The Best Heavy Metal Bands Of 2022

All of your favorite heavy metal rock bands are "back from the dead," as Lzzy Hale passionately sings on Halestorm's fifth studio album's title track. From Danish hard rock band Volbeat to the OG German metalhead group Scorpions, 2022's top heavy metal bands are bound to shake the Earth with their electrifying new releases across every metal subgenre (nu metal, metalcore, avant-garde metal, doom metal, gothic metal, power metal, celtic metal, melodic death metal, you name it).

Which trending heavy metal groups are you most excited to see live, and whose records are you currently listening to? Vote below for the best heavy metal bands of 2022, and be sure to also check out this year's top new heavy metal songs here.

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