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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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300 108
Napalm Death is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Groove metal, Rock music, Crust punk

2
249 89
Nasum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Heavy metal, Deathgrind, Grindcore

3
211 76
Discordance Axis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Experimental metal, Grindcore

4
188 66
Assück is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Goregrind, Anarcho-punk, Heavy metal

5
203 74
Repulsion is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Thrash metal, Goregrind, Heavy metal

6
250 100
Pig Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Goregrind, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

7
134 42
Insect Warfare is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Mike McClellan added

8
150 51
GridLink is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Grindcore

9
197 83
Carcass is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
D-beat, Goregrind, Melodic death metal

10
156 61
Terrorizer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Thrash metal, Deathgrind, Grindcore

11
178 74
Wormrot is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Grindcore

12
173 77
Brutal Truth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Goregrind, Rock music, Heavy metal

13
145 65
Agoraphobic Nosebleed is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Grindcore, Powerviolence

14
88 34
Siege is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Crust punk, Heavy metal, Punk rock

15
95 39
Dropdead is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Mincecore, Anarcho-punk, Crust punk

16
91 38
Disrupt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Crust punk, Extreme metal, Grindcore

17
87 39
Spazz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Sludge metal, Grindcore, Powerviolence

18
114 58
Rotten Sound is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Crust punk, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

19
124 67
Magrudergrind is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Grindcore, Powerviolence

20
98 49
Phobia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Goregrind, Crust punk, Deathgrind

21
103 53
Agathocles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Mincecore, D-beat, Grindcore

22
106 57
Extreme Noise Terror is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Goregrind, Anarcho-punk, Crust punk

23
130 79
Anal Cunt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Rock music, Folk music, Noise music

24
154 98
Cattle Decapitation is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Goregrind, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

25
60 28
S.O.B. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Crossover thrash, Deathcore, Experimental rock

26
44 16
UNHOLY GRAVE is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Mincecore, Grindcore

27
62 31
Capitalist Casualties is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Anarcho-punk, Crust punk, Grindcore

28
85 50
The Locust is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Noise rock, Mathcore, Avant-garde music

29
95 59
Cripple Bastards is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Mincecore, Grindcore, Death metal

30
54 28
Iron Lung is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Grindcore, Powerviolence, Hardcore punk

31
47 23
Dahmer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Mincecore, D-beat, Punk rock

32
37 16
Heresy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Grindcore, Hardcore punk

33
78 51
Cephalic Carnage is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Goregrind, Technical death metal, Deathgrind

34
49 28
Birdflesh is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Goregrind, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

35
41 22
Sore Throat is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Crust punk, Punk rock, Grindcore

36
52 35
Fuck the Facts is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Groove metal, Metalcore, Heavy metal

37
62 45
Daughters is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Noise rock, Mathcore, Experimental rock

38
62 46
Exhumed is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Goregrind, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

39
55 40
Trap Them is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Crust punk, Grindcore, Death metal

40
60 46
Brujeria is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Goregrind, Groove metal, Metalcore

41
42 30
Naked City is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Noise rock, Avant-garde jazz, Experimental rock

42
42 30
Misery Index is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Goregrind, Deathgrind, Grindcore

43
63 53
Autopsy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Goregrind, Heavy metal, Grindcore

44
23 14
Gore Beyond Necropsy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Noise rock, Goregrind, Heavy metal

45
27 18
Bolt Thrower is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Doom metal, Heavy metal, Grindcore

46
89 81
Dying Fetus is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Goregrind, Technical death metal, Heavy metal

47
34 26
Circle of Dead Children is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Goregrind, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

48
40 33
Ed Gein is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Mathcore, Grindcore, Death metal

49
50 44
Nausea is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Thrash metal, Anarcho-punk, Crust punk

50
43 37
PsyOpus is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Progressive metal, Mathcore, Technical death metal