Metal Bands Pop Elitist Should Listen To


The Top Ten

1 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.

You'll Take My Life But Ill Take Yours Too - The Trooper - christangrant

No, No, No. The last thing we need are Poptards invading the Maiden Family. We can have them, they cannot. I love these boys so much and would hate to have them spoiled.

2 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.

Actually Metallica is the reason why many people hate metal. At my early age I couldn't get into metallica, too. But On the other hand Iron Maiden is a very good band to start. (again I'm just saying if you don't like metal. Nothing to do with pop elitist). - zxm

"Yes, Metallica is great! My favorite song is Enter Sandman because my best friend likes it! " - Mainstream Pop Fan

Seriously this is the best you got. They're not even in my top ten favorite metal bands! - ProPanda

I mean I didn't start it. I sorta kept out and saw that the pop side could use a new ally. And believe me, you can't either. - ProPanda

3 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.

Listen To Walk And Learn To Respect Opinions - christangrant

4 Slayer Slayer more.

Imagine putting Angel Of Death or Seasons In The Abyss on a pop fan’s playlist. I’d laugh my ass off. - CostcoHotDogs

5 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.

What do you mean, "I ain't kind"?
Just not your kind. - christangrant

6 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 more.
7 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.

Judas Priest is probably the best band to use to introduce someone to heavy metal. They're a band that appeals to everyone, no matter what your favorite genre is.

Tied with Iron Maiden for my all time favorite band. - CostcoHotDogs

Appeals to anyone who likes any genre. Thrash metal? Demolition album. Groove metal? Jugulator. Traditional metal? Defenders Of The Faith. Classic rock? Screaming For Vengeance. Heavy metal? Painkiller. Hard rock? Ram It Down. 80s synth rock/pop rock? Turbo. Traditional rock? Rocka Rolla. Progressive metal? Nostradamus. - CostcoHotDogs

8 Nightwish Nightwish Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and lead singer Tarja Turunen.

Again, I'm not saying pop fans are elitists. but Nightwish is a very soft band comparing to other metal bands. plus they use some pop elements.
recommended song - "Ghost Love Score". just try it. - zxm

9 Overkill Overkill Overkill is an American thrash metal band, formed in 1980 in New Jersey. They have gone through many line-up changes, with singer Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth and bassist D.D.
10 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.

The Contenders

11 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.
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.

Simply because you start on the prog rock songs then delve into the badass heavy songs m/

All right, I don't wanna get dragged into this arguments. And I'm not saying that pop fans are elitists. but if you want to get into metal. then try this band. its pretty soft. especially the song " The Count of Tuscany" just listen the intro. its an acoustic intro. just try it. and also the outro is soft. - zxm

13 Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse 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: more. V 1 Comment
14 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.
15 Anthrax Anthrax Anthrax is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker.
16 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.
17 Gamma Ray Gamma Ray 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.
18 DragonForce DragonForce DragonForce are a British power metal band based in London, England. Formed in 1999, the group are known for their long and fast guitar solos, fantasy-themed lyrics, and electronic sounds in their music to add to their retro video game-influenced sound.

Their music may be heavy but their vocals is soft. I think it's a good start. - zxm

19 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.
20 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 more. V 1 Comment
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