Best Metal Bands from Finland

The Top Ten

1 Nightwish Nightwish Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and lead singer Tarja Turunen. It's currently formed by Tuomas, Emppu, lead vocalist Floor Jansen, bassist and vocalist Marco Hietala, more.

Awesome band! Great songs!
Music - the power of the lyrics - a fairy tale, the voices - lovely
Tuomas - God, Marco - a brutal man, fire, Erno - northern elf, Tarja - goddess, Anette - Sun, Jukka - a great drummer
They're all great!

The great Finnish band for the first time connected the symphonic power metal with female operatic vocals! Tuomas Holopainen - the genius. Tarja and Anette beautiful singers!

Ya... Nightwish is superb. Music, style, lyrics and voice all are outstanding. I like Anette's voice very much. Tarja was great too. They truly deserve to be the number 1 metal band of Finland

Nightwish are great. Been following them for 17 years now, have 3 tattoos dedicated to them, saw their last ever gig with Tarja and was lucky enough to see them record their live dvd in Finland in 2015. The nature of Finland is a great setting for listening to nightwish and luckily I now get to do that daily with my awesome Finnish son. The old stuff over the new stuff.

I can't believe Stam1na are not on this list!

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2 Children of Bodom Children of Bodom Children Of Bodom is a melodic death metal band from Espoo, Finland. Formed in 1993, the group currently consists of Alexi Laiho, Janne Wirman, Henkka Seppälä, Jaska Raatikainen and Daniel Freyberg.

these guys rule! how wildchild can play like that and sing I don't know! - DopeWithABass

children of bodom rule alexi is so cool and there music is awesome. there new album is sick

Greatest band Finland has produced. Would love to see them live one day

Get this band out of this list. Their music is bland and generic, one of the most overrated metal band ever.

3 Sonata Arctica Sonata Arctica Sonata Arctica is a Finnish power metal band from the town of Kemi, Finland. Created as a hard rock band named Tricky Beans, they later changed to Tricky Means and finally to Sonata Arctica, when they shifted to power metal.

Sonata Arctica manages to incorporate many emotions in their lyrics, while painting a vivid image in their listeners heads. :D
Not to mention, the music itself just owns.

They grow and change and get better all the time!

Tony Kakko is one of the best male vocalists of all time!

The most beautiful music.

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4 Kalmah Kalmah Kalmah is a melodic death metal band from Oulu, Finland that formed in 1998. In less than a year after its formation, Kalmah was signed by Spinefarm Records.

One of the best bend in finish metal and the whole world. They are epic for their signature series Tone and Pattern. They are Riff are too melodious then COB. Of cores their lead are too awesome... Love Love Love

5 Stratovarius Stratovarius Stratovarius is a Finnish power metal band that formed in 1984. Since their formation, they have released 16 studio albums, 4 DVD and 3 live albums.

Stratovarius should be ranked higher than now because the voice is very awesome.

For all of these years, after many changes, they are still awesome.

Episode and Visions are pure classics in a legue with Rainbow Rising, Machine Head, Piece Of Mind, Keeper Of The Seven Keys, Marching Out,...all other bands on this list---- specially overrated Sonata Arctica---- are miles behind the mighty Stratovarius.

6 Insomnium Insomnium Insomnium is a Finnish melodic death metal band from Joensuu, Finland. The sound and lyrical themes of their music portray darkness, sorrow, loss, pain, and nature.

Melodic death metal at it's finest! True melancholy and beautiful brutality from Finland!

Insomnium, such a fine band with the beautiful melancholy in its spirit makes it one of the best. - Ananya

Insomnium should be in TOP 5 best metal bands in Finland.

The best melodic death metal band EVER!

7 Ensiferum Ensiferum

Love jari and of course love wintersun I'm from Canada a nother land of snow and sorrow

Best band ever in the history of universe

8 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.

They have opened doors for all bands from Finland if there wasn't of them Finnish bands wouldn't reach so far. And they went gold in the U.S. first and because of that I think they deserve to be no. 1 without any doubt.

HIM is a great band! I always find myself into their lyrics... the song that most fits me is "I love You"... oh... it reminds me lots of things...

HIM is all time the best their cds always have a new sounds and Ville Valos voices is one of the best. HIMs #1

While not exactly metal, it's extremely good. - SoldierOfFortune

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9 Moonsorrow Moonsorrow Moonsorrow is a pagan metal band formed in Helsinki, Finland, in 1995. Musically, the band incorporates elements of black metal and folk metal in their sound.

Pagan metal from Finland is awesome! Nobody does it better than Moonsorrow! Truly epic! They represent Finland well.

Hey you fools, Moonsorrow should be the first in the list of Finnish bands. THEY ARE THE BEST IN THEIR PAGAN MUSIC...

How is this awesome band sitting at number 9 behind Nightwish, Children of Bodom and Sonata Arctica? Oh yeah, they are not "commercial" enough to appeal to most metal fans..

10 Norther

Damn Petri was hot!

The Contenders

11 Wintersun Wintersun Wintersun is a metal band from Helsinki, Finland and was originally created by guitarist, keyboardist, bassist, songwriter and vocalist Jari Mäenpää as a side project to folk metal band Ensiferum for whom he was lead singer and guitarist. V 1 Comment
12 Amorphis Amorphis Amorphis is a Finnish metal band formed in 1990. Initially, the band was a death metal act, but on later albums they have evolved into playing other genres, such as folk metal and progressive metal.

I've been into Amorphis since I was 15 (which was back in 95) and I haven't been disappointed yet.

Best band ever!

Amorphis! Then Moonsorrow, Kalmah...

The album, "Under the red cloud", is absolute masterpiece, and I think that the bands is totally aweseome

13 Amberian Dawn
14 Lordi Lordi Lordi are a Finnish hard rock/heavy metal band, formed in 1992 by the band's lead singer, songwriter and costume maker, Mr Lordi.

Lordi is awesome! They're masks are so realistic and they have a very theatrical show live! They're are world famous for being the only metal band to win the Eurovision - a pop song contest!

They're the reason I love finland som much.


15 Korpiklaani Korpiklaani
16 Finntroll Finntroll Finntroll is a folk metal band from Helsinki, Finland. They combine elements of black metal and folk metal.
17 Sentenced

Simply one of the best metal bands. Listen especially the older production. Very good.

Just listen, you will understand!

18 Turisas Turisas Turisas is a Finnish metal band from Hämeenlinna. They were founded in 1997 by Mathias Nygård and Jussi Wickström, and named after an ancient Finnish God of war.
19 Zero Nine
20 Impaled Nazarene
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