I understand that discussion about heavy metal and its variants is actually very sensitive because there are loads of metal bands and everyone have their own opinions about them. This particular list discusses ten heavy metal bands that in our opinion take the top spots which means that there is a possibility that your favorite bands are probably not a part of this list. Again, your opinions are welcome and there is absolutely no reason for you to feel bad. For most part though, I hope you will agree with us. Enjoy the read!
This band comes from New York City, United States. It is a Thrash Metal band that was formed in the year 1981 by Scott Ian and Danny Lilker. They have released ten studio albums and their current band members include Scott Ian, Charlie Benante, Frank Bello, Joey Belladonna and Rob Caggiano. Their first studio album was released in the year 1984 and it was called ‘Fistful of Metal’. Their latest album came out in 2011 called ‘Worship Music’.
I’m sure many of you will agree when I say that this band in particular has been really good from the start. This is an American rock band and it was formed in the year 1996. This band comes from Chicago, Illinois. They have remained active till the year 2011 and though they didn’t come out with many studio albums their songs were surprisingly melodious. Their members include David Draiman, Dan Donegan, Jon Moyer and Mike Wengren. Their first album came out in the year 2000 and it was called The Sickness. They have released five studio albums and the latest came out in 2010 called ‘Asylum’. Apart from the first album the other four have topped the Billboard.
Motorhead is an English heavy metal band. They were formed in the year 1975 by Ian Fraser Kilmister. He is more commonly known as Lemmy. They are into Heavy, Speed and Thrash Metal. Their current band members include Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister, Phil ‘Wizzo’ Campbell and Mikkey Dee. They have come up with around 21 studio albums. The first album, Motorhead, came out in the year 1977. Their latest album came out recently in the year 2010. It was called ‘The World is Yours’.
Pantera comes from Arlington, Texas. This is an American heavy metal band that was formed by the Abbott brothers in the year 1981. They remained active till the year 2003. They were into Groove, Thrash, Heavy and Glam Metal. They came out with nine studio albums with the first one coming out in the year 1983. It was called ‘Metal Magic’ and their final album came out in the year 2000. It was called ‘Reinventing the Steel’. Unfortunately, this band is inactive now which is sad for Pantera fans all over the world.
Loads of my friends love this particular band but again I am not a very big follower. This is an American heavy metal band formed in California. The band got together in 1981, all thanks to the guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. They are into Thrash and Speed Metal and their band members include Tom Araya, Jeff Hanneman, Kerry King and Dave Lombardo. They have released eleven studio albums with the first one coming out in the year 1983. It was called ‘Show No Mercy’ and the latest album from the band came out in the year 2009. It was called ‘World Painted Blood’.