I am a big fan of heavy metal, hard rock, and hairbands. I always watch the VH-1 Classics show That Metal Show. This season they started rating their top five on many subjects at the start of each episode. On one recent episode they rated their Top 5 Band Logos. KISS took first place on their list, as they should. I wanted to post my full list of the Top 11 though, so here it is.
The reason I feel these are the Top 11 is because of either their basic design, the fact that they are instantly recognizable to most, and they are just so iconic even if they are simplistic in many cases.
Something I realized after loading in all the logo images below… I guess it helps the logo become more iconic and recognizable when the band has been around for about 25 years or more as have all the ones on my list. Most of them are still around in one form or another.
Please tell me what you think of my list by commenting below. Feel free to include some logos that you think should be on the list.
Before the official Top 11 List I want to include a few honorable mention logos that I really like, but didn’t make the cut.
Now for the official Top 11 list.
10. Iron Maiden
9. Thin Lizzy
8. Judas Priest
4. Def Leppard
3. Van Halen