Most Underrated Metal Bands


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41 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 more. V 1 Comment
42 Meshuggah Meshuggah Meshuggah is a Swedish progressive metal band from Umeå, formed in 1987. They are credited with crafting the Djent subgenre. Meshuggah's line-up consists of founding members vocalist Jens Kidman and lead guitarist Fredrik Thordendal, drummer Tomas Haake, who joined in 1990, rhythm guitarist Mårten more.

Fair to say, Meshuggah revolutionised the whole idea of metal sound; their whole mindbendingly complex syncopated rhythms are something worth mentioning. Music for the mind.

43 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 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?

44 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.

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. - ThatoneMetalhead

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45 Destruction Destruction Destruction is a German thrash metal band. They are considered one of the "The Big Four" of the German thrash metal scene, the others being Kreator, Sodom and Tankard.
46 Exumer Exumer Exumer is a thrash metal band from Frankfurt, Germany. It consisted of Mem Von Stein, Ray Mensh, Matthias Kassner, Anthony Schiavo, Bernie Siedler, Paul Arakaki, Syke Bornetto, Holger Kolb, J P Rapp, and more, and was founded in 1985.
47 DevilDriver DevilDriver DevilDriver are an American heavy metal band from Santa Barbara, California, formed in 2002, consisting of vocalist Dez Fafara, guitarists Mike Spreitzer and Neal Tiemann, bassist Diego "Ashes" Ibarra and drummer Austin D'Amond.

What the Hell!...
Well that's disappointing it's a great band with great songs and yet so low on this list

48 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 more.

#1 most underrated metal band ever. Period

Most thrash metal bands are underrated.

The Best band ever!

49 Manilla Road

This band is easily in the top 20 best Metal bands of all time. It is disappointing to see them this low. This band is underrated even on the underrated list. - Rambles

50 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.
51 At the Gates At the Gates At the Gates is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Gothenburg, and a major progenitor of the Gothenburg sound
52 Alestorm Alestorm Alestorm is a heavy metal band originally from Perth, Scotland. Their music is characterized by a pirate theme, and as a result they have been dubbed a "pirate metal" band by many critics and their fanbase.
53 Between the Buried and Me Between the Buried and Me Between the Buried and Me is an American progressive metal band from Raleigh, North Carolina. Formed in 2000, the band consists of Tommy Giles Rogers, Jr.

Ac/dc? Tool? Stone Sour? Rammstein? A7x? This is a list of UNDERRATED BANDS. Between the buried and me are underrated as hell. They are just as talented as Dream Theater, Symphony X, Meshuggah or any popular progressive metal band. Their mixtures of progressive metal, metalcore and technical death metal are sublime. (by the way - Tool are one of my favorite bands, but they're definitely not underrated. Not at all. )

This band is like the apocalypse: fast, furious, and most of all, CHAOTIC. - ThatoneMetalhead

For all you people out there who don't know btbam or just don't listen to them well you are missing out. This is truly one of the best bands out there today. I listen to A7X slipknot disturbed and all those other mainstream bands but these guys outshine even those bands. They have some of the best talent to come to the metal genre in a long time. Seeing them live backs up everything I'm saying. They sounded better live than on cd which I can't say for A7x, definitely not disturbed slipknot Bullet For My Valentine and a bunch of other bands. If you wanna hear some amazing music and hear some originality then listen to btbam and prepare for your ears to rejoice. songs to listen to
1. selkies
2. the whole colors cd- every song is phenomenal
3. blackened cover
4. bicycle race cover
5. kickstart my heart cover
6. obfuscation
7. fossil genera
8. specular reflection - stone5206

54 Deftones Deftones Deftones are an American alternative metal band from Sacramento, California. The band, which was founded in 1988, consists of Chino Moreno, Stephen Carpenter, Frank Delgado, Abe Cunningham and Sergio Vega.

By far one of the sickest bands around.

Each album has different styles and rarely sounds like other bands. Great live shows

Poltergeist. Amazing. Chino Moreno? Voice of a demon-angel!

55 Dark Tranquility
56 Cirith Ungol
57 Mechina
58 Souls At Zero
59 Helloween Helloween Helloween is a German power metal band founded in 1984 in Hamburg, Northern Germany. The band is a pioneering force in the power metal genre, and their second and third studio albums, Keeper of the Seven Keys: Part I and Part II, are considered masterpieces of the genre.

Helloween is not only the first real power-metal band but also the band that mastered the genre. The Keeper Of The Seven Keys part 1&2 and The Legacy, Walls Of Jericho, The Time Of The Oath, The Dark Ride and their most recent release My God Given right? Anyone? Only Three of these albums earn them a rightful place up with the other metal gods plus all the other good stuff they've released!

Helloween is not only better than Iron Maiden, but they are better than almost any other power metal band. - ThatoneMetalhead

Helloween deserve better they are as good as bands like iron maiden

60 Pantera Pantera Pantera was a Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The group got into mainstream after changing from Glam Metal to Groove Metal. The band's most successful album is "Vulgar Display of Power". As the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, They more.

How the hell are these guys underrated? I mean they aren't that overrated but they are far from underrated, especially now that they're disbanded. - MetalFoREVer1228

Pantera took thrash metal to a new level. Without them, we wouldn't have Rammstein, Stone Sour, Mastodon and more. Amazing riffs, furious tempo in some songs, face melting guitar solos and gut busting vocals. Although I like Staind, since when have they ever been a metal band?

Pantera was an amazing band that did not receive nearly as much credit as they deserved. Their edgy take lead the world of thrash metal to new heights of which the world had never seen before.

I love Pantera, but they're not underrated
They're recognized as "the guys who saved metal in the 90s"...
They're one of the few bands that gets the credit they deserve - Rocker00

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