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351 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Judas Priest
1970, United Kingdom
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Painkiller (1990)  #1
2
Megadeth
1983, United States
Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal
3
Helloween
1983, Germany
Power Metal, Heavy Metal
4
Metallica
1981, United States
Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
Ride the Lightning (1984)  #6
Master of Puppets (1986)  #28
5
Iron Maiden
1975, United Kingdom
Heavy Metal, NWOBHM
6
Black Sabbath
1969, United Kingdom
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Doom Metal
Paranoid (1970)  #19
Heaven and Hell (1980)  #24
Black Sabbath (1970)  #115
7
Gamma Ray
1989, Germany
Power Metal, Speed Metal, Heavy Metal
Land of the Free (1995)  #119
Power Plant (1999)  #146
8
Yngwie Malmsteen
Sweden
Neoclassical Metal, Heavy Metal
9
Deep Purple
1968, United Kingdom
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues Rock
Machine Head (1972)  #12
In Rock (1970)  #110
Made in Japan (1972)  [Live]  #134
10
Testament
1986, United States
Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
The Legacy (1987)  #292
The Gathering (1999)  #377
Dark Roots of Earth (2012)  #453
11
Ozzy Osbourne
United Kingdom
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Blizzard of Ozz (1980)  #34
Tribute: Randy Rhoads (1987)  [Live]  #78
Bark at the Moon (1983)  #711
12
Royal Hunt
1989, Denmark
Progressive Metal, Heavy Metal, Neoclassical Metal, Symphonic Metal
Paradox (1997)  #59
Show Me How to Live (2011)  #277
1996 (1996)  [Live]  #429
13
Pantera
1981, United States
Groove Metal, Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal
14
Edguy
1992, Germany
Power Metal, Heavy Metal
Mandrake (2001)  #102
Hellfire Club (2004)  #214
Theater of Salvation (1999)  #440
15
Darkthrone
1987, Norway
Black Metal, Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal
16
Scorpions
1964, Germany
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Pop Rock
Love at First Sting (1984)  #283
Moment of Glory (2000)  #293
Sting in the Tail (2010)  #331
17
Impellitteri
1987, United States
Heavy Metal, Neoclassical Metal
Screaming Symphony (1996)  #275
Stand in Line (1988)  #422
18
Trivium
1999, United States
Melodic Metalcore, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
Ascendancy (2005)  #116
Shogun (2008)  #865
19
X Japan
1982, Japan
Visual Kei, Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, Power Metal
Blue Blood (1989)  #135
Jealousy (1991)  #444
Endless Rain (1989)  [Single]
20
Rage
1986, Germany
Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, Power Metal
Lingua Mortis (1996)  #525
Strings to a Web (2010)  #596
Trapped! (1992)  #694
21
Rainbow
1975, United Kingdom
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, AOR
Rising (1976)  #153
22
Primal Fear
1997, Germany
Heavy Metal, Power Metal
Unbreakable (2012)  #573
Seven Seals (2005)  #744
Devil's Ground (2004)  #1001
23
Dio
1982, United States
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Holy Diver (1983)  #87
The Last in Line (1984)  #364
24
Savatage
1983, United States
Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, Hard Rock
Gutter Ballet (1989)  #263
Streets: A Rock Opera (1991)  #356
Dead Winter Dead (1995)  #584
25
Queensrÿche
1982, United States
Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal
The Verdict (2019)  #725
Empire (1990)  #965
26
Skid Row
1986, United States
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Glam Metal
Slave to the Grind (1991)  #190
Skid Row (1989)  #216
Subhuman Race (1995)  #1571
27
Mötley Crüe
1981, United States
Glam Metal, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Dr. Feelgood (1989)  #194
Girls, Girls, Girls (1987)  #1031
Shout at the Devil (1983)  #1617
28
Iced Earth
1988, United States
Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Thrash Metal
Alive in Athens (1999)  [Live]  #562
The Glorious Burden (2004)  #1222
29
Accept
1976, Germany
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Blood of the Nations (2010)  #733
Balls to the Wall (1983)  #780
Metal Heart (1985)  #868
30
Amon Amarth
1992, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Heavy Metal
31
Stryper
1983, United States
Hard Rock, Glam Metal, Heavy Metal, Christian Rock
Against the Law (1990)  #1928
In God We Trust (1988)  #2025
32
Avenged Sevenfold
1999, United States
Heavy Metal, Metalcore, Hard Rock
City of Evil (2005)  #685
Nightmare (2010)  #802
Avenged Sevenfold (2007)  #1290
33
부활 (Boohwal)
1985, Korea
Heavy Metal, Rock, K-Pop
II : Remember (1987)  #122
III : 기억상실 (1993)  #424
Volume 1 (1986)  #1214
34
Motörhead
1975, United Kingdom
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Ace of Spades (1980)  #86
Overkill (1979)  #433
Inferno (2004)  #876
35
김경호 (Kim Kyungho)
Korea
K-Pop, Hard Rock, Rock, Heavy Metal
00:00:1998 (1998)  #970
1997 (1997)  #1387
Alive (2009)  [EP]  #2425
36
Firewind
1998, Greece
Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Neoclassical Metal
Days of Defiance (2010)  #576
The Premonition (2008)  #1044
Allegiance (2006)  #1747
37
Anthem
1981, Japan
Heavy Metal, Power Metal
Bound to Break (1987)  #550
Hunting Time (1989)  #762
Immortal (2006)  #1036
38
Crimson Glory
1983, United States
Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal
Transcendence (1988)  #90
Crimson Glory (1986)  #186
Astronomica (1999)  #5658
39
Annihilator
1984, Canada
Thrash Metal, Technical Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
Never Neverland (1990)  #468
Alice in Hell (1989)  #1115
Set the World on Fire (1993)  #2758
40
Disturbed
1996, United States
Nu Metal, Heavy Metal, Alternative Metal
The Sound of Silence (2015)  [Single]
Ten Thousand Fists (2005)  #1391
Perfect Insanity (2008)  [Single]
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 39,852
Reviews : 9,583
Albums : 144,700
Lyrics : 194,293