Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicRock and Pop · 9 years ago

Can anyone recommend any good metal bands?

style doesn't bother me much (although i don't want anything ending in -core)

i'd prefer stuff from the 80s but if it's more modern it's ok


i've heard most of the really well known bands people are suggesting, i want something more obscure (too specific? lol)

10 Answers

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
    Favorite Answer



    Celtic Frost

    Mercyful Fate

    King Diamond







  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    1. Black Sabbath 2. Iron Maiden 3. Metallica 4. Judas Priest 5. Motörhead 6. Slayer 7. Megadeth 8. Venom 9. Pantera 10. Death 11. Ozzy Osbourne 12. Queensrcyhe 13. Dream Theater 14. Celtic Frost 15. Manowar 16. Dio 17. Mercyful Fate 18. Helloween 19. Anthrax 20. Bathory 21. Napalm Death 22. Carcass 23. Alice in Chains 24. Sepultura 25. Mötley Crüe 26. Scorpions 27. Morbid Angel 28. Tool 29. Mayhem 30. Korn 31. Opeth 32. Emperor 33. Rainbow 34. Soundgarden 35. Exodus 36. Possessed 37. Blind Guardian 38. Cannibal Corpse 39. Testament 40. Faith No More 41. King Diamond 42. Suicidal Tendencies 43. Accept 44. Fates Warning 45. Overkill 46. Symphony X 47. Yngwie J. Malmsteen 48. Kreator 49. Deicide 50. Burzum 51. At the Gates 52. System of a Down 53. Candlemass 54. Saxon 55. Slipknot 56. In Flames 57. Rage Against the Machine 58. Children of Bodom 59. Voivod 60. Machine Head 61. Dimmu Borgir 62. Diamond Head 63. Neurosis 64. Metal Church 65. Savatage 66. Type O Negative 67. Darkthrone 68. DRI 69. My Dying Bride 70. Sodom 71. W.A.S.P. 72. Immortal 73. Iced Earth 74. Twisted Sister 75. Cradle of Filth 76. Ministry 77. Terrorizer 78. Annihilator 79. Danzig 80. Dokken 81. White Zombie 82. HammerFall 83. Gamma Ray 84. Edge of Sanity 85. St. Vitus 86. Nevermore 87. Pentagram 88. Budgie 89. Fear Factory 90. Mastodon 91. Meshuggah 92. Entombed 93. Lamb of God 94. Suffocation 95. Skid Row try all this

  • Nick
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Twisted Sister




    Guns N Roses

    Iron Maiden

    Judas Priest

    Ozzy Osbourne

    Faster Pussycat

    The Sweet





    Blind Guardian



  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    These lists are weak:

    Aborted, Accept, Adramelech, Afflicted, Agnostic Front, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Alice in Chains, Amon Amarth, Amorphis, Anathema, Annihilator, Anthrax, Arch Enemy, Arsis, Asphyx, At the Gates, Atheist, Augury, Autopsy, Bad Brains, Bathory, Behemoth, Beneath the Massacre, Benediction, Benighted, Blind Guardian, Bloodbath, Bolt Thrower, Borknagar, Brutal Truth, Brutality, Candlemass, Cannibal Corpse, Carcass, Carnivore, Cathedral, Celtic Frost, Cephalic Carnage, Children of Bodom, Commit Suicide, Coroner, Corrosion of Conformity, Cryptic Slaughter, Cryptopsy, Cynic, D.R.I., Dark Tranquillity, Darkthrone, Deadnight, Death, Death Angel, Decapitated, Decrepit Birth, Deeds of Flesh, Deicide, Destruction, Devourment, Dew-Scented, Dio, Disincarnate, Dismember, Dissection, Dying Fetus, Electric Wizard, Emperor, Enslaved, Entombed, Eternal Tears of Sorrow, Excel, Exciter, Exhumed, Exodus, Extreme Noise Terror, Fear Factory, Fleshcrawl, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Flotsam & Jetsam, Forbidden, Godflesh, Gojira, Gorefest, Gorguts, Grave, GWAR, Hallows Eve, Hatebreed, Heathen, Helloween, Holy Terror, Hypocrisy, Iced Earth, Immortal, Impaled, In Flames, Insomnium, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Kataklysm, Katatonia, Killswitch Engage, King Diamond, Kreator, Lacuna Coil, Lamb of God, Lazarus A.D., Lost Horizon, M.O.D., Macabre, Machine Head, Malevolent Creation, Massacre, Mastodon, Megadeth, Mercyful Fate, Meshuggah, Metal Church, Metallica, Misfits, Monstrosity, Moonspell, Morbid Angel, Municipal Waste, My Dying Bride, Napalm Death, Nasum, Necrophagia, Necrophagist, Nile, None More Black, Norther, Obituary, Opeth, Overkill, Ozzy, Panic, Pantera, Pestilence, Pig Destroyer, Prong, Psycroptic, Rage, Raven, Rehasher, Repulsion, Rise Against, Rotten Sound, S.O.D., Sacred Reich, Saint Vitus, Sanctuary, Satyricon, Septic Flesh, Sepultura, Skinless, Slayer, Sodom, Soilent Green, Soilwork, SSS, Suffocation, Suicidal Tendencies, Terrorizer, Testament, The Accused, The Cro-Mags, The Exploited, The Gathering, The Haunted, The Obsessed, Tiamat, Toxic Holocaust, Unleashed, Vader, Van Halen, Veil of Maya, Vektor, Venom, Vital Remains, Voivod, Warbringer, Watchtower, Wehrmacht, Whiplash, Whitechapel, Wintersun, Wormed

    Some bands on here are '80's hardcore/thrashcore or old school punk, but they're worth a listen. Genres include death metal, thrash metal, grindcore, and black metal, and everything in between. Enjoy.

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  • lj1
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    King Diamond

    Black Sabbath

    Older Metallica (prior to the Black Album)



    Killswitch Engage

    Straight Line Stitch

    Morbid Angel


    Black Label Society

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Avenged Sevenfold


  • 9 years ago

    Have you tried Deftones? Some of their earlier stuff is good, and their newer stuff is heavy... Not sure if it's metal though. Also Bad Brains, they're pretty old school and fast paced. It really depends on what you consider metal...

  • 9 years ago

    Haste the day, underoath, August burns red, Red October

  • 9 years ago

    Soilwork, Marilyn Manson, Dragonforce, The Darkness, Alice in Chains, Dream evil.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago


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