Ultimate Metal Hall of Fame

Baroque

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This will be a running thread updated once a month with new inductees.

Basically everyone nominate a list of Artists and Bands which deserve to be in a Metal Hall of Fame. The top 5 most nominated in that month will be inducted.

Try to mostly nominate full bands, unless there is one artist that clearly stands above the rest of the band, then nominate that artist or both.

Let's keep it to maybe 20 nominations per person per month so this is somewhat manageable.

Ultimate Metal Hall of Fame Class of February 2016 (Round 1 inductees):
1) Black Sabbath (14 votes)
2) Slayer (13 votes)
3) Darkthrone (tie - 11 votes)
3) Judas Priest (tie - 11 votes)
5) Bathory (tie - 8 votes)
5) Iron Maiden (tie - 8 votes)

Round 2 coming soon!
 
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So if I read this right, I just name 20 bands I think deserve to be in the Metal hall of fame? 20 seems like a lot.
 
So do we just name our favourite bands or are there criteria for selection, like more than fifteen years in the business, influence on other bands, promotion of metal music.... Etc?
 
So do we just name our favourite bands or are there criteria for selection, like more than fifteen years in the business, influence on other bands, promotion of metal music.... Etc?

Just name the bands you think are Hall of Fame worthy. They won't get in unless others agree anyway
 
Okay! Cool idea.

Pentagram
Pagan Altar
Manilla Road
Bathory
Reverend Bizarre
Darkthrone
Saint Vitus
Revelation
Deathhammer
Witchfinder General
 
Starting with some obvious ones:

Metallica
Slayer
Megadeth
Black Sabbath
Dio
Rainbow
Death
Atheist
Judas Priest
Motorhead
Trouble
 
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Immolation
Incantation
Blut Aus Nord
Emperor
Enslaved
Darkthrone
Immortal
Dead Congregation
Rotting Christ
Gorguts
Bolt Thrower
Suffocation
Taake
Master's Hammer
Coroner
Kreator
Sodom
Inquisition
Deathspell Omega
 
My 20 nominations:

My Dying Bride
Katatonia
Paradise Lost
Dissection
Mayhem
Amorphis
Emperor
Darkthrone
Burzum
Type O Negative
Sentenced
Moonspell
Theatre of Tragedy
Blind Guardian
Black Sabbath
Bathory
Woods of Ypres
Borknagar
Ulver
Moonsorrow
 
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Neurosis
Master's Hammer
Burzum
Type O Negative
Carcass
Morbid Angel
Megadeth
Darkthrone
The Chasm
Motorhead
My Dying Bride
Black Sabbath
Suffocation
Judas Priest
Dead Congregation
Gorguts
Eyehategod
Paysage d'Hiver
Napalm Death
Psycroptic
 
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Black Sabbath
Saint Vitus
Warning
Pentagram
Judas Priest
Manowar
Motorhead
Midnight
Gehennah
Slayer
Burzum
Darkthrone
Bathory
Nyktalgia
Drudkh
Demigod
Demilich
The Chasm
Bolt Thrower
Dead Congregation
 
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tech barb nominated 25, ban him bannnnn himmmmmm

anyway, rather than naming 20 faves (which we've done a hundred times before) i'm actually gonna try to find a happy medium between personal preference and GMD canon.

black sabbath
pentagram
judas priest
iron maiden
metallica
slayer
jag panzer
fates warning
cirith ungol
saint vitus
trouble
candlemass
autopsy
celtic frost
bathory
burzum
darkthrone
sacramentum
at the gates
the chasm
 
I'll be 'that guy' like always:

Pantera
Megadeth
Metallica
Judas Priest
Black Sabbath
Dio
Iron Maiden
Saxon
Armored Saint
Testament
Slayer
Suffocation
Malevolent Creation
Obituary
Deicide
Immortal
In Flames
Opeth
Dream Theater
Mercyful Fate
 
Black Sabbath
Bathory
Metallica
Slayer
Opeth
Drudkh
Burzum
Wolves in the throne room
Dissection
Blut aus nord
Emperor
Dead congregation
Enslaved
Moonsorrow
Agalloch
Manowar
Iron Maiden
Amorphis
Summoning
Nile
 
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