Opeth is a Swedish progressive death metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990 by David Isberg, who invited Mikael Akerfeldt into the band as a bassist. Isberg ended up leaving the band, which lead to Mikael becoming the band's vocalist, guitarist, principal songwriter, and driving force. Along with ...read more.
Definitely the most melodic and complex out of the top ten on this list, definitely deserves the number one spot; even given the thriving metal culture in Sweden. - Gamefreak23788
Opeth is everything a band should be (artistic, powerful, complex, diverse, original), and nothing a band shouldn't be. Opeth continues to be my number 1 inspiration and favorite band ever.
Opeth is one of the best contemporary metal bands, and the best original et complete one
Not only the best Swedish band, but one of the best bands I have ever heard in my life...
Bathory was a Swedish Black/Viking Metal band formed in 1983 by Quorthon and Jonas Åkerlund. Bathory's first 4 albums layed the blueprint for Scandinavian Black Metal. Quorthon is often credited with creating the "shrieking" vocal style of Black Metal. Their 5th album, Hammerheart (1990) displayed ...read more.
Meshuggah is a Swedish progressive metal band from Umeå, formed in 1987. They are often considered the fathers or founders of the djent metal sub genre due to their use of downtuned guitars. They are also known for their song “Bleed”, which is known for its extremely complicated instrumentation, ...read more.
Bleed is great. I love the beat. It sounds like a rapid-fire machine gun.
Meshuggah is a band I would describe as "important." I feel that Meshuggah has not only made amazing art, but furthered musical evolution in a way few artists can claim to have done.
Oh ya it’s the best
Sabaton is a power metal band from Falun, Sweden formed in 1999. The band's main lyrical themes are based on war and historical battles.
WHEN THE WINGED HUSSARS ARRIVE! - CaptDeadeye
Best Metalband ever!
Better than your history teacher
5 Amon Amarth
Amon Amarth is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Tumba, formed in 1992. The band takes its name from the Sindarin name of Mount Doom.
I can count at least 30 top songs
Get these guys higher on the list! - RogerMcBaloney
Raise your horne, raise it up to the sky, we will drink for glory tonight!
Amon amarth is love, amon amarth is life!
Ghost is a Swedish heavy metal band that was formed in Linköping in 2008. Ghost consists of 5 masked instrumentalists, known as The Nameless Ghouls, and a demonic anti-pope known as Papa Emeritus. They have released 4 studio albums, 1 live album and 2 EPs. Each album brings in a new version of Papa ...read more.
Ghost is in my opinion the best modern metal band. They have extreme satanic lyrics, but not the cliche Black Metal "Rawraghraw hail satan" kind. They have deep, dark, lyrics that literally make you feel like you are present at a Satanic ritual. Papa Emeritus has an incredible voice, great melodies from the instrumentalists, and they are good enough that Dave Grohl himself jumped on board. He produced Ghost's EP "If You Have Ghost" and performed studio drums. A Nameless Ghoul from Ghost basically said that Dave Grohl sometimes drums for Ghost in live performances. Ghost is one of those bands where I can honestly say that there is no song that I dislike. Even their worst song sounds good! - ryanrimmel
I guess they need to release some more albums to climb higher but for me, they are number one, or number two right behind Europe
Should be so much higher - BekoT.
7 Dark Tranquillity
Dark Tranquillity is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Gothenburg formed in 1989. They are one of the longest-standing bands from the original Gothenburg metal scene.
For me the best melodic death metal band ever!
How come DT isn't even on the list? They should without doubt be at least in the top 10.
Come on man more than half of the list are death metal bands such as AE
8 In Flames
In Flames is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden, formed in 1990. ...read more.
La mejor Banda de Metal sin duda!
BEST BY A MILE! No rubbish like a lot of the others! NUMBER 1!
This should be number one! IN FLAMES WE TRUST! 3
You'll always be in my heart, you changed my life
Number 1 easy..
Bloodbath is a Swedish death metal supergroup from Stockholm, formed in 1998. The band has released four full-length albums, two EPs and two DVDs depicting their performances at Wacken Open Air and Bloodstock Open Air.
Amazing band! - RogerMcBaloney
10 Arch Enemy
Arch Enemy is a Swedish melodic death metal band, originally a supergroup, from Halmstad, formed in 1996. Its members were in bands such as Carcass, Armageddon, Carnage, Mercyful Fate, Spiritual Beggars, and Eucharist.
Best swedish band ever - Disturbedpotato
every should like them, they really rock! - rock2metal
Katatonia is a Swedish metal band formed in Stockholm in 1991 by Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström. The band has released nine studio albums spanning the course of three decades, and their tenth studio album, The Fall of Hearts was released on May 20, 2016.
Entombed is a Swedish heavy metal band formed in 1987 under the name of Nihilist. Entombed began their career as an early pioneer of Scandinavian death metal which initially differed from its American counterpart by its distinct "buzzsaw" guitar tone.
I think that it's kind of sad to see Entombed all the way down here. Left hand path is one of the best death metal albums out there. I just can't see how anyone could vote for Sabaton over Entombed. Sabaton is a shot power metal band with most of there followers here in Sweden being racist. - Grouse
Candlemass is an influential Swedish doom metal band established in Stockholm 1984 by bassist, songwriter and bandleader Leif Edling and drummer Matz Ekström.
In my opinion this band should be in 3rd place
HammerFall is a Swedish heavy metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden. The band was formed in 1993 by ex-Ceremonial Oath guitarist Oscar Dronjak.
Hammerfall 4 the win - blackphoenix
Great metal band. - blackphoenix
Yeah, Swedish metals have the best various band, for me must be Hammerfall only!
