Best Metal Bands

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181 Manilla Road
182 Oh, Sleeper Oh, Sleeper Oh, Sleeper is an American Christian metalcore band from Fort Worth, Texas. Previously signed to Solid State Records they are currently operating independently.
183 Alarum
184 Savatage Savatage Savatage is an American heavy metal band founded by the brothers Jon and Criss Oliva in 1978 at Astro Skate in Tarpon Springs, Florida.

Savatage is the best band ever... Why is it 86th? Great lyrics.. Great voice.. Great sound. Too bad there are not together anymore. Zach has a great voice.

Chris Caffery plays some of the best metal riffs ever, at least in my opinion. Not to mention you can actually understand most of their lyrics. - SamRaven2

This is one of those gems that gets passed over and over. The band in any configuration were and still are some of the most talented musicians in the world!

One of the most underrated bands of all time...

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185 Skid Row Skid Row Skid Row is an American heavy metal band, formed in 1986 in Toms River, New Jersey. They were very successful in the late 1980s and early 1990s, with their first two albums certified multi-platinum.

Some one had to and they are an amazing band x

This one of the greatest rock band in the history of music..

They were great in the late '80s, early '90s

The best glam metal band - SoldierOfFortune

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186 Queensryche Queensryche Queensrÿche is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 in Bellevue, Washington, out of the local band the Mob.

Queensryche is the greatest! Mostly before they lost Chris Degarmo but whatever... Geoff tate has wonderful vocals and range. Listen to Queen of the reich then listen to Silent lucidity that's pretty much how wide of a range this guy has. Oh yeah also operation mindcrime was their best album!

Mindcrime has got to get SOME love! - suhlevy

Yes! A mighty prog metal outfit. I'd go do far as to say 'Rage For Order' is their best, despite 'Operation Mindcrime' being one of the greatest albums of all time. 'Empire' broke them commercially, and they were enormous then, but arena rock wasn't Queensryche's place. 'Promised Land' delivered, then the great de Garmo left, and that was it, for me at-least.

Todd is way better sounding than Tate.

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187 Immortal 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.

Immortal and many great black metal bands so low?

Black metal legends that are way too low on the list

All Shall Fall is the best song ever.

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188 Apocalyptica Apocalyptica Apocalyptica is a Finnish metal band from Helsinki, Finland formed in 1993. The band is composed of classically trained cellists Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Lötjönen, and Perttu Kivilaakso and drummer Mikko Sirén.

If you love both classical music and metal (as I know many metallers do), you will find Apocalyptica absolutely great and original. How many metal bands are there that just use cellos and kick ass? I wouldn't dare putting them on the top ten places, as they are way too eccentric to common understanding of metal, ok. Yet they are brilliant in their kind. It's a shame that they stand at place 96, so grossly underrated.

How about Kronos Quartet? Their soundtrack to Requiem For A Dream is even more unnerving than the movie.

189 Draconian Draconian

This is hands down one of the better of the new bands of the past decade the burning halo really showed that this highly talented band is looking to take over the goth/doom metal crowd I would say they are the best goth metal doom metal band out there bar none. - the_winds_of_mayhem

Draconian is the best GOTHIC/DOOM METAL band - Angra-Mainyu

190 Mushroomhead Mushroomhead Mushroomhead is an American Nu Metal band from Cleveland, Ohio. Formed in 1993 in the Cleveland Warehouse District, the band is known for their avant-garde sound which includes influence from heavy metal, art rock and electro-industrial and their imagery which features masks and costumes as well as ...read more.

They're better than slipknot.

Why isn't mushroomhead on the list

This is an outrage!

Still in love

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191 Metal Church Metal Church Metal Church is an American heavy metal band. They originally formed in San Francisco, California in 1980 before relocating to Aberdeen, Washington the following year and briefly using the name Shrapnel.

Um, listen to their debut and 'The Dark' and you'll see what could have been for this band. David Wayne's departure didn't spell extinction, but it prevented them from being a mighty stadium metal band.

Amazing band! Listen to Badlands and you'll see. - Songsta41

They have a lot of excellent albums - Sabbath

192 We Came As Romans We Came As Romans We Came as Romans (abbreviated as WCAR) is an American metalcore band from Troy, Michigan, formed in 2005. The band has gone through one name change and multiple lineup changes, and signed to Albany, New York label Equal Vision Records in 2009. We Came as Romans is managed by Outerloop Management and ...read more.

I fell in love with this band the first time I heard one of their songs. Every single one of their songs has genuine lyrics and very catchy music. By far one of my favorite bands. They're right up their with Memphis May Fire :D

Damn! Even I have to admit that I like this boy band if Metalcore. They're puerile, sickeningly positive, and everything I loathe. Yet, when I put 'Understanding What We've Grown To Be' in the tray, it's just so heavy and catchy, that I can't help myself. I even have their dvd. I'm a moral disgrace.

This band is the greates band in the world I they have really good lyrics to all there songs

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193 Alestorm Alestorm Alestorm is a heavy metal band originally from Perth, Scotland. Their music is characterized by a pirate theme, and as a result they have been dubbed a "pirate metal" band by many critics and their fanbase.

Keelhauled, Sunset on the Golden Age, Leviathan, Captain Morgan's Revenge, Chronicles of Vengeance... I could list every song by them. They're all fantastic.

Three words: Scottish pirate metal.

I agree, these guys are awesome!

Very good!

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194 Die Arzte Die Arzte Die Ärzte (German for "The Doctors"), is a German rock band currently consisting of Farin Urlaub (vocals, guitar, bass), Bela B (vocals, drums, guitar) and Rodrigo González (vocals, bass, guitar, piano), that formed in 1982 in Berlin. ...read more.
195 Anthem
196 Krokus

Europe's answer to AC/DC, though 'Headhunter' was light metal. I bought that with my allowance when I was 12. Sue me.

Hell yeah. 'Headhunter' was the business. One of my first. 'Eat the Rich' is great.

197 Toxic Holocaust Toxic Holocaust Toxic Holocaust is an American black/thrash metal band from Portland, Oregon, formed in 1999. The band has gained notoriety among the thrash metal community, and is arguably one of the most popular modern thrash metal bands. Toxic Holocaust also gained attention when their song "Bitch" was featured ...read more.

Perfect blend of speed and thrash metal like motorhead, sodom, slayer and early Metallica, with punk like bad brains nofx elements in it, and black thrash vocals similar to sodom, kreator. Perfection

198 Make Them Suffer

Great band. Also to the other guy who commented here; they are not black metal! They are symphonic deathcore with strong black metal influence. Also I agree that they should be ahead of BVB, who suck, but Twisted Sister is actually decent unlike BVB, so they shouldn't be ahead of them because of their influence on metal.

Instrumentally they are black metal but with the vocals and ferocity of deathcore. These guys are way more talented than crappy bands above them like BVB and Twisted Sister

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199 Attila Attila Attila is an American metalcore band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in 2005. Frontman Chris Fronzak started the band in high school and, not wanting to use typical death metal terms, adopted the name from Attila the Hun, which he came across in a book.

Um... Is this even a question? It's like taking rap, which is garbage, and adding heavy ass metal to it, making it not garbage. If you can fix garbage, you're pretty ' good!

Well, the worst band on the planet, Limp Bizkit, combined...wait...garbage with garbage. My bad.

200 Pig Destroyer Pig Destroyer

Hardcore? Sick beats? I'll throw on my Vanilla Ice happy pants and techno the night away with ya' like it was 1990. Awesome!

These guys are hardcore, have sick beats, and overall are awesome!

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