Top Ten Heaviest Metal Bands
The Contenders: Page 5
81 Dir en Grey
DIR EN GREY is a Japanese metal band formed in 1997 and currently signed to Firewall Div., a sub-division of Free-Will. V 1 Comment
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)
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. ...read more.
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
86 Celtic Frost
Celtic Frost was a Swiss extreme metal band from Zürich. They are known for their heavy influence on extreme metal genres.
87 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. V 1 Comment
Dio was an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, after he left Black Sabbath with intentions to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath member, drummer Vinny Appice.
In regards to heaviness, Dio are nowhere near the top 100
How good they are should have nothing to do with their place on the list.
A metal god like this guy deserve a much higher rank then this.
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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Bloodbath is a Swedish death metal supergroup from Stockholm, formed in 1998. The band has released four full-length albums, two EPs and two DVDs depicting their performances at Wacken Open Air and Bloodstock Open Air.
So You Die. so much better than slayer
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Testament is an American thrash metal band from Berkeley, California. Formed in 1983 under the name Legacy, the band consists of vocalist Chuck Billy, guitarists Eric Peterson and Alex Skolnick, bassist Steve DiGiorgio and drummer Gene Hoglan.
You can't deny that Testament got heavier over the years. Most bands get mellow over time. Testament should win for raising the bar. Plus, musically their song writing is superior to most. Just listen to Dark Roots Of Earth.
Really heavy and fast. Should be higher up
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Listen to the new order.
Necrophagist is a German technical death metal band, founded and fronted by guitarist and vocalist Muhammed Suiçmez. V 1 Comment
This list is pretty bad. Slipknot is apparently heavier than a brutal death metal band.
94 Deeds of Flesh
Deeds of Flesh is a four-piece death metal band from Los Osos, California, U.S. They were formed in 1993 by Jacoby Kingston, Erik Lindmark and Joey Heaslet and are still active.
Defiled is a brutal death metal band from Tokyo, Japan, which was formed in 1992 and is currently signed to Season of Mist. They released 4 full-length albums and 1 EP until now, but no breakthrough so far. ...read more.
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98 Machine Head
Machine Head is an American heavy metal band from Oakland, California. Formed on October 12, 1991, the group was founded by vocalist and guitarist Robb Flynn and bassist Adam Duce. They have received great critical success especially for their album "The Blackening" which is considered a modern metal ...read more.
This band should be way higher. People on this list are just voting for their favorite bands.
How are they not on this list!? Obviously they have there softer songs, but songs like impirium, Halo, Locust and Davidian they are the so heavy its unreal!
Machine heady is very heavy top 20
Totally number one
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Manowar is an American heavy metal band from New York City, New York. Formed in 1980, the group is known for lyrics based on fantasy and mythology.
Definitely one of the heaviest bands out there. I saw them live once, and I felt like the bass obliterated my guts. The drums can be fast as they can be slow, but they never cease to blow your head full of lead. Hail and Kill!
Surprised they weren't on here already, some of the band already high on the list such as Linkin Park are just embarassing, and although I like Cradle of Filth, I wouldn't describe them as heavy.
In this list I prefer Metallica and priest but I really believe thet those guys are the heaviest ever... just hear the die for metal song!
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100 Dimmu Borgir
Dimmu Borgir is a Norwegian symphonic black metal band from Oslo, Norway, formed in 1993. The name is derived from Dimmuborgir, a volcanic formation in Iceland, the name of which means "dark cities" or "dark castles/fortresses" in Icelandic, Faroese and Old Norse.
Ridiculous that Dimmu is not in the top ten. The list is HEAVIEST, people, not most popular! I..I
Dimmu Borgir should NOT be this far down!
Maybe not the 1st of all but of course Black METAL is waay heavier than Slayer & Metallica! Some poeple don't know, and also being the heaviest is not always the best