Best Heavy Metal Bands


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221 Stiff Little Fingers

Punk band! Nice try.

222 Muse Muse Muse are an English alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The members are Matt Bellamy (lead vocal, lead guitar, piano, keyboard), Dom Howard (drums, percussion) and Chris Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals). They've won several awards including five MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, more.

Lol! Someone throws a bit of bait in the bloody piranha metal-filled waters and they take it hook, line and sinker.

They are sporadically heavy, but they're alternative rock.

Muse?!?! Heavy Metal?!?!?!

Yes, they are. But some songs sound like Slayer.

223 The Answer
224 American Head Charge
225 Giant Squid

This band is so underrated.

226 God Forbid
227 Revocation Revocation Revocation is an American technical death metal band from Boston, Massachusetts founded by guitarist and vocalist David Davidson, bassist and vocalist Anthony Buda and drummer Phil Dubois-Coyne in 2000. Originally known as Cryptic Warning, the band changed its name to Revocation in 2006. Revocation more.
228 Agalloch Agalloch

My favourite band and of course will become favourite of anyone that is interested in atmospheric and doom stuff cause it all depends on the taste if you listen atmospheric metal try it you will love it

Brilliant band. Like nothing else you will here. Plays a blend of folk, doom, prog, atmospheric, and black metal.

229 Bathory Bathory Bathory was a Swedish Black/Viking Metal band formed in 1983 by Quorthon and Jonas Ã…kerlund. Bathory's first 4 albums layed the blueprint for Scandinavian Black Metal. Quorthon is often credited with creating the "shrieking" vocal style of Black Metal. Their 5th album, Hammerheart (1990) displayed more.

Why is a black metal band on this list - Souleater318

230 Queen Queen Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury more.

Although primarily a hard rock band, they did incorporate heavy metal into the classic Queen sound, along with hard rock, prog rock, and opera. They also invented some of the first real heavy metal songs, including the first thrash metal song, "Stone Cold Crazy". Also listen to songs like "Ogre Battle", "Death on Two Legs", "The Hitman", and even "Flick of the Wrist".

Their earlier stuff is a lot more metal than their most recent stuff and the metal songs aren't was popular as Bohemian Rhapsody or We Are The Champions. - HardRockSam

Queen could mix it with the best off them, but covered all genre of music. The first two albums are as near to metal as you are going to get.

Queen sounds like pop rock in my humble opinion not metal but they're good

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231 Damned Nation
232 Grave Digger Grave Digger
233 Labrinth
234 Manowar Manowar Manowar is an American heavy metal band from New York City, New York. Formed in 1980, the group is known for lyrics based on fantasy and mythology.

ManOWar is not very popular in the US. I think it is due to a lack of familiarity with European mythology and history. It's not like you will get a history lesson from these guys, but you will definitely get the idea behind heavy metal. It's the concept that is heavy, not the sound. Good stuff. I can see why people don't like it, though. It's like fine dining versus McDonald's. Most people flock to McDonald's. Works for me. I would rather attend the concert with people who have passion for the music.

Man, if this isn't the truest and the best metal band ever, there is no metal at all. What have in your heads when you say that Slipknot, A7X and Disturbed are better than Manowar or Dio? If you say that, sorry but you aren't a banger.

Should be on top these are the real defenders of metal I mean there's a lot of awesome bands but for a heavy metal band manowar are the best of allm/

Manowar, Dio, Deep Purple, Motörhead, Rainbow, Alice Cooper, Led Zeppelin etc., all of them ranked lower than bands like Slipknot, Ax7, KoRn, Disturbed. It's a shame

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235 Saxon Saxon Saxon are an English heavy metal band formed in 1976, in South Yorkshire. As one of the leaders of the new wave of British heavy metal, they had eight UK Top 40 albums in the 1980s including four UK Top 10 albums and two Top 5 albums.

Saxon are an original rock band that should be up there with iron maiden?
Saxon deserve more respect

Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Saxon... Should be the first 3 everyone is is a wanna-be.

At least number 3!

Wheels of Steel.

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236 DragonForce DragonForce DragonForce are a British power metal band based in London, England. Formed in 1999, the group are known for their long and fast guitar solos, fantasy-themed lyrics, and electronic sounds in their music to add to their retro video game-influenced sound.

One of the best guitarists out there and I'm loving the contrast of metal with the singers clean vocals. The number 1 reason I am loving them right now is that their drummer (Dave Mackintosh) delivers such an passionate and skilled drum beat and style. That is dedication and passion at its best. Rock On!

Very multi-talented band, filled with raw energy and power.

They should be in the top ten no questions about it

DragonForce is actually Power Metal, Extreme Power Metal, and Speed Metal. But still some of their songs are heavy metal and are epic such as, Cry Thunder, which is one of their top tracks and one of the most famous song in the world. :0------------0:

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237 Bullet For My Valentine Bullet For My Valentine Bullet for My Valentine are a Welsh metalcore band from Bridgend, formed in 1998 . The band is composed of Matthew Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget (lead guitar, backing vocals), Michael Thomas (drums) and Jamie Mathias (bass guitar). Former members include Nick Crandle and Jason James; more.

What?! They have immense solos and the drumming is so fast this band is so much better than Avenged Sevenfold! Just listen to waking the demon, tears don't fall, scream aim fire, the end and so many more!

Dude Bullet For My Valentine they are really cool
They deserve do be in the top 10
They are much better than Disturbed and A7x

The most under rated band
They easily deserve to be in the top
Just listen to their songs they re amzing

I find them better than metallica
My favourite metal bands are:-
Bullet For My Valentine
Killswitch Engage
And finally
Avenged Sevenfold.
Comparatively modern metal is better.

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238 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Pink Floyd were an English progressive rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitarist), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters (Vocals and Bass), more.

The reason why this deserves to be low, or not on this list at all, is because it's not heavy metal. Why not add Nicky Minaj to this list?

Are you having a giggle mate?

They are not heacy metal they have a good sweet sound to there music

40 years birthsday in 2013, good and professional concert facility for pink floyd in future, could be horsens musicart city in denmark.

239 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture more.

God! They are great band you could ever hear during your entire life. They are not that heavy metal band, though. But they have great songs in nu-metal and rap-rock genres. I wonder If you heard "In the end" "Numb" or the other song, like, "One Step Closer'. If you didn't, open the YouTube on your browser and write "the greatest metal/rock ever"right on the blank and you will figure it out that I am right.

This band is amazing it should be at least the tenth spot. Their music is amazing. Especially their first two albums, Meteora and Hybrid Theory.

I voted for LP but we all know that they re not a heavy metal band! They used to be a nu metal and now they are alt rock, electronic rock.

Oh but no. up it goes

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240 Anal C*** Anal C*** Anal C*** was an American grindcore band founded by vocalist Seth Putnam in 1988. The band is known for their highly offensive lyrics which included themes of misogyny, homophobia, racism, Nazism, antisemitism, and schadenfreude. Their music has received negatively by critics, which the band stated more.

Pathetic piece of trash - SoldierOfFortune

"Pour some sugar on me, in the name of love" Love it

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