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Kai Hansen is one of the best Metalsongwriters ever. With Gamma Ray works his Talents perfect.V 1 Comment
I love this band my favorite song is beautiful tragedy best song by them ever. They also sounded good at rock fest 2015.
In This Moment has been one of my favorite bands for years... They deserve better than this
They didn't start out so great, but thwm its also difficult for female singers in the heavy metal catagory. But they've become a really good band to listen to. If you havnt heard the lastest check them out!V 3 Comments
Gotta vote for these guys, metal elitists will be quick to shoot me down and say they are not metal, but their music houses a bunch of metallic qualities like: brooding subject matter, heavy riffs, good guitar work, soaring vocals, heavy distortion and what not. Most of their work is metal in my opinion. I had to vote for them because they were so low... most people are quick to call them grunge but how is grunge a genre? How can you fit bands like pearl jam, alice in chains, nirvana, mudhoney, mother love bone, soundgarden etc into one genre? They have no similarities besides dark subject matter. Now I know they got some softer stuff like sap, unplugged, and jar of flies but that just shows you how diverse they are as a band and how they can go out of their comfort zone and do something different, which is a reason they should be up there in the best heavy metal bands. Along with the fact the band all did what they did awesomely, Layne and jerry could harmonize perfectly (never seen ...more - superluke10000
Top notch band. Jerry has actually distinguished his band as a straight up metal band that flirts with combinations of established recognizable metal characteristics and acoustic ballads... The harmonizing vocals work beautifully. These guys are very underrated and were heavily overshadowed by a massive grunge scene that unfortunately had them labeled with the times... The fact that they came out of Seattle didn't help either. They have an unmistakable sound and get heavier every time I hear something new.
One of the most underrated Heavy metal bands ever. One might argue "they are grunge music not metal" but Grunge was a music scene of Metal, Punk, and Indie not a genre. So Alice was heavy metal. They have allot of amazing songs with dark and allot of the time down right depressing vibes great vocals that send chills down your spine by Layne Staley and great thought provoking lyrics by Jerry Cantrel and Layne (more so Jerry) There lack of self promotion makes them very underrated. - superluke10000
Definition of Grunge. Should be in the top 5...
2) Led Zep
4) Black Sabbath
Just a super awesome band!
Definitely the best of symphonic metal if not "heavy" metal.
Greatest band of all time! They sound like heaven!
Awesome melodic symphonic metal.V 7 Comments
Amazingly Heavy and should be at the top 10.
Simply amazing.They play true HEAVY METAL, they should be at the top 10.
Definitely my favourite band and it is ridiculous how it's not on top 10, anyway this is a list of popularity, not greatness :/
Awesome!V 5 Comments
Okay Iron maiden and metallica are good but Trivium are gods. Matt Heafy is one of the best vocalists ever in my opinion as well as being one of the best guitar players ever. Corey Beaulieu is just pure talent, his solos blow my mind every time I hear them. Travis smith may have left but he is an amazing drummer who can create intence beats and make it sound easy. Nick agusto is an incredible drummer and was the best replacement for Travis, His blast beats are inhuman. Paolo is an amazing bassist and can solo good as well. Do your self a favor and listen to Trivium. Kirisute gomen and Shattering the skies above are the songs that show them at their best. TRIVIUM FOR LIFE.
These guys are simply the best. Their music is so intense and makes you feel all kinds of things. They should be number 1, I love them even more than Metallica or iron maiden...
Trivium can only cream their shorts while dreaming of being gods like Metallica and Iron Maiden. And oh, how they try. But that's their problem - they're always searching for a style that suits them rather than finding a suit that styles them. Every album is a quantum shift from the last - and not in a good way either - and Bullet For My Valentine own them.
WHY SO LOW! TRIVIUM SHOULD BE AT NUMBER 5!V 17 Comments
Should be in top 10 in my opinion, but currently so underrated because of the beef they got inside the band
So underrated should be in the top 5
Best Metal band by far
Listen! Like them very much...found them today and listen since 5 h to their songs!
WHAT? VAN HALEN ON 41? I CANT BELIEVE THIS! THIS BAND HAS DAVID LEE ROTH ONE OF THE GREATEST VOCALIST OF ALL TIME AND THE GREAT EDDIE VAN HALEN WHO IS COMMONLY KNOW ON HIS TAPPING AND INTENSE SOLOS LISTEN TO ERUPTION! ITLL BLOW YOUR MIND!
