Best Metal Bands Most Have Never Heard Ofbyzantine A list that contains heavy metal bands (any genre) that are very underrated and that most people (even metalheads) have never heard of. Maybe this can help get some recognized and give some metalheads some new material to listen to.
The Top Ten
Great band. A lot of fun to listen to and watch.
I love Colbert they were one of the bands that got me into metal!
Volbeat is my favorite band in the whole world. I have seen this band 4 times in concert and they sound even better live than they already are on recording. Volbeat has a unique and incredible sound that just can't be matched. Michael Poulson is one of the most underrated singers of all time. Volbeat is just an incredible band with incredible guys and they definitely need more attention than they get.
I disagree - many people have heard of them and they are very popular. Their sound it pretty mainstream and most of their songs are not exactly metal, which makes them easier to stomach. I've heard of them from a non-metal fan and it's not a good sign. Maybe their sound is too pop for a metal band. - Metal_Treasure10 Comments
Brilliant band man... Brennan Dylan, the driving force behind Men Without Armies, is an awesome guitar player. I mean AWESOME! The band is a hidden gem for peeps who appreciate a band driven by a killer rock virtuoso, memorable riffs & melodies as well as a thundering drummer. nothing' like 'em brother and I mean nothing'. m/
I truly appreciate the skill sets that guitar player Brennan Dylan brings when he picks up his guitar. The dude is one of those fearless guitar players who own the fret board and does without any FX or pedals which is bloody rare. Without him there would be no Men Without Armies, a band that is a true powerhouse and like Dylan completely underrated. - GuitarFreak
Awesome band with a killer guitar player!
Men Without Armies is a hard rock/metal band that is totally underrated like their guitar player Brennan Dylan. Dylan totally owns the fret board man. My favorite songs from their self-titled EP are The Devil's Bride and Metal Rain, a song that could become a metal anthem. - GuitarFreak11 Comments
One of the more fresh metal offerings I've come across over the last number of years. Been looking for other of similar ilk but end up just coming back to Protest The Hero. These guys have serious chops, with a sound that jumps around from classic (clean singing) metal, melodic to metalcore/hardcore, to djent. With tight, intricate and interesting structure (reminds me a lot of a cross between instrumental beasts Animals As Leaders and symphonic metal band Leprous), these guys bring a bit of everything to the table, and somehow it works! Best album in my opinion is their brilliant 2008 effort "Fortress".
Probably my favorite metal band. If you like thrash/groove metal or bands like Lamb of God or Pantera, you will love Byzantine! - byzantine
By far and away the best metal band out there today...period. This band is innovative, unique, incredibly talented, and has thrived underground for nearly twenty years without getting the real credit they deserve. If you have never listened to them, stop what you are doing and put on the Byz...NOW.
An awesome band! I discovered them on satellite radio a few years back, my favorite to date. Wish they came to play in Canada
Only know "Trapjaw", but they're a good groove metal band. - Metalhead19971 Comment
I KNEW Evile would be there. They're the only band I have all the CDs of. Many of the bands here (perhaps even Evile) aren't THAT underground, but I'm voting for Evile anyway.
This band is great, an awesome new thrash band to get into after the older ones stop making the music every metal head loves! Do us proud guys!
Again, a band that falls into the thrash/groove metal genre. This is probably my favorite genre of metal and these guys do it proud. - byzantine
Byzantine you know that Evile is 100% thrash metal no other genre They ain't groove metal2 Comments
Formed in 2005 The Arusha Accord are a 6 piece Technical Metal band hailing from Reading, UK. They are currently on an extended break from shows to write their 3 release as yet untitled. For everything Arusha related visit the official website & be sure to add us on Facebook and Twitter www.Thearushaaccord.com if you like bands like Sikth then you will like these - Elementukband
Very good progressive thrash band check out masked jackal
Awesome technical thrash from the 80s. - Metal_Treasure
One of the best technical death metal bands out there. There first album was written and recorded entirely by the lead singer by himself at the age of 14. Truly amazing with some of the best guitar work I have ever heard. - byzantine
Muhammad Suiciez is amazing! Singer, and insane shredder! Necrophagist should be at the top of this list!
Sadly I’ve heard of them. Emphasis on SADLY.
