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GREATEST Metal Bands Tier List According to a Music Snob

  • Опубліковано 15 вер 2022
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    Dream Theater
    Iron Maiden
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  • @loganocchionero6621
    @loganocchionero6621 Рік тому +347

    Dayum. 5FDP above Lamb of God, Slipknot, Slayer, and Korn? Brave man.

    • @chrisgoodness6531
      @chrisgoodness6531 Рік тому

      No just stupid.

    • @snurky3478
      @snurky3478 Рік тому +198

      Not brave, just poor taste

    • @placidblack836
      @placidblack836 Рік тому +9


    • @francisdrake6510
      @francisdrake6510 Рік тому

      +++ agreee stupid shit like 5fdp beter than legend slayer)

    • @rodrigoodonsalcedocisneros9266
      @rodrigoodonsalcedocisneros9266 Рік тому +4

      I kind of agree that Slipknot are overrated, and Slayer has been mediocre for a long time now, but putting them low is madness. Korn I like, but I think it doesn't necesarily is better than 5FDP, which is not bad anyways.

  • @mihailopavlovic2027
    @mihailopavlovic2027 Рік тому +377

    Having Motorhead D, and FFDP in B is just...

    • @6StringGamer823
      @6StringGamer823 Рік тому

      Yeah like.... Wtf 😒 that's an insult motorhead Fucking Rules and should be in the highest tier with Megadeth Judas Priest Megadeth and iron maiden

    • @Derunternehmer0815
      @Derunternehmer0815 Рік тому +42

      Motorhead in D is just a Joke

    • @Remedy462
      @Remedy462 Рік тому +16

      Motorhead C, FFDP Five F Plusses

    • @joneubanks9686
      @joneubanks9686 10 місяців тому +49

      y’all take this dude seriously. he said all of black sabbath without ozzy is shit. credibility out of the window.

    • @youreokayboah2128
      @youreokayboah2128 10 місяців тому +12

      He’s not wrong, only good album is Heaven and Hell.

  • @ethanmichael5490
    @ethanmichael5490 Рік тому +509

    You almost put Judas Priest in the same tier as Five finger butt punch, I can't even describe the pain I feel from that.

    • @brianblackwood3120
      @brianblackwood3120 Рік тому +2

      I know. Five finger death punch needs to be in the eat dog shit tier

    • @kevinbrown1893
      @kevinbrown1893 Рік тому +48

      Priest rules. No Sabbath, no Priest, no metal.

    • @MisTTwisted
      @MisTTwisted Рік тому +4

      Deal with it

    • @youreokayboah2128
      @youreokayboah2128 Рік тому +3

      Metal absolutely would’ve continued without Judas Priest, though we wouldn’t have bands like Slayer or Venom.

    • @ToveriJuri
      @ToveriJuri Рік тому +9

      Painkiller was one of the most important albums to me as growing young metal head.

  • @omgiddy
    @omgiddy Рік тому +450

    The Metallica tier explanation is by far the best and most universally accurate one.

    • @WoeWasMe
      @WoeWasMe Рік тому +5

      nah not before that megadeth explanation

    • @Your_Nxiety
      @Your_Nxiety Рік тому +14

      Sorry but for me is Metallica only a c Tier. The old Songs are god, Not gonna lie. But "newer" Songs are to Mainstream for me. Megadeth stays the Same for over 30 years, and they Not changed and stayed in the Thrash Szene.

    • @Kriegter
      @Kriegter Рік тому +30

      @@Your_Nxiety trash szene

    • @yourdailydoseofcommonsense3988
      @yourdailydoseofcommonsense3988 Рік тому +8

      @@Your_Nxiety idk man i don't like the new Metallica stuff but i appreciate that they tried something new

    • @chill0141414
      @chill0141414 Рік тому +31

      @@Your_Nxiety Spit out the bone is better than anything post rust in peace.

  • @kennyabzun1768
    @kennyabzun1768 Рік тому +335

    S.O.A.D is a unique band. They have weird ass lyrics but somehow their weirdness just kicks ass

  • @alexkirk9107
    @alexkirk9107 Рік тому +236

    Going to my 1st metal show tonight, Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage, Baroness, and Suicide Silence. I’m excited for it

    • @BecomeTheKnight
      @BecomeTheKnight  Рік тому +126

      Sounds like a great line up!!! Enjoy 🤘🤘🔥🔥

    • @jameskpolk9137
      @jameskpolk9137 Рік тому +9

      I’d kill to see Baroness I love those guys

    • @bretmclennan2147
      @bretmclennan2147 Рік тому +5

      Suicide Silence puts on a fantastic show, saw them open for Jinjer a couple months back and Eddie’s energy is fucking infectious

    • @owenc4188
      @owenc4188 Рік тому +5

      LoG has been on fire lately !

    • @Gerd0
      @Gerd0 Рік тому +5

      @@bretmclennan2147 Not really a fan of Suicide Silence, but they're absolutely great live for sure. The crowd was nuts when I saw them opening for Cannibal Corpse years ago.

  • @anavelazquez3761
    @anavelazquez3761 Рік тому +184

    I’m a huge Alice In Chains fan and it’s cool to see that they were included in the B tier. Although not the biggest. I think they were the most creative band to come out of the Seattle big four.

    • @futurebreedmachine9302
      @futurebreedmachine9302 Рік тому +37

      AIC and Soundgarden were the top two out of the whole grunge scene, in my opinion. Unfortunately, overrated Nirvana overshadowed all of them.

    • @brbosen
      @brbosen Рік тому +14

      Hell yes I agree 100%
      Alice in Chains is super unique and I feel that even though they "aren't metal" they are still embraced by the metal community for the most part.

    • @omgvague
      @omgvague Рік тому

      @@brbosen Jerry Cantrell will die on a hill saying that AIC is a metal band. He hates them being called grunge or anything else lol

    • @joshuapryce3448
      @joshuapryce3448 Рік тому +2

      True, I think I would have put Alice in Chains in a tier (I'm also a huge fan) but considering the fact that they aren't strictly metal he made a pretty sound judgement. Skid Row was just "no" and Stone Sour was "I'm not considering them metal right now!" Lol I get the hair metal joke, but Stone Sour are Alternative metal so they do fall under that category!
      Maybe you could argue that Stone Sour also fall under Post-grunge, Nu metal, Hard rock and even Alternative rock so maybe they aren't strictly metal a bit like Alice in Chains but how many other people still know 30/30-150 as their signature song? That song is the perfect template of an Alternative metal song and most of their albums have more of a metal leaning too!

    • @joshuapryce3448
      @joshuapryce3448 Рік тому +3

      @@futurebreedmachine9302 I agree, Nirvana was mostly a sloppy mish mash of the Pixies, Wipers and the Melvins, they might have been revolutionary at the time and had a somewhat interesting sound even by today's standards to give credit where it's due! However, their music lacked feeling and mostly just struck me as apathetic cynicism, plus they weren't in anyway considered metal, other than through Grunge lol
      Cobain wasn't a bad singer but he didn't have the vocal power and presence of Staley or Cornell. Both Alice in Chains and Soundgarden were interesting and dynamic in their approach and their music had a lot of feeling aswell! Though I would argue Soundgarden had more of a psychedelic edge whereas Chains had more of a harmonies and melodies edge.

