Best Metal Bands Starting With the Letter I

The Top Ten

1 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English Heavy Metal / Hard Rock 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 ...read more.
2 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.
3 Immortal Immortal is a black metal band from Bergen, Norway, founded in 1990 by frontman and guitarist Abbath Doom Occulta and former guitarist Demonaz Doom Occulta.
4 In Flames In Flames is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden, formed in 1990. ...read more.
5 Immolation

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6 Insomnium Insomnium is a Finnish melodic death metal band from Joensuu, Finland. The sound and lyrical themes of their music portray darkness, sorrow, loss, pain, and nature.
7 Iron Reagan Iron Reagan is an American crossover thrash supergroup from Richmond, Virginia, consisting of Municipal Waste vocalist Tony Foresta, Cannabis Corpse and Municipal Waste bassist Phil "LandPhil" Hall, former A.N.S. guitarist Mark Bronzino, former Darkest Hour drummer Ryan Parrish, and Hellbear bassist ...read more.

Iron Reagan is one of the coolest, craziest, most underrated band of this decade. It has tony forests (municipal waste) on vocals, and they have more of a Hardcore/punk approach. This band will make you rage! - ryanrimmel

8 Isis
9 Icarus Witch Icarus Witch is a heavy metal band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, formed in 2003 by bassist Jason Myers.
10 Into Eternity Into Eternity is a Canadian progressive metal band from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. It was formed in 1997 by Tim Roth, Scott Krall and Jim Austin.

Stu Block left this band to join Iced Earth. Into Eternity are pretty good I have to say - prog metal, death metal and prog death metal.

If you wanna hear (and see) Stu Block growling, check out these songs:

Into Eternity - Timeless Winter, Severe Emotional Distress, Time Immemorial, Pain Through Breathing.

A softer prog song with no growls - Surrounded By Night. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 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."
12 Ingested Ingested are a British slam death metal/deathcore band from Manchester. Since their formation in 2007, the group have built a reputation as one of the most savage death metal acts to come out of the UK for a long time and have built a large fanbase within their country as well as in the US, Australia, ...read more.
13 I Declare War
14 Idiots Rule
15 Islander Islander is an American nu metal band from Greenville, South Carolina, founded in 2011. The group signed with Victory Records and have released an EP, Pains.
16 If He Dies, He Dies
17 I
18 Impavida
19 Impetigo
20 Iron Savior
21 Insect Warfare
22 Internal Bleeding
23 Iperyt
24 Infant Annihilator Infant Annihilator are an English/American deathcore band based in Hull, East Yorkshire. The band was formed in 2012 by drummer Aaron Kitcher and guitarist Eddie Pickard.
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