Top Ten Metal Bands In India


Here's a list of all the famous metal bands and bands which are becoming famous, most of them have played in gigs with bands like lamb of god, Bangalore metal open air, Metallica etc.. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

Bhayanak Maut (Mumbai)
They really deserve to b no. 1.. No1 can beat the aggression with which they perform. Their concerts are just out of this world
Best riffs, best stage act, most brutal lyricists and by far the most professional Indian metal band.
The most talented Indian band. They will surely be no. 1
[Newest]Yes... This is a band... Their stage act is out of this world...

2Demonic Resurrection (Mumbai)
Demonic resurrection is the pioneer of metal in india.. It has to be at least in the top 5 spot.. Come on man
A great band from mumbai... Salutation to their efforts... I have almost listen all the songs all I can say is m/
Actually D. R is #1... Really hard working artists... Love you guys m/

3Undying Inc. (Delhi)
Uncompromising in their style of playing a mix of brutal, technical and odd-meter extreme metal for almost a decade, Undying Inc have progressively carved out a niche of their own. Despite the pit-falls of line-up changes and an underground ethic, their rabid following of die-hard fans bears testimony to the attitude with which Undying Inc approach their metal.

Undying Inc is an explosive live act that has supported and played with some of the biggest names in metal across major rock festivals in India; Meshuggah, Tesseract, Textures, Megadeth, Amon Amarth, Satyricon, Benea Reach, Sahg, Cypher 16. The band has also toured Norway in the winter of 2011 with post-hardcore band Torch and returned to play at the Inferno Metal Festival in 2012.
Awesome Band... This band made our event a special one and really we miss you all
The very metal band with real voice. this is the only band that beat my heart fast and thumping.
Moloch is always for these guys.
Demonic resurrection is overrated.

4Kryptos (Bangalore)
Overrated, run-of-the-mill metal.

Notorious among musicians for leading a hate campaign against bands who do not conform to their meaning of "metal. "
Kryptos is undeniably the best metal band in India and it's a shame that a copy paste band of Lamb of god Bhayanak Maut or that Norwegian black metal wanna be Demonic Resurrection
Undoubtedly the best band in india m/
[Newest]They deserve the first place according to me.

5Scribe (Mumbai)
One of the better bands... globally. Definitely one of the best in India.
Better then most of the band that Europe has to offer!
Scribe... Om 15th spot... Are you crazy... They deserve to be in top 3... Best metal band of India..

6Skyharbour (Delhi)
Not totally metal, but with a vocals that amazing and a brilliant line had to be in the top 10


The best band here even though not totally India... their music is way better than any of the others
Deserve to be on the top 3! International quality of music and sound...
[Newest]They stand out in the Indian music scene

7Mrityu Dand (Jammu)
Firstly saw their page on facebook, and than I see their live performance, man these guys r just out of this world, heavy riffs, heavy growl, the best death metal band... M/D
Man they are insane, if you're looking for the brutal death metal, they are the best, mrityu dand is the best death metal band in the whole J&K...
No words, just listen to them and you will experience the real brute music, finally a good death metal band in J&K
[Newest]Brutal death by Mrityu dand to every one... m/

8Inner Sanctum (Bangalore)
Performed with Metallica
One of the best thrash bands in india
Have the best lead in India.
They have supported bands like Metallica, guillotine, biffy claro, Amon Amarth, cradle of filth, enslaves and textures
Their biggest influence Are gojira, blood bath etc.
The beat band in Asia
Band of the Year 2007 & 2009 | Opened for Metallica at Rock'n India 2011 | Supported Cradle of Filth in 2011 at Bangalore | Headlined IIM- A 'Chaos 2012' | Headlined IIT- Chennai 'Saarang 2012' | Headlined IT Hyderabad 'Felicity 2012


9Limit Zero (Bangalore)
The Band Is structured in a very organised yet authentic music, especially the bassie of the band, shiva takes the band to a higher level


10Scarface (Kolkata)
Man they r 4m Kolkata, A new but really good metal core band
Some of the greatest riffs you will ever hear. Enough said.
Awesome true metalcore plus groovy music.

