Top 10 Heavy Metal Bands

As culture and society changes, trends in the music industry has also evolved. Undoubtedly, there has been a significant increase in the popularity of heavy metal bands. These heavy metal bands have attracted a wide audience and their popularity is always increasing. People often confuse heavy metal with hard rock bands from the 80’s. It should be kept in mind that heavy metal bands are totally different and unique. Here are the top ten heavy metal bands.


  • 1

    Iron Maiden

    Undoubtedly, Iron Maiden ranks first among the all metal bands because of their unmatchable releases. The band formed in 1975. Their songs Powerslave, No Prayer for the Dying, Live After Death, Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, Piece of Mind and Somewhere in Time are undoubtedly the best as metal band lovers have spent thousands of hours listening to their music.

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    No matter which band they support, no heavy metal music lover can hate Metallica. The band formed in 1981. With their top 3 albums Master of Puppets, Ride The Lightning and Kill ‘Em All, Metallica is definitely the second best heavy metal band.

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    Pantera is a heavy metal band from Texas that was formed in 1981. Their song ‘Hell Yeah Pantera Rocks’ was undoubtedly a big hit that helped them reached the heights of success.

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    Anthrax is from New York that originated in the early 1980's. Their all time favourite albums include one of their biggest hits “Spreading the Disease”.

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    Powerman 5000

    Powerman 5000 gained popularity after Kung Fu radio started. The band formed in 1991. It is renowned for waking up people from the inside with its impeccable heavy metal tracks. The band is famous for transforming science fiction into Alternative metal sounds.

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    Kreator is based in Germany and was founded in 1986. It is known for Terrible Certainty and Out of the Dark.

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    Slayer ranks seventh among the top metal bands with its famous album, Reign in Blood is. They formed in 1981.

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    Dio was founded in 1982 by Ronnie James Dio, who was previously into Black Sabbath. They have released more than 10 albums among which are Holy Diver and The Last in Line was highly appreciated by the audience.

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    Motorhead was founded in 1975. Their popularity magnified after the WWE’s most famous wrestler, HHH, used their track as his introductory song.

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    Stahlhammer came into being in 1992 by a group of Austrians. Most of their music is in German but they produce English songs to keep up the pace.

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