what are some good metal bands?

I don't care what kind of metal it is as long as it's not "core" music i.e. deathcore, metalcore, etc.

I've tried listening that stuff before and it does nothing for me. And also no Nu metal or alternative crap either.

Metal I do like and would like people to share

Black metal

Symphonic Black Metal

Death Metal

Brutal Death metal

Blackened Death Metal

Blackened Thrash metal

Doom metal

Pagan Metal

Viking Metal

Symphonic Metal

Gothic Metal

Modern Metal

Update:

@swag

If you show me some core bands that aren't all breakdowns and sh*t then I'll give them a try. So far I only know of one band that some people claim is Black "core" and that is Abigail Williams

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  • 6 years ago
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    There are some gothic rock in here but most of it is gothic metal :

    Sirenia

    Tristania

    Dommin

    Theater of Tragedy

    Siouxsie and the Banshees

    Bauhaus

    Mortal Love

    Switchblade Symphony

    Children on Stun

    Mortemia

    To/Die/For

    Within Temptation

    We Are The Fallen

    Love Like Blood

    Flowing Tears

    The Sins of Thy Beloved

    Type O Negative

    Dreams of Sanity

    Alight

    Macbeth

    Elis

    Leaves' Eyes

    Sadness (from Switzerland)

    Eternal (from Colombia)

    Temple of Your Soul

    Vexing Souls

    Soulgrind

    Enchained Souls

    Landscape of Souls

    13 Candles

    Aeternitas

    Elyose

    Kokuyasou (黒夜葬)

    Absynth Aura

    Tragedia

    NeraNature

    De Facto

    Embrio

    Клініка

    Hanging Doll

    Lullacry

    Abigail

    Catafalque

    Crownless

    Nephilim

    Nuits Eternelles

    Grayscale

    Grimfaith

    Fractalia

    Angtoria

    Burning Tears

    Ankhagram

    Love Lies Eternal

    Гуахо

    Chalice

    Ancestral Legacy

    Trágico Ballet

    Dead Emotions

    D

    Ansoticca

    Cardamon

    Sabachthani

    Gyöngyvér

    Neronoia

    Catwitch

    Neon Dream

    Fountain of Tears

    Halach

    Haven Denied

    Greedy Invalid

    Delight

    Визант

    Lost Infinity

    Люди Осени

    Griffin L.O.G.

    Elizium

    Tower

    DeadByDay

    Transilvanian Beat Club

    Inner Fear

    Obscura Religio

    Crown of Autumn

    Neolithic

    Aperion

    Luna Aeterna

    Elysion

    S.C.A.L.P.

    En Delicn

    HDK

    Atomica

    Напролом

    5grs

    Hada De Beng

    Betray My Secrets

    Nemesea

    Toxic Society

    Angélida

    Анклав Снов

    Inside You

    Grave Flowers

    Obsidian Shell

    Inner Shrine

    Innocens

    Agonal

    Lost in Tears

    Agathodaimon

    7th Moon

    Cassandra Syndrome

    Tres•Pass

    A Dark Performance

    Sabaium

    Nargathrond

    Полинове Поле

    Inhepsie

    Innerbeauty

    Greyswan

    Lorien

    Totennacht

    Агония

    Nevergreen

    Fusnota

    Charon (from Finland)

    Betrayal

    Cemetary

    Lunar Path

    Abonos

    Deep Inside Myself

    Heaven Grey

    Lorelei

    Inflammatory

    Просветление

    Canaan

    Goresleeps

    Nadir (from Spain)

    Rêverie

    Triptykon

    Octavia Sperati

    Sacriversum

    Cryptal Darkness

    Star Queen

    December's Fire

    End

    Total Tragedy

    Радиус

    Embraze

    Cephyrius

    Tunes of Dawn

    Dagorlad

    Demonic Symphony

    Your Shapeless Beauty

    Luna Obscura

    Spiegelkeller

    Inferno

    Lord Vampyr

    Crimson Sky

    Gloom

    Autumnblaze

    Sacrosanctum

    My Sixth Shadow

    Immortal Slave

    Century Sleeper

    In Grey

    Lunarin

    Heavenside

    Revelation

    Stormbreaker

    Реквием

    Soturnus

    Twelfth of Never

    Yggdrasil

    Maelström

    Magion

    Todesbonden

    My Silent Wake

    Odes of Ecstasy

    MAB

    Gaia

    New Dawn Foundation

    Longed for Fusion

    Helevorn

    Iluminato

    Sad Harmony

    Rosa Ígnea

    Indigo Child

    To Elysium

    Stream of Passion

    Deceptive Silence

    ReVamp

    Sorrowland

    Imperia

    Desolate Ways

    Luzabril

    Lycanthia

    Lilitu

    Daylight Torn

    My Insanity

    Horrida

    Gothic

    Ominous Grief

    To Cast a Shadow

    Aggelos

    Howling Syn

    Nightfane

    Tystnaden

    Wormfood

    Sorrowful Angels

    Sulphor

    Sad Alice Said

    Fruit Tree

    Unspoken

    In.verno

    Rosenguard

    Dawn of Oblivion

    Magnifiqat

    Dismal Euphony

    Liv Kristine (the band)

