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321 Kissin’ Dynamite
322 Dalriada Dalriada is a folk metal band from Sopron, Hungary that was formed in 1998 as Echo of Dalriada, but shortened their name to Dalriada in late 2006. Their third studio album Kikelet and all subsequent albums were successful in the top ten of the official Mahasz music charts.

One of the best folk metal bands! They sing in Hungarian, and the best metal band that doesn't sing in English, second to Rammstein.

323 Mayhem Mayhem Mayhem is a Norwegian black metal band formed in 1984 in Oslo, regarded as one of the pioneers of the Norwegian black metal scene.


324 Hellhammer Hellhammer Hellhammer was a Swiss extreme metal band from Nurensdorf, active during 1981–1984. They are regarded as a key influence on black metal, and one of the founders of death metal.
325 The Watch The Watch
326 Love and Death
327 Theocracy Theocracy Theocracy is a Christian progressive power metal band founded in 2002 by Matt Smith of Athens, Georgia.
328 Cryptic Fate Cryptic Fate V 1 Comment
329 Ratt Ratt Ratt is an American heavy metal band that had significant commercial success in the 1980s, with their albums having been certified as gold, platinum, and multi-platinum by the RIAA.

Ratt is an American heavy metal band that had significant commercial success in the 1980s, with their albums having been certified as gold, platinum, and multi-platinum by the RIAA - Centsia

330 Amorphis

Amorphis is a Finnish heavy metal band founded by Jan Rechberger, Tomi Koivusaari, and Esa Holopainen in 1990. - Centsia

331 Damned Nation
332 Labrinth
333 Satyricon Satyricon
334 Fit For A King
335 Spinal Tap
336 Powerman 5000
337 Stryper

Excellent musicians. I think I saw them with Megadeth, believe it or not.

Stryper isn't higher because Nobody knows about this band.

338 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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339 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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340 Red Red Red is an American rock band from Nashville, Tennessee, formed in 2002. The band's lineup consists of singer Michael Barnes, guitarist Anthony Armstrong, and bassist Randy Armstrong.

They are an awesome heavy metal band. Also, they are the type of singers that have most of their songs with screaming but some that are slow or not very loud.

Come on people! RED is one of the best rock/metal bands ever. Great music, great lyrics and great guys!

I love every thing about them, Great Guitar, great Lyrics, and I love their use of a strings section.

RED Deserves to be so much higher. Best screamer I've ever heard besides Ryan Clark.

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