The Contenders

11Slain (Bangalore)
A band that deserves to on the first! They are aggressive Yet melodious! No band in India has ever reached their maturity in bringing in classic rock and power metal to this combination and making it powerful for the metal lovers and yet melodious for the rest! STAGE ACT - PRO!
Good melodies, strong vocal lines, catchy songs
Lovely band... Vocalist rocks.
Lead guitars too is awesome..

12Yonsample (Kolkata)
Good Band, Superb Band, and I love this because its from our Kolkata,!
And my Self Akash Saha, The band name is awesome... Who is the co-founder of this band,? Wish
The giants of metal from kolkata... Just listen them in reverbnation...
They are THE BEST from KOLKATA... No way any other band can replace them... They r immensely tight n they take us to a new different world... PROG METAL from KOLKATA :D
[Newest]They are one of the best prog metal bands.. Hats off to the vocalist

13Zygnema (Mumbai)
This band deserves to be on top five at least
Zygnema deserves much more... Top 10
Zygnema at 65 what? One of the most jappening acts in the country mate! Way better than theorised

14Guardians of Darkness (Kolkata)
This band has a unique and creative musicality. Love the guitar riffs and composition. They dig hard!
They deserve to win, because of their uniqueness and the wide spectrum of their approach, absolute PURE BLISS!, do give these chaps a listen and ul be blown away!
Pure heavy metal m/ Everything about them is new their music their approach. Just try them.
[Newest]This band has a lot of talent and potential. Really impressed by the music. Keep it up guys hope you guys reach the top.

15Xontrax (Guwahati)
Best band in the world.. !
Seeing this band from our town climbing its way into top 20 made me happy. Way to go!
They are really good... They deserve to be in top ten... Good luck guys

16Devoid (Mumbai)
They truly are the best trash metal acts in India..
Check out A God's lie, Beersong, Possession, The Invasion, The Grand Design.
Thrash Forever!
I am adding Sceptre.
Seriously, the best thrash metal band India has ever seen. An eclectic blend of the old and neo-thrash styles. Known for their powerful and tight live performances. These guys are so bad ass, they're humble musicians. Beats all the other so-called "old-school" trash. And you know what I mean.

These guys will melt your face off. Run for their next show if your life depended on it. Just fcuking go.

17Deathknell (Shimla)
Amazing band love ya deserve to be at number 1 topmost band go ahead and rock the world
Really man!
They will be at a height some day
Very nice band love to see you at the top
[Newest]Its amazing band need some good riffs

18Chronic Xorn (Kolkata)
Best ever melodic death metal band from Indian metal scene
They have got what it takes to be the best.

19Restless Desire (Meghalaya)
The rising metal band from meghalaya. Their songs are simply great.
Restless desire deserve your desired

20Mashburn Riffs (New Delhi)
A progressive band from delhi... go check their song 5 words of my last breath
Five words in my last breath I like it guys
Guys you r rocking... I really likes your song 5 words in my last breath love you guys...

21The Down Troddence (Kerala)
They should be in the top three. They are brilliant, authentic and concerned about their political stand that goes with the band name... !
The Down Troddence should be in at least top 5... Come on...

It's a band with pure metal based on folk root
Drown troddence is the best death metal band.
[Newest]Best metal act in India

22Dark Carnage (Guwahati)
One of the best metal band.. Purely death metallic band.. Cheers up!

23NerveRek (Chennai)
A progressive metal band formed in Chennai but now based in Mumbai, the band became the first South Indian band to win at Campus Rock Idols in 2007. In 2008 they opened for Iron Maiden during their India tour in Mumbai and have also opened for Scorpions in Bangalore.


