Music Style Comparison

MELODIC / AOR / HARDROCK


Band

Style Recommended if you like these bands

Amos

Gothic Metal

Angelica

Pop Metal/ Melodic Metal Mr Big, Extreme

Bishop Garden

Freak Kitchen, Dream Theater

Boanerges

Progressive Guitar Metal Stratovarios

Bride 

Dirty Groovy Rock'n'roll Guns 'n' Roses

Crystavox 

Melodic Hardrock/Metal Skid Row, Warrant

David Zaffiro

Melodic Pop/Metal Joe Satriani, Bon Jovi, Winger

(Scream in) Eden

Melodic Guitarbased Metal with a bluesfeel Dokken, Kiss, Ratt

Final Destiny

Hard Rock Kiss, White Lion, Journey, Bon Jovi

Guardian

Melodic Hardrock with some bluesinfluences Winger, Extreme, Tesla

Hallowed 

Melodic Power Metal

Harmony 

Guitar shredding Progressive Metal Yngwie Malmsteen meets Dream Theatre

Heartcry 

A mix of 70s and 80s Hardrock Deep Purple

Holy Soldier

Commercial Melodic Metal Skid Row

Jerusalem 

Melodic Hardrock with a 70s/80s feel Scorpions

Ken Tamplin

Melodic Hardrock/ Metal David Lee Roth, Bon Jovi, Poison

King James

Melodic Hardrock Journey, Europe

Laudamus

Melodic Hardrock/Metal Styx

Leviticus 

Melodic Hardrock/Metal Europe, Def Leppard

Mastedon 

Commercial Melodic Hardrock Europe, Kansas

Narnia 

Melodic Guitarbased Classic Metal with lots of solos Yngwie Malmsteen, Rainbow

New Jerusalem

Classic 70s Hardrock Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Bad Company, Slaughter

Pastor Brad

80s Metal with plenty of guitar solos

Pursuit

Progressive Metal with a Classic Rock vibe Rush, Queensryche, Yes

Rage of Angels

Aggresive Melodic Metal Motley Crue

Randy Rose (early)

Hard Rock Danzig, Lenny Kravitz

Randy Rose (recent)

Hard Rock Danzig, Alice In Chains

Rivera/Bomma

Progressive Guitarbased Metal with some flamenco influences thrown in

Resurrection Band (Rez)

Bluesy 70s Hard Rock

Rosanna's Raiders

Female fronted hardrock Heart, Vixen

Seventh Avenue

Melodic Power Metal Helloween, Gammaray

Shining Force

Classic Metal

Shout 

Pop Metal/ Melodic Metal Van Halen, Foreigner, Bon Jovi

Slav Simanic

Guitarshredding Metal Joe Satriani

Stryper 

Catchy Heavy Melodic Metal with lots of hooks and guitar solos Cinderella, White Lion, Dokken

Tykküs 

Classic Heavy Metal Judas Priest

Trytan 

Symphonic Progressive Metal Rush

VU 

Commercial Hardrock/Metal Def Leppard

Wisdom Call 

70s/80s Metal

XT 

Melodic Hardrock

 

HEAVY METAL / CLASSIC METAL


Band

Style Recommended if you like these bands

Adiastasia

Symphonic Power Metal Helloween, Stratovarious, Angra, Freedom Call

Apostle

Classic 80s Metal with lots of flashy guitar solos Yngwie Malmsteen, Randy Rhodes, Tony MacAlpine, Joe Satriani

Barren Cross 

Progressive Heavy Metal Iron Maiden

Bloodgood 

Classic 80s Metal

David Benson

Doom Metal Ozzy Osbourne, Count Raven

Destra

Progressive Metal Dream Theater, Fates Warning

Divinefire

Heavy Fast Symphonic Metal with plenty of crunchy hooks Rhapsody meets Masterplan, Dragonforce, Kiuas, Mylidian

Dynasty

Classic Heavy Metal

Haven

Progressive Heavy Metal Dio, Fugazi

Krush (early)

Guitarbased Classic Metal with a 90s feel Winger, Randy Rhoades

Letter 7

Catchy & Melodic 80s Hardrock/Metal with lots of crunchy guitars

Lightmare

Classic Metal with influences from Speed Metal Helloween(early)

Majestic Vanguard

Melodic & Heavy Power Metal with a Progressive touch Avantasia, Edguy, Stratovarious, Sonata Arctica, Nocturnal Rites, Dream Theater

Messiah Prophet

Classic Heavy Metal

Modest Attraction 

Real 70's Metal Uriah Heep, Deep Purple, Sweet

Neon Cross (early) 

Classic 80s Metal with heavy guitars and highpitched vocals Kind of like a heavier version of Def Leppard

Oratorio (early)

