Most Underrated Heavy Metal Bands

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21 Blind Guardian Blind Guardian 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.

They are the only metal band I know that has been improving over time - every next album is better than the previous one. Altogether 10 albums and almost 30 years of exemplary musicianship.

I just listened to their 2015 album and I have nothing but admiration for them! Similarly to other people, I'm also beginning to think that Blind Guardian are comparable to Maiden and Priest in terms of quality and consistency. And never seeing them in the top 10 best bands breaks my heart - instead of true metal bands like Blind Guardian I usually see poser bands in the top 10s. - Metal_Treasure

These guys are very good and their amount of skill and talent shows in their music. Every album they make, they aim to surpass their last, and they do it every time. These guys have quality music and their skill is way beyond any other metal band I've heard

SO under-rated! Can knock anyone off their pedestal!

Based on their awesome 2015 album - Blind Guardian are also the new gods of symphonic metal! - Metal_Treasure

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22 My Dying Bride My Dying Bride My Dying Bride are an English doom metal band formed in Bradford, England in 1990. To date, My Dying Bride have released twelve full-length studio albums, three EPs, one demo, one box set, four compilation albums, one live album, and one live CD/DVD release. V 1 Comment
23 Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin is a American post-grunge/alternative metal band formed in 1998. The bands members all changed in the time between 2010 to 2014, with the exception of Ben Burnley (Vocals). The Ex-Members included Chad Szeliga (Drums), Aaron Fink (Guitar) and Mark Klepaspi (Bass). ...read more.

Although they are underrated, they ARE NOT HEAVY METAL.
Heck, they aren't even metal. They're post grunge.

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24 Havok Havok Havok is an American thrash metal band from Denver, Colorado. Formed in 2004, their members currently consist of David Sanchez, Nick Schendzielos, Pete Webber, and Reece Scruggs.

I wish I had voted for these guys. So good. Listen to songs like Prepare for Attack and Scumbag in Disguise.

25 Sodom Sodom Sodom is a German thrash metal band from Gelsenkirchen, formed in 1981. They have gone through many line-up changes, leaving bassist vocalist Tom Angelripper as the only constant member.

As good as any thrash metal band period.

26 Angel Witch Angel Witch Angel Witch are a British heavy metal band which formed in London, England in 1977 as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement. V 1 Comment
27 Scar Symmetry Scar Symmetry Scar Symmetry is a Swedish metal band from Avesta in Dalarna County, Sweden, formed in 2004. The band has released six albums, with seven released singles.
28 Gojira Gojira Gojira is a progressive metal band from Bayonne, France. The band was known as Godzilla until 2001. Gojira is composed of Joe Duplantier on vocals and rhythm guitar, his brother Mario Duplantier on drums, Christian Andreu on lead guitar, and Jean-Michel Labadie on bass.

All of their songs have epic openings, unrivaled (currently, Death was good...) technical death metal vocals, and genius poetic lyrics. - GREATEST

So so heavy. Listen to them live to get what I mean. This guys vocals are beast, and the drummer has the best groove. Listen to "Explosia", "The Art of Dying", "Toxic Garbage Island" and "Ocean Planet". Amazing

Awesome band. Deserve way more credit and exposure than what they get. Avenged seven fold? Haha if they are so underrated why are they no. 7 in the best metal bands of all time top ten list?

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29 Demon Hunter Demon Hunter

Heavy ass band. Their latest album is a step lower than the rest but its still good.

So underrated it makes me wanna cry

30 Primal Fear Primal Fear 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.

These guys are keeping metal traditions alive - they are the most successful attempt to revive traditional metal of Judas Priest type by adding some fresh air.

Without bands like Primal Fear, after several years nobody will know how the pure metal sounds! I'm sick and tired of new poser bands that don't even sound like metal but are labeled as metal or pseudo-metalheads consider them metal... And I see those posers on the top of every list - they are more popular than the true metal bands! This is the bitter truth - all true metal bands are underrated!

