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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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Discordance Axis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Discordance Axis Experimental metal, Grindcore

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235 86
Nasum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Nasum Heavy metal, Deathgrind, Grindcore

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145 42
GridLink is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
GridLink Grindcore

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262 102
Napalm Death is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Napalm Death Groove metal, Rock music, Crust punk

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126 35
Insect Warfare is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
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232 93
Pig Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Pig Destroyer Goregrind, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

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172 63
Assück is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Assück Goregrind, Anarcho-punk, Heavy metal

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186 71
Repulsion is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Repulsion Thrash metal, Goregrind, Heavy metal

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165 70
Wormrot is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Wormrot Grindcore

10
139 56
Terrorizer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Terrorizer Thrash metal, Deathgrind, Grindcore

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171 81
Carcass is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Carcass D-beat, Goregrind, Melodic death metal

12
158 74
Brutal Truth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Brutal Truth Goregrind, Rock music, Heavy metal

13
132 62
Agoraphobic Nosebleed is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Agoraphobic Nosebleed Grindcore, Powerviolence

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89 35
Dropdead is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Dropdead Mincecore, Anarcho-punk, Crust punk

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86 35
Disrupt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Disrupt Crust punk, Extreme metal, Grindcore

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82 34
Spazz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Spazz Sludge metal, Grindcore, Powerviolence

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78 33
Siege is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Siege Crust punk, Heavy metal, Punk rock

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96 49
Agathocles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Agathocles Mincecore, D-beat, Grindcore

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91 46
Phobia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Phobia Goregrind, Crust punk, Deathgrind

20
106 57
Rotten Sound is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Rotten Sound Crust punk, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

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114 63
Magrudergrind is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Magrudergrind Grindcore, Powerviolence

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97 53
Extreme Noise Terror is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Extreme Noise Terror Goregrind, Anarcho-punk, Crust punk

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60 27
Capitalist Casualties is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Capitalist Casualties Anarcho-punk, Crust punk, Grindcore

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118 74
Anal Cunt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Anal Cunt Rock music, Folk music, Noise music

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141 95
Cattle Decapitation is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Cattle Decapitation Goregrind, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

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79 46
The Locust is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
The Locust Noise rock, Mathcore, Avant-garde music

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90 56
Cripple Bastards is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Cripple Bastards Mincecore, Grindcore, Death metal

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37 14
UNHOLY GRAVE is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
UNHOLY GRAVE Mincecore, Grindcore

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49 24
Iron Lung is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Iron Lung Grindcore, Powerviolence, Hardcore punk

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49 26
S.O.B. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
S.O.B. Crossover thrash, Deathcore, Experimental rock

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40 19
Dahmer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Dahmer Mincecore, D-beat, Punk rock

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44 24
Birdflesh is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Birdflesh Goregrind, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

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37 18
Sore Throat is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Sore Throat Crust punk, Punk rock, Grindcore

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71 49
Cephalic Carnage is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Cephalic Carnage Goregrind, Technical death metal, Deathgrind

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31 14
Heresy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Heresy Grindcore, Hardcore punk

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60 40
Daughters is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Daughters Noise rock, Mathcore, Experimental rock

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48 31
Fuck the Facts is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Fuck the Facts Groove metal, Metalcore, Heavy metal

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51 37
Trap Them is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Trap Them Crust punk, Grindcore, Death metal

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39 26
Naked City is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Naked City Noise rock, Avant-garde jazz, Experimental rock

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56 43
Exhumed is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Exhumed Goregrind, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

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37 27
Misery Index is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Misery Index Goregrind, Deathgrind, Grindcore

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20 11
Gore Beyond Necropsy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Gore Beyond Necropsy Noise rock, Goregrind, Heavy metal

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58 49
Autopsy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Autopsy Goregrind, Heavy metal, Grindcore

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52 44
Brujeria is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Brujeria Goregrind, Groove metal, Metalcore

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49 41
Nausea is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Nausea Thrash metal, Anarcho-punk, Crust punk

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42 34
PsyOpus is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
PsyOpus Progressive metal, Mathcore, Technical death metal

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32 24
Circle of Dead Children is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Circle of Dead Children Goregrind, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

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37 30
Ed Gein is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Ed Gein Mathcore, Grindcore, Death metal

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82 77
Dying Fetus is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Dying Fetus Goregrind, Technical death metal, Heavy metal

50
30 25
Last Days of Humanity is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Last Days of Humanity Goregrind, Grindcore