Top Ten Metal Artists Best at Their Sub Genres

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The Top Ten

1 Metallica - Thrash Metal

Metallicas best album master of puppets has only 4 thrash songs, while megadeth and slayer are way better with thrashing

Master of puppets is pure thrash. After rust in peace Megadeth was hard rock for a while with some thrash here and there. - Sabbath

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2 Black Sabbath - Traditional Metal

Runner up: deep purple - gemcloben

3 Iron Maiden - British New Wave Metal
4 Slipknot - Nu Metal

What the heck. They are the ones who yuk nu metal to a different level. They are hell

Maggots :) we are

5 Megadeth - Thrash Metal Megadeth - Thrash Metal Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums, and their biggest hits are Symphony of Destruction, Holy ...read more.
6 Pantera - Groove Metal Pantera - Groove Metal 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 ...read more. V 1 Comment
7 Blind Guardian - Power Metal Blind Guardian - Power Metal 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 ...read more.

I honestly feel Blind Guardian should be here for not just power metal but speed metal as well.

Agree, and based on their 2015 album - for symphonic metal, too. The most amazing metal band ever. - Metal_Treasure

8 Cannibal Corpse - Death Metal Cannibal Corpse - Death Metal Cannibal Corpse is a American death metal band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 1988 . The band is known for their graphic album covers, explicitly violent lyrics and song titles like "I C** Blood" The group got into mainstream after performing the song "Hammer Smashed Face" in the 1994 film Ace Ventura: ...read more. V 2 Comments
9 Slayer - Thrash Metal Slayer - Thrash Metal ...read more. V 1 Comment
10 Yngwie Malmsteen - Neo-classical Metal Yngwie Malmsteen - Neo-classical Metal Yngwie Johan Malmsteen is a Swedish guitarist, songwriter and bandleader who was born on June 30th, 1963, in Stockholm, Sweden. He was known for his neoclassical metal playing style back in the 1980s.

Rirchie Blackmore created neo-classical metal. But he defined it. - zxm

The Contenders

11 Death - Death Metal Death - Death Metal Death was an American Death Metal band formed in 1983 by Chuck Schuldiner. Death is considered to be one of the most influential bands in heavy metal and a pioneering force in death metal. its debut album, Scream Bloody Gore, has been widely regarded as the first death metal record, while the band's ...read more.
12 Judas Priest - Traditional Heavy Metal Judas Priest - Traditional Heavy Metal 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 ...read more.

Judas Priest are not in the top 10? Such a shame. - Metal_Treasure

13 Motörhead - Speed Metal Motörhead - Speed Metal Motörhead were an English heavy metal band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member; guitarist and songwriter Larry Wallis; and drummer Lucas Fox. The band's harsh vocals and fast paced tempos helped inspire speed metal and ...read more.

I see people don't know what speed metal is - speed metal is a version of power metal and not every fast Rock N Roll or punk song. Classic speed metal was played by bands like Blind Guardian, Helloween, Primal Fear, Gamma Ray, and long ago - Deep Purple. - Metal_Treasure

One the best metal bands ever! You can still feel their influence in genre today, many of other great bands are saying that Motorhead helped em to form their music. Motorhead for life!

14 Annihilator - Technical Thrash Metal Annihilator - Technical Thrash Metal 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.
15 Tool - Progressive Metal Tool - Progressive Metal Tool is an American progressive metal/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.
16 Blind Guardian - Speed Metal Blind Guardian - Speed Metal 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 ...read more.

"Majesty" is probably the best speed metal song of all time but their "Banish From Sanctuary" is also excellent. - Metal_Treasure

17 Dream Theater - Progressive Metal Dream Theater - Progressive Metal Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", but had to change its name to Dream Theater later. ...read more.
18 Gamma Ray - Power Metal Gamma Ray - Power Metal Gamma Ray is a power metal band from Hamburg, northern Germany, founded and fronted by Kai Hansen after his departure from the German power metal band Helloween.

In my opinion, they are best at this. - zxm

19 Korn - Nu Metal

Well, they created the genre. - Pony

20 Blind Guardian - Symphonic Metal Blind Guardian - Symphonic Metal 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 ...read more.

Their 2015 album is awesome and proves they are leaders in this subgenre, too. - Metal_Treasure

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1. Black Sabbath - Traditional Metal
2. Slayer - Thrash Metal
3. Tool - Progressive Metal
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1. Metallica - Thrash Metal
2. Judas Priest - Traditional Heavy Metal
3. Blind Guardian - Power Metal
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1. Iron Maiden - British New Wave Metal
2. Judas Priest - Traditional Heavy Metal
3. Gamma Ray - Power Metal
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