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.
So mature! And sexy grooves
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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/
They are the one to deserve the no1
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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.
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.
You guyzz totally rock the stage m/
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4Slain (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..
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5Mrityu 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
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6Limit 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


7Inner 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


8Scarface (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.
These guyss are simplyy metaliinng... Keep your momentum we are with you... M/
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9Scribe (Mumbai)
Scribe... Om 15th spot... Are you crazy... They deserve to be in top 3... Best metal band of India..
Seriously guys?!...easily a top 5 contender

10Guardians 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.
This band has a lot of talent and potential. Really impressed by the music. Keep it up guys hope you guys reach the top.
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The Contenders

11Kryptos (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/
Kryptos should atleasst be in top 10
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12Yonsample (Kolkata)
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
They are best in the class and you will hardly find any like them... Best production and the jaw watering guitar lines and ambient scapes :D
Worth listenning :D
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13Skyharbour (Delhi)
Not totally metal, but with a vocals that amazing and a brilliant line had to be in the top 10


Deserve to be on the top 3! International quality of music and sound...
This band deserv 2 be 2nd position
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14Chronic Xorn (Kolkata)
They have got what it takes to be the best.
Chronic xorn is the best band in kolkata. They r vry hrdwrkg metalcre bnd.

15Xontrax (Guwahati)
Best band in the world.. !
They r starting their way to heavy metall...
Seeing this band from our town climbing its way into top 20 made me happy. Way to go!
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16Dark Carnage (Guwahati)
One of the best metal band.. Purely death metallic band.. Cheers up!

17Extinct Reflections (Bangalore)
The band formed in 2003 have performed with lamb of god and randy blythe himself praised the band.


18Restless Desire (Meghalaya)
The rising metal band from meghalaya. Their songs are simply great.
Restless desire deserve your desired

19Toxoid (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!
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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...

21Third Eye Destruction (New Delhi)
An "experimental metal" band formed in jan 2013.
3ED's music is different.
Kick ass breakdowns and cleans..
Good rising band..
Trippy and brutal
Something new
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22Kaashmora (Bangalore)

23Eccentric Pendulum (Bangalore)
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.


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.

24Halahkuh (Pune)
Halahkuh has the best guitarists out there!
Thrashing vocals and some badass guitar performances!
Chinmay Bokil is the talent to watch out for...
This is a comparatively new band from Pune. But they are awesome!
Thrash metal from Pune! Listen to 'Sacrilege'.. These guys are superb!
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25Live Credence (Meghalaya)
Progressive metal band from tura and
Their songs are simply great

26Chaos (Kerala)
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.
Hell of pure metal! Pure metal they've got!
The most authentic thrash metal album from India
Puirest form of trash metal ever... One of the most under rated band ever in India... Metal heads If you r not listening Chaos you r missing out something really in you r life
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27Alien 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...
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28NerveRek (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..

29Angelic Resurrection
A metal band.
Its death vocals are really awesome.
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.
Drummer rocks...
Fast guitar solos
Absolutely heavy..
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30The Down Troddence (Kerala)
The Down Troddence should be in at least top 5... Come on...

It's a band with pure metal based on folk root
Come on! They should b in top 10
Just listen their music.. I mean original tracks.. just m/

31Melovedine (Lucknow)
These guys rock. have awesome songs. love you all.

32Midnight Garden Factor (Meghalaya)
Great guitar riffs, and their vocals is great..
I love each and every song of your's... But especially Scarlet Emotion (AWESOME)

33Winter Gate (Jaipur)
There's something better cooking in jaipur!
They should share the same stage as opeth!
Progressive Death Metal at it's best!
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34Deathknell (Shimla)
Really man!
They will be at a height some day
Raxxycotin the soon... Best of luck my Frienz.. M/.

35Bevar 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.
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36Beyond Arise (Kolkata)
They recently released their demo, its good m/
The best after skyharbour

37Comora (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

38Grimmortal (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

39Arihant (Guwahati)

40Devoid (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.

41Ageless Yard (Solan)
Caught em live at IIT Mandi. These folks are brutal only if they could manage to hold on to a vocalist for long.
Maan... they r just awwsome! Deserve 2 be quite higher in the list. These guys just rockk.

