Best Metal Bands

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101 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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Not all of their music is perfect, and there are legit criticisms to some of their songs, but songs like Bloody Angel are just haunting to the core, and it may be my favorite song of the decade so far.

Definitely still an upcoming band. Full of energy, they're fantastic live. Fine musicianship as well. Conceptually a "freak show," they incorpate some very unusual, yet cool elements to both their music and live performances. Their producers once called them "relentless."

103 Celtic Frost Celtic Frost Celtic Frost was a Swiss extreme metal band from Z├╝rich. They are known for their heavy influence on extreme metal genres.

Even Kurt Cobain liked this band!

Whaaat Celtic Frost should be on the top 10, with Iron Maiden, Helloween, Rush, Manowar, and some others, just for being LEGENDARY BANDS in their genre!

Let me guess. You're in your mid-40s? Same here. Don't feel too bad that modern metal has taken over from these beasts. It's generational, that's all.

My favourite ever and forever

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104 Animals As Leaders Animals As Leaders Animals as Leaders is an American progressive metal band from Washington, D.C. It is composed of guitarists Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes along with drummer Matt Garstka, having been formed by Abasi in 2007. Their musical style has also been described as djent.
105 Equilibrium Equilibrium Equilibrium is a German folk metal band. The band's music combines elements of folk music, power metal, black metal and symphonic metal with various other influences.

One of my favorite folk metal bands of all time.

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106 Rob Zombie Rob Zombie Rob Zombie is an American heavy metal musician, film director, screenwriter and film producer. His career launched in 1985 when he formed the heavy metal band White Zombie. Following their breakup, he began a successful solo career. Zombie began directing in the early 2000s. His most famous movies are ...read more.

He is higher. I ran into him a few pages ago. I feel sorry for the individual running this thread. It's gone from a bonfire to a raging inferno, and is a great read to boot.

Rob must be higher!

Rob Zombie is amazing

What, 185 how is rob zombie not at least in the top 20

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107 At the Gates At the Gates At the Gates is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Gothenburg, and a major progenitor of the Gothenburg sound

Yes, you should say more. Still influential today, even though they stubbornly refuse to release material and just play live.

At the Gates should be in the top ten easily...i guess a lot of young people is voting crappy band here... - ischan

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108 Possessed Possessed Possessed is an American thrash/death metal band, originally formed in 1983 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Noted for their fast style of playing and Jeff Becerra's guttural vocals, they are routinely called the first band in the death metal genre. Possessed is the sometimes credited with being the first ...read more.

Death Metal's founding fathers are where they belong, hidden in obscurity - because if they were inside the top 20 all the other death metal bands who claim they're favourite death metal band are its founding father's, they'd be shuffle off obsequiously into the night.

I believe.'Seven Churches' was so heavy and evil that I couldn't purchase it. Parents suck!

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110 Sleeping with Sirens Sleeping with Sirens Sleeping with Sirens is an American Rock band from Orlando Florida. The band formed in 2009. SWS lead singer is Kellin Quinn

Seriously? These guys aren't even metal! Hell, they are barely even post-hardcore! When I think of Post-hardcore, I think of Fugazi, At the Drive-in and Alexisonfire. Great bands who made awesome music. Sleeping with Sirens however, are generic whiny scenecore for 12-16 year old girls and stupid emo kids listen to while they complain about how much their life sucks. Whiny lyrics? Check. Annoying prepubescent vocals? Check. Overly simplistic instruments that anyone could play? Check. Style over substance? Big check. Talent? Not checked.
Rant Over. Sleeping With Men (sorry if this comes across as homophobic) sucks AND swallows AND takes it in the ass as well. They just suck so much.

Awful band how they are so high is beyond me

Lol! You have inadvertently made me interested in this band, by systematically dismantling them. They might be so bad that they're good. All hail schlock metal!

Really, those guys are higher than Type O Negative? God, we're screwed. - Solariser

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111 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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112 Type O Negative Type O Negative Type O Negative was an American gothic/doom metal band formed in Brooklyn, New York City in 1989. Their lyrical emphasis on themes of romance, depression, and death resulted in the nickname "The Drab Four".

Absolutely unique, original and stunning. pure art, not just a part of some subculture

These guys are heavy, melodic and rule progressive metal.

