What should I listen to next?


Epic Metaller
Aug 8, 2006
Frankfurt, Germany
My musical taste hasn't really changed much for about a decade. I love the rock/power/heavy metal bands I regularly listen to but I think it's time for a change. My iPod is getting very bored with the same songs put on shuffle!

To give an idea here's what I have been listening to

Used to like a lot of thrash metal, black metal, death metal and grindcore.

Now im more focussed on classic metal, speed metal, power metal, neo-classical metal, 80s metal, classic balls-out rock, instrumental/virtuoso stuff

# Alice Cooper
# Angra
# Black Sabbath
# Blackmore's Night
# Blind Guardian
# Cacophony
# Cellador
# DragonForce/DragonHeart
# Edguy
# Eric Johnson
# Freedom Call
# Galneryus
# Gamma Ray
# Guns n Roses
# Hammerfall
# Helloween
# Iron Maiden
# Jimi Hendrix
# Joe Satriani
# Judas Priest
# Kiss
# Led Zeppelin
# Luca Turilli
# Manowar
# Metallica
# Micheal Angelo Batio
# Motorhead
# Muse
# Pantera
# Pink Floyd
# Powerglove
# Power Quest
# Queen
# Rhapsody (of Fire)
# Saxon
# Slayer
# Sonata Arctica
# Steve Vai
# Virtuocity
# Yngwie Malmsteen

So I ask you the power loving masses what bands I should get stuck in to next that aren't on that list?
- IRON FIRE (epic power metal better than Hammefall)
- The first 2 albums of CELESTY (epic speed metal)
- The first album of AQUARIA (symphonic speed metal)
- DREAMTALE (melodic power metal)
- STORMWARRIOR (melodic true metal)
- UNICORN (melodic power metal)

- KILLERS (speed metal, cult french band) (http://killers.neuf.fr/)

Modern Rock n' Roll Metal ::headbang:
You've got a lot of classic stuff there, i would reccomend:
Symphony X
Secret Sphere
Lost Horizon (seconded)
also try OUTWORLD (links below) they deserve more attention. the band contains Rusty Cooley who is a guitar virtuoso so should be right up your street.
Iron Maiden, Ensiferum, Blind Guardian, Power Quest, Therion, Korpiklaani, Helloween, Megadeth, Sonata Arctica, Nightwish, Manowar, Bruce Dickinson, Avantasia, HammerFall, Gamma Ray, Andromeda, Children of Bodom, Alestorm, Dream Theater, Turisas, Týr, Iced Earth, Judas Priest, Eluveitie, Finntroll, Stratovarius, Nocturnal Rites, Wintersun, Metallica, Ayreon, Dethklok, Axxis, DragonForce, A.S.A.P., Battleheart, Epica, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Edguy, Rhapsody, Norther, Dio, Kamelot, Hans Zimmer, Psycho Motel, After Forever, Howard Shore, The Mighty Boosh, Nevermore, In Flames, Symphony X

Lifted direct from my Last.fm so ignore things like The Mighty Boosh :lol:
Great suggestions guys! Thanks!

I can't believe I missed Symphony X, Wintersun, Arthemis, Twilightning, Intense and Heavenly on my list! I need to update because they go without saying! :lol:

Will defo look in to them from Sat Totman, cheers dude, good taste! Adny's got a lot of what I already have though but I will look in to Lost Horizon since they got some votes. Prog isn't a huge favourite of mine at the moment but I do love some Rusty Cooley!

Might have to give DSG a look in since our Steve's in there now, eh? :)
More direct sound links :

- IRON FIRE (epic power metal better than Hammefall) => http://www.myspace.com/officialironfire
- The first 2 albums of CELESTY (epic speed metal) => http://www.myspace.com/celestymetal
- The first album of AQUARIA (symphonic speed metal) => http://www.myspace.com/aquarialuxband
- DREAMTALE (melodic power metal) => http://www.myspace.com/dreamtalemetal
- STORMWARRIOR (melodic true metal) => http://www.myspace.com/stormwarriortheband
- UNICORN - The 13th Sign (melodic power metal) :devil:

- KILLERS (speed metal, cult french band) => http://killers.neuf.fr/

- EXPEDITION DELTA (melodic progressive rock/metal) => http://www.myspace.com/expeditiondelta

Modern AOR :
- WORK OF ART => http://www.myspace.com/musicofworkofart
- WIG WAM => http://www.myspace.com/wigwamania

Modern Rock n' Roll Metal : :headbang:
- CHROME DIVISION => http://www.myspace.com/chromedivision
- HARDCORE SUPERSTAR => http://www.myspace.com/hcssgbg
new Avantasia is pretty good as well

Racer X - Technical Difficulties is a great album of shredding