Top Ten Best American Metal Bands
The Top Ten
If they have been here for over 30 years you all ready know they are good.
Metallica is amazing. Though their not what they used to be, they can put on killer shows, and are always unique. All the bands on this list suck period. Metallica= best American m etal band ever
We all know that Metallica are the kings of metal. A7X is a good band and even though I am a big Linkin Park fan, LP is not metal... LP is the best alt rock band...
They may all be good, but compared to Metallica all of these bands are armatures: fact. If it wasn't for Metallica none of them would exists. Hands down best band, metal or not. They really know how to write music, especially for today's standards. And there doing the best they can for how old they are now, considering some of there songs are played faster than the recorded version. Metallica, keep writing awesome tasteful music! Love you guys!
As the god of Heavy Metal Rob Halford said in an interview "Megadeth is so far ahead of Metallica by their consistence and technical level"; nothing more to say Megadeth is better than others
This band is just awesome. I just love them... Can't believe their so down in the list!
Just voted to get them above korn. Korn is good but not above great bands like pantera, megadeth, slayer, anthrax, dio, etc.
What is this godly band doing down here
Avenged Sevenfold above Slayer? There is no hope for the Metal community
Every member is incredibly influential and brought something to metal
Slayer should be #2 in my opinion
Avenged above slayer no way most of their fanbase are depressed emos
Avenged Sevenfold My Favourite Band.
A7x is the best they deserve number 1 and they got it. They r way better than slipknot and even slipknot knows that...
A7x is now new wave of American heavy metal band... Ant that's awesome... They have a lots of support and fans...
Slipknot is a great band with a bunch of great songs but Avenged Sevenfold is Avenged Sevenfold with such awesome guitarists, super vocalist and the world's best drummer. RIP Jimmy.
Slipknot is a awesome band, but they don't deserve in top 1 place, their music is simple and unskilled(except the drummer), a7x is a band full of badasses, they should get top 1 place.
Slipknot is not that good of a band. I will admit, they have some great songs, but they don't deserve to be called the best American metal band. America has so many better metal bands.
Pantera is the best. Rex is a bad ass bassist. Vinnie Paul can wail on the drums and has an amazing sound. You know his drumming. Phil is the greatest front man hands down. Just saw the PHA and the illegals. Awesome... but Dimebag is metal. He's the best. Period. Notice metal fell off after that idiot ruined metal. I saw Pantera. Along with most of this list. No one can come close to Pantera. The connection between the fans and the band may never be duplicated. Slayer is close in that category but they lack the ferocious vocals of Phil and the amazing guitar of Dime. Pantera influences all new metal and set the bar when Far beyond Driven debuted at #1.
Who else can sell out 10,000 people a night without radio or mtv support? A #1 album without the help of a top 40 song. Metallica is the only metal band bigger than Pantera and we all know how that happened. Pantera even influenced bands/musicians that came out years BEFORE them (Rob Halford in 1990s). Some of the biggest rock bands of all time have ADMITTED to being blown off the stage by Pantera. Whether you like Pantera music or not, their accomplishments as a band are unmatched. by anyone.
What a horrible list, most of the bands on here are complete garbage. Pantera was, is, and always will be the greatest metal band of all time.
The creators of groove metal, deserves better than 8th.
Do I even have to explain why Dio is the greatest American metal band? Dio's voice is overwhelmingly powerful, the riffs are cool as hell and the songs have great lyrics. No doubt, the greatest American metal band ever.
Slipknot AND Avenged Sevenfold above the legendary Dio? I have lost faith in the metal community.
With vocals like that Dio is the Boss. Plus he was in Black Sabbath and I love them
Ronnies voice is more powerful than an atomic bomb.
Slipknot is so amazing. the best song in my opinion is Eyeless, My Plague, or Wait and bleed. The best album is slipknot. If you like Nu-Metal go on to iTunes and check them out.
Slipknot rocks no matter what. Stay (sic) everyone! R.I.P. Paul Gray.. Slipknot is the best band! And Limp Bizkit sucks!
Oh My GOD! I love Slipknot! They are honestley the very best band that I have ever heard in my 13 going on 14 years of liveing.
Those stupid nu metal band god I hate that crap
It's called "Pure American Metal" for a reason. They NEED to be at number 1.
Lamb of God over A7X. Seriously, who is voting here? Little 8th graders? Do you not realize the talent that Lamb of God possess? Randy is probably ten times the vocalist M. Shadows is.
