Top Ten Metal Bands that Should Be Inducted Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

So, I've finally made the list. Sorry guys, many of you couldn't choose your most desired one because of my idiocy. But oh well, here it is.

Anyone who wants to add more can add 'inducted by...' if they wish. Just they have to be metal and eligible (25 Years Since the Debut Album). Multiple inductions are welcome too.

The Top Ten

1 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm guitarist Adrian more.

This is probably the most likely candidate. I mean, Metallica and Black Sabbath are in the Hall of Fame, yet Iron Maiden isn't. And let's be honest, this band's popularity, influence and critical acclaim cannot be ignored. - CrimsonShark

@ned964, almost everyone were choosing Iron Maiden. So, I gave the credit to the first person to induct them. - Undistinguished

Most of these bands deserve to be in there, but Iron Maiden deserves to be there the most.

Given their popularity on this site, and among my Metalhead friends, I can't believe they're not in... Also, I'd like to nominate Kiyomi as a co-inductor, as he once put 10 Iron Maiden albums on a list of mine... - Ned964

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2 Judas Priest Judas Priest Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band that formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. They are often referred to as one of the greatest metal bands of all time, and are even commonly called “The Metal Gods”, after one of the songs on their 1980 album “British Steel”. more.

Inducted by htoutlaws2012. - Undistinguished

3 Dio Dio Dio was an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, after he left Black Sabbath with intentions to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath member, drummer Vinny Appice.

Ronnie james dio has the godliest of voices in rock

Inducted by christangrant. - Undistinguished

4 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.

To give Death Metal a chance to shine and for the band that contributed the most in its development to be recognized in this level of prestige? Definitely. - CrimsonShark

Inducted by cjWriter1997. - Undistinguished

5 Megadeth Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. Megadeth was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine was fired from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums to date, and have gone through many lineup changes, with Dave more.

Inducted by Undistinguished. - Undistinguished

6 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.

If another member of the Big Four needs a rep in the Hall of Fame, Slayer is the most worthy there is (to be honest, all four of them are). Their influence is undeniable and even after 36 years, they have continued to produce, perform and persevere. - CrimsonShark

Inducted by CrimsonShark. - Undistinguished

7 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.

Should be in, Dime is a legend... Phil is one too. - EliHbk

Inducted by Undistinguished.

Yes, I inducted twice. :p
You guys can do that too. - Undistinguished

8 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.

Inducted by Aragorn98 - Undistinguished

9 Dream Theater Dream Theater Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", only to change its name to Dream Theater later. more.

Inducted by Ananya. - Undistinguished

10 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.

Inducted by Metal_Treasure. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 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.

Inducted by Metal_Treasure. - Metal_Treasure

12 Alice In Chains Alice In Chains Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley.

Inducted by Lucretia. - Undistinguished

I thought they aren't metal? - Userguy44

13 Motorhead Motorhead Motörhead were an English heavy metal/Hard Rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member; guitarist and songwriter Larry Wallis; and drummer Lucas Fox. The band's harsh vocals and fast paced tempos helped inspire speed more.

Motorhead needs a new genre to be defined. I think that new genre should be a metal subgenre. - Undistinguished

No need - their music is basically blues-based /Rock N Roll but they played it much faster so the traces of the typical blues "dragging" are still there but not much obvious. Their music is a form of hard rock and not metal. - Metal_Treasure

This isn't a metal band though.

I added this item by accident although Motorhead is on the Metal Archives though - christangrant

14 Type O Negative Type O Negative Type O Negative was an American gothic/doom metal band formed in Brooklyn, New York City in 1989. Their lyrical emphasis on themes of romance, depression, and death resulted in the nickname "The Drab Four".

Inducted by SteelCity99

15 Scorpions Scorpions Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker. Since the band's inception, its musical style has ranged from hard rock to heavy metal.
16 Saxon Saxon Saxon are an English heavy metal band formed in 1976, in South Yorkshire. As one of the leaders of the new wave of British heavy metal, they had eight UK Top 40 albums in the 1980s including four UK Top 10 albums and two Top 5 albums.

Inducted by CostcoHotDogs.

17 Anthrax Anthrax Anthrax is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker.

Inducted by Undistinguished. - Undistinguished

18 Bathory Bathory Bathory was a Swedish Black/Viking Metal band formed in 1983 by Quorthon and Jonas Åkerlund. Bathory's first 4 albums layed the blueprint for Scandinavian Black Metal. Quorthon is often credited with creating the "shrieking" vocal style of Black Metal. Their 5th album, Hammerheart (1990) displayed more.

Inducted by Ananya - Ananya

19 Rammstein Rammstein Rammstein is a German Neue Deutsche Härte and Industrial Metal band consisting of Till Lindemann (vocals), Richard Kruspe (guitar), Paul Landers (guitar), Oliver Riedel (electric bass), Christoph Schneider (drums) and Christian Lorenz (keyboard), that formed in 1994 in Berlin . more.

Inducted by SteelCity99

20 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.

Inducted by SteelCity99

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