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The Best Grindcore Bands  

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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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Napalm Death is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Groove metal, Rock music, Crust punk
2
Nasum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Heavy metal, Deathgrind, Grindcore
3
Pig Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Goregrind, Heavy metal, Deathgrind
4
Repulsion is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Thrash metal, Goregrind, Heavy metal
5
Discordance Axis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Experimental metal, Grindcore
6
Terrorizer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Thrash metal, Deathgrind, Grindcore
7
Assück is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Goregrind, Anarcho-punk, Heavy metal
8
Insect Warfare is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Mike McClellan added
9
Carcass is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
D-beat, Goregrind, Melodic death metal
10
Wormrot is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Grindcore
11
Brutal Truth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Goregrind, Rock music, Heavy metal
12
GridLink is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Grindcore
13
Agoraphobic Nosebleed is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Grindcore, Powerviolence
14
Siege is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Crust punk, Heavy metal, Punk rock
15
Dropdead is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Mincecore, Anarcho-punk, Crust punk
16
Disrupt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Crust punk, Extreme metal, Grindcore
17
Rotten Sound is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Crust punk, Heavy metal, Deathgrind
18
Magrudergrind is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Grindcore, Powerviolence
19
Agathocles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Mincecore, D-beat, Grindcore
20
Extreme Noise Terror is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Goregrind, Anarcho-punk, Crust punk
21
Phobia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Goregrind, Crust punk, Deathgrind
22
Spazz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Sludge metal, Grindcore, Powerviolence
23
Anal Cunt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Rock music, Folk music, Noise music
24
Cattle Decapitation is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Goregrind, Heavy metal, Deathgrind
25
Cripple Bastards is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Grindcore Bands
Mincecore, Grindcore, Death metal