Most Talented Metal Bands
The Top Ten
Overall, they are great - one of the most technically proficient bands ever but honestly, LaBrie's voice turns me off. His vocal skills are not good enough for this band and he just fails to impress me. And even Mike Mangini (my fave drummer) can't make up for it. Geoff Tate set the bar for prog metal vocals really high. - Metal_Treasure
I disagree about LaBrie, but I agree 100% about Geoff Tate, I think he set the bar for vocals in general really high. - CostcoHotDogs
A couple years back, I went to a progressive metal concert with Fates Warning, Dream Theater, and headlining Queensryche. Dream Theater played every song EXACTLY like on their CDs, precisely and flawlessly. I felt bad for Queensryche to have to follow such an impressive act!
I love A7X but they're more talented than Dream Theater? Bull. Dream Theater writes masterpieces. A7X might be the most talented among the newer bands but they won't ever beat DT (even with Portnoy). Petrucci alone can do a better solo than everyone in A7X can together make a song.
Dance of Eternity is one of the most rhythmically complex pieces of music in history (104 time-signature changes in just over six minutes). And they've even played it live and haven't made a single mistake. A Change of Seasons, Metropolis Pt.1 and Octavarium are better than almost all of A7X's songs.
I agree with DT at first place, but metallica above Megadeth, Rainbow or the God Iron Maiden? The couple Mustaine/Ellefson demands musicians of the same level Menza, Friedman, Poland, Broderick, etc There are out to many drummers better than lars, Steve Vai recognize that Mustaine is beyond kirk, and this keep going on... Megadeth is so far better than the overrated Metallica!
Dave Mustaine plays lead guitar that most guitarists hail in comparison to, and He sings.
They are not only fast but they are melodic, which is huge.
Its sad that Megadeath is BEHIND a7x. I don't have a problem with a7x, but Mustaine is a genius, of the likes of Bruce Dickinson and Dio, with more talent than either.
Megadeth Unstoppable, hell yeah!V 4 Comments
Megadeth is surely good but in stands back in vocals. Metallica has an edge on them at that thing
Cliff Burton. Said enough. RIP
Iron maiden best metal band of all time gret in concert loved them since they played small halls royal oak music theater in mi. Fantastic group live!
Avenged Sevenfold more talented than Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Blind Guardian, Opeth ...?!? Wow! - Metal_Treasure
Avenged Sevenfold sucks. Tool should be so much higher. Lamb Of God, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, and even Korn and Slipknot are more talented then A7X
Tool's talent eclipses Metallica's and Megadeth's put together. They are close to Dream Theater, however.
I'm surprised Tool is even in the top ten. They're still way ahead of the time.
Very musically and lyrically talented. Top 5 worthy for sure
First of all they are my favourite band. And second, my guitar teacher studied music at university and has a degree- he told me that the Avenged Sevenfold guitarists (Synyster and zacky) are in the top league of guitarists he has ever heard. He said that bullet for my Valentine have amazing guitarists but a7x are in a totally different league that is up with kirk hammett
Not a metal band
A mix of such talented artists should be number 1
Me as an A7X fan says this is a hard rock with somewhat metal influences so I think this should in top 20,V 2 Comments
Some of the talents in this band:
Jeff Waters - one of the top 3 lead guitarists in thrash (the other two are Marty Friedman and Alex Skolnick).
Mike Mangini - officially the fastest drummer in the world (his World record - 1203 single strokes per minute). Definitely one of the top metal drummers of all time (since 2011 he's been playing for Dream Theater).
The other members are also very talented - just not #1 in the world at what they do. - Metal_Treasure
Oh dear... #22 for the metal gods?!? - Metal_Treasure
Opeth creates masterpieces, they should be #2 right below Dream Theater. I think the fact that Opeth is lower than Avenged Sevenfold is pretty embarrassing.
Opeth is the most talented. Not many other band's can master multiple genre's of music. Mikael Akerfeldt can sing you to sleep and scare you.
Should definitely be in the top ten!
These guys are really talented and Hansi's voice is unbelievable!
They are the only metal band I know that has been improving over time - every next album is better than the previous one. Altogether 10 albums and almost 30 years of exemplary musicianship.
I just listened to their 2015 album and what can I say? - I have nothing but admiration for them! Similarly to other people, I'm also beginning to think that Blind Guardian are comparable to Maiden and Priest in terms of quality and consistency. - Metal_Treasure
Chuck schuldiner, the most talented metal musician, enough said, right up their with DT
This is under slipknot and a7x? Wft
The most talented metal band ever, should be #1. Look at the members - their musicianship is exemplary (two of them are from the very talented Deep Purple - Blackmore and Glover):
Dio (RIP) - vocals, lyrics;
Ritchie Blackmore - guitars, songwriting;
Roger Glover - bass;
Cozy Powell (RIP) - drums;
Several talented keyboardists.
A really super talented and creative band - talented enough to invent at least 3 metal subgenres (now very popular): power metal, neo-classical and symphonic metal. - Metal_Treasure
Hizaki, Teru, Yuki, Kamijo, Masashi (J. You RIP). This lineup simply can't be beaten.
List is whatever maiden #10 sabbath and priest not in top 10? If you are not over 40 yrs old or just ignorant don't make lists check out priest and sabbath in 70s
Joey Jordison. Said enough.
Slipknot is, and always will be my favorite band of all time.
There's so many better drummers beyond Jordanson it's not funny, the most overrated drummer yet.
Dimebag Darrell. Said enough. RIP
All bandmembers are masters at what they do. A band with no weak spots - godly singer, awesome twin lead guitars, sick drummer with fast double bass, great bassist/talented songwriter. Their 2014 album is amazing.
Songs: Strike, All For One, Rebel Faction, Diabolus, King For A Day, The Man (That I Don't Know). - Metal_Treasure
Mastodon is flawless. Each song is unique and has its own distinct sound. Best band in existence. Gojira is close behind
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