Best hard rock/heavy metal band

Who is the best hard rock/heavy metal band in your opinion?

  • Led Zeppelin

    Votes: 14 46.7%
  • Black Sabbath

    Votes: 7 23.3%
  • Judas Priest

    Votes: 1 3.3%
  • Iron Maiden

    Votes: 4 13.3%
  • Metallica

    Votes: 1 3.3%
  • Megadeth

    Votes: 1 3.3%
  • Dio

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Saxon

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Motorhead

    Votes: 2 6.7%
  • Dokken

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Queensryche

    Votes: 1 3.3%
  • Helloween

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Gamma Ray

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • In Flames

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Nightwish

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Kalmah

    Votes: 1 3.3%
  • Children of Bodom

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Rage Against the Machine

    Votes: 2 6.7%
  • Ozzy Osbourne

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Rush

    Votes: 5 16.7%
  • Other

    Votes: 9 30.0%

  • Total voters
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scamandrius

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Pick two. If other, please name the band(s). Could be some good discussion here.
 

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Metallica easily. They are the one name that stands out to me above the rest. Then again, I've never been a metal head really.
 

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I chose Sabbath and Rush, but I absolutely love almost all of those bands.
 

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How about none, probably rate Zoso above the rest. I'm ready to argue my predjudice on heavy metal.
 

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Achronos said:
How about none, probably rate Zoso above the rest. I'm ready to argue my predjudice on heavy metal.
Prejudice is never a pretty sight, especially when it is against something so beautiful!
 

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Achronos said:
How about none, probably rate Zoso above the rest. I'm ready to argue my predjudice on heavy metal.
What a shock...perhaps the only thing you and I will ever agree on.
 
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I know some people view them as cheesy, but as a big fan of power metal, my favorite band is DragonForce. :)
 

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I know most would shelve them away as simply being 'progressive', but Gentle Giant and King Crimson managed to create some hard-rocking, melodically intricate and down-right gorgeous music.
 

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I picked Iron Maiden (for heavy metal) and Led Zeppelin (for hard rock), Hallowed Be Thy Name is, IMO, the best heavy metal song ever and Robert Plant is, again IMO, the best rock singer ever (well he's tied with Freddy Mercury but Queen's not hard rock). But where is Guns n Roses, Van Halen, Aerosmith, Deep Purple, KISS, Motley Crue, Anthrax and Slayer???
 

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Bumped in a timely fashion as we transition from Zeptember to Rocktober!
 

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neon_knights said:
I chose Sabbath and Rush, but I absolutely love almost all of those bands.
If I voted I would choose Sabbath under a little protest, but I pretty much loath the rest.
 

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orthonorm said:
Bumped in a timely fashion as we transition from Zeptember to Rocktober!
LOL should we have a "RocktoberFest"?
 

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orthonorm said:
neon_knights said:
I chose Sabbath and Rush, but I absolutely love almost all of those bands.
If I voted I would choose Sabbath under a little protest, but I pretty much loath the rest.
Pretty much would have done the same.  I think Rolling Stones are much better at rock than Lead Balloon. 

If we are going for the Ultra-Heavy Nordic stuff I'd go with Amon Amarth hands down.

I abhor hair bands, though Guns and Roses have a few decent ones.

I guess #2 would have to be Rammstein as they are one of my all time favorites.


Some groups did heavy stuff but were more known for other things.  Iggy Pop and David Bowie both had some heavy albums...actually, Iggy Pop was mostly heavy if not punk though I mostly listen to him for The Idiot.  The Man Who Sold the World was almost proto-metal, especially listening to Supermen and All the Madmen.  Gary Numan started out punk, and while he kind of peaked with Replicas, IMHO, his new stuff isn't all that bad and is reasonably heavy.
 

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Dokken? Rush? Nightwish?! Seriously??? You make joke, yah?

I voted Black Sabbath and "Other." "Other" for me is the mighty Burzum. Yeah, the guy is insane and I will not be subscribing to his newsletter, but his music is brilliant.
 

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All the cool kidz are properly picking Sabbath and yawning over the rest.
 
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