Top 10 Rock and Metal Bands Most People Have Never Heard Of

I am not saying they are just underrated. I am saying you might not have heard about them.

The Top Ten

1 Gwyllion Gwyllion Gwyllion was a symphonic power metal band from Kortrijk, Belgium, that was active from 2003 to 2009. Founded by singer Annelore Vantomme and drummer Wouter Debonnet, the band released two studio albums before it split up.

I like such lists and thank god zxm and several more users still make interesting lists that take some deeper knowledge and even research. This site has been polluted by nonsensical, useless and cancerous lists of this type: Best songs between Metallica, The Beatles, Nicki Minaj, Led Zeppelin, Linkin Park, Iron Maiden, Nirvana, Maroon 5, Disturbed and Adele. Come on... Stop it. - Metal_Treasure

Now the image appeared and the item has been saved. I can see I have added them in most of those lists. - zxm

Symphonic/power metal band from Belgium. - zxm

2 Fokofpolisiekar Fokofpolisiekar

I have added them in all three lists. There was only one list of their's. Before that nobody had mentioned them in any list (most probably). - zxm

Wow, I only listened to this, Beyond Twilight and Almah. Nice list. - Undistinguished

An alternative rock band from South Africa. - zxm

Try "Dagdronk". And you'll love them. (if you like alternative rock). Better not to see the translation. - zxm

3 Thy Majestie Thy Majestie Thy Majestie is an Italian power metal band that formed in 1999. Their music is typically cinematic, epic, symphonic, progressive and darker than typical power metal with symphonic influences.

Power/symphonic metal band from Italy. - zxm

Just submit any band. I will try to upload their images as soon as it gets approved. Thus it'll save the band into database. - zxm

4 Fairyland Fairyland Fairyland is a symphonic power metal band from France created in 1998 by songwriters Philippe Giordana and Willdric Lievin in 1998.

Symphonic/power metal band from France. - zxm

5 Iron Fire Iron Fire Iron Fire is a Danish power and speed metal band which was formed in 1995 under the name Misery. The name was soon changed to Decades of Darkness and finally to Iron Fire.

Power/speed metal band from Denmark. - zxm

6 Infanteria Infanteria

Thrash metal band from South Africa. - zxm

7 Beyond Twilight Beyond Twilight

Prog metal band from Denmark. - zxm

One of their singers was Jørn Lande (Norwegian) and probably his best vocal performances were namely with this Danish band - The Devil's Hall of Fame, Shadowland. - Metal_Treasure

8 Almah Almah

Power metal band from Brazil. - zxm

9 Flametal Flametal

I've heard of them before. Though never tried their songs. - zxm

Flametal stands for flamenco metal - instrumental metal on flamenco and metal guitars. It's one of the most unique and beautiful things I have ever heard. A highly recommended band.
For details and song samples go to my list - Top 10 Flametal Songs. - Metal_Treasure

10 Skiltron Skiltron Skiltron is an Argentinian folk/power metal band formed in 2004 by Emilio Souto. While a fusion between heavy metal and celtic music is common in many parts of Europe, it is uncommon in South America, and especially in Argentina, Skiltron being pioneers of the genre.

Power/folk metal band from Argentina. - zxm

Argentine Eluveitie. - zxm

The Contenders

11 Teräsbetoni Teräsbetoni Teräsbetoni is a Finnish power metal band formed in 2002. They got their first recording contract thanks to a petition, started by excited fans who wanted a recording contract for the band and sent it to several record companies. In 2008 Teräsbetoni represented Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest more.

Alternative spelling - Terasbetoni. They aren't known and I am pretty sure I was the first person that mentioned them on this site about 2 years ago. Same for their singer - Jarkko Ahola, who is amazing. For those interested, I made 2 related lists: Top 10 Teräsbetoni Songs, Top 10 Jarkko Ahola Vocal Performances. - Metal_Treasure

12 Mezarkabul Mezarkabul Mezarkabul (formerly known as Pentagram) is a Turkish metal band formed by Hakan Utangaç and Cenk Ünnü.

(formerly known as Pentagram) is a Turkish metal band. My favorite song is Bu Alemi Gören Sensin. I usually need to play it more than once because I like it very much. - Metal_Treasure

13 Jackyl Jackyl

This site had one list about this band before I made my lists about them - christangrant

14 Lost Society Lost Society Lost Society is a thrash metal band from Finland, formed in 2010. Lost Society released their debut album in 2013 when band members were teens aged 17, 18, 19, and 19.

I made a list - Top 10 Lost Society Songs - Metal_Treasure

15 The Avalanches

Power metal band from Spain. - zxm

What is this? I clarified it was Avalanch. Not The Avalanches. The Avalanches is an electronic band. Avalanch is a Spanish progressive/power metal band. - zxm

By the way, there is a band named "The Avalanches". Usually when you search for Avalanch. The Avalanches comes instead of Avalanch. So search for "Avalanch Spanish Band". - zxm

16 Forgotten Tales Forgotten Tales Forgotten Tales is a power / symphonic metal band from Quebec City, Canada, originally assembled in 1999. The band's distinctive sound is due to the powerful vocals of female singer Sonia Pineault.

Thanks MT for adding them. I have never heard of this band. I will try some songs. - zxm

Zxm, just to tell you in advance not to expect something outstanding -
they play good but they don't offer anything new. They sound pretty much like the European bands you already know. - Metal_Treasure

17 Helker Helker

A metal band from Argentina. The singer is great and sounds close to Dio. For more details check out my list Top 10 Helker Songs - Metal_Treasure

18 Kanseil Kanseil
19 Dimicandum
20 Josh Dalviken
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