Best Metal Music Producers


The Top Ten

1 Jason Suecof

I really enjoy a lot of the records he's produced. He's worked with lots of great metal bands like Trivium, All That Remains, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Deicide. - MetalFoREVer1228

2 Fredrik Nordström

He's worked with the best bands in Sweden and around there. He's worked with Arch Enemy, In Flames, Dimmu Borgir, and Opeth to name a few. - MetalFoREVer1228

3 Terry Date

Pantera. That is all. - MetalFoREVer1228

Work on Bring Me The Horizon is awesome

4 Adam Dutkiewicz

Done work with some of the best up-and-coming metalcore bands. He's produced for Killswitch Engage (obviously), Parkway Drive, The Acacia Strain, All That Remains, Shadows Fall, Unearth, and so on. - MetalFoREVer1228

5 Rick Rubin Rick Rubin Frederick Jay "Rick" Rubin is an American record producer and former co-president of Columbia Records.

Underrated And Rock isn't His Major

He's best known for his work with Slayer but he's worked with many other great bands like System of a Down, Danzig, AC/DC, Nine Inch Nails, and even some hip-hop artists like Public Enemy and LL Cool J. - MetalFoREVer1228

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6 Joey Sturgis

I like the way his albums sound. The drums especially, they sound really punchy. But anyway, he's worked with bands like Oceano, Miss May I and The Devil Wears Prada. I'm not a fan of his work with Asking Alexandria or any of those other bands, but his albums sound really good regardless. - MetalFoREVer1228

7 Mark Lewis

I believe he works with Suecof. He's worked with my 2 favorite deathcore bands, Whitechapel and Carnifex. He's also worked with Deicide, Dååth, God Forbid, and others. - MetalFoREVer1228

8 Machine

Not much is really known of him other than he's worked with the likes of Lamb of God, Suicide Silence, and Miss May I - MetalFoREVer1228

9 Ross Robinson

He's produced with some of the finest metal bands out there, including Sepultura, Soulfly, Slipknot, Machine Head and Korn. - MetalFoREVer1228

Korn, Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, Deftones, Sepultura, Soulfly, Machine Head and Fear Factory...
Great producer.

10 Andy Sneap

I like his preset on metal foundry and the quality control he has on the records

We want him for one maiden album

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The Contenders

11 Flemming Rasmussen

Produced Metallica's Ride The Lightning, Master Of Puppets, and... And Justice For All. He also produced Morbid Angel's Covenant.

Superb work with Metallica, and then broke all records (in my opinion) with By Inheritance.

Why Flemming Rasmussen isn't higher on this list is beyond me

12 Martin Birch

Must be in the top 3. Rising, Heaven and Hell, Machine Head, and Piece of Mind all have the best sound.

Machine Head, Heaven and Hell, The Number of the Beast, Rainbow Rising,
Need more? The Mob Rules, Long Live Rock 'n' Roll, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Made In Japan, all Maiden albums (1981-1992), Deep Purple In Rock, Fireball, Burn. Excellent producer.

The one and only...the best of 80s is PIECE OF MIND...Andy Sneap said that

13 Colin Richardson

Produced great albums with the likes of Machine Head, Bullet for My Valentine, Carcass, and Trivium. - MetalFoREVer1228

One of, if not the best metal(core) producer, Rise To Remain, Trivium, Bullet...

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14 Adam "Nergal" Darski
15 Erik Rutan
16 Misha Mansoor

Is a self-taught producer from Bethesda, Massachusetts. He has produced his own band Periphery, Haunted Shores, and even the technically acclaimed guitarist Tosin Abasi.

17 Adam "Nolly" Getgood
18 Scott Burns

Produced albums by Cannibal Corpse, Death, Napalm Death, Suffocation, Obituary, Sepultura etc. He knows how to make it sound heavy

19 Trent Reznor Trent Reznor Michael Trent Reznor, known professionally as Trent Reznor, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and film score composer. He is known for his intense music videos.

Not a metal producer. Though he did produce Antichrist Superstar and Portrait of an American Family which are metal albums.

20 Chris "Zeuss" Harris
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