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121 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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122 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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123 Korpiklaani Korpiklaani

They put allot of music in their songs. I never knew metal could be played with such virtuosity.

Godlike, the music that animates every concert. Lets drink and enjoy

Power, Sympho, Gothic, and Folk metal people, know which top should they be. Talking about Folk... Where is Moonsorrow?

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124 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

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126 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

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128 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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129 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.

130 Abbath Doom Occulta Abbath Doom Occulta
131 Living Colour Living Colour Living Colour is an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1984. Stylistically, the band's music is a creative fusion influenced by heavy metal, punk rock, funk, jazz, hip hop and alternative rock.
132 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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133 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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134 Mercyful Fate Mercyful Fate Mercyful Fate was a Danish heavy metal band from Copenhagen, formed in 1981 by vocalist King Diamond and guitarist Hank Shermann.

Why are Mercyful Fate not even on the first page? They should at the VERY least be in the top 20.

We know that This website isn't trust worthy at all either by judging from the fact that Avenged Sevenfold is at the top 10 & mercyful fate is the top 229th or that dio is the 22nd

Look, this site is old school, hence Metallica, Slayer, Sabbath, Priest, Megadeth inside the top ten. Mercyful Fate only released 2 official albums and a couple of rare ep's. That doesn't mean they're not better than some inside the top ten-or-twenty, but when you're old school you have to grin and bear it.

Very underrated! - htoutlaws2012

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135 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.

Voted not because Sodom is the best but they don belong to 135

Sodom is epic band. Why it is 207?

136 Skillet Skillet Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.
137 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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138 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

139 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

140 Deathgaze

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

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