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Best 80s metal band?

Discussion in 'Old School Metal Discussion' started by Deadline, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. Deadline

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    I will say Metallica(in the 80s) and Testament it was great too, but many other bands were great too at that time
     
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    Id have to agree with you on Metallica as one of the great bands in the 80's...back then there was a lot of great bands and is hard to say who the greatest band was of the 80's..
     
  3. tsorl

    tsorl Borne on Wings of Steel

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    Just one? Not going to happen, not in here!:lol:
    This entire forum is basically one big "best 80s band" discussion you know.

    Still, I'll pick Iron Maiden. Or maybe Savatage... or...
     
  4. Imp!

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    Heh, hard choice, as I don't see bands in terms of decades... Priest in '70s, '80s, '90s, or '00s, hmm, see? Same with Sabbath...

    Band that ruled the 80s...Metallica. Everything they put out in the 80s rocked.
     
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    its a tie between slayer, metallica, black sabbath and dio for me but there were alot of other kick ass bands
     
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    T_man357 Locked & Loaded

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    Metallica.....Slayer.....Venom.....Exodus.. Any one of them could be the best.:headbang:
     
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    Mötley Crue wtf :kickass:
     
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    All of them....
     
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    Onslaught Rodr-Evil

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    Anthrax for me.
     
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    Slayer, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Mercyful Fate, King Diamond... shoot hard to choose.
     
  11. ElectricWiz

    ElectricWiz Steal Your Face

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    Too many to choose, to many sub-genres. Still, if I had to choose, I'd say probably Iron Maiden, followed closely by Mercyful Fate - true the latter only made 3 albums in the 80s, but their quality is so high that they are in the running for best band.
     
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    ...sweeps to knock your dick in the dirt
     
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    we'll each have our best and my tops are still the same today as they were then... Scorpions, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Megadeth, etc etc etc.:headbang: :headbang: :headbang:
     
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    poundingmetal74 Demons Will Fly

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    Very hard to choose. Many paved the way for metal in the 80s and changed it forever.

    My vote goes to Ryche. One of the 80s bands that forever changed metal.
     
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    EVERLOSTINDEADETERNITY I hate wiener dogs. Dreadful creatures.

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    Annihilator or Overkill or King Diamond but probably for me Helloween for the Walls Of Jericho EP, Keeper 1 and 2. Without those albums I wouldnt have gotten into metal as much.
     
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    The 80's? like in 1980-1989?

    Judas Priest
    Thin Lizzy
    Black Sabbath
    Motorhead
    Metallica
    Megadeth
    Metal Church
    Testament
    Armored Saint
    Deep Purple
    Black Knight
    Coroner
    Rainbow
    Rush

    all NWOBHM!

    etc.

    NP: Battleaxe - 'Over The Top'
     
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    Damn good list there. Who's Black Knight?
     
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    I'd probably pick Maiden because their first 7 albums were all released in the 80's. Can't think of another band that released that many during that span, with that much quality...

    others for me would be Queensryche, Metallica, Loudness, King Diamond, Scorpions, and anything DIO was involved in.
     
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    Astounding, underrated, overlooked Canadian band. Their only album plus bonus tracks has been reissued twice. Is one of those bands that got me so hard that I'm still cry they never make it bigger they had a male vocalist and a female vocalist with similar ranges at different times. To me is one of those bands that should be in any collection nont only in the name of rarity and compassion :D, but because is great metal :headbang:

    NP: Falconer - 'Perjury And Sanctity'
     

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