Music Suggestions - *Metal Bands

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  1. yellow, Jan 4, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2011

    yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    I'm looking for decent metal band suggestions. I've sort of run my course right now on bands and wading through the glut takes time, money, and frustration.

    Currently my top 5 favorite bands are (in no particular order)

    • Lamb Of God
    • Mastodon
    • The Empire Shall Fall
    • Throwdown
    • Meshuggah

    I like the pure rage of Hatebreed.. but let's face it, every song sounds the same. Not a real fan of metal bands with a keyboardist. I'm not a big fan of sing-songery, so I'm not a big fan of metal bands with ladies (sorry ladies) and consequently, not a real fan of 'classic' metal with high-pitched singers. No hair bands. No stoner-rock/metal bands. Not a huge fan of female metal singers. Addendum: overuse of the double bass does not please me.

    I really like the band portion of Deftones, but I really dislike the whiney singer!

    Any suggestions for me?

    EDIT: Hopefully they will be available via iTunes, as there's no decent record stores anywhere near me.


    BLUE = I already listen to them
    RED = I just couldn't get into it.. sorry!
    GREEN = Slated for a second listen

    \m/ New Metal For Yellow. \m/
    • DevilDriver
    • Emmure
    • Damnation AD
    • Strapping Young Lad
    • Trivium
    • Static-X
    • Within Temptation
    • Steel Panther
    • Shadows Fall
    • The Acacia Strain
    • As Blood Runs Black
    • Darkest Hour
    • Remembering Never
    • Parkway Drive
    • Manowar
    • Cradle of Filth
    • Agalloch
    • Absu
      [*]As I Lay Dying (Sort Of... it's a little emo at times, but still \m/)
      [*]All That Remains[/strike]
      [*]Fear Factory
      [*]Children of Bodom
      [*]In Flames
      [*]3 Inches of Blood
      [*]High on Fire
      [*]Through The Eyes of The Dead
      [*]Soilent Green (reminds me of the Cro-Mags for some reason)
      [*]Pelican (liked em, but need/want a singer)
      [*]Times of Grace (a little emo.. but not bad)
      [*]August Burns Red
      [*]Bleeding Through
      [*]Misery Signals
      [*]Bullet For My Valentine
      [*]Five Finger Death Punch
      [*]Bring Me The Horizon
      [*]Austrian Death Machine
      [*]Misery Index
      [*]Hate Eternal
      [*]Vital Remains
      [*]The Human Abstract
      [*]Amon Amarth
      [*]Straight Line Stitch
      [*]Pungent Stench
      [*]Black Label Society
      [*]The Damned Things
  2. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

    Feb 4, 2009
    Have you tried Behemoth, Chimaira, or DevilDriver?

    I hope this thread gets more replies...I'd like to check out some metal bands I might not know.

    I know you said you don't like keyboardists but maybe check out older Children of Bodom too. Pre-Are You Dead Yet?
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Lets start with two big ones, Pantera and Slayer? Machine Head, Kreator and Trivium might be worth a notation as well, decent trash metal.

    If you like some fast stuff like death metal, then I have several bands that I can recommend: Nile, Misery Index, Aborted, Decapitated, Hate Eternal, Vader, Vital Remains, Necrophagist, Death, Deicide, Carcass...
  4. roadbloc macrumors G3


    Aug 24, 2009
    Try Emmure. An acquired taste, but I enjoy them.
    Bring Me The Horizon's two latest albums are not bad.
    Damnation AD are another acquired taste.
    Austrian Death Machine are pretty good as well.
  5. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

    Feb 4, 2009
    Hellhammer - who hasn't heard of Pantera and Slayer? :cool:
  6. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    You never know ;) I thought about Metallica too but I think that's too obvious :p Sometimes people (at least I) forget bands or have only heard bad albums so I thought it's worth mentioning.
  7. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    Check out a band called The Human Abstract, specifically, their 2008 album called Midhaven. It's found a permanent place in my car's CD changer. It's one of my favorite albums. It's metal, but there's melody to it, not a bunch of loud guitars, banging on drums, and a singer sounding like he's forcing a burp out.
  8. yellow, Jan 4, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2011

    yellow thread starter Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    I have 3 Chimaira albums. Just couldn't get into DD or Behemoth, but I'll give them another shot.

