was Metallica
Then maiden
And thousands more ( not kidding )

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2 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm guitarist Adrian more.

I became a metal fan thanks to Iron Maiden and Metallica - the first metal songs I heard and loved were theirs. I still love these bands wholeheartedly.

But I have discovered many other bands and currently I have a soft spot for cool underrated bands - not very popular new bands or forgotten old bands. It's just interesting to listen to bands that are far from the mainstream metal. - Metal_Treasure

The first band I loved. I still love them. - IronSabbathPriest

Brave New World was my first Metal song. Then Passchendaele, then The Longest Day, and so on so forth - SoldierOfFortune

The first metal song I ever listened, was Hallowed Be Thy Name.
That song hooked me to heavy metal. - Kiyomi

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3 Megadeth Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. Megadeth was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine was fired from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums to date, and have gone through many lineup changes, with Dave more.

Peace Sells is just too good of an album not to get addicted to.

Perfect riffs perfect soloes perfect clean guitar - Rhapsody

4 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward. The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback. In 1978, more.

Iron Man got me into metal

My first metal band, and my favorite. - Alpha101

Although a few 1960's bands like Cream, Zeppelin, and even The Beatles experimented with styles that would later become known as "heavy metal", Sabbath was really the first group to isolate that sound exclusively, and the young rockers of the day [circa 1971] were absolutely mesmerized from the moment they first heard it.

5 Slayer Slayer more.

If anyone listen to slayer and pantera will be love this amazing bands...
Slayer make me listen to others sub genres like death, black, doom etc... !

6 Judas Priest Judas Priest Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. The band has sold over 45 million albums to date. They received a lot of popularity due to their big hits Breaking The Law, You've Got Another Thing Comin', and Living after Midnight which were played on the radio a more.

The song Beyond The Realms Of Death was the one song that made me love metal, don't know much more about them. - Lucretia

^^ This band are obviously hell bent for leather... - Britgirl

7 Pantera Pantera Pantera was a Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The group got into mainstream after changing from Glam Metal to Groove Metal. The band's most successful album is "Vulgar Display of Power". As the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, They more.
8 Dio Dio Dio was an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, after he left Black Sabbath with intentions to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath member, drummer Vinny Appice.
9 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal/metalcore (early) band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). more.

Very first song I heard was nightmare. Then This Means War. Then Avenged Sevenfold was staying foREVer

A7X's Waking The Fallen was my gateway drug into the world of metal - Lem

"I love 'em they are the legends"

That's what most people say.

( Sorry..I forgot to edit this comment...there was a typo ) - Ananya

10 Helloween Helloween Helloween is a German power metal band founded in 1984 in Hamburg, Northern Germany. The band is a pioneering force in the power metal genre, and their second and third studio albums, Keeper of the Seven Keys: Part I and Part II, are considered masterpieces of the genre. V 1 Comment

The Contenders

11 Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson is an American rock band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Formed in 1989 by frontman Marilyn Manson and Daisy Berkowitz, the group was originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids with their theatrical performances gathering a local cult following in the early 1990s. more.

Not a metal band.

12 Dream Theater Dream Theater Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", only to change its name to Dream Theater later. more.

Dream Theater didn't really get me addicted to metal but it got me addicted to PROG - Owengresham

13 Blind Guardian Blind Guardian Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large more.

This band wasn't an instant favorite of mine - I guess I wasn't ready for the complexity and uniqueness of their stuff (Hansi's voice was an instant favorite though). Now Blind Guardian is a top 3 band for me and #1 in 2015 because I can't stop listening to their 2015 album. It's strange because my favorite subgenres are thrash and death metal. - Metal_Treasure

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15 Annihilator Annihilator Annihilator is a Canadian thrash metal band founded in 1984 by vocalist, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, engineer, producer, mixer and mastering engineer Jeff Waters and former vocalist John Bates.

Thanks to them I discovered the beauty of technical thrash and all other technical versions of metal subgenres. Still love them. - Metal_Treasure

16 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. In 2013 Gontier left the band due to creative differences. He was replaced with Brad's more.

Three Days Grace is more towards alt. rock but I will admit this band got me addicted to alt. rock. Now a band that interested in Metal would probably be Metallica.

Not a metal band guys. - Metal_Treasure

17 Iced Earth Iced Earth Iced Earth is an American heavy metal band from Tampa, Florida. It was formed in 1985 under the name Purgatory by guitarist and main songwriter Jon Schaffer and original drummer Greg Seymour.

Matt's incredible voice and Jon's riffing are highly addictive. Stu Block is pretty good, too. - Metal_Treasure

18 Deep Purple Deep Purple Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, more.
19 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture more.

Haha, this is very interesting. How a non-metal band can get you addicted to metal music... - Metal_Treasure

20 Primal Fear Primal Fear Primal Fear are a German metal band formed in 1997 by Ralf Scheepers and Mat Sinner. They play heavy metal, power metal and speed metal. Primal Fear remind of Judas Priest but Primal Fear are faster and heavier. They use twin (dual) lead guitars. Ralf Scheepers voice reminds of Rob Halford.

Currently they play the purest form of metal - no prog, alternative, folk, punk, grunge, or whatever else elements. Just pure metal of Judas Priest type. - Metal_Treasure

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