Best Heavy Metal Bands


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81 Amon Amarth Amon Amarth Amon Amarth is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Tumba, formed in 1992. The band takes its name from the Sindarin name of Mount Doom.

Amon Amarth is so epic they should be in the top ten

71?! Edguy, bullet for my valentine etc over Amon amarth?

I think Amon Amarth has to become first or second place because it's the best death-metal-band!

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82 Savatage Savatage Savatage is an American heavy metal band founded by the brothers Jon and Criss Oliva in 1978 at Astro Skate in Tarpon Springs, Florida.

These guys rock. Had to vote for them, just because of how underrated they are. Just listen to tracks such as "Dead Winter Dead" and "Hall of the Mountain King", both title tracks to even greater albums. You won't be disappointed.

Most underrated band I'm history. No point of trying to explain in a few words what as building on for years. Does Trans-Siberian Orchestra even ring a bell?

I cannot believe nobody voted for savatage
You guys know nothing

Savatage at #151 you people don't know sh*t. Savatage at least be in the top 15 they are far better than 90% of the so-called metal bands on this pathetic list. People get some music knowledge and stop basing your opinion on popularity and hype, poser's.

83 Overkill Overkill Overkill is an American thrash metal band, formed in 1980 in New Jersey. They have gone through many line-up changes, with singer Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth and bassist D.D.

Not heavy metal, but the best and most under-rated trash metal band ever. Unlike Metallica, they have great vocals

Really, Overkill not mentioned until #123?

Not heavy metal? Who on Earth would say that? You do realise that crossover, metalcore, deathcore, thrash, NWOBHM, death, black, post-hardcore etc. Are all metal movements, retard?

Oh, I get the prank. Lol. Yes, Blitz is a unique talent, no question, but I find his thrash rhythm guitaring to be trash.

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84 Animals as Leaders Animals as Leaders Animals as Leaders is an American progressive metal band from Washington, D.C. It is composed of guitarists Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes along with drummer Matt Garstka, having been formed by Abasi in 2007. Their musical style has also been described as djent. V 1 Comment
85 Primal Fear Primal Fear Primal Fear are a German metal band formed in 1997 by Ralf Scheepers and Mat Sinner. They play heavy metal, power metal and speed metal. Primal Fear remind of Judas Priest but Primal Fear are faster and heavier. They use twin (dual) lead guitars. Ralf Scheepers voice reminds of Rob Halford.

Primal Fear is the consummate heavy metal band, their brand of classic power metal is timeless and they do what they do extremely well

86 Pungent Stench
87 DevilDriver DevilDriver DevilDriver are an American heavy metal band from Santa Barbara, California, formed in 2002, consisting of vocalist Dez Fafara, guitarists Mike Spreitzer and Neal Tiemann, bassist Diego "Ashes" Ibarra and drummer Austin D'Amond.

Seriously, way higher on the list! Great instrumentals, vocals and lyrics-basic of all metal heads!

They deserve to be way higher on this list

Great Heavy Metal Band!

Not number 1 but way way higher than 90

88 Fozzy Fozzy Fozzy is an American heavy metal band, formed in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1999 by lead singer Chris Jericho and guitarist Rich Ward.

Chris Jericho rocks! Leader a wrestler. Fozzy is a band who sings just like Ozzy Osbourne. Fozzy is good Heavy metal band.

Black Sabbath may have invented heavy metal but Chris Jericho invented Black Sabbath because Chris Jericho is the inventor of everything!

Chris Jericho is the best singer in the world! He is awesome!

My favourite from The Muppets.

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89 Black Label Society Black Label Society Black Label Society is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California formed in 1998 by Zakk Wylde.

Lot of people said Ozzie had a great instinct for hand picking his guitar players. Zakk did a great job with Ozzie, and cannot say that I agree with his work in BLS. Of course the guitar work is awesome but the alternative edge draws the metal concept from the songs, it does not go with the Ozzie-like style he is trying to portray, however it should be placed between 20 and 40 on the list.

Zakk wylde gives excellent vocals and has plenty of emotion just listen to dead medow, blood is thicker than water. I also just love the riffs and melodies such as in demise of sanity or funeral bell.

#78? Some of the best music, lyrics and guitar rifts of all time...a true metal aficionado would have BLS in the the top 10 at the very least.

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90 Dimmu Borgir Dimmu Borgir Dimmu Borgir is a Norwegian symphonic black metal band from Oslo, Norway, formed in 1993. The name is derived from Dimmuborgir, a volcanic formation in Iceland, the name of which means "dark cities" or "dark castles/fortresses" in Icelandic, Faroese and Old Norse.

Surely deserves a place in the top 10

Its my fvrt band

Drummer is god
Fast and dynamic twin pedal
Best symphonic death metal band Ever!

