Best Heavy Metal Bands


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101 Living Sacrifice
102 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.

Who votes on this list as most of the best bands are in the 80's mark!

Saxon at people don't know anything about metal. Over half the bands ahead of them are either not really metal or just complete garbage. Saxon is a classic metal band and one of the greats, very talented.

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103 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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104 Heaven & Hell

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

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105 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

Don't classified them as HM
But best musicians ever
Should be number 1

106 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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107 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.

He is named king for a reason, should be number one.

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108 Lordi

The most people then I know they hate themes because of masks but the are cool I love themes great songs lyrics and videos


Perfect music + perfect show + imazinesion = LORDI

I am not cirios they are more hard rock production heavy metal B.T.W. they are perfect

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109 Soulfly

Nothing beats these soulfly songs : 'eye for an eye' tribe, carved inside; blood fire war hate.

A couple of decent attempts at Sepultura-esque thrash, and a few crap attempts at nu-metal. I own 'Archangel' and it's dreadful.

110 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.
111 Machine Head Machine Head Machine Head is an American heavy metal band from Oakland, California. Formed on October 12, 1991, the group was founded by vocalist and guitarist Robb Flynn and bassist Adam Duce. They have received great critical success especially for their album "The Blackening" which is considered a modern metal more.

Awesome band and unto the locust is the best album released in a long anyone.

Best band in the world. But this list still sucks.

GOD DAMN IT! How could Machine Head not be Top 15!


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112 Angra

Fantastic and epic heavy metal band

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113 Acid Bath Acid Bath Acid Bath was a seminal American sludge metal band from Houma, Louisiana that was active from 1991 to 1997. Acid Bath combined doom metal roots with influences from black metal, death metal, gothic rock, blues, folk, and country.

I'm surprised to see this band so high up in the list

Not high place enough for such a great band!

Best metal band ever

114 Yngwie Malmsteen Yngwie Malmsteen Yngwie Johan Malmsteen is a Swedish guitarist, songwriter and bandleader who was born on June 30th, 1963, in Stockholm, Sweden. He was known for his neoclassical metal playing style back in the 1980s.

Best guitar player ever! No match for him!

There are two types guitarist in the World. Malmsteen and others. He is best...

The duo from Dragonforce eat guys like him for breakfast.

This is a photo of porn star Traci Lords on her 17th birthday.

115 Symbolic
116 Immortal Immortal Immortal is a black metal band from Bergen, Norway, founded in 1990 by frontman and guitarist Abbath Doom Occulta and former guitarist Demonaz Doom Occulta.

A black metal band with good riffs and atmosphere that doesn't rely on controversy to get attention.

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117 W.A.S.P. W.A.S.P. W.A.S.P. is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 by Blackie Lawless, who is the only remaining original member of the band.

A great metal band - better than Metallica or any of today's garbage, including the overrated Opeth and Dream Theater.

Wasp helped create metal you bunch for them to be this low on the list is a polling and doesn't say much for today's so-called metal fans.

W.A.S.P. are one of the main bands that came out in the 80's. They should be in the top ten

Just one word.. LEGENDS

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118 Gojira Gojira Gojira is a progressive metal band from Bayonne, France. The band was known as Godzilla until 2001. Gojira is composed of Joe Duplantier on vocals and rhythm guitar, his brother Mario Duplantier on drums, Christian Andreu on lead guitar, and Jean-Michel Labadie on bass.

Amazing band! Every song is good, heavy and every band member is so talented (especially the drummer and vocals).

Takes a track or two but then your hooked!

Listen to Flying Whales. It is a masterpiece.

Probably one of the best metal bands in the 2010's

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119 Behemoth Behemoth Behemoth is a Polish blackened death metal band from GdaƄsk, formed in 1991. They are considered to have played an important role in establishing the Polish extreme metal underground.

Great band, good and professional concert facility for behemoth in future, could be the maritime horsens music art city in denmark.

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120 Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin is a American post-grunge/alternative metal band formed in 1998. The bands members all changed in the time between 2010 to 2014, with the exception of Ben Burnley (Vocals). The Ex-Members included Chad Szeliga (Drums), Aaron Fink (Guitar) and Mark Klepaspi (Bass). more.

They should At least be 10 on the list, each song they have sets an entirely different mood to the Last!

Breaking Benjamin is one of the best bands ever. Can't believe they are placed such down the list. Their lyrics is simply awesome & kinda rejuvenates your soul. Deserves to be in Top 10.

Breaking Benjamin is one of the best bands. They should be one of the top ten.

In the top ten

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