#1
Hey guys, I've been perusing the Official Metal Recommendation thread, but I find myself a bit overwhelmed. I'm looking for some personal recommendations for metal bands/albums to get into, and I was wondering if some vets of the genre could offer some suggestions.

Some ideas for anyone who can help out:

-When it comes to early(ish) metal, I like Metallica's early albums (Master of Puppets...), Queensryche's Operation:Mindcrime, etc. I recently bought Painkiller by Judas Priest, and while I could listen to the title track on repeat forever, I found the rest of the album didn't quite measure up.

-As far as power/progressive metal goes, I've checked out Iced Earth, Stratovarius, Kamelot, and Dream Theater, but nothing I absolutely fell in love with. The constant double bass-drum across songs gets to be a bit much.

-I really liked certain songs off of The Jester Race by In Flames (esp. Moonshield), I especially like the contrasting dynamics. I also bought The Chainheart Machine by Soilwork, but I don't know if that was a great entry point for melodeath.

-My friend lent me Bloody Kisses by Type O Negative, which I recall enjoying a great deal, especially "Christian Woman."

-Anything with good lyrics is a definite plus.

Sorry for rambling on here a bit, but thanks beforehand to anyone who can help me out.
#2
So you actually went through the rec thread, and then posted another one?

You can, you know, post in the original rec thread for a specific request.
#3
*headdesk*

In the Official thread you ask exactly this sort of question, and you'll get an answer. Hence why it's such a huge thread, it's all requests and answers.

Time for a quick copy and paste, bruddah.
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#5
Why do you think it's got so many pages, everyone just going in there to congratulate whoever wrote that list? Go in there and ask, that's exactly what it's for.
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