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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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134 52
Nasum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Nasum Heavy metal, Deathgrind, Grindcore

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147 61
Pig Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Pig Destroyer Goregrind, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

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46 7
Insect Warfare is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Mike McClellan added Insect Warfare

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105 45
Wormrot is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Wormrot Grindcore

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102 44
Brutal Truth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Brutal Truth Goregrind, Rock music, Heavy metal

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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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Discordance Axis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Discordance Axis Experimental metal, Grindcore

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79 34
Repulsion is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Repulsion Thrash metal, Goregrind, Heavy metal

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78 34
Magrudergrind is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Magrudergrind Grindcore, Powerviolence

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69 28
Assück is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Assück Goregrind, Anarcho-punk, Heavy metal

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83 40
Agoraphobic Nosebleed is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Agoraphobic Nosebleed Grindcore, Powerviolence

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58 23
Phobia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Phobia Goregrind, Crust punk, Deathgrind

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79 39
Terrorizer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Terrorizer Thrash metal, Deathgrind, Grindcore

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Cattle Decapitation is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Cattle Decapitation Goregrind, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

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Dropdead is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Dropdead Mincecore, Anarcho-punk, Crust punk

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72 37
Rotten Sound is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Rotten Sound Crust punk, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

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Disrupt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Disrupt Crust punk, Extreme metal, Grindcore

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Anal Cunt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Anal Cunt Rock music, Folk music, Noise music

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64 34
Agathocles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Agathocles Mincecore, D-beat, Grindcore

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70 39
Extreme Noise Terror is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Extreme Noise Terror Goregrind, Anarcho-punk, Crust punk

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Cripple Bastards is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Cripple Bastards Mincecore, Grindcore, Death metal

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The Locust is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
The Locust Noise rock, Mathcore, Avant-garde music

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GridLink is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
GridLink Grindcore

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36 15
Spazz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Spazz Sludge metal, Grindcore, Powerviolence

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42 20
Siege is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Siege Crust punk, Heavy metal, Punk rock

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26 8
Bad Acid Trip is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Bad Acid Trip Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Experimental rock

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40 21
An Isle Ate Her is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
An Isle Ate Her Mathcore, Grindcore

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Cephalic Carnage is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Cephalic Carnage Goregrind, Technical death metal, Deathgrind

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44 25
Melt-Banana is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Melt-Banana Noise rock, Experimental rock, Japanoise

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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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The Number Twelve Looks Like Y... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
The Number Twelve Looks Like You Progressive metal, Mathcore, Experimental rock

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37 20
Daughters is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Daughters Noise rock, Mathcore, Experimental rock

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44 28
Exhumed is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Exhumed Goregrind, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

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23 10
Iron Lung is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Iron Lung Grindcore, Powerviolence, Hardcore punk

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25 12
Capitalist Casualties is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Capitalist Casualties Anarcho-punk, Crust punk, Grindcore

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25 12
Misery Index is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Misery Index Goregrind, Deathgrind, Grindcore

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19 7
Sore Throat is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Sore Throat Crust punk, Punk rock, Grindcore

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Dying Fetus is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Dying Fetus Goregrind, Technical death metal, Heavy metal

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29 18
PsyOpus is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
PsyOpus Progressive metal, Mathcore, Technical death metal

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17 7
Dahmer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Dahmer Mincecore, D-beat, Punk rock

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18 8
Jig-Ai is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Jig-Ai Pornogrind, Grindcore, Death metal

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20 10
Last Days of Humanity is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Last Days of Humanity Goregrind, Grindcore

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

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Brujeria is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Brujeria Goregrind, Groove metal, Metalcore

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Nausea is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Nausea Thrash metal, Anarcho-punk, Crust punk

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24 15
Naked City is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Naked City Noise rock, Avant-garde jazz, Experimental rock

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25 16
Ed Gein is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Ed Gein Mathcore, Grindcore, Death metal

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27 18
See You Next Tuesday is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
See You Next Tuesday Deathcore, Mathcore, Experimental metal

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30 21
Trap Them is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Trap Them Crust punk, Grindcore, Death metal