    Light Silent Death

    Lilith (from Poznań)

    Sorg

    Herlathing

    Ador Dorath

    Summoner

    Wizardmask

    Heavenwood

    Sopor

    Immaconcept

    Tisíc Let od Ráje

    On Thorns I Lay

    How like a Winter

    Uncreated Light

    Saint of Fear and Rage

    My Darkest Time

    Niobeth

    Carmilla Morte

    Dis Pater

    Holiness

    Ruthless Art

    Immortalis Machina

    Tiarra

    Sun of Sadness

    Mandragota Scream

    Regicide

    Without Face

    My Dark Mind

    Caladmor

    Amos

    Regardless of Me

    Herjalf

    Undish

    In Heaven

    Salem

    Leviathane

    On the Edge of the NetherRealm

    Somnus Aeternus

    Casket

    Golden Dawn

    My Craving

    Let Me Dream

    Sundown

    Alexandria (from US)

    Cemetery of Scream

    Angel of Fire

    Nion

    Sole Remedy

    Iced Warm

    Unshine

    Tiamat

    Giltine's Gintaras

    Nostradama

    Saltatio Mortis

    Reflection

    One Without

    Absentia

    Sunseth Sphere

    Wither

    Illuminata

    Carpathian Dream

    End of You

    My Black Light

    Samhain

    Softbox

    Hiholl

    Daimonion

    Decoryah

    Sunseth Midnight

    Angeldark

    Oniromantic

    Frozen Mist

    Unnamed

    Diminished 7

    Throes of Dawn

    Elferya

    Ideas

    Manic Movement

    Samsas Traum

    Sunterra

    Nota Profana

    Let It Flow

    Gaias Pendulum

    Reborn Z

    Desolate Sun

    Sleeping Gods

    Mutum

    Eeriness

    Sanguine Glacialis

    By Blood Alone

    Opened Paradise

    Witchkrieg

    Dratisch

    Sins in Vain

    Mandrake

    Almôra

    Upon Shadows

    Mourn in Silence

    Sarah Jezebel Deva

    Do Not Dream

    Legenda

    Consummatum Est

    Thora

    Dispersia

    Dawn of Dreams

    Realms and Evolution

    Sirrah

    Fortaleza

    No Pride

    Symphonian

    Garden of Eden

    Opticollide

    Motus Tenebrae

    Astral

    Margenta

    Saprophytes

    A Dream of Poe

    Down Below

    Fallen Sentinel

    Witchery

    Nostra Morte

    Sinphonia

    Confligo

    This Empty Flow

    Ravenland

    Disdained

    Breathless

    Denigrate

    Lanewin

    T.H.E. Sacrament

    Maria Escarlata

    DrammaGothica

    Ghost Orgy

    Oracle

    Moses Bandwidth

    Asriel

    Orestea

    Crown of Sins

    Thee Orakle

    Wish

    SaraLee

    Dakrua

    Diluvium

    Exsecror Vecordia

    Frown

    Taija Rae

    Sinisthra

    Lands of Past

    Forgive-Me-Not

    Raven X

    Morning After

    Fall of the Leafe

    Öröm

    Anagram to Anna

    Lake of Tears (from Sweden)

    Elevare

    The Wounded

    Tales of Dark...

    Notre Dame

    Edenian

    Cemetary 1213

    Free Fall

    Sinamore

    Dreadful Shadows

    Crimson Garden

    Distress

    Orphanage

    Wipe Away

    Tartosgardh

    Domination Black

    RandomWalk

    Farmer Boys

    Fields of Jena

    Sin7sinS

    Marienbad

    The Vision Bleak

    A New Dawn

    Albez Duz

    Ramzes

    Forever Slave

    Falling Angels

    Exegesis

    Vadikan

    Faerghail

    Endless

    Lagrimas Negras

    Overflash

    Tears of Mankind

    Silentrain

    Morian

    The Unborn

    Dama

    Draconian

    Ram-Zet

    Eilera

    Markize

    For My Pain...

