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MTV News 10 Greatest Metal Bands of All Time

Yet Another List... I know... as always, take with a mountain of salt.

1. Black Sabbath
2. Judas Priest
3. Metallica
4. Iron Maiden
5. Pantera
6. Slayer
7. AC/DC
8. Motorhead
9. Kiss
10. Motley Crue


I figure Sabbath, Priest, Metallica, and Maiden are pretty much indispensible on lists like these. AC/DC and Kiss are Hard Rock, not metal, and Motley Crue over Megadeth or Anthrax? I guess maybe in number of albums sold... these lists are silly.
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Re: MTV News 10 Greatest Metal Bands of All Time

Alright i will be the first, here are mine....In order.....

1. Iron Maiden
2. Judas Priest
3. Megadeth
4. Metallica
5. Black Sabbath - I lean more towards the Dio/Gillian era
6. Metal Church
7. Grim Reaper
8. Pantera - Far Beyond Driven, one of the best metal albums ever
9. Anthrax
10. Savatage

Like Hokeyboy said, Kiss, AC/DC even Motley are Hard Rock, love all three of them but not Metal, oh and obviously not a Slayer fan, never cared for them.

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Re: MTV News 10 Greatest Metal Bands of All Time

It's really hard not to repeat a lot of the bands already listed, but for me it's:

1. Ozzy-era Black Sabbath
2. Judas Priest
3. Metallica
4. Iron Maiden
5. Slayer
6. Megadeth
7. Opeth
8. Isis
9. Death
10. Meshuggah

Lemmy doesn't like being called the lead singer in a metal band, so Motorhead's excluded (out of respect)
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Re: MTV News 10 Greatest Metal Bands of All Time

why even bother posting this crap, MTV hasn't play anything decent music wise in years- that is if they even attempt to play music videos
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Re: MTV News 10 Greatest Metal Bands of All Time

Black Sabbath
Judas Priest
Iron Maiden
Motorhead
Venom
Celtic Frost
Kreator
Metallica
Slayer
Voivod
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Re: MTV News 10 Greatest Metal Bands of All Time

MTV News:  You hear it (cue Peace Sells intro bass riff) first!
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Re: MTV News 10 Greatest Metal Bands of All Time

Originally Posted by statcat View Post
why even bother posting this crap, MTV hasn't play anything decent music wise in years- that is if they even attempt to play music videos
This went right over your head.
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Re: MTV News 10 Greatest Metal Bands of All Time

MOtley Crue. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: MTV News 10 Greatest Metal Bands of All Time

As long as Black Sabbath is included somewhere in the list I'm happy. But they should always be first.
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Re: MTV News 10 Greatest Metal Bands of All Time

This is like The Learning Channel listing something about Education.
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Re: MTV News 10 Greatest Metal Bands of All Time

Why not go with album sales and settle it instead of one person's opinion?
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Originally Posted by DVD Josh View Post
This went right over your head.
nah I read his criticism (which I agree with) but really it's the same thing over and over again with lists like this from music channels, magazines, etc. - pointless
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Re: MTV News 10 Greatest Metal Bands of All Time

Originally Posted by wm lopez View Post
Why not go with album sales and settle it instead of one person's opinion?
Well apparently they had a panel of about 10 people voting, but a lot of their choices weren't really metal (Def Leppard? Seriously? I like the band but even they would admit they're a hard rock/pop group...)

But according to Wikipedia (I know, take with another mountain of salt) here are some of the top "metal" acts by albums sold (metal by their definition, anyhow):

Metallica - 100 million
Iron Maiden - 70 million
Kiss - 70 million
Def Leppard - 65 million
Alice Cooper - 50 million
Black Sabbath - 50 million (other reports put this number at over 100 million, which I am more likely to believe)
Linkin Park - 50 million
Motley Crue - 50 million
Ozzy Osbourne - 50 million
Judas Priest - 35 million
Megadeth - 25 million
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Re: MTV News 10 Greatest Metal Bands of All Time

actually that list is pretty good
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Re: MTV News 10 Greatest Metal Bands of All Time

Originally Posted by Hokeyboy View Post
Well apparently they had a panel of about 10 people voting, but a lot of their choices weren't really metal (Def Leppard? Seriously? I like the band but even they would admit they're a hard rock/pop group...)

