Best Heavy Metal Record Labels

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The Top Ten

1 Nuclear Blast

They have some of the finest extreme metal bands, like Carnifex, Children of Bodom, Machine Head, Suicide Silence, & Death Angel. One of the biggest metal labels in the world. - MetalFoREVer1228

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2 Metal Blade

They've got some great bands signed, like As I Lay Dying, Whitechapel, Amon Amarth, & Cannibal Corpse - MetalFoREVer1228

3 Roadrunner

Some very well known bands are signed to Roadrunner, such as Killswitch Engage, Slipknot, Trivium, The Devil Wears Prada, & others. - MetalFoREVer1228

4 Century Media

My personal favourite, Arch Enemy, is signed to Century Media - Porcupine

Homeland of Lacuna Coil and Arch Enemy.

5 Sumerian

While they have some of the more popular bands like Asking Alexandria, they have some great metal bands too. Perfect examples: The Faceless, Upon A Burning Body, & After the Burial. - MetalFoREVer1228

They have bands like Periphery, Animals as Leaders, After the Burial, Veil of Maya, the list goes on. Amazing label.

Asking Alexandria is the best band

I love their bands like Erra, Asking, Animals as leaders,etc. They have bands for every general of metal. And they are awesome.

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6 Season of Mist

Many great BLACK METAL bands on this Label.

7 Relapse Records

Relapse records has the most consistent roster, as well as the best looking vinyl releases. Their releases are always on time (if not early). They have the best prices for a majority of their products, as well as the cheapest shipping prices compared to all of the other labels listed.

How is this not in the top ten?! Must be a mistake...

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8 Earache

One of the best labels for extreme metal bands. - MetalFoREVer1228

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9 Candlelight
10 Napalm Records

This is where I find the less popular metal bands that actually have great songs! Like Xandria, Delain and Visions of Atlantis!

The Newcomers

? Tankcrimes
? Profound Lore

Killer black metal, gave a lot of big bands their start too

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The Contenders

11 Razor & Tie
12 Peaceville
13 Epitaph

Please tell me you're joking. Those bands you listed are NOT metal in the slightest. Bring Me The Horizon have more in common with boy bands than they do metal.

With amazingly talented bands such as Escape The Fate, Falling in Reverse, Bring me The Horizon. Why aren't they up there?

The only metal band signed to this label is Parkway Drive.

14 Artery
15 Warner Bros.
16 Facedown

Good bands with positive messages and fair prices on merch and music, what more could you ask for?

17 Victory
18 Spinefarm
19 Massacre Records V 1 Comment
20 Osmose
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List StatsUpdated 28 Feb 2017

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