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Awesome music, awesome riffs, awesome lead voice. Perhaps Shadows is the only voice to match (or even surpass) Hetfield. I think Nightmare is one of the best albums to have come out this decade! Really can't get enough of this. Way to go A7X!
#1 by far! A7X has it all. No further explanation necessary, just listen to any song from any of their last three albums and you will be humbled and inspired, if not downright blown away. Even if you can somehow find a way not to like their music, you can't help being impressed by it.
Definitely the best. Look at all the other lists. Synyster gates and the rev are up there with the greats. And above others. And every memeber in that band can sing as well. EVERY ONE. And are all experts at what they do. Rediculously talented. As songwriters and musicians. And singer (Shadows), who has a wonderful and extremely powerful voice, yet one of the best screams there is.
Best band in the world. My top are:
1. Avenged Sevenfold
2. System of a Down
4. Five Finger Death Punch
Slipknot has been nominated for seven Grammy Awards, resulting in one win. They were also nominated at the 2008 VMA's, in the category of Best Rock Video, for the single "Psychosocial"...
"Wait and Bleed" - Best Metal Performance, 2001 (nomination)
"Left Behind" - Best Metal Performance, 2002 (nomination)
"My Plague" - Best Metal Performance, 2003 (nomination)
"Duality" - Best Hard Rock Performance, 2005 (nomination)
"Vermilion" - Best Metal Performance, 2005 (nomination)
"Before I Forget" - Best Metal Performance, 2006 (winner)
"Psychosocial"- Best Metal Performance, 2009 (nomination)...
awsome band.. - skt
Best live performers on this list (of the last decade of course otherwise Metallica would be way up there too). Great singer who can go from absolutely brutal vocals to very melodic singing with ease. First two albums were AWESOME, since then they have dropped there form a little bit (much like other bands on this list). System of a down takes number 2 spot easily for me then I'd have to say Linkin Park - (much to the disgust of some metal heads who get a bit too picky about the definition of metal). I believe Linkin Park's first 2 albums are metal, after that maybe not. But those first 2 albums and the explosion in popularity that followed is enough for me to grant them 3rd.
Great balance between heavy songs for when you just can't be messed such as lech on their most recent album (5. the Gray Chapter) and soft, slow music like Snuff.
They are so unique with 9 members and of course the scary ass masks! As a studier of philosophy I've grown a great love for Corey Taylor reading his books and looking into songs like Wherein Lies Continue and find his voice extremely listenable to. I see them a week today and I have never been so excited but am saddened to not be seeing Paul Gray and Joey Jordison. All in all, just.. amazing.
Best metal band ever.V 36 Comments
Should be number one hands down! Avenged Sevenfold and disturbed don't hold a candle to lamb of god. No other metal band of this generation grasps the spirit and feel of metal like LOG, and not only are they enjoyable to listen to. They're extremely talented, Randy's vocals are unique among all others, Chris adlers drums don't miss a beat, and Mark and Willie's guitar work is a force to be reckoned with, I mean I don't even like avenged, but I've learned to play songs by them and LOG as well, and points for difficulty and just being straight up badass and fun to play go to them. But that's just my non-expert opinion
Lamb of God is just plain amazing. They are the best metal band today in my opinion. They have so many sick songs like "Now You've Got Something To Die For", "Ruin", "Walk With Me In Hell", and so many others.
Lamb of God and Mastodon are probably the only two bands in the top ten that actually deserve to be in the top ten. Everything else needs to be booted off and replaced by bands that don't suck like Amon Amarth or whatever.
LoG Is too damn good, I like A7X at the beggining, but now they just anoy meV 20 Comments
What disturbed should 1-st or 2-and. They are the best band of this time...
try Indestructible, The Night, Asylum, Down With The Sickness, Stricken, Inside The Fire, Decadence, Perfect Insanity, Stupify, Another Way To Die, Just Stop, Prayer and so on and so on
Disturbed is just amazing, as they have gone through multiple different types of rock, such as nu metal, heavy metal, hard rock, rap metal, and ballads. They definitely have one of the best vocalists of any rock band, and have awesome guitarists and drummers. They have had few wrongs in a career full of right. If you don't agree, look up Down With The Sickness, Stricken, Stupify, The Animal, Asylum, The Sound Of Silence, Voices, and The Light. All of these songs show Disturbed's musical diversity and greatness in vivid detail.
Disturbed should be first or second, they have powerful music and riffs, great lyrics full of meaning, and David Draiman is best vocalist that metal can require... SO GET DISTURBED HIGHER... - metalhead1
Don't know disturbed isn't #1 here.. disturbed's music is the most overwhelming and classic sound among hereV 23 Comments
Dude, I am a dumb teenager, and I can tell you that you can like both System of a Down and Avenged Sevenfold. You can also like metal and also like things like Elton John and Radiohead. You can like things like Elton John and Radiohead and like alt rockers like Nirvana, REM, Pearl Jam, and the Smashing Pumpkins. I like Classic Rock legends like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and Rush. I also like The Beastie Boys, Run DMC, Rage Against the Machine, and Eminem. I have a wide taste in music, and I hate when people draw such harsh lines even within sub-genres. Give everything a chance, maybe you'll surprise yourself and like it.
