who is the "The Heaviest Metal band Ever"

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posted on Dec, 8 2006 @ 08:05 PM
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Ok what I would like to do is see who ATS thinks is the "Heaviest Metal Band Ever" by way of vote. There are many attributions that qualify a band for being heavy, be it tone, speed, vocal style, etc. which should all be taken in to consideration when pondering this question. Please refrain from voting for bands that are either A) clearly not Heavy or B) falsely identified as metal (i.e. say.....Limp Bizkit and the likes).

I will talley the votes and keep a record whenever the time deems fit. Also, I am only going to count one vote per person so please only list one band (although I'm sure that some of you will insist on more).

So....... to start things off I have to say, in my opinion, the "Heaviest Band Ever" has got to be.................Napalm Death! Their sound is just so pummeling, especially after what? 20 years is it? Even amidst such bands as Strapping Young Lad and Vital Remains, Napalm Death just has that ultimately "Heavy" sound to them that, in my opinion, isn't topped ( and I am in no way saying that Napalm is better than either of the bands I just mentioned, just heavier).

But YOUR opinion may differ and that's what I want to hear so..............








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posted on Dec, 10 2006 @ 01:15 AM
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HALFORD

OK, you might not have heard of this band but the lead singer is one of the most familiar metal icons ever....Rob Halford. Naturally you have heard of Rob Halford's genre creating efforts in Judas Priest. After he left Priest in the early 90's, he had a few solo efforts and guest stints with Fight and Pantera. But his work in Halford are memorable.

The One You Love To Hate is an awesome song with Rob Halford singing with another metal icon, Bruce Dickinson. Give it a listen and you too will be convinced.



posted on Dec, 11 2006 @ 01:40 PM
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I can't recall any time Halford ever sang with Pantera, is there anything to refernce to? or were you thinking of the album "two" with Trent Reznor? I do agree that Halfords solo stuff is great though.



posted on Dec, 11 2006 @ 02:37 PM
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Heaviest? I'm gonna say probably Bachman-Turner Overweight.



posted on Dec, 12 2006 @ 07:26 PM
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BLACK SABBATH



posted on Dec, 12 2006 @ 07:32 PM
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Hmm

I'm going to have to go with Accept.


Balls to the walls!!



posted on Dec, 14 2006 @ 09:29 PM
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Lair of the Minotaur. They get old really fast, but their sound is nothing short of crushing.



posted on Jan, 3 2007 @ 05:31 PM
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It's gonna be hard for me to disagree with any of the above, but my vote is going to go to Dying Fetus. If you've never heard them they have the classic screaching guitars, heavy bass, and ear curdling vocals you get from most of your black/death metal bands, i choose them because i've seen them live and it was a kickin show.



posted on Jan, 3 2007 @ 05:40 PM
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Well I base a band off live performance, so to me the heaviest and most intense metal band is Gwar.

If you have ever seen them live (and seeing videos just doesnt cut it) its so insanely awesome, not only is the sound incredible but the performance they put on is just brutal and violent and so spectacular, I have really yet to see anything that tops it, plus I just think they are pretty heavy as far as metal goes.

my vote= Gwar



posted on Jan, 3 2007 @ 05:45 PM
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I have to look at my kids for this one. They've heard a LOT of metal, like most of it, Sabbath rules but ONE band that I adore and they can't stand is Motorhead.

LEMMY ROCKS!!!!!



posted on Jan, 3 2007 @ 06:09 PM
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Sabbath would be the band that defined the sound for all other metal bands to follow, the heaviest but not necessarily the most brutal
would have to be Venom, particularly the album "At war with Satan". Man ive worn out the grooves in my vinyl copy of that.

Great stuff. :bnghd:



posted on Jan, 3 2007 @ 06:21 PM
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Originally posted by pshkwamy
Well I base a band off live performance, so to me the heaviest and most intense metal band is Gwar.

If you have ever seen them live (and seeing videos just doesnt cut it) its so insanely awesome, not only is the sound incredible but the performance they put on is just brutal and violent and so spectacular, I have really yet to see anything that tops it, plus I just think they are pretty heavy as far as metal goes.

my vote= Gwar


I've never seen Gwar, but i've heard they have a brutal show. Not to mention a very theatrical one. Thanks for bringing these guys up i haven't heard them in a long, long time. time to start digging for my old cd's.



posted on Jan, 3 2007 @ 06:39 PM
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Here's a couple of (heavy) bands with a few examples...


Slayer (Raining Blood)



Black Sabbath (Zero The Hero)



Brutal Truth (Listen to the samples and check out "5. Denial of existence"
)


Monster Magnet (Space Lord)





posted on Jan, 3 2007 @ 06:41 PM
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Originally posted by AegisFang
I've never seen Gwar, but i've heard they have a brutal show. Not to mention a very theatrical one. Thanks for bringing these guys up i haven't heard them in a long, long time. time to start digging for my old cd's.


Well if they ever go to your town, I am telling you that you must go, they have played sounds of the underground for the past 2 years, and they most likely will play again next time, so if you can go to sounds of the underground, not only will you get Gwar, but some of the other best metal bands ever.

and have you got beyond hell yet? its really awesome, they do a sweet cover of schools out.



posted on Jan, 3 2007 @ 06:41 PM
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FALLOUTBOY!!! hahaha...joke joke joke joke i hate those b-terds

Slayer ,COF or Pantera definitely



posted on Jan, 4 2007 @ 02:13 PM
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I agree with a lot of the responses, slayer, napalm death, and of course black sabbath. But, in terms of pure heavyness, I'd add the following sludgy downtuned doom laden bands like noothgrush, corrupted, winter, and sleep. Absolutely punishing to listen to.


JbT

posted on Jan, 4 2007 @ 02:58 PM
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Got to put one in for Canibal Corpse... they suck imo, but hell, they are beyond hard. :bnghd:



posted on Jan, 4 2007 @ 03:18 PM
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Outofstep, by buddy Phil says the exact same thing regarding the Doom bands. I just have never been a huge fan of doom so I can't really agree, but hey, everyone has there own opinion of what makes a band heavy, right?



posted on Jan, 4 2007 @ 06:18 PM
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Originally posted by MetalSphere
Outofstep, by buddy Phil says the exact same thing regarding the Doom bands. I just have never been a huge fan of doom so I can't really agree, but hey, everyone has there own opinion of what makes a band heavy, right?


Yeah, the slow sludgy stuff isn't everyones cup of tea, and even though I own a lot of doom/sludge records, I can only take that kind of music in small doses. When a band like corrupted has a single song that lasts 70 minutes, you really need to be dedicated to listen to the whole thing in one sitting!



posted on Jan, 4 2007 @ 06:27 PM
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Everyone knows it's Dethklok...






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