  • @chase7224
    @chase7224 Рік тому +30

    Mike, you may not know this but when you heard Roots (Bloody Roots) from Sepultura the reason you were laughing is because the lead vocalist Max Cavalera literally took the melody from Right Said Fred I'm Too Sexy and didn't realize it at the time. Max even admitted it. Just re listen to the verses of Roots and you'll laugh.

  • @EddieSparxx
    @EddieSparxx Рік тому +57

    Dude, Dirt by Alice In Chains is an amazing sounding album, production perfection in my opinion

    • @Remedy462
      @Remedy462 Рік тому +6

      Nevermind for legacy, but I will always vote Dirt as greatest grunge album of all time because it is incredible and weird and opened up metal for me as a child, same with the Black Album.

  • @gonidisg
    @gonidisg Рік тому +94

    Helloween F tier ?!?! Keeper of the Seven Keys, one of the best metal songs of all time.

    • @BrainMeltGaming
      @BrainMeltGaming Рік тому +17

      Yeah I don't understand either

      @METALSCAVENGER78 Рік тому

      This is the most retarded piece of shit list I have seen so far

    • @kyleburton9352
      @kyleburton9352 Рік тому +43

      FFDP: Are they good? I don't like them. B-tier.
      Helloween: Are they good? I don't like their music. F-tier.
      Sure that makes sense.

    • @4zafinc
      @4zafinc Рік тому +10

      This and Mötorhead were the most baffling rating to me

    • @mrsimpleslowmo
      @mrsimpleslowmo Рік тому +2

      @@kyleburton9352 Helloween is getting love because they are old farts, 5FDP getting hate because people thinks it's cool to hate them

  • @DM2414
    @DM2414 Рік тому +46

    In my opinion, earlier Sepultura like Arise and Beneath The Remains are miles ahead of the Roots Bloody Roots sound. Those albums are so great

    • @nevowatchtv9642
      @nevowatchtv9642 Рік тому +1

      you're so correct

    • @marklawd91
      @marklawd91 Рік тому +2

      Imo prime (early) Sepultura is the greatest metal off all time

    • @youreokayboah2128
      @youreokayboah2128 9 місяців тому

      He criticized arise, said it’s the same crap other Metal bands do.

    • @le_minion1234
      @le_minion1234 9 місяців тому

      ​@@youreokayboah2128 In what video

    • @themarshallarts
      @themarshallarts 2 місяці тому

      First 4 Sepultura albums are goated as fuck

  • @costanicholas
    @costanicholas Рік тому +25

    My expectations were low but holy fuck.

  • @benwasson7
    @benwasson7 Рік тому +53

    I’m a big fan of Avenged Sevenfold, but I get the thing about M. Shadows’ voice. For me it was much harder to get over James Labrie’s vocals than Shadows.

    • @alexistaylor9092
      @alexistaylor9092 Рік тому

      Oh total agree on that.

    • @4zafinc
      @4zafinc Рік тому

      💯% agree. Would take Shadows over Labrie anyday

    • @C0reyTaylor8
      @C0reyTaylor8 Рік тому +2

      James Labrie is the main reason why I don't enjoy a lot of Dream Theater songs.

    • @napo7866
      @napo7866 10 місяців тому +2

      I don't understand the hate on James Lebrie, yes he sings high, woopty do. I don't understand how that alone can make someone get so much hate. The guy is, talent wise, one of the best Progressive Metal vocalists, even if he's certainly lost his touch live quite a bit. And to be frank I think his voice suites there cheesy lyrics and ballady moments perfectly, if someone with a deeper register sang those parts they would sound so mellow dramatic to me

    • @textoffender3410
      @textoffender3410 10 місяців тому

      I like a7x more than dream theater but I like James Labrie way more than M. Shadows

  • @fruitchewx127
    @fruitchewx127 Рік тому +13

    So glad that Blind Guardian got the respect they deserve. My first experience with metal was Nightfall in Middle Earth. But I'm heartbroken by your opinion on Avantasia

  • @willthomas2310
    @willthomas2310 Рік тому +74

    Man! This guy is brutal, & makes a lot of takes that would be deemed controversial in the metal world lol

    • @mattdad8429
      @mattdad8429 Рік тому +37

      Agreed! I had this look on my face when he spoke of Motorhead like I was in the same room as a couple having an abusive domestic dispute.

    • @donniehoffman4738
      @donniehoffman4738 Рік тому +15

      He's just the normie metal Finn Mckenty lol. "Singer not melodic. Production need more Protools. Why no hook? This band bad"

    • @rodrigoodonsalcedocisneros9266
      @rodrigoodonsalcedocisneros9266 Рік тому +18

      @@donniehoffman4738 He is entitled to his own tastes. He strikes me more of a proghead.
      If he were a Death Metalhead he would search for aggression, speed and technicality. If he were a Black Metalhead he would actually favour low production, atmosphere and wouldn't mind repetitive lyrical themes, etc. Different strokes for different folks.

    • @lukeizabelle2131
      @lukeizabelle2131 Рік тому +2

      Donnie Hoffman You are the man, I always tried in my head to come up with the best possible and most perfect criticism/diss on his general take on music which I am not a big fan of and you’ve totally nailed it and made it hilarious too😂 The greatest thing about your criticism or should I say diss is that from an objective and technical point of view it was not offensive at all because some people may take the points that you made as positive traits, you are a genius!!!😁

    • @youreokayboah2128
      @youreokayboah2128 Рік тому +1

      Yeah but in a musical perspective, you’d always want to go for better production/sound, even Slayer tries to go for “good production”

  • @karl-erlendmikalsen5159
    @karl-erlendmikalsen5159 Рік тому +56

    Disturbed: "I have to give them an A. They helped define and redefine Numetal to a degree."
    Korn: "C tier."

    • @diegosotomiranda4107
      @diegosotomiranda4107 Рік тому +13

      The biggest bs in the vídeo, disturbed it's so overrated by americans it's just stupid, for most people outside US it's just an ok band with some radio hits and thats it

    • @YJL186
      @YJL186 Рік тому +2

      haha yeah thats such a wild take

    • @Meccarox
      @Meccarox Рік тому +9

      I think Korn is A and Disturbed is B

    • @YJL186
      @YJL186 Рік тому +4

      @@Meccarox absolutely

    • @Logan-dk8of
      @Logan-dk8of Рік тому +1

      @@diegosotomiranda4107 their first album is amazing and definitely not stupid music, their later albums aren't very special

  • @animal1439
    @animal1439 Рік тому +21

    I used to feel the same about motorhead, but they've definitely grown on me over the last year or so, and their influence is undeniable.

  • @jables1able
    @jables1able Рік тому +56

    I think anthrax’s 80s stuff holds up super well! Especially the guitar tone!

