1 Children of Bodom - Death metal meets power metal
Children Of Bodom is a melodic death metal band from Espoo, Finland. Formed in 1993, the group currently consists of Alexi Laiho, Janne Wirman, Henkka Seppälä, Jaska Raatikainen and Daniel Freyberg.
I would say Gamma Ray in particular, with a hint of Yngwie - Metal_Treasure
2 Coroner - Thrash meets Rush meets Yngwie meets Celtic Frost
Coroner is a Swiss thrash metal band from Zürich, formed in the early 80s. They have been called "the Rush of thrash metal" for their increasingly complex style of progressive rock-infused thrash. They garnered relatively little attention outside Europe .
Coroner have been called "the Rush of thrash metal" for their proggy and more complex style of thrash.
But they have some other influences as well, such as Yngwie style guitar solos and some Celtic Frost (Coroner were Celtic Frost roadies) - Metal_Treasure
3 Blind Guardian - Metal meets Queen
Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large ...read more.
Because of the overdubbed vocals Freddie made popular and Hansi uses this technique very often to create a choir effect - Metal_Treasure
4 Ne Obliviscaris - Paganini meets Extreme Metal
Ne Obliviscaris (Latin for "forget not") are an extreme progressive metal band from Melbourne, Australia, formed in 2003.
Because of Tim Charles violin combined with Extreme Progressive Metal that includes growls.
Also Opeth meets Quo Vadis.
In the comment section to their song Forget Not, on YouTube, somebody wrote:
"Alright, alright! Who let Opeth and Quo Vadis have sex? " - Metal_Treasure
5 Fleshgod Apocalypse - Death metal meets Rome Symphonic Orchestra
Fleshgod Apocalypse is an Italian death metal band. Formed in 2007, the group resides in Perugia and are currently signed to Willowtip Records and Nuclear Blast. The band is known for their fusion of metal with technical death metal.
Check out the song - The Violation. - Metal_Treasure
6 Obituary - Death metal music meets power metal album covers
Obituary is an American death metal band formed in October 1984 in Tampa, Florida, United States, under the name Executioner, then changed the name's spelling to Xecutioner before eventually changing their name to Obituary in 1988. The band comprises vocalist John Tardy, drummer Donald Tardy, guitarist ...read more.
Obituary are a death metal band but they have dragons on the covers (I also think that a portion of their logo is a stylized dragon - the letter T in the middle). - Metal_Treasure
7 Dead Brain Cells - Thrash metal meets Pink Floyd meets Rush
Dead Brain Cells are a Canadian thrash metal band from the late 1980s. Called DBC for short, the band started in 1985 in Montreal as a small project named Final Chapter by guitar players Eddie Shahini and Gerry Ouellette, who put an ad in a magazine looking for a drummer.
Check out these songs: The Genesis Explosion, Exit the Giants, Root to All Evil - Metal_Treasure
8 Watchtower - Rush meets Iron Maiden
Watchtower is an American progressive metal band based in Austin, Texas. The band was influenced by late 1970s progressive rock acts, such as Rush and U.K., as well as the burgeoning new wave of British heavy metal scene.
Their first albums had vocals that reminded of Bruce Dickinson a lot and some melodies were very Iron Maiden-ish, too. - Metal_Treasure
9 Cynic - Metal meets jazz
Cynic is an American progressive rock band - incorporating experimental music, alternative, metal and jazz fusion elements - founded in Miami, Florida, and currently based in Los Angeles, California.
Their bassist Sean Malone was a jazz musician before he joined the band - Metal_Treasure
10 Primal Fear - Judas Priest meets German power metal
Primal Fear are a German metal band formed in 1997 by Ralf Scheepers and Mat Sinner. They play heavy metal, power metal and speed metal. Primal Fear remind of Judas Priest but Primal Fear are faster and heavier. They use twin (dual) lead guitars. Ralf Scheepers voice reminds of Rob Halford.
11 Dream Theater - Yes meets Metallica
Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", only to change its name to Dream Theater later. ...read more.