Best Heavy Metal Bands

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122 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!

123 Pillar

This band deserves at least top 50

124 Dissection Dissection Dissection was a Swedish extreme metal band. They formed in 1989 by Jon Nödtveidt and later disbanded in 2006, followed by Nödtveidt's suicide. Their sound is usually described as "melodic blackened death metal". V 2 Comments
125 Deicide Deicide Deicide is an American death metal band formed in 1987 by bassist and vocalist Glen Benton and drummer Steve Asheim. They are known for their blasphemous and satanic lyrics which have resulted in bans, lawsuits and criticisms from religious groups and the public. Frontman Glen Benton is also known for ...read more.
126 Graves at Sea
127 Burzum Burzum Burzum is an influential black metal solo project of Norwegian musician and writer Varg Vikernes. Burzum came to prominence at the beginning of the Norwegian Black Metal scene in the early 1990s. Vikernes was imprisoned for 21 years for the murder of Mayhem guitarist Euronymous, and charges of church ...read more.

It all falls under the voluminous umbrella of heavy metal.

I must have caught you mid-post. It's still metal.

It's black, not heavy metal...

Of course it's metal. Nice how you conveniently left out the 'metal' part at the end of 'black'.

128 Monster Magnet

I was hooked on Monster Magnet for 2 solid years. If you have ever tripped and love metal energy these are your guys. Try God says no first and take it from there. These guys should easily be at least the top 20

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129 Saturyus
130 In Flames In Flames In Flames is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden, formed in 1990. ...read more.

The best metal band. Just like that. Since I started to listen to them I was very surpprised, not just because the guitars rhythm but also because for the lyrics. What they say, their lyrics have changed the way a see metal, not just as another music genre but a life style for many people and bands that have done their works for many years, doesn't matter how bad things have happened.

How has no one voted for in flames. Best band on the planet over 50 songs worth listening to. Consistent pure awesomeness and should be at bare minimum top 15.

Amazing meaningful lyrics. Outstanding guitarists. Ever evolving sound. Listen to their first album & any other one & you shall see.

Best band ever

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131 HammerFall HammerFall HammerFall is a Swedish heavy metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden. The band was formed in 1993 by ex-Ceremonial Oath guitarist Oscar Dronjak.

Boss band. One of the few bands being Iron Maiden, Blind Guardian, Dreamtale, and of course Hammerfall where I can honestly say I like EVERY song by them. Great power metal however their live versions are lacking compared to their fantastic studio albums.

Why are they not on this list? Just why?

Everybody who loves metal just have to love this band. Really, Guys, whats up with you, are you all stupid?

One of the best bends for sure... I don't understand why are they on 96th place... ? It's disgrace

Maybe the best band ever created

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132 Alter Bridge Alter Bridge Alter Bridge is an American rock band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 2004. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Myles Kennedy, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.

If you're seeing AB in the top 10, I have achieved my goal in life! AB for life! M/

Who knew something so good like Alter Bridge can come out of something so bad like Creed.

Awesome! Love they're song Metalingus. Creed sucked, I'm glad the end result was better.

I like them, but they're alternative rock.

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133 Mastodon Mastodon Mastodon is an American heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in early 2000 and composed of bassist Troy Sanders, guitarists Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher and drummer Brann Dailor.

This band should be in the top 20, they are so talented and creative you put all there albums next to Metallica first 6 albums and it's a pretty close tie man, if you wanna hear the most insane metal ever listen to mastodon, this band honestly sounds like a mix between Pink Floyd, rush, and Metallica. - horrorfan89

They crush 90% of the bands above them on this sad list. Shouldn't be top 20, should be TOP 5. THEY ARE GODS!

#55 this is literally insane, Mastodon blows 90% of the bands out of the water with an atomic bomb.

Why the hell is Mastodon 130?!?!