    • @rodrigoodonsalcedocisneros9266
      @rodrigoodonsalcedocisneros9266 Рік тому +6

      Anthrax is basic fun. Thrash doesn't need to be super technical to be good, and Anthrax is a great testament to that.

    • @jables1able
      @jables1able Рік тому +2

      @@rodrigoodonsalcedocisneros9266 I totally agree! And the speed and ferocity is terrific!

    • @themetalhead1463
      @themetalhead1463 Рік тому +1

      Spreading the Disease and Persistence of Time are fabulous!

    • @le_minion1234
      @le_minion1234 10 місяців тому +1

      I think they're a fun thrash metal band with some pretty good songs, I would put them in B tier

    • @kerbalscuffedprogram4705
      @kerbalscuffedprogram4705 6 місяців тому

      @@rodrigoodonsalcedocisneros9266 I see what you did there.

  • @jasons2210
    @jasons2210 Рік тому +129

    What I love about Blind Guardian is that they do Power Metal without being over the top cheesy. I think even people who hate power metal can enjoy some of BGs discography.

    • @Heatwave9000
      @Heatwave9000 Рік тому +5

      Power metal is cringeworthy don't lie

    • @wafflemanofficial3130
      @wafflemanofficial3130 Рік тому +7

      Yeah I don't like power metal but BG rips

    • @terriblecertainity
      @terriblecertainity Рік тому +6

      as someone who usually hates Power Metal, I can agree. Guardian are great

    • @fruitchewx127
      @fruitchewx127 Рік тому +8

      I think it's because Blind Guardian are from the BTTFAF (Before Through the Fire and Flames) era. I'm pretty sure that song singlehandedly spawned all the cringier modern PM bands that we associate with the genre today

    • @alucard3317
      @alucard3317 Рік тому +8

      Imaginations From The Other Side is defenitely one of the best Metal Albums of all time imo

  • @nicolasgodin51
    @nicolasgodin51 Рік тому +29

    Quite shocked by your Trivium ranking tbh. I was sure it would be the kind of band you’d love

  • @dylanbailey6216
    @dylanbailey6216 Рік тому +11

    I’ve seen a lot of people come across Metallica in like a ranking system, which obviously always ranks high, and everyone is always like “yes, obviously, moving on”

  • @tommyjoekavanagh6590
    @tommyjoekavanagh6590 Рік тому +4

    Loved this video! Glad to see some of my favourite bands get talked about (especially Blind Guardian in A tier - couldn't agree more).
    Maybe a tier list of prog bands next? Curious as to your thoughts on King Crimson, Yes, Jethro Tull, Genesis etc. in a context just like this video.

  • @csukovitsgyuri2507
    @csukovitsgyuri2507 Рік тому +70

    I think your opinion about helloween would worth a not enough context tier. They've done tons of great stuff in so many different styles. Just listen to my sacrifice or dark ride or occasion avenue. Memorable songs with memorable melodies.

    • @shadowedge729
      @shadowedge729 Рік тому +10

      i love helloween

    • @kevinbrown1893
      @kevinbrown1893 Рік тому +12

      This guy hasn't listened to enough Helloween. Helloween, in my opinion, is heads and shoulders above most of the radio-friendly, polished and processed shit on this list.

    • @rodrigoodonsalcedocisneros9266
      @rodrigoodonsalcedocisneros9266 Рік тому +3

      He just hates them, it's his opinion I guess.

    • @laitiermilkman4290
      @laitiermilkman4290 Місяць тому

      @@shadowedge729 I believe that A Tale That Wasn't Right alone is just one of the best ballads and SONGS I've heard

    • @shadowedge729
      @shadowedge729 Місяць тому +1

      @@laitiermilkman4290 Yeah fr

  • @coltonstevens4339
    @coltonstevens4339 Рік тому +37

    Alice In Chains has metal in a lot of their grunge sound. I'd say they're also alternative metal and semi-sludge/doom metal in some songs on their later albums.
    By far the heaviest grunge band besides maybe The Melvins, which is also more sludge metal-like

    • @necalovescake
      @necalovescake 3 місяці тому +1

      generally when i talk to metal fans they say theyre grunge, but when i talk to grunge fans they say theyre metal. everyone seems to like them tho so its fine, i feel like theyre a 50/50 mix.

  • @namethestars
    @namethestars Рік тому +46

    Just happy to see Iron Maiden in the top tier but, and sorry for disagreeing, I loved Senjutsu. When I first heard it I wasn't that taken but like every IM album it eventually gets under the skin and just lands, takes a few listens but been enamoured with it ever since.

  • @danhickey9294
    @danhickey9294 Рік тому +38

    Anthrax had a big influence to bands that has speed as part of their sound up picking qualities like Slayer. Being from New York and not California aslo help popularize them as well.

    • @youreokayboah2128
      @youreokayboah2128 Рік тому

      True, New York is big, and they built their fan base their I assume.

  • @billbyrd5198
    @billbyrd5198 Рік тому +23

    Arch Enemy definitely deserves a listen in the melodeath space. Jeff Loomis (from Nevermore) and Mike Arnott (from Carcass) write some great twin-guitar lead work and solo trade-offs and Angela Gossow is/was a beast of a singer.

  • @DovahVokuna
    @DovahVokuna Рік тому +13

    One of the best things of Rammstein are the lyrics. It’s really smart writing at times. And yes. Metallica doesn’t need an explanation.

  • @AndDeathForAll82
    @AndDeathForAll82 Рік тому +83

    Skid Row and Ghost are more Metal than several bands you gave a pass to. I legit don’t get how Three Days Grace counts but they don’t.

    • @Qyngali
      @Qyngali Рік тому +8

      Ghost, Abba with metal elements. 😂

    • @mattdad8429
      @mattdad8429 Рік тому +17

      @@Qyngali New Ghost maybe, but their first 3 albums, certainly first 2, are genuine metal. I don't get the hate either. They're a breath of fresh air to me.

    • @Qyngali
      @Qyngali Рік тому +10

      @@mattdad8429 it was mostly a joke, I do like a lot of their stuff. :)

    • @iliketrains3495
      @iliketrains3495 Рік тому +10

      Never heard Skid Row but yeah Ghost should qualify if glorified butt rock bands like TDG and Breaking Benjamin qualify

    • @brandonkoncyk1842
      @brandonkoncyk1842 Рік тому +2

      Right? I love Ghost. They are old school 70's and 80's Heavy Metal.

  • @ritual_homicide66
    @ritual_homicide66 6 місяців тому +5

    Remember people, music is subjective, you can like what you like and that’s okay. 👍

  • @wasauchimmer4010
    @wasauchimmer4010 Рік тому +52

    Hey yo, big Anthrax fan here. I love the band quite a lot. Mostly the Thrash Years from 'Spreading the disease' up to 'Persistence of time'. I think they have some great riffs, fun solos and very wonderful singing done by Joey Belladonna. The John Bush era has some good songs but i don't really care about it. The newer stuff is also quite good. I think they are great at making fun thrash songs, as well as some personal and emotional songs.
    I wanted to see them this month but sadly they cancelled the european tour.
    P.S.: No one cares who is or isn't in 'the big four', all of the oldschool thrashers made bangers and albums that were constantly rivaling each other in technique and quality. Have a great day!

