Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Top 13 Heavy Metal Bands

For my "13" list today, I decided to do a list of my favorite heavy metal bands. This list does not include any bands that would fit into the hair metal or glam rock genre.

I have them listed in chronological order by the year the band formed. Also in the list I have included the years they were or have been active, the town they formed in and some career highlights (which basically consists of my favorite albums by each particular band).



1. Black Sabbath

Years Active: 1968 - present

Hometown: Birmingham, England
Career Highlights:  Black Sabbath (1970), Paranoid (1970), Sabotage (1975), Mob Rules (1981)


2. Judas Priest

Years Active: 1969 - present

Hometown: Birmingham, England
Career Highlights:  British Steel (1980), Screaming for Vengeance (1982), Turbo (1986)

3. AC/DC

Years Active: 1970 - present

Hometown: Sydney, Australia
Career Highlights:  High Voltage (1976), Highway to Hell (1979), Back in Black (1980)




4. Iron Maiden

Years Active: 1975 - present

Hometown: Leyton (London), England
Career Highlights:  Piece of Mind (1983), Powerslave 91984), Somewhere in Time (1986), Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988), Brave New World (2000)



5. Motorhead

Years Active: 1975 - present

Hometown: London, England
Career Highlights:  Overkill (1979), Ace of Spades (1980), No Remorse (1984), Rock n Roll (1987)


6. Slayer

Years Active: 1981 - present

Hometown: Huntington Park, California
Career Highlights:  Reign in Blood (1986), South of Heaven (1988), Divine Intervention (1994), Undisputed Attitude (1996)



7. Anthrax

Years Active: 1981 - present

Hometown: New York City, New York
Career Highlights:  Among the Living (1987), State of Euphoria (1988), Sound of White Noise (1993)



8. Metallica

Years Active: 1981 - present

Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Career Highlights:  Ride the Lightning (1984), Master of Puppets (1986), And Justice for All (1988)




9. Megadeth

Years Active: 1983 - present

Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Career Highlights:  Peace Sells But Who's Buying (1986), Rust in Peace (1990), Countdown to Extinction (1992), Youthanasia (1994), Cryptic Writings (1997)


10. Danzig

Years Active: 1987 - present

Hometown: Lodi, New Jersey
Career Highlights:  Danzig (1988), Lucifuge (1990), How the Gods Kill (1992), Blackacidevil (1996)




11. Helmet

Years Active: 1989 - present

Hometown: New York City, New York
Career Highlights:  Meantime (1992), Betty (1994), Born Annoying (1995), Aftertaste (1997)



12. Demon Hunter

Years Active: 2000 - present

Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Career Highlights:  Demon Hunter (2002), Summer of Darkness (2004), The Triptych (2005), Storm the Gates of Hell (2007)




13. Haste the Day

Years Active: 2001 - 2011

Hometown: Carmel, Indiana
Career Highlights:    Burning Bridges (2004), When Everything Falls (2005), Pressure the Hinges (2007)









4 comments:

  1. Helmet is considered a metal band? Really?

    Did you know that Angus Young hates it when people call AC/DC a metal band? He said that he thinks they have more in common with punk bands than metal bands.

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  2. Yeah, Helmet is actually considered a metal band by most. Technically, they are usually referred to as an alternative metal band (and you know how much I love the term alternative).

    I could kind of see that about AC/DC but I personally see them more as a kind of metal and blues hybrid. There is a lot of blues influence in their music and they do the blues metal thing a hell of a lot better than Led Zeppelin ever did.

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  3. I never considered Zeppelin a metal band either.

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  4. Anonymous9:55 AM

    Where is Tool, or Mastadon, now those are some good bands!

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