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on 5 Nov 2010 09:54

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Influential Metal Bands Part 1

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Early/Classic Metal

Average listal rating (446 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
1. Black Sabbath
Helped start Metal along with Deep Purple and others.
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Average listal rating (230 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
2. Deep Purple
One of the pioneers of metal.
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Average listal rating (764 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
3. Led Zeppelin
I don't think they're metal by any means, but they are the most influential band, other than the Beatles, of all time to almost every rock-spin-off genre.
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Average listal rating (482 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
4. Iron Maiden
Not the first metal band, by any means but they are most likely the most influential, besides the "rock/metal" bands like: Sabbath, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin.
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Average listal rating (322 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
5. Alice Cooper
he leans towards hard rock/metal, however his make-up and spectacular shows will later have extreme influences on KISS, Twisted Sister, GWAR and black metal bands to come.
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Average listal rating (552 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
6. AC/DC
Like Led Zeppelin, I don't consider them metal at all, but they're "metal" among millions of people and those in the music business/world.
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Average listal rating (5 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating
7. Kiss
They may not be as heavy as Iron Maiden, but they have some fierce , powerful, heavy songs and influence tons of black metal bands and rock bands with their make up and pyros! Lots of bands try to be as good as them with pyro..not happenin doods!

Average listal rating (157 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
8. Judas Priest
A big time glam metal band and are usually compared to Iron Maiden (lol), either way their heavy metal sound is to be reckoned with and a huge influence to GLAM.
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Average listal rating (13 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
9. Pentagram
One of the first metal bands.
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Average listal rating (9 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating
10. Running Wild
A big influence in metal and one of the first bands.
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Average listal rating (193 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
11. Van Halen
EVH's finger tapping solos and arpeggios will forever influence metal. They're overall sound is not metal but it leans towards glam and the solos are EXTREMELY influential.
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Thrash bands

Average listal rating (765 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
12. Metallica
One of the "Thrash 4". They're of the biggest bands of all time, clearly and have had the most influence to thrash metal
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Average listal rating (218 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
13. Megadeth
One of the "Thrash4" Megadeth will forever be a big influence to thrash and metal solos to come. They also have a notable mascot oooo.
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Average listal rating (197 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
14. Slayer
Also one of the "Thrash 4".Although I detest this band, Slayer has had a ridiculous amount of influence to thrash and death metal. They are one of the first bands to have a "breakdown"..you know mosh style breakdowns haha
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Average listal rating (84 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating
15. Anthrax
Part of the "Thrash 4", Anthrax brings out some powerful hardcore thrash that kids will mosh to until the end of time.
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Average listal rating (10 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
16. Pantera
These groovesters put thrash/groove/southern and sludge metal all into one crazy package. RESPECT!

Average listal rating (34 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
17. Suicidal Tendencies
Very influential punk band that blended punk and thrash metal. Interesting combo. Too punk for me tho.
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Average listal rating (36 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
18. Kreator
Big thrash band, although not as well known.
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Average listal rating (108 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating
19. Sepultura
Straight out of Brazil these thrashers have a big influence on metalcore and deathcore even!
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Average listal rating (28 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating
20. Saxon
These Europeans are a popular thrash band and influential.
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Average listal rating (21 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating
21. Sodom
Foreign thrash band still going at it.
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Average listal rating (14 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
22. Destruction
I don't know like..anything about these guys, other than the fact that they are one of the earliest thrash bands.
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Average listal rating (18 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating
23. Annihilator
They have a cult following and are said to be quite influential.
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Average listal rating (15 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
24. Voivod
Still going at it, these thrashers are popular and they keep getting heavier.
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Average listal rating (11 ratings) 5  IMDB Rating
25. Dark Angel
Heavy thrash band.
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Hardcore/Metalcore

