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Ultimate Metal Hall of Fame

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by Baroque, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. Phylactery

    Phylactery Active Member

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    I had no idea Darkthrone were so loved here, I mean I know a lot of people like them but didn't expect them to be in second place so far. But when your first five albums are as great as Darkthrone's it's no surprise I guess.
     
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  2. CiG

    CiG Neanderthal Parallax

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    They're all great, one of the most consistent bands in history if you ask me. Prefer their current era to be frank.
     
  3. no country for old wainds

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    have you considered making it tiered? so, like, the first 10 bands to make it are tier 1 GMD canon and then tier 2 is comprised of the next, say, 20 etc. a pyramid pantheon style thingy
     
  4. Baroque

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    Sort of, I was going to list them by rank per round they got in. Like:

    Hall of Fame Feb 2016 (Round 1 inductees):
    1) BS
    2) Slayer
    3) DT
    4) JP
    5) Bathory

    Hall of Fame March 2016 (Round 2 inductees):
    1) Band X
    2) Band Y
    ...
     
  5. MasterOLightning

    MasterOLightning Optimator

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    Are people just forgetting Metallica, or what? I just think it's weird if you list 20 bands and they aren't one.

    In my list I'm favoring long careers with many significant releases over one-album wonders. If this is going to be tiered, then I think those who proved themselves over time deserve preference, and I'm not going to punish bands too hard for flawed discographies.

    Black Sabbath
    Iron Maiden
    Judas Priest
    Bathory
    Darkthrone
    Emperor
    Burzum
    Enslaved
    Deathspell Omega
    Metallica
    Slayer
    Megadeth
    Morbid Angel
    Death
    Opeth

    I predict you guys will put in Thin Lizzy by about the second round of this.
     
  6. Omni

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    I intentionally left out Metallica and Iron Maiden since other people will nominate both of them and I think both are overrated. Maybe the two most overrated bands that I know.
     
  7. CiG

    CiG Neanderthal Parallax

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    Megadeth are more overrated or at least more deserving of scorn for how popular they are.
     
  8. requiem

    requiem I bleed sir, but not killed

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    I was picking my wife up from work the other day and there's this pseudo-corporate guy walking down the steps in a suit with a Metallica shirt on. While I don't actually know the convictions of the guy, I could tell it was unlikely that he earnestly loved the band and instead just wanted to buck sartorial trends in his workplace. So yeah, there is a huge element of the public at large who overrate Metallica and Iron Maiden and use them as fashion emblems of subversive, yet ultimately acceptable, rebellion.

    If the task was to compile a list of the 20 most popular, long-standing, far-reaching, mass-pleasing, respect-getting bands (which are usually the criteria for hall of fame type shenanigans) then I would have included both bands. But I was specifically instructed to follow my own heart and so, without further prompting, I stayed true to myself, followed my dreams and made my own list.
     
  9. CiG

    CiG Neanderthal Parallax

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    You don't think metal exists in the corporate world?
     
  10. requiem

    requiem I bleed sir, but not killed

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    It exists in most places, but I thought of all the shirts this guy could have worn, from every metal band in the world, the Metallica shirt reeked of insincerity. I could be wrong though and I don't like being uncharitable. Maybe it was just Metallica day, and the next day he brings out Dismember or something.
     
  11. Omni

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    Metallica is corporate metal nowadays.
     
  12. CiG

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    I think it would depend on what the shirt was. What was it?
     
  13. requiem

    requiem I bleed sir, but not killed

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    Black and white, logo at top, drawing of skull underneath it. Pretty sure. Looked fresh out of the shop. Haha I love this detailed analysis.

    All I meant was that Metallica are one of those bands so highly rated they are well beyond what they probably deserve. But again I don't want to be uncharitable to Metallica and maybe they're rated just right. What do I know, I'm just a small town hick trying to make his way in the broad dispassionate world.
     
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    What I'm trying to say is, there's a world of difference between the shirt you described (ew btw) versus someone with a shirt from their early 80's era. The kind of douche you're describing is clearer to me now.
     
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    So is Black Sabbath fam.
     
  16. EspaDa

    EspaDa World Kekxtermination

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    I could have mentioned Acid Bath.
     
  17. HamburgerBoy

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    Here's a quick top 10

    Black Sabbath
    Judas Priest
    Iron Maiden
    Motorhead
    Venom
    Metallica
    Slayer
    Queensryche
    Fates Warning
    Watchtower
     
  18. JontRevolting

    JontRevolting FALSE ARREST! FALSE ARREST!

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    UM should just change its name to 'Here's a fucking list'.
     
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  19. no country for old wainds

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    when i was a kid i had wads of paper covered in lists coming out of my ass, and i consider myself one of the least autistic people on this board. you're asking too much of us, we can't help it
     
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    JontRevolting FALSE ARREST! FALSE ARREST!

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