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.
- Rammstein are a German Neue Deutsche Härte band formed in Berlin in 1994. The band's lineup—consisting of lead vocalist Till Lindemann, lead guitarist Richard Kruspe, rhythm guitarist Paul Landers, ...more
- Gojira are a French heavy metal band from Ondres. Founded as Godzilla in 1996, the band's lineup—brothers Joe (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and Mario Duplantier (drums), Christian Andreu (lead ...more
- Slipknot are an American heavy metal band formed in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1995 by percussionist Shawn Crahan, drummer Joey Jordison and bassist Paul Gray. After several lineup changes in its early ...more
- Ghost, also formerly known as Ghost B.C. in the United States, are a Swedish rock band that was formed in Linköping in 2006. In 2010, they released a three-track demo followed by a 7-inch vinyl ...more
- Sabaton are a Swedish heavy metal band from Falun. Most of their 10 albums are written about war. Their 9th album The Great War (2019) reached number 1 on Swedish and German music charts. Sabaton has ...more
- Korn (stylized as KoЯn) are an American nu metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band is notable for pioneering the nu metal genre and bringing it into the mainstream. ...more