Top 10 Metal Bands of All Time

In late 1960s and early 1970s, Heavy Metal music was developed and it is genre of rock music. It is largely started in United States and United Kingdom. We have prepared this article for those people who have interest in knowing about Top 10 Metal Bands of All Time. Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and purple were the first heavy metal bands and they attracted the large number of audiences towards Heavy Metal Music. For getting the list of Ten Best American Metal Bands of all time, you are just required to read this article thoroughly.

Here is the list of Top 10 Metal Bands of 2016 you could go for with your brand new car or your favorite one you have.

Top 10 Metal Bands of All Time

  1. Metallica


Metallica is American heavy metal band which was started in the year 1981 and the band is formed in Los Angeles, California. The band’s current line-up comprising founding members Hetfield and Ulrich, bassist Robert Trujillo and longtime lead guitarist Kirk Hammett. Metallica band has released 37 singles, 4 live albums, 5 extended plays, 26 music videos and 9 studio albums. The band has got 8 Grammy Awards and on the Billboard 200, 5 of albums have successively debuted at number one. Metallica Band ranks as one of most victorious bands of all time and globally, it sold more than 110 million records. Soon, the band is going to be released their 10 studio album in the year 2016.

  1. Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath is English rock band which was started in the year 1968 and was formed in Birmingham. Bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler, drummer Bill Ward Guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi and singer Ozzy Osbourne was formed this band. This band also composed songs on political corruption, dangers of drug abuse, social instability and apocalyptic prophecies of horrors of war.  MTV were ranked this band as “Greatest Metal Band” of all time and in VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock” list, this band is placed at second. Globally, the band is sold more than 70 million records. For Best Metal Performance, They have also won 2 Grammy Awards.

  1. Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden

Bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris was formed the band “Iron Maiden” in the year 1975 in Leyton, east London. This band has released 38 albums which includes 4 EPs, 16 studio albums, 7 compilations and 11 live albums.  In the history, the band is considered as one of the most victorious heavy metal bands. In the year 2015, globally, the band has sold more than 90 million albums. Throughout their career, this band has played more than 2000 live shows as on October 2013. There are various awards wo0n by this band such as 2 Bandit Rock Awards, 1 Brit Awards, 1 Grammy awards, 3 Metal Storm Awards, 8 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards and many other awards.

  1. Slayer


Guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King formed Slayer Band in the year 1981. The band s is American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California. This band is credited as one of the “big four” thrash metal bands with Megadeth, Anthrax and Metallica. Since its introduced album in the year 1983, Band has released box set, 6 music videos, 12 studio albums, 2 extended plays, 2 live albums and cover album. In the United States, 4 of band’s studio albums have got the certification of gold. Globally, this band has played at several music festivals which including Download, Ozzfest and Unholy Alliance. The band has got nominations of 5 Grammy awards out of which they won 2 awards. They have also won 2 Kerrang Awards, 1 Metal Edge Readers’ Choice Awards and 1 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards.

  1. Megadeth


Megadeth was formed in the year 1983 by the guitarist Dave Mustaine. This band is from Los Angeles, California and it is an American heavy metal band. The band is certified as one of genre’s “big four” with Slayer, Metallica and Anthrax. Till the year 2014, globally, the band has sold more than 50 million records and earned certificate of platinum in the United States for 5 of its 14 studio albums and also received the nominations of eleven Grammy awards. This band has also won 1 Genesis Awards, 2 Loudwire Music Awards, 2 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards, 1 Revolver Golden Gods Awards and 1 Kerrang! Awards.

  1. Judas Priest

Judas Priest

Judas Priest was formed in the year 1969 and in Birmingham, England, this band was formed and it is British heavy metal band. The band has sold more than 45 million albums to date. MTV ranked this band as 2nd best metal band of all time. In the year 2010, the band has got Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance. The songs of this band have featured in video games like the Rock Band and Guitar Hero series. The band style has always fixed in heavy metal and many of their albums reflect varied aspect of genre.

  1. Pantera


Pantera was American heavy metal band which was formed in the year 1981 in Arlington, Texas. On the Billboard 200, Far Beyond Driven (1994) debuted album was at number one. There were various labels of this band such are Metal Magic, Atco, East West  and Elektra. Abbott brothers was disbanded the band in the year 2003. When in 1990’s, the band introduced their fifth album “Cowboys from Hell” then with this Pantera brought groove metal sound.

  1. Death


Death band was come into existence in the year 1983 through guitarist and vocalist Chuck Schuldiner. It was American death metal band from Orlando, Florida. In heavy metal, this band is considered to be one of the most powerful bands. The first death metal record of this band has its debut album and their name is ‘Scream Bloody Gore’. In the month of December 2001, when Schuldiner died due to brain cancer than the band ceased to exist. In this band there were total 8 Guitarists, 6 Bassists, 8 Drummers and 4 Live musicians.

  1. Tool


Tool band is American rock band which was formed in the year 1990 and this band is from Los Angeles, California. Tool band has got 3 Grammy Awards and in worldwide, the band has performed tours and in several countries, there produced albums topping the charts. In band’s first studio album, the band emerged with heavy metal sound. This band was nominated for total 7 awards out of which they won total 4 awards. Recent, album of this band “10,000 Days (2006)”, got band critical praise and profitable success in the world.

  1. Motorhead


Motörhead were an English rock band and it was formed in the month of June 1975. The founder of the band was bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister. Throughout their career of 40 years, the band was released 10 live recordings, 12 compilation albums, 23 studio albums and 5 EPs. On VH1’s 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock, the band is ranked at number 26. Globally, the band has sold more than 15 million albums as of the year 2012. After that death of Lemmy, guitarist Phil Campbell and Drummer Mikkey Dee both has confirmed that Motörhead would not continue as band.

Here, we have listed Top 10 Metal Bands of All Time for the convenience of people who want to know about Ten Best American Metal Bands.  Visitors, if you  think that we left the name of any best metal band of all time than you may tell us by leaving comment in below commenting section.

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