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161 Conflux
162 The Chariot

Awesome band, but they are punk not metal.

163 Atrox
164 Eluveitie Eluveitie

I LIKE THIS BAND'S EVERY SONGS... Welcome to the land of questions
Welcome to the isle of lore
Where the veil came crumbling down

There it all began, the germination
Unveiling a cryptic door
There it was revealed, hopes and aspirations
Unclosing an enthralled door

Escalate the sense
Enhancing to join the dawn

I close my eyes, Inis Mona
And reminisce of those palmy days
I moon o'er you, Inis Mona
As long as I breathe, I'll call you my home

20 years I have walked your barrows
Years of emulous youth
I followed the path of the wise

There it all was sown, the inspiration
Removing the seven seals
There it was revealed, enigma and freedom
Unclosing an unseen door

Best rhythm in the world! Best melodic music combination ever!

Inis Mona is probably the best song in the world and you say this band is No 133? Are you kidding me?

How on Earth they are #142. This is a fantastic band. They deserve place in Top 20.

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165 Van Halen Van Halen Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 until 1985, the band consisted of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony.

Really? All the way down here Van Halen is the king of guitar with out him there would be no tapping of metal VAN HALEN RULES ANYONE! - macrox16

Such a classic band. Should definitely be in the top 10

Anyone who smiles at you whilst delivering an explosive solo should go and play in Bieber's band.

Yes, with David Lee Roth in there, they were a rocking band. Too short-lived line-up.

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166 The Scorpions

Without a doubt my favorite metal band, and they also cross over into my hard rock list. The most material that will keep me rockin' for as long as I wish. Seen them many times.

Here I�'m rock you like a hurricane and I take a wind of changes but I still love you, always, so have many good things to love this band... And unforgettable show with Berlin Philharmonic orchestra.., the best in my point of view

Guys, this is a shame. They have been around long before most users of the internet were even born. - Prawnstar

The first metal band ever. Period.

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167 Avantasia Avantasia Avantasia is a German supergroup rock opera project created by Tobias Sammet, vocalist of the band Edguy.

are you serious big sound great song writing this has to be a lot higher

I never like metal before, but I became the great fan of metal after hearing the song, In my defense (Avantasia).

Probably one the best power metal bands! Nothing' more to say bout that.

Tobi is a modern composer of utter genius - Prawnstar

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168 King Diamond King Diamond Kim Bendix Petersen, better known by his stage name King Diamond, is a Danish heavy metal musician. He is known for his extensive vocal range, usually sung in falsetto. King Diamond was originally known as the vocalist for Mercyful Fate, but has become notorious for his horror themed Concept albums more.

Never once did they made a bad album, in fact all are great, as they all show diversion riffs, atmosphere and solo work and every album has a great story. King himself is the greatest vocalist in metal and King Diamond is my favorite metal band. - Caleb9000

THE strongest voice in all of metal, he is just so good!

Theatrical, conceptual, and any band that has the great Andy La Roche in it is worth the price of admission alone. One of the most graceful guitarists of all time.

Personally (Marilyn Manson fans, please don't be offended) I love King Diamond way more than Marilyn Manson. At least Diamond doesn't parade around the stage naked, ever talk about rape, incest, or murder, use that vulgar language that Manson uses, or anything like that. Plus, his shows are more Halloween-esque than Satanic. Just saying'!

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169 Saxon Saxon Saxon are an English heavy metal band formed in 1976, in South Yorkshire. As one of the leaders of the new wave of British heavy metal, they had eight UK Top 40 albums in the 1980s including four UK Top 10 albums and two Top 5 albums.

Yes, even I forgot about this band. I have one on vinyl, but that's it. I think they were there with Priest and Maiden, and they were very popular, but fell off the radar - for me at-least.

Seriously? On this list there aren't those masterpiece of metal?

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170 Ministry Ministry Ministry is an American industrial metal band founded by lead singer and only original member Al Jourgensen in 1981. Originally a new wave synthpop outfit, Ministry changed its style to industrial metal in the mid-1980s.

The mighty Al Jourgensen! Beast of a guitar player, and I loved his collaboration with Jello Biafra.

