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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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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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[Insert subjective statement about how Megadeth made the best heavy metal album of all time]

[Insert subjective statement about how Black Sabbath's first two albums are the only decent ones]

[Insert subjective statement about Metallica being overrated by casual fans and underrated by elitist metalheads]

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8)
 

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Asteriktos said:
[Insert subjective statement about how Megadeth made the best heavy metal album of all time]

[Insert subjective statement about how Black Sabbath's first two albums are the only decent ones]

[Insert subjective statement about Metallica being overrated by casual fans and underrated by elitist metalheads]

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8)
Not a bad assessment. 
 

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Achronos said:
I'm ready to argue my predjudice on heavy metal.
Ok then, let us hear your arguments, that we may properly disabuse you of them!
 

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If I'm only going off of the bands provided, and narrowing it to one album, I'd cast my vote for Kalmah - The Black Waltz, but notable mentions would be Nightwish - Oceanborn and Children of Bodom - Hatebreeder. All Finnish bands, mind you. But overall this list strikes me as ridiculous, pitting many bands against one another that have no business duking it out.
 

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If we limit it to just the 80s, then Iron Maiden & Queensryche. Allowing for a third then also Metallica.

For the 70s, Black Sabbath & Judas Priest. Zeppelin is above and beyond the genre.

For the 90s on, who cares.
 

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CoptoGeek said:
For the 90s on, who cares.
This is a sadder statement than the irrational dislike of metal by Achronos. True story.  ;)
 

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Rush is talented, but MAN they are awful to listen to. Could never stand Geddy Lee's voice.
 

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stavros_388 said:
Rush is talented, but MAN they are awful to listen to. Could never stand Geddy Lee's voice.
Yeah, I can understand how his voice could be annoying to some. It never bothered me. The music is so powerful and his voice just seems to fit. But for those who can't get used to it, I don't blame them.


Selam
 

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Asteriktos said:
CoptoGeek said:
For the 90s on, who cares.
This is a sadder statement than the irrational dislike of metal by Achronos. True story.  ;)
LOL, probably because he was too young for the 80s and had to settle for Soundgarden, Rage, and those other wannabes  ;D
 

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I picked Zepplin and Rage Against The Machine...

Rage doesnt seem like they fit in with the rest of those bands.  They probably arent the "best" band on the list, but theyre my favorite of all of them.  Im fairly young and dont listen to as much classic rock/metal as i should... :)
 

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Michał Kalina said:
CoptoGeek said:
For the 90s on, who cares.
What about GN'R? Their best album set was issued then.
IMO Appetite for Destruction was their best album by far, nothing since ever got close. I'd like to give Chinese Democracy a shot, but haven't heard anything from it. Been way out of the loop since becoming an old geezer.
 

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CoptoGeek said:
If we limit it to just the 80s, then Iron Maiden & Queensryche. Allowing for a third then also Metallica.

For the 70s, Black Sabbath & Judas Priest. Zeppelin is above and beyond the genre.
Zeppelin is music composed by a penis. It's garbage.

For the 90s on, who cares.
The 90's gave us Norwegian black metal and death metal, the highest and best forms of metal. Of course it also brought us nu-metal, but I can't say that nu-metal is any worse than the 80's hair metal.
 

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celticfan1888 said:
CoptoGeek said:
I'd like to give Chinese Democracy a shot
No...you don't.
I very like "There was a time" however I agree that album is not close at all to the previous ones.

Iconodule said:
Zeppelin is music composed by a penis. It's garbage.
He disagrees: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaRmg77Ud48

I disagree too.
 

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Iconodule said:
The 90's gave us Norwegian black metal and death metal, the highest and best forms of metal. Of course it also brought us nu-metal, but I can't say that nu-metal is any worse than the 80's hair metal.
Inferior knock-offs of Celtic Frost & Venom and, of course, the big 4.

 
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