Dear god this list is awful proof that this website is filled with dumb teenagers that know nothing about music System of a Down are the only great band in the top ten sure Slipknot and Disturbed are enjoyable and have good songs but there best material is not nearly as good as System of a Down's worst.
I LOVE SLIPKNOT AND Avenged Sevenfold, BUT SYSTEM OF A DOWN GAVE THE METAL MUSIC A CHANGE. THEY HAVE GREAT MUSICIANS: DARON MALAKIAN, SHAVO ODADJIAN, SERJ TANKIAN AND JOHN DOLMAYAN. THEY HAVE POLITICAL LYRICS, BUT ALSO A TOUCH OF HUMOUR.
Sure there are many good guitarist out there but OH BAAY BAAY it's all about daron malakians riffs - HCmetalheadV 17 Comments
Metallica! probably not the best in 2000 before they release the Death Magnetic, but after its release, Metallica is back on track again... Death Magnetic sure is heavy and fast... really thrashy... also Megadeth their new album EndGame... back on the track of being thrash metal... - ratchet948
Death magnetic is a class album, however it isn't as good as their original albums (Like The Black Album and Master of Puppets) it dosen't make it a bad album. Some good songs are: That was just your life, The unforgiven 3 and Broken, Beat and Scarred. That album is enough to class them as the best metal band today. - nic1997ps3
Though the 2000s saw 2 not so great albums but death magnetic put them back on track and marked there return too thrash metal a genre they had not worked with since 1988s "And Justice for All" 2008s death magnetic was there best release since 1991s self titled album (a/k/a the black album) shuck meant there first grate album in 17 years! #death magnetic
This a legend thrash metal band in the worldV 15 Comments
This Fire. Meaning the "Fire" of Killswitch Engage will live forever. For this is absolution of all fans of this band
they covered Holy Diver, it wasn't hard from there - zack182daley
I just love how they deliver their song; by SCREAMING IT OUT! - aeromaxx777
Honestly some of heaviest but deepest music I've ever heard and not to mention the insane difficulty of what they playV 5 Comments
I'm sorry, but most of the bands higher than mastodon are completely two dimensional and have little to no variety or originality (lamb of god have essentially written the same few songs again for their whole career and Avenged Sevenfold have pretty much turned into a Metallica tribute band by now). System of a down is pretty good and very experimental despite the nu-metal elements. Slipknot, disturbed and bullet for my valentine are just angsty butt-metal for teenagers. Killswitch engage is fine but also kinda rips off Swedish melodeath a lot. Children of bodom are pretty good, if cheesy, but are fairly similar to other melodeath bands. Metallica haven't released anything groundbreaking in the 21st century. So essentially only system of a down really has any place here. Mastodon is arguably the most influential, progressive (and HEAVY) metal bands on this list, with at least 5 classic albums. So why is a7x leading again?
How is Mastodon not higher! All 4 of their 2000s album (Remission, Leviathan, Blood Mountain, and Crack the Skye) are awesome and quite different from each other, these guys aren't afraid to experiment, and that's why I like them.
One of the most Versatile bands EVER! They can make straight up burn burners (listen to blood and thunder) or more intricate songs ( like the czar). These guys deserve to be way higher than they are because they are carrying metal for the new school
The most dynamic band on this list. How many metal bands have every member on vocals? The answer is only one - Mastodon. They actually play their instruments with passion and write meaningful songs. You won't find any angsty weenie teen rock here. Crack The Skye is amazing, and the lead track Oblivion is one of the greatest metal tracks everV 15 Comments
Tool's music is much more intricate than most other metal bands, yet has enough anger in them to match the aggression of others. The combination of these two aspects, plus the talent in each member, makes Tool the greatest of metal bands.
Tool are completely unique. No-one else (including top-notch bands) has a sound quite like theirs. Brilliant composition, both lyrically and musically is developed through the numbers by musicians who are at the top of the tree.
Actual metal. Actual deep messaging. They respect metal.
No explanation necessary. Their music does it for them.V 4 Comments
Bullet For My Valentine is the best band,
Fever is the best album,
And Tears Don't Fall, Waking The Demon and The Last Fight are the best songs. - cristian17vigo
Bullet for my valentine was the first metal band I've listened to, and I impediment lay fell in love. There is a lot of other great bands that can rival it, such as slipknot, disturbed, five finger death punch and as I lay dying, but bullet for my valentine is my absolute favorite!
