Best Metal Bands Most Have Never Heard Of


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21 Demolition Hammer Demolition Hammer
22 Kataklysm Kataklysm Kataklysm is a Canadian death metal band. They call their musical style "northern hyperblast" after an advertisement in M.E.A.T.

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

23 Abadden

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.!

24 Gojira Gojira Gojira is a progressive metal band from Bayonne, France. The band was known as Godzilla until 2001. Gojira is composed of Joe Duplantier on vocals and rhythm guitar, his brother Mario Duplantier on drums, Christian Andreu on lead guitar, and Jean-Michel Labadie on bass.
25 Dead Letter Circus
26 Xasthur Xasthur Xasthur is a black metal and acoustic project of American musician Scott Conner, formed in 1995. Xasthur was perhaps the most notable black metal group from America. In 2010, Conner announced the end of Xasthur, after 8 black metal albums. However, in 2015, Conner revived Xasthur as an acoustic project. more.
27 Caym Caym

I saw Caym last year opening for Anvil. I'm glad Canadian Metal is alive and well. A great show.

Groove/thrash metal - a new band formed in 2006 (4 studio Albums/EP's so far).
These guys are really good. Check them out on soundcloud (lots of songs) and also pay attention to the instrumental piece - From Red To Black! Amazing!
On YouTube you can find an awesome cover version: Winged Assassins (Anvil cover). - Metal_Treasure

28 Witchfinder General Witchfinder General Witchfinder General were a heavy metal band from Stourbridge, England. They were part of the new wave of British heavy metal scene and have been cited as a major influence on the doom metal genre.
29 Sarcofago Sarcofago Sarcófago was an influential Brazilian extreme metal band. They were fronted by Sepultura's original singer, Wagner Lamounier, and Geraldo Minelli.
30 Rings of Saturn Rings of Saturn Rings of Saturn is an American extreme metal band from the Bay Area, California. The band was formed in 2009 and was originally just a studio project.
31 Machine Head Machine Head Machine Head is an American heavy metal band from Oakland, California. Formed on October 12, 1991, the group was founded by vocalist and guitarist Robb Flynn and bassist Adam Duce. They have received great critical success especially for their album "The Blackening" which is considered a modern metal more.

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

32 Bloodsoaked
33 Gorguts Gorguts Gorguts is a Canadian technical death metal band from Sherbrooke, Quebec. The band was formed in 1989; its only constant member has been Luc Lemay.
34 Versailles

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.

35 Dark Fortress
36 Death Angel Death Angel Death Angel is an American thrash metal band from Daly City, California, initially active from 1982 to 1991 and again since 2001. Death Angel has released seven studio albums, two demo tapes, one box set and two live albums.

Very underrated 80's thrash band. The Ultra Violence and Act III are both awesome.

37 Lurker of Chalice
38 Korzus
39 Toxic Holocaust Toxic Holocaust Toxic Holocaust is an American black/thrash metal band from Portland, Oregon, formed in 1999. The band has gained notoriety among the thrash metal community, and is arguably one of the most popular modern thrash metal bands. Toxic Holocaust also gained attention when their song "Bitch" was featured more.
40 Havok Havok Havok is an American thrash metal band from Denver, Colorado. Formed in 2004, their members currently consist of David Sanchez, Nick Schendzielos, Pete Webber, and Reece Scruggs.

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!

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