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241 Lillian Axe

Just listen to the Love and War album.

242 Nuclear Assault Nuclear Assault Nuclear Assault is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed after bassist Dan Lilker left Anthrax in 1984. After releasing five full-length albums and touring relentlessly throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Nuclear Assault split up in 1995. They briefly reunited in 1997 and again more.
243 Morbid Angel Morbid Angel Morbid Angel is an American death metal band based in Tampa, Florida. UK music magazine Terrorizer ranked Morbid Angel's 1989 debut Altars of Madness first in its list "Top 40 greatest death metal albums".

With Dave Vincent, these guys were stark bonkers. Chapel of Ghouls is evil personified, as was all of Alters of Madness.

Holy crap! These guys are the most important death metal band after Death!

244 Villains
245 Diamond Head Diamond Head Diamond Head are an English heavy metal band formed in 1976 in Stourbridge, England. The band is recognised as one of the leading members of the new wave of British heavy metal and is acknowledged by thrash metal bands such as Metallica and Megadeth as an important early influence.
246 Brutal Truth Brutal Truth Brutal Truth was an American grindcore band from Rochester, New York, formed by ex-Anthrax, Nuclear Assault, and Stormtroopers of Death bass guitarist Dan Lilker in 1990. The group disbanded in 1999, but reformed in 2006 and continued to release music until 2014.
247 Abysmal Dawn Abysmal Dawn Abysmal Dawn is an American death metal band from Los Angeles, California. Their latest album, Obsolescence, was released in October 2014.
248 Lacrimosa
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250 Trixter
251 Chimaira Chimaira Chimaira was an American heavy metal band from Cleveland, Ohio. Formed in 1998, the group was a notable member of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal scene.
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253 Stone Sour Stone Sour Stone Sour is an American rock band formed in Des Moines, Iowa in 1992, performing for five years, before disbanding in 1997. They reunited in 2000 and since 2006, the group has consisted of Corey Taylor, Josh Rand and Roy Mayorga.

We all know Corey Taylor is a great singer. This is what no one can deny. Well. He is best in both slipknot and stone sour.

We all know that Corey Taylor is a great singer so in addition to slipknot, stone sour is a great band too.

I like no masks and stand and deliver metal. That's why I like these guys.

Great band Cory Taylor is the BEST

254 Michael Schenker Group
255 All Shall Perish

Listen to them and they'll define you real heavy metal. Whoa! Their lyrics are so cool and brutal! And their music hurts the ears but they'd not want to let your earphones/headphones drop! They make the heaviest and the most awesome heavy metal music one can ever imagine. All Shall Perish needs to be heard and voted. Thank you!

256 Protest the Hero

Yep, I have all their stuff now, and are one of fair few younger bands making exciting metal exciting again.

A new metal band but hell not to shabby look them up

257 Avatar

Awesome band, very unique and amazing songs, definitely deserves a way higher spot, at least in the top 20.

258 Alestorm Alestorm Alestorm is a heavy metal band originally from Perth, Scotland. Their music is characterized by a pirate theme, and as a result they have been dubbed a "pirate metal" band by many critics and their fanbase.

Great groggy vocals mixed wh shredding guitar solos and pirate themed

259 Slapshock

Slapshock is a Filipino heavy metal band. They were formed in 1997, originally as a rap metal act, with their early musical style being compared to Korn. They have since shifted towards a metalcore style.

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260 Vio-Lence Vio-Lence Vio-lence was an American thrash metal band formed in 1985 in the San Francisco Bay Area. They released demo tapes, one EP and 3 LPs between 1985 and 1993. Their most stable line-up was Phil Demmel and Robb Flynn on guitars, Deen Dell on bass, Perry Strickland on drums and Sean Killian on vocals.

Now we're getting somewhere. Back in the 80's there was this little heavy metal movement called thrash metal, and one of these thrash metal bands were these guys, and Machind Head's Rob Flynn once used to shred his guitar like Hetfield himself. It was frenetic thrash METAL.

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