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Wayfarer
13 Jun 11,, 03:59
Title says it all. Currently all the band(s) I know that sound like metallica are/is scorpion. Hoping to expand on this with the collective lyrical knowledge of WAB

bigross86
13 Jun 11,, 09:14
Beatallica - The Things That Should Not Let It Be


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lz1PtyYCrZQ

Like the name suggests, they are a mix of Metallica and the Beatles. Interesting combo

Doktor
13 Jun 11,, 09:23
Similar to Metallica, Rockerica or Grundgerica? This is how me and my friend classify Metallica's through the years :)

Stitch
13 Jun 11,, 18:06
Check out Megadeth; in some respects, I actually like Megadeth's music better than Metallica's. Interestingly enough, the lead singer/songwriter for Megadeth (Dave Mustain) USED to be in Metallica back when they got started, until he got kicked out of the band for a variety of reasons.

ArmchairGeneral
13 Jun 11,, 18:54
Check out Megadeth; in some respects, I actually like Megadeth's music better than Metallica's. Interestingly enough, the lead singer/songwriter for Megadeth (Dave Mustain) USED to be in Metallica back when they got started, until he got kicked out of the band for a variety of reasons.

Megadeth is what came immediately to mind with this thread, as they are sort of the Pepsi to Metallica's Coke, but I find their sound distinct enough that I wasn't sure if they should count as 'similar.' Depends on what you mean by similar, I guess. I've tended to prefer Megadeth to Metallica as well, though Metallica has grown on me. I think Megadeth's sound just had more immediate appeal for me.

tantalus
13 Jun 11,, 19:19
Ya, Megadeath, but you might want to give Testament a listen to aswell, also thrash metal. I really like their album, The Ritual, its unusually slow, heavy and melodic however, and may not be what your looking for... edit. The Ritual isnt a typical Testament album however and by the way if anyone does give it a listen check out the guitar solo in the song "Return to serenity", one of my all time favourites....

Stitch
13 Jun 11,, 19:42
Megadeth is what came immediately to mind with this thread, as they are sort of the Pepsi to Metallica's Coke, but I find their sound distinct enough that I wasn't sure if they should count as 'similar.' Depends on what you mean by similar, I guess. I've tended to prefer Megadeth to Metallica as well, though Metallica has grown on me. I think Megadeth's sound just had more immediate appeal for me.

Agreed; for a good primer on Megadeth, check out either Countdown To Extinction (one of their "older" albums) or Cryptic Writings (one of their "newer" albums). Cryptic Writings is one of those few albums where nearly every song is a good one, no fillers.

Doktor
13 Jun 11,, 20:44
Megadeth is good example if you look for Metallica's first albums. Since Wayrafer mentioned Scorpions, I think he is more into Rockerica period (Metallica album, 1990 or so). For me, if you say Metallica I think Ride The Lightning and ...And Justice For All albums, nothing else matters :biggrin:

Wayfarer
14 Jun 11,, 09:08
Ya, well to be specific the songs I liked were the more "rock ones"
-One
-Master of Puppets
-Enter Sandman
-For whom the Bell Tolls
-Wherever I may roam
-Sad But True

So yeah, I prefer the Rockerica stuff, but I will check out the suggestions.

Albany Rifles
14 Jun 11,, 15:44
That would imply you consider Metallica a good band.....

Wayfarer
14 Jun 11,, 17:12
A damn good band at that!

Asim Aquil
14 Jun 11,, 17:19
I won't compare, but if you like metallica you might just also like Godsmack.