#1
I want to start getting into metal, anyone got any great examples that will get me hooked straight away?
#2
Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath / Vol. 4 / Sabotage / Heaven And Hell
Judas Priest - Sin After / Stained Class / Hell Bent For Leather
Iron Maiden - Powerslave / Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
Dio - Holy Diver / Last In Line / Sacred Heart
Rainbow - Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow / Rising
Therion - Vovin / Deggial / Gothic Kabbalah

They're albums - not songs.
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#3
For priest, Painkiller is pretty much THE starting point - their earlier albums are more heavy rock. But nothing wrong with their earlier works.
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#4
agreeing with darkstar here. Also Megadeth and Metallica are good for new metal fans, Most metal is album based much more so than other things so albums are best to get.
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Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath / Vol. 4 / Sabotage / Heaven And Hell
Judas Priest - Sin After / Stained Class / Hell Bent For Leather
Iron Maiden - Powerslave / Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
Dio - Holy Diver / Last In Line / Sacred Heart
Rainbow - Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow / Rising
Therion - Vovin / Deggial / Gothic Kabbalah

They're albums - not songs.


Darkstar pretty much nailed it. I highly recommend early Judas Priest because you're starting out, Prehaps move to their Painkiller album when you want something a little more heavier.
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For priest, Painkiller is pretty much THE starting point - their earlier albums are more heavy rock. But nothing wrong with their earlier works.


No. Painkiller is too heavy for the beginning listener.

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#9
The first metal song I ever enjoyed was BYOB - System of a Down. From there I went into Rammstein, then into much heavier things.
#10
depends on what you listen to now. i started with nu meta, and i know some people who have started listening ot that and then got into like thrash and other things.
for nu metal, slipknot, dope, mushroomhead.

for just straight up metal metallica (old metallica is the best) all that remains, black tide, old school atreyu, killswitch engage.

for thrash- megadeth, children of bodom, testament, old old metallica,
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depends on what you listen to now. i started with nu meta, and i know some people who have started listening ot that and then got into like thrash and other things.
for nu metal, slipknot, dope, mushroomhead.

for just straight up metal metallica (old metallica is the best) all that remains, black tide, old school atreyu, killswitch engage.

for thrash- megadeth, children of bodom, testament, old old metallica,


I'd say thrash was more like Kreator & Exodus. 2 great bands right there
#12
Yeah, Bodom Is good. Hatebreed is good for early Metal, Might be a bit heavy though...
Dragonforce, Judas Preist, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth, In Flames, But If you're not looking to ease yourself into it, like, Just jump in, I'd go as heavy as you can. (I wouldn't recommend this because You might just get into the really heavy stuff, not like it, and turn yourself off of it completely, but What I like, Is Cannibal Corpse, Emperor, Burzum, Slayer, Gorgoroth...Etc.

But, If I were you, I'd get into the softer stuff, and ease yourself into heavy stuff.
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#13
This thread is full of fail (except Darkstar).

To really give you reliable recs, you should tell us what you like right now.

But for a general rec:
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast / Powerslave
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (the first metal album)
Metallica - Master of Puppets (I dont like it much anymore, but its great to start with)
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#14
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Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath / Vol. 4 / Sabotage / Heaven And Hell
Judas Priest - Sin After / Stained Class / Hell Bent For Leather
Iron Maiden - Powerslave / Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
Dio - Holy Diver / Last In Line / Sacred Heart
Rainbow - Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow / Rising
Therion - Vovin / Deggial / Gothic Kabbalah

They're albums - not songs.


This plus

Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
Megadeth - Countdown to Extinction