Best Metal Bands

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101 Spiral Architect
102 Antim Grahan

Many of you may not have heard of Antim Grahan because its band from Nepal. But If you give a try and listen one of the song then the real metal lovers can not stop them from loving this band. Listen to their songs like FOREVER WINTER or 300 and you will know what I'm trying to say
-Nepali Metal Lover

Antim Grahan is a ultimate metal band. I would really like to thank this site because through this site, I discovered Antim Grahan and now I am proud to be one of the antim grahan fan...

Hell Yeah... Antim Grahan take metal genre to new level... Shame to all those people who call themselves metal lover and do not listen to Antim Grahan.

Forever 1 of the metal band. we love very much.

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103 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, 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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104 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 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!

105 Delain
106 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!

Whiny music for whiny teens

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107 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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108 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 least
they are better the many between this spot and the to 20

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109 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.

This band will go down in history, Colours is arguably the best album ever recorded. It is an insult this band isn't at least in the top 5 of this thread.

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110 Haste the Day
111 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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112 Kalmah

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.

113 Atreyu

Great covers and just superb songs listen and understand

Atreyu shouldn't be down this far, this is an outrage! Listen to them and you will em guaranteed. Korn is a messed up name for a band just saying. And cannibal corpse like which drongo named their band Cannibal corpse.

They should be in top ten. They bring post metalcore music into great georgeous thing to hear

Should be in top ten!

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114 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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115 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!

Why are they so far down? Parkway is EASILY up with Metallica and Megadeth in terms of skill and awesomeness.

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116 Babymetal Babymetal Babymetal is a Japanese metal idol band. Their line-up consists of Suzuka Nakamoto as "Su-metal", Yui Mizuno as "Yuimetal", and Moa Kikuchi as "Moametal".

These guys and girls should be at the top of this list. (444 as of this post) The backing group are some of the most talented musicians to come out of Japan or anywhere else, for that matter. The girls are unbelievable performers considering their age. The real magic happens at their live performances. They just rock! Go Su-Metal!

Their unique approach and various challenges to many types of metal music have created many opportunities to start listening to metal musics for younger generations, and they should be more popular for the future of metal music!

Unique and refreshing, though some like to write them off as a gimmick, over the years however they have proven that they are here to stay and are steadily gaining fans and respect, even in the sometimes harsh Metal community. Big names like Rob Zombie, Metallica and Rob Halford(Judas Priest) have expressed their support for this new phenomenon.

A refreshing take on Metal, helping to revitalize as well as breaking new ground as a new genre of Metal.

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117 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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118 Black Label Society Black Label Society Black Label Society is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California formed in 1998 by Zakk Wylde.

black label society is the metal band to end all metal bands. they are so awesome! I personally think that they picked up where black sabbath left off. and besides, zakk wylde is one of the best guitarists ever. his work with ozzy is amazing! - iron_sabbath123

I don't see why they aren't in the top 50, Zakk Wylde is one of the best guitarists and singers in metal.

Oh, dear. What can you say about Zak? He shreds, no doubt, but if you stood near him at a live show you'd be covered in so much saliva, beer, vomit...God! Throw Cavalera on stage with him and you'd find proof of The Missing Link.

Ok, they should be in the top 25 for sure why is avenged clitfold up there at number 8

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119 Insomnium Insomnium Insomnium is a Finnish melodic death metal band from Joensuu, Finland. The sound and lyrical themes of their music portray darkness, sorrow, loss, pain, and nature.

Bullet For My Valentine aren't metal? Since when? All they're albums are quality metal albums. Just because they have a broad repertoire doesn't mean they're not metal. Welcome to the 21st Century where bands now have the luxury of drawing from 20 genres instead one or two.

Half or more than half of the bands in this list aren't metal at all. Just look at names like Bullet for My Valentine : it's Melodic Metalcore. Guns 'n' Roses? In what world is that metal?

It's not popular band, but personally, I think it's one of the best melodic death metal in the world. Just listen to: Through the shadows, Inertia, Down with the sun.. Incredible

The lyrics from them are just amazing. if they weren't this good with music they'd surely be poets. their lyrics are breathtaking. So is the music. their songs are a musical journey. I don't believe why is band doesn't get the recognition it deserves. once you listen to insomnium there's no other band that you want to listen.

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120 Sepultura Sepultura Sepultura is a Brazilian heavy metal band from Belo Horizonte. Their first album, Morbid Visions presented a proto-black metal sound with Wagner Lamounier of Sarcófago. Sepultura's sound varies by the album, from thrash metal, groove metal, and even death metal.

This band is great... They have beautifull songs... They are simply awesome! Respect! :X ( they are more awesome than Bullet For My Valentine

One of the heaviest metal bands of the 90's After Max left who cares though.

These guys ( well when Max and Igor were there ) were the sh! T. From the slums of Brazil to Metal Gods. Arise, Beneath the Remains, Choas AD and Roots are all masterpieces

Pause... How the hell is Linkin Park, Disturbed, FFDP, Bullet for my Valentine and all those other fruity bands higher than the band that produced Schizophrenia, Beneath the Remains, Arise, Chaos A.D., and Roots all in consecutive order over only 10 years? it doesn't make sense... smh

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