Best Live Metal Bands
The Top Ten
These guys had an unbelievably humongous impact in Metal history without a doubt.
They’re like Black Sabbath on steroids, you know what I mean, just attitude and balls.
You people either can't afford to see them or are too busy listening to nickelback and skillet to see a real show like iron maiden.
Number of the beast played live in donington, (can be found on iTunes) is perhaps their best live song they've ever done. the original is not that good, I was never a fan of it. but this version is downright excellence.
Rammstein, known for their amazing pyrotechnic and stage stunts like on-stage fights and Till putting the keyboardist in a huge boiling pit and cooking him with a flame thrower, like how are they not the best one on the list?
Rammstein and Iron Maiden should be higher then Avenged Sevenfold. Avenged Sevenfold is good but not as good as rammstein or iron maiden
Rammstein never disappoints. Their live performances are amazing and insane, nobody does fire the way they do!
They should be #1 because Iron Maiden does not have a better show than Rammstein and I think no one ever came close to being as mesmerising as Rammstein live.
They get me. I know all of their songs, what else can you want from your crowd if it isn't that they vibe with all of your songs and know them all
VERY technical musicians. It is Worth some respect and appreciation.
All their live performance are best
Simply the best.
Technical prowess unbeatable
Full of energy and emotions.
Best Live Band. Have seen A7X, Slipknot, Metallica, Linnin Park, Foo Fighters, Amon Amarth, Bullet For My Valentine...
Most passionate live band I've ever seen. Best sound quality and balance of any band I've ever heard live. Pyro, effects, interaction with the crowd is absolutely priceless. I'm getting emotional just thinking about seeing them live!
Absolutely brilliant musicians, and such chemistry between the members, they really engage the crowd especially in Unholy confessions with the pits the song creates, each band member is extremely talented, even with there new drummer they still have the standard they had in the LBC performance with the rev I am really looking forward to seeing them live
Best band with best guitarist (Synyster), best vocal (Matt), and best drummers (The Rev/Sullivan)
They were awarded for best live metal band of 2012.. And I think they deserve it.. Corey's voice is so powerful live... And the performance of the guitarists and drummers are amazing... But also LOG is kick-ass live.. Randy blythe has got one of the most powerful voices ever..
You should vote slipknot as they don't let you sleep when they are in your country.
They are just a bad ass band I can't wait to see them this year 2016 at louder then life
They should be higher than Avenged Sevenfold
Best band I have ever seen live so far! Metallica still have it!
I saw Metallica a few days ago and they're still awesome just the fact that they're even still doing this is amazing
Metallica in the 80s were amazing.
Seattle 89 the best live concert
They are really the best - their live versions are as good as their studio versions and in some cases, they even improved the original versions during live performances! Their stuff is not easy - it's complex and some songs are really fast (speed metal).
And the second aspect of their brilliance live is the communication with the crowd. Everybody sings at their shows!
youtube: Blind Guardian - Valhalla (Imaginations Through the Looking Glass)
The crowd is awesome, too, from 4:30-end.
Better than most of their studio stuff and hansi is still ripping it!
Blind guardian live is:
A band that manages to render monster songs such as "and then there was silence" live, without losing any of the essence of the song.
Very high energy and intensity with their faster songs from their back catalogue.
Everyone in the venue singing along to every single chorus. Hansi could even take breaks from singing if he wanted. In fact, with songs such as "the last candle" or "vallhalla", he can actually take a 5 minute break as everyone hollers "vallhalla! Deliverance, why've you ever forgotten me" for 5 minutes, without tiring.
Top notch stage presence: like bards, they know how to tell a story and make people invested in those stories.
So yeah, awesome band, awesome music, awesome presence, and lots and LOTS of killer choruses.
Their live album 'Tokyo Tales' is one of the best metal live albums.
YouTube: "Blind Guardian - The Lord Of The Rings [Live Tokyo Tales]"
This is my idea of how a metal singer should sound live.
The slow down and I sail on the river part in the Tokyo Tales version almost made me shed a tear. - PhoenixAura81
It's a shame that they broke up but this band was full of energy and stage presence.
Easily the most chaotic and in my mind, that's why they deserve that top spot.
By far the best on the list
Did see maiden and priest together in Dortmund Germany.Dickinson was great but Halford was beyond belief
Of all the hm concerts I've seen priest were the best,two hours of pure metal and how Rob Harford keeps up those screaming vocals from beginning to end is beyond belief,true metal gods.
Randy Blythe can pump up the crowds so much it is just insane. Lamb of God is the best band ever
Just like the albums
Watch them and judge by yourself, perfectly flawless!
Just hear the holy thunderforce live from Germany...
Don't know how is Deftones this low, I saw them in Chile, and Chino's chemistry with the crowd is amazing and the sound quality is very good though
Deftones put so much heart and soul into their live performances especially mixed with kinetic energy and Chino Moreno as their frontman.
Saw them live at Sonisphere, as much as I adore their music it was the most boring and rubbish live show I've ever seen.
They are the most talented band I've ever seen live besides maybe tool and rush. They are so perfect live, any Gojira show is a must
How is Gojira in 21st place? Go check out their live videos from Pol'And'Rock Festival 2018, or any show really...perfect live show, it's INSANE!
Who wouldn't vote Korn? It's Korn, they're at their best live most of the time, and they're still fantastic in 2018! How much better can you come?
Dude really? Its korn.
Come on guys, its Korn
Best band ever!
They have so much energy when they play live. I've seen them live and it was one of the best experiences of my life.
I just missed out on a chance to see Gwar. Every concert they do, they "kill" some sort of politician or celebrity. These guys are hilarious
Slayer live was an incredible experience. I urge everyone to see them if you get the chance
Slayer has so much energy put into their live concerts
Best live band ever
Slayer don't stop...
Amazing atmosphere, Tim Lambesis still today is one of the best frontmen out there
Loved them in concert both times I've went. Adam is absolutely hilarious on stage
Hilarious dudes, and they can get everybody singing with them
insane live, so much passion and energy!
Tony has a great voice
Best metal band ever
The best! Amazing!
Dragonforce? Thy can't play live. It sounds nothing like its supposed to. Linkin Park aren't even a metal band anymore. Whitechapel, however is something else. The songs sound exactly the same as they do in studio. Phil Bozeman has an awesome brutal voice that gets those mosh pits going too.
I'm not a Whitechapel fan by any means. But I saw them at mayhem, and they put on a good show
Wall of death...band never gets tired...energy everywhere
If the lightning is decent and its inside and your into that music >> its an awesome imagery served with the heaviness of death metal and brain storming of progressive music..
but I shouldn't ignore to say that Eluveitie, Sepultura are really fun to see live as well... I bet Meshuggah and Gojira are comparable also (haven't seen them live yet)
They should be in top 5, because their songs are so hard to play in general, and try playing them whilst thousands of people are watching you
Them being 26 is a disgrace to humanity and the metal gods