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I totally agree that Annihilator should be the most underrated band on this list. They are extremely talented and sound like they should have been a lot more famous than they are. Never, never land is seriously one of the most complexed and greatest albums I have ever purchased, with amazingly underrated songs like "the fun palace", "stonewall", and the title track "never never land", which brought me to tears. Don't even get me started on the album "Alice In Hell." Jeff Waters is truly one of the greatest guitarists of all time, and annihilator has been full of musicians for whom the same can be said about. And the solo in "the fun palace" is absolutely eargasmic. It is their #1 greatest song in my opinion. Next would be alison hell. They also have many other honorable albums with amazing songs, such as "Set the world on fire", and "king of the kill", and many more. I don't know how I ever discovered annihilator, but this band has been a gift from God to my ears.
The best band I've experienced. They have so many good songs. And some are the best you'll ever hear. Jeff waters the best guitarist and most underrated. And the concert they perform is just too awesome and jeff never miss a note.
Obviously this entire list is silly and useless. Many of these bands had a lot of success. Also, the definition of underrated are Voivod and they are nowhere to be found. I guess metal fans are just as dumb and tone-deaf as pop fans.
Sorry,Annihilator Suck,Maybe They Are Not As Famous As The Big Four For A Reason.No One Knows Who This Band is.Probaly A Underground Death Metal Band,Thrash From Canada That Probaly Better Than Megadeth.V 5 Comments
The most musically powerful band I have ever heard, their music is truly breathtaking and atmosphere is purely incredible. EXTREMELY underrated
Hall of the mountain king should be used to resurrection.
Musically, one of the most unique and talented bands...ever. No other bands have had the ability to blend metal and classical themes to their music and have it sound so natural.
This band is brilliant and yes - extremely underrated. - Metal_TreasureV 2 Comments
Dream Theater gets lots of recognition, they aren't underrated. - ryanrimmel
This band is the epitome of talent in metal, people should support good music by dedicated musicians and that is exactly what these guys are.
Not much to say, their songs are extremely well written, and amazing work on each of the instruments, and no one gives them the credit they deserve
That's not true - in 2013 they were nominated for a Grammy Award and lost out to Black Sabbath. They are not underrated anymore. - Metal_Treasure
This isn't underrated, who doesn't know who mike portnoy is and can't recognize the name - EliHbkV 8 Comments
This band is definitely underrated. They are known for "Metal Church" and "The Dark". I would highly recommend listening to their last three records. A Light In The Dark, This Present Wasteland, and Generation Nothing. They are great albums!
Even on an underrated band list they are underrated. Excellent Power/Thrash band. If you want to check them out, listen to their debut, easily their best album.
These guys are more underground if anything, I never see any commercial or mainstream attention given to these guys. Their first album has a huge cult following and they're defiantly unforgettable
They're the Tool of Thrash metal.V 3 Comments
One of the fathers of Heavy Metal music
Really underrated, Number 1. While Deep Purple gets credits for their hard rock songs, they don't get enough credits for inventing the pattern of metal music as we know it now (non-bluesy rock music, mostly based on classical). Behind the riffs of Holy Wars and Master of Puppets you can hear classical music.
Their songs "Highway Star", "Hard Lovin' Man" and "Fireball" are widely considered as 'early speed metal' - "Fireball" was the first metal song with double bass drumming (in 1971 !). Without these songs - no speed metal and even thrash (thrash is speed metal mixed with hardcore punk). - Metal_Treasure
They are not underrated
They just invented metal along with Black Sabbath
Listen to the album "In Rock", there's a lot of heavy metal in there
The problem is that people only recognize them as a mediocre hard rock band - Rocker00
Like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and Jon Schaffer had a baby. Listen to their cover songs, listen the Blessed and the Damned double album to get a near perfect mix of what is Iced Earth. You can't not love the SUPER tight heavy riffs ands amazing vocals.
The most underrated band I know. They have many awesome songs. - IronSabbathPriest
They're one of those bands whose songs mostly sound similar, but they're all great, so I don't mind that much. - Songsta41
I agree - a very underrated band. It's sad because they have very good songs - well written and well executed. Songs with very well balanced doses of heavy and melodic, with great vocals. - Metal_Treasure
Matt Barlow has definitely one of the top 3 best voices. What a scream he can deliver and will be missed as he and Schaffer are the band.V 7 Comments
Make war not love!
Mexicans are stupid and throw paper on the ground. Trump 2016!
If Bach, Beethoven and Mozart were alive, they would be listening to tool, as they make the most complex, yet beautifully compelling music today.
Tool is classical music for the modern day. People wish they could convey in their own lessons and musicianship with even an ounce of what Tool have in every album. Their musicianship will be legend come not too long.