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134 The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Jimi Hendrix Experience was an English-American rock band that formed in Westminster, London, in September 1966. Composed of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jimi Hendrix, bassist and backing vocalist Noel Redding, and drummer Mitch Mitchell, the band was active until June 1969. During this time ...read more.

He may not come in this category.. But just voting to give some respect to real music as I see peopel shouting linkin park and green day

My everyday commute to work takes 1 hour full of hard rock/heavy metal. Every day I evaluate bands to see if they got behind in 20th century. The ones who do are removed from my ipod. Jimi Hendrix is still in the list and I cannot say for how long. A true genius deserves way better than 89.

Hey, he was heavy for the 60's, so why not?

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135 Suicide Silence Suicide Silence Suicide Silence is an American deathcore band from Riverside, California. Formed in 2002, the band has released four full-length studio albums, one EP and eleven music videos.

What why no top 10

This band is literally for pusssies

Nope not here they belong in top 10 they are fantastic

Not Metal

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136 The Devil Wears Prada The Devil Wears Prada The Devil Wears Prada is an American metalcore band from Dayton, Ohio, formed in 2005. It consists of members Mike Hranica, Jeremy DePoyster, Andy Trick, and Daniel Williams.
137 Running Wild Running Wild V 2 Comments
138 Bring Me The Horizon Bring Me The Horizon Bring Me the Horizon is a British rock band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2004, the group currently consists of vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls, and keyboardist Jordan Fish. They are signed to RCA Records globally and Columbia Records exclusively ...read more.

One of the best bands that should be on the top 50, they got really good music more like each song is unique

Sempiternal was a crushing album of emotion and breakdowns, but That's The Spirit is progress personified, along with the Deathbeds ep. These guys are already immense, and deservedly so.

Why is this so low on the list?

It is a incredible band! love all the ablums!

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139 Pretty Maids

Pretty Maids have on various occasions mentioned: Thin Lizzy, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Kiss, Icon, Slade, and Queen as some of their influences.

Over the years, they have recorded cover songs from many of these influences, including their most famous hit to date: A 1992 cover of John Sykes' ballad Please Don't Leave Me.

In 1998, Swedish power metal band HammerFall released their Legacy of Kings album, which features a cover of Pretty Maids' song "Back to Back" from their debut album Red, Hot and Heavy.

Should be placed near motley crue on this list

Pretty maids has released a new album "motherland", with some brand new tracks in 2013

I May 2010, Pretty Maids released Pandemonium, which was named one of their best albums.

Celebrating their 30th anniversary, Pretty Maids played a concert at Tivoli, Copenhagen, which featured Rene Shades on bass.

On September 15th 2012, Pretty Maids played in the USA for the first time in the Progressive festival ProgPower.

Should be placed near motley crue on this list

Pretty Maids are a Danish heavy metal band from Horsens, Denmark. Formed in 1981 by Ronnie Atkins and Ken Hammer, their sound and music can be described as classic guitar-laden heavy rock with a strong emphasis on melodic elements like vocals and keyboards.

Over the years, Pretty Maids have sold hundreds of thousands of records, but have never broken through in a major way, except in Japan during the 1990s. They have supported well known bands as Black Sabbath, Whitesnake, Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, and Saxon, and were also featured at the 1987 German version of Monsters of Rock, where Metallica headlined along with Deep Purple. [1]

Pretty Maids are currently still active, and their album, Pandemonium, was released through Frontiers Records on May 14, 2010. After a prolonged international touring hiatus before the release of the 2006 Wake Up To The Real World album, the band have every year since been touring their primary markets of Denmark, Sweden, Germany, and ...more

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140 Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus Miley Ray Cyrus is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Miley Cyrus's voice is contralto. She became a teen idol starring as the character Miley Stewart in the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana in 2006. Her father Billy Ray Cyrus also starred in the show.

The f are you guys smokin. Just because she was involved with country doesn't mean sh should be on this list

Haha why is she even on the list? lol

Still higher than revocation, my cousins favorite band. - heavymetalrocker777

Best heavy metal band ever! - zxm

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