Top Ten Metal Bands In India

Here's a list of all the famous metal bands and bands which are becoming famous, most of them have played in gigs with bands like lamb of god, Bangalore metal open air, Metallica etc..

The Top Ten

1 Bhayanak Maut (Mumbai)

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They really deserve to b no. 1.. No1 can beat the aggression with which they perform. Their concerts are just out of this world

They can be aggressive an melodious at the same time. They have 2 vocalists, both of which are full of energy and can do almost all styles of screaming and growling. Awesome band.

Best riffs, best stage act, most brutal lyricists and by far the most professional Indian metal band.

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2 Demonic Resurrection (Mumbai)

Demonic resurrection is the pioneer of metal in India.. It has to be at least in the top 5 spot.. Come on man

Actually D. R is #1... Really hard working artists... Love you guys m/

They are like the Black Sabbath in terms of starting off the metal scene in India, and have not given up in the face of any sort of hurdle, while the rest of the bands have had a lot of breaks or are on haitus or have been there for the fun of it and have moved on.

A great band from mumbai... Salutation to their efforts... I have almost listen all the songs all I can say is m/

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3 Undying Inc. (Delhi)

Uncompromising in their style of playing a mix of brutal, technical and odd-meter extreme metal for almost a decade, Undying Inc have progressively carved out a niche of their own. Despite the pit-falls of line-up changes and an underground ethic, their rabid following of die-hard fans bears testimony to the attitude with which Undying Inc approach their metal.

Undying Inc is an explosive live act that has supported and played with some of the biggest names in metal across major rock festivals in India; Meshuggah, Tesseract, Textures, Megadeth, Amon Amarth, Satyricon, Benea Reach, Sahg, Cypher 16. The band has also toured Norway in the winter of 2011 with post-hardcore band Torch and returned to play at the Inferno Metal Festival in 2012.

Awesome Band... This band made our event a special one and really we miss you all

The very metal band with real voice. this is the only band that beat my heart fast and thumping.
Moloch is always for these guys.
Demonic resurrection is overrated.

Pity they aren't on Spotify...

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4 Scribe (Mumbai)

One of the better bands... globally. Definitely one of the best in India.

Scribe... Om 15th spot... Are you crazy... They deserve to be in top 3... Best metal band of India..

This should be at 1

One of the most interesting bands I've heard in a while. I bought the Hail Mogambo album immediately after listening to Cops Cops. They should be higher on this list.

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5 Kryptos (Bangalore)

Was blown away after listen 'The Revevant' Fast melodic heavy sounds so from the first wave of extreme metal. Loved it.

Overrated, run-of-the-mill metal.

Notorious among musicians for leading a hate campaign against bands who do not conform to their meaning of "metal. "

Haters Gonna Hate Kryptos is a True Old School Band

They are really awesome

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6 Skyharbour (Delhi)

Amazing band overall

Not totally metal, but with a vocals that amazing and a brilliant line had to be in the top 10 - kurtcobain

The best band here even though not totally India... their music is way better than any of the others

Deserve to be on the top 3! International quality of music and sound...

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7 Inner Sanctum (Bangalore)

Performed with Metallica
One of the best thrash bands in india
Have the best lead in India.
They have supported bands like Metallica, guillotine, biffy claro, Amon Amarth, cradle of filth, enslaves and textures
Their biggest influence Are gojira, blood bath etc.

The beat band in Asia

This band sounds so mature... It also has a trash feeling to it. Big Ups!
I'm so downloading their songs now.

8 Mrityu Dand (Jammu)

Firstly saw their page on facebook, and than I see their live performance, man these guys r just out of this world, heavy riffs, heavy growl, the best death metal band... M/D

Man they are insane, if you're looking for the brutal death metal, they are the best, mrityu dand is the best death metal band in the whole J&K...

No words, just listen to them and you will experience the real brute music, finally a good death metal band in J&K

This is the worst band I have ever listened to, check out their songs, you will die laughing

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9 Limit Zero (Bangalore)

The Band Is structured in a very organised yet authentic music, especially the bassie of the band, shiva takes the band to a higher level - kurtcobain

10 Yonsample (Kolkata)

Pioneers of Djent in India

The most awesome Indian band

Good Band, Superb Band, and I love this because its from our Kolkata,!
And my Self Akash Saha, The band name is awesome... Who is the co-founder of this band,? Wish

The giants of metal from kolkata... Just listen them in reverbnation...

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The Contenders

11 Zygnema (Mumbai)

Zygnema deserves much more... Top 10

This band deserves to be on top five at least

They need to be in top 5!

