Best Metal Bands

The Contenders: Page 5

81 Mayhem Mayhem Mayhem is a Norwegian black metal band formed in 1984 in Oslo, regarded as one of the pioneers of the Norwegian black metal scene.

Metal was supposed to be hard, all these bands are so soft. Mayhem is one of the only real metal bands on this list. Honestly all the other bands talk, but mayhem did, and still does. Real metal is mayhem.

I miss dead. I guess he would have wanted to go out that way though. One of my most favorite bands of all time.

I'd comment on this, but I like my life, my head attached to my shoulders, and my place of residence too much.

The most satanic band ever xDDD - Disturbedpotato

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82 Napalm Death Napalm Death Napalm Death are a British grindcore/death metal band formed in Meriden, West Midlands, England, in 1981. While none of its original members remain in the group, the lineup of vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway, bassist Shane Embury, guitarist Mitch Harris and drummer Danny Herrera has remained consistent ...read more.

Lol! So they're fans now scream in falsetto unison at their live shows, like King Diamond?

Pure grind. This band have kicked asses so many times that they're fans got castrated.

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84 Dethklok Dethklok Dethklok is both a virtual band featured in the Adult Swim animated program Metalocalypse and a real band created to perform the band's melodic death metal music in live shows. Both bands were created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha. ...read more.

Although it was started on a T.V. show, the level of talent show by the band is greater the most on this list. Gene Hoglan, is one of the best metal drummers ever, and Brendan Small is an extremely good guitarist, together they create the MOST METAL MUSIC EVER.

This is the greatest Death Metal band I've ever heard of. They take everything which is brutal and make it into a song. For example, when the world needs a song about mass mermaid murder, they're there to make it real. Not only that, but the riffs in their songs will rock (or metal) your world when you hear them.

What can I say dethklok like gives me the adrenaline no other music gives me it makes me mad and happy at the same time, also I love lifting weights to their bad ass riffs and lyrics. Dethklok kicks ass.

I am Doctor Rockso the Rock n Roll clown! I'm here to say I DO COCAINE!

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85 Suicide Silence Suicide Silence Suicide Silence is an American deathcore band from Riverside, California. Formed in 2002, the band has released four full-length studio albums, one EP and eleven music videos.

Suicide Silence is not metal. They're also absolutely awful, I took a dump yesterday and it sounded better than their music.

Why is everybody hating on these guys? Sure they ain't the best but come on they're not complete crap. Why don't you hate on something more deserving like Bring Me The Horizon.

The pole mitch hit was heavier and more metal then him

Why do you say deathcore isn't metal? I can understand disliking it, but you can't say it's not metal. lol - IslanD

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86 Amorphis

Amorphis is the best group in dark and doom metal. I love the singer of this group Toni.

I am a huge fan of all the top bands here. Metallica, Iron maiden etc. Even the high ranked metalcore like Avenged Sevenfold and Bullet For My Valentine and the progressive metal of Dream Theater is simply wonderful. However one of my musician friends introduced me to Amorphis and that's where I found folk metal.

Since then Amorphis has captivated me unlike anything else. The musical melody while preserving the acute skillset, energy and roar of metal is simply amazing. Try a few songs by Amorphis. Sampo, Silver bride and My Kantele are just a few gems. Personally I hold this band at par with all the greats I mentioned before. I'm sure that once you try out their music, you will come back and give this amazing (Arguably one of the finest) band a well deserved vote. - Skymoon22

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87 Periphery Periphery Periphery is an American progressive metal band based in Washington, D.C., formed in 2005. They are known for their heavy, progressive sound which employs poly-rhythmic patterns and soaring melodies.

I tried my best with this mob, and the production values are great, the vocalist is great, the musicianship is great, and the songwriting is great. But yet, they suck! Why? Because they're like the Justin Bieber of metal. It's so saccharine and sickly that I can see more techno fans attending their shows than metal fans.

One of the best guitarists on the planet at the moment with some of the best phrasing I've heard in a long while. Massively proficient and all around better than most of the bands above on this list.
Not only is Bulb ridiculously talented himself, his production skills are second to none in the industry having worked on the first Animals As Leaders album and the new Veil Of Maya album.

So excited to see these guys live next month! All the members are so ridiculously talented (being a drummer, I now look up to Matt Halpern as a major influence) and their songs are so fantastic, melodic, heavy and enjoyable! Check out Scarlet, Alpha, Make Total Destroy and Icarus Lives if you wanna get started on them!

What I can't believe is that there are bands such as AC/DC, Bon Jovi etc ahead of bands like this. They are also great bands, I agree I listen to them myself but explain to me how they are metal, they are rock guys.
Anyway Periphery are great, listen to so many songs try, Insomnia, Make Total Destroy, Scarlet, Buttersnips etc its true Djent and Prog Metal!

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89 Sabaton Sabaton Sabaton is a power metal band from Falun, Sweden formed in 1999. The band's main lyrical themes are based on war and historical battles.

Many metal bands are good, but Sabaton is great because they teach you history. Most of their songs are about the history from 15 century to nowadays. Also they play well, it's another reason to choose this band.

They are way too low there. Sabaton MUST be on the, at least, top 25. They are one of the better known ones, and 40:1 is great. I'm actually Polish.

