Metal The Best Oriental Metal Bands  

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Oriental metal artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good oriental metal 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 oriental metal bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Oriental metal 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 oriental metal bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest oriental metal bands of all time, since the most famous oriental metal artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best oriental metal music.

You can click on the oriental metal band names to see more information about that particular notable oriental metal group. If they're near the top of the best oriental metal artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top oriental metal bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the oriental metal band names themselves.

The list you're viewing contains artists like Melechesh and Orphaned Land. You decide which artists make up the top 10 by casting your votes right on this page. Make sure to vote for artists like Salem or Chthonic if you like them.

All important, significant and iconic names in oriental metal music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new oriental metal 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 oriental metal, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into oriental metal 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 oriental metal bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent oriental metal bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best oriental metal bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest oriental metal 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 oriental metal bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Myrath is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oriental Metal Bands
AudayWalker added Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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164 25
Orphaned Land is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oriental Metal Bands
Death-doom, Progressive metal, Melodic death metal

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58 12
Melechesh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oriental Metal Bands
Thrash metal, Black metal, Blackened death metal

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47 9
Amaseffer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oriental Metal Bands
ThalesFernandes added Progressive metal, Folk metal

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Ignea is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oriental Metal Bands
BJGlecia(12HoursOfBJ) added

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Chthonic is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oriental Metal Bands
Blackened death metal, Oriental metal, Melodic black metal

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10 2
Distorted is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oriental Metal Bands
Death-doom, Progressive metal, Oriental metal

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Salem is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oriental Metal Bands
Doom metal, Gothic metal, Black metal

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12 6
Khalas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oriental Metal Bands
Oriental metal

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MartaSacri added Oriental Metal

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LOUDNESS is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oriental Metal Bands
Trioxin245 added Glam metal, Progressive metal, Rock music

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Ezo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oriental Metal Bands
Trioxin245 added Glam metal, Heavy metal

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5 1
Narjahanam is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oriental Metal Bands
WadeTheMercenary. added

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5 1
Seeds of Iblis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oriental Metal Bands
WadeTheMercenary. added

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5 1
Kartikeya is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oriental Metal Bands
Roman Ra Arsafes added

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6 3
Hsu-Nami is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oriental Metal Bands
Rock music, Instrumental rock, Oriental metal

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4 1
Scarab is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oriental Metal Bands
WadeTheMercenary. added

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4 1
Nile is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oriental Metal Bands
WadeTheMercenary. added Technical death metal, Brutal death metal, Death metal

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4 1
AlNamrood is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oriental Metal Bands
WadeTheMercenary. added

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Seal of Solomon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oriental Metal Bands
SealofSolomon added

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Death Angel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oriental Metal Bands
Trioxin245 added Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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Dead End is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oriental Metal Bands
Trioxin245 added Glam metal, Gothic rock, Power metal