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141 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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142 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 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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143 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.
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145 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 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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146 Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit is an American nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 1994. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland.

Durst band in metal history. -10 for them even being on here, despite the fact they're metal and can be on here.

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147 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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148 Paradise Lost Paradise Lost Paradise Lost are a gothic metal band that formed in 1988 in Halifax, England and are considered by some to be one of the pioneers of the death/doom genre and of the gothic metal genre.
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150 Celtic Frost Celtic Frost Celtic Frost was a Swiss extreme metal band from Z├╝rich. They are known for their heavy influence on extreme metal genres.

I'm a bit puzzled to see Celtic Frost has no votes. Last I knew they were one of the most influential metal bands of all time

Even Kurt Cobain liked this band!

151 Eluveitie Eluveitie

Eluveitie is a folk metal band from Switzerland. They combine instruments like flutes, violins, hurry-gurdy with elements of the melodic death metal.

Try listening to this band. People seriously don't know about folk metal. Listening to this band was really a unique experience. I'm sure everyone will get hooked with this band.

Folk metal... People should listen this.. Eluveitie is awesome

I think Chrigel keeps spare band members in his beanie

152 Dethklok Dethklok Dethklok is both a virtual band featured in the Adult Swim animated program Metalocalypse and a real band created to perform the band's melodic death metal music in live shows. Both bands were created by Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha. more.

They have amazing music! HOW ARE THEY NOT ON THE LIST! They're better than even Meshuggah.

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153 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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154 Electric Wizard Electric Wizard Electric Wizard are an English doom metal band from Dorset, England. The band formed in 1993 and have recorded eight full length albums, two of which are now considered to be genre landmarks. V 1 Comment
155 Balance of Power
156 Misfits Misfits Misfits are an American Horror Punk band often recognized as the progenitors of the horror punk subgenre, blending punk rock and other musical influences with horror film themes and imagery.

Misfits in the band mother of grunge, it have to be in better position.

This is the most unreasonable rank ever

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157 Iron Savior

Amazing band! Battering Ran one of my all-time favorite albums.

Heavy Metal Never Dies! One of their latest song has everything we want from Metal. This German band rreally makes me head-bang! - ryosato

158 Saliva Saliva Saliva is an American rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996. Saliva released their self-titled debut album on August 26, 1997, through Rockingchair Records, a record label owned and operated by Mark Yoshida, who recorded and produced the release at his studio, Rockingchair Studios.

They should be higher, check out they're songs, Click Click Boom, I Walk Alone, and Always. That should get you into them.

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159 Rhapsody of Fire Rhapsody of Fire

Boss band! Love the Dawn of Victory album.

When it comes to power metal they are the best

160 Battle Beast

I didn't expect new band to be so awesome, with rocking female vocals it's great old school metal with modern elements. Give a listen and you will not regret

Battle Beast are really underrated

New band from Finland, amazing band

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