Most Underrated Metal Bands


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61 Hellhammer Hellhammer Hellhammer was a Swiss extreme metal band from Nurensdorf, active during 1981–1984. They are regarded as a key influence on black metal, and one of the founders of death metal.
62 Stone Sour Stone Sour Stone Sour is an American rock band formed in Des Moines, Iowa in 1992, performing for five years, before disbanding in 1997. They reunited in 2000 and since 2006, the group has consisted of Corey Taylor, Josh Rand and Roy Mayorga.

Listen to their latest album and you'll vote for this, amazingly underrated!

Their newest albums are incredible

63 Job for a Cowboy Job for a Cowboy Job for a Cowboy is an American death metal band from Glendale, Arizona. Formed in 2003, the band's debut album Genesis was released in 2007, peaking at No.
64 Staind Staind Staind was a rock band formed in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1995. more.

The best lyrics ever

65 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.
66 Mushroomhead Mushroomhead Mushroomhead is an American Nu Metal band from Cleveland, Ohio. Formed in 1993 in the Cleveland Warehouse District, the band is known for their avant-garde sound which includes influence from heavy metal, art rock and electro-industrial and their imagery which features masks and costumes as well as more.

These guys are extremely underrated now, ever sine the fighting between them as Slipknot, they are unknown. Also X Japan is not underrated it's overrated to the max on this site!

Very good & underrated band, great songs (kill tomorrow,sun doesn't rise, qwerty, out of my mind, 43, solitaire unraveling,) should be in top 30

67 Mastodon Mastodon Mastodon is an American heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in early 2000 and composed of bassist Troy Sanders, guitarists Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher and drummer Brann Dailor.

Best band in the 21st century hands down made some of the best metal albums of all time and deserve more respect then any other band

68 Crimson Glory Crimson Glory Crimson Glory is an American progressive metal band that formed in 1979 under the name Pierced Arrow.

Crimson Glory is the most underrated metal band ever. Not to mention the fact that they had a huge influence on progressive metal, they had one of the greatest metal vocalists of all time. They have released a couple of priceless albums.

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70 Trouble
71 Coroner Coroner Coroner is a Swiss thrash metal band from Zürich, formed in the early 80s. They have been called "the Rush of thrash metal" for their increasingly complex style of progressive rock-infused thrash. They garnered relatively little attention outside Europe .

They are considered as one of the most technical and proficient thrash bands - high level of complexity and musicianship.

Coroner is not among the most popular European bands but is among the best.

They are a thrash/technical thrash band from Switzerland, active from 1983-1996, 2010-present. - Metal_Treasure

72 Obituary Obituary Obituary is an American death metal band formed in October 1984 in Tampa, Florida, United States, under the name Executioner, then changed the name's spelling to Xecutioner before eventually changing their name to Obituary in 1988. The band comprises vocalist John Tardy, drummer Donald Tardy, guitarist more.

I heard this band along with Testanent on Spotify a couple of months ago, and they were amazing! - ThatoneMetalhead

73 Municipal Waste Municipal Waste Municipal Waste is a crossover thrash band from Richmond, Virginia. They performed at the UK's Download Festival on June 15, 2008. They also joined At the Gates on their "Suicidal Final Tour" along with Darkest Hour, Toxic Holocaust and Repulsion.
74 Riot

These guys should have been huge. Some of the best heavy metal albums ever recorded.

The Best metal band ever walked this earth

Now, they are really underrated. They were one of the pioneers of metal. - Metal_Treasure

Making great albums in 5 different decades and still just a cult following in the US. Thundersteel was the first great speed metal album.

75 Testament Testament Testament is an American thrash metal band from Berkeley, California. Formed in 1983 under the name Legacy, the band consists of vocalist Chuck Billy, guitarists Eric Peterson and Alex Skolnick, bassist Steve DiGiorgio and drummer Gene Hoglan.

Killer debut album and kicked out great thrash metal through, the new order, practice what you preach and souls of black!
And let's face it their 2008 album formation of damnation is better than Metallica's 2008 death magnetic. It's a better interpretation of thrash metal.

One of my all time favorite bands listen to The Legacy or The New Order. - angrybone

These guys just get better with age, lol. definitely underrated and much better than the big 4 today.

Um... have you heard the gathering? The formation of damnation? The legacy and new order? This band is good.

76 Tristania

An amazing norwegian Metal band that proves that norwegians can do more than paint their faces black and white and sing about satan.

77 Mr. Bungle Mr. Bungle

The top three on this list are actually quite overrated. This is one of the most underrated bands ever and although their songs are fairly insane, they are masterpieces

People who voted here don't even know the meaning of the word underrated. They think this is a favourite metal band list.

One of the most creative acts of the 20th century

Mr bungle is really good, it need to be more popular

78 Be'lakor Be'lakor Be'lakor is an Australian melodic death metal band from Melbourne, Victoria. The band's name originates from the character Be'lakor the Dark Master, in the Warhammer Fantasy game setting.
79 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

80 Dir en Grey Dir en Grey DIR EN GREY is a Japanese metal band formed in 1997 and currently signed to Firewall Div., a sub-division of Free-Will.

Lyrically comparable to Tool. Vocally better than Mike Patton. Best live performances you will see. Versatile but still stays with the Metal and rock genre. Good List though. - tenthsage

I am not exaggerating when I say this band may have the best Metal singer of all time. He is more versatile than Mike Patton and heavier than most death metal singers (Even my favorite Mikael Akerfeldt or my second favorite Peter Tägtgren) They range from beautiful to crushing within a single song. Pretty much, if they sang in English they would be more popular.

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