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481 Einherjer
482 Belphegor Belphegor Belphegor is a blackened death metal band from Salzburg, Austria. They originally formed in 1991 under the name Betrayer before changing their name in 1993. They are named after the demon Belphegor.
483 Black Messiah
484 Diaboli
485 Gehenna
486 Goatwhore Goatwhore Goatwhore is an American extreme metal band formed in 1997 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States formed by former Acid Bath guitarist Sammy Duet. Goatwhore is known for their fast-paced fusion of black, death, and thrash metal.
487 Hecate Enthroned
488 Hellhammer Hellhammer Hellhammer was a Swiss extreme metal band from Nurensdorf, active during 1981–1984. They are regarded as a key influence on black metal, and one of the founders of death metal.

The pre-cursor to Celtic Frost - and when this was released the world stopped spinning for a second, because everyone thought a meteor had hit it.

489 Impaled Nazarene

Nasty brutality from back in the day.

490 Moonsorrow Moonsorrow Moonsorrow is a pagan metal band formed in Helsinki, Finland, in 1995. Musically, the band incorporates elements of black metal and folk metal in their sound.

Power, Folk, Gothic, and Sympho metal people know in wich top they should be.

491 Nokturnal Mortum
492 Exciter Exciter Exciter is a Canadian speed metal band from Ottawa, Ontario, formed in 1978 as Hell Razor. In 1980 they changed the name Exciter. They are widely considered to be one of the first speed metal bands and a seminal influence of the thrash metal genre.

Old-Skool thrash from way back. Good, too.

493 Piledriver

Good memory. I have their first two. A complete pisstake on their first, then unexpectedly got big, so they went thrash on their next, which failed. I have no idea what happened to them after that...

494 Lääz Rockit Lääz Rockit Lääz 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 more.

Yes, a lot of people rate them alongside some of the best thrash had to offer. I haven't listened to them in years though. You've jogged my memory though.

495 Vreid
496 Arcturus
497 Ulver

Yes! Very curious progressive metal. I have one of their albums somewhere. Good quality choice from left-field.

498 In the Woods
499 The Black
500 Obtained Enslavement
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