421833 AD (New Dehli)
The best black metal bands of India

43Reverrse Polarity (Mumbai)
Love you band... Rock onn

44Journey 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

45Lunatic Fringe (Guwahati)
Listen to them. A pure death metal act from guwahati.
Not there yet, but huge, crazy potential.

46Tyrrhenian (Guwahati)
Just listen them on reverbnation.
Great potential
Great stage act.

47Zygnema (Mumbai)
Zygnema deserves much more... Top 10
Zygnema at 65 what? One of the most jappening acts in the country mate! Way better than theorised

48Incipit (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.

49Horjwlai (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!

50DwheTstone (Chennai)
Alive 14! Great band...


51Millennium (Bangalore)

52Atmosfear (Mumbai)
They rocked, just saw them yesterday!

53Intoxicate (Kolkata)
"metal core mayhem from kolkata"

54Mortar (Kolkata)

55440 MHz (Jamshedpur)

56Rocazaurus (Kochi)
Role model for pure rock

57Dhwesha (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..

588th 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

59Hearts 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. /

60Ashes Bury Sorrow (Solan)

61Melodrama (Nagaland)
One of the best metal band in india today.

62Nigambodh (New Delhi)

63Dying Embrace (Bangalore)
These guys deserve top 5

64Cosmic Infusion (Mumbai)

65Violent Edge (Guwahati)
Extremely good band...specially the song-Bloody thursday

66Theorized (Bangalore)
Theorized is a metal band from Bangalore. The top three songs of theirs are Genetic Variants, Venomous Tormentia and Raise The Dead

67Atari Minor (Mizoram)
A power metal band from Mizoram...
.. Guys, check out their video 'Riding The Stars', awesome vocal & drum
.. So epicc..

68Underground Authority (Calcutta)

69Throne Of D'Devil (Guwahati)
A progressive metalcore high school band..

70Blind Image (Chennai)

71Days of Nightmare (Rajkot)
Hell's Gatekeeper's From Bloody Rajkot!
Hell Yeah m/

72Corpulent Deformity (Darjeeling)
Why the hell did they are... ?
They're best in India...

73Warlock (Meghalaya)

74The Chronic Legion (Delhi)
Hour of greeed it's a kickass song amazing riffs and solo's keep it up guys
Waiting for the 1st album to b released great band

75Souls of the Fallen (Sangli)
Band of boys from Bharti vidyapeeth medical collage sangli full of passion

76Rongbin (Diphu)
Yeah! They are awesome... Just love the guitarist (teron marlep) LOVE YOU GUYS GOD BLESS!

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

78Annihilate The Reich (Kolkata)

79Purgatory (Kolkata)
A great metalcore band from Kolkata. Their music is mainly influenced AURTHOHIN (the pioneers of metal in Bangladesh).

80My Dying Angel (Chandigarh)

81Sanskar Mandal (Bhavnagar)

82Purvaja (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/,

83Shepherd (Bangalore)

84Noiseware (Pune)
Formed in 2009 barely a show old, the band took's international metal charts by storm, with their first ever single "G-String‟ hitting #2 out of over 75, 000 songs, sitting right under renowned artists like Periphery.
Theey opened for bands like porcupine tree, meshuggah, tesseract.

85Ascendere (Mumbai)
Metal band from Mumbai. Just one demo recorded by them but have a lot of potential. Saw them live at college fests. Waiting for more recordings from them as I heard that they are progressively developing during their Jams.
Leads: Rishi Prabhu
Drums: Mihir Bhende
Bass: Somesh Prakasam
Vocals: Atul Pandey

86Badly Broken (Delhi)
Best metàlcoe band. delhi based made by group of teeneger with professional skill

87Final 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!

88Stark Denial (Mumbai)
A Good fast paced black metal band from Mumbai, their EP is too dam good hailz... m/

89Wounded Tranquility

90Morphine (Kochi)
Rock And Metal = Morphine

91Agoraphobia (Guwahati)
Chevk out this guys! Really awsme..

92Slaughter Cage (Ahmedabad)

93Third Sovereign (Delhi)
Lllrd sovereign at no. 92... Unfair... They r one of the best in India...

94VaiRaag Band (Muzaffar Nagar)

95Deadbolt (Kolkata)

96Acrid Semblance (New Delhi)

97East Ranger (Nagaland)

98Yuthak Wah

99War Machine

100Turnkey (Kolkata)

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