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Posted by Silent Jay on 20.04.2011 at 15:23
I was wondering, there's the Big 4 of U.S. Thrash Metal, so what would be the U.K. equivalent?

My first thought is Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motörhead and Saxon. But some of these emerged much earlier than others and the Thrash Big 4, so what other bands emerged a bit later (80's as opposed to 70's) that could be considered part of the Big 4 of British Heavy Metal?

Maybe we can make a definitive MetalStorm decision?

*Sorry if something like this has been posted before, it probably has, but I tried the search function and couldn't find anything.



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ADIresiduos

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  16.07.2011 at 01:41
Written by Guib on 19.05.2011 at 05:10

Written by eddie1994 on 17.05.2011 at 19:53

And there is no way that black sabbath are heavy metal
their first album was doom metal but all the rest were rock n roll


Hahahahah Hahahah Ha ! HAHA ! OH OH OH !! HE HE HE ! HZHAHAHAHAHAHAH

you can't be serious can you ? or maybe you are serious and I'm just being mean, am I ?
Maybe I don't care cos all im saying right now is a bunch of nonsense, just like you did earlier. LOL

OK people, give it up for eddie1994...!! c'mon, lets hear a big round of appaluse now.....:thankyou: It's always a pleasure to read this kind of statements full of knowledge and wisdom, knowing that the people who write them are well informed and are almost in the level of gurus in the subject. Thanks again eddie1994, you really made our... hiccup...... day......:drunk:
Jirpo

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  21.07.2011 at 07:38
Easy, Sabbath, Priest, Maiden, Motorhead
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  23.07.2011 at 16:09
I'd exclude Sabbath. The big 4: Maiden, Priest, Motorhead, Saxon
M C Vice
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  10.01.2012 at 09:05
Written by Jirpo on 21.07.2011 at 07:38

Easy, Sabbath, Priest, Maiden, Motorhead

Exactly. Those 4 had the biggest impact on heavy metal of any British band.
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  10.01.2012 at 21:10
Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Venom, Diamond Head
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  11.01.2012 at 11:43
Written by SuicidalCyco on 10.01.2012 at 21:10

...Diamond Head


Nothing big about them AT ALL. They never sold out large venues and still don't manage to sell out anything. Their only claim to fame is that they are a huge influence on Metallica.
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Guib

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  12.01.2012 at 08:03
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 11.01.2012 at 11:43

Written by SuicidalCyco on 10.01.2012 at 21:10

...Diamond Head


Nothing big about them AT ALL. They never sold out large venues and still don't manage to sell out anything. Their only claim to fame is that they are a huge influence on Metallica.


That and the fact that Lightning To The Nations was a good album

But really... Its, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Saxon and (if excluding Sabbath) Motorhead.... venom would probably come after and then Raven or Angel Witch
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  12.01.2012 at 15:08
1. Iron Maiden
2. Black Sabbath
3. Judas Priest
4. Motorhead

In the sense of how big they are/were no other band comes close really, maybe Saxon but that's it.
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  12.01.2012 at 16:19
If The Big 4 counts after album sales, the list would look like this I guess (considering you think of Led Zep and Def Leppard as Heavy Metal):
Led Zeppelin
Iron Maiden
Def Leppard
Black Sabbath

My personal list would be:
Iron Maiden
Black Sabbath
Judas Priest
Motörhead
...considering they've all had a huge influence and are still active, making albums and out on tours.
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  12.01.2012 at 17:39
Written by Guib on 12.01.2012 at 08:03

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 11.01.2012 at 11:43

Written by SuicidalCyco on 10.01.2012 at 21:10

...Diamond Head


Nothing big about them AT ALL. They never sold out large venues and still don't manage to sell out anything. Their only claim to fame is that they are a huge influence on Metallica.


