Other- American band...Pantera. They are the most badass band ever, bar none. They embodied the true War spirit of drinking and destorying everything in their way. I would personally love "Grind That Axe", "Primal Concrete Sledge" or if I was in a sitution where my awesome DD destructiveness was going to cause my certain doom...."Hellbound".
Personally I'd have to go with Meshuggah.
Not all metal sucks; all nu-metal sucks.
Can nu-metal even be called metal?