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Best Avant-garde Metal Bands

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44 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Mayhem
1984, Norway
Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal
Chimera (2004)  #1200
De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive (2016)  [Live]  #1336
2
Deathspell Omega
1998, France
Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal
Paracletus (2010)  #489
Kénôse (2005)  [EP]  #823
3
Sigh
1990, Japan
Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal
Imaginary Sonicscape (2001)  #237
Scenes From Hell (2010)  #984
Scorn Defeat (1993)  #1412
4
Arcturus
1991, Norway
Progressive Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
The Sham Mirrors (2002)  #226
Aspera Hiems Symfonia (1996)  #516
5
Devil Doll
1987, Slovenia
Avant-garde Metal, Symphonic Metal, Progressive Metal, Rock & Roll
Dies Irae (1996)  #1329
Devil Doll 5 CD Box (2008)  [Boxed set]
6
Ihsahn
Norway
Progressive Metal, Avant-garde Metal
Arktis. (2016)  #1356
angL (2008)  #1864
After (2010)  #2161
7
Hail Spirit Noir
2010, Greece
Black Metal, Psychedelic Rock, Avant-garde Metal
Pneuma (2012)  #448
Mayhem in Blue (2016)  #3279
Oi Magoi (2014)  #5640
8
Diablo Swing Orchestra
2003, Sweden
Avant-garde Metal, Progressive Metal
9
Abigor
1993, Austria
Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal
10
Solefald
1995, Norway
Progressive Metal, Post-Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal
11
Faith No More
1982, United States
Avant-garde Metal, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal
The Real Thing (1989)  #1115
We Care a Lot (1987)  [Single]
Epic (1990)  [Single]
12
Gorguts
1989, Canada
Technical Death Metal, Avant-garde Metal
Obscura (1998)  #723
The Erosion of Sanity (1993)  #1624
From Wisdom to Hate (2001)  #3439
13
Peste Noire
2000, France
Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal
14
In the Woods...
1991, Norway
Progressive Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Atmospheric Black Metal
Pure (2016)  #1914
Heart of the Ages (1995)  #1924
Live At the Caledonien Hall (2003)  [Live]  #2117
15
Unexpect
1996, Canada
Avant-garde Metal, Progressive Metal
In a Flesh Aquarium (2006)  #4366
We, Invaders (2003)  [EP]
16
Rainy Sun
Korea
Avant-garde Metal
Porno Virus (1998)  #845
Origin (2009)  #2938
Woman (2003)
17
Oranssi Pazuzu
2007, Finland
Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal
Värähtelijä (2016)  #707
Kosmonument (2011)  #4136
18
Zeal and Ardor
2014, United States
Avant-garde Metal, Black Metal
Stranger Fruit (2018)  #2462
Devil Is Fine (2016)  #3625
Live in London (2019)  [Live]
19
Pensées Nocturnes
2008, France
Avant-garde Metal, Depressive Black Metal
Vacuum (2009)  #1976
Grotesque (2010)  #6306
20
Thy Catafalque
1998, Hungary
Avant-garde Metal, Progressive Metal
Vadak (2021)  #1770
Sgùrr (2015)
Rengeteg (2011)  #3460
21
Blut aus Nord
1994, France
Atmospheric Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Black Metal
22
Buckethead
United States
Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, Funk Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Experimental Rock, Instrumental
Colma (1998)  #4166
23
Alchemist
Australia
Avant-garde Metal, Progressive Metal
Organasm (2000)
Tripsis (2007)  #3247
24
Mr. Bungle
1985, United States
Avant-garde Metal, Fusion
25
Igorrr
France
Breakcore, Avant-garde Metal, Experimental
26
Maudlin of the Well
United States
Progressive Metal, Avant-garde Metal
Bath (2001)  #2060
27
Manes
Norway
Electro Avant-garde metal
28
Furia
2003, Poland
Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Experimental Rock
Księżyc milczy luty (2016)  #6035
Płoń (2009)  [EP]
29
Ex Eye
2016, United States
Avant-garde Metal, Progressive Metal
Ex Eye (2017)  #3696
30
Sopor Aeternus and the Ensemble of Shadows
1989, Germany
Darkwave, Avant-garde Metal, Neoclassical Metal
31
Kekal
1995, Indonesia
Avant-garde Metal, Black Metal, Progressive Metal
32
Peccatum
1998, Norway
Progressive Metal, Avant-garde Metal
33
Kayo Dot
2003, United States
Avant-garde Metal, Post-Metal
Hubardo (2013)
Choirs of the Eye (2003)  #4778
34
Akphaezya
2002, France
Avant-garde Metal, Gothic Metal, Progressive Metal
35
Shining
1999, Norway
Avant-garde Metal, Progressive Metal, Experimental Rock
36
Au Revoir Michelle
2009, Korea
Progressive Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Folk Metal
Les Cris De La Nuit (2012)  #4329
님의 찬미 (2012)  [Single]
흥보가 기가막혀 (2012)  [Single]
37
Dødheimsgard
1994, Norway
Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Industrial Metal
666 International (1999)  #7037
Satanic Art (1998)  [EP]
38
Imperial Triumphant
2005, United States
Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal
Alphaville (2020)  #7758
39
Fleurety
1991, Norway
Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Progressive Metal
Min tid skal komme (1995)  #5060
Black snow (1993)  [Demo]
Last-Minute Lies (1999)  [EP]
40
Phlebotomized
1990, Netherlands
Death Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Progressive Metal
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 39,842
Reviews : 9,582
Albums : 144,662
Lyrics : 194,065