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How is ozzy only 29 th behind linkin park and dragonforce. He is the prince of darkness and the king of metal. At least number 5!
GRR! Ozzy was the one in my life who showed me how heavy metal was good and I'm only ten years old. Give a hurray for awesome songs like crazy train, mr. Crowley, no more tears, let it die, gets me through and the rest of his but road to nowhere. I hope this made you think he should be number one.
Man ozzy should be higher than this. Without him none of these guy's on the countdown would even be here. And he can still rock hard!
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Nirvana is the one who broke punk
Did a lot in few time
If kurt is still alive then nirvana must shook the world today I bet..
how? niravana the best in the world and to know that please listen to the man who sold the world
come on people? why isnt this band even on the list? listen to some of their songs like this calling, six, the weak willed, the deepest gray, chiron, for we are many
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The combination of Alex Skolnick and Chuck Billy make Testament a force to be reckoned with. They should be the fifth member of the "big 4." (Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, considered the "big 4" of thrash metal, for those who don't know) They have been writing great music since the 80s and they are still writing great music. One of my favorite bands.
Why people voted Avenged Sevenfold?
Testament is the best!
Testament is way better than Poptallica could ever dream to be.
Metallica sucks, Metallica is gay metal for people who don't like metal at all.. THIS band maes real Metal, not Failtallica.
Meshuggah are absolute monsters!
Just such a huge sound with amazing rhythms.
I seriously rate these guys.
Best live band I've ever seen, and I've seen a lot. They just blow me away.
The blackening has to be one of the best metal albums of all time.
This band is just perfect. The instrumental is the most complex you can find, Robb's vocals are unbelievable in studio, such as live, and the lyrics are pure art. Plus, they adopted many styles throughout their career, so it's the best Thrash metal band you'll ever find!
Awesome vocals. Awesome instrumental. Awesome band!More comments about Machine Head
I don't say they deserve to be the first but they are one good emocore like band plus they are gospel
This band is awesome. They deserve more...
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Death Angel doesn't get the respect the deserve. Their a really good band that came out of the Bay area Thrash scene and their last album Relentless Retrubution is awesome. Ultra Violence, and Act I are trash classics in my opinion and Death Angel needs to be shown a little more love.
These guys belong in the top 10 for sure (but I put them in the number one spot). Even when they were teenagers on their debut album them blew most of these other bands away.
I'm surprised to see chimaira is so low on the list I agree with most the comments about linkin park being above great hard metal bands such as chimaira and lamb of god.. The people who voted on this should kill themselves out of shame... Travis long
The best Dutch metal band. Powerful, but beautiful female vocals Floor Jansen, combined with a very diverse and beautiful emotional music. The group sounds great live!
are you serious big sound great song writing this has to be a lot higher
Outstanding! Simply the beast;) Especially at the beggining of career. (From Sweden of course not Germany).
Pretty awesome, if I do say so. For any melodic/symphonic metal fan who find inspiration in the old Norse myths and can't be appeased with one singer, this is yours. They are German, and draw from satanic influences. Otherwise, great band.
The most epic and brilliant band in all of heavy metal. Kings of power metal and one of the few non-disastrous attempts to truly fuse classical forms of music and heavy metal. The first two Rhapsody albums represent the band's classic signature sound and the pinnacle of power metal, while the last two full Rhapsody (of Fire) albums represent a by and large successful move to a more refined and modern sound. A few albums in between fell short, but records like Power of the Dragonflame are undoubted power metal classics.
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Updated Saturday, May 25, 2013