Top Ten Heaviest Metal Bands

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This list is not a list of the "best" metal bands, but the "heaviest" metal bands. This is the best of the "heavy" ones. The "ingredients" used include: Quality of music, style, skill, and how well you can bang your head to it.

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41 Aversions Crown
42 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.

How is A7X and Linkin Park on this list?!

Love these guys, talented, very high energy, melodic, and HEAVY. If you listen to "Hate Crew Deathroll" three or four times per week, you will be in top cardiovascular condition.

Children of bodom 19th seriously!
This band should be in top 5 because people we are talking about death metal, black metal, gothic metal etc... ,
And this is where you expect COB to dominate many of their songs are even better than those of iron maiden!

Sixpounder is the heaviest song

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43 Skinless Skinless Skinless is an American death metal band. The band formed in 1992 and disbanded in 2011, but reformed in 2013.

This band definitely is not heavier than slayer or iron maiden (sarcasm)

44 Voodoo Kungfu
45 Strapping Young Lad Strapping Young Lad Strapping Young Lad was a Canadian extreme metal band formed by Devin Townsend in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1994. The band started as a one-man studio project; Townsend played most of the instruments on the 1995 debut album, Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing.

This appears to be a popularity contest, rather than what is really "heaviest". Love slayer, slipknot... Etc but nothing can compare to SYL (except maybe meshuggah) for heaviness. - andrewtuckey

Devin is a genius

Devin's STRAPPING YOUNG LAD a bloody heavy band when they were around, with LOVE being a contender for the heaviest song title

So heavy that they make Slayer jealous.

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46 Devourment Devourment Devourment is an American brutal/slam death metal band from Dallas, Texas. Formed in 1995, the band has split up and reformed three times and Brad Fincher is the only original member.

Singer guy is a douche, band is killer live

I think no one of you guys didn't listen to devourment
If you did
U must vote for this groupe

The heaviest band everrr

47 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

48 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

49 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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51 Sepultura Sepultura Sepultura is a Brazilian heavy metal band from Belo Horizonte. Their first album, Morbid Visions presented a proto-black metal sound with Wagner Lamounier of Sarcófago. Sepultura's sound varies by the album, from thrash metal, groove metal, and even death metal.

How can anyone listen to Arise or Chaos AD and think Slayer or Metallica are better Heavy Metal bands than Sepultura? Metallica are a bunch of whiny millionaires and Slayer are Nazi glorifying mascara wearing poseurs.

"Roots" is one of the heaviest albums ever... These guys should be in the top ten!

People that compare Metallica to sepultura they just don't know what thrash metal is and are totally brainwashed from commercial propaganda

Sepultura is like top 5 heavy the heaviest thrash bar slayer

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52 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!

50? This is the heaviest thrash metal band tied with Slayer! - GreenDayFan21

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53 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.

54 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

55 Suffocation Suffocation Suffocation is an American technical death metal band that was formed in 1988 in Centereach, Long Island, New York, United States.

They did coin the term "Brutal Death Metal", so I should say they need to be in the Top 5. - CrimsonShark

56 Dissimulator Dissimulator
57 Cleric
58 Blood Has Been Shed
59 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

60 Korn Korn Korn is an American Nu-Metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David ...read more.

I'm a child of the korn

Best band from the 90's. First album is still insane to listen to. Everything before the greatest hits vol. 1 is their heaviest work! Love KoRn!

Bakersfield best

I hate these. they created the nu metal. But the nu metal they created was very poor. there came our slipknotlp an lb . those are the pioneers of nu metal

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