Top Ten Heaviest Metal Bands


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61 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
62 Thy Art Is Murder Thy Art Is Murder

Led Zeppelin is higher on the list then TAIM

63 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).

How is this at 64... like bitch have you ever, ever heard Alissa's screams in the eagle flies alone?

64 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. 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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65 Whitechapel Whitechapel Whitechapel is an American deathcore band from Knoxville, Tennessee. The band is named after the Whitechapel district in East London, England, referencing the series of murders committed by Jack the Ripper.

Metallica? Iron maiden? Avenged Sevenfold? They are not heavy at all! Whitechapel is real heavy music...

I'm pretty sure most people on this list don't even know what heavy is. Metallica and Iron Maiden are great but there are so many bands heavier than Whitechapel.

Avenged Sevenfold and Iron Maiden, really? I love those bands but they aren't as heavy as bands like Whitechapel.

Whitechapel sure is heavy as hell!

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66 Deep Purple Deep Purple Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, more.

Lets look at Deep Purple in Rock, Scandinavian Nights or Made in Japan. This is very raw! You have to see also the context if their area.. Beatles, Bee Gees time... And than comes Purple with that fast dynamic riffing of Ritchie Blackmore and the drums of Ian Paice and the shouting of Ian Gillan. They are the first Metal band by today's standard. Loudest band in the world 1972...

They're hard rock! There's a difference and therefore Deep Purple don't even belong in the Top 100 heaviest bands

Deep Purple where a very loud, aggressive, dynamic and freaky live band around the early seventies. All bands of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal wants to play as them. They influed all of them... Iron Maiden, Priest, Saxon, Venom, Metallica and so on...

Deep Purple was heavy of that time. Now they don't fall in this category. - zxm

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67 DevilDriver DevilDriver DevilDriver are an American heavy metal band from Santa Barbara, California, formed in 2002, consisting of vocalist Dez Fafara, guitarists Mike Spreitzer and Neal Tiemann, bassist Diego "Ashes" Ibarra and drummer Austin D'Amond.

This band is one of the heaviest band I've ever heard.

True death metal at it's finest, definentely deserves to be at number one

68 Brutal Truth Brutal Truth Brutal Truth was an American grindcore band from Rochester, New York, formed by ex-Anthrax, Nuclear Assault, and Stormtroopers of Death bass guitarist Dan Lilker in 1990. The group disbanded in 1999, but reformed in 2006 and continued to release music until 2014.

This list is wrong if this just got added and Iron maiden is at 11. Iron maiden isn't near as heavy as this band.

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69 Morbid Angel Morbid Angel Morbid Angel is an American death metal band based in Tampa, Florida. UK music magazine Terrorizer ranked Morbid Angel's 1989 debut Altars of Madness first in its list "Top 40 greatest death metal albums".

The person who started this list is a poser!

Morbid angel at 11? Listen to god of emtiness

Deep Purple is literraly ahead of morbid Angel! what?! - GreenDayFan21

70 With the Dead
71 All Shall Perish

One of the heaviest bands on this list, and definitely one of the best.

72 Within Destruction Within Destruction
73 As Blood Runs Black

My Fears Have Become Phobias

74 The Berzerker
75 Today is the Day
76 Exodus Exodus Exodus is an American thrash metal band formed in 1979 in Richmond, California. Spanning a career of 37 years, Exodus has gone through numerous lineup changes, two extended hiatuses, and the deaths of two former band members.

Metallica's the best, followed by Megadeth, but neither can compare to Exodus' new stuff when it comes to heavy! Lamb of God doesn't compare, Slayer compares, but doesn't win, and no offense to Maiden and Priest, but they aren't that heavy!

Kirk Hammet from Metallica used to be is exodus... That should tell us something... - metalmaster

Just listen to songs like no love and a lesson in violence

Ps why is linkin park on here

77 Abominable Putridity Abominable Putridity Abominable Putridity is a Russian slam death metal band formed originally from Moscow, formed in 2003. The band has released two albums; In the End of Human Existence and The Anomalies of Artificial Origin. They are one of the most popular brutal death metal bands to day. Abominable Putridity shares more.
78 Rage Against The Machine Rage Against The Machine Rage Against the Machine is a Funk Metal band formed in Los Angeles, California. The band consists of vocalist Zack de la Rocha, bassist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello and drummer Brad Wilk.

Yet again, another band that doesn't belong on the list in regards to heaviness

They are barely even metal.

Amazing band, but the highest I'd give them on this list would be MAYBE #500. And that'd be generous.

This great band should be in the 20's.

79 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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80 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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