Metal is my favorite genre. I have listened to many bands but two came out on top for me. That would be Sabaton and Gloryhammer.
I love this band for a few reasons.
My first is crowd interactions. They're always really funny in between songs and never fail to make me laugh.
Next, their lyrics. I love their focus on historical wars. I find history very interesting and if it can be woven into my favorite genre of music, oh boy. Most songs have a sort of story that follows a side of a group or faction. That song, Swedish Pagans, doesn't follow a war, but, well, Swedish pagans.
Finally, their lack of voice altering. Sometimes I like hearing robotic sounding music, but it feels so disappointing looking up a live concert and they sound like inbred barbarians. An example of that is "Brother's Of Metal". I believe a few song use auto tune, but most of it is a chorus from the other band members.
My favorite thing about this band is the story. It follows Angus McFife, the crown prince of the fantasy world of Dundee stopping the evil sorcerer Zargothrax. The story currently goes over 2 albums (Each about an hour in length total) about the epic quests and friends Angus must do to become strong enough to stop the wizard.
Another thing I like is the way they perform on stage. They do it in costumes! Not much more on that, I just think it's really cool.
Last but not least is the battles. I'm going to avoid spoiling the story, but the way they describe the fight scenes. Some are quick, mainly in the first album. In the second one though, sh!t gets real, and it's awesome! (Apocalypse 1992, the last song in the 2nd album is a great example)
If anyone can recommend me some more bands to listen to that would be greatly appreciated!