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421 Accept Accept Accept is a German heavy metal band from the town of Solingen, originally assembled by former vocalist Udo Dirkschneider, guitarist Wolf Hoffmann and bassist Peter Baltes.

They are invencible on stage, their sound is amazing, their set list is perfect, and the performing is awesome. Shall be at the top behind Judas Priest. - JR

This band should be in the top 20. - Rambles

Yes! I like them, and Udo's vocal range is excellent.

Is it real or fake? UBELIEVABLE...

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422 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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423 S.O.D.

Lol! Yeah, it's hilarious, monstrous, definitely not politically correct, and an all-time classic. They did a sequel, 'Bigger Than The Devil', but the magic wasn't there.

March of the S.O. D at almost 200 are ya'll nuts?
Speak English or Die is so harsh it makes me want to punch my grandma in the face!

Lol! It's at 549 now. ATTENTION THREADMASTER: apart from the first 50-60 bands, would you mind flipping this thread around back to front, much like a Japanese comic book please?

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424 Suicidal Tendencies Suicidal Tendencies Suicidal Tendencies is an American crossover thrash band founded in 1980 in Venice, California by vocalist Mike Muir, who is the only remaining original member of the band. The band is often credited as one of "the fathers of crossover thrash".

Yes! Rocky George was a beast of a guitarist, Mad Mike wrote great lyrics, and when they crossed over, they created one of the best metal albums around, 'Lights, Camera, Revolution...'

Best band around... Back in the early 90's. Music is still great to listen to.

Suicidal Tendencies seriously deserve to be in the top 100 they are amazing and seeing Mike Muir's dedication and from where they went to playing in their kitchen to play in the biggest gigs in L. A is truly amazing, ST forever.

425 Earthshaker
426 Loudness

one of the greatest metal bands in japan like DEAD END, GASTUNK, 44MAGNUM, THE STALIN, etc - ronluna

Japanese metallers? If so, they had a great guitar sound way back when.

427 Gastunk
428 Heavenly
429 Dokken Dokken Dokken are an American metal band formed in 1979. They split up in 1989 and reformed four years later.

George Lynch was a perfect metal guitarist, and Don's vocals matched perfectly. Lynch Mob's 2 albums were great too.

Don's vocals and Jeff's chorus were perfect.

430 Stryper

This was a close tie between Stryper & Skid Row, and as good as Skid Row was they only had 2 classic albums, and then fizzled. Stryper had a few more, and the dual guitar leads, and great show antics did it for me. I saw Skid Row as well, and Stryper was better live.

Stryper is just some random Christian band, whose songs aren't even that great. Sure To Hell With the Devil is a pretty good song, but they're just another random glam rock band with no variety, with at least a hundred other artists that sound EXACTLY the same. - ElectricCorpseSlayer

These guys should be permanently left at position 666 for an eternity, and then some.

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431 Dimmu Borgir Dimmu Borgir Dimmu Borgir is a Norwegian symphonic black metal band from Oslo, Norway, formed in 1993. The name is derived from Dimmuborgir, a volcanic formation in Iceland, the name of which means "dark cities" or "dark castles/fortresses" in Icelandic, Faroese and Old Norse.

Dimmu makes Behemoth look like Hannah Montana. -

Want to break up the monotony of "metal" you hear all over today throw a track on Dimmu on and let the metal commence.

I'd give it to Hannah before Dimmu, provided it's legal.

Every single track they play gives me goosebumps 63 is nothing... They are the kings of death metal

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432 Hawkwind

Hey, Lemmy was there for a while, though I doubt I'd classify them as metal.

433 Finger Eleven
434 The Jam The Jam

Lol! British 70's punk. Leave this poor thread master alone. He already has his work cut out for him.

435 Europe Europe Europe is a Swedish rock band formed in Upplands Väsby, Stockholm in 1979 under the name Force by vocalist Joey Tempest, guitarist John Norum, bassist Peter Olsson and drummer Tony Reno.

Melodic, great lyrics, wonder guitar solos. This band did not was appreciate. Every one known their from one song which name is "Final Countdown". They have many cool songs, it is worth to lesson another their stuff. Example "Rock the Night", "Carrie", "Cherokee", "Wings of Tomorrow", Superstitious", "Open your heart".

Come on. This is the band that had the rock anthem the final countdown. Are you guys serious? 177? What is this? People don't know how to listen good music this days.

Ok, I'll dust off my spandex, throw a pair of socks down the front, buy some hairspray and lipstick, grab my cigarette lighter, and sing along with you, ok, Just between you and I though.

436 X

X is awesome but they aren't metal they are more punk

437 Blackmail
438 Airborne
439 30 Seconds to Mars 30 Seconds to Mars Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band consists of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević.

Their older songs are metal, in case you didn't know. Pretty good, actually.

30 seconds to mars is pop-rock, not metal. - Imreallyboredrightnow

I cannot understand how such a band is 77th, while Scorpions are 97th

440 Nightwish Nightwish Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and lead singer Tarja Turunen.

This is the best for me.
since the lyrics is not about evil, the concept is not about evil.
everything is great!

One of the best bands still going on in this decade. If you've never heard of them, look up their albums Once, Oceanborn, and Imaginaerum. They are such a creative band. They DEFINITELY deserve to be in the top ten. I'm not saying it's a crime if someone's not a fan of them, but more people need to look them up to begin with! Dark Chest of Wonders, The Pharaoh Sails to Orion, Devil and The Deep Dark Ocean, End of All Hope, Planet Hell, She Is My Sin, Ghost Love Score, The Phantom of the Opera (live versions), Storytime, Sahara, Scaretale, 7 Days to the Wolves, Ghost River, and Last Ride of the Day are just a selected few of their masterpieces. Not to mention they have some of the best songwriting of all time - the lyrics, which are heavily influenced by fantasy, are literally poetry, and that is no exaggeration.

BEST BAND EVER PERIOD! How they aren't in the top 10 at least I don't know fajpfjgjeprvgj slipknot ahead of them WHAT?

This should not be number 688 on this list
Should be top 50 if not top 25

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