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Grindcore artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good grindcore bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top grindcore bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Grindcore groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all grindcore bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest grindcore bands of all time, since the most famous grindcore artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best grindcore music.

You can click on the grindcore band names to see more information about that particular notable grindcore group. If they're near the top of the best grindcore artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top grindcore bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the grindcore band names themselves.

Everything from The Dillinger Escape Plan to Brann Dailor is included on this list. Downvote the worst ones and upvote the best ones to see only the greatest artists at the top of this list. The best artists on this list are the ones with the most votes, so show things like Nicholas Barker and Michael Amott some love.

All important, significant and iconic names in grindcore music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new grindcore bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of grindcore, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into grindcore music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good grindcore bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent grindcore bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best grindcore bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest grindcore musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular grindcore bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Napalm Death is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Napalm Death Groove metal, Rock music, Crust punk

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Pig Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Pig Destroyer Goregrind, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

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Nasum is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Nasum Heavy metal, Deathgrind, Grindcore

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Brutal Truth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Brutal Truth Goregrind, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Cattle Decapitation is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Cattle Decapitation Goregrind, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

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Terrorizer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Terrorizer Thrash metal, Deathgrind, Grindcore

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Carcass is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Carcass D-beat, Goregrind, Melodic death metal

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Repulsion is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Repulsion Thrash metal, Goregrind, Heavy metal

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Extreme Noise Terror is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Extreme Noise Terror Goregrind, Anarcho-punk, Crust punk

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Wormrot is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Wormrot Grindcore

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Magrudergrind is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Magrudergrind Grindcore, Powerviolence

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Assück is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Assück Goregrind, Anarcho-punk, Heavy metal

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Rotten Sound is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Rotten Sound Crust punk, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

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Dying Fetus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Dying Fetus Goregrind, Technical death metal, Heavy metal

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Brujeria is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Brujeria Goregrind, Groove metal, Metalcore

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Cripple Bastards is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Cripple Bastards Mincecore, Grindcore, Death metal

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Phobia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Phobia Goregrind, Crust punk, Deathgrind

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Discordance Axis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Discordance Axis Experimental metal, Grindcore

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Cephalic Carnage is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Cephalic Carnage Goregrind, Technical death metal, Deathgrind

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Dropdead is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Dropdead Mincecore, Anarcho-punk, Crust punk

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Agoraphobic Nosebleed is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Agoraphobic Nosebleed Grindcore, Powerviolence

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Exhumed is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Exhumed Goregrind, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

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Mortician is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Mortician Goregrind, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

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Anal Cunt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Anal Cunt Rock music, Folk music, Noise music

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Disrupt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Disrupt Crust punk, Extreme metal, Grindcore

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Birdflesh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Birdflesh Goregrind, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

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Afgrund is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Afgrund Goregrind, Deathgrind, Grindcore

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Siege is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Siege Crust punk, Heavy metal, Punk rock

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Melt-Banana is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Melt-Banana Noise rock, Experimental rock, Japanoise

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Agathocles is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Agathocles Mincecore, D-beat, Grindcore

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Fuck the Facts is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Fuck the Facts Groove metal, Metalcore, Heavy metal

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GridLink is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
GridLink Grindcore

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Benümb is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Benümb Grindcore

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Antigama is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Antigama Grindcore

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Autopsy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Autopsy Goregrind, Heavy metal, Grindcore

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Gut is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Gut Pornogrind, Grindcore

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Spazz is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Spazz Sludge metal, Grindcore, Powerviolence

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Machetazo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Machetazo Goregrind, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

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S.O.B. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
S.O.B. Crossover thrash, Deathcore, Experimental rock

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Murder Construct is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Murder Construct Grindcore, Death metal

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Blood Duster is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Blood Duster Heavy metal, Stoner rock, Grindcore

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Unseen Terror is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Unseen Terror Heavy metal, Extreme metal, Grindcore

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Doom is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Doom D-beat, Anarcho-punk, Crust punk

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Devourment is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Devourment Goregrind, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

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Coldworker is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Coldworker Heavy metal, Deathgrind, Grindcore

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Inhume is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Inhume Deathcore, Goregrind, Heavy metal

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Last Days of Humanity is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Last Days of Humanity Goregrind, Grindcore

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Jig-Ai is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Jig-Ai Pornogrind, Grindcore, Death metal

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!T.O.O.H.! is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
!T.O.O.H.! Goregrind, Technical death metal, Deathgrind

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Nausea is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Nausea Thrash metal, Anarcho-punk, Crust punk