LOG Is the most talented on the list. Obviously people think its little 8th graders voting but I'm in year 9. I know good music when I. Hear it
Ok this pisses me off. Besides Metallica, which is debatable, the next four bands are a7x, slipknot, disturbed and korn. Where is pantera, slayer, lamb of god? In my opinion those should be the top 3 not crappy emo/nu metal hard rock like the stuff that's listed
Their music is beautifully complex, and yet heavy at the same time. They also have a variety of songs with different styles - all of which are amazing. Surely they should take first place
This is pretty much my favorite metal band ( Metallica comes really close)
Falling into infinity album hear it!
I am so glad that they are in the top 10
By far the best band on this list. Sad that the rest are Nu-Metal bands.
Crystal Mountain - Most popular, catchy, heavy
Zombie ritual - If you like traditional death metal
Flesh and the power it holds - progressive, technical and still heavy and catchy.
Chuck Schuldiner=The Originator of Extreme Metal
Death on #7 and behind those Nu-Metal bands? I'm going to cry
Death made 7 decent albums (many of them much more than decent) and Metallica only made 3.5 decent albums. Come on, I can't believe how extremely overrated that band is. Death on the other hand made true, good quality Metal.
Ridiculously good riffs, extreme heaviness, overall musical profficiency, very good lyrics (towards the end of their career), and no sell outs.
Chuck Schuldiner was always true to Metal, making brilliant music and giving Metal a new meaning, and for that I thank him
Recommended songs: Crystl mountain, Misanthrope, Zombie Ritual, Pull the Plug, Spirit Crusher, the Philosopher, Cosmic Sea, Flesh and the Power it holds
Iced earth is an American band that plays true metal not metalcore or emo one of the best American modern bands along with machine head and down
Why are these guys not already on the list they came straight out of New York and are one of the big four of thrash metal
They should easily be top 10. Joey Belladonna and Scott Ian are legendary together
Overrated, but one of the best of all time
Overkill #56?... After dozens of mediocre bands, some of them not even metal? Shame on this list.
These guys should be number 1. Have your heard Alex Skolnick's solo's? They are probly the best solos in the genra
Thrash as its finest
This should be in the top ten, this shows true American brutal death metal band
Graveyard classic lamb of god etc. followers
As much as I want to give this to Disturbed... I have to give it to Korn. Metallica copied off of other metal bands such as Juda Priest and black sabbath, in reality bringing nothing new to the table of metal. Bands such as cannibal corpse and Death were just too heavy for non metalhead. So when Korn came around they introduced something heavy enough for for REAL metal heads and something soft enough for non metal heads the perfect combination. And it is true if Korn never came around Slipknot would never have made it maybe not even disturbed. I love disturbed and Slipknot but THIS IS JUST THE COLD HARD TRUTH. And avenged sevenfold DEFINITELY would not have made it without KORN. Why are they even on this list they are closer to emo than ACTUAL metal.
No korn, no slipknot, fact!
Korn is one of the best metal bands of all time
They have alaways been one of the best
Manowar: Dio isn't from the US, Avenge Sevenfold is Core not metal.
To Quote ManOwaR:"True Metal people want to rock not pose, wearing Jeans and leather not cracker jack clothes. "
Other Bands Play... MANOWAR KILL!
Know what metal means. They made metal kid!
The Kings of Metal... MANOWAR KILL
Kings Of Metal
Their songs have emotion and meaning and they deliver it through their music.
Come on this should be in the top 5!
They do lots of good military songs that I enjoy
5fdp is number two on my list. I can't believe they're not even in the top ten on here.
One of the most unique and influential acts of recent metal.
I know the pieces fit
Should be in top ten
Not the heviest, but they definitely kick ass
Because Trivium kicks all of the others asses.
Diverse and ever-evolving. Extremely talented musicians.
One of my favorite bands of all time
These guys should be higher they have great songs like down with the sickness, stricken, indestructible and asylum. Listen to the songs and if you like them come back to the list and vote for it.
Amazing band. Deserve higher than slip knot and avenged sevenfold
Go to east go to west disturbed is the best
Deserve to be higher in the ratings, davids voice is incredible
My dad introduced me to them and they have always been someone I listen to
I vote for LP only for their old nu metal songs. But LP is alt rock
Linkin Park is Alternative Metal, Nu Metal, and Rap Metal, their new sound is Alternative Rock. Their new single Guilty All The Same is Heavy Metal!
Reason for people to start listening metal