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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102 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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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."

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 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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106 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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107 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!

108 Delain
109 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!

I thought this list was about metal...

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110 Kamelot Kamelot Kamelot is an American power metal band from Tampa, Florida, formed by Thomas Youngblood and Richard Warner in 1991. The Norwegian vocalist Roy Khan joined for the album Siége Perilous, and shared songwriting credit with Youngblood until his departure in April 2011. On June 22, 2012, Youngblood announced ...read more.

Should be so much higher! The unique blend of power metal and Symphonic sets Kamelot so much farther above where they've been ranked on this list.

You have got to be kidding me?! This has got to be a joke! They have got to be in the top 25! - Raya

They need to beside sonata on the list it's a shame that they or so low at this time

Such a great band...

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111 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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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 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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114 Celtic Frost Celtic Frost Celtic Frost was a Swiss extreme metal band from Zürich. 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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115 Haste the Day
116 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.

117 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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118 Marduk Marduk Marduk is a black metal band from Norrköping, Sweden. The band formed in 1990 and released their first album in 1992. Their name is derived from the Babylonian god Marduk, patron deity of Babylon. V 1 Comment
119 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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120 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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