Crimson thunder is amazing, hammerfall is to metal what abba was to pop.
Avatar is a Swedish heavy metal band, formed in Gothenburg, in 2001. The band has released seven studio albums, the most recent being Avatar Country in 2018. The band has had some success on US rock radio as well, notably with their song "New Land", which peaked at number 20 on the Billboard Mainstream ...read more.
Just a phenomenal band, their musicianship is top notch, writing tight, polished, unique songs. - AllFleshIsEqualWhenBurnt
One of the best metal bands out there
These guys should be top 5..
Creative and talented progressive death metal at its finest. Well thought out albums and an amazing stage presence live.
16 At the Gates
At the Gates is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Gothenburg, and a major progenitor of the Gothenburg sound
Europe is a Swedish rock band formed in Upplands Väsby, Stockholm in 1979 under the name Force by vocalist Joey Tempest, guitarist John Norum, bassist Peter Olsson and drummer Tony Reno.
Soilwork is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Helsingborg. They are signed to Nuclear Blast. Formed in late 1995 by Björn Strid and Peter Wichers, originally under the name Inferior Breed, the band changed their name in late 1996 to Soilwork.
Dissection was a Swedish extreme metal band. They formed in 1989 by Jon Nödtveidt and later disbanded in 2006, followed by Nödtveidt's suicide. Their sound is usually described as "melodic blackened death metal".
How are they 20th? should be at least top 10, 3 albums released and all 3 are masterpieces, honeslty how is this band not at least 10th...
Best band of the world. Pure Darkness!
Hypocrisy is a death metal band from Sweden. It was formed in 1990 in Ludvika, Sweden by Peter Tägtgren.
21 Pain of Salvation
Pain of Salvation is a Swedish progressive rock band led by Daniel Gildenlöw, who is the band's main songwriter, lyricist, guitarist, and vocalist.
Last page? They're one of my favorite Swedish metal bands. - zxm
22 Spawn Of Possession
Spawn of Possession was a technical death metal band from Kalmar, Sweden, founded in 1997. In 2017, the band announced their split up via their Facebook page.
Awesome stuff! - Metal_Treasure
23 Edge of Sanity
Edge of Sanity was a Swedish progressive death metal band that, alongside Opeth, is commonly regarded as being the first to fuse extreme metal styles like death and black metal with progressive rock. Their sound is often described as "Progressive Melodic Death Metal".
24 Dark Funeral
Dark Funeral is a Swedish black metal band from Stockholm Sweden, founded by guitarists Blackmoon and Lord Ahriman in 1993. They emerged during the second wave of black metal.
25 Scar Symmetry
Scar Symmetry is a Swedish metal band from Avesta in Dalarna County, Sweden, formed in 2004. The band has released six albums, with seven released singles.
Watain are a Swedish black metal band from Uppsala, formed in 1998. The band's name is taken from a recording by the American black metal group Von.
Watain, to me is a very important band. erik danielsson is a remarkable frontman. Waters of Ain is one of my most favourite tunes.
Therion is a Swedish symphonic metal band founded by Christofer Johnsson in 1987. Its name was inspired by the Celtic Frost album To Mega Therion.
Marduk is a black metal band from Norrköping, Sweden. The band formed in 1990 and released their first album in 1992. Their name is derived from the Babylonian god Marduk, patron deity of Babylon.
Unleashed is a Swedish death metal band that was formed in 1989 by Johnny Hedlund in Stockholm. Common lyrical themes found in the band's music include Viking culture, recollection of a pre-Christian world, and Norse folklore.
Like a cross between Amon Amarth, Death, and Bloodbath.
They're not the best from Sweden but there are so many, who knows. They always put on a great show and I can't get over " the Banshee", a killer song, delivered with a lot of style.
Bringing back old school metal sweden has the best bands nowadays number 3 after opeth and sabaton
32 Dead By April
Middle Ages metal at it's best
Mathias Blad has dramatic vocals. The music is haunting. The lyrics are thought provoking. This band is a cut above and deserves a higher ranking
34 Lost Horizon
Their song Highlander will leave you breathless, just give them a listen, trust me.
35 Cult of Luna
Cult of Luna is a Swedish metal band from Umeå founded in 1998. They often perform post-metal music similar to the contemporary bands Neurosis and Isis.
Have been listening to Deathstars for about 10 years now and I think they are heavily underrated, between the music and the awesome vocals this band has very little to fault apart from a similar sound between albums. but with many bands the first album was the best and I don't think it will ever be surpassed but it is worth a listen for any industrial metal fan.
The band that stands up to, and is influenced by all the goth metal and industrial originals - heavyheavy
Dismember this low? How?
I vote for Bathory cause it's the biggest ifluence for both black and viking metal but this power metal band deserves to be higher than 26 for sure
42 Ghost Brigade
Their only album "The Ending Quest" is a MASTERPIECE, check it out if you like Death/doomish metal
Grave is a Swedish death metal band that formed in 1986 by vocalist and guitarist Ola Lindgren, who is their only constant member.
46 Dream Evil
49 Solution .45
Amaranthe is a Swedish heavy metal band notable for having three lead vocalists: Elize Ryd, Jake E. Lundberg, and Henrik Englund Wilhemsson, each presenting a different vocal style. Their second album, The Nexus, reached 6th on Swedish charts, 4th on Finnish charts, and reached a peak of 12th on the ...read more.
Why is this band not even in the list
that's it.. i don't wanna live in such in a planet with such ignoramus people
Why does this band have, sutch low raiting they diserve to be nr. 1! Or atlest 2. 3. or 4.
Of ther awesomenes with thre great vocolists
With them included two metal singers and one screamer and awesome metal instruments!