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Best Avant-garde Metal Bands

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47 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Mayhem
1984, Norway
Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal
2
Deathspell Omega
1998, France
Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal
Paracletus (2010)  #650
Kénôse (2005)  [EP]  #915
3
Sigh
1990, Japan
Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal
Imaginary Sonicscape (2001)  #302
Scenes From Hell (2010)  #1082
In Somniphobia (2012)  #1407
4
Arcturus
1991, Norway
Progressive Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Symphonic Black Metal
The Sham Mirrors (2002)  #208
Aspera Hiems Symfonia (1996)  #655
5
Devil Doll
1987, Slovenia
Avant-garde Metal, Symphonic Metal, Progressive Metal, Rock & Roll
Dies Irae (1996)  #1470
Devil Doll 5 CD Box (2008)  [Boxed set]
6
Ihsahn
Norway
Progressive Metal, Avant-garde Metal
Arktis. (2016)  #1419
angL (2008)  #2071
After (2010)  #2560
7
Faith No More
1982, United States
Avant-garde Metal, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal
The Real Thing (1989)  #990
We Care a Lot (1987)  [Single]
Epic (1990)  [Single]
8
Abigor
1993, Austria
Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal
9
Hail Spirit Noir
2010, Greece
Black Metal, Psychedelic Rock, Avant-garde Metal
Pneuma (2012)  #508
Mayhem in Blue (2016)  #3600
Oi Magoi (2014)  #6134
10
Diablo Swing Orchestra
2003, Sweden
Avant-garde Metal, Progressive Metal
11
Gorguts
1989, Canada
Death Metal, Technical Death Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Dissonant Death Metal
Obscura (1998)  #689
The Erosion of Sanity (1993)  #1484
From Wisdom to Hate (2001)  #2600
12
Solefald
1995, Norway
Progressive Metal, Post-Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal
13
In the Woods...
1991, Norway
Progressive Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Atmospheric Black Metal
Pure (2016)  #2122
Live At the Caledonien Hall (2003)  [Live]  #2346
Heart of the Ages (1995)  #2519
14
Peste Noire
2000, France
Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal
15
Blut aus Nord
1994, France
Atmospheric Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Black Metal
16
Unexpect
1996, Canada
Avant-garde Metal, Progressive Metal
In a Flesh Aquarium (2006)  #4774
We, Invaders (2003)  [EP]
17
Rainy Sun
Korea
Avant-garde Metal
Porno Virus (1998)  #937
Origin (2009)  #3248
Woman (2003)
18
Oranssi Pazuzu
2007, Finland
Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal
Värähtelijä (2016)  #784
Kosmonument (2011)  #4525
19
Portal
1994, Australia
Dissonant Death Metal, Avant-garde Metal
Seepia (2003)  #1292
Outre' (2007)  #3775
Vexovoid (2013)  #4734
20
Zeal and Ardor
2014, United States
Avant-garde Metal, Black Metal
Stranger Fruit (2018)  #2737
Devil Is Fine (2016)  #4000
Live in London (2019)  [Live]
21
Thy Catafalque
1998, Hungary
Avant-garde Metal, Progressive Metal
Vadak (2021)  #2797
Sgùrr (2015)
Rengeteg (2011)  #3805
22
Pensées Nocturnes
2008, France
Avant-garde Metal, Depressive Black Metal
Vacuum (2009)  #2202
Grotesque (2010)  #6849
23
Buckethead
United States
Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, Funk Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Experimental Rock, Instrumental
Colma (1998)  #4553
24
Alchemist
Australia
Avant-garde Metal, Progressive Metal
Organasm (2000)
Tripsis (2007)  #3558
25
Igorrr
France
Breakcore, Avant-garde Metal, Experimental
26
Maudlin of the Well
United States
Progressive Metal, Avant-garde Metal
Bath (2001)  #2271
27
Mr. Bungle
1985, United States
Avant-garde Metal, Fusion
28
Manes
Norway
Electro Avant-garde metal
29
Schammasch
2009, Switzerland
Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal
30
Furia
2003, Poland
Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Experimental Rock
31
Ex Eye
2016, United States
Avant-garde Metal, Progressive Metal
Ex Eye (2017)  #4081
32
Sopor Aeternus and the Ensemble of Shadows
1989, Germany
Darkwave, Avant-garde Metal, Neoclassical Metal
33
Kekal
1995, Indonesia
Avant-garde Metal, Black Metal, Progressive Metal
34
Peccatum
1998, Norway
Progressive Metal, Avant-garde Metal
35
Kayo Dot
2003, United States
Avant-garde Metal, Post-Metal
Hubardo (2013)
Choirs of the Eye (2003)  #5206
36
Dødheimsgard
1994, Norway
Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Industrial Metal
37
Imperial Triumphant
2005, United States
Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Dissonant Death Metal
38
Akphaezya
2002, France
Avant-garde Metal, Gothic Metal, Progressive Metal
39
Shining
1999, Norway
Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Rock, Avant-garde Metal, Progressive Metal, Experimental Rock, Alternative Rock, Pop Rock,
40
Au Revoir Michelle
2009, Korea
Progressive Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Folk Metal
Les Cris De La Nuit (2012)  #4733
님의 찬미 (2012)  [Single]
흥보가 기가막혀 (2012)  [Single]
41
Fleurety
1991, Norway
Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Progressive Metal
Min tid skal komme (1995)  #5021
Black snow (1993)  [Demo]
Last-Minute Lies (1999)  [EP]
42
Phlebotomized
1990, Netherlands
Death Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Progressive Metal
43
Ephel Duath
1998, Italy
Progressive Post-Black Metal, Avant-garde Metal
44
Pan.Thy.Monium
1990, Sweden
Avant-garde Metal, Death Metal
Khaooohs & Kon-Fus-Ion (1996)  #7700
Dream II (1991)  [EP]
Khaooohs (1993)
45
Liturgy
2005, United States
Avant-garde Metal, Black Metal
H.A.Q.Q. (2019)  #7413
Aesthethica (2011)  #8014
46
Ved Buens Ende
Norway
Avant-garde Metal, Black Metal
Written in Waters (1995)  #8243
47
Fantômas
1998, United States
Avant-garde Metal
1
Info / Statistics
Artists : 42,616
Reviews : 9,978
Albums : 153,321
Lyrics : 198,799