    Lady Winter

    Tears of Magdalena

    Coronatus

    Crematory

    Lacrimas Profundere

    Novembre

    Silentium

    Bessech

    Melliae

    Paradise Lost

    Extasy

    Denun

    Vagrant God

    The SymphOnyx

    Satyrian

    Meander

    Creation's Tears

    Mordor

    Krypteria

    Silent Cry

    Wintermond

    Enslavement of Beauty

    Tears of the Nightflower

    Fragile Hollow

    Memoira

    Labyrinthus Noctis

    Rainshadow

    Arise from Thorns

    Ex Animo

    Fateless Tears

    Atargatis

    Valle de la Muerte

    Paragon of Beauty

    Saviour Machine

    Tempting Tragedy

    The Sun of Weakness

    Edenfall

    Siegfried

    Reincarnation

    Meden Agan

    Dying Tears

    Morbydia

    Kratos

    For Selena and Sin

    Basilisk

    Artrosis

    Vampire's Castle

    Temujin

    The Silent Agony

    Sidhe

    Scar of the Sun

    Dakrya

    Winters Veil

    Kingfisher Sky

    La-Ventura

    Patricia Tapia KHY

    Rain Paint

    Tenebrarum

    Exaudi

    Ens Cogitans

    Memoria

    Vanguard

    Shellyz Raven

    Domina Noctis

    Sculpture

    Amartia

    The Prior's Diary

    Bloody Tears

    Dreamlike Horror

    Tenebre

    Eden weint im Grab

    Absenth

    Rain Delay

    Shardless

    Morante

    Winter of Life

    Autumn Rain Melancholy

    Penumbra

    Ex Libris

    Alice in Darkland

    Elbereth

    Vasaria

    Aavas

    Sea of Despair

    The Old Dead Tree

    Mely

    Terrateya

    Shadowthrone

    Downcast Art

    Khael

    Rahowa

    Moonshine

    Aglarond

    Tetriconia

    Ewigheim

    Winter in Eden

    Adfail

    Coven 13

    The Murder of My Sweet

    Persecution

    Ecliptic Dawn

    Dame en Noir

    Večan

    Shakespeare in Hell

    RacheEngel

    Season's End

    Angercure

    KeyDragon

    Entwine

    Akphaezya

    Evolvent

    Darkseed

    Thanateros

    Pettalom

    Enter Twilight

    Bliss

    The Mist of Avalon

    Autumn (from Netherlands)

    Autumn (from Russia)

    Ancient Drive

    Rabies

    Tharsys

    Veil of Sorrow

    Shadows Dance

    Coma Divine

    Aion

    Secrecy

    Whispering Woods

    Moonlight Awakening

    Dying Fields

    Draaka Rouge

    Danse Macabre

    Dark Eden (from Brazil)

    Kemet

    Memorial Day

    The Aerium

    El Cuervo de Poe

    Anemonia

    Beyond Surface

    Shadowgarden

    The Man-Eating Tree

    Even Vast

    Katra

    Agregator

    Darklands

    Secret Signs

    RA

    Velvet Seal

    Where She Wept

    Phallax

    Shadowdances

    Arcane Dimension

    The Blood Divine

    Batalion d'Amour

    EverEye

    Dark

    Moonlight (from Poland)

    The Lust

    Dark Mirror ov Tragedy

    The Bloodline

    Ashes You Leave

    Seigmen

    R.E.T.

    Amset

    Wereworld

    Eternal Cry

    Karcinoma

    A Pale Horse Named Death

    Pik

    Darzamat

    Venin Noir

    The Loveless

    Shadow Man

    Menagerie

    The Black League

    EoB

    Ayin Aleph

    Black Leaves

    Euthanasia

    Amatris

    Via Mistica

    Aura

    The Last Embrace

    Entwined (from UK)

    Jennie Tebler's Out of Oblivion

    Semblant

    Where Angels Fall

    A Tear Beyond

    Shades of Nowhere

    Plague Project

    Cold Passion

    Moi dix Mois

    Adastreia

    Dark Princess

    Chtonian Alchemy

    The Bronx Casket Co.

    Anabantha

    The Legacy

    Voiceless Void

    Pythia

    Mindfield

    Black Widows

    Eisheilig

    Shade

    Amederia

    Agharti

    Dark Whisper

    Sengir

    Weeping Silence

    Darkwell

    The Candles Burning Blue

    Mjölnir

    Black Elegy

    Analog

    Serenades

    Prey

    Vorongrai

    Poetry

    Atrox

    The Foreshadowing

    Clapatria

    Eon

    Mirror Morionis

    Jadallys

    The Crest

    Sentenced

    Dark Secret Love

    Serenade

    Angel

    Cinnamun Beloved

    Beyon-D-Lusion

    The Fallacy

    Autumn Clan

    Septem Voices

    Mizantropia

    Jack Frost

    Waldheim

    Analgesia

    Ate

    Poisonblack

    The Dogma

    Praetorian Platoon

    The Equinox ov Gods

    Angelize

    Blackthorn

    Dark the Suns

    Clockwork Spirit

    Black Countess

    Mirzadeth

    Equinoxem

    Seraphique

    Weena

    Ámok

    Errana

    Ava Inferi

    Auto-de-Fe

    Darkshines

    Misericordia (from France)

