Top 10 Best Metal Music Producers

The Top Ten
1 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.

2 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.

3 Terry Date
4 Rick Rubin Frederick Jay "Rick" Rubin is an American record producer and former co-president of Columbia Records.
5 Adam Dutkiewicz Adam Jonathan Dutkiewicz is an American musician, recording engineer, songwriter, and music producer, best known as the lead guitarist and backup vocalist from Massachusetts metalcore bands Killswitch Engage, Aftershock, and Times of Grace.

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.

6 Martin Birch

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

7 Flemming Rasmussen

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

8 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.

He's a prodigy. He's very much further ahead than most people in the genre. Love his work with Asking Alexandria!

9 Mark Lewis
10 Machine
The Contenders
11 Scott Burns

A true legend. One of those who pushed metal production forward and whose legacy can be heard in many modern death metal producers' sound.

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

The best and legendary Death Metal producers.

12 Ross Robinson

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

13 Andy Sneap

What is Andy Sneap doing below the Top 10? Sharpest producer in the business, in my opinion.

I like his preset on Metal Foundry and the quality control he has on the records.

14 Justin Paul Hill

The underdog of the metal production scene. His mixes always sound huge.

15 Adam "Nolly" Getgood

The sheer amount of clarity and punch in his mixes is ridiculous.

16 Colin Richardson

A true pioneer of the genre, deserves to feature at least in the top three. Every one of his records sounds amazing and completely individual.

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

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

17 Bob Rock Robert Jens "Bob" Rock is a Canadian musician, sound engineer, and record producer best known for producing rock bands and music artists such as The Tragically Hip, Aerosmith, The Cult, Bon Jovi, Mötley Crüe, 311, Metallica, Our Lady Peace, Bryan Adams, The Offspring, Michael Bublé, Black Veil Brides... read more
18 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.

19 Nick Raskulinecz
20 Adam "Nergal" Darski
21 Erik Rutan

Has a really fine balance between the record sounding too sterile (hello, Andy Sneap) and too raw and underproduced. His work on Cannibal Corpse and Hate Eternal albums is simply flawless.

22 Will Putney

Produced some great albums in recent years and plays in a great band.

23 Kurt Ballou
24 Chuck Schuldiner Charles Michael "Chuck" Schuldiner (1967-2001) was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known as the founder and vocalist, guitarist and bassist of the American heavy metal band Death. He is considered the most influential figure in Death Metal, with some publications referring to Chuck... read more
25 Chris "Zeuss" Harris

Just keeps popping up on great records. Some of the best modern metal came straight from Planet Z!

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