Looking for advice on good bands for a newbie

Discussion in 'Heavy Metal' started by prevs83, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. prevs83

    prevs83 Member

    Hey I was wondering, i'm new to heavy metal and dont really know whats out there. I know theres a whole bunch of different types of H/M going back to the 70's. Do does anyone have any advice on what are some good bands to start with.
  2. Slayer, Pantera, Megadeth, Metallica, Iced Earth, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath and Mayhem. Start there, see where you end up lol.
  3. I_kill_emos

    I_kill_emos Member

    yeah if u cant find something there that leads u to what u like then mybe earlyer stuff isnt for u. try lookin into the death meal or black metal area of metal do u have any preference in metal?
  4. passittotheleft

    passittotheleft Senior Member

    Pantera is a must. I can not stress the importance of this. Other good ones include Slayer, Metallica, Slipknot, Lamb of God, Hatebreed, and Korn are a few good starters. Hatebreed is probably right next to Pantera to check out. They kick ass.
  5. Stone69_Eyes

    Stone69_Eyes Member

  6. crummyrummy

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  7. I_kill_emos

    I_kill_emos Member

    I have to say Hatebreed is no where near the level of Pantera.
  8. makesmomcry420

    makesmomcry420 shlimazl

    i have to say that im really not a fan of pantera, or metallica, megadeth, hatebreed, or lamb of god, slayer is good if you wanna get a few beers in you, if your a real newbie than id avoid black metal untill your ready, it takes some preparation. i would start with metallica first to get a taste, but like me you may grow out of it, same with slipknot, if you want intelligence and meaning, go for Tool (but dont start with 10,000 days, i suggest my favorite, Aenema) but hey just go to yahoo music and just look around they have audio clips so you can choose. oh yea and a good band that is super duper heavy that doesnt get old quick is Heaven Shall Burn
  9. Brutalshroom

    Brutalshroom Member

    Cannibal Corpse!
  10. mandell

    mandell Banned


    A good place to start.
  11. centercast

    centercast Member

    eh, i dunno if i can agree with you on teh tool. its not that i dont think theyre good, i just dont really view them as being all that metal. to be honest if this kids looking for anything heavy, jsut go to wikipedia type in metal genre. and just start researching bands from there youll find one easy as hell
  12. Always start with Metallica. Mainly their first 4 albums, then the last 4 aren't as heavy but imo are still good.

    search the different genres, and you'll find bands you like :)
    just make sure you don't try to listen to them like they are a big wall of sound or it wont seem right to you. listen in retrospect to each different instrument if you can.

    other bands I recommend

    Iron Maiden
    Judas Priest
    Cannibal Corpse
    Black Sabbath
    Dark Tranquillity
    Iced Earth
    The Agony Scene
    Blind Guardian

    Death Metal
    Black Metal
    Thrash Metal
    Power Metal
    Doom Metal

    ...and the list of Genres go on.

    I seriously liking Windir & Iron Monkey right now.

    Iron Monkey - Sludgecore/Doom
    Windir - Norse/Black Metal
  13. Br1ngMeJ3lly

    Br1ngMeJ3lly Member

    Wikipedia is a brilliant tool. Use it excatly as Centercast said. Then buy albums from In Flames and Killswitch Engage because they are soo fookin good XD

    Their music has literally saved my life.

    Its impossible to explain 'how good' certain bands are you just gotta hear them. And hear them LOUD!
  14. twags82

    twags82 Member

    My advice, listen to an online metal radio station (go to shoutcast.com for example) and see what you think. They've got them divided up nicely into death metal, 80's, power metal, etc.

    Once you find out who you like, go to a site such as pandora.com. It lets you create your own radio station by choosing an artist you like, then plays other bands that are similar to that one. You then rate if you like or dislike the music and it will form a custom station as you listen.

    Hope this helps.
  15. PunkRocker

    PunkRocker Member

    Cradle of Filth
    Wednsday 13
    Acid Bath
    Dir En Grey
  16. makesmomcry420

    makesmomcry420 shlimazl

    yes! another dir en grey fan, awsome

    omg and wednesday 13, this is great
  17. PunkRocker

    PunkRocker Member

    Godda love Dir En Grey...especially Child Play and Obscure :D...

    Wednesday is insane(more so with the Murderdolls though) ^_^

    Another good starter band is Rammstein and Laibach(industrail style)
  18. iron maidens cool...disturbed, slipknot (too much slipknot is bad though)...
  19. i saw this thread and couldnt resist...

    Lamb of God
    Heaven Shall Burn
    Children of Bodom
    Black Sabbath
    Despised Icon
    Napalm Death

    there's more...but thsoe are bands that are good to start with
  20. thepspgamer

    thepspgamer Member

    here is my contrabution

    Children of Bodom (Melodic Death)
    Cradle of Filth (Newer Stuff is Extreme Metal/Older Stuff is Black)
    Edguy (Power)
    Blood Stain Child (Death)
    Avantasia (Power)
    Helloween (Power)
    Cannibal Corpse (AWESOME, but very Heavy Death)
    Lamb of God (Death)
    DevilDriver (Death)
    Arch Enemy (Melodic Death)
    3 Inches of Blood (Melodic Death)
    Bullet for My Valentine (Not Sure XD)
    Judus Priest (General Metal)
    W.A.S.P (General Metal)
    Slayer (Death)
    Metallica (Metal)
    Megadeth (Metal)
    Rammstien (Dance Metal)

    and the list goes on, il be here all day if i carry on, but you get the picture

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