Best German Metal Bands
The Top Ten
Definitely the best. This is an elite metal band - they are perfectionists (studio and live). Complex songs and arrangements. Nothing commercial.
They are the only metal band I know that has been improving over time - every next album is better than the previous one. Altogether 10 albums and almost 30 years of exemplary musicianship. The only metal band that has never disappointed me.
I just listened to their 2015 album and, like many times before, I thought it was their best. Similarly to other people, I'm also beginning to think that Blind Guardian are comparable to Maiden and Priest in terms of quality and consistency.
They are really the best. Most talented guys and developed their own unique style.
One of the greatest bands of all time! They have a unique sound, great songs, an extraordinary great singer and not a single bad record! Totally deserve the first place!
Should be number 2.
One of the best thrash metal bands! Germany has a kick ass metal scene!
3 words why Kreator is best: Pleasure To Kill!
If there’s one thing that the Germans know how to do, it’s play thrash metal.
Rammstein is one of the best Industrial Metal bands, they have amazing lyrics if you get around to translating it, the lead singer, Till, is hilarious and odd, and the guitar and beat in general really hits hard. They're awesome.
Rammstein is amazing!
Rammstein is the definition of musical perfection that sets a standard of synchronized metal masterpieces unlike any other; Grand compositions the likes of which include Bück Dich, Du Hast, Rosenrot, Ich Will, Mutter, Küss Mich, Sehnsucht, Tier, Spring, Mann Gegen Mann, Benzin, Eifersucht, Spiel Mit Mir, Engel, Du Riechst So Gut, Amerika, Bestrafe Mich, Donaukinder, Weißes Fleisch, Buckstabu, Haifisch, Amour, Nebel, Stein Um Stein, Heirate Mich, Klavier, Moskau, Waidmanns Heil, and Morgenstern. As the only band that has that many brilliant tracks, Rammstein broke the very ground that Neue Deutsche Härte metal music stands upon.
That's because it's not as melodic or well written by actual musical composition, just highly overrated and showcased.
An awesome band in their subgenres - technical and progressive death metal. Currently one of my most favorite metal bands.
Some seriously talented musicians and songwriters.
Omnivium was my favorite album of 2011
HELLOWEEN is the very best German metal band, most inspiring and well known, Gods of power-metal!
How do they not get to be number 1
Very under rated band
Helloween! The prioneers of German power metal! They created a whole scene! These guys are legends! Either with Kiske or Kai or Deris! I don't know why everyone fights over the singers...
Putting Rammstein above Sodom is a disgrace, they made cool black metal in their early career and then put out some awesome thrash.
Germans know how to thrash.
Should be much higher, release from agony is a masterpiece.
Accept are not only the best German metal band ever, they are the best European metal band ever (of course, not counting the British ones)
My first taste of German Metal, Accept is the best in the business.
I Love Accept Because I'm a Rebel
Accept with Udo is best.
Master kai Hansen, after leaving the legendary band Helloween he created another legendary band, gamma ray... That's enough to say I guess
They are an incredible band. I grew up listening to their music and it will always bring me good memories. Also, Klaus Meine (their leadsinger) is 70 and he still rocks! Hopefully they keep rocking for many more years
They are actually hard rock but these guys made it so far! One of the most classic bands! I have been to their concert in July and it was mind blowing! And every record is a classic!
In fact they are more a Hardrock-band than a Metal-band. But songs like "He's a woman - she's a man", "Dynamite", "Now! " and many more are so full of energy that the Scorpions should also be higher on this list.
They are both of hard rock and heavy metal
Excellent band. Very talented guys.
A band with no weak spots - godly singer, awesome twin lead guitars, sick drummer with fast double bass, great bassist/talented songwriter.
All band members are masters at what they do. Their most recent album (2014) was amazing, too, so they proved quality and consistency.
Songs: Strike, All For One, Rebel Faction, Diabolus, King For A Day, The Man (That I Don't Know).
One of the best power metal bands! So underrated!
Best. Supergroup. To. Ever. Form
I mean, Tobi is a hell talented man! Every avantasia and edguy song is totally epic! Their new album ghostlights rocks!
Are you kidding, Should be at lest 4 or 5... my top is 1 Kreator 2 Sodom 3 Necrophagist 4 Obscura 5 Destruction
We drink your blood!
How is Powerwolf this low? It’s the second best metal band, only Sabaton is better, though Amon Amarth, Epica, Kamelot and Iron Maiden come close. Still, it’s ultimately the best German metal band.