    • @f0rth3l0v30fchr15t
      @f0rth3l0v30fchr15t Рік тому +10

      I generally feel like Anthrax were more willing to have fun with their music than many of their contemporaries.

    • @oldbittercraig3513
      @oldbittercraig3513 Рік тому +2

      they were in the "Big Four" as that was based around who sold the most albums. Anthrax sold a lot more back in the day than Testament, Exodus, etc. FFS they had enough of a presence to be guest star in an episode of Married With Children.
      Spreading the Disease and Among The Living are great albums, State of Euphoria and POT are good with a few great tracks.

    • @wasauchimmer4010
      @wasauchimmer4010 Рік тому

      @@oldbittercraig3513 OK. Cool.

    • @dragonpundit.6443
      @dragonpundit.6443 Місяць тому

      Sound of White Noise.

  • @williamlanger9229
    @williamlanger9229 Рік тому +27

    Ive always liked M Shadows’ voice. Theyre in my top 5 bands with Dream Theater and Opeth (DT being the top). Respectable tier list!

    • @Remedy462
      @Remedy462 Рік тому +2

      The Stage wasn't bad, not my cup of tea but not bad by any means, I believe they're best album overall is City Of Evil. My favorites are Waking the Fallen and Nightmare, Waking the Fallen for a fun beautiful time, and Nightmare for those dark nights of the soul.

    • @Joshcoshbagosh
      @Joshcoshbagosh 10 місяців тому +1

      honestly I just started getting into A7x and the vocals were one of the things that caught my attention the most. Been listening to the Nightmare album and so far I think he sounds amazing tbh. Very appealing voice. Reminds me a bit of 90s James Hetfield in a good way

    • @textoffender3410
      @textoffender3410 10 місяців тому

      Dream theater, a7x, and opeth are also in my top 5 favourite bands

    • @RobertSmith-uz5sz
      @RobertSmith-uz5sz 9 місяців тому +1

      @@Remedy462 City of Evil is definitely their best album.

    • @Remedy462
      @Remedy462 9 місяців тому

      @@RobertSmith-uz5sz No complaints. 😎

  • @hieuinhtrong2939
    @hieuinhtrong2939 Рік тому +29

    So happy you put Linkin Park in such high tier. LP is very meaningful to me and without them, I would never have gotten into metal bands in A tier

    • @bertafjertafisalukta2302
      @bertafjertafisalukta2302 Рік тому +6

      same here. started with LP and now im jamming to heavier bands hehe

    • @TheRealRaditz9001
      @TheRealRaditz9001 Рік тому +5

      They were very influential. Chesters and Mikes vocals were very polarizing

    • @Random-06
      @Random-06 Рік тому +2


    • @jariemonah
      @jariemonah 7 місяців тому +3

      They get mentioned a lot for being the ultimate gateway band for young people, but never get the credit for how carefully crafted a lot of their songs were. They can play the same 5 notes in a song and it'd still be catchier than half the shit on the radio.

  • @muenchhausenmusic
    @muenchhausenmusic Рік тому +10

    You said you don't like the latest Rammstein stuff: I think the latest album, Zeit, sees them with some of their best work yet. If you'll check only one song to reconsider, make it 'Angst': Nice auxiliary percussion in the hook, nice chord progression in the pre-chorus, teasing said chord progression in the 2nd half of the verse while the bass holds down a nice pedal note underneath, and most importantly: Till's never-before-seen intensity around the 2/3 mark of the song - I have never heard Rammstein like this before and I love it. Lyricals content and video are also very good, the theme being the radicalisation of the masses via fear (Angst), while using the phrase "Wer hat Angst vorm schwarzen Mann?", which literally translated means 'Who's afraid of the boogie man?', but is actually an old-timey children's game. The allusion to xenophobia/racism growing from some elements in society fanning the flames of fear and exploiting it - combining this with the children's game innocence is classic Rammstein but with an actual message, not just empty shock value. I applaud it.

    • @muenchhausenmusic
      @muenchhausenmusic Рік тому +2

      And since you, Mike, are very much focussed on musical/compositional elements as opposed to lyical - I am the same btw - you'll also enjoy:
      - the beautiful calm and open mixolydian part in the album closer 'Adieu'
      - the use of autotune in the track 'Lügen' (= Lies) and Till still again bringing the same insane intensity we heard in Angst before
      - how in the song 'Dicke Titten' at one point there is this wonderful clash of the ionian scale brass intro being carefreely played over the phrygian downtuned main riff. So bold-cheeky
      As you can see the last four tracks of the album are imo def the strongest and among Rammstein's strongest material period. Zeit could be added to it, but that is mainly because of the lyrics. The song deals with our mortality.
      Should you decide to give it another chance, feel free to let us know what you think!

  • @Leon-qy5kd
    @Leon-qy5kd Рік тому +21

    I was pleasantly surprised by Blind Guardian. Very happy about that, they are in my top 3 favorite bands of all time.🤘🏻😍 Of course a very controversial tier list (Avantasia and Helloween for example hurt me) but that's what makes it interesting.🤘🏻 Tier list itself wasn't very good though.

    • @levisimpson516
      @levisimpson516 4 місяці тому

      Love that kind of metal as well, and I kind of thought he had a good point about how they seem to play that fantasy type metal in a way that just comes off less hokey or corny compared to others. Some can still do it well, but like Hammerfall, he nailed that. They just don't do it the way Blind Guardian can. Also, I don't think I really know Avantasia, so I'm off to go listen to them now and see what I think.
      I would also put

  • @metalcrusader6662
    @metalcrusader6662 Рік тому +12

    You need to remember that HammerFall is also that band who brought back The old school metal sound back in the 90s. And they make good songs, Almost every song is Super catchy, Great musicianship

  • @peterchronis3809
    @peterchronis3809 Рік тому +390

    Anthrax is not really that bad. Their "punk thrash" style can be very fun sometimes, even comical I would say. It's a breath of fresh air compered the other thrash bands that used to take themselves way too seriously. Not trying to say they are the best, but definitely not the worst. I personally find most of Slayer's stuff way less interesting, and that comes from a prog-thrash head.

    • @rockeiro1916
      @rockeiro1916 Рік тому +38

      Anthrax is not bad at all

    • @peterchronis3809
      @peterchronis3809 Рік тому +17

      @@ghostfacekurdkillah4147 the stuff from Slayer i actually enjoy are their earliest work. No Mercy and Hell Awaits are generally speaking good albums (although the production on both of those is even worse than Killing Is My Business). It's the rest of their work that I find extremely uninspiring and monotonous.

