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334 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)  #39
5
Iron Maiden
1975, United Kingdom
Heavy Metal, NWOBHM
6
Black Sabbath
1969, United Kingdom
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Doom Metal
Paranoid (1970)  #17
Heaven and Hell (1980)  #24
Black Sabbath (1970)  #106
7
Gamma Ray
1989, Germany
Power Metal, Speed Metal, Heavy Metal
Land of the Free (1995)  #116
Power Plant (1999)  #153
8
Yngwie Malmsteen
Sweden
Neoclassical Metal, Heavy Metal
9
Deep Purple
1968, United Kingdom
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues Rock
Machine Head (1972)  #8
In Rock (1970)  #119
Made in Japan (1972)  [Live]  #150
10
Testament
1986, United States
Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
The Legacy (1987)  #304
The Gathering (1999)  #377
Dark Roots of Earth (2012)  #458
11
Ozzy Osbourne
United Kingdom
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Blizzard of Ozz (1980)  #32
Tribute: Randy Rhoads (1987)  [Live]  #75
Bark at the Moon (1983)  #689
12
Edguy
1992, Germany
Power Metal, Heavy Metal
Mandrake (2001)  #99
Hellfire Club (2004)  #188
Theater of Salvation (1999)  #459
13
Royal Hunt
1989, Denmark
Progressive Metal, Heavy Metal, Neoclassical Metal, Symphonic Metal
Paradox (1997)  #59
Show Me How to Live (2011)  #238
1996 (1996)  [Live]  #397
14
Pantera
1981, United States
Groove Metal, Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal
15
Darkthrone
1987, Norway
Black Metal, Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal
16
Scorpions
1964, Germany
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Pop Rock
Moment of Glory (2000)  #290
Love at First Sting (1984)  #306
Sting in the Tail (2010)  #308
17
Impellitteri
1987, United States
Heavy Metal, Neoclassical Metal
Screaming Symphony (1996)  #236
Stand in Line (1988)  #392
18
X Japan
1982, Japan
Visual Kei, Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, Power Metal
Blue Blood (1989)  #118
Jealousy (1991)  #512
Endless Rain (1989)  [Single]
19
Rage
1986, Germany
Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, Power Metal
Lingua Mortis (1996)  #471
Strings to a Web (2010)  #576
Trapped! (1992)  #862
20
Trivium
1999, United States
Melodic Metalcore, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
Ascendancy (2005)  #95
Shogun (2008)  #852
The Crusade (2006)  #1077
21
Primal Fear
1997, Germany
Heavy Metal, Power Metal
Unbreakable (2012)  #526
Devil's Ground (2004)  #898
Seven Seals (2005)  #1021
22
Rainbow
1975, United Kingdom
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, AOR
Rising (1976)  #215
23
Dio
1982, United States
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Holy Diver (1983)  #104
The Last in Line (1984)  #331
24
Savatage
1983, United States
Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, Hard Rock
Gutter Ballet (1989)  #259
Streets: A Rock Opera (1991)  #364
Dead Winter Dead (1995)  #631
25
Queensrÿche
1982, United States
Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal
The Verdict (2019)  #876
Empire (1990)  #885
26
Skid Row
1986, United States
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Glam Metal
Slave to the Grind (1991)  #189
Skid Row (1989)  #217
Subhuman Race (1995)  #1764
27
Iced Earth
1988, United States
Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Thrash Metal
Alive in Athens (1999)  [Live]  #511
Horror Show (2001)  #1122
28
Mötley Crüe
1981, United States
Glam Metal, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Dr. Feelgood (1989)  #192
Girls, Girls, Girls (1987)  #1227
Shout at the Devil (1983)  #1401
29
부활 (Boohwal)
1985, Korea
Heavy Metal, Rock, K-Pop
II : Remember (1987)  #107
III : 기억상실 (1993)  #389
Volume 1 (1986)  #957
30
Amon Amarth
1992, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Heavy Metal
31
Accept
1976, Germany
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Balls to the Wall (1983)  #710
Metal Heart (1985)  #763
Blood of the Nations (2010)  #921
32
Stryper
1983, United States
Hard Rock, Glam Metal, Heavy Metal, Christian Rock
Against the Law (1990)  #2053
In God We Trust (1988)  #2141
33
Avenged Sevenfold
1999, United States
Heavy Metal, Metalcore, Hard Rock
City of Evil (2005)  #589
Nightmare (2010)  #779
Hail to the King (2013)  [Single]
34
Motörhead
1975, United Kingdom
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Ace of Spades (1980)  #78
Overkill (1979)  #462
Inferno (2004)  #813
35
김경호 (Kim Kyungho)
Korea
K-Pop, Hard Rock, Rock, Heavy Metal
00:00:1998 (1998)  #837
1997 (1997)  #1300
Alive (2009)  [EP]  #2286
36
Anthem
1981, Japan
Heavy Metal, Power Metal
Bound to Break (1987)  #500
Hunting Time (1989)  #713
Immortal (2006)  #973
37
Firewind
1998, Greece
Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Neoclassical Metal
Days of Defiance (2010)  #575
The Premonition (2008)  #982
Allegiance (2006)  #1649
38
Crimson Glory
1983, United States
Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal
Transcendence (1988)  #92
Crimson Glory (1986)  #185
Astronomica (1999)  #5314
39
Annihilator
1984, Canada
Thrash Metal, Technical Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
Never Neverland (1990)  #537
Alice in Hell (1989)  #1070
Set the World on Fire (1993)  #2583
40
Disturbed
1996, United States
Nu Metal, Heavy Metal, Alternative Metal
The Sound of Silence (2015)  [Single]
Ten Thousand Fists (2005)  #1252
Perfect Insanity (2008)  [Single]
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 38,792
Reviews : 9,050
Albums : 139,489
Lyrics : 185,482