Top Ten Most Original Metal Bands of All Time
The Top Ten
Tool is an American progressive metal/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.
Or, they're Progressive Metal.
They're basically their own genre. Complex time signatures, kickass bass, powerful vocals, expert drum playing, and some of the best metal performances of all time. - MKBeast
AND WHAT ABOUT Avenged Sevenfold
2 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.
Sabbath was pretty much the first to do everything on a regular basis, although bands like Cream and the Yardbirds sent experimental forays in metal's direction.
Say what you want but without the likes of Sabbath, Deep Purple, and Zeppelin none of these other bands would exist - Johnnyt800
Say what you want, but Sabbath was the first band to use satanic lyrics, slow tempos, heavy riffs, they set the tone for heavy metal - ryanrimmel
They created metal. That's the most original it can get.
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Meshuggah is a Swedish progressive metal band from Umeå, formed in 1987. They are credited with crafting the Djent subgenre. Meshuggah's line-up consists of founding members vocalist Jens Kidman and lead guitarist Fredrik Thordendal, drummer Tomas Haake, who joined in 1990, rhythm guitarist Mårten ...read more.
This band's music is the musical equivalent of taking testosterone boosters and protein shakes.
4 The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Dillinger Escape Plan is an American mathcore band from Morris Plains, New Jersey. The group originated in 1997 after the disbanding of Arcane, a hardcore punk trio consisting of Ben Weinman, Dimitri Minakakis, and Chris Pennie.
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.
How many Metal bands have 4 singers?
Brent Hinds - a great Eddie Vedder type voice
Brann Dailor - an overall amazing voice
Troy Sanders - great harsh vocals
Bill Kelliher - Death growl backup vox - ryanrimmel
6 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, ...read more.
They (Ritchie Blackmore) wrote the first rock songs based on classical music, now known as heavy metal.
I'd say this is the most original idea ever and respectively - Deep Purple is the most original metal band of All Time.
All rock musicians back then used blues scales to create rock, hard rock or blues rock. - Metal_Treasure
7 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.
The most original modern metal band - they developed such an original style that it's difficult to trace the typical subgenres in their stuff.
Maybe one day there will be a new subgenre to describe them best - Bard Metal :)
Or Guardian Metal - sounds good, too.
Whatever they do, they do it their own way - their speed metal is different from the typical speed metal (their version is darker and heavier);
Same for their power metal, which doesn't sound like any other power metal - absolutely unique dense sound, bizzare melodies and lyrics, and it's also prog influenced;
Their symphonic metal is different, too - they use orchestra in a different way. - Metal_Treasure
8 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.
They only changed one drummer - Ramtin_MH
9 Dream Theater
Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", but had to change its name to Dream Theater later. ...read more.
They were originally progressive metal when they made their images and words record, but ever since six degrees came out I don't even know what genre these guys follow anymore...
So what is this, Progressive Metal, or Power Metal? I don't know?
10 Strapping Young Lad
Strapping Young Lad was a Canadian extreme metal band formed by Devin Townsend in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1994. The band started as a one-man studio project; Townsend played most of the instruments on the 1995 debut album, Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing.
Canadian extreme metal band formed by Devin Townsend - Metal_Treasure
These guys are in their own league. One of my favourites and one of the most underrated
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.
Voivod is a Canadian heavy metal band from Jonquière, Québec. Their musical style has changed several times since the band's origin in the early 1980s.
I can recall a sound so original in the 80's, the dissonance of theri riffs, the blasting rhythm of Away and the voice was near to give you the creeps, thanks to this canadian legend the metal subgenres are today what they are...
Thanks Voivod for so amazing records in the 80's, 90's, 2000... 3000...
Helloween is a German power metal band founded in 1984 in Hamburg, Northern Germany. The band is a pioneering force in the power metal genre, and their second and third studio albums, Keeper of the Seven Keys: Part I and Part II, are considered masterpieces of the genre.
They refuse to sound like anything else but Slayer, which makes them the best in the big four, or at least second.
They don't copy any one!
they have their own style of thrash metal
15 At The Gates
At the Gates is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Gothenburg, and a major progenitor of the Gothenburg sound
16 Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. They were known for some big hits such as The Trooper, and The Number of the Beast, and have released 16 studio albums . The New Wave of British Heavy Metal Pioneers would ...read more.
Maiden's sound is all over the place and have never made two albums the same and I can't get enough of them!
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 and 2 EPs . Each album brings in a new version of Papa Emeritus. Ghost ...read more.
They are pretty good
LOL?! THEY CREATED A NEW METAL GENRE HOW CAN THEY BE #23?
Gojira is a progressive metal band from Bayonne, France. The band was known as Godzilla until 2001. Gojira is composed of Joe Duplantier on vocals and rhythm guitar, his brother Mario Duplantier on drums, Christian Andreu on lead guitar, and Jean-Michel Labadie on bass.
Slipknot is a Nu 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.
20 Linkin Park
Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture ...read more.
Pft. Linkin Park? Original? Linkin Park have zero originality, there's nothing they've ever done that hasn't been done better by other bands. Hell even Limp Bizkit are more original than them.