That and the fact that Lightning To The Nations was a good album

But really... Its, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Saxon and (if excluding Sabbath) Motorhead.... venom would probably come after and then Raven or Angel Witch


Raven and Angel Witch? there are a gazillion english bands that were and are a lot bigger.
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SuicidalCyco
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  12.01.2012 at 19:43
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 11.01.2012 at 11:43

Written by SuicidalCyco on 10.01.2012 at 21:10

...Diamond Head


Nothing big about them AT ALL. They never sold out large venues and still don't manage to sell out anything. Their only claim to fame is that they are a huge influence on Metallica.


Who gives a fuck, thats my opinion.
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  12.01.2012 at 19:50
Written by SuicidalCyco on 12.01.2012 at 19:43

Who gives a fuck, thats my opinion.


Do you ever stop talking out of your ass?
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  12.01.2012 at 19:51
Written by SuicidalCyco on 12.01.2012 at 19:43

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 11.01.2012 at 11:43

Written by SuicidalCyco on 10.01.2012 at 21:10

...Diamond Head


Nothing big about them AT ALL. They never sold out large venues and still don't manage to sell out anything. Their only claim to fame is that they are a huge influence on Metallica.


Who gives a fuck, thats my opinion.


The thread is called "The BIG 4 of British heavy Metal" just like there is the big four of thrash which consists of the the at the time BIGGESDT thrash bands, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax. Saying Havok should be part of that is as ludicrous as saying Raven and Angel Witch are amongst the biggest 4 english heavy metal bands.
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SuicidalCyco
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  12.01.2012 at 19:55
Written by snake? snaaaake! on 12.01.2012 at 19:50

Written by SuicidalCyco on 12.01.2012 at 19:43

Who gives a fuck, thats my opinion.


Do you ever stop talking out of your ass?


Hey suck my dick, what the hell did i ever say to piss you off?
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  12.01.2012 at 20:19
Written by SuicidalCyco on 12.01.2012 at 19:55


Hey suck my dick, what the hell did i ever say to piss you off?

You aren't pissing anyone off, it's just the constant stream of excrement that comes out of your mouth makes you sound ridiculous in almost every thread you post in.
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  12.01.2012 at 20:55
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 12.01.2012 at 20:19

Written by SuicidalCyco on 12.01.2012 at 19:55


Hey suck my dick, what the hell did i ever say to piss you off?

You aren't pissing anyone off, it's just the constant stream of excrement that comes out of your mouth makes you sound ridiculous in almost every thread you post in.


Well if its that much of a problem then i will stop.
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  12.01.2012 at 22:27
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 12.01.2012 at 17:39

Written by Guib on 12.01.2012 at 08:03

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 11.01.2012 at 11:43

Written by SuicidalCyco on 10.01.2012 at 21:10

...Diamond Head


Nothing big about them AT ALL. They never sold out large venues and still don't manage to sell out anything. Their only claim to fame is that they are a huge influence on Metallica.


That and the fact that Lightning To The Nations was a good album

But really... Its, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Saxon and (if excluding Sabbath) Motorhead.... venom would probably come after and then Raven or Angel Witch


Raven and Angel Witch? there are a gazillion english bands that were and are a lot bigger.


uh talking about heavy metal if we exclude sabbath, then I already stated venom and the other four.... which is bigger tell me oh and btw I didn't said they were part of this fake big 4, i said they would come after venom, which is after the first 4 I stated, at least learn to read Marcel.
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  13.01.2012 at 01:53
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  16.01.2012 at 02:16
Written by Xim on 01.05.2011 at 07:17

Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Motorhead.

