Best Heavy Metal Bands


The Contenders: Page 8

141 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'.

V 1 Comment
142 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

V 2 Comments
143 Saturyus
144 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

V 8 Comments
145 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

V 3 Comments
146 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.

V 2 Comments
147 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.

V 2 Comments
148 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?

V 1 Comment
149 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.
150 Running Wild Running Wild V 2 Comments
151 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

V 8 Comments
152 Bring Me The Horizon Bring Me The Horizon Bring Me the Horizon are 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!

V 6 Comments
153 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.

V 1 Comment
154 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.
155 Balance of Power
156 Doro
157 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!

158 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

V 2 Comments
159 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

160 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.

V 1 Comment
PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Top 10 New Wave of American Heavy Metal Bands Best Modern Heavy Metal / Metalcore Bands Most Underrated Heavy Metal Bands Best Debut Albums From Heavy Metal Bands Most Influential Traditional Heavy Metal Bands

List StatsUpdated 23 Jun 2017

21,000 votes
361 listings
8 years, 47 days old

Top Remixes (147)

1. Death
2. Judas Priest
3. Overkill
1. Metallica
2. Slipknot
3. Slayer
1. Iron Maiden
2. Queensryche
3. Avenged Sevenfold

View All 147


How I discovered Metal music
Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.