posted on Mar, 15 2005 @ 01:41 AM
Wow!! great thread!! Crossing a bunch of genres. I'll start off chronologically, you can't discuss metal without mentioning Led Zep or Black
Sabbath. Hmmm...I think metal hit it's peak in the 80s (Slayer and Metallica), then sort of went to sheeit since. I hate butt rock, but I have to
admit that Bon Jovi, Def Lep, Motley, Judas, Iron, played a big role in the 80s (the best musicians of the big-hair genre were the Scorpions, by the
way). How can we leave out Boston, and other heavy classic influences? Uhhhrrrhh. Gggggrrrrh. Here's my list (and it seems to reflect others'):
1) Slayer (hands-down the greatest)
2) Metallica (even though I hate them, their pre90s stuff rules)
3) Pantera (are supplement in the 90s...there was noone else!)
C'mon, this trio is going down in history. There is harder, faster, whatever, etc, etc
Change the order if you want, but these three define heavy metal.
P.S. I'm trying not to be biased either, I like other bands a lot more than these three. However, these three are the best metal bands ever.