    Based on suggested bands, I've run through songs on iTunes and:

    • DevilDriver <Will give a 2nd listen>
    • Emmure <Will give a 2nd listen>
    • Damnation AD <Will give a 2nd listen>

    Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes & Yes

    But 3,4,& 5 didn't fit my bill so well. Haven't yet heard D*Metal or B*metal that interested me in all.
  9. flightsimmer macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2008
    O'Fallon, IL
    I personally like Five Finger Death Punch. I've got both of their albums, been to a few live shows, and still haven't been disappointed.
  10. .JahJahwarrior. macrumors 6502

    Jan 1, 2007
    Pandora has helped me find new music that I enjoy. Enter an artist or song, and it creates a "station" that plays music similar.

    Sometimes, it goes off the trail a bit. Sometimes I enjoy it, other times it's just annoying. Eventually it gets the hint when I click the thumbs down several times in a row and it gets back on track.
  11. renewed macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2009
    Bemalte Blumen duften nicht.
    Alright so I mean no insult but is anyone else humored by these names? I mean they are just too fitting its almost hilarious.

    IKillYouWithMyGeetar sounds like a good name to try out.

    P.s. love you guys. :D
  12. StruckANerve macrumors 6502

    Dec 31, 2008
    Rio Rancho, NM
  13. bobfitz14 macrumors 65816


    Oct 14, 2008

    i can't comment on them.

    Bullet For My Valentine? All That Remains? I don't know if that's exactly what you're looking for, thought i'd just throw it out there for t3h lulz.
  14. 3fingerbrewing macrumors newbie


    Oct 3, 2010
    I really like LoG....seen them five times live. So cheers to that and hopefully a new album soon.

    Some of my favorites....from all "genre" of metal and aggressive music:

    3 Inches of Blood
    High on Fire
    Through The Eyes of The Dead
    Revocation (really like their last album)
    Soilent Green
    The Fall of Troy(not metal but their early stuff is pretty good...I like all their stuff but then again I been listening to them for a long time)
  15. r0n1n, Jan 4, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2011

    r0n1n macrumors member


    Sep 1, 2010
    My top 10 recommendations are;

    1. Mnemic
    2. Fear Factory
    3. Children of Bodom
    4. Mushroomhead
    5. Spineshank
    6. Parkway Drive
    6. In Flames
    7. Ekotren
    8. Psychostick
    9. Soulfly
    10. Soilwork
  16. Heilage macrumors 68030


    May 1, 2009
    If you like it a bit varied and progged, maybe Opeth is something you should give a listen if you haven't already. My favorite band, that is.

    They are quite varied, so the sound depends on which album you would get.
  17. NYR99 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 30, 2007
    Please give As I Lay Dying a listen. Every song of theirs is amazing. Definitely one of my favorite bands. All That Remains is very good as well.
  18. yellow thread starter Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    Damn I have a lot of recommendations to catch up on. Thanks for the suggys and keep em coming!
  19. Antares macrumors 68000


    Well...they may not fit your bill but I absolutely love the pure, over-the top, obsurdity of Manowar. They actually refer to themselves as the, "Kings of Metal." You would probably like some of their songs. Though, some of their other songs are completely opposite of what you seem to like. They're great.

    What about Cradle of Filth, Agalloch or Absu? Do you like them?
  20. bobfitz14 macrumors 65816


    Oct 14, 2008
    as for the Parkway Drive this video and tell me this doesn't get your adrenaline flowing :eek:::cool:.

    start at 1:15
    Parkway Drive - Romance Is Dead (Live)

    oh and the best part is 2:40 to 3:25ish:D:D.
  21. wvuwhat, Jan 5, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 7, 2011

    wvuwhat macrumors 65816


    Sep 26, 2007

    One of my good friends is the guitarist for this band. They're just taking off and admittedly I'm not a fan of any form of metal, much less death metal, but the shows I've been to have been pretty fun, with a great turnout, which is good for my buddy.

    Check em' out!

    And, if you're a fan of stupid, VERY inappropriate, off the wall, and overall pointless, but entertaining and hilarious metal. Steel panther is your band.
  22. thefnshow macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2007
  23. yojitani macrumors 68000


    Apr 28, 2005
    An octopus's garden
    This must be a joke? I haven't heard of most of the bands mentioned on this thread, but saxon and queensryche? That's not "metal".. is it?
  24. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2009
    +1 for Behemoth and Trivium. Two great bands.

    Not necessarily 'metal' but I find them talented and hard rock music: Within the Ruins and The Black Dahlia Murder.

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