Average listal rating (25 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
26. Hatebreed
I'm not a fan, but they sell tons of records and have the craziest fans! They are very influential "moshing" wise hahaha.
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Average listal rating (5 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
27. Terror
Straight up hardcore LA style! They have great lyrics and care about friendships, watch out because these guys won't back down.
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Average listal rating (49 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
28. Black Flag
Not metal, but pretty much started the genre "hardcore". Thank you Henry Rollins and the gang.
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Average listal rating (6 ratings) 4.7  IMDB Rating
29. Cro-Mags
One of the first bands to incorporate thrash and metal=Metalcore.
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Average listal rating (3 ratings) 4.3  IMDB Rating
30. Madball
Classic hardcore and also straight edge!
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Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
31. Throwdown
A hardcore band that has turned into a more metalcore/metal band. They're influential.
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Average listal rating (20 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating
32. Converge
A unique metalcore band that has a sludge feel.
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Average listal rating (14 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
33. Bleeding Through
To me they're the definition of metalcore. Hardcore lyrics, mosh pits, breakdowns, black metal influence, punk and many more. Each record they put out gets more "black metally".
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Average listal rating (39 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
34. As I Lay Dying
Most well known and popular metalcore band in which is..Christian! They've paved the way for more bands that are Christian.
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Average listal rating (13 ratings) 4.4  IMDB Rating
35. Zao
The most influential Christian metal band, in my book. As I lay Dying and tons more have been greatly influenced by this band.
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Average listal rating (68 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
36. Killswitch Engage
KSE has risen to fame and are big on crazy thrashy metal with breakdowns, melodicness and beautiful singing for choruses.
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Average listal rating (25 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
37. All That Remains
Like KSE in a lot of ways. These guys are big and influential. Very much metalcore.
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Average listal rating (14 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
38. Shadows Fall
Big in Europe and now are becoming well known in the USA, Shadows Fall is a force that won't stop. Metalcore with crazy solos.
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Average listal rating (45 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
39. Trivium
Metalcore vets Trivium.With many comparisons to Metallica, Trivium is up there in talent and soon..fame.
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Average listal rating (111 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
40. Bullet For My Valentine
Not a fan, however BFMV has been a big influence on the more emotional side of metalcore almost "emo" you could say. They have great solos tho.
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Average listal rating (52 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating
41. Atreyu
Like BFMV, they're more emotional and their drummer sings! Quite unique.
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Average listal rating (35 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating
42. UnderOath
2nd biggest Christian metal band influence. They're iconic in the "Screamo" sense with the likes of Silverstein, Hawthorne Heights and Emery. Underoath keeps switching up with their albums and they're unique, have crazy music videos and are more proggy now.
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Average listal rating (21 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
43. The Devil Wears Prada
One of the heaviest metalcore bands ever! Almost death metal with their newest release about ZOMBIES! They're very outspoken with their Christian beliefs. My 2nd favorite band and are HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE in the "scene" world.. unfortunately.
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I'll break 'em down by genre.
*These aren't bands I like "per-say"*
Genres:
Part 1:
Classic/Early Metal
Thrash
Hardcore/Metalcore
Speed/Power Metal

Part 2:
Black Metal
Death Metal
Goth/Symphonic Metal
Grindcore

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Comments

Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Nov 12 2:55
Excellent list dude. You missed Suicidal Tendencies...could go under either thrash or hardcore.

Also, I'm not a fan of Slayer either, though I respect them for their influence on other bands & the fact that they've mostly stuck to their signature sound.
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Nov 12 3:02
OOO good suggestion! Forgot about them, never really listened to their music.
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Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Nov 12 5:34
....glam metal for judas priest.....really...where u get that MTV wow, that is the worst thing u have ever said, i dont think a glam metal band can make a song called "painkiller" and rip it up like they do, and they are the only band that can be compared to maiden
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Nov 12 5:37
Are you kidding lol "glam" isn't a style of music, so of course "Painkiller" doesn't sound glam. Leather is quite glam, whether you chose to believe it or not. Maiden is much better that's why I laugh at the comparison. I mainly put that for a joke :p
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Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Nov 12 5:47
leather is metal straight up, glam is guys who look like girls, but guitar playing, judas priest is better haha seriously, maiden is just overall better
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Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Nov 12 5:51
oh and we should join that metal show, and maiden wears leather, well back in the day, so theyre glam too BOOM haha, this is fun, your move tough guy
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Nov 12 5:55
Leather that looks like "leather-daddy-tobias" leather is very un-metal and quite "gay" hahaha. Maiden had the tight glam pants and fringe and glam shirts heck yes they did haha only for a little while. They never continued with it, or had it as a part of their show, like Priest. Idc what they where as long as the metal is METAL
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Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Nov 12 6:00
and a perfect way to end...IN YOUR PANTS
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Nov 12 6:02
hahahaha!!!
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Nov 12 6:55
Screaming rules! They're Not that influential and umm spam?
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Nov 14 1:34
Where's lamb of god?
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Nov 14 7:29
Good suggestion^
Posted: 3 years, 2 months ago at May 13 3:08
This List is AWESOME!!! It has most of my favorite Bands
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Jan 5 3:34
A great list. You had the intelligence to include Sabbath, Zeppelin, and Deep Purple as the influentual pioneers.

Sabbath invented the Heavy Metal type of chunky guitar playing and the scary subject matter.

Zeppelin brought the bombastic drums out front. Before them, the drums were always at the back of the stage and mixed down into the songs. The thing that is amazing about Zeppelin is that they are known as the heaviest of the hard rockers, but almost 75% of their music is acoustic.

I consider bands like Led Zep and Deep Purple hard rock, but like you mentioned, they were very influentual.

The original Alice Cooper band (when it actually was a band and not a solo artist) was a very tight garage band.

I am staying out of the leather VS metal controversy.
Posted: 1 year, 3 months ago at Apr 15 0:23
great choice's they had almost all a big influence on hard rock and metal. your the first metal fan that i know who doesn't like Slayer because for a old metal fans like me Slayer & Metallica will always be the 2 greatest trash metal band who upgraded the trash metal genre to some high standard musically and succesfully but i know it's not all every metal fans who had the chance to live the golden age of metal (1978-1991) and see the rising success of heavy metal between 1978 & 1983 and trash metal between 1983 & 1988. great work man
Posted: 1 year ago at Jul 29 16:56
Priest did Sad Wings Of Destiny when DiAnno and Harris running the highschool.
In any case this is a good choice !

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