Power Metal Stratovarius

Philadelphia

Classic Metal Judas Priest, Riot, Virgin Steel, Omen

Poetry Of Dreams

Progressive Metal Fates Warning, Dream Theater

Recon 

Heavy Metal Iron Maiden, Queensryche

Regime

Classic Metal Europe meets White Lion/Winger

Sacred Warrior 

Classic Heavy Metal Iron Maiden, Queensryche

Saint 

Heavy Heavy Metal Judas Priest, Sword, Grim Reaper, Breaker

Seventh Avenue 

Power Metal Helloween

HB 

Symphonic Metal Nightwish, Within Temptation

Smash Alley Underground 

Groovy and Heavy Metal

Test of Faith

Progressive Metal with Thrash influences Fates Warning

Theocracy

Melodic Power Metal Kamelot, Blind Guardian, Edguy, Avantasia, Symphony X, Stratovarius

Rob Rock

Melodic Heavy/Power Metal Axel Rudi Pell

Treasure Seeker 

Melodic Power Metal Helloween (early), Gammaray

Ultimatum 

Thrash Exodus, Accept, UDO

Watchmen 

Melodic Hardrock Dio

Whitecross

Classic Heavy Metal with some bluesinfluences and tons of flashy guitar solos Ratt, Aerosmith, White Lion, Yngwie Malmsteen

X-Sinner

Boggie-Woggie Metal AC/DC, Def Leppard

 

THRASH


Band

Style Recommended if you like these bands
Arnion
Anaemia Dark Atmospheric Metal Anathema, Exodus, My Dying Bride
Boarders
Believer

Progressive Thrash Metal with Orchestral influences Kreator, Atheist, Sacrifice, Death
Betrayal

Speed/ Thrash Metal Megadeth, Testament

Consecrator

Thrash Metal Kreator, Sacrifice

The Crucified 

Hardcore/Thrash with some Punk influences Suicidal Tendencies, D.R.I

Decision D 

Progressive Thrash from Holland

Deliverance (early)

Melodic Speed Metal/Bay Area Thrash Metallica, Testament, Anthrax, Flotsam & Jetsam, Vio-lence

Detritus

Thrash Metallica (early), Xentrix

Ethereal Scourge

Groovy Thrash Metal Pantera, Sepultura

Eternal Decision

Crunchy Heavy Metal with vocals like Metallica Metallica, Pantera mixed with Alice in Chains

Generation

Heavy Industrial Thrash Nine Inch Nails, Ministry

Godfear

Groovy Metal Pantera, Korn

Grave Forsaken

Thrash/Death

Jesus Freaks 

Metallica

Living Sacrifice 

Thrash Metal/MetalCore Sepultura, Slayer, Morgoth

Moshketeers

Thrash Metal

Necromanicide

Thrash Metal with some industrial, blackmetal and classic metal-influences

Oblivion

Aggressive Hardcore Metal Meshuggah

Oil

Groovy Metal Metallica (recent)

Once Dead


One Bad Pig

Thrash Metal with a Punk attitude Jawbox, Whale, Mr. Bungle

Palehorse

Oldschool Thrash Metal

Sacrament

Technical Speed/Thrash Metal Silver Chair, Realm, Atheist, (old) Slayer, Testament

Sculpture 

Thrash / Death Metal Kreator, Sepultura

Seventh Angel 

Brittish Thrash/Doom with very heavy riffs Re-Animator, Sabbat

Step Cousin

Thrash with some Death influences

Temple of Blood 

Oldschool Thrash with highpitched vocals Testament, Megadeth, Annihilator, Toxik, Realm, Nasty Savage,

Theocracy AD 

Thrash/Death/Hardcore Metal

Tourniquet (early)

Progressive and experimental Thrash Mercyful Fate, Realm, Megadeth

Towne Cryer 

Dark Heavy Metal/Thrash

Vengeance Rising(early) 

Thrash Slayer, Dark Angel, Death, Kreator



EXTREME GENRES

DEATH METAL

 


Band

Style Recommended if you like These Mainstream bands

Acoustic Torment

Melodic Death Metal with some Black influences

Antidemon

Crunchy Thrashy Death Metal/Grindcore with some punk influences

Crimson Thorn

American Death Metal Cannibal Corpse, Obituary, Carcass, Napalm Death, Brutal Truth, Suffocation

Corpse 

Oldschool Death Metal Grave, Dismember, Cannibal Corpse

Death List 

Death Metal Carcass, Sepultura, Obituary, Morbid Angel, Benediction

Deuteronomium (early + album The Amen) 

Melodic Death Metal Amorphis

Deuteronomium (recent) 

Groove death/thrash Kreator meets Motorhead, like recent Entombed and Carcass, Behexen

Discern

Oldschool Death Metal Morbid Angel, Immolation

Empty Tomb

Grindcore Carcass

Extol (early) 

