Top 10 Metal Bands that are the Heaviest in Their Subgenre


The Top Ten

1 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.

Song to prove their heaviness - Demiurge - cjWriter1997

Just listen to Demiurge, Bleed, ObZen, or Do Not Look Down. They exemplify heaviness. - Zalazaar

The heaviest progressive metal band. They are also the heaviest djent band. - Metal_Treasure

2 Slayer Slayer Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. They rose to fame with their 1986 album Reign in Blood, and is credited as one of the big four of thrash metal bands, the others being Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. more.

Don't get me wrong, Slayer is heavy. But Kreator is much heavier - GreenDayFan21

Many believe they are the heaviest thrash metal band.
They are very heavy but Kreator is a serious contender so I added Kreator, too. - Metal_Treasure

3 Blind Guardian Blind Guardian Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large more.

The heaviest power metal band. - Metal_Treasure

BG's heavy but I also think Wintersun's also heavy. But the problem is Wintersun' has some other genre elements. - zxm

4 Cryptopsy Cryptopsy Cryptopsy is a Canadian technical death metal band from Montreal, Quebec, formed in 1988. The band has sold over 300,000 records.

The heaviest technical death metal band. Album to convince you - None So Vile. - Metal_Treasure

5 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.

The heaviest traditional/heavy metal band. - Metal_Treasure

6 Kreator Kreator Kreator is a German thrash metal band from Essen. Their style of music is similar to that of their compatriots Destruction, Sodom and Tankard; along with those three bands, Kreator has been referred to as one of the "big four" of Teutonic thrash metal, and they are often credited with helping pioneer more.

The heaviest thrash metal band. - Metal_Treasure

7 Vektor Vektor

The heaviest technical thrash metal band. - Metal_Treasure

8 Fleshgod Apocalypse Fleshgod Apocalypse Fleshgod Apocalypse is an Italian Death metal band. Formed in 2007, the group resides in Perugia and are currently signed to Willowtip Records and Nuclear Blast. The band is known for their fusion of metal with technical death metal.

The heaviest symphonic metal band because they play symphonic technical death metal. Song that proves it - The Violation. - Metal_Treasure

9 Devourment Devourment Devourment is an American brutal/slam death metal band from Dallas, Texas. Formed in 1995, the band has split up and reformed three times and Brad Fincher is the only original member.

The heaviest brutal/slam death metal band. - Metal_Treasure

10 Infernal War Infernal War Infernal War is a Polish black metal band formed in Częstochowa in 1997. The band is known for their extreme anti-christian and WWII lyrics, leading them to be mislabeled as a NSBM band. Critics describe the band as "brutal black metal."

The are probably the heaviest black metal band. Their song 'Spill the Dirty Blood of Jesus' is really brutal, technical and fast. And it's not the only one in their discography.
There are several contenders in this subgenre so add the bands you think are the heaviest or heavier than Infernal War. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Abominable Putridity Abominable Putridity Abominable Putridity is a Russian slam death metal band formed originally from Moscow, formed in 2003. The band has released two albums; In the End of Human Existence and The Anomalies of Artificial Origin. They are one of the most popular brutal death metal bands to day. Abominable Putridity shares more.

The heaviest brutal/slam death metal band. - Metal_Treasure

12 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band is best known as one of the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal during the late 1990s - 2000s and are distinguishable by the band's clothing choices, consisting of black/red jumpsuits and horror inspired masks. more.

Probably the heaviest nu-metal band.

I don't know, I might say Coal Chamber on Nu-Metal, but that's just me. - JCHOW

13 Strapping Young Lad Strapping Young Lad Strapping Young Lad was a Canadian extreme metal band formed by Devin Townsend in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1994. The band started as a one-man studio project; Townsend played most of the instruments on the 1995 debut album, Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing.

This is heavier than Fear Factory in my opinion.

14 Sepultura Sepultura 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.

Heaviest Groove Metal Band - Du

15 Sodom Sodom Sodom is a German thrash metal band from Gelsenkirchen, formed in 1981. They have gone through many line-up changes, leaving bassist vocalist Tom Angelripper as the only constant member.
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17 Pantera Pantera Pantera was an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The band started out as a Glam Metal act in the 1980s with little success. After discarding their original lead vocalist and enlisting Phil Anselmo, the band signed a major record deal with more.

I beileve they are the heaviest Groove Metal band but I'm not sure - christangrant

18 Fear Factory Fear Factory Fear Factory is an American heavy metal band that was formed in 1989. During the band's career, it has released nine full-length albums and has evolved through a succession of styles, including industrial metal, death metal, groove metal, and thrash metal.

Heaviest Industrial Metal band I heard with a mix of Groove too. - cjWriter1997

19 Gorgoroth Gorgoroth Gorgoroth is a Norwegian black metal band based in Bergen. Formed in 1992 by Infernus, the band is named after the dead plateau of evil and darkness in the land of Mordor (a fictional location in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings).
20 Infant Annihilator Infant Annihilator

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