    • @lukehostetter9354
      @lukehostetter9354 Рік тому +15

      100% agree anthrax is awesome great live shows serious stuff like Indians and fun af stuff like bring the noise and all that

    • @MrHamtits
      @MrHamtits Рік тому +3

      Anthrax is slow

    • @aneinthedark5008
      @aneinthedark5008 Рік тому +8

      JB era > JB era

  • @bdan19921
    @bdan19921 Рік тому +11

    M shadows voice never bothered me, but I think I have a strong tolerance for vocalists because rush and dream theater are two of my favorite bands

  • @BaadMotorFinger
    @BaadMotorFinger Рік тому +2

    I like your explanations for your choices. Even if you're not that into the bands at the moment, you give them credit they deserve. Seen other guys put good bands down the list just cause they're not that into them anymore and that's not fair

  • @AlexAnteroLammikko
    @AlexAnteroLammikko Рік тому +14

    As a huge Sabaton and Nightwish fan I think both those reviews were very fair. I was actually surprised by your take on Sabaton, expected it to be much lower given some of the previous videos I have watched of yours in regards to lyrics not being music and, as you rightly point out, Sabaton is very much about the history and the lyrics. The songs are incredibly similar to each other, and they definitely have a structure they write to that both works incredibly well to produce hit songs but also is a bit too by the book, but I have never heard a Sabaton song (except for the ballads.....) that I didn't like.
    On the Nigthwish end, I don't think they write for an aesthetic as much as their aesthetic is meant to fit the writing. Tuomas has always been the writer and this has always been his vision, so the appearance of the band part of his storytelling. And that storytelling.......well it only really makes sense to him :p
    But the songs are amazing (in my opinion anyway) but its a very specific style.

    • @SallyStangler
      @SallyStangler Рік тому +1

      Same! I mean look at my profile picture lmao, As much as I love Sabaton's riffs and choruses, I love discovering new stories to look up because of Sabaton.

    • @DDxRaptor
      @DDxRaptor 9 місяців тому +3

      You have a great opinion on both bands. I like both of them, too, although Nightwish comes out on top for me. The thing I very much dislike about Nightwish however is how they spat out some of the most talented artists, like Tarja, Marco, Jukka and that's at least partly because of Tuomas who's always been talked about as elitist and hard to work with. I'd also count Anette Olzon, too. She never got close to the vocal poweress of Tarja Turunen and Floor Jansen, but her style fit the band particularly well in the era of 2006-2012.

    • @AlexAnteroLammikko
      @AlexAnteroLammikko 9 місяців тому +1

      @@DDxRaptor that's true about Tarja, but Jukka left because of insomnia and Marco because of depression and other issues. They both confirmed in several Finnish interviews it had nothing to do with Tuomas and he is a great guy. I think the Tuomas ego thing is overinflated in the media , but the Tarja situation was messy and all parties regret that and have said as much . Tuomas is actually quite a reserved guy (we Finns tend to be ) and isn't nearly as much of a ego trip as often portrayed

  • @paulgrindley8192
    @paulgrindley8192 11 місяців тому +2

    Not sure how the list was made but super surprised that Opeth didn’t make it. Great video. Love the explanations.

  • @DahcipheR
    @DahcipheR Рік тому +33

    Disturbed sitting up there among the other A-tier kills me 😂

    • @Meccarox
      @Meccarox Рік тому +10

      Disturbed is good af

    • @DahcipheR
      @DahcipheR Рік тому +7

      @@Meccarox I love them too, but cmon lmao

    • @rodrigoodonsalcedocisneros9266
      @rodrigoodonsalcedocisneros9266 Рік тому +2

      Tbh I haven't heard enough of them, but from the few songs I have heard, I can see why he thinks they are so great. They do have a unique sound for a very copy-pasted genre specially during that era.

    • @brendandillinger9903
      @brendandillinger9903 Рік тому +3

      They deserve but to be up there but I do also find something a bit funny about it

    • @DahcipheR
      @DahcipheR Рік тому

      @@brendandillinger9903 Love Disturbed, but they're by no means trailblazers. Draiman's voice is probably their biggest distinction, but even his adlibs are basically inspired by Johnathan Davis, lol. They're a three-way Static-X/Godsmack/Korn lovechild.

  • @blackhaze8233
    @blackhaze8233 Рік тому +16

    I'm shocked u put CRADIL OF FILTH so high on the list.. that's awesome

  • @kyxn4913
    @kyxn4913 Рік тому +135

    Avenged Sevenfold is hands down my favorite band of all time. Their music came into my life at a perfect time. While I do agree with you that M. Shadows voice hasn't been up to par lately. But his voice on the self titled album and Nightmare album......Jesus he was killing it imo!

    • @jayvallen
      @jayvallen Рік тому +13

      in city of evil shadows sound amazing too imo

    • @caelsherrod9540
      @caelsherrod9540 Рік тому +8

      Completely agreed!! Songs like Unbound, Little Piece of Heaven, Buried Alive, Victim, Tonight The World Dies would not have hit if Shads wasn’t at his peak vocally

    • @chasebroughton7373
      @chasebroughton7373 Рік тому

      Avenged is the band that got me into metal and playing the guitar, but I can understand their placement on the list. Either you love em or hate em (for various reasons). I’ve been a fan since 11 and they do stuff here and there that makes me cringe a bit. Still though, all time favorite no question.

    • @shreddykrueger2408
      @shreddykrueger2408 Рік тому +1

      A7X is my alltime favorite too and I love shadows voice but the way he sings does throw a lot of people off when I show them songs. I get it but I love it 😂

    • @shreddykrueger2408
      @shreddykrueger2408 Рік тому +2

      I just think it’s funny he puts dream theater in A tier and I have the same issue with them that he has with a7x. Labries voice is so ehh compared to the other musicians in the band.

  • @sleepyleaps8954
    @sleepyleaps8954 Рік тому +19

    To say that FFDP is higher up than Cradle of Filth says a lot about your opinion. Dani’s voice is great, especially when paired with Sara’s backing vocals (in the early days). A lot of forgettable songs and albums as the years went by, so they’re not consistently good, but so many great ones (between 96-03’) which warrants a high B IMO.

    • @mr.echo24
      @mr.echo24 Рік тому +2

      He doesn't like black metal shrieks, a lot of metalhead don't. But overall I wouldn't put FFDP higher yeah

    • @dragonpundit.6443
      @dragonpundit.6443 Місяць тому

      Ummm no.

  • @lewismackay6294
    @lewismackay6294 Рік тому

    Can't believe you done Kvelertak like that. My favourite band at the moment. Been listening to their 4 albums on repeat, especially their debut. Quality stuff

  • @ElliYeetYT
    @ElliYeetYT Рік тому +11

    Take a shot every time Mike puts a band in the C Tier. That’s your new drinking game for you.

  • @SciFyerGaming
    @SciFyerGaming 7 місяців тому +4

    Iron Maiden, Tool, Dream Theater, and Pantera are all at least in my top 10 favorite bands of all time, so I'm glad they were put in the highest tier.

  • @ExtremeAndy
    @ExtremeAndy Рік тому +41

    Big Anthrax fan here. I’d consider most of the music I like from them to be very fun. Obviously out of the big 4, the members of Anthrax have the most bubbly/energetic personalities and I think that reflects well in their riffs and overall songwriting. Have to also shoutout them taking a huge risk in mixing rap with metal which, to me at least, worked extremely well for them.

