Most Underrated Metal Bands


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81 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.

82 Kamelot Kamelot Kamelot is an American power metal band from Tampa, Florida, formed by Thomas Youngblood and Richard Warner in 1991. The Norwegian vocalist Roy Khan joined for the album Siége Perilous, and shared songwriting credit with Youngblood until his departure in April 2011. On June 22, 2012, Youngblood announced more.
83 Skid Row Skid Row Skid Row is an American heavy metal band, formed in 1986 in Toms River, New Jersey. They were very successful in the late 1980s and early 1990s, with their first two albums certified multi-platinum.
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85 Ministry Ministry Ministry is an American industrial metal band founded by lead singer and only original member Al Jourgensen in 1981. Originally a new wave synthpop outfit, Ministry changed its style to industrial metal in the mid-1980s.
86 Insomnium Insomnium Insomnium is a Finnish melodic death metal band from Joensuu, Finland. The sound and lyrical themes of their music portray darkness, sorrow, loss, pain, and nature.

Insomnium writes the poetic lyrics. In the grooves of death is absolutely amazing!

87 Alter Bridge Alter Bridge Alter Bridge is an American rock band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 2004. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Myles Kennedy, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.

This is the only band I can really describe as both "Uplifting and happy" as well as "Metal"

This band is NOT metal. - Metal_Treasure

Too much underrated! This guys have some of the best metal songs I ever heard. Myles' voice is amazing, he is probabily in top 10 of todays best vocalists. - tiagocowboy11

88 Machine Head Machine Head Machine Head is an American heavy metal band from Oakland, California. Formed on October 12, 1991, the group was founded by vocalist and guitarist Robb Flynn and bassist Adam Duce. They have received great critical success especially for their album "The Blackening" which is considered a modern metal more.

They're great, despite their two Nu Metal albums. They have serious unnoted tallent.

89 The Darkness
90 Napalm Death Napalm Death Napalm Death are a British grindcore/death metal band formed in Meriden, West Midlands, England, in 1981. While none of its original members remain in the group, the lineup of vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway, bassist Shane Embury, guitarist Mitch Harris and drummer Danny Herrera has remained consistent more.

Napalm Death are one of the most insane and quickest bands in music. Scum and From Enslavement to Obliteration were their golden records.

91 Bathory Bathory Bathory was a Swedish Black/Viking Metal band formed in 1983 by Quorthon and Jonas Åkerlund. Bathory's first 4 albums layed the blueprint for Scandinavian Black Metal. Quorthon is often credited with creating the "shrieking" vocal style of Black Metal. Their 5th album, Hammerheart (1990) displayed more.

Bathory inspired the entire second wave of black metal. We would have no Darkthrone or Mayhem without Bathory. Bathory are one of few bands (along with Death) who completely overhauled their original sound and came out sounding even better.

92 Atheist Atheist Atheist is a progressive/technical death metal band from Florida, founded in 1984 by drummer Steve Flynn and singer/guitarist Kelly Shaefer.

Best death metal band ever yet barely anyone knows them!

Piece of Time is a masterpiece.

Quite possibly the most underrated metal band of all time, they have the most talented members alive, tony choy, rand burkey, steve flynn, roger patterson and kelly schaefer, and they influenced many death metal bands! Terribly underrated, give piece of time and unquestionable presence a listen.

93 Mudvayne Mudvayne Mudvayne was an American heavy metal band from Peoria, Illinois formed in 1996. Originally from Bloomington, Illinois, they are known for their sonic experimentation, innovative album art, face and body paint, masks and uniforms.

Mudvayne should be num #1 on this list they are so underrated just listen to (scarlet letters) or any song else (Chad gray is the best vocalist in history)

94 Chevelle Chevelle Chevelle is an American rock band that formed in 1995 in the Chicago suburb of Grayslake, Illinois. The band was originally composed of brothers: Pete Loeffler, Sam Loeffler and Joe Loeffler.

Most underrated alternative metal band I've ever heard. They are also the most consistently good band I know of. You simply have to love "Send the Pain Below", "The Clincher", "Get Some", and 1000 more of their songs. Why are they not number one on the list?!

Again, this band is NOT metal. - Metal_Treasure

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96 Nazareth
97 Seventh Wonder Seventh Wonder Seventh Wonder is a progressive metal band from Stockholm, Sweden formed in 2000. They are currently working on their 5th studio album, which is planned for a 2017 release.

In my opinion, Seventh Wonder's Mercy Falls is THE best concept album ever. Literally, I mean literally, I cried because of the story. And I just about never cry. Ever. That's how powerful this is. Tommy (I'm a fan-boy) is an OUTSTANDING vocalist. Although, I'm not quite sure why he sings different in Kamelot, but in my opinion, SW's much better.

Technically flawless band. Tommy Karevik's vocals are awesome, and so's the guitar work, the drum work, everything. They're so underrated that it's sad.

98 Hammerfall Hammerfall HammerFall is a Swedish heavy metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden. The band was formed in 1993 by ex-Ceremonial Oath guitarist Oscar Dronjak.
99 Anthrax Anthrax Anthrax is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker.

114? What? Everybody likes pretend they don't exist and tries to kick them out of the big 4 like 'WHY ISN'T TESTAMENT BIG 4! ' Bunch of ignoramuses. Anthrax kicks ass, second best band out of the big 4 in my opinion and is definitely underrated.

In my opinion, Anthrax is the best band out of the big four. Both with Belladonna and Bush.

Speaking of John Bush, Armored Saint is another highly underrated band that you should give a listen.

The most underrated band of all time! Even in this list Anthrax is underrated...

100 Fozzy Fozzy Fozzy is an American heavy metal band, formed in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1999 by lead singer Chris Jericho and guitarist Rich Ward.

These guys should be more known man! People need to know that Y2J isn't just a wrestler and recognise his voice. And the dukes guitar playing is just amazing. Listen to God pounds his nails and the solo is just magnificent!

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