Best Dutch Metal Bands

The Top Ten

1 Asphyx
2 Epica Epica is a Dutch symphonic metal band, founded by guitarist and vocalist Mark Jansen after his departure from After Forever.
3 Pestilence Pestilence were a death metal band from the Netherlands founded in 1986. They are known for incorporating jazz and fusion elements into their music.

One of the greatest death metal bands out there. - Caleb9000

4 Within Temptation Within Temptation is a Dutch symphonic metal band founded in April 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt.

I love them. - Userguy44

5 God Dethroned
6 Gorefest Gorefest was a Dutch band from the Zeeland region of the Netherlands which was founded in 1989 as a death metal outfit by De Koeyer, Harthoorn, van Schaik and Hoogendoorn.
7 Cirith Gorgor
8 Ayreon Ayreon is a musical project by Dutch songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist musician and record producer Arjen Anthony Lucassen. Ayreon's music is described as progressive rock, progressive metal and power metal sometimes combined with genres such as folk, electronica, experimental and classical more.

Many people don't even know them...Ayreon are very talented. - Ananya

I really enjoyed their new album, The Source - Caleb9000

9 The Gathering
10 After Forever

The Contenders

11 Legion of the Damned Legion of the Damned is a thrash metal/death metal band from the Netherlands. The band was formed in 2005 following the demise of Occult and the departure of former singer Rachel Heyzer.
12 Carach Angren Carach Angren is a symphonic black metal band from the Netherlands, formed by two members of the now-defunct bands Inger Indolia and Vaultage.

Geweldige Band

13 Heidevolk

A Dutch folk metal band.
(Their songs are in Dutch, too).

14 Vandenberg

Not a metal band. - Userguy44

15 Severe Torture Severe Torture is a death metal band from the Netherlands, formed in 1997 by drummer Seth van de Loo and bassist Patrick Boleij.
16 Sinister
17 Hail of Bullets
18 Altar
19 Eternal Solstice
20 Houwitser
21 Prostitute Disfigurement
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