as a metalhead, i love meeting other metal lovers. so this is a safe place for all metalheads. me, personally, im a black metal and nu-metal girl. i love thrashers. i get along well with them. what metalhead are you?
I’m more old school, Judas Priest, Dio. Sabbath, the Big Four. Though I have been listening to Japanese metal lately. Especially Nemophila and Babymetal but also Lovebites and Aldious
Welcome to the forum
I was a metalhead for most of my pre-teen and early teen years and saw lots of great shows. First was Judas Priest at like 12 years old
Over time I moved on to punk and post-punk/electroindustrial/industrial metal.
These days when I metal, it’s more post-hardcore, blackgaze, and post-metal.
Old school here:
Up the Irons, baby!
Also Metallica, Anthrax, Sabbath… and back in the day Venom, Wasp, Napalm Death, White Zombie, Type O Negative, Ministry.
But it’s Iron Maiden through and through for me.
Welcome to the forum. I guess I’d be considered a new metalhead. So bands like Periphery, Veil of Maya, Northlane, Volumes, Architects, and Invent Animate is stuff I like more than the 80s stuff and even the early 2000s stuff excluding Deftones (favorite band of all time) and some 2006-2014 metalcore bands like Bring me the Horizon and some of the early stuff from The Devil Wears Prada and Issues.
The djent-y stuff has really good basslines, bouncy riffs and interesting rhythms which is why I like those bands a little bit more.
I dig a lot of metal. Dunno if I’m a metal head, tho. Anthrax, Megadeth, Metallica is overrated (except for One, which kick ass), Queensryche, Dream Theater. New stuff, too, like Babymetal, all the Zombie (White/Rob), Dethklok, Bloodywood, Carcosa, Born of Osiris, etc, etc.
I just love the heavy stuffs.
Thanks for opening a thread for metal.
My favorite metal this year (or recently this year):
Green Lung (just came out!!)
All from this year - I try and stay listening to new stuff so I don’t get to stuck in my nostalgic ways!
@terb is always good for some great underground metal recommendations too.
Love these bands !
When I was in high school and everyone was either Metallica or Hair Spray bands I leaned to Anthrax…since then I do appreciate both the other styles but also totally went in on Prog Rock. Give me Rush or Porcupine Tree and I am happy. I also recently discovered thanks to this site kiyoshi manii
LOVE me some Porcupine Tree. My GF and I saw them when they came through town on the Closure/Continuation tour. Best show I’ve ever seen, truly.
She’s the more proggie of us though. She’s solely responsible for my prog fandom, in fact.
I devour most things metal. I grew up in the early 90’s with Mercyful Fate, Maiden, King Diamond, before moving on to thrash (big 4 and the German scene, Sodom, Destruction etc) and death (Tampa and the Swedish scene). Then mid 90’s happened and black metal became a focal point for me. It was the perfect soundtrack for us angsty teens with legends being created before our eyes.
Now I listen to every genre of metal, apart from nu-metal (sorry ) and various core music. Grindcore being the exception though.
Lately I’ve been on a big stoner/sludge trip with bands like Dopelord, Fistula, Bellwitch and Hippie Death Cult.
I’d love to . ")
For those who are old school, Judas Priest will be touring Europe accompanied by Saxon and Uriah Heep. I listened to Heep a lot as a teenager
My first concert (at like 12 years old) was Judas Priest with Uriah Heep.
I’m hoping to catch Priest on that tour. Haven’t seen them since 2001…
I haven’t listened to metal much since I was a teenager haha, but I do enjoy symphonic/folk/orchestral(?) metal bands - Kamelot, Sonata Arctica, Eluveitie, Nightwish, Lacuna Coil, from memory. The arrangements get me every time