Zygnema at 65 what? One of the most jappening acts in the country mate! Way better than theorised

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12 Slain (Bangalore)

A band that deserves to on the first! They are aggressive Yet melodious! No band in India has ever reached their maturity in bringing in classic rock and power metal to this combination and making it powerful for the metal lovers and yet melodious for the rest! STAGE ACT - PRO!

Good melodies, strong vocal lines, catchy songs

Lovely band... Vocalist rocks.
Lead guitars too is awesome..

One of the worst band I have ever heard..

13 The Down Troddence (Kerala)

A unique blend of conventional Thrash and Groove Metal with a large dose of traditional Kerala folk music elements, art forms such as Theyyam in particular. The band also incorporates a lot of traditional folk sounds and instruments in the form of ambient layers in their music. Rhythm structures used in their songs too are primarily inspired by folk music.Lyrically the band has a strong philosophy of talking about inequalities and injustices which are ever present in India's social and political systems

They are damn good

They are the best

TDT Trash Metal should be one among the top..

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14 Scarface (Kolkata)

Man they r 4m Kolkata, A new but really good metal core band

Some of the greatest riffs you will ever hear. Enough said.

Awesome true metalcore plus groovy music.

Way 2 go... Best wishes

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15 Chronic Xorn (Kolkata)

Best ever melodic death metal band from Indian metal scene

Best guitarist duo from India, I personally believe that

Sometimes I think some of their work is as good as lamb of god.

Best Indian metal ever

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16 Guardians of Darkness (Kolkata)

This band has a unique and creative musicality. Love the guitar riffs and composition. They dig hard!

They deserve to win, because of their uniqueness and the wide spectrum of their approach, absolute PURE BLISS!, do give these chaps a listen and ul be blown away!

Pure heavy metal m/ Everything about them is new their music their approach. Just try them.

Hoping to see them going up the list, with the passing Times, best wishes

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17 Devoid (Mumbai)

They truly are the best trash metal acts in India..

Just listen to devoid of emotions - ash09011999

Check out A God's lie, Beersong, Possession, The Invasion, The Grand Design.
Thrash Forever!
I am adding Sceptre.

Seriously, the best thrash metal band India has ever seen. An eclectic blend of the old and neo-thrash styles. Known for their powerful and tight live performances. These guys are so bad ass, they're humble musicians. Beats all the other so-called "old-school" trash. And you know what I mean.

These guys will melt your face off. Run for their next show if your life depended on it. Just fcuking go.

18 Xontrax (Guwahati)

Best band in the world.. !

They are really good... They deserve to be in top ten... Good luck guys

Seeing this band from our town climbing its way into top 20 made me happy. Way to go!

An excellent band.. !

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19 Restless Desire (Meghalaya)

The rising metal band from meghalaya. Their songs are simply great.

Restless desire deserve your desired

20 Deathknell (Shimla)

Amazing band love ya deserve to be at number 1 topmost band go ahead and rock the world

Really man!
They will be at a height some day

Very nice band love to see you at the top

Its amazing band need some good riffs

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21 Plague Throat (Shillong)

Undoubtedly the best Death Metal act I have seen live! Extremely hard working and persistent. More power to them.

Undoubtedly the best, need to be higher in the list..

They are the best, should be higher in top 10 list.

29? They deserved to be in the top 10.. Amazing band

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22 Third Eye Destruction (New Delhi)

Finally they launched it!


The band name is changed it's The chronic legion now...
Amazing riffs and solo's by the way

Under-rated band. They deserve more...

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23 Extinct Reflections (Bangalore)

The band formed in 2003 have performed with lamb of god and randy blythe himself praised the band. - kurtcobain

24 NerveRek (Chennai)

A progressive metal band formed in Chennai but now based in Mumbai, the band became the first South Indian band to win at Campus Rock Idols in 2007. In 2008 they opened for Iron Maiden during their India tour in Mumbai and have also opened for Scorpions in Bangalore. - kurtcobain

Just awesome for sure! Expecting 1 position..

I love this band <3 They are the best

25 Toxoid (New Delhi)

Black metal band from delhi...Toxoid is ever hungry and its monstrous apatite for extreme music is clearly show cased in its music...! This is one extreme band to look out

They are too good!

Toxoid. The Indian version of dark funeral

This Band is just awesome

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26 Mashburn Riffs (New Delhi)

A progressive band from delhi... go check their song 5 words of my last breath

Five words in my last breath I like it guys

Amazing band awesome vocals

Guys you r rocking... I really likes your song 5 words in my last breath love you guys...

