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Here is my update, very reflective of where my tastes are right now:

 

1. Machine Head 

2. Rhapsody Of Fire 

3. Judas Priest 

4. Blind Guardian 

5. Iron Maiden 

6. Lamb Of God 

7. Testament

8. Saxon 

9. Mastodon 

10. Trivium 

 

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22 minutes ago, bluefox4000 said:

1. Iron Maiden

2. Judas Priest

3. Dream Theater

4. Trivium

5. Mastodon

6. Machine Head

7. Metallica (thoes first 4 put them here)

8.  Testament

9.  Slayer

10. Dio

 

Mick

 

 

Yes but I’m surprised you can make this list right now when your brain is locked deep in Chicago!

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On 7/6/2022 at 10:32 AM, JohnRogers said:

1. White Lion

2. Trixter 

3. Poison 

4. Winger

5. Queen

6. Rush

7. Steelheart

8. Warrant 

9. Firehouse

10. Nelson

I'm updating my critically acclaimed list.

 

1. White Lion

2. Trixter 

3. Poison 

4. Winger

5. Queen

6. Rush

7. Steelheart

8. The Call

9. Firehouse

10. Nelson

 

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6 minutes ago, Entre_Perpetuo said:

Yes but I’m surprised you can make this list right now when your brain is locked deep in Chicago!

 

very true......right at the moment.  Chicago is better than any metal.

 

They are becoming a major fav.

 

2nd only to Steely Dan i think (no one beats the mighty Dan, lol)

 

Mick

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1 hour ago, bluefox4000 said:

1. Iron Maiden

2. Judas Priest

3. Dream Theater

4. Trivium

5. Mastodon

6. Machine Head

7. Metallica (thoes first 4 put them here)

8.  Testament

9.  Slayer

10. Dio

 

Mick

 

 

We both forgot Avenged Sevenfold 

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15 minutes ago, bluefox4000 said:

 

 

i don't know if i'd call them top 10 material i almost did but i'm like oh yea Dio....duh, lol

 

Mick

Yeah I looked at my list and same

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1 hour ago, JohnRogers said:

I'm updating my critically acclaimed list.

 

1. White Lion

2. Trixter 

3. Poison 

4. Winger

5. Queen

6. Rush

7. Steelheart

8. The Call

9. Firehouse

10. Nelson

 

Honestly? I love your taste. Aside from Trixter, The Call and Nelson, I'm fond of everything here.

 

I debated Rush. I think they are full of metal but are more than any single genre.

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On 11/28/2022 at 5:12 PM, Segue Myles said:

Here is my update, very reflective of where my tastes are right now:

 

1. Machine Head 

2. Rhapsody Of Fire 

3. Judas Priest 

4. Blind Guardian 

5. Iron Maiden 

6. Lamb Of God 

7. Testament

8. Saxon 

9. Mastodon 

10. Trivium 

 

Add In Flames dammit

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On 11/28/2022 at 2:26 PM, Segue Myles said:

Honestly? I love your taste. Aside from Trixter, The Call and Nelson, I'm fond of everything here.

 

I debated Rush. I think they are full of metal but are more than any single genre.

I don't like to get serious here at TRF, it's very off brand for me. Nelson isn't metal, it's what ever Bon Jovi was before Jon cut his hair to go country-pop.  Neither is The Call metal, I was just obsessing over them recently. 

 

Included Trixter was an inside joke. Back in the day me and my mates had a fake band, HEMI. We would tell chicks on the boardwalk that Trixter often opened for us on tour...it rarely worked.

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Ok, I will give this one a shot:

 

1.     Nightwish (Starting with Wish Master they had 5 straight albums I can listen to and not skip a song, then a 6th with very little to skip in it.  Sadly there last album was a flop) 

2.     Judas Priest (There 70's work was good, but their 80's albums were great, then they came back again in the 2000's with some very good albums)

3.     Iron Maiden (best stuff was in the 80's but had some ok work in the 2000's) 

4.     Def Leopard (High n Dry & Pyromania!! - Nuff Said)

5.     Savatage (just because of Hall of the Mountain King & Streets - those are 2 great albums)

6.     Helloween (Keeper of the 7 Keys Parts 1 & 2 alone get them here)

7.     Unleash The Archers (I have fallen hard for them recently - so they rank this high because I am in a honeymoon phase with them, will be interesting to see how they settle over time)

8.     Accept (Not just Balls to the Wall (a top 5 all time (non Rush) song for me but some very interesting work in recent years)

9.     Dio (his first 3 solo albums get him here)

10.  Ozzy  (the 2 Randy & 2 Jake E. Lee Albums get him here)

11.   Dokken (Breaking the Chains (the song) plus the 3 albums after that album get them here)

12.  Twisted Sister (Stay Hungry & Come Out and Play get them here)

 

Ok, so thats 12, not 10.  The order could vary slightly but other than the new comer (Unleash The Archers) the order is somewhat set.  They have jumbled things recently.  The order has changed through the years.  For example Twisted Sister & Dokken used to rank higher but they have fallen and Heeloween and Accept have risen significantly (esp. Accept - I used to view them as basically a one hit wonder, not so much any more as a result of the last several albums).

 

Some place after these 12 you would get White Snake, Great White, White Lion, Poison, The Scorpions, Killer Dwarves (just because of Stand Tall - decent album), ACDC, Black Sabbath, Queensryche, VH, and many more.

 

Perhaps the hardest not to rank were Rush, Zeppelin, Cream, The Who, Triumph & The Warning (another honeymoon phase band).  Rush has 2112 which is metal (esp. for 1976) but for the most part they are not metal.  More progressive hard rock.  The Who & Cream are proto metal (heck, The Who are also photo punk).  But not metal.  Zeppelin is more hard rock then metal to me.  The Warning are hard rock with metal elements - like Rush.  But not metal.  Triumph is also hard rock.

 

 

 

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