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Who is the best hard rock/heavy metal band in your opinion?

Led Zeppelin
14 (29.2%)
Black Sabbath
7 (14.6%)
Judas Priest
1 (2.1%)
Iron Maiden
4 (8.3%)
Metallica
1 (2.1%)
Megadeth
1 (2.1%)
Dio
0 (0%)
Saxon
0 (0%)
Motorhead
2 (4.2%)
Dokken
0 (0%)
Queensryche
1 (2.1%)
Helloween
0 (0%)
Gamma Ray
0 (0%)
In Flames
0 (0%)
Nightwish
0 (0%)
Kalmah
1 (2.1%)
Children of Bodom
0 (0%)
Rage Against the Machine
2 (4.2%)
Ozzy Osbourne
0 (0%)
Rush
5 (10.4%)
Other
9 (18.8%)

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Offline Iconodule

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Re: Best hard rock/heavy metal band
« Reply #90 on: February 23, 2013, 04:45:20 PM »
Turisas are very enjoyable but they're a bit superficial. I listen to, say, a Summoning album for hours and not grow tired of it. With Turisas, I can get pumped up with "March of the Varangian Guard" maybe once every 2 months.
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Re: Best hard rock/heavy metal band
« Reply #91 on: February 23, 2013, 04:45:28 PM »
Just a side note... I'm not really a Soundgarden fan, but I like some of their stuff. Never understood why "Black Hole Sun" was a bigger hit than "Fell On Black Days" which I love:

I am sort of in a similar situation. Superunknown was the only album by them that I really liked, but it remains one of my favorite rock albums to this day. I also thought Black Hole Sun was one of the weaker tracks on the album. *shrugs*

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Re: Best hard rock/heavy metal band
« Reply #92 on: February 23, 2013, 04:47:47 PM »
I've occasionally heard things from Mastodon that I liked, but they generally get a "meh" from me. The music doesn't live up to the cover-art. Also, I can't forgive them for making such a lame video for "Blood and Thunder.
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