    • @johns6351
      @johns6351 Рік тому +7

      They are definently more accomblished and well known than Exodus and Testament as well which I don't get why he said they didn't deserve the big 4 spot. Scott Ian is a household name at this point.

    • @stephanea5364
      @stephanea5364 Рік тому

      Most bubbly energetic personality, that,s not what I think about when I think about Scott and Charlie.

    • @user-yn1sf9mq3z
      @user-yn1sf9mq3z Місяць тому

      @@johns6351 more accomplished than testament? what have they accomplished?

  • @codymac4958
    @codymac4958 Рік тому +4

    Bro. I feel you with testament over anthrax. As a fellow metal head. I think we miss the punk/hardcore influences they brought to the "mainstream", more so than any of the other 3. Of the big 4.

  • @TheAskald
    @TheAskald Рік тому +4

    Your hottest take was probably Sepultura. I'm not even that big of a fan myself but dude Sepultura is a big band, and their early albums are something.

  • @cesarpotrica
    @cesarpotrica 10 місяців тому +3

    for a guy who has been listening to metal for almost 40 years and i listen and like all genres of metal this was the best explanation i heard from metallica :) and i also saw the video talking about the Black Album and for a guy who listens to all music styles from Grind Core, Death or BlackMetal, symphonic etc etc... I never thought that Metallica had sold out nor did I not like them and I loved the Album and I was happy to see Metal reaching people who said bad things about it since kind of musica and who today became metallers..

  • @cheez1771
    @cheez1771 Рік тому +8

    I'm going to give this comment the same energy that you put into the tier list with ALL DUE RESPECT. This tier list is actually a dumpster fire.
    Unsarcastically you're doing great keep up the amazing work.

  • @bersrkerr1447
    @bersrkerr1447 Рік тому +2

    lifelong amon amarth fan here, i can respect where you put them because every person and their experience with music is almost entirely individual. the reason i rate them so high personally is because of my interest in norse history and mythology. most people's levels of interest when it comes to many bands will fluctuate depending on interests outside of music most of the time, just an important thing to note for a lot of die hard fans of bands that he ranked low.

    • @bersrkerr1447
      @bersrkerr1447 Рік тому

      also i agree with everything he says about metallica

  • @Eddie_Maiden
    @Eddie_Maiden Рік тому +61

    7:51 the 'almost' saved you there... Heaven and Hell is one of the best albums ever, hands down

    • @spideyman2099
      @spideyman2099 Рік тому +3


    • @Ms666slayer
      @Ms666slayer Рік тому +1

      That album was literally an Iommi solo project but the label forced them to use the Black Sabbath name for sales, the actual comtrary of what happened to Ozzy whih he made the Blizzard of Ozz band and was fored to use Ozzy Osbourn as the name beause he would sell more.

    • @Mjora
      @Mjora Рік тому +13

      @@Ms666slayer that's not even close to true lol

    • @col.vladislavputchenkov7786
      @col.vladislavputchenkov7786 Рік тому +19

      @@Ms666slayer You’re thinking of the Seventh Star album, not Heaven and Hell. Heaven and Hell was just the classic Sabbath lineup with Ronnie James Dio on vocals.

    • @Mills25
      @Mills25 Рік тому +7

      @@Ms666slayer you're incorrect but not ENTIRELY wrong. H&H was -- for at least a few seconds -- going to be a side project with Iommi & Dio, but it evolved into Black Sabbath pretty quickly. The true solo project you're thinking of is Seventh Star.

  • @johnmclaughlin763
    @johnmclaughlin763 День тому

    Sir, this is truly a great channel!! I’ve been subscribed a long time. I’m not a metal head; I play blues guitar and listen to all sorts of music, but metal is last on the list. The reason I listen (as a practicing Christian that gets tired of F-words and the increasing coarseness of our culture) is because of your encyclopedic knowledge of music and your authenticity. You are always honest. Thank you for your hard work to bring enjoyment and learning to us. I really appreciate it. I’m a family doctor in the inner city. The past three to four years have been a pandemic followed by signing many death certificates of young people dying of fentanyl overdose. Strangely, I look forward to little breaks that take me to unusual places like this in music and the business of music. I don’t comment often anywhere and am not sure why I did here exactly but thank you.

  • @urpeliini666
    @urpeliini666 Рік тому +1

    I may not agree with all of the picks, but I do like that you explained your reasoning very well!

  • @calvinnewton5287
    @calvinnewton5287 Рік тому +6

    I know you didn't make this list, but a bit surprised that bands like Opeth and Jinjer didn't make that cut. Would love to hear where bands like those would end up on your list.

    • @jasonashley9853
      @jasonashley9853 Рік тому +6

      I'm surprised Opeth is left out of the conversation so often when it comes to metal. Plenty of people are familiar with them.

    • @fcamiola
      @fcamiola Рік тому +4

      @@jasonashley9853 and Opeth is GOAT. They are GOD tier.

    • @jasonashley9853
      @jasonashley9853 Рік тому +2

      @@fcamiola I agree wholeheartedly. Their prog death metal era is the essence of what it means to be metal.

    • @RobertSmith-uz5sz
      @RobertSmith-uz5sz 9 місяців тому +1

      Yes: Opeth = A. So would Children of Bodom and Chimaera for me.

  • @bujharvard9313
    @bujharvard9313 Рік тому +1

    The Last Baron is such a fucking amazing song. One of the only 13 minute non-Maiden songs I never get tired of.
    LOL at Distubed at A-tier though.
    Your Metallica comment was priceless. Well done.

  • @bdr113080
    @bdr113080 11 днів тому

    Awesome video again, I really love that you don’t get too caught up in genres and marrying one genre.
    Most the bands, I listen to would fall under one genre of metal or another but I’ve never really cared to just hunt out one genre. If I like the music, I like the music I don’t really give a fuck if it’s one genre of metal or not or if it’s metal or hard rock or whatever. I never understood this just seeking out everything in one genre and only loving that and losing your mind. Anytime you meet someone who likes music that isn’t in that genre.
    Pantera, Ozzy, Metallica, Alice In Chains, Slayer, Guns N Roses, White Zombie, C.O.C. , Mudvayne , Megadeth, Sepultura, Hellyeah, Type O Negative, Black Sabbath, Fear Factory, Korn…. most of these bands don’t sound anything like each other, but I’ve never cared. Those are the bands that I absolutely love and will probably listen to for the rest of my life. Could care less what the elitist think, I burnt my copy of the heavy metal rulebook along time ago because I like getting laid.

  • @Reckless_Metal
    @Reckless_Metal Рік тому +5

    I’d love to see a Pantera video and how you approach one of my favorite bands

  • @MrClapTrap
    @MrClapTrap 10 місяців тому +7

    Bullet For My Valentine being in B tier above bands like Slipknot and Slayer is hilarious.

  • @bigstam1234567890
    @bigstam1234567890 Рік тому +9

    Keeper of the Seven keys from helloween slays everything in B tier. Here from casey sabol

    • @jasonashley9853
      @jasonashley9853 Рік тому +1

      Yeah I definitely have some disagreements with his list lol.

