bands/musicians The Best Post-metal Bands  

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Post-metal artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good post-metal 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 post-metal bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Post-metal 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 post-metal bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest post-metal bands of all time, since the most famous post-metal artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best post-metal music.

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different artists, like Tool and Isis. Downvote the worst ones and upvote the best ones to see only the greatest artists at the top of this list. Always vote for things like Mastodon or Deftones if you like them.

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

The list includes all new post-metal 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 post-metal, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into post-metal 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 post-metal bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent post-metal bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best post-metal bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest post-metal 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 post-metal bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Isis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Isis Doom metal, Post-metal, Progressive metal

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Cult of Luna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Cult of Luna Doom metal, Post-metal, Progressive metal

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Neurosis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Neurosis Doom metal, Post-metal, Progressive metal

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Pelican is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Pelican Post-metal, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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Russian Circles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Russian Circles Post-metal, Rock music, Instrumental rock

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Tool is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Tool Post-metal, Metal, Progressive metal

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The Ocean is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
The Ocean Doom metal, Post-metal, Progressive metal

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Red Sparowes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Red Sparowes Post-metal, Noise rock, Instrumental rock

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Agalloch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Agalloch Doom metal, Post-metal, Dark ambient

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Rosetta is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Rosetta Post-metal, Progressive metal, Shoegazing

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Old Man Gloom is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Old Man Gloom Doom metal, Post-metal, Progressive metal

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Alcest is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Alcest Post-metal, Shoegazing, Black metal

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Sólstafir is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Sólstafir Post-metal, Viking metal, Black metal

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Intronaut is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Intronaut Post-metal, Progressive metal, Progressive rock

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Callisto is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Callisto Post-metal, Experimental metal

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If These Trees Could Talk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
If These Trees Could Talk Post-metal, Instrumental rock, Post-rock

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Jesu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Jesu Doom metal, Post-metal, Shoegazing

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Long Distance Calling is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Long Distance Calling Post-metal, Progressive metal, Post-rock

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Mouth of the Architect is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Mouth of the Architect Doom metal, Post-metal, Sludge metal

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Giant Squid is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Giant Squid Doom metal, Post-metal, Progressive metal

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Battle of Mice is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Battle of Mice Post-metal, Heavy metal, Sludge metal

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Dirge is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Dirge Doom metal, Post-metal, Industrial metal

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A Storm of Light is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
A Storm of Light Doom metal, Post-metal, Heavy metal

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Altar of Plagues is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Altar of Plagues Post-metal, Black metal

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Caspian is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Caspian Post-metal, Instrumental rock, Experimental music

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Godflesh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Godflesh Doom metal, Post-metal, Industrial metal

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Minsk is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Minsk Doom metal, Post-metal, Experimental metal

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Burst is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Burst Post-metal, Progressive metal, Metalcore

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Ufomammut is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Ufomammut Doom metal, Post-metal, Psychedelia

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Amenra is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands

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Kayo Dot is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Kayo Dot Post-metal, Avant-progressive rock, Rock music

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Shape of Despair is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Shape of Despair Doom metal, Post-metal, Gothic metal

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5ive is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
5ive Post-metal, Space rock, Experimental rock

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Maybeshewill is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Maybeshewill Post-metal, Instrumental rock, Electronic dance music

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Les Discrets is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Les Discrets Post-metal, Shoegazing, Post-rock

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Zozobra is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Zozobra Post-metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Irepress is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Irepress Post-metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Septicflesh is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Septicflesh Post-metal, Death-doom, Symphonic black metal

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Envy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Envy Post-metal, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music

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Yakuza is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Yakuza Doom metal, Post-metal, Progressive metal

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Bossk is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Bossk Post-metal, Sludge metal

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Morver is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands

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Angel Eyes is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Angel Eyes Post-metal, Experimental music

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Made Out of Babies is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Made Out of Babies Post-metal, Noise rock, Grunge

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What The Blood Revealed is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands

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Sinistro Post-Metal, Doom, Sludge - http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Sinistro/3540345669

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Fireflight is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Fireflight Post-metal, Rock music, Post-grunge

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Uneven Structure is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands

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Devil Sold His Soul is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Devil Sold His Soul Post-metal, Progressive metal, Metalcore

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Ulcerate is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Ulcerate Post-metal, Death metal