Ne of the moust important metal bands of 90"s

What?! The kings of death metal at 164?! This is a crime! New world order, stigmata, and Jesus built my hotrod are some of the best metal salbums bags ever created! Just take a listen to n.w.o and you’ll see what I mean.

171 Ensiferum Ensiferum

Ensiferum is at 292 this makes me want to cry they should be right up there with Amon Amarth if not higher songs like token of time, victory songs, lai la lai la hai, unsung heroes, warrior without a war, little dreamer, and guardians of fate are just some of their best songs. Easily one of the greatest Viking metal bands of all time.

Hell yes they shake the heavens

297? Ensiferum? Best Vikingmetal Ever!
Hear songs like: lai lai hei, hero in a dream and Guardians of fate

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172 Hatebreed Hatebreed Hatebreed is an American metalcore band from Connecticut, formed in 1994. They have released 7 studio albums to date, most recently The Concrete Confessional on May 13, 2016. Their musical style blends influences from hardcore punk and heavy metal; a prominent band within the hardcore scene, they have more.

Hatebreed were one of the new breed of so-called 'hardcore' metal bands, a term redefined after Minor Threat, Agnostic Front etc. became extinct. Also, there was absolutely nothing commercial about Metallica. They were the antithesis of commerciality, but success chose them, not the other way round. Sure, things have changed, but you must give credit where credit's due. Also, no Metallica no Hatebreed because although they're different styles, all the swift aggressive bands and sub-genres were born from the creators of thrash.

Great band, they should be on the list somewhere!

One of the best of power metals, they're simply insane. Should be on top 10, unlike Metallica overrated and commercialised.

This list is an absolute joke. Hatebreed's not even in the list. Undoubtedly and with pure dominance over 12 years, they are and should be number 1. enough said...

173 Havok Havok Havok is an American thrash metal band from Denver, Colorado. Formed in 2004, their members currently consist of David Sanchez, Nick Schendzielos, Pete Webber, and Reece Scruggs.

So underrated. Just listen to "prepare for attack.

These guys are the future of thrash

174 Hellyeah Hellyeah Hellyeah is an American heavy metal supergroup, consisting of Mudvayne vocalist Chad Gray, former Nothingface guitarist Tom Maxwell, bass player Kyle Sanders, guitarist Christian Brady and former Pantera and Damageplan drummer Vinnie Paul.

Hellyeah shouldn't be so low on the list

175 Falkenbach Falkenbach
176 Chimaira Chimaira Chimaira was an American heavy metal band from Cleveland, Ohio. Formed in 1998, the group was a notable member of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal scene.

I'm surprised to see chimaira is so low on the list I agree with most the comments about linkin park being above great hard metal bands such as chimaira and lamb of god.. The people who voted on this should kill themselves out of shame... Travis long

177 Evile Evile Evile are an English thrash metal band from Huddersfield, formed in 2004. The band's debut album, Enter the Grave, was produced by Flemming Rasmussen at Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark and was released worldwide in 2007 by Earache Records to critical acclaim by fans and critics alike.

The Horror! A band that likes Metallica might be influenced by them. What on Earth can make a human being influenced by something? There should be no DNA, no tastes, no acknowledgement whatsoever. If you are creative, and it isn't 100% original, then you do not deserve your place among us mere mortals.

Hey, throw a brick at the lead-singer, just like all the others who dislike this band. I bet you're the one's who own Trivium albums and conveniently forget how much they want to be like Metallica. Hypocrites.

Also, for the record, they don't sound much like Metallica anyway. 'Skull' is more Slayer than Metallica, and, wait for it...if you give them a chance, guess what? You just might like them. Horrific, I know.

The Great Band Ever!

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178 Satyricon Satyricon Satyricon is a Norwegian black metal band formed in Oslo, Norway in 1991 by vocalist Satyr and drummer Frost. The band's first three albums typify the Norwegian black metal style. Since their fourth album in 1999, the band has moved towards a more traditional heavy metal style.

Great new black metal band

179 Alesana

This band has some of the most annoying vocals ever.

It is the best metal band in my opinion

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180 Dissection Dissection Dissection was a Swedish extreme metal band. They formed in 1989 by Jon Nödtveidt and later disbanded in 2006, followed by Nödtveidt's suicide. Their sound is usually described as "melodic blackened death metal".
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