- Lamb of God
Yes, Lamb of God is that good.
Keep in mind that this is looking at multiple factors. The list changes drastically when you take into account being a pioneer (Iron Maiden shows up), and falling from grace (Metallica drops off).
I put Metallica over Slayer because of albums like Master of Puppets. There they show massive range, moving from the technical to the heavy without effort. Slayer are kings of what they do, but that’s pretty much all they do.
Lamb of God I’d say is set to be the next great metal band, although there is plenty of competition for that slot.
You can’t put these guys on the list really because they weren’t even playing the same sport, let alone the same game. But they have to be mentioned because they invented the whole thing.
- Iron Maiden
- Led Zeppelin
- Morbid Angel
- Mercyful Fate
Other Metal Greats
These simply must be mentioned.
- Protest the Hero
There are some bands that should get far more respect than they do, and Exodus is at the top of the list. They’ve been there since the beginning, and they’ve been solid all the way through, but they still get very little mention.
[ Updated: June 2009 ]