Top 10 Best Metal Bands from Montreal, CanadaMontreal is the largest city in the province of Quebec and the second largest in Canada after Toronto.
The Top Ten
Cryptopsy is the heaviest Canadian export - brutal technical death metal. They are the metal pride of my home city and one of Canada's most acclaimed metal bands.
A death metal band - they call their musical style "northern hyperblast" referring to the extremely fast blast beats that Kataklysm's former drummer, Max Duhamel, fused into the music.
They play a rare metal subgenre - technical melodic death metal. I definitely like them.
Songs: Silence Calls the Storm, Point of No Return: Mute Requiem, Break the Cycle, On the Shores of Ithaka.
Basically a thrash band. Subgenres - Technical/progressive thrash metal, Thrash metal, Speed metal, Crossover thrash. Some of their songs sound like Thrash meets Pink Floyd and I find it interesting.
I like them a lot (for more details and song samples visit my list "Top 10 Dead Brain Cells Songs").
They play melodic death metal and metalcore, and are known for their female singers (Alissa White-Gluz left to join Arch Enemy).
Technical death metal, melodic death metal.
Formed in 1994, they have released six studio albums. In 2007, the band participated in the Domination Tour alongside Rotting Christ, Incantation and Malevolent Creation. After touring, the band released a live album entitled Live Progression.
A melodic death metal band, formed in 2001, known for their female drummer. Song to start with - Firefight.
Deathcore, Technical death metal, Heavy metal. They released their debut album in 2005 (Evidence of Inequity).
In 2009, Beneath the Massacre was nominated as "Best Underground Band" at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards. They played the Summer Slaughter Tour with Decapitated, Necrophagist, As Blood Runs Black, The Faceless, Ion Dissonance, and Cephalic Carnage. They were also on the 2007 Radio Rebellion Tour along with Behemoth, Gojira, and Job for a Cowboy.
Mechanics of Dysfunction, Evidence of Inequity, Incongruous, + more.
Avant-garde metal, formed in 1996 and disbanded in 2015.
They play a unique amalgamation of different metal subgenres like progressive, technical death, black and melodic heavy metal, and of other styles of music including classical, dark cabaret, opera, jazz, funk, electro, ambient, noise, and circus music. The band's debut album was called Utopia.
Female-fronted melodic death metal band.
Melodic death metal.
Groove metal, Heavy metal.
Technical death metal, Avant-garde metal. Formed in 1994 and disbanded in 2010.
Death metal, Viking metal. Albums: Caligvla, Romulus
Ex Deo was formed in 2008 and is a side project of Kataklysm frontman Maurizio Iacono, based on the history of the Roman Empire. In 2014 they put the band on indefinite hold and said a third album is unlikely.
UPDATE: 3rd album comes out in Feb 2017 (The Immortal Wars). Judging by some samples, it's gonna be very good.
NOT from Montreal
NOT from Montreal.