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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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166 40
Isis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Doom metal, Post-metal, Progressive metal

2
119 22
Cult of Luna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Doom metal, Post-metal, Progressive metal

3
121 24
Russian Circles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Post-metal, Rock music, Instrumental rock

4
116 22
Neurosis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Doom metal, Post-metal, Progressive metal

5
163 44
Tool is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Post-metal, Metal, Progressive metal

6
106 19
Pelican is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Post-metal, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

7
66 18
Red Sparowes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Post-metal, Noise rock, Instrumental rock

8
65 20
The Ocean is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Doom metal, Post-metal, Progressive metal

9
54 14
Rosetta is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Post-metal, Progressive metal, Shoegazing

10
63 20
Agalloch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Doom metal, Post-metal, Dark ambient

11
26 3
Amenra is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Ruben33 added

12
51 19
Alcest is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Post-metal, Shoegazing, Black metal

13
48 17
If These Trees Could Talk is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Post-metal, Instrumental rock, Post-rock

14
38 10
Old Man Gloom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Doom metal, Post-metal, Progressive metal

15
37 13
Intronaut is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Post-metal, Progressive metal, Progressive rock

16
40 16
Sólstafir is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Post-metal, Viking metal, Black metal

17
33 14
Callisto is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Post-metal, Experimental metal

18
33 14
Mouth of the Architect is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Doom metal, Post-metal, Sludge metal

19
24 7
Godflesh is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Doom metal, Post-metal, Industrial metal

20
33 15
Jesu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Doom metal, Post-metal, Shoegazing

21
27 12
Caspian is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Post-metal, Instrumental rock, Experimental music

22
13 2
Battle of Mice is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Post-metal, Heavy metal, Sludge metal

23
14 3
A Storm of Light is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Doom metal, Post-metal, Heavy metal

24
16 6
Giant Squid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Doom metal, Post-metal, Progressive metal

25
18 8
Minsk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Doom metal, Post-metal, Experimental metal

26
20 10
Long Distance Calling is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Post-metal, Progressive metal, Post-rock

27
11 3
Dirge is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Doom metal, Post-metal, Industrial metal

28
16 8
Ufomammut is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Doom metal, Post-metal, Psychedelia

29
12 5
Burst is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Post-metal, Progressive metal, Metalcore

30
16 9
Altar of Plagues is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Post-metal, Black metal

31
14 8
TesseracT is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Post-metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

32
15 9
Kayo Dot is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Post-metal, Avant-progressive rock, Rock music

33
7 2
Bossk is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Post-metal, Sludge metal

34
12 7
Maybeshewill is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Post-metal, Instrumental rock, Electronic dance music

35
13 8
Shape of Despair is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Doom metal, Post-metal, Gothic metal

36
18 13
Septicflesh is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Post-metal, Death-doom, Symphonic black metal

37
11 6
Les Discrets is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Post-metal, Shoegazing, Post-rock

38
9 5
5ive is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Post-metal, Space rock, Experimental rock

39
8 4
Zozobra is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Post-metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

40
11 8
Envy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Post-metal, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music

41
7 4
Made Out of Babies is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Post-metal, Noise rock, Grunge

42
7 4
Yakuza is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Doom metal, Post-metal, Progressive metal

43
6 3
Irepress is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Post-metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

44
4 1
Morver is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
ChristianCruz added

45
5 3
*shels is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands

46
7 6
Angel Eyes is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Post-metal, Experimental music

47
4 3
Buried Inside is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Post-metal, Metalcore, Screamo

48
3 2
What The Blood Revealed is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands

49
3 2
Vildhjarta is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Post-metal Bands
Post-metal, Thrash metal, Dark ambient

50
2 1
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Pedro Baptista added Post-Metal, Doom, Sludge - http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Sinistro/3540345669