Just awesome for sure! Expecting 1 position..
I love this band <3 They are the best

24Extinct Reflections (Bangalore)
The band formed in 2003 have performed with lamb of god and randy blythe himself praised the band.


25Toxoid (New Delhi)
Black metal band from delhi...Toxoid is ever hungry and its monstrous apatite for extreme music is clearly show cased in its music...! This is one extreme band to look out
Toxoid. The Indian version of dark funeral
They are too good!
[Newest]This Band is just awesome

26Kaashmora (Bangalore)

27Eccentric Pendulum (Bangalore)
One of the tightest bands in the country, humble musicians and they make intellectual music.

Definitely stands in another league with their brand of original music.
Music for musicians. And unpretentious.
In August 2011, the band represented India in the Wacken Metal Battle at W:O:A in Germany and were very well received by their international audience.


28Third Eye Destruction (New Delhi)
An "experimental metal" band formed in jan 2013.
3ED's music is different.
This is not fair..
This band is so under-rated.
This band deserves to be in top 10.
Listen to their songs everyone!
Kick ass breakdowns and cleans..
Good rising band..

29Plague Throat (Shillong)
Undoubtedly the best Death Metal act I have seen live! Extremely hard working and persistent. More power to them.
Undoubtedly the best, need to be higher in the list..
They are the best, should be higher in top 10 list.

30Goddess Gagged (Mumbai)

31Live Credence (Meghalaya)

32Alien Gods (Arunachal Pradesh)
Without doubt the best death metal vocals in India. Extremely powerful on stage annihilating performance. Extreme squeals and extreme gutturals. The best in India. No doubt!
They really scream and they are superb
They are really amazing... Solos, powerful growl...
[Newest]What the hell has anyone seem aliens play? Vote it up..way better than

33Halahkuh (Pune)
This is a comparatively new band from Pune. But they are awesome!
Thrash metal from Pune! Listen to 'Sacrilege'.. These guys are superb!
Best Thrash out there

34Chaos (Kerala)
Hell of pure metal! Pure metal they've got!
The most authentic thrash metal album from India
Wonderful trash metal band. Violent Redemption, an excellent oringinal album from them. I personally no the drummer, what a guy and most of all what a band, JK thumbs up. In a place where trash metal is not appreciated by its folk, Chaos has proved them otherwise. Hats of to them and wish them the very best for the future.
[Newest]Should be in top 5.

35Journey for Salvation (New Delhi)
An amazing blend of harsh and clean vocals, mind blowing riffs and excellent drum patterns. Their songs are out of this world.
Heard them live twice, a bunch of talented musicians
Not sure if they are metal, but they sounded really tight when I saw them live in bhopal last year

36Cosmic Infusion (Mumbai)

37Winter Gate (Jaipur)
There's something better cooking in jaipur!
They should share the same stage as opeth!
Progressive Death Metal at it's best!

38Angelic Resurrection
A metal band.
Its death vocals are really awesome.
Drummer rocks...
Fast guitar solos
Absolutely heavy..
A death metal band from Arunachal pradesh.
Its death vocals are too deadly and really best death vocals in India with awesome drum beats. its leads and rhythms are also very good.
This band deserves to be the best death metal band of India.

39Melovedine (Lucknow)
These guys rock. have awesome songs. love you all.
Nice outfit from Lucknow

40Comora (Mizoram)
Sentimental Mizo Thrash Metal... probably one of the bassists in India in this band
Pure thrash m/
This guy need more recognition, music arrangement not so different from Testament, Sepultura etc..
.. + awesome vocal

41Sceptre (Mumbai)
This Band deserves to be way up man...
They are simply awesome!
They are awesome LIVE.

42Bevar Sea (Bangalore)
These guys steal riffs. Really.
Stoner/Doom metal from Bangalore. Killer dope songs.
This band just insane band, one of the best Indian band.
Check out there new album.

