The Best Heavy Metal Bands Of 2020, Ranked

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Only current bands and artists releasing new music in 2020

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Whether you like face-melting guitar solos or dark vocals, the best heavy metal groups of 2020 have it all. The 2020 class of good heavy metal bands and artists includes veteran acts, newcomers, and everyone in between. Some of the best metal artists and bands of 2020 have massive tours on the calendar, while others are releasing highly anticipated new albums.

Legends of the heavy metal genre and some of the greatest headbangers of all time are also among the top heavy metal bands today, with metal greats like Ozzy Osbourne and Demons all releasing new albums.

But, it's not just the classic metal bands on the scene in 2020: some of the hottest heavy metal bands right now have 2020 albums planned, while up-and-coming artists like Lovebites ready to make a name for themselves and leave their mark on the music world via new music and live shows.

Which metal bands do you think will own 2020? Vote your favorite 2020 heavy metal outfit up to the top of this list and add any artists we may have missed. Then head over and check out the top metal albums to come out in 2020.

Ranked by
  • Lovebites
    1
    Power metal
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      2

      Nemophila

    • Nightwish
      3
      Symphonic black metal, Gothic metal, Power metal
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        4

        Jinjer

      • Ozzy Osbourne
        5
        Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock
        • Epica
          6
          Progressive metal, Gothic metal, Power metal
          • Five Finger Death Punch
            7
            Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal
            • Scorpions
              8
              Hard rock, Heavy metal, Glam metal
              • Apocalyptica
                9
                Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Cello rock
                • Lorna Shore
                  10

                  Lorna Shore

                  Lorna Shore is an American deathcore band from Warren County, New Jersey.
                  • Sepultura
                    11
                    Nu metal, Heavy metal, Extreme metal
                    • The Ocean
                      12
                      Doom metal, Post-metal, Progressive metal
                      • Static‐X
                        13
                        Nu metal, Thrash metal, Industrial metal
                        • Delain
                          14
                          Gothic metal, Heavy metal, Symphonic metal
                          • King Diamond
                            15
                            Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Black metal
                            • Protest the Hero
                              16
                              Progressive metal, Mathcore, Metalcore
                              • Enslaved
                                17
                                Progressive metal, Viking metal, Black metal
                                • Breaking Benjamin
                                  18
                                  Nu metal, Heavy metal, Post-grunge
                                  • The Black Dahlia Murder
                                    19
                                    Deathcore, Melodic death metal, Metalcore
                                    • The Ghost Inside
                                      20
                                      Metalcore, Melodic hardcore, Hardcore punk
                                      • Anvil
                                        21
                                        Thrash metal, Power metal, Heavy metal
                                        • Demons and Wizards
                                          22
                                          Power metal, Heavy metal
                                          • Kvelertak
                                            23
                                            Progressive metal, Death 'n' roll, Black metal
                                            • Make Them Suffer
                                              24

                                              Make Them Suffer

                                              Make Them Suffer is an Australian metalcore band from Perth, currently signed to Rise Records.
                                              • Bleed from Within
                                                25

                                                Bleed from Within

                                                Heavy Metal Band: Best Band 2020 and Beyond.