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
Volbeat is by far the best band I have ever had the pleasure of hearing. I believe they're one-of-a-kind, and they deserve much more respect and acknowledgement than they already have. Kudos go to a band who strives to be more different than any band before or since them!
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_Treasure
This band is truly one-of-a-kind. Imagine mixing Metallica, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. What you have is the Danish band Volbeat. If you like rock and roll as well as heavy metal, you will love these guys. - byzantine
Just discovered Volbeat 3 weeks ago... Damn they are good... Almost every song is incredible. Great mix of style, pretty unique, catchy, rock n roll!
You can't ask for more. In my top 3 bands for sure and they are only going up!
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!
This band is all talent especially the guitar player/song writer Brennan DylanV 11 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. - Metalhead1997V 1 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 metalV 2 Comments
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!
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
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? - Metalhead1997V 1 Comment
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
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
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.!
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
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.
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.
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