  • @badboytavis00
    @badboytavis00 Рік тому +1

    Bring me another one of my favs of all time
    Every era does something different and just sounds great

  • @edvinparmeza1298
    @edvinparmeza1298 Рік тому +2

    I respect your opinion on all the bands, even though I (as a crazy Rammstein fan) would have put them in the A list, and their songs are not the same in my opinion, but I like your honesty. As for the other bands, I almost agree with all the list.
    Good job!

  • @christophercheney1006
    @christophercheney1006 Рік тому +5

    Anthrax are one of my favorite bands of all time. Easily deserving of the Big 4 status. They have broken so much ground that many bands have walked upon. And, c'mon man, Dio era Sabbath?! Good stuff. Love you dawg

  • @Xarthys
    @Xarthys Рік тому +14

    I totally get what mean with Amon Amarth but I absolutely love them, they put on a really fun live performance as well

    • @elcacahuate7l979
      @elcacahuate7l979 Рік тому +2

      Same with Slipknot and Three Days Grace hahahaha. Get what he said, still love them

  • @fizzy_bubblech
    @fizzy_bubblech Рік тому +59

    I love Anthrax. They have some really great and catchy riffs and I think, they found their own style of trash, whats really refreshing.

    • @alphaenemyplus8376
      @alphaenemyplus8376 Рік тому +19

      Yeah, well he put Disturbed in A tier, too, so he's pretty cringe.

    • @graphix6529
      @graphix6529 Рік тому +5

      @@alphaenemyplus8376 glad someone said it

    • @metaltildeth6783
      @metaltildeth6783 Рік тому +1

      If you list the Big 4", one thing you should notice is each band, Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer, they each have their own sound, love them or hate them. Anthrax was my intro in Thrash music in the late 80's. I loved the punkie sound with Joey's vocals. Megadeth was next. Metallica followed. Slayer was the last of the Big 4. I listened to a few other bands, but they simply did not have the impact as they often sounded too much like one of the Big 4 I already was listening to. While Thrash more or less went into hibernation in the mid and late 90's, the rebirth of Thrash in the mid 2000 was great. Not "crossover" Thrash but Thrash as it meant to be played.

  • @Spinosaurus4ever
    @Spinosaurus4ever 7 місяців тому +3

    Metallica, SOAD, and Tool! All my faves made it to A tier!

  • @Zeedapoll
    @Zeedapoll Рік тому

    awesome content! lots to agree with, lots to disagree with lol but lots of respect on your opinions, definitely need to do a Pantera video!

  • @robertisagigachad666
    @robertisagigachad666 Рік тому +1


  • @kmpro3737
    @kmpro3737 Рік тому

    Love it Mike 👊 keep up these videos

  • @franciscomarques6569
    @franciscomarques6569 Рік тому +131

    Man Trivium might very well be the most underrated band... They are hands down of the most talented musicians and songwriters in the scene today, never wrote a dull song to be honest and their good stuff is unbelieavable and also very catchy!
    Also, the vocals on Sepultura are freakin' awesome!!
    Great video as always!

    • @goncalosilva8069
      @goncalosilva8069 Рік тому +27

      Exactly my thoughts. There's a lot I disagreed with in this video, but Trivium in C tier? I'm sure this guy hasn't heard more than 5 songs from them. Willing to bet on it.

    • @franciscomarques6569
      @franciscomarques6569 Рік тому +2

      @@goncalosilva8069 I agree, maybe in a future video he reconsiders.
      Also, Força Porto!!

    • @Tybren
      @Tybren Рік тому +17

      Trivium is by far my favorite band. I must have listened to Shogun front to back 50 times.

    • @theirishpotato6588
      @theirishpotato6588 Рік тому

      @@goncalosilva8069 agreed

    • @whowastheoneguy4719
      @whowastheoneguy4719 Рік тому +2

      Trivium is legit for sure. Great players and really good songwriters.

  • @Deathworg1
    @Deathworg1 Рік тому +7

    Love this video but dimmu borgir has some INCREDIBLE deep cuts, I must say. If you don’t like black metal vocals nothing black metal is gonna ever sound good to ya though and it’s okay.

  • @theromanboi
    @theromanboi Рік тому +3

    When he said the production for AIC was never good, I just about died

  • @chasebroughton7373
    @chasebroughton7373 Рік тому +6

    I’m just glad to see that Priest is in A tier. They tend to get overshadowed a bit and I’m not too sure why. I love both Maiden and Priest, but I’d probably take one of the early Priest albums over a Maiden album on a deserted island tbh.

    • @batmaneatspizza
      @batmaneatspizza Рік тому +3

      Yeah not me 😂

    • @MGdelOeste
      @MGdelOeste Рік тому +3

      They are often overshadowed by Maiden and Metallica because of their popularity and by Sabbath because most metalheads seem to think that band and that band alone created metal as we know it today. Also lots of people dont really know the importance of Priest's 70s work in the developement of the genre.

    • @Goofballhero
      @Goofballhero Рік тому

      I’d take Maiden over Priest any day. Priest doesn’t have the hit-for-hit catalogue like other bands like Sabbath and Maiden do. Even records like Stained Class are INCREDIBLY overrated in my eyes, and haven’t aged as well as Maiden’s 80’s material.

    • @MGdelOeste
      @MGdelOeste Рік тому

      @@Goofballhero Well, that's like, your opinion man, you know

    • @Goofballhero
      @Goofballhero Рік тому +1

      @@MGdelOeste Well, hence I said “in my eyes”. I won’t speak for everyone, and I still think Judas Priest is great.

  • @Reaperwing47
    @Reaperwing47 Рік тому +1

    Do a tier list of most obscured or underrated metal bands

  • @MrDman21
    @MrDman21 Рік тому +4

    Mike managed to piss off a lot of metal fans with his tier list 😆

  • @Xygor
    @Xygor Рік тому +3

    Love this video! Excellent analysis as always. Proud to have played a key role in the Manowar listening experience story!

    • @LongLiveRockAnRoll
      @LongLiveRockAnRoll Рік тому +2

      As a hardcore Manowar fan I can respect his view of them, they're not for everyone. Some people really do trash them based on the image alone.

    • @fotisbalis9322
      @fotisbalis9322 Рік тому +1

      @@LongLiveRockAnRoll He clearly hasn't listened to any of Manowar's first four albums. He should have put at not enough context.

  • @bryanthompson973
    @bryanthompson973 Рік тому

    I heard a reference to Epica but didnt see them placed here. I'm wondering where youd put them. (I'd go to A cuz Simone is a God-tier vocalist).
    Also, a few bands placed low but were very fair (Amaranthe, Nightwish). I can appreciate that. If I did a tier list video on you tube tier list videos, this would go to A. Or B. Well done.

  • @BenIrvine11
    @BenIrvine11 Рік тому +1

    i would like to see a prog rock/metal tier list, so i know what bands to dive into

  • @AvgABC561
    @AvgABC561 Рік тому +4

    Finally some love for Avenged Sevenfold

  • @filipdzero8739
    @filipdzero8739 Рік тому +4

    Mike might be one of the only youtubers I know that thinks In Flames' LATTER catalogue is better than the early years, when they were actually influential and did a lot for the Gothenburg sound. And when they used to have ridiculously beautiful melodies.

