Best Metal Bands

The Contenders: Page 11

201 Kamelot Kamelot Kamelot is an American power metal band from Tampa, Florida, formed by Thomas Youngblood and Richard Warner in 1991. The Norwegian vocalist Roy Khan joined for the album SiƩge Perilous, and shared songwriting credit with Youngblood until his departure in April 2011. On June 22, 2012, Youngblood announced more.

Should be so much higher! The unique blend of power metal and Symphonic sets Kamelot so much farther above where they've been ranked on this list.

You have got to be kidding me?! This has got to be a joke! They have got to be in the top 25! - Raya

They need to beside sonata on the list it's a shame that they or so low at this time

Such a great band...

V 10 Comments
202 Gamma Ray Gamma Ray Gamma Ray is a power metal band from Hamburg, northern Germany, founded and fronted by Kai Hansen after his departure from the German power metal band Helloween.

Kai and crew need to be higher on the list!

A very underrated band that in my personal opinion are better than the metal giants such as Slayer, Megadeth and hell even Black Sabbath

Kai hansen is the good of power metal.

Gamma Ray is a very Creative band

203 Artcell Artcell Artcell is a Bangladeshi progressive metal band formed in October 1999. According to The Daily Star, a leading English national daily, Artcell is "one of the leading bands of the country".

This is a pure metal band. They play progressive metal, all along with other genres of rock. And it is also in the "Encyclopaedia Metallum". So no doubt that they are a metal band. They should be higher than 312. - zxm

I like them more than Metallica. - zxm

V 4 Comments
204 Uriah Heep Uriah Heep Uriah Heep are an English rock band formed in London in 1969 that was one of the top rock bands in the early 1970s. Twelve of the band's albums have made it to the UK Albums Chart (Return to Fantasy reached No. 7 in 1975). Uriah Heep's distinctive features include a massive keyboard sound, strong vocal more.

One of the first bands to bring powerful riffs. - zxm

What! This was the band that inspired Metallica

V 2 Comments
205 W.A.S.P. W.A.S.P. W.A.S.P. is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 by Blackie Lawless, who is the only remaining original member of the band. V 2 Comments
206 Drowning Pool Drowning Pool Drowning Pool is an American Alternative Metal band formed in Dallas, Texas in 1996. The band was named after the film The Drowning Pool.

What is wrong with you guys, this is a great metal band, dave was a great singer, they have a lot of great songs ( bodies, pity, all over me, sinner, tear away, etc. ) this band must be in top 50

Let the bodies hit the floor.

Tear Away
Step Up - htoutlaws2012

Welp, they're so low - Neonco31

V 2 Comments
207 Mago de Oz

Understanding that these guys will never get as much attention as bigger bands and will often be categorized as "posers" but still whoever that has paid attention to their songs will agree most of the serious ones at least (Atlantia, La Cantata del Diablo, Finisterra) have a Dream Theater-esque appeal mixing Folk and Metal in such a talented way...

208 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

209 Edguy Edguy V 3 Comments
210 Static X

'Wisconsin Death Trip' was a winner for me, the rest? Take it or leave it.

Take it

211 Be'lakor Be'lakor Be'lakor is an Australian melodic death metal band from Melbourne, Victoria. The band's name originates from the character Be'lakor the Dark Master, in the Warhammer Fantasy game setting.

Be'lakor should be at least top 50, they are technical very good and one of the few bands that have 0 songs that I dislike, they make such beautiful and breathtaking music, which they perfectly combine with death metal.

Try Aspect & Countless sky.. I hope you all will understand what I wanna say..

Sun's delusion and Outlive the hand are 2 of my favourite be'lakor songs - Amarth666

V 1 Comment
212 Intestine Baalism Intestine Baalism Intestine Baalism is a death metal band hailing from Tokio/Kanto, Japan. The band was formed in 1991 as "Euthanasia" and changed 1992 their name to "Intestine Baalism", which is a term for the Sumerian god of the harvest. more.

Finest Old-School Death Metal with a melodic twist in it. Their sound is very unique and incredibly awesome! If you like Death Metal you will love "An Anatomy Of The Beast" and if you are more into Melodic Death Metal listen to "Banquet In The Darkness"! - Flav

213 Carcass Carcass Carcass are a British extreme metal band from Liverpool, who formed in 1985 and disbanded in 1995. A reformation was enacted in 2007 without one of its original members, drummer Ken Owen, due to health reasons.

My favorite Grind Core band.

Ahhh oookay carcass is 147 while linking park is top 20 :D

214 Fozzy Fozzy Fozzy is an American heavy metal band, formed in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1999 by lead singer Chris Jericho and guitarist Rich Ward.

Really Great Band All that remains and Sins and Bones were there best albums

Fozzy is best and DO YOU WANNA START A WAR is their great album

A really great band of all time and its due to Chris Jericho

Amazing band its been my favorite band for years

V 2 Comments
215 Halestorm Halestorm Halestorm is an American rock band from Red Lion, Pennsylvania, consisting of lead vocalist and guitarist Lzzy Hale, her brother drummer and percussionist Arejay Hale, guitarist Joe Hottinger, and bassist Josh Smith .
216 Edge Of Sanity Edge Of Sanity Edge of Sanity was a Swedish progressive death metal band that, alongside Opeth, is commonly regarded as being the first to fuse extreme metal styles like death and black metal with progressive rock. Their sound is often described as "Progressive Melodic Death Metal".
217 Electric Wizard Electric Wizard Electric Wizard are an English doom metal band from Dorset, England. The band formed in 1993 and have recorded eight full length albums, two of which are now considered to be genre landmarks.
218 Resist the Thought
219 Obituary Obituary Obituary is an American death metal band formed in October 1984 in Tampa, Florida, United States, under the name Executioner, then changed the name's spelling to Xecutioner before eventually changing their name to Obituary in 1988. The band comprises vocalist John Tardy, drummer Donald Tardy, guitarist more.

The mighty James Murphy. His presence on Testament albums was more than welcome.

What? One of the best death metal bands and not among top 10?

220 Six Feet Under Six Feet Under Six Feet Under is an American death metal band from Tampa, Florida, formed in 1993. The band consist of four members: founding vocalist Chris Barnes, longtime guitarist Steve Swanson, current bassist Jeff Hughell and recent drummer Marco Pitruzzella.

Chris barnes is an amazing vocalist and their sound is so damn brutal

PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Best Heavy Metal Bands Best Nu-Metal Bands Best Female Fronted Metal Bands Top 10 Power Metal Bands Greatest Progressive Metal Bands

List StatsUpdated 17 Oct 2017

50,000 votes
731 listings
10 years, 96 days old

Top Remixes (337)

1. Black Sabbath
2. Iron Maiden
3. Slayer
1. Iron Maiden
2. Black Sabbath
3. Slayer
1. Iron Maiden
2. Black Sabbath
3. Megadeth

View All 337


The Best Metal Day Ever
How I got in to Heavy Metal
Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.