Top Ten Founders of Metal

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21 Aerosmith Aerosmith Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band".
22 System of a Down 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 are not even a metal band. - Metal_Treasure

Their first album DEFINES metal! - moose4life19

23 Megadeth Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums, and their biggest hits are Symphony of Destruction, Holy ...read more.
24 The Stooges The Stooges The Stooges, also known as Iggy and the Stooges, are an American proto-punk band from Ann Arbor, Michigan, first active from 1967 to 1974, and later reformed in 2003. Although they sold few records in their original incarnation, and often performed for indifferent or hostile audiences, the Stooges are ...read more.

Punk, not metal - Protopunk, garage rock, hard rock, punk rock, punk blues, punk jazz - Metal_Treasure

25 Testament Testament Testament is an American thrash metal band from Berkeley, California. Formed in 1983 under the name Legacy, the band consists of vocalist Chuck Billy, guitarists Eric Peterson and Alex Skolnick, bassist Steve DiGiorgio and drummer Gene Hoglan.
26 Anvil Anvil Anvil are a Canadian heavy metal band from Toronto, Ontario, formed in 1978. The band consists of Steve "Lips" Kudlow, Robb Reiner and Chris Robertson.

Black Sabbath invented metal. Motorhead sped it up. Anvil invented thrash. That's the way I hear it.
Black Sabbath 1970 (Black Sabbath)
Ace Of Spades 1980 (Motorhead)
666 1982 (Anvil)

Everything's wrong here: Black Sabbath invented doom metal (bluesy) but not the entire metal - the rest of metal went non-bluesy. Motorhead has never been a metal band. The first thrash songs were written by Queen, so they invented it. I agree Anvil wrote thrash songs before the thrash explosion. - Metal_Treasure

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27 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 ...read more.

these were the who never sold out... pantera saved the metal during 90's... - deadlydawn

90s? ... we are talking about the 60s and 70s here! Pantera were late to this party. - Metal_Treasure

Metal was invented 20+ years before Pantera and they are not even near to the founders. - Metal_Treasure

28 H.I.M.

LOL, they are not even metal and they were too late. - Metal_Treasure

They invented a tiny, one band (HIM) sub subgenre called Love Metal - SoldierOfFortune

29 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 ...read more.
30 Diamond Head Diamond Head Diamond Head are an English heavy metal band formed in 1976 in Stourbridge, England. The band is recognised as one of the leading members of the new wave of British heavy metal and is acknowledged by thrash metal bands such as Metallica and Megadeth as an important early influence.
31 Possessed Possessed Possessed is an American thrash/death metal band, originally formed in 1983 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Noted for their fast style of playing and Jeff Becerra's guttural vocals, they are routinely called the first band in the death metal genre. Possessed is the sometimes credited with being the first ...read more.
32 Budgie

Awesome early 70's heavy songs! The first album 1970 Budgie is essential!

33 Venom Venom Venom are an English extreme metal band formed in 1979 in Newcastle upon Tyne. Coming to prominence towards the end of the new wave of British heavy metal, Venom's first two albums—Welcome to Hell and Black Metal—are considered a major influence on thrash metal and extreme metal in general.
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35 Steppenwolf Steppenwolf Steppenwolf is a Canadian-American rock group that was prominent from 1968 to 1972. The group was formed in late 1961 in Toronto by vocalist John Kay, keyboardist Goldy McJohn, and drummer Jerry Edmonton.
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