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141 Skillet Skillet Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.

Best band ever!

142 Katatonia Katatonia Katatonia is a Swedish metal band formed in Stockholm in 1991 by Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström. The band has released nine studio albums spanning the course of three decades, and their tenth studio album, The Fall of Hearts was released on May 20, 2016.

It's hard to keep re-iterating this, but apart from the generation-spanning greats like Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Maiden, Sabbath etc. You'll notice how the list gets better and better as you go. It's a generational issue, and this is not a Miss Universe pageant, and this thread is also a great tool for educating the younger generation on bands they aren't aware of. If 20 kids dig Katatonia after reading this then I say good.

What in the world? If you people don't think that Katatonia is good then you obviously don't know great music. Honestly? I am very appalled at this. It makes absolutely no sense for them to be this low.

Yes! My word these depressing giants are good. 'The Great Cold Distance' is fantastic - 'July' particularly.

143 DevilDriver DevilDriver DevilDriver are an American heavy metal band from Santa Barbara, California, formed in 2002, consisting of vocalist Dez Fafara, guitarists Mike Spreitzer and Neal Tiemann, bassist Diego "Ashes" Ibarra and drummer Austin D'Amond.

DevilDriver is pretty damn good, but I think the reason they're all the way down here is because there pretty unheard of, they may not be the heaviest, but they have amazing voice and instrumentals

I guess the most people who gonna call herself a "metal Head" are listening to nu metal. The gay art of metal.

This is the true!

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144 Nile Nile Nile is an American technical death metal band from Greenville, South Carolina, United States, formed in 1993. Their music and lyrics are inspired by Ancient Egyptian/Near Eastern mysticism, history, religion, and ancient art, as well as the works of H.P. Lovecraft.

Come on guys. Nile's one of the best tech death bands out there. Karl is a virtuoso

What WHY IS THIS DOWN AT 138

145 Deathgaze

Seriousely the best Japanese metalcore band. Metalcore isn't metal, but Bon jovi or Nirvana arę there so...

146 Revocation Revocation Revocation is an American technical death metal band from Boston, Massachusetts founded by guitarist and vocalist David Davidson, bassist and vocalist Anthony Buda and drummer Phil Dubois-Coyne in 2000. Originally known as Cryptic Warning, the band changed its name to Revocation in 2006. Revocation ...read more.

This bands has very unnoted talent. A fusion of Thrash Metal and Technical Death Metal with even some Progressive Metal influences. They are worth checking out.

My cousin says that revocation is the best band ever. But um, nobody else knows about them. They kind of suck - heavymetalrocker777

147 Unleash The Archers
148 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.

149 Borknagar
150 Gates of Ishtar Gates of Ishtar
151 Green Carnation Green Carnation Green Carnation is a progressive metal band from Kristiansand, Norway formed in 1990. Green Carnation's trend of music has continuously become less and less heavy after every release; from straight forward death metal, to a progressive doom metal sound, to an atmospheric gothic metal sound, to a melancholic ...read more.
152 Razor Razor Razor is a Canadian thrash metal band formed in 1984 at Guelph, Ontario. The group shot music videos for songs such as "Evil Invaders", "Shotgun Justice", "American Luck", and "Sucker for Punishment".
153 Automatic Loveletter
154 Armored Saint Armored Saint Armored Saint is an American heavy metal band, formed in 1982 in Los Angeles, California. Since 1990, the band has consisted of John Bush on vocals, Joey Vera on bass, Jeff Duncan on guitar and the Sandoval brothers, Phil and Gonzo on guitar and drums, respectively.
155 Dream Evil

METAL! Best Power Metal Band.

Hilarious, old school, epic

156 Byzantine
157 Darkthrone Darkthrone Darkthrone is a Norwegian black metal band. It formed in 1986 as a death metal band under the name Black Death. In 1991, the band embraced a black metal style influenced by Bathory and Celtic Frost and became one of the leading bands in the Norwegian black metal scene. Their first three black metal ...read more.

True Norwegian black metal. Period. - GreenDayFan21

Trve Norwegian Black Metal. So obscure that 0% voted for this. One of the most preeminent bands to exist. - LadyBanshee

Fenriz is a true genius

Trve Kvlt Black Metal is not for everyone... That's why I love Darkthrone so much. Keep metal in the underground! That's where it should be, away from anything mainstream.

158 Throwdown

Pretty decent Pantera-esque metal. I have 'Deathless' and 'Venom and Tears' and both are good.

159 Whitechapel Whitechapel Whitechapel is an American deathcore band from Knoxville, Tennessee. The band is named after the Whitechapel district in East London, England, referencing the series of murders committed by Jack the Ripper.

This band should be at least in the top tens

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160 Manilla Road
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