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The Best Post-metal Bands 

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Updated October 26, 2019 3.4k votes 680 voters 28.4k views 92 items

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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different artists, like Tool and Isis. Downvote the worst ones and upvote the best ones to see only the greatest artists at the top of this list. Always vote for things like Mastodon or Deftones if you like them.

All important, significant and iconic names in post-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 post-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 post-metal, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into post-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 post-metal bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent post-metal bands.

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

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Isis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
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Tool is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
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Cult of Luna is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
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Neurosis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
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Russian Circles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
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Pelican is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
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The Ocean is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
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Agalloch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
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Alcest is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
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Rosetta is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
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Red Sparowes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
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If These Trees Could Tal... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
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Amenra is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
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Old Man Gloom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
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Sólstafir is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
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Jesu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
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Intronaut is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
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Mouth of the Architect ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
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Callisto is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
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Caspian is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
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Godflesh is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
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Ufomammut is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
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Giant Squid is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
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A Storm of Light is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
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Battle of Mice is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands