Best Modern Traditional Heavy Metal Bands

The Top Ten

1 Ghost Ghost is a Swedish heavy metal band that was formed in Linköping in 2008. Ghost consists of 5 masked instrumentalists, known as The Nameless Ghouls, and a demonic anti-pope known as Papa Emeritus. They have released 4 studio albums, 1 live album and 2 EPs. Each album brings in a new version of Papa more.

Modern traditional heavy metal. What an awful genre name. - Alkadikce

2 The Sword
3 Icarus Witch Icarus Witch is a heavy metal band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, formed in 2003 by bassist Jason Myers.
4 Acid Witch
5 Sister Sin Sister Sin was an "old-school metal" band from Gothenburg, Sweden. The band released four full-length albums, with the most recent Black Lotus released October 27, 2014. Sister Sin toured in Europe and North America with bands such as Slayer, King Diamond, Lordi and In This Moment before splitting in more.
6 Cauldron
7 Enforcer

My favourite band of all time.

I wouldn’t change a note of ‘Diamonds’, greatest album ever recorded!

8 Priestess
9 Primal Fear Primal Fear are a German metal band formed in 1997 by Ralf Scheepers and Mat Sinner. They play heavy metal, power metal and speed metal. Primal Fear remind of Judas Priest but Primal Fear are faster and heavier. They use twin (dual) lead guitars. Ralf Scheepers voice reminds of Rob Halford.

Excellent band that sounds pretty much like a heavier and updated Judas Priest. Besides traditional heavy metal, they play power metal and speed metal (equal portions of these 3 subgenres).
Songs: Strike, All For One, Diabolus, King For A Day, The Man (That I Don't Know), Rebel Faction. - Metal_Treasure

Pure heavy metal... They're Underrated as hell..
They deserved more than they got

10 Holy Grail

The Contenders

11 Striker
12 Omery Rising

Great band, really. If you don't know them, go to YouTube or spotify or bandcamp, etc. and listen to Metal Holocaust/Warzone and Sea of Dreams. They are an amazing underground band that encapsulates the essence of old, Number of the Beast-era metal. I hope they become more popular. - Songsta41

13 Iced Earth Iced Earth is an American heavy metal band from Tampa, Florida. It was formed in 1985 under the name Purgatory by guitarist and main songwriter Jon Schaffer and original drummer Greg Seymour.

Intense and powerful

14 Night Demon
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