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191 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Judas Priest
1970, United Kingdom
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Painkiller (1990)  #1
2
Iron Maiden
1975, United Kingdom
Heavy Metal, NWOBHM
3
Black Sabbath
1969, United Kingdom
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Doom Metal
Paranoid (1970)  #15
Heaven and Hell (1980)  #27
Master of Reality (1971)  #102
4
Ozzy Osbourne
United Kingdom
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Blizzard of Ozz (1980)  #34
Tribute: Randy Rhoads (1987)  [Live]  #74
Diary of a Madman (1981)  #683
5
Scorpions
1964, Germany
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Pop Rock
Moment of Glory (2000)  #283
Love at First Sting (1984)  #299
Sting in the Tail (2010)  #302
6
Impellitteri
1987, United States
Heavy Metal, Neoclassical Metal
Screaming Symphony (1996)  #236
Stand in Line (1988)  #399
7
Rage
1986, Germany
Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, Power Metal
Lingua Mortis (1996)  #451
Strings to a Web (2010)  #552
Trapped! (1992)  #769
8
Primal Fear
1997, Germany
Heavy Metal, Power Metal
Unbreakable (2012)  #491
Devil's Ground (2004)  #857
Delivering the Black (2014)  #1083
9
Savatage
1983, United States
Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, Hard Rock
Gutter Ballet (1989)  #244
Streets: A Rock Opera (1991)  #364
Dead Winter Dead (1995)  #682
10
Queensrÿche
1982, United States
Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal
Empire (1990)  #911
Operation: Livecrime (1992)  [Live]  #1113
11
Dio
1982, United States
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Holy Diver (1983)  #130
The Last in Line (1984)  #371
12
부활 (Boohwal)
1985, Korea
Heavy Metal, Rock, K-Pop
II : Remember (1987)  #103
III : 기억상실 (1993)  #401
Volume 1 (1986)  #960
13
Iced Earth
1988, United States
Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Thrash Metal
Alive in Athens (1999)  [Live]  #631
The Glorious Burden (2004)  #1076
Horror Show (2001)  #1106
14
Avenged Sevenfold
1999, United States
Heavy Metal, Metalcore, Hard Rock
City of Evil (2005)  #626
Nightmare (2010)  #749
Hail to the King (2013)  [Single]
15
Accept
1976, Germany
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Metal Heart (1985)  #813
Balls to the Wall (1983)  #846
Blood of the Nations (2010)  #881
16
Motörhead
1975, United Kingdom
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Ace of Spades (1980)  #60
Overkill (1979)  #332
Inferno (2004)
17
Firewind
1998, Greece
Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Neoclassical Metal
Days of Defiance (2010)  #551
The Premonition (2008)  #946
Allegiance (2006)  #1493
18
Crimson Glory
1983, United States
Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal
Transcendence (1988)  #87
Crimson Glory (1986)  #183
Strange and Beautiful (1991)  #3932
19
Anthem
1981, Japan
Heavy Metal, Power Metal
Bound to Break (1987)  #485
Hunting Time (1989)  #691
Immortal (2006)  #935
20
King Diamond
1985, Denmark
Heavy Metal
Abigail (1987)  #347
Conspiracy (1989)  #886
Fatal Portrait (1986)  #1336
21
W.A.S.P.
1982, United States
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Glam Metal
The Crimson Idol (1992)  #250
W.A.S.P. (1984)  #1296
The Headless Children (1989)  #1350
22
Alice in Chains
1987, United States
Heavy Metal, Grunge
Dirt (1992)  #304
Alice in Chains (1995)  #1468
MTV Unplugged (1996)  [Live]  #1671
23
HammerFall
1993, Sweden
Heavy Metal, Power Metal
Threshold (2006)  #1241
Crimson Thunder (2002)  #1708
24
Metal Church
1980, United States
Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal
Metal Church (1984)  #348
The Dark (1986)  #1041
Live (1998)  [Live]  #1486
25
Downhell
2003, Korea
Heavy Metal
At the End of Death (2006)  #1088
Karma (2008)  [EP]  #3232
26
Battle Beast
2005, Finland
Heavy Metal
Steel (2011)  #811
Battle Beast (2013)  #849
Bringer of Pain (2017)  #1771
27
Marty Friedman
United States
Heavy Metal, Neoclassical Metal, Progressive Metal
Dragon's Kiss (1988)  #1014
Scenes (1992)  #1452
Loudspeaker (2006)  #1942
28
Black Hole
1986, Korea
Heavy Metal
Hero (2005)  #947
Made in Korea (1995)  #1387
Survive (1990)  #1498
29
Dream Evil
1999, Sweden
Heavy Metal
Evilized (2003)  #1434
In the Night (2010)  #2251
30
Loudness
1981, Japan
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Soldier of Fortune (1989)  #1896
Hurricane Eyes (1987)  #2638
Disillusion (1984)  #2749
31
Manowar
1980, United States
Heavy Metal, Power Metal
Kings of Metal (1988)  #1431
Louder Than Hell (1996)  #2846
32
Halford
1999, United Kingdom
Heavy Metal
Live Insurrection (2001)  [Live]  #452
Resurrection (2000)  #1560
33
Beast in Black
2015, Finland
Heavy Metal, Power Metal
Berserker (2017)  #565
From Hell With Love (2019)  #1321
34
The Poodles
2005, Sweden
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, AOR
Performocracy (2011)  #635
Clash of the Elements (2009)  #1175
Sweet Trade (2007)  #1357
35
Running Wild
1979, Germany
Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Speed Metal
Port Royal (1988)  #1160
Death or Glory (1989)  #1487
36
Venom
1979, United Kingdom
Heavy Metal, Speed Metal, NWOBHM
Welcome to Hell (1981)  #1888
Black Metal (1982)  #2160
Warhead (1984)  [Single]
37
Mercyful Fate
1981, Denmark
Heavy Metal
Don't Break the Oath (1984)  #209
Melissa (1983)  #1648
In the Shadows (1993)  #2395
38
Rob Rock
United States
Heavy Metal, Power Metal
39
Pretty Maids
1981, Denmark
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
40
Budgie
1967, United Kingdom
Heavy Metal, Progressive Rock, Hard Rock
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Artists : 36,826
Reviews : 8,768
Albums : 132,508
Lyrics : 173,586
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