Top 10 Best Metal Bands from Montreal, Canada

Montreal is the largest city in the province of Quebec and the second largest in Canada after Toronto.
The Top Ten
1 Cryptopsy Cryptopsy is a Canadian technical death metal band from Montreal, Quebec, formed in 1988. The band has sold over 300,000 records.

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.

2 Kataklysm Kataklysm is a Canadian death metal band. They call their musical style "northern hyperblast" after an advertisement in M.E.A.T.

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.

3 Quo Vadis Quo Vadis was a technical melodic death metal band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, formed in 1992 by Bart Frydrychowicz, Yanic Bercier, and Arie Itman, named after the novel by Polish writer Henryk Sienkiewicz.

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.Q

4 Beyond Creation Beyond Creation is a Canadian technical death metal band from Montreal, Quebec. They are currently signed to Season of Mist records.
5 Dead Brain Cells 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.

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").

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7 The Agonist The Agonist is a Canadian extreme metal band from Montreal, Quebec, formed in 2004. The current line up consists of guitarists Danny Marino and Pascal Jobin, bassist Chris Kells, drummer Simon Mckay, and vocalist Vicky Psarakis, who joined in March 2014 following the departure of vocalist and founding... read more

They play melodic death metal and metalcore and are known for their female singers (Alissa White-Gluz left to join Arch Enemy).

8 Neuraxis Neuraxis is a Canadian death metal band formed in Montreal in 1994. They play technical death metal and melodic death metal.

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.

9 Blackguard Blackguard is a melodic death metal band from Montréal, Canada, previously known as Profugus Mortis. Blackguard was formed in 2001 as a straight-ahead black metal outfit. They are known for the female drummer Justine "Juice" Éthier. The band has supported and toured with numerous acts: Behemoth, Cryptopsy,... read more

A melodic death metal band, formed in 2001, known for their female drummer. Song to start with - Firefight.

10 Beneath the Massacre Beneath the Massacre are a Canadian metal band formed in 2004 (Deathcore, Technical Deathcore, Technical death metal, Heavy metal). In 2009 they were nominated as "Best Underground Band" at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards.

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, plus more.

The Contenders
11 Anonymus
12 Unexpect

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.

13 Groovy Aardvark
14 Karkaos

Female-fronted melodic death metal band.

15 Incarnia Incarnia was a Canadian melodic death metal band from Montreal, formed in 2006. The band had only released one full studio album (Proclamation) in 2010 before splitting up in 2011.
16 Sword
17 Atramentus
18 A Perfect Murder
19 Eudoxis
20 Negativa

Technical death metal, avant-garde metal. Formed in 1994 and disbanded in 2010.

21 Ex Deo

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: Third album comes out in February 2017 (The Immortal Wars). Judging by some samples, it's going to be very good.

22 Voivod Voivod is a Canadian heavy metal band from Jonquière, Québec. Their musical style has changed several times since the band's origin in the early 1980s. The band's current line-up consists of Denis "Snake" Bélanger, Daniel "Chewy" Mongrain, Dominique "Rocky" Laroche and Michel "Away" Langevin.
23 Gorguts Gorguts is a Canadian technical death metal band from Sherbrooke, Quebec. The band was formed in 1989; its only constant member has been Luc Lemay.
24 Vantablack Warship
25 AraPacis
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