Top Ten Metal Artists Who Played Multiple Genres

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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". ...read more.

Widely regarded for playing heavy metal and thrash metal - zxm

Metal=thrash metal,speed metal,power metal,death metal,progressive metal,heavy metal,black metal,doom metal,folk metal etc.as of today,2016,heavy metal can be considered as a sub-genre(or main genre) of metal - zxm

2 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 ...read more.

Power metal,speed metal,symphonic metal and many more - zxm

Whatever they played, they played it amazing.
Speed - Majesty, power - Mirror Mirror, symphonic - Wheel Of Time, prog - Age Of False Innocence, prog power - And Then There Was Silence, heavy metal - Thorn, acoustic - The Bard's Song, folk - Curse my Name.
And song nature is different: Majesty, Wheel Of Time, Thorn. - Metal_Treasure

3 Sepultura Sepultura Sepultura is a Brazilian heavy metal band from Belo Horizonte. Their first album, Morbid Visions presented a proto-black metal sound with Wagner Lamounier of Sarcófago. Sepultura's sound varies by the album, from thrash metal, groove metal, and even death metal.
4 Carcass Carcass Carcass are a British extreme metal band from Liverpool, who formed in 1985 and disbanded in 1995. A reformation was enacted in 2007 without one of its original members, drummer Ken Owen, due to health reasons.

Grindcore, melodic death metal, death metal - ryanrimmel

5 Savatage Savatage Savatage is an American heavy metal band founded by the brothers Jon and Criss Oliva in 1978 at Astro Skate in Tarpon Springs, Florida.

Heavy metal, prog metal, speed metal, power metal, symphonic metal, prog power metal. There's a big difference between their songs: Morphine Child, Washed Out, Mozart and Madness, Hall Of The Mountain King, Handful Of Rain. - Metal_Treasure

6 Seo Taiji

First Glam Metal, then K-Pop, Nu Metal and now K-Pop again. - Fretto

7 Children of Bodom Children of Bodom Children Of Bodom is a melodic death metal band from Espoo, Finland. Formed in 1993, the group currently consists of Alexi Laiho, Janne Wirman, Henkka Seppälä, Jaska Raatikainen and Daniel Freyberg.
8 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.

Heavy metal, power metal, thrash metal. - Metal_Treasure

9 Bring Me the Horizon Bring Me the Horizon Bring Me the Horizon is a British rock band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2004, the group currently consists of vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls, and keyboardist Jordan Fish. They are signed to RCA Records globally and Columbia Records exclusively ...read more.

These pale guys succeeded to combine some really awful genres. - Metal_Treasure

Deathcore, Metalcore, Alternative Metal, (Pop) Rock - Fretto

10 Behemoth Behemoth Behemoth is a Polish blackened death metal band from Gdańsk, formed in 1991. They are considered to have played an important role in establishing the Polish extreme metal underground.

Whether it's black or blackened death metal, they are good at whatever they play - Ananya

They used to play Black Metal and now Blackened Death Metal - Fretto

The Contenders

11 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 ...read more.
12 Death Death 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.
13 Bathory Bathory Bathory was a Swedish Black/Viking Metal band formed in 1983 by Quorthon and Jonas Åkerlund. Bathory's first 4 albums layed the blueprint for Scandinavian Black Metal. Quorthon is often credited with creating the "shrieking" vocal style of Black Metal. Their 5th album, Hammerheart (1990) displayed ...read more. V 1 Comment
14 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.

Heavy metal, power metal, speed metal. - Metal_Treasure

15 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is a Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band released their first album in 1999 and was well received by critics and fans. The group gained success after the release of their second studio album, "Iowa". ...read more.
16 Slayer Slayer ...read more.

Nah not really. All they ever played is thrash.

Only thrash. I wouldn't count the infamous album Diabolus in Musica with nu metal characteristics because it wasn't an achievement. - Metal_Treasure

17 Motörhead Motörhead Motörhead were an English heavy metal/Hard Rock 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 ...read more.

As Lemmy said many times, they have ever played fast Rock N Roll and never been a metal band. - Metal_Treasure

18 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Black Sabbath are 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, ...read more.

Famous for doom metal and heavy metal - zxm

Metal, hard rock, heavy blues rock. - Metal_Treasure

19 Machine Head Machine Head Machine Head is an American heavy metal band from Oakland, California. Formed on October 12, 1991, the group was founded by vocalist and guitarist Robb Flynn and bassist Adam Duce. They have received great critical success especially for their album "The Blackening" which is considered a modern metal ...read more.

Thrash Metal, Groove Metal, and Nu-Metal.

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