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Well, I'm not sure they're better than Megadeth. I mean, Megadeth has a huge fanbase for a reason. But I believe Flotsam and Jetsam to be in the top ten thrash metal bands, along with the aforementioned Megadeth, Kreator, Metallica, Anthrax, Testament, Sepultura, Death Angel, Coroner, and Annihilator.
Their debut album Doomsday For The Deceiver is better than Peace Sells... But Who's Buying and Kill 'Em All. The lyrics penned by Jason Newsted are also great.
Kings of speed metal. Enough said.
The first album alone should put them in the top 10.V 1 Comment
I don't think they're underrated
Their sound it pretty mainstream and most of their stuff is not exactly metal, which made them very popular. I heard of them from a non-metal fan and it's not a good sign. - Metal_Treasure
A non metal fan is not qualified to say whether Volbeat is metal or not. They featured King Diamond in a song. - CostcoHotDogs
They used to be underrated. Now they aren't. But still aren't as recognized as they should. Their music is so good.
These guys deserve way more accolades than they get. Brilliant songs - sextysexV 3 Comments
Truly sad that I have to go all the way to page 4 to find this band. Such a unique sound and better than any "top charting" band today.
One of the most innovative metal bands of all time. There are no bands that sounds anywhere near to Opeth. Their songs are a fine mix between heavy riffs and beautiful clean melodies. They deserve way more credit than they are getting!
Opeth has some of the best music I have ever heard in my life. Can be complex and intricate or simple and straightforward. Can be insanely heavy and brutal or calm and beautiful. It's progressive death metal that oozes with classical influence. They have some amazing guitar riffs and solos and Mikael Åkerfeldt's death growls are the best I've ever heard, and his singing is absolutely beautiful. How the man can be such a talented songwriter, composer, guitarist and vocalist all at once is beyond me. This band is pure TALENT.
The way Opeth mixes Death Metal with Folk & Prog Rock, makes them one of the most unique bands I have ever heard. Fronted by the brilliant Mikael Åkerfeldt, this band definitely deserves a listen.
One of the greatest bands everV 2 Comments
Extremely underrated, one of the founding fathers
This is one of the best bands of Gothic metal I've ever heard and it's worth a listen.
Oh hell, it's one of my favourite bands ever!
Easily one of the most underrated bands of all time.
Most people just know Black number 1 & Christian Woman. Some know a couple more songs.
The kings of Gothic Metal did get some recognition in the 90s, but should have gotten a lot more..
Just check out: Gravitational Constant, Paranoid (Sabbath cover), Bloody Kisses, Too Late: Frozen, Suspended In Dusk, Be My Druidess, Red Water, Wolf Moon, Haunted, White Slavery, Everyone I Love Is Dead, All Hallows Eve, 12 Black Rainbows, Life Is Killing Me, Nettie, Anesthesia, September Sun..Hell, just listen to their albums and see for yourself!
Exodus is the second best thrash metal band after Slayer and they should definitely get some more respect for that. They have been around since 1980 and are also part of the pioneers of thrash metal. If any band should join "The Big Four" Exodus would be perfect for that. They have also released one of thrash metals best album, Bonded by Blood wich was released in 1985. - Grouse
Exodus is the Kreator of thrash (see what I did there)?
Yes I think exodus are underrated because we think of Metallica,slayer,megadeth and anthrax but it has been argued for many years that exdous is the first and creator of thrash metal
This band is slow, and heavy as all heck... but they make beautiful music that makes time seem to speed up. Especially their song Aeon.
Meshuggah + Yes = Neurosis. This band is one of my favorite discoveries of the last few months! - ryanrimmelV 1 Comment
Greatest Japanese Metal band of All-Time!
Its not only their work that has blown me away, but also, their loyal fanbase as well. There was a time when X Japan was number two n the Best HEavy Metal Bands' list.
Definitely the most underrated.
This is my favorite new metal band.
Very underrated indeed. Just listed to Hades, Heroes To Us or other songs like Defeat.
They were even claimed to have progressive related sound... Yup no one knows about them by the way the Timo Tolki was ranked as one of the fastest guitar players, and their keyboard player who's brother is the drummer from hammerfall was ranked Number 1 for best keyboard player... They influenced Sonata Arctica and many Other power metal bands... I been a fan of them but never had the chance to meet someone who likes them or even knows about them! Very under rated everyone else on the list are well known! Specially in the USA
One of the most talented band out there. They sound like no other; It's like you know that it is Gojira when you listen to one of their songs. Their musical lyrics are also so artistic and meaningful unlike another metal bands. Long live Gojira m/
Amazing. One of the only bands that can sound unbelievably heavy, tuned only one step down. And the vocalist plays rhythm guitar! If you listen to the songs you will see how difficult that would be!
This band sounds like no other. They have released five albums and still have had hardly any makmstream success. Each band member is awesome, especially the drummer. There is no shreddy guitar solos, there doesn't need to be. Gojira use the flowing if the actual song to make climaxes within each song. There is no instrument that really stands out as being the best part of a song. These guys are one of the best metal bands out there and deserve more support and sppreciation for their talent as song writers and musicians.
Gojira is my personal favorite. - ThatoneMetalheadV 1 Comment
#1 most underrated metal band ever. Period
Most thrash metal bands are underrated.
The Best band ever!
These guys are amazing and terribly underrated. Their sound is the purest form of metal music in 21st century. - Metal_Treasure
Primal Fear is that great example of pure Power Metal (they also stick to their roots, and didn't get off-genre unlike Edguy, who're more pop-rock now) while dabbling in Progressive Metal. Devil's Ground, Seven Seals anyone?
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