Most Underrated Heavy Metal Bands

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21 Crimson Glory Crimson Glory Crimson Glory is an American progressive metal band that formed in 1979 under the name Pierced Arrow.
22 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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23 Exodus Exodus Exodus is an American thrash metal band formed in 1979 in Richmond, California. Spanning a career of 37 years, Exodus has gone through numerous lineup changes, two extended hiatuses, and the deaths of two former band members.

Recently discovered how awesome Exodus are. Fabulous Disaster is so good an album I bought it after listening to each song first. A true Thrash band that won't go down without a fight, so get off your ass and Toxic Waltz!

24 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"

25 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
26 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.

27 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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28 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.
29 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
30 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.
31 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.
32 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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33 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

34 Primal Fear Primal Fear Primal Fear is a German power metal and speed metal band formed in 1997 by Ralf Scheepers and Mat Sinner.

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

35 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.
36 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
37 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.
38 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

39 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.
40 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.
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