A band logo should convey all the music, meaning and memories associated with a group through one simple design, graphic or typeface that fans can quickly identify and will forever remember. The all-time best band logos not only do that instantly, but also begin to gain their own mythology over time, becoming linked so intricately with the bands they represent that the logo, band name and band itself all become equally beloved.

Classic rock fans will say we no longer live in the golden age of rock 'n' roll band logos, but there certainly are enough great ones out there these days to seriously question that. Punk and metal bands were especially known for their awesome logos back in the '70s and '80s, and the indie and alt rock bands of today keep that tradition going with their own impressive emblems. What follows is a list of our all-time favorite band logos, in partnership with our friends at Loudwire and Ultimate Classic Rock. Did your favorite make the tally?