Their sound reminds of Judas Priest but it's heavier, faster and updated. The singer (Ralf Scheepers) shines with his 4 octave range and was accused of imitating Rob Halford. It's true that his tone and singing style are Halford-esque but I personally think it's a compliment - how many metal singers can be 'accused' of sounding like the metal god?
Their drummer is awesome (Randy Black) - he is actually a thrash/speed metal drummer who played for Annihilator for 10 years and it shows.
Amazing twin lead guitars.
King for a day (2014), Rebel faction (2014), Strike (2012), All for one (2005), The Man (that I don't know) - 2007. - Metal_Treasure
Legendary sludge Gods
Acid Bath played a unique brand of sludge metal with death metal and avant- garde influences. Released two of the most phenomenal albums in the entire extreme metal pantheon.
Best Lousiana Sludge out there, they don't get the respect their fellow LA bands like Down, Crowbar, Eyehategod and the rest get, to this day, but honestly they blow all those other guys out of the water.
These guys are seriously awesome. They might be a band from a cartoon but they are amazing. The songs they write are just incredibly unique... Very creative
Metalheads may shrug off Dethklok considering they are the band in an adult swim cartoon, but these guys can really slay. There first album is great with pretty funny lyrics, but there second album is amazing with a more serious approach. A must have for melodic death metal fans. - byzantine
Hear Murmaider II, Murmaider I and you will know why I Voted for them - nooreldeen
How has anyone NOT heard of them? - Metalhead19972 Comments
This band has now put out 3 great albums. They get shorted by being labeled a deathcore band. They are probably the best deathcore band there is. I don't really care for deathcore, but All Shall Perish is the exception. Relatively clear vocals with amazing guitar work. - byzantine
They have a nice heavy sound with good hard vocals
They should be more known by now surely
A relatively new band that is becoming more popular every day. Another great thrash/groove metal band with obvious influences like Metallica, Pantera and Lamb of God. - byzantine
AMAZING clean vocals and rhythm guitar.
Try: Crimson King, My Last Sunrise, Heaven Denies, Path Of Glory, Tear Down The Wall, Fiddler On The Green. - Metal_Treasure
Thank metal of the highest Octane!
Old school thrash with a totally new school feel!
This band is so under-rated and need to up there with UK Thrash titans such as; EVILE, Gama bomb, Sylosis and Mutant!
Another band that deserves more recogniton. Some of the best guitar work in thrash regarding rythym and riffs.
These guys are awesome! Fast paced riffs, rythyms and solos.
The big break for them should come.!
Top-notch technical death metal from Germany. - Metal_Treasure
A great progressive metal band with power and thrash influences one of my favorites
Not really actual "metal", but this IS my favourite band so I just had to vote. Their music bring out the most emotion for me.
Machine are the most awesome band, keeping the thrash metal genre alive and adapting it to greatness. This is one of those bands who are quite big but some how still loads of people have never heard of them, its strange.
This list truly justifies itself not heard any of them except machine head
They are quite popular. - Metal_Treasure
Very underrated 80's thrash band. The Ultra Violence and Act III are both awesome.
These guys have been around forever and some of you may know them well. However, they remain a relatively unknown band. They have a couple albums that are terrific. A great live band as well. - byzantine
Kataklysm was my roller derby name based off how much I loved them"as I slither" was my amp up so 🤘😁🤘
Most underrated band of all time.
Sylosis is by far my favorite band of all time. They fuse Thrash Metal with Doom Metal with Progressive Metal. Even throwing in a little Death Metal every now and again. Their music is extremely powerful and also very epic! Their musicianship is top notch! And in about 1/3 of their songs they have clean singing, and it always blows me away. No he doesn't sing like a little bitch! Everything about this band is awesome. Definitely the best new Thrash band around for sure! They deserve to have the top spot in this category!
Not on this list yet? Don't think everyone has heard of them, but maybe some have. 3 great albums in and all are kick ass!
Check out the song Piss Out Ass
These guys are teens, aged 17-19 but their debut album (2013) was awesome.
Try the song "Kill (Those Who Oppose Me)' - one of the fastest thrash metal song I've ever heard and also the video is very funny while making a point.
Other songs: Thrash all over you, Braindead metalhead. - Metal_Treasure
Another band that deserves more recogniton. Some of the best guitar work in metal. - byzantine
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List StatsCreated 15 Aug 2011
Updated 21 Nov 2018
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