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.. - nooreldeen
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! - Userguy44
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. - Metal_Treasure
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. - Metal_Treasure
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.
Randy Blythe can pump up the crowds so much it is just insane. Lamb of God is the best band ever - heavymetalrocker777
Just like the albums
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.
Watch them and judge by yourself, perfectly flawless!
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!
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 - ryanrimmel
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 have so much energy when they play live. I've seen them live and it was one of the best experiences of my life. - MetalFoREVer1228
Just hear the holy thunderforce live from Germany...
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!
Slayer live was an incredible experience. I urge everyone to see them if you get the chance - ryanrimmel
Slayer has so much energy put into their live concerts
Best live band ever
Slayer don't stop...
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 - ryanrimmel
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
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. - MetalFoREVer1228
I'm not a Whitechapel fan by any means. But I saw them at mayhem, and they put on a good show - ryanrimmel
Wall of death...band never gets tired...energy everywhere
The best! Amazing!
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
Iced Earth has employed top class singers from Matt Barlow to Ripper Owens to Stu Block who all sound as good live as in studio. Schaffer is a great guitar player/sing writer. - name1
Brilliant performance. Sounds just like the album
An Evening with Amon Amarth was the best live show I've ever seen and I've seen a ton.
Their performance at the Jomsviking tour is just insane
Yeah, I don't know who made this list, but they must listen to (C)Rap if they don't list Pantera in the top 5.
Best metal band live ever. Avenged Sevenfold and Rammstein seriously? - Disturbedpotato
The connection between these four guys on stage was absolutely perfect. Will never be duplicated m/
Primal Concrete Sledge, too bad you youngesters never saw it...otherwise Pantera be #1
There are the best live metal band
Tool is by far the best live music experience I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. Tool not only sound the same if not better live as they do on cd without any auto tune bull goes to show the level of mastery they have put into there trade. Musicianship aside there uncompromising ability to share the music with the art. A tool show is an all out assault to the senses. Leaving the viewer in sensory overload. Tool is by far the best live music experience. Hands down.
Tool is the band that can take more than 10 years to release an album, but their shows and their music is enough to keep the fans filling the concerts locations... I saw Tool on Tajin Mexico on 2014, and I just saw Rammstein on Hell & Heaven this year... Rammstein rely too much on the fireworks and theatrical performance, Tool relies on their Music
Epic live, never disappoint!
One of the better sounding bands while playing live with Marty in the 90's. Amazing riffs and technique, this should have been in the top 15.
Best in history
I seen Dragonforce opening for Iron Maiden and I wasn't expecting much as I heard that they weren't that great live, but they were absolutely flawless! - wolphert
Unlike many bands LP sounds way better when playing live. There is always something new to look forward to
High energy, extremely effectvie stage presence and a guys that has the time of their lives on stage make for one of the most memorably fun shows ever.
Simple:Sabaton, Woodstock, 2012.
BEST LIVE BAND EVER
Deserves top 10 - Disturbedpotato
Simply the best live metal band in the world!
Have a look at Nightwish Live at Wacken Open Air and you can see how they are one of the best live metal bands
You've not heard anythin yet
Most metal fans might just scroll past this, but bear with me. It's amazing how much production value there is in a Babymetal concert. Coming from a longtime metal fan, I don't think I've seen a more well-produced and well-organized performance. Each one of their concerts is an absolutely spectacular performance. The girls are such amazing performers and their backing band absolutely kills it. Don't inderes Babymetal. You'd be surprised at what you find. - MetalFoREVer1228
These kids have more energy than 90% of bands that have ever existed. I saw them live in 2016 and they never stopped moving around with their energy for 80 minutes.
Parkway Drive is absolutely live. You want a reason to get into metalcore? Please listen to this band. Incredible
They are absolutely amazing live! Best metalcore band out in my opinion, check their 2015 Graspop performance.
The Prince of darkness should be much higher in the list.
I was never really a fan of them, but live... they're something else. No metal band in history can make the crowd go THIS crazy! I always had the most fun in concerts when Anthrax were playing. Basically the entire place turns into a gigantic mosh pit during Caught in a mosh. I dare say they are by FAR the best metal band to hear live!
Absolutely amazing experience. I could almost feel the power of satan taking over the crowd's souls :P
Such a awesome band, the build up on stage promisses to be one hell of a satanic ritual your going to experience.
Manowar should be in the top 5!
The ultimate performer. Seen him a few times, best was the mechanical animals tour.
Best band of all time love them god shock
Seeing ghost live was one hell of an experience. I may be biased since they're my favorite metal band. But the entire 2 and a half hours they played, I had chills down my spine. Papa has amazing stage presence, the lighting was awesome. Ghost was the best show I've ever had the pleasure in witnessing. - ryanrimmel
Great stage presence from papa and all of the ghouls