Type O needs to be in the top 20...at least
they are better the many between this spot and the to 20

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113 The Devil Wears Prada The Devil Wears Prada The Devil Wears Prada is an American metalcore band from Dayton, Ohio, formed in 2005. It consists of members Mike Hranica, Jeremy DePoyster, Andy Trick, and Daniel Williams.

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA is a great heavy metal band. Mike vocalist and writer is great. James vocals and guitarist is great as well. Lyrics are symbolic and straight forward that sends meaningful message. They have been out for about 8 years but should be higher up on the list.

I saw these guys for three minutes when they opened for killswitch engage. Why three minutes? I went to take a dump.

This band is awesome. They deserve more...

Why so low!?!?! With Mike's vocals And Danny's double bass they should be higher!

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114 Between the Buried and Me Between the Buried and Me Between the Buried and Me is an American progressive metal band from Raleigh, North Carolina. Formed in 2000, the band consists of Tommy Giles Rogers, Jr.

Parallax II: Future Sequence is the new high-water mark for truly progressive metal. It is 72-minutes of brutality and diversity and technicality that in 10-years time, shall be regarded as the greatest concept progressive Death Metal album ever made. They own Opeth, Death, Cannibal Corpse, but almost every band on the planet, bar Metallica's epic first 5.

Get off of your computer, go to the nearest album store, find a copy of "Silent Circus" and "Colors" by Between the Buried and Me and get ready to have a new favorite band!

My goodness! This mighty thread has costs me so much money on eBay. Now The Great Misdirect is in my collection. 5-star band. 5-star thread. 0-star wallet.

What the...

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115 Motionless In White Motionless In White Motionless in White, often abbreviated MIW, is an American metalcore band from Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Unique... Rebel... Beautiful... OPEN YOUR MIND BEFORE YOUR MOUTH.

Everyone do you know what miw have done. They have risen from the bottom so quickly. They should be in the top ten by far

Needs 2 b # 1

They deserve 20th in the least

116 Haste the Day
117 Kalmah Kalmah Kalmah is a melodic death metal band from Oulu, Finland that formed in 1998. In less than a year after its formation, Kalmah was signed by Spinefarm Records.

Somehow, Kalmah are this low? Sweet Christ they are good. Easily my favourite band, and not just metal. Surprised that music by anyone else hasn't been banned and we all just listen to Kalmah.

Should be in top 20, By the way it's from my home city - Disturbedpotato

118 Helmet Helmet Helmet is an American alternative metal band from New York City formed in 1989. Founded by vocalist and lead guitarist Page Hamilton, Helmet has had numerous lineup changes, and Hamilton has been the only constant member. V 1 Comment
119 Twisted Sister Twisted Sister Twisted Sister is an American heavy metal band originally from Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, and later based in Long Island, New York.

I hate that people know their bigger hits but can't recognize their other amazing songs, or even who they are. So few people I know could remember their name, but all of them knew We're Not Gonna Take It. I guess some kids just weren't raised right. - dubsinthetubs

You think people didn't listen to 'I Wanna' Rock? '. Dee Snider filed his canine teeth to match that of a vampire's. That's how much money that guy has. I'm struggling to save money to wax my testicles.

201?! People, what's wrong with you? Just listen I Wanna Rock.

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120 Parkway Drive Parkway Drive Parkway Drive is an Australian metalcore band from Byron Bay, New South Wales, formed in 2003. As of 2015, Parkway Drive has released five full-length albums, one EP, two DVDs, a split album and one book, titled Ten Years of Parkway Drive.

How is Parkway Drive this low down! Easily the best metal band as they are so consistent. Every single one of their albums are excellent and they are awesome live. These guys brought me into the metal genre and I have never turned back. If you have never heard this band and are a fan of metal. I seriously recommend this band. You won't regret it!

Best Band to have ever created music, great aussie blokes who also tour around poverty stricken countries as well

I wonder why there are not Even in the list..!
Just Listen To Them They Are Awesome..
The Vocal, The Double Bass Drummer! Man Will Blow your Mind!

I also find that this group really has to be much more acknowledged... even on other lists out there - it's like if they didn't even exist...

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