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Dimmu Borgir isn't black metal. They are more on the verge of extreme gothica.
Nightwish and Within Temptation are actually far lighter than many people make them out to be.
Metallica is highly overrated. Iron Maiden is far better.
Avenged Sevenfold is blacklisted unfairly. They would be far closer to power metal on their album City of Evil and are way more metal influenced than bands like TSO (who is only on here as a side project btw).
I think that some of the directions that the metal archives is going is getting way close to the verge of just making this an encyclopedia for hard rock and gothic music as opposed to actual metal music.
Here is a humurous article that agrees with me that just because something is gothic doesn't make it "metal":
Neither deathcore nor metalcore are metal genres. What are metalcore and deathcore bands doing on the archives?
OMG! Metal-Archives Exposed!
Sorry, I express very little attachment to this website. Trying to figure some of the extra "fluff" rules out on this site is a pain.