Hell Yeah! Theire great and have very deep songs. Maybe too slow sometimes but their Album 10,000days is the best progressive album I've ever heard.
Tool is a great band, but they are NOT underrated in any way. Tool is an instantly recognizable band by any dedicated metal fan. Tool is, though good, very OVERrated.V 9 Comments
I know them for the same reason anyone else does, the big metal bands cover Am I Evil all the time. But they have more than just that, check them out and you'll see they're more than just an old metal band. - Songsta41
They influenced Metallica and Megadeth. They make great music, but aren't even a little popular. They are just underrated
While I ADORE Metallica, no one knows Diamond Head except for covers they think Metallica wrote. - Brobusky
Why are they not number 1? They are easily one of the best metal bands to come out of the 1990s. They are definitely more underrated than Tool. Sevendust is better than similar bands like Godsmack but they don't get half the attention.
Sevendust have about ten albums to their name, but have not gotten the same amount of atttention as other bands around them (like Disturbed). Worth checking out, as they have a wide selection of songs. - NuMetalManiak
100% sevendust is an underrated band
After the movie " Anvil the story of Anvil" I quickly started buying up their records. They are my among my favorite bands now. Anvil are the most real metal you'll ever hear.
I've seen them live three times and I know why big bands didn't let them open for them. Anvil would blow 'em away!
Inventors of thrash. Sure, Exodus and Metallica wrote the first pure thrash, but the stuff that influenced them was Anvil.
Metal in metal, great album!V 1 Comment
Their songs are masterpieces, but people dislike Max Cavalera's personal views. - Wopwop
Great band, but not underrated.
Sepultura Are Hated Because They Are From Brasil.Jeez,Max Are Better Than Metallica.
This is one of my favorite bands because they are so raw and pure Metal m/.
There was a time that I thought of why are they not in the Big Four but now I realize that how more underrated you are the more real Metalheads you get. Haha
They used to be really popular with albums like Mindcrime and Empire. But after Dream Theater burst onto the scene with Images and Words, they pretty much lost the prog metal crown. - IronSabbathPriest
Nothing about Queensryche? Not many people listen to them ( at least compared to other bands).. - MusicalPony
Early on these guys realeased music that rivaled Maiden and Priest. Geoff Tate had a range that would damage your hearing...None better than he Halford. Check out tunes llike En Force, NM156, Take Hold of the Flame, Neue Regal, The Whisper, and Screaming In Digital...this brand of Metal was in a league of its own. MindCrime was the sleeper of the 80s...it's an album that you listen start to finish. 90s had great albums too...too many great songs to list.
No One Respect The Ryche.Pioneers Of Metal!
They are absolute legends who deserve to be in the top 10 bands of all time. I mean there are bands like metallica or slipknot who get elected into the top 10 but they are barely in top 30, and it makes me so sad. blind guardian and amorphis both deserve to be in the top 10
They are criminally underrated and unfortunately - on this list, too. They should be in the top 10.
They are brilliant, they're perfectionists - studio and live. They don't play some commercial metal or some easy songs. They play really fast and heavy speed metal (almost thrash), prog power metal with tons of complex arrangements, and recently - amazing symphonic metal. - Metal_Treasure
I bet not even all A7X fans have heard of this. Their one album was mind blowing and had a really experimental and creative sound. The Rev was a true musical talent and it is demonstrated not only in A7X's songs, but in Pinkly Smooth's album Unfortunate Snort. A great band overall. - MetalFoREVer1228
RIP Jimmy! I always loved hearing your music, this one album for this band that you did really showed your crazy, but amazing, personality! Thanks for making this Jimmy!
Pinkly Smooth is much more then the band Pinkly Smooth is what happens when you give The Rev and Synyster Gates a pen
I love a7x and I love pinkly smoothV 2 Comments
Listen to their album "The Dream Calls for Blood". Especially their song "Territorial Instinct/Bloodlust". It will blow you away.
One of my all time favourite bands and one of the most underrated in my opinion,I especially love the vocalist, he has a very unique sound which is rare in more modern thrash. I highly advise you check out some of their stuff, I recommend starting with the albums "Act III" or "The Evil Divide" (their most recent album). Some songs I would recommend are "lost", "father of lies" "The Moth", "the ultra violence" and a room with a viewc great alll round thrash band
The most amazing band on this list! Their riffs are just intense and they are like a modern Pantera with their groove metal/metalcore style.
Everyone knows zakk for his shredding and pinch harmonics.. but not many know him for his amazing song writing ability. Listen to his acoustic material like hangover music or book of shadows. Stuff is great
I think Black Label Society is really underrated, they are not very known even by many metal fans... the Zakk solos are really good and his voice is awesome! - rock2metal
Deserves so much more recognition! Zakk rocks
In This River - R.I. P Dimebag
How can you beat the voice of these guys?
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