Another perfect band to start with. Edguy sound pretty much like Iron Maiden, the singer is godly and sounds like Bruce Dickinson. Songs: Nailed to the Wheel, Sacrifice, New Age Messiah, Vain Glory Opera, Out of Control, Mysteria, Defenders of the Crown, Tears of a Mandrake. - Metal_Treasure
22 Quiet Riot
Quiet Riot is an American heavy metal band. The band was founded in 1973, by guitarist Randy Rhoads and bassist Kelly Garni under the name Mach 1. They then changed the name to Little Women, before settling on Quiet Riot in May 1975. The band's name was inspired by a conversation with Rick Parfitt of ...read more.
23 Demons & Wizards
Demons and Wizards is a power metal band conceived as a side-project by vocalist for Blind Guardian, Hansi Kürsch, and the guitarist for Iced Earth, Jon Schaffer.
Moderately and pleasantly heavy, perfect vocals, great riffing and songwriting - Crimson King, My Last Sunrise, Path of Glory, Love's Tragedy Asunder, Fiddler On the Green, Tear Down the Wall, Heaven Denies, and basically all songs (my list can also help "Best Demons & Wizards Songs"). - Metal_Treasure
I forgot to mention that Demons & Wizards = Blind Guardian + Iced Earth (Iced Earth music and rhythm guitar by Jon Schaffer + Blind Guardian vocals and lyrics by Hansi Kürsch). - Metal_Treasure
24 Motley Crue
Mötley Crüe was an American metal band formed in Los Angeles, California on January 17, 1981. The group was founded by bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee, lead vocalist Vince Neil and lead guitarist Mick Mars.
Everybody has the right to listen to this band and any other band but new metal fans have to know that this band is poser metal - glam metal was/is one of the most shameful subgenres created in metal history. So called glam metal is not even metal - it's the glam version of hard rock. Metal is not about sex, drugs, girls and partying - these are all hard rock lyrical themes. - Metal_Treasure
Mastodon is an American heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in early 2000 and composed of bassist Troy Sanders, guitarists Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher and drummer Brann Dailor.
Ghost is a Swedish heavy metal band that was formed in Linköping in 2008. Ghost consists of 5 masked instrumentalists, known as The Nameless Ghouls, and a demonic anti-pope known as Papa Emeritus. They have released 3 studio albums, 1 live album and 2 EPs. Each album brings in a new version of Papa ...read more.
27 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. ...read more.
They aren't very heavy but are too complex for beginners. - Metal_Treasure
Tool is an American progressive metal/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.
29 System Of A Down
System of a Down formed in 1994 as an Armenian-American Nu Metal group from Glendale, California . The band name is sometimes shortened to System or SOAD. ...read more.
30 Within Temptation
Within Temptation is a Dutch symphonic metal band founded in April 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt.
31 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.
I am a massive fan now but they are too complex, progressive and unusual for beginners. Their sound is very dense and unique. I got into this band after technical death metal and all other subgenres/bands. But everything is very individual - I needed to grow up as a metalhead in order to appreciate them but this may be different for other people. - Metal_Treasure
They would be perfect for Lord of the Rings fans.
32 Uriah Heep
Uriah Heep are an English rock band formed in London in 1969 that was one of the top rock bands in the early 1970s. Twelve of the band's albums have made it to the UK Albums Chart (Return to Fantasy reached No. 7 in 1975). Uriah Heep's distinctive features include a massive keyboard sound, strong vocal ...read more.
Rainbow are a British rock band led by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore from 1975 to 1984 and 1993 to 1997. They were originally established with Ronnie James Dio as the lead singer and lyricist. Rainbow were ranked No. 90 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. The band has sold over 28 million albums ...read more.
34 Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil is an Italian metal band from Milan. Since their formation in 1994, the group has had two name changes, being previously known as Sleep of Right and Ethereal.
Ministry is an American industrial metal band founded by lead singer and only original member Al Jourgensen in 1981. Originally a new wave synthpop outfit, Ministry changed its style to industrial metal in the mid-1980s.
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.
Nah don't think so, too brutal for beginners
Opeth is a Swedish progressive death metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990 by David Isberg, who invited Mikael Akerfeldt into the band as a bassist. Isberg ended up leaving the band, which lead to Mikael becoming the band's vocalist, guitarist, principal songwriter, and driving force. Along with ...read more.
No, this isn't for 1st grade, come on - great band but death metal, progressive... it's too much. - Metal_Treasure
38 Symphony X
Symphony X is an American progressive metal band from Middletown, New Jersey. Founded in 1994, the band consists of guitarist Michael Romeo, keyboardist Michael Pinnella, drummer Jason Rullo, lead vocalist Russell Allen and bassist Michael Lepond.
Queensrÿche is an American progressive heavy metal band formed in 1982 in Bellevue, Washington, out of the local band the Mob. They released their self titled EP in 1984, but didn’t gain notoriety until the release of their critically acclaimed album Operation: Mindcrime in 1988. As of now, they ...read more.
Stratovarius is a Finnish power metal band that formed in 1984. Since their formation, they have released 16 studio albums, 4 DVD and 3 live albums.