Best Metal Bands from Finland

The Top Ten

1 Children of Bodom Children Of Bodom was a melodic death metal band from Espoo, Finland. Formed in 1993, the final lineup consisted 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!

Amazing band! Alexi rules! One of the greatest metal guitarists ever. And their 2019 album is awesome.

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

2 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.

Nightwish is the best Finnish band without a doubt. Great music and amazing live performances... unlike wannabe Moonsorrow who blow.

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

3 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.

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

The best melodic death metal band EVER!

4 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

Anti Kokko

5 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

6 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!

Close between bodom and nightwish but def. better

7 Ensiferum Ensiferum is a Finnish folk metal band from Helsinki. The members of the band label themselves as "melodic folk metal."

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

Best band in the world
And most underrated band ever

Best band ever in the history of universe

8 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.

Timo Tolkki genius of music. Songs are filled with deep meaning, masterpieces, sophisticated technical techniques, emotional choruses, etc.

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.

9 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.

How is this lower than HIM when HIM isn't even metal?


10 HIM HIM was a Finnish gothic rock band from Helsinki, Finland. Formed in 1991 by vocalist Ville Valo and bassist Mikko "Mige" Paananen under the name His Infernal Majesty, the band broke up in 1993, before being reformed in 1995 by Valo and guitarist Mikko "Linde" Lindström.

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.

The Newcomers

? Goatmoon
? Omnium Gatherum

The Contenders

11 Norther

Damn Petri was hot!

12 Swallow the Sun Swallow the Sun is a Finnish melodic death/doom metal band. They have a melodic, atmospheric doom metal sound.

Love em to death

13 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.

Moonsorrow aren't only the most talented band from finland, they might be the most talented group of musicians ever. Their songwriting and musicianship is unbelievable.

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...

I've spent more time listening to the first track of the Havitetty album than I care to admit. Best Finnish metal band by far, and one of my top 5 bands of all time from anywhere.

14 Korpiklaani
15 Lost Society Lost Society is a thrash metal band from Finland, formed in 2010. Lost Society released their debut album in 2013 when band members were teens aged 17, 18, 19, and 19.

Their debut album was one of the best thrash metal debut albums, and they were teens when recorded it.

Come on guys...They deserve to be on top 10
They are One of the best thrash metal band of modern era.
Listen to their recent album braindead it's great...

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

Just the best

Not metal

18 Amberian Dawn

I am a fan of both Nightwish and Xandria. But with Amberian Dawn I have truly found a new favorite band! Ladyhawk is totally electrifying! This band now has my total respect and attention.

19 Sentenced

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

Just listen, you will understand!

20 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.
21 Zero Nine
22 Apocalyptica Apocalyptica is a Finnish metal band from Helsinki, Finland formed in 1993. The band is composed of classically trained cellists Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Lötjönen, and Perttu Kivilaakso and drummer Mikko Sirén.
23 Impaled Nazarene

Fast and wicked, they do no wrong!

24 Stone


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