Listen to pure metal and don't waste your time with poser metal bands. Songs of Primal Fear are perfectly written and performed - memorable riffs, choruses, solos. Awesome twin lead guitars, harmonies. All band members show musicianship - remarkable vox, drums, guitars, bass.
Songs: King For A Day, Strike, All for One, Rebel Faction. - Metal_Treasure

31 Shinedown Shinedown Shinedown is an American hard rock band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 2001 and founded by members Brent Smith, Brad Stewart, Jasin Todd, and Barry Kerch.

Hey ax7 is way too overrated to be underrated guys... Look at shinedown they are a record making band and no1 knows about 'em - ror":{ "message":"(#803)someof

Bro, they are NOT METAL - they are mostly hard rock, post-grunge and some alternative metal. And alternative metal has little metal in it. - Metal_Treasure

Sound of Madness was a killer album

I LOVE "Bully" AND "Her Name Is Alice"

Ummm... I love Shinedown so much and I agree they're underrated but since when Shinedown metal? They're not metal.

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32 Carcass Carcass Carcass are a British extreme metal band from Liverpool, who formed in 1985 and disbanded in 1995. A reformation was enacted in 2007 without one of its original members, drummer Ken Owen, due to health reasons.
33 Queensryche Queensryche Queensr├┐che is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 in Bellevue, Washington, out of the local band the Mob. V 1 Comment
34 Papa Roach Papa Roach Papa Roach is an American rock band from Vacaville, California. Formed in 1993, their first major-label release was the triple-platinum album Infest.
35 Kreator Kreator Kreator is a German thrash metal band from Essen. Their style of music is similar to that of their compatriots Destruction, Sodom and Tankard; along with those three bands, Kreator has been referred to as one of the "big four" of Teutonic thrash metal, and they are often credited with helping pioneer ...read more.
36 Nuclear Assault Nuclear Assault Nuclear Assault is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed after bassist Dan Lilker left Anthrax in 1984. After releasing five full-length albums and touring relentlessly throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Nuclear Assault split up in 1995. They briefly reunited in 1997 and again ...read more.

Verry Underrated, they kick tons of ass

37 Disturbed Disturbed Disturbed is an American heavy metal band from Chicago, Illinois . The band comprises vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren . They are known for songs like "Down With the Sickness" and "Stricken" .

I don't know why a7x is at the top. If anything they're overrated because they sold out and copied Metallica on hail to the king and were in 2 Call of Duty games. So underrated is not them. Granted I still like their music but disturbed has still sold more records and has done better and is just an amazing band who cares more about the music than the fame. Extremely talented and TRUE musicians

David Draiman's amazing vocals are way too underrated. Why is Avenged Sevenfold on the top? Ask anyone who Avenge Sevenfold is and they'll know. Ask anyone who Disturbed is and you'll find less people know.

DISTURBED IS UNDERRATED? I Love Disturbed and yet not many people know them? That is a BIG shock to me. - MusicalPony

Yes, people don't know about this heavy metal kings. They are writing nice songs. If you are talking about "underrated bands". Disturbed is the most underrated band of all times, I guess.

They're good, but not overrated.

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38 Helmet Helmet Helmet is an American alternative metal band from New York City formed in 1989. Founded by vocalist and lead guitarist Page Hamilton, Helmet has had numerous lineup changes, and Hamilton has been the only constant member.
39 Trivium Trivium Trivium are an American heavy metal band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 1999. After getting signed to Roadrunner Records in 2004, the band has released seven studio albums and nineteen singles.

Great band! Most of today's people don't like metal music, because it's "evil" and "satanic" but if you listen to their lyrics you see that they are made with heart and soul and that's why today's awesome metal bands are underrated like this guys. - tiagocowboy11

One of the best metal band I've ever heard their melody is so soulful yet the screams is so powerful

Makes as good of metal as the best. Pull harder on the strings of your martyr is a modern classic.

Best modern metal band

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40 UFO UFO UFO are an English rock band that was formed in 1969. They became a transitional group between early hard rock and heavy metal and the new wave of British heavy metal.

They were at the start of the NWOBHM but never got the accolades they deserved. The Schenker albums are true legend - sextysex

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