Top 10 Most Influential Metal Bands

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Let us take a close look at the list top 10 most influential metal rock bands that have had significant influence in the metal music scene.


1. Black Sabbath


As soon as you make your search for the top 10 performing bands, the Black Sabbath is the natural pick for top spot. For one, Black Sabbath is the first metal band and most have started by them.


2. Judas Priest


This is another metal band straight from NWOBHM. Judas Priest was started by a pair of guitarist and is characterized by high pitch sounds. Judas Priest is easily one of the better bands from the metal music genre.


3. Iron Maiden

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This band also belongs to NWOBHM class and has delivered the greatest impact in the evolution of the music genre. Iron Maiden leads them all when it comes to catchy songs and blaring sounds.


4. Motorhead


The Bomber, Overkill and the Ace of Spades are what come to mind when we talk of the Motorhead. Their metal sound is replete with wild play of base guitar and gritty vocals.




This band is one of the strong forces of black and death metal. Their music has the strong influence of Slayer and other bands of the same orientation.


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