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Kerrang says these are the 50 Best American Metal Bands of the 2010s

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If you’re familiar with rock mag Kerrang, you know they love to make lists of bands, and today they’ve done another one: The 50 Best American Metal Bands From The Last Decade. Here is the criteria for inclusion:

1. The band must be American.
2. The band must be current — actively playing shows, releasing albums, etc.
3. The band’s first full-length album must have come out in 2010 or later (so, apologies to Killswitch Engage, Pig Destroyer, and The Black Dahlia Murder).
4. The band must be discernibly metal or have roots in metal (as opposed to hardcore or punk — which is why there’s no Code Orange or Vein).

Keep scrolling to see who made their list, and you can read commentary on each pick here.

Kerrang’s 50 Best American Metal Bands From The Last Decade
50 Mortuous
49 Death Of Kings
48 Bloody Hammers
47 Ulthar
46 Cognitive
45 Un
44 Ossuarium
43 Pissgrave
42 Imperial Triumphant
41 Artificial Brain
40 Fórn
39 Holy Grove
38 Scorched
37 Chrch
36 Glacial Tomb
35 Primitive Man
34 Pyrrhon
33 Visigoth
32 Dreadnought
31 Wayfarer
30 Noisem
29 Windhand
28 All Pigs Must Die
27 King Woman
26 Necrot
25 Blood Incantation
24 Black Fast
23 Immortal Bird
22 Temple Of Void
21 Inter Arma
20 Devil Master
19 Rivers Of Nihil
18 Zeal & Ardor
17 Horrendous
16 Oozing Wound
15 Black Breath
13 Outer Heaven
12 Fit For An Autopsy
11 Midnight
10 Periphery
09 Spirit Adrift
08 Uada
07 Spectral Voice
06 Deafheaven
05 Mutoid Man
04 Khemmis
03 Pallbearer
02 Gatecreeper
01 Power Trip

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