Top Ten Best American Metal Bands


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21 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.

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!

The Kings of Metal... MANOWAR KILL

22 Disturbed Disturbed Disturbed is an American heavy metal band from Chicago, Illinois . The band comprises vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren . They are known for songs like "Down With the Sickness" and "Stricken" .

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

Disturbed is the best...period bruv

23 Tool Tool Tool is an American progressive metal/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. more.

One of the most unique and influential acts of recent metal.

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24 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture more.

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!


The most overrated band of all time. they ruined music. - gemcloben

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25 Dark Angel Dark Angel Dark Angel is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California formed in 1981. Their over-the-top style (extremely fast, heavy and lengthy songs with lots of tempo changes, lyrics and extended instrumental parts) earned them the nickname "the L.A. Caffeine Machine". Although Dark Angel had more.
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27 Job For A Cowboy Job For A Cowboy Job for a Cowboy is an American death metal band from Glendale, Arizona. Formed in 2003, the band's debut album Genesis was released in 2007, peaking at No.

One of the only fully American bands on the list. JFAC and Lamb of God are the only bands on the list that bring that pure American influence into their music. I voted for JOFAC because I like them more than LOG. But of the bands on this list, JFAC, LOG, and maybe Cannibal Corpse are the only ones that actually deserve to be on the top ten list.

Umm JFAC ftw my friends, I can't believe Slipknot is at the top. - BillRF

28 Theocracy Theocracy Theocracy is a Christian progressive power metal band founded in 2002 by Matt Smith of Athens, Georgia.
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30 Evanescence Evanescence Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.

Some people thinks they r bad but people don't know their songs. You should listen their songs whichis in last album. Vote please

31 Deftones Deftones Deftones are an American alternative metal band from Sacramento, California. The band, which was founded in 1988, consists of Chino Moreno, Stephen Carpenter, Frank Delgado, Abe Cunningham and Sergio Vega.

Much more than your average metal bands, they bring many flavors.

A largely talented and underrated band.

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32 Mastodon Mastodon Mastodon is an American heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in early 2000 and composed of bassist Troy Sanders, guitarists Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher and drummer Brann Dailor.
33 Machine Head Machine Head Machine Head is an American heavy metal band from Oakland, California. Formed on October 12, 1991, the group was founded by vocalist and guitarist Robb Flynn and bassist Adam Duce. They have received great critical success especially for their album "The Blackening" which is considered a modern metal more.

Why weren't they already on this list? Way better than any other band listed here. Truth. Accept it.

34 Symphony X Symphony X Symphony X is an American progressive metal band from Middletown, New Jersey. Founded in 1994, the band consists of guitarist Michael Romeo, keyboardist Michael Pinnella, drummer Jason Rullo, lead vocalist Russell Allen and bassist Michael Lepond.
35 Motley Crue Motley Crue Mötley Crüe was an American metal band formed in Los Angeles, California on January 17, 1981. The group was founded by bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee, lead vocalist Vince Neil and lead guitarist Mick Mars. V 1 Comment
36 The Black Dahlia Murder The Black Dahlia Murder The Black Dahlia Murder is an American melodic death metal band from Waterford, Michigan, formed in 2001. Their name is derived from the 1947 unsolved murder of Elizabeth Short, often referred to as Black Dahlia.

Way better than the posers on the top of the list the growls are brutal and the solos are sick I love these guys

37 HIM HIM HIM is a rock band from Helsinki, Finland. The band was formed in 1992 by vocalist Ville Valo, and bassist Mikko "Migé" Paananen, under the name His Infernal Majesty. V 1 Comment
38 Kamelot Kamelot Kamelot is an American power metal band from Tampa, Florida, formed by Thomas Youngblood and Richard Warner in 1991. The Norwegian vocalist Roy Khan joined for the album Siége Perilous, and shared songwriting credit with Youngblood until his departure in April 2011. On June 22, 2012, Youngblood announced more.

Kamelot. No contest. These guys are on par with just about every other symphonic metal band I have ever heard. Maybe even better (except Therion, no one can beat the pioneers). They went from Mark to Roy to Tommy, and yet their songwriting and technique have never suffered.

39 Type O Negative Type O Negative Type O Negative was an American gothic/doom metal band formed in Brooklyn, New York City in 1989. Their lyrical emphasis on themes of romance, depression, and death resulted in the nickname "The Drab Four".

Simply the greatest heavy band of all time. Extremely well written and arranged, smart music: the influence of The Beatles and Black Sabbath and other major 60's and 70's bands can definitely be heard, yet it is a band with a unique sound and style. Plus Peter Steele's voice and vocal range! How can you top Type O? You can't!

40 Nile Nile Nile is an American technical death metal band from Greenville, South Carolina, United States, formed in 1993. Their music and lyrics are inspired by Ancient Egyptian/Near Eastern mysticism, history, religion, and ancient art, as well as the works of H.P. Lovecraft.
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