40th? Are you out of your mind? Van Halen not only ushered in the modern heavy metal era they where simply one of the best in the game.
I bet all the members of the bands voted above Van Halen are as shocked and appalled as I am.
I don't understand how on earth is van halen on be on no. 30... Simply impossible... Should be in top 5. With the legendary EVN, it is way better than many of these bands mentioned above.
I love this bandV 15 Comments
Over all, great band. It was a great milestone for all of heavy metal. Should defiantly be higher up on this list.
This band should be in the top 20, they are so talented and creative you put all there albums next to Metallica first 6 albums and it's a pretty close tie man, if you wanna hear the most insane metal ever listen to mastodon, this band honestly sounds like a mix between Pink Floyd, rush, and Metallica. - horrorfan89
They crush 90% of the bands above them on this sad list. Shouldn't be top 20, should be TOP 5. THEY ARE GODS!
#55 this is literally insane, Mastodon blows 90% of the bands out of the water with an atomic bomb.
Why the hell is Mastodon 130?!?!V 2 Comments
Rob Zombie Deserves to be top ten, Rob Zombie is one of the new metal gods, Should Go, Toss up between 1. Metallica 2. Iron Maiden 3. Black Sabbath 4. Mega Death 5. Motorhead 6. Judas Priest 7. Rob Zombie/White Zombie 8. Pantera 9. Slayer 10. Disturbed - bobbysandals
White zombie has some of the coolest riffs from their era and rob has great vocals
The Christian counterweight to Slayer. They are brutal, fast, aggressive, and the non-religious among us can only scratch their heads in bewilderment over what happened to this band. Hey, everyone's human after all. +5 for the metal, -2 for the mystification.
As I lay dying on #43? What the hell? Guys please listen to songs like defender, no lungs to breathe, overcome or comfort betrays and you'll see how skillful and talented is this band! Watch their live at wacken 2008! Those guys drove the hella crowd crazy! They deserve a top ten ranking!
Every song will power your mind through different life situations. #1 band ever in my book
The metal crowd own Lambesis now, not the metalcore crowd. Anyone who can impersonate Arnie, love Slayer and strippers is someone I want in my cd collection - which he is.V 6 Comments
What?! They have immense solos and the drumming is so fast this band is so much better than Avenged Sevenfold! Just listen to waking the demon, tears don't fall, scream aim fire, the end and so many more!
Dude Bullet For My Valentine they are really cool
They deserve do be in the top 10
They are much better than Disturbed and A7x
The most under rated band
They easily deserve to be in the top
Just listen to their songs they re amzing
Bullet For My Valentine is really good band but a7x is much better!V 64 Comments
I heard Symphony X for the first time live at the Gigantour in Cleveland, and they were amazing. If you haven't heard this band you should check them out.
These guys and their music have literally changed my life! I wouldn't be where I am today without them and I also wouldn't have met some of my closest friends with out them! A lot of people can relate to lyrics that Jacoby writes! Not only is their music amazing, but Jacoby, Tony, Tobin and Jerry are literally the kindest, sweetest people I have ever met!
Awesome band! Listen to, Face Everything And Rise, Getting Away With Murdur, Last Resort, and Gravity. Anyone could get into Papa Roach, one of the best bands of the 2000's
If.u don't like them get up and out they should be at least ten there not the best but pretty Damn close listen to last resort or scarsV 3 Comments
KISS is my favourite band ever! Rock on and long live the gods of shock rock-KISS!
Parasite, almost human, she, Going' blind, war machine, exciter, danger, god of thunder, strange ways, not for the innocent, hate, unholy if you think these guys ain't Metal you ain't heard them properly
These guys make me smile, and there songs are so fun and enjoyable. Great band.
I prefer my women in make-up and the sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll lifestyle, not my male heroes.V 9 Comments
In the eighties many bands from California were labeled under the hair-band classification. Some of them did not fall under that label but the mainstream considered them like that. Remember Dokken and Night Ranger? They were between the best melodic metal band of the time, featuring top of the line guitar wizards and vocalists. come on guys give them a lift.
Better than the Jovi's and Leppards. They could definitely play metal: Kiss of Death - live 1987. Or Tooth and Nail...
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