Most Underrated Metal Bands


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21 Black Label Society Black Label Society Black Label Society is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California formed in 1998 by Zakk Wylde.

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?

22 Fear Factory Fear Factory Fear Factory is an American heavy metal band that was formed in 1989. During the band's career, it has released nine full-length albums and has evolved through a succession of styles, including industrial metal, death metal, groove metal, and thrash metal. V 1 Comment
23 Volbeat Volbeat Volbeat are a Danish metal band which was formed in Copenhagen. They play a fusion of rock and roll, heavy metal and rockabilly.

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

Nobody really thinks about these guys much, but the songs they write and amazing and should be checked out.

These guys deserve way more accolades than they get. Brilliant songs - sextysex

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24 Flotsam and Jetsam Flotsam and Jetsam Flotsam and Jetsam is a thrash metal band that formed in Phoenix, Arizona in 1981. The band currently consists of vocalist Eric A.

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.

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25 36 Crazyfists

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.

26 Rainbow Rainbow Rainbow are a British rock band led by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore from 1975 to 1984 and 1993 to 1997. They were originally established with Ronnie James Dio as the lead singer and lyricist. Rainbow were ranked No. 90 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. The band has sold over 28 million albums more.
27 Type O Negative Type O Negative Type O Negative was an American gothic/doom metal band formed in Brooklyn, New York City in 1989. Their lyrical emphasis on themes of romance, depression, and death resulted in the nickname "The Drab Four".

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!

28 Dark Angel Dark Angel Dark Angel is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California formed in 1981. Their over-the-top style (extremely fast, heavy and lengthy songs with lots of tempo changes, lyrics and extended instrumental parts) earned them the nickname "the L.A. Caffeine Machine". Although Dark Angel had more.
29 Overkill Overkill Overkill is an American thrash metal band, formed in 1980 in New Jersey. They have gone through many line-up changes, with singer Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth and bassist D.D.

There so underrated there not even on the list

Underrated has nothing to do with this list, all metalheads know the bands in the top ten, they're not underrated, overkill on the other hand is underrated af

This band has an amazing leve

30 Neurosis Neurosis Neurosis is a post-metal band, based in Oakland, California. They formed in 1985 as a hardcore punk band, and their sound progressed towards a doom metal style that also included influences from dark ambient and industrial music as well as incorporating elements of folk music.

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! - ryanrimmel

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31 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.

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

32 X Japan X Japan X Japan is a Japanese heavy metal band from Chiba, formed in 1982 by drummer Yoshiki and lead vocalist Toshi.

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.

33 Edge of Sanity Edge of Sanity Edge of Sanity was a Swedish progressive death metal band that, alongside Opeth, is commonly regarded as being the first to fuse extreme metal styles like death and black metal with progressive rock. Their sound is often described as "Progressive Melodic Death Metal".
34 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.

This is my favorite new metal band.

35 Kalmah

Very underrated indeed. Just listed to Hades, Heroes To Us or other songs like Defeat.

36 Fates Warning Fates Warning Fates Warning is an American progressive metal band, formed in 1982 by vocalist John Arch, guitarists Jim Matheos and Victor Arduini, bassist Joe DiBiase, and drummer Steve Zimmerman in Hartford, Connecticut.

Definitely the most underrated.

37 Mercyful Fate Mercyful Fate Mercyful Fate was a Danish heavy metal band from Copenhagen, formed in 1981 by vocalist King Diamond and guitarist Hank Shermann.

So underrated... It hurts... One of the best metal bands of all time...
Just listen to songs like: Melisaa, The Oath, Come To The Sabbath, Evil, Desecration Of Souls, A Corpse Without Soul, The solos are amazing, The voice is not that bad! This band is even better than Iron Mainde(I'm saying that just cauze they have the same style they are very alike) - AnimeLover22

38 Sadus Sadus Sadus is an American thrash metal trio from Antioch, California known for the unique, borderline death/black metal growling of vocalist Darren Travis, and speeding up thrash metal to levels previously unheard of with the help of bassist Steve DiGiorgio whose bass lines truly pushed the limits of the more.
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40 Stratovarius Stratovarius Stratovarius is a Finnish power metal band that formed in 1984. Since their formation, they have released 16 studio albums, 4 DVD and 3 live albums.

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

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