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101 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

102 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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103 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).

Brilliant live band and all really nice people willing to spend time after a tiring gig to talk to fans. Talk and listen! Modest and appreciative people.

Best band on planet earth

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

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104 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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105 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.

106 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.
107 Angra

Fantastic and epic heavy metal band

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108 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

109 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.

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110 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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112 Rammstein Rammstein Rammstein is a German Neue Deutsche Härte and Industrial Metal band consisting of Till Lindemann (vocals), Richard Kruspe (guitar), Paul Landers (guitar), Oliver Riedel (electric bass), Christoph Schneider (drums) and Christian Lorenz (keyboard), that formed in 1994 in Berlin . more.

Rammstein is simply the best! I saw them live and it was by-far the best live act ever. Their music meshes with different aspects of different cultures and brings it back to face with a great heavy metal sound. Always entertaining and artful. LONG LIVE RAMMSTEIN!

Rammstein have the best songs ever. I am crazy to find perfection into songs, and so far only Rammstein could offer to me all this perfection. They should be number one. Yes, Iron Maiden is one of the first metal bands, Slipknot and Korn are the parents of heavy metal, but GOD, Rammsten gave a totally new format to the metal. Their poems transformed into art pieces are just amazing. I never can get enough of Rammstein. They are just genius. I wish soon they to make another concert to can be there and see them for the first time live. They inspired me in my life. For sure Rammstein is a religion, just that for me is only the best band ever. Also what I like at them, they don�'t make songs against a religion or against atheism, they only create amazing melodies for everybody!

Rammstein are metal gods! Maybe not the expected heavy metal or death metal, but they reintroduced a little used sub-genre of metal - industrial metal.

the best

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113 Accept Accept Accept is a German heavy metal band from the town of Solingen, originally assembled by former vocalist Udo Dirkschneider, guitarist Wolf Hoffmann and bassist Peter Baltes.

Come on, Accept is one of the greatest bands of all times, started in the early 80's and still rocking. Listen to their greatest classical songs: ball to the wall, metal heart, princess of the dawn, head over heels, breaker... And some of their newest: Teutonic terror, blood of nations... They are true musicians, one of the greatest guitarist, just listen to them... True metal band! They should be between the top ten.

Speed metal born from this band with the song: "Fast as a shark". This is not a single band, this is a school of heavy metal. Blood of the Nation is an amazing album.

These guys have been rocking' since the 80's. Blood of the Nation, released in 2010.. Check it out. Awesome songs through out the whole album.

The greatest ever!

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114 Warfaze Warfaze Warfaze is a Bangladeshi hard rock band. The group consists of Palash Noor (vocals), Ibrahim Ahmed Kamal (lead guitar), Sheikh Monirul Alam Tipu (drums and percussion), Samir Hafiz (Guitar), Shams Mansoor Ghani (keyboards and vocals), and Naim Haque Roger (bass) . Multiple changes have taken place in more.

I just love warfaze.It's a great band...

115 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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116 Aerosmith Aerosmith Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band".

I would call them hard rock and blues rock and maybe heavy metal or glam metal depending on the song but mostly blues hard rock great band but not really fitting the type of heavy metal list

Even though they aren't metal they are certainly better than all of the death metal and new metal bands you put before them

Great hard rock band... But still not metal.

Hard rock, not heavy metal - zxm

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117 Falling In Reverse Falling In Reverse Falling in Reverse is an American post hardcore band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2008, signed to Epitaph Records.

My favorite, and the first heavy metal band I listened to

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118 Def Leppard Def Leppard Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement.

Anti-Christ bands make metal great, but I agree that nu-metal is a pile of crap. definitely Leppard are hard rock by the way, and their bassist only has one lung.

Putting definitely leppard below all of the crappy new metal and anti-christ bands that ruin metal music

Oh come on people! Definitely leppard should be #1...! There is no other band that has only one arm & is still the best! You got joe elliot who is just perfection!



I'd put them in the hard rock category

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119 Metal Church Metal Church Metal Church is an American heavy metal band. They originally formed in San Francisco, California in 1980 before relocating to Aberdeen, Washington the following year and briefly using the name Shrapnel.

Their first two are epic, but once the great man Wayne left, my interest waned (king of puns) and I left.

Metal Church is one of the greatest bands of all time they should be in the top ten Gods Of Wrath!

Nobody mentioned Metal Church and you call yourselves metal heads? Please!

120 Antim Grahan

Hallowed be thy name performed by Antim Grahan is way better than that performed by other metal bands.

Popular Nepali band heavy met
Al and this is the best band in the south Asia it is listed in top 5 in the whole Asia

They are the greatest metal band of all time in Nepal.

Nepali top 1 band heavy metal

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