I agree.
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  16.01.2012 at 13:50
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Hahahahah Hahahah Ha ! HAHA ! OH OH OH !! HE HE HE ! HZHAHAHAHAHAHAH

you can't be serious can you ? or maybe you are serious and I'm just being mean, am I ?
Maybe I don't care cos all im saying right now is a bunch of nonsense, just like you did earlier. LOL

You are not being mean, you are being stupid!
There is nothing funny in opinion of that guy. I think that sabbath before DIO is a pure Hard Rock. There is nothing that can reliete then to Heavy Metal (In season with Ozzy)
Only thing you should laugh is now is my-band-English, but I think you understand what I tryed to say...
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  17.01.2012 at 01:00
1.Iron Maiden 2. Judas Priest 3. Black Sabbath 4.Accept
Sorry but from beginning nothing is more heavy and important in case like Maiden !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  17.01.2012 at 01:32
Accept are from Germany
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Guib

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  18.01.2012 at 02:35
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Written by LichBorne on 16.01.2012 at 13:50



Hahahahah Hahahah Ha ! HAHA ! OH OH OH !! HE HE HE ! HZHAHAHAHAHAHAH

you can't be serious can you ? or maybe you are serious and I'm just being mean, am I ?
Maybe I don't care cos all im saying right now is a bunch of nonsense, just like you did earlier. LOL

You are not being mean, you are being stupid!
There is nothing funny in opinion of that guy. I think that sabbath before DIO is a pure Hard Rock. There is nothing that can reliete then to Heavy Metal (In season with Ozzy)
Only thing you should laugh is now is my-band-English, but I think you understand what I tryed to say...


No matter what you're trying to say my poor fellow, Saying that black sabbath is not heavy metal, is not an opinion its denying facts -_- its like saying, I don't think the earth circles around the sun, that is not an opinion... Facts is, the earth circles around the sun and guess what ? Black Sabbath is Heavy Metal -_-
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  05.07.2014 at 22:20
It has to be Priest, Motorhead, Maiden, Sabbath, for most people they instantly come to mind when someone mentions U.K Heavy Metal
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  07.07.2014 at 01:44
In no order and only in my opinion:

1. Iron Maiden
2. Black Sabbath
3. Judas Priest
4. Motorhead


Make the list a top 10 and I'd add in no particular order:

5. Saxon
6. Deep Purple
7. Napalm Death
8. Carcass
9. Venom
10. Led Zeppelin

I wish Bolt Thrower was in there but I don't think they're as influential as Carcass or Napalm Death.
Guib

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  08.07.2014 at 00:00
Written by deadone on 07.07.2014 at 01:44

In no order and only in my opinion:

1. Iron Maiden
2. Black Sabbath
3. Judas Priest
4. Motorhead


Make the list a top 10 and I'd add in no particular order:

5. Saxon
6. Deep Purple
7. Napalm Death
8. Carcass
9. Venom
10. Led Zeppelin

I wish Bolt Thrower was in there but I don't think they're as influential as Carcass or Napalm Death.


(Agreed with your first top 4)

But I mean, Carcass, Napalm and Bolt Thrower ... Isn't that Grind and Death Metal, I thought we were only
talking about pure-on Heavy Metal, here.
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  08.07.2014 at 01:34
Written by Guib on 08.07.2014 at 00:00

(Agreed with your first top 4)

But I mean, Carcass, Napalm and Bolt Thrower ... Isn't that Grind and Death Metal, I thought we were only
talking about pure-on Heavy Metal, here.

If you look at the rest of the thread, people have mentioned Cradle of Filth, Anathema, My Dyinng Bride and Paradise Lost. The opening post doesn't specify pure heavy metal either.


I'd say CoF are nearly there in top 10
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  08.07.2014 at 15:35
Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, and Motorhead.
Guib

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  08.07.2014 at 23:40
Written by deadone on 08.07.2014 at 01:34

Written by Guib on 08.07.2014 at 00:00

(Agreed with your first top 4)

But I mean, Carcass, Napalm and Bolt Thrower ... Isn't that Grind and Death Metal, I thought we were only
talking about pure-on Heavy Metal, here.

If you look at the rest of the thread, people have mentioned Cradle of Filth, Anathema, My Dyinng Bride and Paradise Lost. The opening post doesn't specify pure heavy metal either.


I'd say CoF are nearly there in top 10


Well I suppose seen this way you're right.
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