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Influential Metal Bands Part 1

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Early/Classic Metal

Helped start Metal along with Deep Purple and others.
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One of the pioneers of metal.
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Average listal rating (818 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
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 (511 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 0
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 (348 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 0
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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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 (9 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 0
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!
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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 (15 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 0
One of the first metal bands.
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Average listal rating (9 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 0
A big influence in metal and one of the first bands.
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Average listal rating (208 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 0
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 (798 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 0
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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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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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 (95 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 0
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 (8 ratings) 8.9 IMDB Rating 0
These groovesters put thrash/groove/southern and sludge metal all into one crazy package. RESPECT!
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Very influential punk band that blended punk and thrash metal. Interesting combo. Too punk for me tho.
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Average listal rating (39 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 0
Big thrash band, although not as well known.
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Average listal rating (115 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 0
Straight out of Brazil these thrashers have a big influence on metalcore and deathcore even!
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Average listal rating (29 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 0
These Europeans are a popular thrash band and influential.
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Foreign thrash band still going at it.
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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 (17 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 0
They have a cult following and are said to be quite influential.
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Average listal rating (17 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 0
Still going at it, these thrashers are popular and they keep getting heavier.
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Average listal rating (12 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 0
Heavy thrash band.
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Hardcore/Metalcore

Average listal rating (24 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 0
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 (4 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 0
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) 6.7 IMDB Rating 0
Not metal, but pretty much started the genre "hardcore". Thank you Henry Rollins and the gang.
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One of the first bands to incorporate thrash and metal=Metalcore.
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Classic hardcore and also straight edge!
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A hardcore band that has turned into a more metalcore/metal band. They're influential.
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A unique metalcore band that has a sludge feel.
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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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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) 4.5 IMDB Rating 0
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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KSE has risen to fame and are big on crazy thrashy metal with breakdowns, melodicness and beautiful singing for choruses.
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Like KSE in a lot of ways. These guys are big and influential. Very much metalcore.
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Average listal rating (12 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
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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Metalcore vets Trivium.With many comparisons to Metallica, Trivium is up there in talent and soon..fame.
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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 (51 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 0
Like BFMV, they're more emotional and their drummer sings! Quite unique.
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Average listal rating (36 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 0
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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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

www.listal.com/list/influential-metal-bands-part-2

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