I've been a big fan of this sort of music, so I have decided to share with you my favorite bands -well most of them are known to you- but anyway you might find new interesting ones so check these out:
(the list is randomly updated)
1-Amberian Dawn - River of Tuoni.
2-Epica - Blank Infinity.
3-Nightwish - Gethsemane.
4-Sirenia - Coming Down.
5-Lacuna Coil - Senzafine.
Rhapsody Of Fire - Gargoyles, Angels Of Darkness.
1-Freedom Call - Carry On.
2-DragonForce - Soldiers Of The Wasteland.
3-Helloween - My Life For One More Day.
4-Manowar - Warriors Of The World United.
5-Stratovarius - Black Diamond.
6-Accept - Blood Of The Nations.
Melodic Death Metal:
1-Kalmah - They Will Return.
2-Arch Enemy - Nemesis.
3-Children Of Bodom - Living Dead Beat.
4-Dark Tranquillity - Terminus.
1-Blackmore's Night - Journeyman.
2-Ensiferum - Lady In Black.
3-Eluveitie - Omnos.
4-Troldhaugen - There I Would Like to Rest Forever.
1-Disturbed - Indestructible.
2-HammerFall - Fury of the Wild.
3-Iron Maiden - Hallowed Be Thy Name.
4-Judas Priest - Painkiller.
5-Megadeth - Back In The Day.
6-Metallica - Blitzkrieg.
7-M÷tley Crue - Saints Of Los Angeles.
8-Savatage - Unusual.
9-Black Sabbath - Children Of The Grave.
10-The 69 Eyes - Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams.
1-Bullet For My Valentine - Tears Don't Fall.
2-Trivium - Down From The Sky.
3-Exodus - Piranha.
4-Atreyu - Blow.
5-Five Finger Death Punch - The Bleeding.
1-Linkin Park - Figure.09.(old style)
2-Korn - Word Up.
well, if you know other great bands, you're welcome to add to the list.
I don't want to be "that guy" but a lot of your subgenres are incorrect. The most glaring ones (to me) are Metallica and Megadeth (who are half of the original 4 Thrash Metal bands - although TBH I'm not familiar with either of those songs, so they may well be more Heavy Metal if they're from the mid-late 90s or early 00's) and Disturbed (Hard Rock) and Atreyu (Possibly Metalcore, although Blow is more like Hard Rock; definitely not Thrash Metal). I tend to go with the approach that it's either Heavy Metal or Rock, to help me avoid that sort of pedantry ;)
I like all of the songs (and more of the bands) that I'm familiar with from that list though! Most of the last 17 particularly, but also Nemesis.
Can't be bothered to put them into subgenres, but:
American Head Charge
Dry Kill Logic
Times of Grace
Lamb of God
Texas in July
After the Burial
Eye of the Enemy
Sacred Mother Tongue
Heart of a Coward
Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Saxon, Alice in Chains, Dio, Gamma Ray, Kamelot, some Metallica, Molly Hatchet, Nightwish, Racer X, Rammstein, Scorpions, Stratovarius... those are my usual favorites. I'm not as into heavy metal as I used to be.
The thing that makes me happiest about this thread is the presence of Gojira in a list (DooMAD's, to be precise) :D Quite a few of the metal bands I like have been listed in this thread already, although of this doom/sludge/stoner stuff is making me feel a bit mainstream :P
Don't want to be an asshole, but none of these bands belong in a metal thread :p. I'm sure there's other egregious examples of non-metal being listed in here but I've not heard enough of these artists' stuff to make a more informed assessment.
Though I do like Deftones very much. Their discography has been consistently good throughout their 20yr+ history. Too bad their original bassist is unlikely to ever return to making music though :(
Deftones is debatable. They're way more talented technically speaking that a lot of bands in their genre. Linkin Park has stuck to the same formula for over a decade, and its so burnt out I can't even fathom how they are still a band. I guess Transformers will still make movies as long they still make music e_e Korn has gone down the toilet. Heavily. I don't even know what to say about them anymore, other than that the level of career failure is laughable at this point. There's a band called Flymore that instantly became a good "replacement" for all of the things that Korn decided to sacrifice so they could have "wub wubs" in their music lol.
Personally, I've been listening to a lot of Corrosion of Conformity and Fireball Ministry. I guess you could stick them under Stoner/Heavy Metal...but I'm kinda bad with properly labeling genres.
I'm eagerly awaiting the release of Fear Factory's new album though. The Amazon page for it has samples of some of the tracks up already, and holy CRAP, I like what I hear.