43Beyond Arise (Kolkata)
They recently released their demo, its good m/

44Ageless Yard (Solan)
These is a good band
They are crazy but need a better vocalist
One of my favorite/

45Midnight Garden Factor (Meghalaya)
Great guitar riffs, and their vocals is great..
Favourite Progessive metal band... Amazing Guitars and the drummer is probably one of the best progressive drummer. Should listen to "Devil and the Deep blue Sea" and "Midnight Garden Factor"... Great arrangements
I love each and every song of your's... But especially Scarlet Emotion (AWESOME)

46Acrid Semblance (New Delhi)

47Grimmortal (Navi Mumbai)
A Deathcore band in Navi Mumbai..
Best metal band in Navi Mumbai..
Best metal band in Mumbai..
Best BAND in the PLANET!...
MAN!... The screams... The riffs... The solos... The bass... The drums... EVERYTHING IS MORE THAN AWESOME!...
Grimmortal is a good band from navi Mumbai

48Reverrse Polarity (Mumbai)
Love you band... Rock onn

49Dying Embrace (Bangalore)
These guys deserve top 5

50Arihant (Guwahati)

51Mortar (Kolkata)
The pure old school band of kolkata... you guys are the best...

521833 AD (New Dehli)
The best black metal bands of India

53Lunatic Fringe (Guwahati)
Listen to them. A pure death metal act from guwahati.
Not there yet, but huge, crazy potential.

54Corpulent Deformity (Darjeeling)
Insane playing style and unbelievable breakdowns...
Why the hell did they are... ?
They're best in India...

From Ranchi... There's a damn Chris Adler in their band! Well if you can play log songs.. you got to be something.. They won this event in our college

56Incipit (Nagaland)
Hand to God, One of the best voice I've ever heard in indian metal scene.
Their cover of steelheart's "she's gone " was awesome, You can check them out in youtube though the video is bad.
Their original "but why" is awesome.

578th Mile Stone (Roorkee)
A progressive metalcore band based in Roorkee, Uttarakhand. Saw these guys live at my college. Not your average metal band. These guys have potential

58DwheTstone (Chennai)
Alive 14! Great band...


59Yuthak Wah

60Millennium (Bangalore)

61Horjwlai (Agartala)
One of the popular metal band in North-east India. They performed in many college fests in Agartala and as well as outside Tripura. Metal lovers should check out there tracks!

62Purvaja (Hyderabad)
They are just awesome. One of the greatest Black/Vedic Metal band in India. Their way of representing the vedic words with fast riffs and drums is just an awesome and unique style. Hats Off. M/,

63Dhwesha (Bangalore)
A duo band earlier have amazing riffs and melody they are one hell of band deserve a higher rank. Old school death metal band with lyrics in kannada.. Meticulous and staccato riffs with dark elements and with a melody amazing... Just listen to their title track dhwesha..

64Tyrrhenian (Guwahati)
Just listen them on reverbnation.
Great potential
Great stage act.

65Rongbin (Diphu)
Yeah! They are awesome... Just love the guitarist (teron marlep) LOVE YOU GUYS GOD BLESS!

66War Machine

67Grungy Morphins (Darjeeling)

68Ragnhild (Pune)

69Atmosfear (Mumbai)
They rocked, just saw them yesterday!

70Intoxicate (Kolkata)
"metal core mayhem from kolkata"

71440 MHz (Jamshedpur)
This band is really awesome... The best I've ever heard.. They can play all genres... N most important thing is whenever they perform, they play new songs... You guys rock

72Rocazaurus (Kochi)
Role model for pure rock

73Noiseware (Pune)
Deserves to be in top 5... No doubt
Give them a try people!
What! What is this band doing here on 90...
At least try this band to get in top 15
Their music style is awesome.. give them a try

74Final Surrender (Bangalore)
Final surrender is the new sound of Indian metal. If they are at 85, then for sure this website is not updated to today's time!
These guys are amazing! Their music is recognized internationally, buying them a record label from Indianapolis -Rottweiller Records- The record label that produced AUGUST BURNS RED! And many more... Seriously! This website is misleading... Final surrender deserves to be on the top and Bayanak whatever at 85. please listen to their tracks before you make judgements and rank them this lousy!
Get a quick listen and you will want them on the Top 3!
A really, really kickass band that take metal to a whole new direction.