Experimental Death Metal

Feast Eternal 

Death Metal Bolt Thrower, In Flames

Groms

Technical Death Metal with some Classical Metal influences Kreator, Oppressor, Death

Hearken 

Traditional Death Metal (early) Death

Hilastherion

Melodic and Progressive Death Metal with plenty of guitar solos Children of Bodom

Immortal Souls 

Aggressive Melodic Death Metal / Gothenburg Death Metal Children of Bodom, In Flames, Dark Tranquillity

Lament (early)

Progressive Death-metal with Classical Metal influences Autopsy

Metanoia

Death Metal with influences from Classic Metal Obituary

Ministros Del Santuario

Death Metal Obituary, Cannibal Corpse, Suffocation

Morbid Sacrifice

80s Death Metal Napalm Death (post-grindcore era), Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Death, Obituary, Pestilence

Mortification (early) 

Death Metal Deicide, Bolt Thrower

Pantokrator 

Brutal and Melodic Death Metal Children of Bodom

Renascent 

Progressive & Symphonic Death Metal Arch Enemy, At The Gates, Nocturnus

Scourged Flesh


Schaliach

Melodic Deathmetal with Classical Metal influences Amorphis

Sympathy

Technical & Brutal Death Metal Suffocation, Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse

Tinnitus

Progressive Death Metal

Tortured Conscience

Death Metal Deicide, Cannibal Corpse, Gorguts, Regurgitate

Vengeance Rising (recent)

Thrash/Death Metal Death, Slayer, Morbid Angel

Vomitorial Corpulence

Grindcore Avulsed

World To Ashes

Melodic Death Metal Soilwork, In Flames

 

BLACK METAL


Band

Style Recommended if you like these bands

Admonish 

Swedish Black Metal

Antestor 

Atmospheric Doomy Blackmetal with influences from Norwegian folk songs Primordial, Burzum

Arvinger 

Majestic Viking Metal

Crimson Moonlight (early)

Atmospheric Black Metal Dissection, Dimmu Borgir, Marduk

Crimson Moonlight (recent)

Ultrafast & Brutal Black Metal Dissection, Marduk

Divine Symphony

Melodic Symphonic Black Metal with lots of classic metal influences Dimmu Borgir

Frosthardr

Oldschool Black Metal Mayhem

Frost Like Ashes

Black Metal Cradle of Filth, Immortal, Gehenna

Holy Blood

Epic Folk Black Metal Moonsorrow, Suidakra (old), Pagan Reign, Finntroll, Turisas

Horde

Oldschool Black Metal Darkthrone, Immortal, Marduk, Bathory

Mordecai 

Melodic Black Metal Dark Tranquility, Dissection

Parakletos 

Atmospheric Black Metal with plenty of classic metal influences Dimmu Borgir, Cradle of Filth

Shadows of Paragon 

Black metal

Sanctifica (early) 

Medieval Atmospheric Blackmetal Emperor, Satyricon, Dimmu Borgir

Sanctifica (recent) 

Experimental Progressive Metal Opeth

Vaakevandring 

Athmospheric Epic Black Metal with lots of synths and catchy harmonies Dimmu Borgir, Covenant, Emperor

Vardoger (early) 

Folk influenced Black Metal Enslaved


DOOM METAL


Band

Style Recommended if you like these bands

Last Chapter

Heavy Doom Metal Solitude Aeturnus, Candlemass, Black Sabbath, Saint Vitus

Mirador

Experimental Progressive Doom Metal

Paramaecium

Gothic Doom Metal My Dying Bride, November's Doom, Cathedral, Anathema

Place of Skulls

Heavy Doom Metal Pentagram,Death Row, Black Sabbath

Troglodyte Dawn

Mix of Classic Doom and Ambient music Black Sabbath, Outback, Brian Eno, Tangerine Dream

Seventh Angel

Doom Metal with Thrash influences Paradise Lost, My Dying Bride, (old) Testament

Veni Domine (early)

Progressive Heavy Doomy Metal with vocals in the veins of Queensryche Crux, Candlemass, Queensryche (early)




MISCELLEANOUS HARD MUSIC


Circle of Dust

Heavy Industrial Rammstein, Ministry, Razed in Black

Demon Hunter (early)

Metalcore Slipknot, Killswitch Engage

Disciple

Groovy Metalcore Drowning Pool

Mortal

Industrial Nine Inch Nails

Rackets & Drapes

Guitar driven Industrial Metal Marilyn Manson

N.I.V (No Innocent Victim)

Hardcore Sick Of It All

August Burns Red

Metalcore

Underoath

Metalcore/Hardcore From First To Last

P.O.D (Payable On Death)

Nu metal

Becoming The Archetype

As Blood Runs Black, Lamb of God

Saviour Machine

Goth