91 All That Remains All That Remains All That Remains is an American heavy metal band from Springfield, Massachusetts, formed in 1998. They have released eight studio albums, a live CD/DVD, and have sold over a million records worldwide.

'Fall of Ideals' is one the greatest THRASH albums of all time, they have never claimed to be metalcore, and are a top-shelf metal band that capable of executing any style of metal they want. Incredible musicians, too.

This band has everything to offer. Unlike many bands ranked ahead of this, they are actually metal. Not a single album has disappointed me and they will continue to be one of my favorite bands to listen to.

What is wrong with everyone? 15% of the bands on this list aren't even Metal Bands!

I almost cried when I saw this down at 95. 95! WHAT!?!?!? THIS BAND ROCKS! - heavymetalrocker777

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92 Deftones Deftones Deftones are an American alternative metal band from Sacramento, California. The band, which was founded in 1988, consists of Chino Moreno, Stephen Carpenter, Frank Delgado, Abe Cunningham and Sergio Vega.

In my opinion the best band I have ever heard! Chino is an absolute lyrical genius and deserves a much larger following. The music from this band can evolve from sinister to Beautifully uplifting in just one track. They should be number 1 in any list!

Just listen to there song Elite

Chino sounds like the lead singer of The Cure. No, really. He does.

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93 Thousand Foot Krutch Thousand Foot Krutch

I love TFK to death, but... They're not metal, they're hard rock. Put them on another list/

This band in my opinion is one of metals yet to be fully discovered gold mine and should seriously be looked into they've been around for longer than most people realize and they really arnt that bad a good dose of tfk (thousand foot krutch) and I'm ready to hi the wolrd

94 Motionless in White Motionless in White Motionless in White, often abbreviated MIW, is an American metalcore band from Scranton, Pennsylvania.

This band is like Slipknot, Marilyn Mansion and Ramstein getting it on and having the most wicked metal baby ever. UM, or something like that... All I have to say is Devils Night is the best song out right now!

Seriously?!? 155? MIW is great! It belongs to top 10 com'n :/

95 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.

Well they did make a few alternative metal songs but they are no way near a metal band - Th3Zm0nst3r

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

Not heavy metal. It's Alternative rock/pop rock - Disturbedpotato

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96 Heaven & Hell

Black Sabbath without Ozzy is not Back Sabbath, it is Heaven and Hell. Both vocalists were indispensable.

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97 Kreator Kreator Kreator is a German thrash metal band from Essen. Their style of music is similar to that of their compatriots Destruction, Sodom and Tankard; along with those three bands, Kreator has been referred to as one of the "big four" of Teutonic thrash metal, and they are often credited with helping pioneer more.

KREATOR IS NUMBER 83 AND AVENGED SEVENFOLD IS IN THE TOP 10 AND BLACK VEIL BRIDES IS UP THERE. I think some people don't know the meaning of "heavy metal" because a lot of the bands on here don't come close to qualifying as heavy metal. Vote for bands like megadeth anthrax accept judas priest black sabbath rainbow overkill manowar slayer. Escape the fate is not heavy metal -__- METAL LIVES m/

Heavy Metal legends, probably the best thrash metal band. Incredibly unappreciated and extremely underrated.

Everyone knows how great Kreator are, don't worry. Awakening of the Gods rules!

My top 20 heavy metal band goes like this.1 Black sabbath 2 Iron maiden 3 Judas priest 4 Megadeth 5 Mettalica 6 Pantera 7 Slayer 8 Motorhead 9 Death 10 kreator 11 Morbid angel 12 Venom 13 Lamb of god 14 slipknot 15 Sepultera 16 Bathory 17 Anthrax 18 Cannibal corpse 19 obituary 20 children of bodo. - shivendra

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98 Rush Rush Rush is a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their current members Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). more.

Rush at 87? Are you people insane? First of all three person band. And one of those happens to be Neil Peart the best drummer of all time.

Actually you can not rate them in a list of heavy metal bands. They should be placed on the top 10 of best 100 progressive/hard-rock bands ever together with Cream, Hendrix, Zepp and the likes.

"Rush" - Always amazing musicians skill wow
"86" nah sorry mate

Rush is prog - Lucretia

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99 King Diamond King Diamond Kim Bendix Petersen, better known by his stage name King Diamond, is a Danish heavy metal musician. He is known for his extensive vocal range, usually sung in falsetto. King Diamond was originally known as the vocalist for Mercyful Fate, but has become notorious for his horror themed Concept albums more.

Come on! King Diamond Should be at least #10. In the words of Jason Newsted: "There's no one quite like King Diamond".

Should be placed as number 100, go home and knitting a blouse

No, King Diamond and Stryper should not be top ten, they should both be at #666.

Yeah, cause king diamond is only the 103rd best metal band, am I right guys?

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100 Bruce Dickinson Bruce Dickinson Paul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.
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