Most Technical Metal Bands


The Top Ten

1 Dream Theater Dream Theater Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", only to change its name to Dream Theater later. more.

Great band. The complex song structures are a key factor in their music. They have some long songs too. I mean Octavarium is nearly a half hour long! Ha ^_^ - MetalFoREVer1228

2 Necrophagist Necrophagist Necrophagist is a German technical death metal band, founded and fronted by guitarist and vocalist Muhammed Suiçmez.

These guys have some really complex song structures. Fast drums, intricate guitar riffs, varied time signatures, etc. They're a great death metal band. - MetalFoREVer1228

3 Death Death Death was an American Death Metal band formed in 1983 by Chuck Schuldiner. Death is considered to be one of the most influential bands in heavy metal and a pioneering force in death metal. Its debut album, Scream Bloody Gore, has been widely regarded as the first death metal record, while the band's more.

They have technical drum work on Symbolic and Sound of Perseverance. Rest in peace Chuck Schuldiner. - MetalFoREVer1228

4 Opeth Opeth Opeth is a Swedish progressive death metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990 by David Isberg, who invited Mikael Akerfeldt into the band as a bassist. Isberg ended up leaving the band, which lead to Mikael becoming the band's vocalist, guitarist, principal songwriter, and driving force. Along with more.
5 Suffocation Suffocation Suffocation is an American technical death metal band that was formed in 1988 in Centereach, Long Island, New York, United States.
6 The Black Dahlia Murder The Black Dahlia Murder The Black Dahlia Murder is an American melodic death metal band from Waterford, Michigan, formed in 2001. Their name is derived from the 1947 unsolved murder of Elizabeth Short, often referred to as Black Dahlia.
7 Tool Tool Tool is an American progressive metal/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. more.
8 Divine Heresy
9 Behemoth Behemoth Behemoth is a Polish blackened death metal band from Gdańsk, formed in 1991. They are considered to have played an important role in establishing the Polish extreme metal underground.

I think it goes for behemoth :)..I mean they have got awesome structure for their songs..catchy guitar riffs, fast drumming beats and kick-ass solos..hear the guitar work in songs like Sculpting the throne of seth, Conquer all, slaves shall serve, Transmigrating Beyond Realms ov Amenti and Lucifer and their drummer is really awesome..and nergal has got awesome unique vocal style, but I can't deny that they use so much backing vocals from Orion in their songs... - nooreldeen

10 Capharnaum

I doubt that many have heard of this band. Really good band but only two albums. Fractured is very technical and cool. Check em out if you haven't. - MetalFoREVer1228

The Contenders

11 The Faceless The Faceless The Faceless is an American technical death metal band from the Encino neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.
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