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121 Deicide Deicide Deicide is an American death metal band formed in 1987 by bassist and vocalist Glen Benton and drummer Steve Asheim.

+5 for Glenn Benton naming his son after the anti-christ in the movie 'The Omen'. I'd kill to have an old man like that. Mine was THE Anti-Christ! Why do you think I like metal? And don't mention Stryper, either.

122 Scar Symmetry Scar Symmetry Scar Symmetry is a Swedish metal band from Avesta in Dalarna County, Sweden, formed in 2004. The band has released six albums, with seven released singles.

Probably, no they're the best melodic death metal band to exist. Christian Alevestam is one of, if not the best metal singer out there, along with their guitarists who can easily put Metallica to shame. And lyrically is where they excel the most. Unlike most metal bands that want to make their music about anger and hatred SS writes songs about scientific theories, physical anomalies, pantheism, and much more. 351 is a definite insult, they should be at least in top 10.

Scar Symmetry is poppy garbage and a disgrace to melodic death metal

123 Ark
124 Kataklysm Kataklysm Kataklysm is a Canadian death metal band. They call their musical style "northern hyperblast" after an advertisement in M.E.A.T.

And doesn't have all the "writing" that you get for cracking pleather in your car.

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125 Abbath Doom Occulta Abbath Doom Occulta
126 Devil You Know

I have The Devil You Don't hand cannon from the Xbox 360 version of Destiny. It's rarer than the vinyl version of the Creeping Death single.

127 Fear Factory Fear Factory Fear Factory is an American heavy metal band that was formed in 1989. During the band's career, it has released nine full-length albums and has evolved through a succession of styles, including industrial metal, death metal, groove metal, and thrash metal.

Fear Factory is definitely the best metal band. They were partially responsible for the development of several major subgenres in metal today such as industrial and death metal. Few bands can change their style and sound like FF and still maintain who they are as a band; most bands that try end up alienating their original fan base in the end. And to add to the heavy music, a number of their CDs play into a detailed concept-scheme which is both refreshing and interesting.

By far, Fear Factory is one of the most underrated Metal bands out there. I'm not sure if it's because they haven't fit into a neatly defined category of metal, but certainly when you look at 1995's Demanufacture, you can hear the genius of getting Rhys Fulber to mix the album and participate as the unncredited 5th member of the band.

Fear Factory has also not been content to stand pat; they've taken risks, and experimented when they could have churned out the same stuff over and over again, If you haven't taken a moment to listen to Fear Factory, give them a whirl. I mean, when Black Sabbath wishes they could play with Fear Factory, they've gotta be doing something right!

Soul of a new machine. Full of Innovation. A masterpiece. The Self immolation Remix pulled me through so many years and simply was a precious source of energy. I can only thank Burton, Dino and the band for their amazing work.

Demanufacture is one of the greatest metal albums of all time.

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128 Rhapsody (Rhapsody of Fire)

The most epic and brilliant band in all of heavy metal. Kings of power metal and one of the few non-disastrous attempts to truly fuse classical forms of music and heavy metal. The first two Rhapsody albums represent the band's classic signature sound and the pinnacle of power metal, while the last two full Rhapsody (of Fire) albums represent a by and large successful move to a more refined and modern sound. A few albums in between fell short, but records like Power of the Dragonflame are undoubted power metal classics.

Love this band! One of the best power metal bands ever! My favorite song is Dawn of Victory - Doggelito98

Probably one of the cheesiest bands ever, but in a really good way.

Luca and Fabio are gone. RIP - Prawnstar

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129 Sodom Sodom Sodom is a German thrash metal band from Gelsenkirchen, formed in 1981. They have gone through many line-up changes, leaving bassist vocalist Tom Angelripper as the only constant member.

Because we're older fans of a genre and generation that witnessed the birth of Punk and Thrash and Death and Black. How many kids know about this stuff? Not many.

Sodom is epic band. Why it is 207?

130 DevilDriver DevilDriver DevilDriver are an American heavy metal band from Santa Barbara, California, formed in 2002, consisting of vocalist Dez Fafara, guitarists Mike Spreitzer and Neal Tiemann, bassist Diego "Ashes" Ibarra and drummer Austin D'Amond.

DevilDriver is pretty damn good, but I think the reason they're all the way down here is because there pretty unheard of, they may not be the heaviest, but they have amazing voice and instrumentals

I guess the most people who gonna call herself a "metal Head" are listening to nu metal. The gay art of metal.

This is the true!

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131 Nile Nile Nile is an American technical death metal band from Greenville, South Carolina, United States, formed in 1993. Their music and lyrics are inspired by Ancient Egyptian/Near Eastern mysticism, history, religion, and ancient art, as well as the works of H.P. Lovecraft.

Come on guys. Nile's one of the best tech death bands out there. Karl is a virtuoso

132 Revocation Revocation Revocation is an American technical death metal band from Boston, Massachusetts founded by guitarist and vocalist David Davidson, bassist and vocalist Anthony Buda and drummer Phil Dubois-Coyne in 2000. Originally known as Cryptic Warning, the band changed its name to Revocation in 2006. Revocation more.

This bands has very unnoted talent. A fusion of Thrash Metal and Technical Death Metal with even some Progressive Metal influences. They are worth checking out.

My cousin says that revocation is the best band ever. But um, nobody else knows about them. They kind of suck - heavymetalrocker777

133 Deathgaze

Seriousely the best Japanese metalcore band. Metalcore isn't metal, but Bon jovi or Nirvana arę there so...

134 Borknagar
135 Gates of Ishtar Gates of Ishtar
136 Green Carnation Green Carnation
137 Razor Razor Razor is a Canadian thrash metal band formed in 1984 at Guelph, Ontario. The group shot music videos for songs such as "Evil Invaders", "Shotgun Justice", "American Luck", and "Sucker for Punishment".
138 Automatic Loveletter
139 Byzantine
140 Katatonia Katatonia Katatonia is a Swedish metal band formed in Stockholm in 1991 by Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström. The band has released nine studio albums spanning the course of three decades, and their tenth studio album, The Fall of Hearts was released on May 20, 2016.

It's hard to keep re-iterating this, but apart from the generation-spanning greats like Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Maiden, Sabbath etc. You'll notice how the list gets better and better as you go. It's a generational issue, and this is not a Miss Universe pageant, and this thread is also a great tool for educating the younger generation on bands they aren't aware of. If 20 kids dig Katatonia after reading this then I say good.

What in the world? If you people don't think that Katatonia is good then you obviously don't know great music. Honestly? I am very appalled at this. It makes absolutely no sense for them to be this low.

Yes! My word these depressing giants are good. 'The Great Cold Distance' is fantastic - 'July' particularly.

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