Many people have expressed their disagreement over my Top 100 Metal Songs list. Some of them give constructive criticism, but most just say "this list sucks" and sometimes go on to give me a very narrow-minded, short list of their own.
Here's your chance to do something about it.
Just post a comment here with your top 10 metal songs. If you don't have a top 10, give me your Top 8, or 7, or just 1. Rank each of them in order (I'm not a mind reader) Please, don't put a band on there more than once. If you give more than 10 songs, anything after the 10th one will be ignored. Spammed responses will also be ignored.
I'll leave this post for a long time (perhaps a few months, perhaps a year, depending on how many responses I get). Then I'll compile the results and post up an all-new list. I'll listen to all the songs that make the new list and put in my two cents' worth, but this list, in the end, belongs to YOU.
I've been compiling the list for some time now, and combining it with my old list, and so far the list is 99 songs long. Some of them will be cut from the list, obviously, as more songs are suggested. But there are some bands that I think deserve to be on the list that haven't been put in anyone's top 10 list yet.
So, in addition to the top 10 lists you give, from now on I would also like you to say what your favorite song is from each of the following bands, if you have a favorite:
Children of Bodom
Lamb of God
If you'd do that, it'd be great. Thanks!
UPDATE 10/12/09:I've given up on making a new list. My tastes have gotten so much heavier and less mainstream (Opeth, Necrophagist, Death, Bloodbath, etc.) and I've been adding so many more albums all the time that I've realized making a list like this--which is truly complete and fair--is a hopeless endeavor. I still like everything on this list, but I listen to it less all the time.
I do, however, think I can make a top metal albums list, and hope to do so in the first part of January 2010.
If you want to see a list of my favorite bands as it stands now, this is what I took off my Facebook page:
Alchemist, Alice in Chains, Amon Amarth, Amorphis, Apocalyptica, Artillery, At the Gates, Baroness, Behemoth, Black Sabbath, Blood Tsunami, Bloodbath, Candlemass, Johnny Cash, Cephalic Carnage, Coal Chamber, Corrosion of Conformity, Crimson Moonlight, Cryptopsy, Cynic, Dååth, Danzig, Dark Tranquility, Death, Deftones, Dethklok, DevilDriver, Diablo Swing Orchestra, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Dimmu Borgir, Disillusion, Disturbed, Down, Dream Theater, Eluveitie, Eryn Non Dae, Extol, Godsmack, Gojira, The Haunted, John Lee Hooker, Iced Earth, In Flames, Tony Iommi, Iron Maiden, Isis, King Diamond, Korn, Lacuna Coil, Lake of Tears, Led Zeppelin, Living Sacrifice, Mar De Grises, Mastodon, Megadeth, Mercyful Fate, Meshuggah, Metallica, Monster Magnet, Motörhead, My Dying Bride, Necrophagist, Nevermore, Nile, Nine Inch Nails, Opeth, Orphaned Land, Ozzy Osbourne, Pantera, Psyopus, Ram-Zet, Rammstein, Red Harvest, Sepultura, Slipknot, Soilwork, Sotajumala, Soul Embraced, Spineshank, Static-X, Suffocation, Swallow the Sun, Theatre of Tragedy, Therion, Tool, Type O Negative, Volbeat, White Zombie, Black Label Society
I've also disabled comments, as I think 137 is enough.
I hope everyone will accept that I now admit my list was narrow-minded, but I needed the Internet to introduce me to the great stuff (I don't know anyone else who listens to death metal, and I don't think I've ever met anyone who does). In this vein, anyone who needs to be introduced to all kinds of metal you can't hear on the radio should check out MetalCast, the best podcast ever.
UPDATE 1/8/2010: Check out my new list, The Top 50 Metal Albums of The Last Decade