Favorite bands

MrKnickerbocker

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I would probably echo the same, though at this point in life I’d rank Maiden and Dio (his entire metal discography, not just the solo band) up there. Top 10 would probably be, in no particular order:

Symphony X
Opeth
Iron Maiden
Dio (all Dio-fronted groups)
Clutch
Dream Theater
Metallica
Rush
Sabaton
Armored Saint, Kamelot, or Nightwish (depending on my mood)
 

Night Prowler

Customer Deathcycle Manager
Staff member
11 October 2010:
01. Iron Maiden
02. Megadeth
03. Metallica/Slayer (can't decide)
05. Iced Earth
06. Helloween/Gamma Ray (can't decide)

02 February 2011
Update:
01. Iron Maiden
02. Iced Earth
03. Megadeth
04. Metallica/Slayer (can't decide)
06. Helloween/Gamma Ray (can't decide)

23 September 2011
Another big update:
1. Iron Maiden
2. Iced Earth
3. Megadeth
4. Slayer
5. Helloween
6. Judas Priest
7. Amon Amarth
8. Metallica
9. Kreator
10. Gamma Ray

04 May 2012
Update:
1. Iron Maiden
2. Iced Earth
3. Megadeth
4. Slayer
5. Judas Priest
6. Amon Amarth
7. Kreator
8. Metallica
9. Helloween
10. Gamma Ray

22 May 2015
3 years later...
1. Iron Maiden
2. Iced Earth
3. Slayer
4. Amon Amarth
5. Opeth
6. Blind Guardian
7. Gamma Ray
8. Helloween
9. Anaal Nathrakh
10. Kreator

5 years later...

  1. Ayreon / Star One
  2. Iron Maiden
  3. Iced Earth (with Barlow)
  4. Opeth (until 2008)
  5. Amorphis (2006-present)
  6. Bloodbath (until 2008)
  7. Mastodon
  8. Swallow The Sun
  9. Anaal Nathrakh
  10. Amon Amarth (until 2011)
  11. Hypocrisy
  12. Septicflesh
  13. Enslaved (2010-present)
  14. Primordial (2007-present)
  15. Ensiferum (until 2004)

I'm only really certain that the Top 4 bands are the actual Top 4, probably not always in that order, depending on my mood. The rest are also fairly interchangeable. It also seems that the pattern is that over time all power and thrash metal bands disappeared from my favorite bands list :D

Btw. I'm just clarifying which eras of these bands make them my favorite bands. For example, Iced Earth's era with Stu would not make it into my list, but Iced Earth's era with Barlow would. Also, Opeth's era after 2008, or more accurately starting with Heritage, would definitely not make them my favorite band. Same goes for Amon Amarth's last 3 albums, or anything Ensiferum did after the first two albums, etc.
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
The following are my favorites at the moment. This list has been evolving a lot lately though.

— Iron Maiden
— Nightwish
— Jim Steinman
— Iced Earth
— Ahab
— ABBA
— Bruce Dickinson
— Sabaton
— Buckethead
— Rammstein
— Poe

List not ranked. Too hard. Diesel is spent. Whew.
 

MindRuler

Ancient Mariner
I would probably echo the same, though at this point in life I’d rank Maiden and Dio (his entire metal discography, not just the solo band) up there. Top 10 would probably be, in no particular order:

Symphony X
Opeth
Iron Maiden
Dio (all Dio-fronted groups)
Clutch
Dream Theater
Metallica
Rush
Sabaton
Armored Saint, Kamelot, or Nightwish (depending on my mood)
No Faith No More? :p
 
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