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186 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)  #92
4
Ozzy Osbourne
United Kingdom
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Blizzard of Ozz (1980)  #31
Tribute: Randy Rhoads (1987)  [Live]  #71
Diary of a Madman (1981)  #640
5
Scorpions
1964, Germany
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Pop Rock
Moment of Glory (2000)  #267
Love at First Sting (1984)  #300
Sting in the Tail (2010)  #302
6
Impellitteri
1987, United States
Heavy Metal, Neoclassical Metal
Screaming Symphony (1996)  #233
Stand in Line (1988)  #419
7
Rage
1986, Germany
Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, Power Metal
Lingua Mortis (1996)  #429
Strings to a Web (2010)  #528
Trapped! (1992)  #746
8
Primal Fear
1997, Germany
Heavy Metal, Power Metal
Unbreakable (2012)  #485
Devil's Ground (2004)  #830
Delivering the Black (2014)  #1064
9
Dio
1982, United States
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Holy Diver (1983)  #121
The Last in Line (1984)  #349
10
Queensrÿche
1982, United States
Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal
Empire (1990)  #892
Operation: Livecrime (1992)  [Live]  #1093
11
Savatage
1983, United States
Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, Hard Rock
Gutter Ballet (1989)  #237
Streets: A Rock Opera (1991)  #471
Dead Winter Dead (1995)  #783
12
부활 (Boohwal)
1985, Korea
Heavy Metal, Rock, K-Pop
II : Remember (1987)  #96
III : 기억상실 (1993)  #387
Volume 1 (1986)  #944
13
Iced Earth
1988, United States
Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Thrash Metal
Alive in Athens (1999)  [Live]  #608
The Glorious Burden (2004)  #1057
Horror Show (2001)  #1087
14
Avenged Sevenfold
1999, United States
Heavy Metal, Metalcore, Hard Rock
City of Evil (2005)  #604
Nightmare (2010)  #733
Hail to the King (2013)  [Single]
15
Accept
1976, Germany
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Metal Heart (1985)  #789
Balls to the Wall (1983)  #815
Blood of the Nations (2010)  #854
16
Motörhead
1975, United Kingdom
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Ace of Spades (1980)  #61
Overkill (1979)  #325
Inferno (2004)
17
Firewind
1998, Greece
Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Neoclassical Metal
Days of Defiance (2010)  #619
The Premonition (2008)  #941
Allegiance (2006)  #1577
18
Anthem
1981, Japan
Heavy Metal, Power Metal
Bound to Break (1987)  #480
Hunting Time (1989)  #676
Immortal (2006)  #918
19
Crimson Glory
1983, United States
Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal
Transcendence (1988)  #102
Crimson Glory (1986)  #186
Strange and Beautiful (1991)  #3954
20
King Diamond
1985, Denmark
Heavy Metal
Abigail (1987)  #340
Conspiracy (1989)  #861
Them (1988)  #1261
21
Alice in Chains
1987, United States
Heavy Metal, Grunge
Dirt (1992)  #355
Facelift (1990)  #1862
MTV Unplugged (1996)  [Live]  #2151
22
W.A.S.P.
1982, United States
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Glam Metal
The Crimson Idol (1992)  #256
The Headless Children (1989)  #1206
W.A.S.P. (1984)  #1256
23
HammerFall
1993, Sweden
Heavy Metal, Power Metal
Threshold (2006)  #1211
Crimson Thunder (2002)  #1665
24
Downhell
2003, Korea
Heavy Metal
At the End of Death (2006)  #1068
Karma (2008)  [EP]  #3160
25
Battle Beast
2005, Finland
Heavy Metal
Steel (2011)  #755
Battle Beast (2013)  #894
Bringer of Pain (2017)  #1728
26
Metal Church
1980, United States
Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Thrash Metal
Metal Church (1984)  #341
The Dark (1986)  #1181
Live (1998)  [Live]  #1455
27
Black Hole
1986, Korea
Heavy Metal
Hero (2005)  #932
Made in Korea (1995)  #1356
Survive (1990)  #1467
28
Marty Friedman
United States
Heavy Metal, Neoclassical Metal, Progressive Metal
Dragon's Kiss (1988)  #1067
Scenes (1992)  #1688
Loudspeaker (2006)  #1901
29
Manowar
1980, United States
Heavy Metal, Power Metal
Kings of Metal (1988)  #1402
Louder Than Hell (1996)  #2782
30
Dream Evil
1999, Sweden
Heavy Metal
Evilized (2003)  #1397
In the Night (2010)  #2118
31
Halford
1999, United Kingdom
Heavy Metal
Live Insurrection (2001)  [Live]  #388
Resurrection (2000)  #1523
32
Loudness
1981, Japan
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Soldier of Fortune (1989)  #1871
Disillusion (1984)  #2623
33
Beast in Black
2015, Finland
Heavy Metal, Power Metal
Berserker (2017)  #549
From Hell With Love (2019)  #1440
34
The Poodles
2005, Sweden
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, AOR
Performocracy (2011)  #611
Clash of the Elements (2009)  #1155
Sweet Trade (2007)  #1323
35
Venom
1979, United Kingdom
Heavy Metal, Speed Metal, NWOBHM
Welcome to Hell (1981)  #1845
Black Metal (1982)  #2095
Warhead (1984)  [Single]
36
Running Wild
1979, Germany
Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Speed Metal
Port Royal (1988)  #1140
Death or Glory (1989)  #1456
Masquerade (1995)  #2201
37
Mercyful Fate
1981, Denmark
Heavy Metal
Don't Break the Oath (1984)  #205
Melissa (1983)  #1603
In the Shadows (1993)  #2340
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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Info / Statistics
Artists : 35,874
Reviews : 8,591
Albums : 128,871
Lyrics : 165,884