But according to Wikipedia (I know, take with another mountain of salt) here are some of the top "metal" acts by albums sold (metal by their definition, anyhow):

Metallica - 100 million
Iron Maiden - 70 million
Kiss - 70 million
Def Leppard - 65 million
Alice Cooper - 50 million
Black Sabbath - 50 million (other reports put this number at over 100 million, which I am more likely to believe)
Linkin Park - 50 million
Motley Crue - 50 million
Ozzy Osbourne - 50 million
Judas Priest - 35 million
Megadeth - 25 million


LP is one band that does NOT come to mind when I think of "metal". Someone needs a better dictionary.

Not that I'd include Def Lep, Motley Crue or Kiss on a list of anything metal either, but including LP on a list of anything "metal" and you might as well include Nickelback as well.
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Re: MTV News 10 Greatest Metal Bands of All Time

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...so Motorhead's excluded (out of respect)

And to quote from Airheads:

Chazz: Who'd win in a wrestling match, Lemmy or God?
Chris Moore: Lemmy.
[Rex imitates a game show buzzer]
Chris Moore: ... God?
Rex: Wrong, dickhead, trick question. Lemmy *IS* God.
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Re: MTV News 10 Greatest Metal Bands of All Time

Geez, I guess so, MTV. A few of those bands aren't metal at all, and like the other poster said, Lemmy doesn't want to be labeled a metal band, and I don't want to piss him off.
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Re: MTV News 10 Greatest Metal Bands of All Time

Originally Posted by johnbook View Post
Alright i will be the first, here are mine....In order.....

1. Iron Maiden
2. Judas Priest
3. Megadeth
4. Metallica
5. Black Sabbath - I lean more towards the Dio/Gillian era
6. Metal Church
7. Motorhead
8. Pantera - Far Beyond Driven, one of the best metal albums ever
9. Anthrax
10. Savatage

Like Hokeyboy said, Kiss, AC/DC even Motley are Hard Rock, love all three of them but not Metal, oh and obviously not a Slayer fan, never cared for them.

Ok so no Motorhead, changed my other fave to Grim Reaper then..
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Re: MTV News 10 Greatest Metal Bands of All Time

Originally Posted by Hiro11 View Post
Lemmy doesn't like being called the lead singer in a metal band, so Motorhead's excluded (out of respect)
I always liked his description (paraphrased) that they were a blues band, that just played really fast and loud. You certainly see that on "Going to Brazil".
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Re: MTV News 10 Greatest Metal Bands of All Time

The definitive Top 10 Metal Bands Of All Time list...

1. IRON MAIDEN
2. Black Sabbath
3. DIO
4. Judas Priest
5. Armored Saint
6. Metallica
7. Megadeth
8. Saxon
9. Helloween
10. Pantera

You may now consider this issue resolved.

Those are the ten greatest Heavy Metal bands of all time. That, of course, is strictly Metal. Hard Rock bands like KISS, AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple, and UFO are not counted in the Metal category. (Which makes picking a top 10 a lot easier.)
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Re: MTV News 10 Greatest Metal Bands of All Time

1. Maiden
2. Dio (solo & Rainbow)
3. Black Sabbath
4. Priest
5. Metallica
6. Ozzy solo (pre Zak)
7. Mercyful Fate
8. Manowar
9. Blind Guardian
10. Megadeth
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Re: MTV News 10 Greatest Metal Bands of All Time

Originally Posted by B5Erik View Post
The definitive Top 10 Metal Bands Of All Time list...

1. IRON MAIDEN
2. Black Sabbath
3. DIO
4. Judas Priest
5. Armored Saint
6. Metallica
7. Megadeth
8. Saxon
9. Helloween
10. Pantera

You may now consider this issue resolved.

Those are the ten greatest Heavy Metal bands of all time. That, of course, is strictly Metal. Hard Rock bands like KISS, AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple, and UFO are not counted in the Metal category. (Which makes picking a top 10 a lot easier.)
I'm assuming you're catagorizing Motorhead as being "rock 'n roll"?

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