Top Ten Bands to Be In the Heavy Metal Hall of Fame

Brobusky
Only qualification is their first album be released 25 years ago. (NOTE: This is not a 'best metal bands' list, rather a list of legendary classic metal bands that need to be remembered.

The Top Ten

1 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm guitarist Adrian ...read more.

The best for over 30 days. With a following of 12 and 60 year olds alike

Iron Maiden is the Best metal band forever.

The best band of all

G.O.A.T. 5 decades of playing uncompromising metal. didn't lose it after 10 years or 20 or 30.

V 1 Comment
2 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Black Sabbath are a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward . The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback . In 1978, ...read more.

They'd be my first choice. - BKAllmighty

3 Judas Priest Judas Priest Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. The band has sold over 45 million albums to date. They received a lot of popularity due to their big hits Breaking The Law, You've Got Another Thing Comin', and Living after Midnight which were played on the radio a ...read more.
4 Metallica Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.

Metallica is one of the few bands that needs no explanation or justification being on this list.

Metallica is already in the Hall Of Fame. - Andrevalenca

No, they are in the Rock and Roll Hall of fame, which is a joke and still doesn't have yes or slayer but has Green Day and Madonna. This is for bands that would be in the metal Hall of fame. - Brobusky

Love Metallica "NOTHING ELSE MATTERS"

This band should be the number one pick­čĄś

5 Megadeth Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums, and their biggest hits are Symphony of Destruction, Holy ...read more.
6 Slayer Slayer ...read more.
7 Mot├Ârhead Mot├Ârhead Mot├Ârhead were an English heavy metal/Hard Rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member; guitarist and songwriter Larry Wallis; and drummer Lucas Fox. The band's harsh vocals and fast paced tempos helped inspire speed ...read more.
8 Dio Dio Dio was an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, after he left Black Sabbath with intentions to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath member, drummer Vinny Appice.
9 Death Death Death was an American Death Metal band formed in 1983 by Chuck Schuldiner. Death is considered to be one of the most influential bands in heavy metal and a pioneering force in death metal. its debut album, Scream Bloody Gore, has been widely regarded as the first death metal record, while the band's ...read more.

Chuck Schuldiner (R.I.P) father of inteligent Death Metal. "Left to die" by stupid commercial American anti-health care system. Death is not dead...!

10 Pantera Pantera Pantera was a Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The group got into mainstream after changing from Glam Metal to Groove Metal. The band's most successful album is "Vulgar Display of Power". As the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, They ...read more.

The Contenders

11 Deep Purple Deep Purple Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, ...read more.
12 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal/metalcore (early) band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). ...read more.

Synyster gates and the rev of cours they will go!

Yes THE SHOULD

13 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is a Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band released their first album in 1999 and was well received by critics and fans. The group gained success after the release of their second studio album, "Iowa". ...read more.

Good ass band

14 Blind Guardian Blind Guardian Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large ...read more.

They made a song about the Wheel of Time, they're automatically the best band ever. No exceptions. - Merilille

Exemplary musicianship and they've been around for about 30 years with exceptional consistency:
80s song - Majesty
90s song - Nightfall
00s song - Wheel Of Time
10s song - The Throne - Metal_Treasure

15 Anthrax Anthrax Anthrax is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker.
16 Iced Earth Iced Earth Iced Earth is an American heavy metal band from Tampa, Florida. It was formed in 1985 under the name Purgatory by guitarist and main songwriter Jon Schaffer and original drummer Greg Seymour.
17 Dream Theater Dream Theater Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", but had to change its name to Dream Theater later. ...read more.
18 Queensr├┐che Queensr├┐che Queensr├┐che is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 in Bellevue, Washington, out of the local band the Mob.
19 Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse is a American death metal band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 1988 . The band is known for their graphic album covers, explicitly violent lyrics and song titles like "I C** Blood" The group got into mainstream after performing the song "Hammer Smashed Face" in the 1994 film Ace Ventura: ...read more.
20 Manowar Manowar Manowar is an American heavy metal band from New York City, New York. Formed in 1980, the group is known for lyrics based on fantasy and mythology.
BAdd New Item
7129

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Best Heavy Metal Bands Top 10 New Wave of American Heavy Metal Bands Best Modern Heavy Metal / Metalcore Bands Most Underrated Heavy Metal Bands Best Debut Albums From Heavy Metal Bands

List StatsUpdated 19 Oct 2017

100 votes
39 listings
1 year, 200 days old

Top Remixes (9)

1. Iron Maiden
2. Judas Priest
3. Metallica
Metal_Treasure
1. Black Sabbath
2. Iron Maiden
3. Metallica
Martinglez
1. Metallica
2. Pantera
3. Slayer
htoutlaws2012

WRemix
View All 9

Posts

Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.
P