Most Technical Heavy Metal Bandstechnicalbrutaldeath List and vote on what you think are the most technical heavy metal bands. I'm only going to give A few of examples (I'm not even going to choose the most difficult songs by them and I'm not going to choose the most technical bands I know either... I want YOU to blow me away. ) Any form of Metal.
There will more than likely be A massive gap between musicians on this top 10 list (and it will probably be out of order, this IS NOT by accident)... why you may ask... well again I'm hoping the VIEWERS will fill in the blanks. If I wanted to show the most technical bands/artists I knew... there'd be nothing but technical death metal, neo-classical metal and blues shred bands/artists on this list (I still plan to have A few. ) all of them would sound almost exactly the same as brain drill, ygwnie malmsteen and Joe satriani and trust me there's more than you'd think (especially tech death bands... there's hundreds of thousands that have poped up in the last couple of years.).
I'm happy for YOU to put these bands on this list as they do make up the majority of the most technical heavy metal artists but I'm leaving that for you. This list is not about "feeling" or "how good it sounds" it's about pure technicality.
There are rules though, you can't choose A band based on ONE SONG, the band/artist has to be A technical band/artist in general. So no one off sped up youtube videos.
Please re frame from putting bands like Metallica, Pantera, slipknot, slayer, megadeth or the spice girls on here, They're all good and all haha but this is A list of the MOST TECHNICAL BANDS, not your favourite bands.
The Top Ten
Each instrumentist in the band is the best on what he does on the entire planet. That's enough to describe them.
Definitely not the most technical metal band - I guess they are at #1 because they are popular. - Metal_Treasure
Technically absolutely brilliant. All 3 of them.
Not the best band out there, but they are technical grand masters.V 2 Comments
The pinnacle of technical death metal
These guys definitely by the end of it won't be anywhere near the most technical band on the list but they are quite different to brain drill and again I'm hoping you will fill the gaps. - technicalbrutaldeath
Ah Brain drill often criticized for their lack of songwriting ability. Keep in mind just how difficult it would be to come up with an entire album let alone multiple albums playing this many notes in A song (their title track of their second album goes for 16 minutes. ) without repeating riffs or dumbing down your music. It's more difficult than one might think (even for talented players. ) - technicalbrutaldeath
Cacophony and Becker was tech as hell!
Tech death supergroup blotted science. With members from bands like watchtower and spastic ink, hate eternal and obscura. Very complex band in general most of their music is quite technical, extremely fast at parts but always complex.
You might be wondering why some of the bands on this list are slower... as I've already stated I'm putting A bunch of bands As A base purposely skipping the majority of ultra speed tech groups (not because I think they have "no feeling" or "aren't music" but because then you're just voting and not truly engaging with this. I want you to fill in the blanks.
Anyway another reason is All of the slower bands I'm choosing are quite technical, they're not like Metallica or megadeth who usually play mid-fast paced simple riffs in A repetitive fashion. These bands generally play quite complex songs that have little repetition and that's the point. The most "Technical" and Technicality is A mixture of SPEED and COMPLEXITY. - technicalbrutaldeath
They are the most technical band I've ever heard. And their sound is so technical.
I made a list about them and you need to play only 2-3 song samples to be convinced - Top 10 Blotted Science Songs - Metal_Treasure
I would put Vektor too, dunno, Sacred Reich, Nuclear Assault probably pops in mind because of being fan of them, but Vektor definitely.
Definitely no where near as technical as the above artists BUT these guys deserve A mention. Easily one of the most technical thrash metal bands (especially in the 80s) other than the likes of "watchtower" who are probably one of if not the only 80s thrash band who competed with these guys. - technicalbrutaldeath
Choir Of Spirits
Need I say more
These songs are great but they aren't Obscura's most technical songs. These 3 are on their softest end. - Metal_Treasure
Fast and technical with jaw-dropping virtuosity and very intelligent songwriting.
Lists to check out:
Top 10 Songs on Obscura’s Cosmogenesis
Top 10 Songs on Obscura’s Omnivium
Best Songs On Obscura’s Akróasis
Top 10 Songs On Obscura's Diluvium - Metal_Treasure
I was SO tempted to put morbid angel's 1986 DEMO on here (hahah it's basically A long guitar solo with vocals on it... and some drums. ) for A joke. Not because it isn't technical... because it is still quite complex but compared to A lot of the Neo-classical shred musicians obviously doesn't compare. - technicalbrutaldeath
Yngwie is the neoclassical metal god and his playing is really technical
try to listen to his four first album especially the first one which is highly technical and progressive
lots of shredding and signs changing,sweeping,arpeggios,and lots of notes played in a tight way...
yngwie brought a new whole genre to metal and even blew away Van Halen back then
he deserves to be in the top 5 at least
Songs: Schizos (I & II), Human Insecticide, Imperiled Eyes, Ultra-Motion, Alison Hell.
Yes, I agree with you on the definition of ‘technical’ (speed + complexity). I took into account namely this combination while comparing Annihilator and Coroner, and gave preference to Annihilator. - Metal_Treasure
As the lead guitarist is influenced by chuck their riffs and solos are the best I love this band
A quite technical band, not as fast as many of these others but extremely complex.
Their older songs were A lot faster and more "technical" than their newer material but lacked melody and had almost no leads. - technicalbrutaldeath
A very good band. - Metal_Treasure
I know I said I wasn't going to add many technical death metal bands but the reason I chose this one is because they are NOT an "ultra-technicaldeathwankery" band. - technicalbrutaldeath
They deserve to be on here. Very skillful and technical, and fast and brutal. They are like a licensed surgeon gone serial killer. - Metal_Treasure
While somewhat obscure, their album "From This Day Forward" is the epitome of technical metal.
They aren't the most technical but they are very technical. Maiden rule so that's why I vote for them.
Check out the lists:
Top 10 Songs on Beyond Creation's the Aura
Top 10 Songs on Beyond Creation's Earthborn Evolution - Metal_Treasure
These guys by the end of this will probably be somewhere near the bottom but they do truly have some ridiculously technical stuff. Probably one of the more technical modern BLACK METAL bands
Their self titled first album was recorded with A group of guest vocalists (all instruments are done by - Christopher A. Erikson) Just look through the entire album, there's some technical master pieces within it. - technicalbrutaldeath
An obscure band within the Neo-classical tradition. They sound similar to Yngwie and put a great emphasis on guitar work.
Check out their metal covers of Vivaldi's Summer and Beethoven's 5th. - Metal_Treasure
Very unique sound, and while not akin to other bands on this list it's this variety that allows them to be technical
A now inactive band from Trois-Rivieres, Canada. One of a kind.
They are the most underrated metal band Puya is a progressive metal / experimental metal / latin metal band from Puerto Rico they mix thrash metal, groove metal, death metal, rap metal, funk, alternative metal, rapcore, nu metal, jazz, neoclassical metal, salsa and traditional puertorican music (bomba,danza and plena).
Related ListsBest Technical Heavy Metal / Post-hardcore Bands Most Brutal Technical Death Metal Bands Most Over the Top Technical Death Metal Bands Most Technical Metal Bands Most Favorite Technical Death Metal Bands
5 years, 141 days old
Top Remixes (4)
2. Obscura (Technical Death Metal)
3. Brain Drill (Technical Brutal Death Metal)
2. Dream Theater (Progressive Metal)
3. Annihilator (Technical Thrash and Speed Metal)
2. Nile (Brutal Death Metal)
3. Jason Becker (Neo-classical Metal)
View All 4