    • @ptr_does_music7042
      @ptr_does_music7042 Рік тому +3

      I think that opinion is really influenced by his attitude towards meticulous production. This distinct old albums' sound must be borderline unlistenable to him lol

    • @filipdzero8739
      @filipdzero8739 Рік тому +2

      @@ptr_does_music7042 Man, couldn't have said it better myself!

  • @bbowman105
    @bbowman105 Рік тому +1

    Well done, well done. But the Black Sabbath albums with Tony Martin (Headless Cross for sure) are amazing.

  • @jaceallen4985
    @jaceallen4985 Рік тому +11

    Glad you put Judas preist in the A tier, they are my favorite metal band. Rob Halford is a god.

  • @michaellesnikou2347
    @michaellesnikou2347 Рік тому +2

    my heart stopped when he put motorhead on D tier its my favorite band like what and R.I.P. Lemmy and phil taylor

  • @kevinalbora562
    @kevinalbora562 Рік тому +1

    This is the video that introduced me to Nightwish. Been in love ever since.

  • @gregsgrazina2286
    @gregsgrazina2286 Рік тому +1

    Dude you're probably the only person I know or heard with almost 100 of the same opinion as me, as far as music goes... Fantastic... Some friends at the time came to me with bands like, amon amarth, bring me the horizon etc and I was like 🤷‍♂️🤦‍♂️Keep up good work

  • @givenspade
    @givenspade Рік тому +2

    this was a very good and respectable list.
    personally I think a7x could be moved to A and I think bmth should be higher.

  • @dassadec
    @dassadec Рік тому +1

    Going to see Maiden in a couple days stoked

  • @PhilTheModMan
    @PhilTheModMan Рік тому +6

    "Hansi's vocals are very unique, you know it's him every single time."
    Mike on multiple power metal songs without Hansi on: Is that Hansi? That sounds like Hansi.

  • @thelivingshado5
    @thelivingshado5 10 місяців тому

    I really dig your judgment on these bands. Each one, you give reason and rhyme for liking or disliking their style, and you fairly judge elements that define a band.

    • @kjone5086
      @kjone5086 6 місяців тому

      this dude gave no reason for skid row's low placement. he just said no, without acknowledging slave to the grind

  • @MetalUndergroundDemo
    @MetalUndergroundDemo Рік тому +12

    You aren't a snob or elitist, because that would imply you uncompromisingly demand a high standard. You think you are a snob because you're presenting your thoughts bluntly and unapologetically. What you actually are is a regular dude with regular opinions, a lot of which are formed without actual understanding of the thing you're judging. I wonder what I the viewer am to do with such opinions.
    For example, you rip on bands with criticisms that may apply today but complete ignore certified classic albums they have produced. Meanwhile you praise bands that are virtually defined by the same traits you criticize.
    I mean good grief, Helloween in F? Motorhead in D? Disturbed in A? Five finger death punch higher than the band that made Dusk and her Embrace? Are you on crack rocks?

    • @perlundgren7797
      @perlundgren7797 Рік тому +2

      Being unfamiliar with the channel, I just assumed the "SNOB" thing was some kind of in-joke. If not, I have no idea what it's supposed to mean.

    • @OwlR4id3r
      @OwlR4id3r 8 днів тому

      I think the snob part comes from his obsession with production values and how he dislikes most classic metal bands and entire genres(black metal specifically and most other extreme metal genres) because of it, not understanding that there actually is a value to what he calls' dogshit production'.

  • @improviseandtheguitars5859
    @improviseandtheguitars5859 11 місяців тому +1

    Didnt like this guy at first but then he put bling guardian in A. Underrated band. Thanks for the video

  • @Vladd0r
    @Vladd0r Рік тому

    omfg thank you. Finally someone who thinks the same about Amon Amarth.
    After beeing done with all the good bfmv songs, you're kinda done with them, also very accurate.

  • @dedush4070
    @dedush4070 Рік тому +3

    The way he put Helloween in F tier must be fking trolling to piss ppl off. No way he doesn't know how influential those guys are, even if he really dislikes their music.

  • @pexxen
    @pexxen Рік тому +59

    The instrumentation and musicianship on Dimmu Borgir's albums in early 2000s is superb. I might have a soft-spot for them but placing them in the F-tier just sounds strange unless you're not really fond of blazing drums and riffs.

    • @HeraldOfDoom
      @HeraldOfDoom Рік тому +16

      I think Mike hates extreme metal, in general, with the exception of Opeth. I think Mike would think it's inauthentic as it's "brutal for the sake of being brutal".
      In contrast to Mike, I rank Dimmu Borgir as my second favorite metal band. I love their style. The over-the-top dark symphonic Disney villain theme is extremely enjoyable. It takes quite a bit of talent to put together all the parts the way they do. Dimmu Borgir was responsible for getting me into extreme metal and I still think they're miles ahead of everyone else, especially in the black metal scene.

    • @Jadaw1n
      @Jadaw1n Рік тому +9

      @@HeraldOfDoom I love Dimmu Borgir but they can be cheesy and maybe even repetitive. But if you put Manowar above them in C tier you lost any right to criticize stuff like that.

    • @pexxen
      @pexxen Рік тому +2

      @@HeraldOfDoom Yeah, that makes sense. It's OK to not enjoy it but then it's more reasonable to not rate it at all if you don't "get it". Anyway, love your description of their sound. "Sympozium" is one of my favorites and it's just hilariously bombastic and over-the-top.

    • @StirbMensch
      @StirbMensch Рік тому +6

      Early Dimmu, back when they actually took their music more seriously, were goddamn slaying.
      Enthrone Darkness Triumphant is always a go to for me.

    • @Jadaw1n
      @Jadaw1n Рік тому +2

      @@StirbMensch Love that album, too.

  • @ivanvoloder8114
    @ivanvoloder8114 Рік тому +1

    I wish you put Iced Earth on the list. They are my favorite band next to Pantera and I would love to hear your opinion about them.

    • @mattdad8429
      @mattdad8429 Рік тому +1

      This definitely needs a part 2. Tons of bands skipped over.

  • @fedi6668
    @fedi6668 Рік тому +1

    I lobe you for putting Blind Guardian in A tier. They're really underrated.

  • @zavanholmes
    @zavanholmes Рік тому +6

    Of all the metal bands and no "DEATH"? Chuck Schuldiner is a legitimate metal god.

    • @UnchainedEruption
      @UnchainedEruption Рік тому +1

      Death is unequivocally the greatest heavy metal band of all time, imho. Not the most popular or most mainstream choice though outside death metal circles. Constant innovation from Scream Bloody Gore through Sound of Perseverance. Every album he worked hard to top the previous. Brilliant songwriting, riffs heavier than hell, technical solos, I love his idiosyncrasies/styles i.e. using Egyptian/phrygian dominant scale. He even covered badass songs like God of Thunder and Painkiller.