Best Metal Bands

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221 Stratovarius Stratovarius Stratovarius is a Finnish power metal band that formed in 1984. Since their formation, they have released 16 studio albums, 4 DVD and 3 live albums.

But Metallica played Euro-thrash in America long before any Euro-thrash/metal band from Europe ever did. Their influence on the likes of Artillery, Destruction etc. was profound. It is quite simply remarkable how unique a talent they were. That said, you have convinced me to give these guys a listen.

Seriously they should be on the top 20 the one who made this list should really rethink this

There latest album "Nemesis" is the best metal album ever! This is a top ten metal band for sure. They're from Finland, but that shouldn't matter. Give them a listen. You WILL NOT be disappointed!

Just listening their song like forever and tomorrow, you will knew that this
Is the best ever melodic power metal in the world.

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222 Morbid Angel Morbid Angel Morbid Angel is an American death metal band based in Tampa, Florida. UK music magazine Terrorizer ranked Morbid Angel's 1989 debut Altars of Madness first in its list "Top 40 greatest death metal albums".

Dave Vincent Morbid Angel are evil personified. When I first heard 'Chapel of Ghouls' I felt so satanic that I had to shower in holy water and repent.

One of the best metal bands ever

Morbid Angel should be in Top Ten! Trey is Awesome!

Morbid Angel started blast beatsand gave us al those amazing albums, and yet so low? I don't understand.

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223 King Diamond King Diamond Kim Bendix Petersen, better known by his stage name King Diamond, is a Danish heavy metal musician. He is known for his extensive vocal range, usually sung in falsetto. King Diamond was originally known as the vocalist for Mercyful Fate, but has become notorious for his horror themed Concept albums more.

Never once did they made a bad album, in fact all are great, as they all show diversion riffs, atmosphere and solo work and every album has a great story. King himself is the greatest vocalist in metal and King Diamond is my favorite metal band. - Caleb9000

THE strongest voice in all of metal, he is just so good!

Theatrical, conceptual, and any band that has the great Andy La Roche in it is worth the price of admission alone. One of the most graceful guitarists of all time.

Personally (Marilyn Manson fans, please don't be offended) I love King Diamond way more than Marilyn Manson. At least Diamond doesn't parade around the stage naked, ever talk about rape, incest, or murder, use that vulgar language that Manson uses, or anything like that. Plus, his shows are more Halloween-esque than Satanic. Just saying'!

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224 Aurthohin Aurthohin Aurthohin is a Bangladeshi hard rock and metal band formed in 1998 by bassist, singer and songwriter Sumon. He is the only founding member still with the band . Aurthohin are known for their mix of melodic acoustic numbers and extremely heavy metal numbers in their albums often containing lots of bass more.

One of the best band ever I thought.

Underrated because they sing in bengali, but at least check out bassbaba sumon's bass solos, ibrahim's guitar solos and rafa's drumming. Even though you might not get it what those lyrics mean, but you will certainly get it what mindfreaks they are with instruments.

Bassbaba is simply awesome...! And Rafa has no body double yet. Unique and Aurthohin is what you r looking for

I won't call Nikrishto series a metal series. It's more likely punk. But they have metal songs. Pure metal. They went to prog metal from heavy metal. Especially with dual guitar works of Kamal and Shishir. They both extended their songs with metal solos. Multiple solos. - zxm

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225 Anathema

I'll dance with the angels to celebrate the holocaust

Wow how can people ignore all thede emotion all tgese feelings, these cavanagh brothers are just awesome...I don't know what to say anathema belings to top ten

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226 Annihilator Annihilator Annihilator is a Canadian thrash metal band founded in 1984 by vocalist, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, engineer, producer, mixer and mastering engineer Jeff Waters and former vocalist John Bates.

These guys belong in the top 20 for sure. What the Hell! Jeff Waters is a remarkable guitarist.

In my opinion the best live performances in the world and they are 287 people you have no idea what metal means...

I can't believe my eyes - this awesome band at #243? - Metal_Treasure

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227 Korpiklaani Korpiklaani

They put allot of music in their songs. I never knew metal could be played with such virtuosity.

Godlike, the music that animates every concert. Lets drink and enjoy

Power, Sympho, Gothic, and Folk metal people, know which top should they be. Talking about Folk... Where is Moonsorrow?

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228 Def Leppard Def Leppard Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement.

Really you think The Best should be down here. Terrible. You do not know and for goodness sake Van Halen is not a metal band

Van Halen aren't metal, but definitely Leppard are? I choose not to entertain that splitting of hairs. All Hail Cock Rock!

Love their music but with the exception of their first. Album, which was awesome, I wouldn't consider them to be metal

Definitely Leppard is far from metal. Their first album, sure, but they turned to hard rock/pop rock ever since

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229 Deathstars

I am completely pissed that Deathstars is this low on the list. I think they have earned to be higher on this list. They are honestly the best metal band I have heard. Everything that they put into their songs is perfection. The way the singer sings the songs and the sound of guitars is complete perfection. I have only started to listen to this band for a few months now and I have listened to all of their songs for a total of probably 24 hours. Cyanide is the best song ever made.

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230 Of Mice & Men Of Mice & Men

Please vote for this band if you love metal... N this band should be at least top 10

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231 Slapshock

Ya this band I consider metal although they sounds the same with the other contemporary american bands, still proud to be included in this category along with those monsters of rock.

Make that the first ever asian band to berform in Desert Rock festival in Dubai. - aeromaxx777

They are the only Philippine band who performed with Korn. Let's see if "Bamboo" band can do that. - aeromaxx777

One of the best on my opinion...
- ahzkhal

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232 Down Down Down is an American heavy metal supergroup that formed in 1991 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The band's current lineup consists of vocalist Phil Anselmo, guitarist Pepper Keenan, guitarist Bobby Landgraf, bassist Pat Bruders, and drummer Jimmy Bower.

Holy crap slipknot and linkin park on the list but no Down.
Nola is amazing.

Yes, weed smokers unite. Nola is excellent. A veritable, literal stoner rock supergroup.

233 Turisas Turisas Turisas is a Finnish metal band from Hämeenlinna. They were founded in 1997 by Mathias Nygård and Jussi Wickström, and named after an ancient Finnish God of war.

Absolutely the greatest metal band with their own sub genre! And all their albums are different so lot's of great songs, an brilliant song writing! Turisas deserves the first place!

Turisas are unique, down to earth, intelligent musicians with a great atitude off and on stage. The music is beautiful, epic and inovative. A lot of bands tend to do what already exists, but they always do something different and try to surprise us.

234 Tyr Tyr Týr is a Faroese heavy metal band. Their subject matter revolves almost entirely around Viking lore, mythology, and history, taking their name from the Norse god of law and justice.

Amazing band, deserves top 25 at the very least.

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235 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. V 2 Comments
236 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 more.

They're better than slipknot.

Why isn't mushroomhead on the list

This is an outrage!

Still in love

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238 Lordi

Maybe is heavy metal but metal is always metal

Most underrated band ever!

This band should at least be in top 20! They are the only metalband who wone one of music's greatest prizes, Eurovision!

239 Pain

I pain really deserve higher place in list, I don't know where, exactly, but 198th. is absolutely unfair

240 Deicide Deicide Deicide is an American death metal band formed in 1987 by bassist and vocalist Glen Benton and drummer Steve Asheim.

+5 for Glenn Benton naming his son after the anti-christ in the movie 'The Omen'. I'd kill to have an old man like that. Mine was THE Anti-Christ! Why do you think I like metal? And don't mention Stryper, either.

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