Top Ten Rock and Metal Bands from Quebec

Lots of metal bands from Quebec believe it or not. Most are thrash or technical death metal.

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1VoivodVoivod is a Canadian heavy metal band from Jonquière, Québec. Their musical style has changed several times since the band's origin in the early 1980s.
2CryptopsyCryptopsy is a Canadian technical death metal band from Montreal, Quebec, formed in 1988. The band has sold over 300,000 records.
3KataklysmKataklysm is a Canadian death metal band. They call their musical style "northern hyperblast" after an advertisement in M.E.A.T.
4Arcade FireArcade Fire are a Canadian indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, along with Win's younger brother Will Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara.
5BlackguardBlackguard is a melodic death metal band from Montréal, Canada, previously known as Profugus Mortis. Blackguard was formed in 2001 as a straight-ahead black metal outfit. They are known for the female drummer Justine "Juice" Éthier. The band has supported and toured with numerous acts: Behemoth, Cryptopsy, more.
7Dead Brain CellsDead Brain Cells are a Canadian thrash metal band from the late 1980s. Called DBC for short, the band started in 1985 in Montreal as a small project named Final Chapter by guitar players Eddie Shahini and Gerry Ouellette, who put an ad in a magazine looking for a drummer.

One of my favorite metal bands - thrash metal, progressive thrash metal, speed metal
Songs - Negative Reinforcement, The Genesis Explosion, Root Of All Evil, Deadlock - Metal_Treasure

8Quo VadisQuo Vadis was a technical melodic death metal band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, formed in 1992 by Bart Frydrychowicz, Yanic Bercier, and Arie Itman, named after the novel by Polish writer Henryk Sienkiewicz.

Very good technical death metal.
Songs - Silence Calls the Storm, Mute Requiem - Metal_Treasure

9Beneath the MassacreBeneath the Massacre are a Canadian metal band formed in 2004 (Deathcore, Technical Deathcore, Technical death metal, Heavy metal). In 2009 they were nominated as "Best Underground Band" at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards.
10GorgutsGorguts is a Canadian technical death metal band from Sherbrooke, Quebec. The band was formed in 1989; its only constant member has been Luc Lemay.

Again, technical death metal.
Songs - The Erosion of Sanity, Condemned To Obscurity, An Ocean of Wisdom
The German band Obscura (technical death metal) was named after the Gorguts' album Obscura (1998). - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11Forgotten TalesForgotten Tales is a power / symphonic metal band from Quebec City, Canada, originally assembled in 1999. The band's distinctive sound is due to the powerful vocals of female singer Sonia Pineault.
12The AgonistThe Agonist is a Canadian extreme metal band from Montreal, Quebec, formed in 2004. The current line up consists of guitarists Danny Marino and Pascal Jobin, bassist Chris Kells, drummer Simon Mckay, and vocalist Vicky Psarakis, who joined in March 2014 following the departure of vocalist and founding more.
14Mass Murder Messiah
15Simple PlanSimple Plan is a French-Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec. The band has released five studio albums.
16Slaves on Dope

Without a doubt, technical /progressive versions of thrash and death metal dominate in Québec, which are the most demanding metal subgenres, and also among the heaviest ones.
But there are some metal bands working in different subgenres - Instanzia is a new band playing power metal.
Songs - Ghosts Of The Past, A Genius Who Believe, Heavenly Hell, Charming Deceiver, Power of the mind. - Metal_Treasure

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