Best Heavy Metal Bands


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121 Static x

Rest In Peace Wayne Static, you will be missed, I just wish your band was in the top 10 like it should be, Static-X was so underrated

122 Tesla

Metallica were big fans of Tesla enough said.

123 Nevermore Nevermore Nevermore is an American progressive metal band from Seattle, Washington. Formed in 1991, they are known to incorporate elements from various styles such as power metal, modern hard rock, classic heavy metal and technical thrash metal. The band has been on hiatus since 2011, due to personal issues between more.

Just listen to them. Just one song.

124 Sentenced
125 Exodus Exodus Exodus is an American thrash metal band formed in 1979 in Richmond, California. Spanning a career of 37 years, Exodus has gone through numerous lineup changes, two extended hiatuses, and the deaths of two former band members.

What? Even though it's not my favorite band, it should be much, much higher than this

Exodus everyone forgot Exodus!?!?!

Everyone knows Exodus rule. This is just a beauty pageant, and there's more saccharine stuff than these Bay Area beasts.

I tell you what, I was late to the party with 'Tempo of the Damned' but that album is one pissed-off album. Great to see Zetro back, because he was the business back in the day.

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126 Black Dahlia Murder

The only things that hold this band together are their amazing guitar player, and their drummer. Everything else about this band is terrible.

What?!? why are they at 120? They should be at # 5 at the least! They are more than epic!

127 Emperor Emperor Emperor was a Norwegian black metal band formed in 1991, regarded as highly influential by critics and emerging black metal bands.

Thought to be among the best bands in all of black metal. I am the Black Wizards is a definite classic.

128 Nightwish Nightwish Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and lead singer Tarja Turunen.
129 Pillar

This band deserves at least top 50

130 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
131 Riot
132 Amaranthe Amaranthe Amaranthe is a Swedish heavy metal band notable for having three lead vocalists: Elize Ryd, Jake E. Lundberg, and Henrik Englund Wilhemsson, each presenting a different vocal style. Their second album, The Nexus, reached 6th on Swedish charts, 4th on Finnish charts, and reached a peak of 12th on the more.
133 Deicide Deicide Deicide is an American death metal band formed in 1987 by bassist and vocalist Glen Benton and drummer Steve Asheim.
134 Graves at Sea
135 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 more.

It all falls under the voluminous umbrella of heavy metal.

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

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

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136 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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137 Saturyus
138 In Flames In Flames In Flames is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden, formed in 1990. 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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139 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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140 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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