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Yes, for effort. No, for impact. They are solidly placed because they play solid thrash.
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I'm a fan. There is "Them Bones". Even that track alone would make them a notable case for a Metal Top I mean it's iconic- you know it's coming and it knocks you down and runs over you like a thundering steam train of nihilistic existensial pain They are great music, and thankfully didn't find it necessary to 'fit in' with genre stereotype. Lets get this straight. Yes these guys were in the grunge period, and were from seattle, but the nature of their music, particularly Dirt and Facelift, had very strong metal sounds.
I think COB is the best of all ever. And Alexi The Wildchild is guitar guru, I just can't but help listening to them even I can't think of heavy metal without cob Love you! Why 18th? Is this some kind of joke! Children of bodom don't deserve to be in the top 20, they deserve to be in the top 3! People should consider looking at the advantage that this band has. They melodic, fast and skilled!
Alexi and Roope have absolute technique and speed. Watch the bodom beach terrot solo lesson and see how talented Alexi is. Number Come on? Speed King is one of the finest Heavy Metal tunes of all time. Ian Paice best drummer ever working his intricate work with Glover on bass.
Blackmore and Lord like Jazz technicians with 1 million amps and topped off with Gillan screaming away like a banshee. The best! Amazing they help put down the ground work for all recent Metal along with Sabbath. They had the Original Metal in the 70's. Helped with two great albums in the 80's metal shred. Gave us the epic intro to the Battle Rages on in the 90's and In gave us an astounding progressive Metal album Now What!?
Clearly they are one of the best metal bands of all time! Technically good or not, I don't care. They have so many good songs with good riffs and good guitars. You don't have to be fast to be a good guitarist, Ritchie Blackmore Is on my list of good music. I enjoy their music, this is what heavy metal is all about! Why do you make it sound like they're not technically good?
They were some of the most technical musicians at their time. However, it's true that these days there are faster musicians who play fast just to impress, which I find dumb. These guys used speed at the service of melody without looking too much like show-offs. They are epic, were heavy as hell for their time, and are pioneers of metal - no matter what line-up changes went on.
They have released some of the greatest metal albums of all time - 'Machine Head particularly - and that Blackmore riff in the title track of 'Perfect Strangers' is one of the best I've heard since Hetfield and Hammet went stark bonkers with THAT riff in 'Orion'. One of the all-time greats of heavy. I may be the only person who loves them and never played Guitar Hero. I first discovered them when I was playing guitar hero and even just by opening my mind to listen to em.
And in my opinion, DragonForce is obviously my favorite band in metal history.
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Aside from a few other metal bands of course. They deserve to be on this list and maybe even higher because of everything that they worked hard on every album they band. I know this comment may get a few dislikes, but I don't think Dragonforce should be this high on this list. First off, all of their songs sound exactly the same, as if they took lyrics and solos from their older songs. Second, they aren't even good guitarists, and don't even try to play their solos right.
The only reason why it even made it this high was because everyone liked Through the Fire and Flames, and the only reason why people even know of that song, is because it was on Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, said to be the hardest song in all of guitar hero, just because of it's intro, which was very easy. You're definitely right about their lyrics sounding the same, but their guitar work is very good. Few guitarists have ever been able to match the speed and talent that they possess.
Why in the world is this band so low? They had such a unique sound with the guitar screeches and a,a zing metal voice. The guitar sound is extreme and I think they deserve to be higher up. Agreed, why the hell is this band down at 44, they are one of the most important bands of not only the 90s, but of all time. Very political, and very heavy. Definitely heavier than most of the bands on this list, and the lyrics are also controversial and heavy. On his best days zach de la rocha would be lucky and I'm reaching to occupy the receptacle tip of a rubber prophylactic filled by any of the latter band members you've just mentioned.
And oh ya his politics suck Look, back in the day they were good, no denying that. But it was all just teen angst gone wild. They're probably all now employed by the machine they were raging against two-decades ago.
Welcome to the real world of paying the bills.