They should be number one. Unlike and other band, Bullet For My Valentine have a more melodic tune to their music and the guitar solos are phenomenal.. Not to mention the lyrics to their songs are meaningful and bloody amazing - amanmulji
Cheesy riffs, generic lyrics, whiny vocals, lack of any real talent. Why is this contrived crap so popular? God only knows...V 14 Comments
Korn is in my opinion the best band ever. They're incredibly innovative, incredibly heavy, and untouchables and take a look in the mirror are some of the greatest heavy metal / nu metal albums in history
If it wasn't for KoRn, I wouldn't be the songwriter I am today. Nor would I be a die-hard metalhead. I don't even know if I'd be alive. KoRn has just helped and inspired me so much over the years, and will always be one of my favorite bands. There will always be a special place in my heart of Jonathan Davis.
Take a look in the mirror is out standing! Issues and the three before are just as good! Been a huge fan for as long as I can remember. Much love.
Um, what? Wouldn't Korn be a 90's band since they haven't been relevant in the slightest since then? Most of their modern music is disposable in comparison.V 9 Comments
Five Finger Death Punch is simply a result of a bunch of bad asses getting together with instruments. Ivan has to be one of my favorite vocalists of all time.
Five Finger Death Punch's singer Ivan Moody has way more aggressive vocals than M. Shadows and their guitar riffs are also more epic than any other metal band and Zoltan Bathory and Jason Hook can also beat Synyster Gates's guitar solo. They should be number #1 in the list, as well as the best New Wave of American Heavy Metal bands, too.
This band should at least be in the top ten they got amazing songs, that even has meaning. And over all an awesome band not everyone agrees, but this happens to be my favorite band.
They will bring Pantera - style music to mainstream rock, making more metalheads. They're groove with a touch of alt metal.V 10 Comments
13th isn't a right spot for them in my opinion. COB deserved a higher place. The list is made out of popularity, not greatness. That's why COB not even in top 10. This band is far greater than most of the 2000s band in this list.
I'm a Metallica fan but I think Metallica shouldn't be in this list as they're are more of an earlier band. And come on... They've been voted all over the other lists too!
I love A7X too but in term of metal music, they fall far behind what Children Of Bodom in most aspects. Thank goodness I can't see Linkin Park because they sucks! Linkin Park'S BIG TIME FAILED. - Pyansickness
great melodic death metal band. needled 24/7!
ONE OF THE BEST MELODIC DEATH METAL BANDS EVER!
Children of Bodom are worothy of a higher place. They've made countless great albums. Just listen to Hatebreeder, and Follow the Reaper.V 6 Comments
This should be on number 1... avenged in number 1? please... dream theater has much more quality than those guys... I think dream should be at least on number if not at least lamb of god should be on number 1, any band is better than avenged... they have no argument to fight against dream theater or lamb of god..
This should be number 1 very meticulous when come to tone and RIFF.. And even this band are instrumental progressive metal. Its hard to copy their music kick ass!
I think Dream Theatre would be more of a contender for a 1990's list since they really hit it big in 1992 with Images and Words. Great band though, better than most of the hard rock crap posing as metal in the top ten.
Way better than a7x - abc126V 8 Comments
One of the few metalcore bands with true skill and talent.
That fact that the lead singer was arrested for ploting to kill his wife makes them betterV 1 Comment
Future of thrash. As the bands that started in the 80's quit one by one, bands like Havok will get more recognition. And no, they're not a whole lot like Slayer. Very unique music.
Havok is definitely most good band of 2000's.Man they are kicking asses like Slayer in 1980's - CreepingDeath
This band inspired me to be what ever I can be the lead singer angela gossow is the best screamer in the world I believe and this is why I chose this band to be #2 - alysteel
Did some really good stuff in the 1990's when Johan Liiva was in the band. Angela Gossow then came along and they did another cool album in the form of Wages of Sin. But everything else the band has released is plastic gimmicky trite. And don't get me started on War Eternal...
I don't know why they aren't on the list already but easy top 5
Actually one of the few widely popular bands since the late 90's that actually sound like pure metal. Every other band infused hardcore, rap, screamo or something else into their music. Amon Amarth kept it rather simple but true - very heavy melodic death metal with lots of balls, and Vikings are a very interesting theme to base your band around.
Very great music and great band members
Best "Viking" Metal band ever! Listen to" Hermod's Ride To Hel - Loke's Treachery (Part 1)" and be swept into an entirely different plane of existence.V 1 Comment
this band is super duper. besides the fact they hav a chick in their band, its kinda weird. but w. e this band still kicks major ass
My top ten favorite metal bands are
1 all that remains
2 lamb of god
4 bullet for my valentine
5 acacia strain
6 five finger death punch
7 as I lay dying
8 asking Alexandria
9 machine head
Though every album they released was different from the others, making their discography somewhat of a roller-coaster when it comes to quality, I cannot deny the fact that they did put out great albums like "Shogun", "The Crusade", "Ascendancy", and even the hugely underrated "Vengeance Falls".
Ascendency was the best metal album of the decade, and one of the best since Painkiller. They did have some weaker albums, but their sound was still unbelievable and nothing has topped Ascendency (except maybe A7X's Nightmare)
When the album "In Waves" came out it was the only music I listened to for months. Just listen to "Forsake Not the Dream" before you pass judgement. Incredible!V 2 Comments
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