Hey guys, been a page or two since I posted here. Believe it or not, I go here all the time, mostly when I'm drawing a blank for songs to buy.
At 5/7/11 02:45 PM, Snuff wrote
So any other Metal bands you think I should give a listen to?
Since I'm biased towards Judas Priest and the like, I personally would recommend the earlier Gamma Ray music, which is what Bahamut referred me to. Based on your band choices I would say Slayer (preferably Seasons in The Abyss) and maybe Animals As Leaders.
Oh yeah, why are Lamb of God borderline? They seem just full on metal to me, but my definition of metal is probably quite different to most people's here.
Lamb Of God is borderline because their style fits into the 'Metalcore' genre. That isn't to say they are a bad band, they just aren't the same as the others talked about here. (personal opinion)
To quote an admin of heartofmetal quoting Wikipedia:
'Metalcore is a fusion genre that incorporates elements of hardcore punk and heavy metal. The term is a portmanteau of heavy metal and hardcore punk. Metalcore is typically melodic, emphasizes breakdowns, and sometimes discards the conceptual trappings of both its parent genres.'