    Posithrone

    Interitus Dei

    Erdh

    The Eternal

    Avariel

    Eisenherz

  • Kevin
    Lv 5
    6 years ago

    Death Metal:

    Bolt Thrower

    Decaying

    Jungle Rot

    Graveyard

    Yogth Sothoth

    Benediction

    Pestilence

    Nile

    Origin

    Brain Drill

    Monumental Torment

    Entrails Eradicated

    Psycroptic

    Carcariass

    Arkaik

    Dismal Lapse

    Gory Blister

    Henker

    Wayd

    Ketha

    Melancholy Pessimism

    Depths of Depravity

    Daggerspawn

    Archspire

    Augury

    Ygodeh

    Phantasmagory

    Totenmond

    Obtenebris

    Whispered

    Crimson Shadows

    Cypecore

    Dagon

    Grailknights

    Kalmah

    Norther

    Rising Moon

    Eloa Vadaath

    Umbah

    Azure Emote

    Umbra Animae

    Folk Metal (Viking and Pagan also fall under this):

    Svarga

    Svartsot

    Svarby

    Vanir

    Korpiklaani

    Nekrogoblikon

    Troll Bends Fir

    Leshak

    Satanakozel

    Beer Bear

    Ingrimm

    Ignis Fatuu

    Saltatio Mortis

    Nachtgeschrei

    In Extremo

    Subway to Sally

    Mictlan

    Falchion

    Eluveitie

    Frosttide

    Tenochtitlan

    Harmahis

    Gothic:

    Battlelore

    Before the Dawn (this is also melodic death)

    Symphonic:

    Turisas

    Rhapsody of Fire

  • SWAG
    Lv 6
    6 years ago

    Black metal/symphonic black metal:

    Emperor

    Ulver

    Immortal

    Dimmu Borgir

    Cradle of Filth

    Darkthrone

    Dissection

    Agalloch

    Death metal:

    Cannibal Corpse

    Carcass

    Suffocation

    Job for a Cowboy

    Death

    Cattle Decapitation

    Deicide

    Entombed

    Dying Fetus

    Modern metal isn't a genre. A modern metal band could be any subgenre. Also, there is plenty of good "core" music, try listening to a few more bands, not all of it is boring breakdown crap.

    Blackcore doesn't even exist. Abigail Williams are a good band though.

    Good metalcore:

    Killswitch Engage

    Converge

    Every Time I Die

    Trivium

    Good deathcore:

    The Red Chord

    All Shall Perish

    These bands do use breakdowns, but they don't overuse them like Emmure.

  • 6 years ago

    Doom bands... Pentagram from US, Saint Vitus, Cathedral, Witchfinder General, Candlemass, Trouble...

    Death and Black Metal... Deceased, Possessed, Demolition Hammer, Vulcano, Blood Freak, Nunslaughter, Goreaphobia, Bloodstorm, Absu, Celtic Frost (Morbid Tales and To Mega Therion), Suicidal Winds, Dissection, Hypocrisy, At The Gates, Nifelheim, Death, Hellhammer, Sacramentum, Sacrificial Blood, Unanimated, Carcass, Necrophobic...

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  • 6 years ago

    Death

    Grave

    Cannible Corpse

    Amon Amarth

    Napalm Death

    Suffocation

    Venom

    Carnefex? (deathcore)

    Whiechapel?(deathcore)

    Carcass

    Six Feet Under

    Morbid Angel (early)

  • Tyler
    Lv 4
    6 years ago

    Well I've always found Thy Art Is Murder's music to be enjoyable, and this song hear definitely captures their talent, and yes there is a breakdown or two, but they more than make up for it.

    Cowards Throne

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qzmfq1fSVSQ

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    As for death metal you should definitely check out these guys, most of them are Tech Death but are all great.

    Decapitated

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2AxbuC4ab0

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3G1S-YBtbx4

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    Spawn Of Possession

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3tqsmWEA88

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl1yCKOQQO8

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    Beyond Creation

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrwWBFp91U0

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    Abominable Putridity (in my opinion theses guys are probably the most "brutal" band I've ever heard)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWKLN6boesU

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    Abriosis

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzP9oPKdAkU

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    Also Destroyer 666 are an awesome Aussie band with a mix of Thrash, Black, and Death Metal.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ax7cdHiZ010

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    I hope you like these bands, if you haven't already heard of them.

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