27 Dark Carnage (Guwahati)

One of the best metal band.. Purely death metallic band.. Cheers up!

28 Halahkuh (Pune)

This is a comparatively new band from Pune. But they are awesome!

Thrash metal from Pune! Listen to 'Sacrilege'.. These guys are superb!

Their entire list is awesome! Powerful and Fast!

Best Thrash out there

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29 Goddess Gagged (Mumbai)

Devesh Dayal - The Best! :D

30 Eccentric Pendulum (Bangalore)

One of the tightest bands in the country, humble musicians and they make intellectual music.

Definitely stands in another league with their brand of original music.
Music for musicians. And unpretentious.

In August 2011, the band represented India in the Wacken Metal Battle at W:O:A in Germany and were very well received by their international audience. - kurtcobain

31 Kaashmora (Bangalore)
32 Live Credence (Meghalaya)

Progressive metal band from tura and
Their songs are simply great

33 Chaos (Kerala)

Hell of pure metal! Pure metal they've got!

The most authentic thrash metal album from India

Wonderful trash metal band. Violent Redemption, an excellent oringinal album from them. I personally no the drummer, what a guy and most of all what a band, JK thumbs up. In a place where trash metal is not appreciated by its folk, Chaos has proved them otherwise. Hats of to them and wish them the very best for the future.

Purest form of trash metal ever... One of the most under rated band ever in India... Metal heads If you are not listening Chaos you are missing out something really in you are life

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34 Alien Gods (Arunachal Pradesh)

Best metal band

Without doubt the best death metal vocals in India. Extremely powerful on stage annihilating performance. Extreme squeals and extreme gutturals. The best in India. No doubt!

Already voted for Kryptos, but this band... if you haven't heard their "Animal party" you must try it once...saw them live once though not very energetic on stage but these guys deserve to be in top 10 or at least the best band out of northeast india

They really scream and they are superb

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35 Journey for Salvation (New Delhi)

An amazing blend of harsh and clean vocals, mind blowing riffs and excellent drum patterns. Their songs are out of this world.

Heard them live twice, a bunch of talented musicians

Not sure if they are metal, but they sounded really tight when I saw them live in bhopal last year

36 Sceptre (Mumbai)

This Band deserves to be way up man...

They are simply awesome!

They are awesome LIVE.

The guy can give you powerful just amazing

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37 Cosmic Infusion (Mumbai)

This is the band that defines Indian black metal scene! rakta beeja,burial of thy own check them out,Deserve a higher position...!

38 Midnight Garden Factor (Meghalaya)

Great guitar riffs, and their vocals is great..

I love each and every song of your's... But especially Scarlet Emotion (AWESOME)

Favourite Progessive metal band... Amazing Guitars and the drummer is probably one of the best progressive drummer. Should listen to "Devil and the Deep blue Sea" and "Midnight Garden Factor"... Great arrangements

39 Dying Embrace (Bangalore)

The guitarist is damn underrated!

These guys deserve top 5

40 Acrid Semblance (New Delhi)
41 Melovedine (Lucknow)

These guys rock. have awesome songs. love you all.

Nice outfit from Lucknow

42 Comora (Mizoram)

Sentimental Mizo Thrash Metal... probably one of the bassists in India in this band

Pure thrash m/
This guy need more recognition, music arrangement not so different from Testament, Sepultura etc..
.. + awesome vocal

43 Winter Gate (Jaipur)

There's something better cooking in jaipur!

They should share the same stage as opeth!

Progressive Death Metal at it's best!

Amazing progressive death metal

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44 Angelic Resurrection

A metal band.
Its death vocals are really awesome.

Drummer rocks...
Fast guitar solos
Absolutely heavy..

Best band ever... check them out in YouTube..

Awesome death metal band

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45 Bevar Sea (Bangalore)

Stoner/Doom metal from Bangalore. Killer dope songs.

This band just insane band, one of the best Indian band.
Check out there new album.

These guys steal riffs. Really.

Gk swamy you are kickass man.. Superb band. Been havin a great tym attending your gigs. Abishtu just steals the show.

46 Yuthak Wah

Best Death Metal From Manipur

47 Demigod (Jaipur)

Saw them live at my college
Theye just nailed it

48 Reverrse Polarity (Mumbai)

Love you band... Rock onn

49 Ageless Yard (Solan)

These is a good band

They are crazy but need a better vocalist

One of my favorite/

Caught em live at IIT Mandi. These folks are brutal only if they could manage to hold on to a vocalist for long.

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50 Mortar (Kolkata)

The pure old school band of kolkata... you guys are the best...

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