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100 Greatest Metal Bands

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Criteria: - Popularity, Impact, Influence within the world of metal.


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Last Updated: 07-11-2009

Greatest Metal Bands
  1. Black Sabbath
  2. Iron Maiden
  3. Metallica
  4. Judas Priest
  5. Motörhead
  6. Slayer
  7. Megadeth

  8. Venom
  9. Pantera
10. Death
11. Ozzy Osbourne
12. Queensrcyhe
13. Dream Theater
14. Celtic Frost
15. Manowar
16. Dio
17. Mercyful Fate
18. Helloween
19. Anthrax
20. Bathory
21. Napalm Death
22. Carcass
23. Alice in Chains
24. Sepultura
25. Mötley Crüe
26. Scorpions
27. Morbid Angel
28. Tool
29. Mayhem
30. Korn
31. Opeth
32. Emperor
33. Rainbow
34. Soundgarden
35. Exodus
36. Possessed
37. Blind Guardian
38. Cannibal Corpse
39. Testament
40. Faith No More
41. King Diamond
42. Suicidal Tendencies
43. Accept
44. Fates Warning
45. Overkill
46. Symphony X
47. Yngwie J. Malmsteen
48. Kreator
49. Deicide
50. Burzum
51. At the Gates
52. System of a Down
53. Candlemass
54. Saxon
55. Slipknot
56. In Flames
57. Rage Against the Machine
58. Children of Bodom
59. Voivod
60. Machine Head
61. Dimmu Borgir
62. Diamond Head
63. Neurosis
64. Metal Church
65. Savatage
66. Type O Negative
67. Darkthrone
68. DRI
69. My Dying Bride
70. Sodom
71. W.A.S.P.
72. Immortal
73. Iced Earth
74. Twisted Sister
75. Cradle of Filth
76. Ministry
77. Terrorizer
78. Annihilator
79. Danzig
80. Dokken
81. White Zombie
82. HammerFall
83. Gamma Ray
84. Edge of Sanity
85. St. Vitus
86. Nevermore
87. Pentagram
88. Budgie
89. Fear Factory
90. Mastodon
91. Meshuggah
92. Entombed
93. Lamb of God
94. Suffocation
95. Skid Row
96. Raven
97. Therion
98. Trouble
99. Stratovarius
100. Atheist

Founding Artists of Metal
These are bands from the late 60s and early 70s, which were ranked for their greatness, and more importantly, how much they influenced and contributed to metal.

  1. Black Sabbath
  2. Deep Purple
  3. Led Zeppelin
  4. Jimi Hendrix Experience
  5. Alice Cooper
  6. The Who
  7. Aerosmith
  8. Blue Cheer
  9. Pink Floyd
10. The Doors
11. Grand Funk Railroad
12. The Kinks
13. Cream
14. Thin Lizzy
15. Steppenwolf
16. Ten Years After
17. UFO
18. Jethro Tull
19. MC5
20. Uriah Heep
21. King Crimson
22. The Yardbirds
23. Yes
24. Iron Butterfly
25. Velvet Underground
26. The Stooges
27. The Jeff Beck Group
28. Big Brother/Holding Company
29. Vanilla Fudge
30. The Move


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