Top Ten Heaviest Metal Bands

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41 Iced Earth Iced Earth Iced Earth is an American heavy metal band from Tampa, Florida. It was formed in 1985 under the name Purgatory by guitarist and main songwriter Jon Schaffer and original drummer Greg Seymour.

Listen to Dante's Inferno. You will understand.

Defiantly the heaviest power metal band how are they not highee

42 Fleshgod Apocalypse Fleshgod Apocalypse Fleshgod Apocalypse is an Italian Death metal band. Formed in 2007, the group resides in Perugia and are currently signed to Willowtip Records and Nuclear Blast. The band is known for their fusion of metal with technical death metal.

Francesco Paoli: the best athlete in the world, and very possibly the best drummer in the world. The guy can blastbeat for five minutes straight, double kicking the whole time, and still make room for some of the most badass fills you could ever hear. And the best part: he does every bit of it at speeds that would scare Slayer off. And for those of you skeptics who would call him a studio creation, he sounds the exact same live as he does on the band's recordings. - AngryByrd

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43 Disentomb Disentomb Disentomb are an Australian death metal band from Brisbane. They were founded soon after the disestablishment of Brisbane death metal act Cadaverine by three of its five members: Jordan Phillip, Henri Sison and Jake Wilkes formed Disentomb, together with bassist Tom Joice.
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46 Kreator Kreator Kreator is a German thrash metal band from Essen. Their style of music is similar to that of their compatriots Destruction, Sodom and Tankard; along with those three bands, Kreator has been referred to as one of the "big four" of Teutonic thrash metal, and they are often credited with helping pioneer ...read more.

Jesus Christ, I don't think people realize that three bands out of the big 4 are honestly the least heavy thrash metal bands you'll find. German thrash metal bands like kreator, sodom, and destruction are the bands that influenced death metal and are some of the heaviest bands you'll ever hear. I can definitely say that kreator is heavier than slayer

Really kreator should be 2. Listen to violent revolution

Celtic Frost should be on this list!

My god you put kreator on 3rd page? Along with sodom, sepultura, slayer, annihilator, megadeth, anthrax they are the best thrash ever made... and what is heavier than thrash?!

47 Obituary Obituary Obituary is an American death metal band formed in October 1984 in Tampa, Florida, United States, under the name Executioner, then changed the name's spelling to Xecutioner before eventually changing their name to Obituary in 1988. The band comprises vocalist John Tardy, drummer Donald Tardy, guitarist ...read more.

These guys were/are heavy. It's different from any other band, there's no band like Obituary. Chopped in half is one heaviest songs ever.

This band are definitive heavy band. Stop posting you're faces & listen to heavy music.

48 Brain Drill Brain Drill Brain Drill is an American technical death metal band formed in 2005 from Ben Lomond, California. They are signed to Metal Blade Records and released their full-length debut album entitled Apocalyptic Feasting on February 5, 2008. In support of their debut, disagreements were engaged and members began ...read more.

Brain drill is the Heaviest followed closely by meshuggah putrid pile cannibal corpse Nile visceral disgorge guttural secrete Marduk and others. THIS LIST IS GARBAGE

49 Suffocation Suffocation Suffocation is an American technical death metal band that was formed in 1988 in Centereach, Long Island, New York, United States.
50 Dissimulator Dissimulator
51 Cleric
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53 Dragonforce Dragonforce DragonForce are a British power metal band based in London, England. Formed in 1999, the group are known for their long and fast guitar solos, fantasy-themed lyrics, and electronic sounds in their music to add to their retro video game-influenced sound.

Operation Ground and Pound is pretty heavy, but most of their songs are epic, not heavy.

Because high pitched guitar wankery is apparently heavy smh

Dragonforce a one of the best and they mix speed metal and power metal so there doing powder meatl :D

54 Impending Doom Impending Doom Impending Doom is an American Christian deathcore band from Riverside, California. The group has released five full-length studio albums and are currently a five piece with vocalist Brook Reeves as one of the two original remaining members along with Manny Contreras who left the band in 2010 but returned ...read more.

The only reason they aren't higher is because of how underrated they are. Trust me if they were more popular they would be much higher. Listen to songs like "Deceiver", "Death Will Reign", or "Murderer" All of these are very heavy songs

Just listen to their older stuff like Nailed. Dead. Risen. Or My Nemesis they are pretty insane if you ask me. Plus most of the bands on here aren't even heavy...

These guys knock slipknot out of the park when it comes down to heaviness!

Best Christian metal band ever awesome band

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55 Tool Tool Tool is an American progressive metal/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.

Like it or not, I think Tool has some of the heaviest sections in a few of their songs I've ever heard. I'm talking just straight up, sonic heaviness. Not like a lot of the thrash bands that are being touted as the heaviest when it's really just a wall of almost indistinguishable sound.

Dany Carey is probably the most talented drummer out there with his complicated polyrytnms and weird time signatures. I would submit songs like Hooker With a Penis and Crawl Away for some blistering double bass while others like Lateralus, Eulogy and 46 & 2 have some of the heaviest sections in a song I've heard. HEAVY, not speed, death or thrash. There's a significant distinction in my opinion.

Like it or not, I think Tool has some of the heaviest music I've heard. HEAVY, not speed, death or thrash. Danny Carey is one of the best drummers out there with his complicated polyrytnms and weird time signatures.

I would submit songs like Hooker With a Penis and Crawl Away for some blistering double bass, and songs Lateralus, Eulogy and 46 & 2 for just straight up, smash your face heavy.

I don't consider speed, thrash or death so much heavy as it is just fast and sometimes a completely indistinguishable wall of sound.

Tool is mad heavy the heaviest prog by far top 20 maybe

56 Venom Venom Venom are an English extreme metal band formed in 1979 in Newcastle upon Tyne. Coming to prominence towards the end of the new wave of British heavy metal, Venom's first two albums—Welcome to Hell and Black Metal—are considered a major influence on thrash metal and extreme metal in general. V 1 Comment
57 Thy Art Is Murder Thy Art Is Murder

Led Zeppelin is higher on the list then TAIM
what?

58 Anthrax Anthrax Anthrax is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker.

Again, another band that does not belong on the Top 50 in regards to heaviness

They should be in a much higher rate since they're part of the big 4

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59 Dethklok Dethklok Dethklok is both a virtual band featured in the Adult Swim animated program Metalocalypse and a real band created to perform the band's melodic death metal music in live shows. Both bands were created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha. ...read more.

Exactly I mean I'm a big fan of A7X but I still and will always think dethklok is heavier and should be in the top 10 preferably at 5

Nothing is heavier than Dethklok. They're the strongest cultural force in the world. If you defy the heavieness of Dethklok. You will simply die.

Those riffs somehow are melodic... Yet are very heavy.

Dethklok is a melodic metal band and they are not heavy.

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60 Arch Enemy 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.

Why are they so low? They are the heaviest melodic death metal band and they are just awesome :D

Avoid this band if you have a headache, embrace this band because they're amazing(ly heavy).

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