Seen them live 3 times at Sabaton Open Air and they're hilarious and great at catching the audience and that they sing about actual battles and people make me get goosebumps.

I don't have to study history too much, I can listen to Sabaton. Also they have lot of powerful songs...

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90 GWAR GWAR Gwar, often styled as GWAR, is an American heavy metal band formed in Richmond, Virginia, United States, in 1984, composed of and operated by a frequently rotating line-up of musicians, artists and filmmakers collectively known as Slave Pit Inc.

Awesome band. Made funny songs with heavy riffs and broke the barrier of punk, thrash, metal and speed metal. Should be in the top 25

I agree! Piledriver did a similar thing, though GWAR outlived them. I chuck 'em on every now and again.

Codename: Kids Next Door brought me here.

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91 Death Angel Death Angel Death Angel is an American thrash metal band from Daly City, California, initially active from 1982 to 1991 and again since 2001. Death Angel has released seven studio albums, two demo tapes, one box set and two live albums.

These guys belong in the top 10 for sure (but I put them in the number one spot). Even when they were teenagers on their debut album them blew most of these other bands away. - jimocracy

Here! Here! A 16 year-old drummer on one of the finest thrash debuts in 'The Ultraviolence'. Progressive thrash with 'Frolic Through The Park', and knocked it out the park with 'Act III'. Only tragedy stopped them in their tracks. Like early Metal Church, they could have been anything...

Death Angel doesn't get the respect the deserve. Their a really good band that came out of the Bay area Thrash scene and their last album Relentless Retrubution is awesome. Ultra Violence, and Act I are trash classics in my opinion and Death Angel needs to be shown a little more love.

Bull that they aren't in the top 25. Rob is super fast and their newest album was so fast and complex that they should be fully redeemed by now.

92 Underoath Underoath

These guys definitely deserve to be higher on this list

Underoath did actually have a good album called Cries of the Past, before they became that godawful, non-metal, whiny band we know them as today. But one good album does not equal a good band.

Heck they are #1 in my opinion. Sooo cool. Aaron Gillespie is an awesome drummer

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93 Orphaned Land

They are the only SPECIAL band in this list

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94 Crossfaith

A criminally underrated band along with Another Story - Gamarax537

95 Spiral Architect
96 Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin is a American post-grunge/alternative metal band formed in 1998. The bands members all changed in the time between 2010 to 2014, with the exception of Ben Burnley (Vocals). The Ex-Members included Chad Szeliga (Drums), Aaron Fink (Guitar) and Mark Klepaspi (Bass). ...read more.

Amazing band... So underrated its sad. Each song is great, hope they get off hiatus. Good luck Ben

I wish people heard more of breaking benjamin. There is nothing quite like their music and bejnamin burnley is an amazing singer.

I LOVE this band! Ben has an AWESOME voice and I can't help but LOVE his screams! Very talented!

They should've been in top 50.

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97 KISS KISS Kiss is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and the band's original manager, Lew Linet.

I would have a gang bang with all of them

KISS is one of the best bands in the world to ever-come out of heavy metal, ever be on stage, rock the world and change the lives of millions with a loud and proud legacy of shock rock, merchandise and the hottest show on earth!

I have all the Kiss cards with bubblegum in them. Lol. Definitely a marketing machine but better yet, they backed it up musically.

No, there music is generic and they're only successful because of the makeup and on stage gimmicks.

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98 Epica Epica Epica is a Dutch symphonic metal band, founded by guitarist and vocalist Mark Jansen after his departure from After Forever.

One of the best fantasy-metal bands out there.. Should be a lot higher in this list!

Symphonic metal is my favorite type out of all the metals. epica and nightwish should both be in the top 15

Hey, let's throw the letter A at the end of a your band name and you can match it with the best, Metallica.

Such an underrated band... They are the best!

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99 August Burns Red August Burns Red August Burns Red is an American metalcore band from Manheim, Pennsylvania. Formed in 2003, the group began their first performances while a majority of the members were attending their senior year of high school, and soon began playing shows around Lancaster, before being signed to CI Records. Afterwards, ...read more.

This band has more talent in one of the members fingers than most of the top bands do total. These guys are what metal is all about

Best ever metal songs are here...don't know why its on 86th place..Songs leveler, back burner, marianas trench, composure, white washed are so energetic...and their new album RESCUE AND RESTORE chanceless complete metal I ever heard.

The Best Metalcore-Band ever. Their Songs are very good!

Christian metal band :) rocks

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100 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture ...read more.

The old linkin park yes, Hybird Theory and Meteora are awesome. However there latest stuff I wouldn't call metal.

Linkin Park is not exactly metal but they are a good band! I enjoy their music very much even though some of my favorite bands are Death, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Meshuggah, Immortal, Kataklysm, Agalloch etc. I don't know why some so called "metal elitist" bash and hate Linkin Park? Chester and Mike Shinoda are really talented.

Linkin Park is the perfect combo of Hip-hop and Rock (Rock and Rap -Mike Shinoda). However, it also has an amazing metal element to it that still remains in their new albums everyone complains about. (Victimized, Lies Greed Misery... ) Without Chester, this band wouldn't be on this list. This band is first on the alternative rock list. Nirvana is a good second place winner though. :P

They aren't and never were metal

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