Best Asian Metal Bands

The Top Ten
1 Artcell Artcell is a Bangladeshi progressive metal band formed in October 1999. According to The Daily Star, a leading English national daily, Artcell is "one of the leading bands of the country".

They are the face of Bangladeshi rock music. I feel proud that this band was born in our beloved homeland! Love and respect for them.

With only two solo albums and a few mixed albums, Artcell has won our heart. They are the best of the best.

Every single song is a masterpiece. They are hugely talented.

2 BABYMETAL Babymetal is a Japanese metal idol band. Their line-up consists of Suzuka Nakamoto as "Su-metal", Yui Mizuno as "Yuimetal", and Moa Kikuchi as "Moametal".

They are a breath of fresh air to the genre. They offer a diverse range of songs from different sub-genres of metal. People say they are a gimmick, but why would this gimmick last as long as it has today (seven years) and still be going strong, even being asked by other bands to perform for them as openers?

At the end of it all, they (Kami-Band, I think) have an excellent band backing the girls up. The girls are great at singing and bring life to their performance through their choreography and presence.

It's a gimmick, that's why they have become popular. They toured with Lady Gaga as an opening act, which doesn't speak metal. On the other hand, the band behind the girls is very good, and the girls can sing or growl. But first and foremost, the girls are cute. Babymetal is just a successful market product.

3 Abominable Putridity Abominable Putridity is a Russian slam death metal band formed originally from Moscow, formed in 2003. The band has released two albums; In the End of Human Existence and The Anomalies of Artificial Origin. They are one of the most popular brutal death metal bands to day. Abominable Putridity shares... read more
4 Boris Boris is a Japanese experimental band formed in 1992 in Tokyo and composed of drummer Atsuo Mizuno, guitarist/bassist Takeshi Ohtani and guitarist/keyboardist Wata, with all three members participating in vocal performance.
5 Mezarkabul Mezarkabul (formerly known as Pentagram) is a Turkish metal band formed by Hakan Utangaç and Cenk Ünnü.

First two albums, "Pentagram" and "Trail Blazer," are raw-thrashy, and later albums are more influenced by Turkish folk and heavy or power metal. Though "Anatolia" and "Bir" are also great albums, personally, I like "Unspoken" more. Check out "Lions in the Cage," "In Esir like an Eagle," "Unspoken," "For Those Who Died Alone."

One of the very few great metal bands to come out of Turkey. They are often confused with Pentagram due to their original name.

6 Katalepsy Katalepsy is a Russian slam death metal band from Moscow. They have released two split albums, one EP, two full length albums, and one demo. Katalepsy has established themselves as one of the most prominent acts in the Russian metal scene, and a popular band in the extreme metal underground.
7 Versailles
8 Crossfaith
9 Aurthohin Aurthohin is a Bangladeshi hard rock and metal band formed in 1998 by bassist, singer and songwriter Sumon. He is the only founding member still with the band. Aurthohin are known for their mix of melodic acoustic numbers and extremely heavy metal numbers in their albums often containing lots of bass... read more

They played lots of metal songs. In fact, some of their members were inspired by bands like Iron Maiden and Deep Purple. They never released a whole metal album, but each album contained some metal songs. And by metal, I meant pure metal genres like heavy metal, prog metal.

You have to understand, it's Aurthohin. You can make amazing songs with the bass guitar alone. I really hope Bassbaba gets well and blows our minds off!

10 Sabbat

This is the Japanese First Wave Black Metal band, not the more well-known British Thrash group.

The Contenders
11 Warfaze Warfaze is a Bangladeshi hard rock band.

Line Up:
Palash Noor (vocal)
Ibrahim Ahmed Kamal (Lead guitar),
Sheikh Monirul Alam Tipu (drums and percussion)
Samir Hafiz (Guitar),
Shams Mansoor Ghani (keyboards and vocals)
Naim Haque Roger (bass) .

Multiple changes have taken... read more

This is the best and a unique hard rock band. Ibrahim Ahmed Kamal is the greatest guitarist in Asia.

They have many great songs in both the metal and rock genres.

Best band from Bangladesh. They are the boss!

12 Tengger Cavalry
13 Powersurge
14 Cryptic Fate Cryptic Fate is a progressive metal band from Bangladesh formed in the early 1990s. They started out as a heavy metal band. Their first studio album, Ends are Forever, was released in 1995.

Their album Danob is a masterpiece. Older albums sound different, but true heavy metal fans will enjoy them.

15 The Nine Treasures

Folk Metal from Inner Mongolia. Throat singing is just one of the few things that make them one of the best folk metal bands in Asia.

16 Epidemia
17 Maximum the Hormone Maximum the Hormone (Japanese: マキシマム ザ ホルモン, Hepburn: Makishimamu Za Horumon) is a Japanese heavy metal band from Hachiōji, Tokyo. Their lineup has consisted of vocalist Daisuke-han, drummer Nao, guitarist Maximum the Ryo-kun, and bassist Ue-chan since 1999. Each member alternates... read more

Maximum the Hormone is the best band ever, let alone the best Asian metal band. You won't find a band that is cooler, funnier, heavier, writes catchier tunes, or is more interesting or inventive.

18 Vibe

The lyrics, man, they rock your heart!

19 Ningen Isu Ningen Isu is a Japanese heavy metal band. The name of the band is taken from the 1924 short story The Human Chair by Edogawa Rampo.

A very good heavy metal band that sometimes sounds like a progressive version of Black Sabbath.

20 Wolfgang Wolfgang is a Filipino rock band formed in January 1992 in Manila, Philippines. Wolfgang is notable for being the only Filipino rock band to release albums in Japan and the United States and for realizing Platinum record sales in their home country.

The best metal band in the Philippines.

21 Burgerkill

They are listed in the 50 best metal bands by Metal Hammer. They should be in the top 10, no, they should be in the top 3. Listen to the song named "Integral," "An Elegy," or "Tiga Titik Hitam."

22 Voodoo Kungfu
23 Gotsu Totsu Kotsu Gotsu Totsu Kotsu is a Death Metal band from Tokyo/Kantō, Japan. Formed in 2000, they released 3 full-length albums so far, which all had success in the underground scene, but are still very little known in the metal community. Their band name comes from the name of an ancient samurai, which they also... read more
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25 Yama Arashi
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