Top Ten Heaviest Metal Bands

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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81 Rage Against The Machine Rage Against The Machine Rage Against the Machine is a rock 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.

82 Lord Mantis
83 Abated Mass of Flesh

Why is Slayer number one?

84 Alice In Chains Alice In Chains Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley.

Again, just because they're an excellent band does not automatically make them one of the heaviest band. You could fill a list of 200+ heavier bands before putting Alice in Chains on the list

Their self-titled album is so heavy that it will crush the earth's core, Cantrell's Tony Iommi inspired earth-crushing doom-laden riffs are impeccable.

Dirt, the third cd release, second album is an epic soul crushing album from start to finish. It shows all the colors of the band in one album. Most of the lyrics of all Alice in chains songs go into depth about Layne Staleys drug addiction. The deeper it goes the heavier it seemed to get when Layne was alive. The self titled album is the deepest it goes. With songs like sludge factory and grind. The older albums are the real Alice in chains. The new albums don't prove anything about the band.

85 Gorgoroth Gorgoroth Gorgoroth is a Norwegian black metal band based in Bergen. Formed in 1992 by Infernus, the band is named after the dead plateau of evil and darkness in the land of Mordor (a fictional location in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings).

Death metal and black metal are the heaviest

86 Deftones Deftones Deftones are an American alternative metal band from Sacramento, California. The band, which was founded in 1988, consists of Chino Moreno, Stephen Carpenter, Frank Delgado, Abe Cunningham and Sergio Vega. V 1 Comment
87 Kraanium Kraanium Kraanium is a Norwegian slam death metal band formed in 2001. Kraanium was founded by twin brothers Martin and Mats Funderud. Having played previously in hardcore and black metal projects together, the brothers seeked out for a heavier project.
88 Vital Remains Vital Remains

Why are they at #80!?

89 Cradle of Filth Cradle of Filth Cradle of Filth are a British extreme metal band that formed in Suffolk in 1991. The band's musical style evolved from black metal to a cleaner and more "produced" amalgam of gothic metal, symphonic black metal and other extreme metal styles.

Cradle definitely has the best vocal of all metal bands I've ever listened to. The music is also exciting compared to many other bands as their variety is big in between the albums and they've got so much going for them. And most importantly, all the elements they put into their music goes so wonderfully well together. Few bands has that.

90 Pig Destroyer Pig Destroyer

Their screams on Prowler in the Yard sound like a demented pig being tortured. When I listen to them, I picture a guy behind bars wearing a pig mask with blood pouring out of his mouth going crazy trying to get out. They are by far the most brutal band out there.

All of you that have made it this far on the list. This is #1, it must've been misplaced.

Top ten heavy pig destroyer shred your soul into shrapnel with their depraved murderous grind.



91 The Black Dahlia Murder The Black Dahlia Murder The Black Dahlia Murder is an American melodic death metal band from Waterford, Michigan, formed in 2001. Their name is derived from the 1947 unsolved murder of Elizabeth Short, often referred to as Black Dahlia.

This is a list of HEAVIEST bands and for some reason Deep Purple, with all due respect, is listed 11 spots higher than BDM at the time I am typing this. *smh*

92 Down Down Down is an American heavy metal supergroup that formed in 1991 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The band's current lineup consists of vocalist Phil Anselmo, guitarist Pepper Keenan, guitarist Bobby Landgraf, bassist Pat Bruders, and drummer Jimmy Bower.

#118? GTFO! There's a hundred bands on here these guys could eat for breakfast!

93 Disgorge Disgorge

This list is pretty bad. Slipknot is apparently heavier than a brutal death metal band.

94 Celtic Frost Celtic Frost Celtic Frost was a Swiss extreme metal band from Z├╝rich. They are known for their heavy influence on extreme metal genres.
95 Desecravity Desecravity Desecravity is a technical brutal death metal band from Tokio/Kanto, Japan, which was formed in 2007 and is currently signed to Willowtip Records. They released 2 full-length albums so far, which are both very little known among metal fans. more.
96 Thantifaxath
97 Pyrexia
98 Disturbed Disturbed Disturbed is an American heavy metal band from Chicago, Illinois . The band comprises vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren . They are known for songs like "Down With the Sickness" and "Stricken" .

Yet another band who doesn't belong in the Top 60 in regards to heaviness

They are a great band, but not that heavy

How is alice in chains above them?

Thi is heavy too, but my list is
1. cannibal corpse
2. behemoth
3. torture killer ( swarm album)
4. six feet under
5. blasphemy

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99 Gorgasm Gorgasm
100 Immortal Immortal Immortal is a black metal band from Bergen, Norway, founded in 1990 by frontman and guitarist Abbath Doom Occulta and former guitarist Demonaz Doom Occulta. V 1 Comment
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