75Days of Nightmare (Rajkot)
Hell's Gatekeeper's From Bloody Rajkot!
Hell Yeah m/

76The Chronic Legion (Delhi)
Waiting for the 1st album to b released great band

77Hearts of Medusa (Mizoram)
A Death Metal band from Mizoram, North-east India. Lots of potential in them, good skill, technical riffs, deep growling vocals and much more Techniques in them.
Their song Consumption of Human. Rocks. /

78Souls of the Fallen (Sangli)
Band of boys from Bharti vidyapeeth medical collage sangli full of passion

79Ashes Bury Sorrow (Solan)

80Dark Helm (Pune)
What a killer band! They deserve to be higher up in this list because!
Their music is killer man!
Epic stuff! These people simply killed it Pune in their last gig... how many times have you asked a band for encore? 2 times? 3 times?
We asked them 5 times... and much to our amusement they actually performed four times ;) :P
Listen to the origins II and you'll agree with me when I tell you they belong in the top ten!

81Zero Gravity
Deserve to be in top bands. Best wishes.
Superb band. I had the privilege of previewing some of their songs. Trust me they belong way up there.
One of the best metal act from central India
Powerful catchy riffs
Awesome vocals
Deserves to be in the top 20

82Melodrama (Nagaland)
One of the best metal band in india today.

83Purgatory (Kolkata)
A great metalcore band from Kolkata. Their music is mainly influenced AURTHOHIN (the pioneers of metal in Bangladesh).

84My Dying Angel (Chandigarh)
They are a Melodic Metalcore band from Chandigarh, India. Their music is an extreme mix of Metalcore, Hardcore Punk, Thrash metal and Groove metal with some melodic riff. They're formed in the year 2008. Their current lineup consist Amandeep Singh on Vocals, Ashu Kumar on rhythm guitars, Pankaj Sharma on backing vocals/lead guitars, Neelesh Kumar on bass and Kanwar Sudhanshu on drums. Since its formation, band has release 3 studio album and 1 demo album.

85Nigambodh (New Delhi)

86Violent Edge (Guwahati)
Extremely good band...specially the song-Bloody thursday

87Theorized (Bangalore)
Theorized is a metal band from Bangalore. The top three songs of theirs are Genetic Variants, Venomous Tormentia and Raise The Dead

88Atari Minor (Mizoram)
A power metal band from Mizoram...
.. Guys, check out their video 'Riding The Stars', awesome vocal & drum
.. So epicc..

89Throne Of D'Devil (Guwahati)
A progressive metalcore high school band..

90Wounded Tranquility

91Blind Image (Chennai)

92Warlock (Meghalaya)

93Turnkey (Kolkata)

94Night Wings III (Jaipur)
I like the aggression and the groove in there music, They should travel more.
I came across these guys randomly... Never knew rajasthan had a metal band... Nice work.
They deserve better ranking. One of the best metal bands in India.

They are the Lamb Of God of India. They have Randy Blyth as Anish (Vocals), Mark Morton as Jatin (Lead Guitar), John Campbell as Aniket (Bass Guitars) and Chris Adler as Mayank (Drums).

If you have not heard them you are missing something divine.

95Cruoris (Pune)

96Annihilate The Reich (Kolkata)

97Shepherd (Bangalore)

98Ascendere (Mumbai)

99Badly Broken (Delhi)
Best metàlcoe band. delhi based made by group of teeneger with professional skill

100Stark Denial (Mumbai)

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