Bands that are not well known by the general public and therefore doesn't have the largest fanbase like bands like metallica, Linkin Park, Three Days Grace etc.
The Top Ten
1EarshotEarshot is an American hard rock/alternative metal band from Los Angeles, California. The band has released three albums: Letting Go, Two, The Silver Lining, and have most recently announced plans to release their 4th studio album, a 5 song Mini-LP entitled "Aftermath" on April 16th 2015.
2AdemaAdema is a nu metal band from Bakersfield, California. The band formed in 2000 with members lead vocalist Mark Chavez, vocalist/guitarist Tim Fluckey, guitarist Mike Ransom, bassist Dave DeRoo, and drummer Kris Kohls.
3As I Lay DyingAs I Lay Dying is an American metalcore band from San Diego, California. Founded in 2000 by vocalist Tim Lambesis, the establishment of the band's first full lineup, which included drummer Jordan Mancino, occurred in 2001. As I Lay Dying has released six albums, one split album, and two compilation ...read more.
4Coheed and CambriaCoheed and Cambria is an American progressive rock band from Nyack, New York, formed in 1995. The band consists of Claudio Sanchez, Travis Stever, Josh Eppard, and Zach Cooper.
I only know one song by them but it is amazing! The Suffering! - Jonerman
5Crimson GloryCrimson Glory is an American progressive metal band that formed in 1979 under the name Pierced Arrow.
Why is this on here twice, also they were the best out of the Music as a Weapon artists (includes Disturbed, Chevelle, and Taproot). Great band anyways. - NuMetalManiak
7ObscuraObscura is a German technical death metal band from Landshut, Germany, founded in 2002. The band became prominent when members of Necrophagist and Pestilence joined Steffen Kummerer to release the critically acclaimed second full-length album, Cosmogenesis. The band was named after the Gorguts album ...read more.
8Lost SocietyLost Society is a thrash metal band from Finland, formed in 2010. Lost Society released their debut album in 2013 when band members were teens aged 17, 18, 19, 19 .
Very fast thrash from Finland - Kill (Those Who Oppose Me), Trash All Over You - Metal_Treasure
Great goovy thrash metal!
9TeräsbetoniTeräsbetoni is a Finnish power metal band formed in 2002. They got their first recording contract thanks to a petition, started by excited fans who wanted a recording contract for the band and sent it to several record companies. In 2008 Teräsbetoni represented Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest ...read more.
10Lääz RockitLääz Rockit is a thrash metal band formed in San Francisco, California in 1982. Although one of the lesser-known groups of the Bay Area thrash metal scene, each album in their career has received high critical marks. One of their signature elements were Ibanez guitars adorned with elaborate airbrushed ...read more.
Awesome thrash and speed metal. - Metal_Treasure
11Between the Buried and MeBetween the Buried and Me is an American progressive metal band from Raleigh, North Carolina. Formed in 2000, the band consists of Tommy Giles Rogers, Jr.
13A Dark Halo
14Hed PEHed PE, also known as Planet Earth and stylized as p.e., is an American rock band from Huntington Beach, California.
15SavatageSavatage is an American heavy metal band founded by the brothers Jon and Criss Oliva in 1978 at Astro Skate in Tarpon Springs, Florida.
18Mercyful FateMercyful Fate was a Danish heavy metal band from Copenhagen, formed in 1981 by vocalist King Diamond and guitarist Hank Shermann.
Great swedish progressive death metal. - IronSabbathPriest