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Reader Poll: Which Metal Band Do You Hope Will Reunite Next?

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I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: sooner or later, every band that has broken up will reunite. Maybe there was a time when it seemed like that wasn’t true but that time is long gone. Off the top of my head, these are just some of the notable bands that have reunited this century, in some cases not very long after breaking up (and in some cases, eventually breaking up again):

  • Faith No More
  • At the Gates
  • Carcass
  • Van Halen
  • Cynic
  • Celtic Frost
  • Refused
  • Failure
  • Living Colour
  • Death
  • Infectious Grooves
  • Convulse
  • Extol
  • Sanctuary
  • Quicksand
  • Coal Chamber
  • Emperor
  • Saigon Kick
  • Ugly Kid Joe
  • SiKth
  • Skinless
  • Atreyu
  • Cobalt
  • A Perfect Circle
  • Maruta
  • Static-X
  • Carnifex

And that’s not even counting bands that never broke up altogether but still reunited with a key member or members or some point:

  • Iron Maiden
  • Anthrax
  • Exodus
  • Slayer
  • Testament
  • Killswitch Engage
  • Korn

And THAT’S not even counting Black Sabbath, who ostensibly belong on both of those lists.

So here’s my question: who are you really hoping reunites next? In a dream world, I’d personally select some version of the classic Guns N’ Roses line-up (and as I’ve said before, I think they actually might be the only band that never reunites, just because Axl Rose is that crazy). In a somewhat more realistic world, I’d kill to see Sebastian Bach reunite with Skid Row. Up until a few weeks ago, I would have put At All Cost pretty high up on my list, but with vocalist Andrew Collins now tragically in a coma, that doesn’t seem likely to happen anytime soon. Getting Bloodjinn back would be swell. I already miss God Forbid, who have only been broken up for like ten seconds. And I know I’m not alone in having recurring dreams of a Strapping Young Lad reunion.

And, again, all of this is just of the top of my head. If I really sat down and thought about it, I’m sure there are plenty of other bands the world of metal could sorely use right now.

Now it’s your turn to weigh in, mi amigos. Here’s how we’re gonna do this:

Step 1) Decide which metal band you really hope reunites next.

Step 2) Search the comments of this post for your choice (Apple-F on a Mac, Control-F on a PC).

Step 3) If they’re already listed, hit the “like” button for that comment. If they’re not already listed, add ’em!

And that’s it! Obviously the results of this poll won’t actually get any bands to reunite but… hey, we can all keep dreaming, can’t we?

Ready… set… vote!

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