Best Live Metal Bands


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21 Whitechapel Whitechapel Whitechapel is an American deathcore band from Knoxville, Tennessee. The band is named after the Whitechapel district in East London, England, referencing the series of murders committed by Jack the Ripper.

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

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22 Gojira Gojira Gojira is a progressive metal band from Bayonne, France. The band was known as Godzilla until 2001. Gojira is composed of Joe Duplantier on vocals and rhythm guitar, his brother Mario Duplantier on drums, Christian Andreu on lead guitar, and Jean-Michel Labadie on bass.
23 Epica Epica Epica is a Dutch symphonic metal band, founded by guitarist and vocalist Mark Jansen after his departure from After Forever.

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)

24 Symphony X Symphony X Symphony X is an American progressive metal band from Middletown, New Jersey. Founded in 1994, the band consists of guitarist Michael Romeo, keyboardist Michael Pinnella, drummer Jason Rullo, lead vocalist Russell Allen and bassist Michael Lepond.
25 Iced Earth Iced Earth Iced Earth is an American heavy metal band from Tampa, Florida. It was formed in 1985 under the name Purgatory by guitarist and main songwriter Jon Schaffer and original drummer Greg Seymour.

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

26 Meshuggah Meshuggah Meshuggah is a Swedish progressive metal band from Umeå, formed in 1987. They are credited with crafting the Djent subgenre. Meshuggah's line-up consists of founding members vocalist Jens Kidman and lead guitarist Fredrik Thordendal, drummer Tomas Haake, who joined in 1990, rhythm guitarist Mårten more.

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

27 Amon Amarth Amon Amarth Amon Amarth is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Tumba, formed in 1992. The band takes its name from the Sindarin name of Mount Doom.

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.

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28 Tool Tool Tool is an American progressive metal/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. more.

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

29 Pantera Pantera Pantera was a Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The group got into mainstream after changing from Glam Metal to Groove Metal. The band's most successful album is "Vulgar Display of Power". As the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, They more.

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

30 Within Temptation Within Temptation Within Temptation is a Dutch symphonic metal band founded in April 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt.

There are the best live metal band

31 Death Death Death was an American Death Metal band formed in 1983 by Chuck Schuldiner. Death is considered to be one of the most influential bands in heavy metal and a pioneering force in death metal. Its debut album, Scream Bloody Gore, has been widely regarded as the first death metal record, while the band's more.
32 Megadeth Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums, and their biggest hits are Symphony of Destruction, Holy more.

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

33 Opeth Opeth Opeth is a Swedish progressive death metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990 by David Isberg, who invited Mikael Akerfeldt into the band as a bassist. Isberg ended up leaving the band, which lead to Mikael becoming the band's vocalist, guitarist, principal songwriter, and driving force. Along with more.

Epic live, never disappoint!


34 DragonForce DragonForce DragonForce are a British power metal band based in London, England. Formed in 1999, the group are known for their long and fast guitar solos, fantasy-themed lyrics, and electronic sounds in their music to add to their retro video game-influenced sound.

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

35 Sabaton Sabaton Sabaton is a power metal band from Falun, Sweden formed in 1999. The band's main lyrical themes are based on war and historical battles.

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.


36 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture more.

Unlike many bands LP sounds way better when playing live. There is always something new to look forward to

37 Job For A Cowboy Job For A Cowboy Job for a Cowboy is an American death metal band from Glendale, Arizona. Formed in 2003, the band's debut album Genesis was released in 2007, peaking at No. V 1 Comment
38 Children of Bodom Children of Bodom Children Of Bodom is a melodic death metal band from Espoo, Finland. Formed in 1993, the group currently consists of Alexi Laiho, Janne Wirman, Henkka Seppälä, Jaska Raatikainen and Daniel Freyberg.

Deserves top 10 - Disturbedpotato

39 Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse is a American death metal band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 1988 . The band is known for their graphic album covers, explicitly violent lyrics and song titles like "I C** Blood" The group got into mainstream after performing the song "Hammer Smashed Face" in the 1994 film Ace Ventura: more.
40 Stratovarius Stratovarius Stratovarius is a Finnish power metal band that formed in 1984. Since their formation, they have released 16 studio albums, 4 DVD and 3 live albums.
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