Top Ten Rock and Metal Bands that Most TopTenners Know Probably Thanks to Metal_Treasure

I bet some TopTenners first heard about most of these bands from Metal_Treasure (including myself), when he added these bands and their music to lists where they weren't even up.

The Top Ten

1 Blind Guardian Blind Guardian Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large more.

Wow, thank you, somekindofaguy! Seems I haven't been wasting my time and efforts on this site. - Metal_Treasure

Yeah. On one of his lists, he incorporated the song Wheel of Time by Blind Guardian and that's how I know the band. That song is EPIC though. - PhoenixAura81

I've actually knew about Blind Guardian before I met MT, but I didn't really get all that into them until after. - cjWriter1997

I've heard them before,but never seen a bigger Blind Guardian Fan then Metal_Treasure. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

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2 Annihilator Annihilator Annihilator is a Canadian thrash metal band founded in 1984 by vocalist, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, engineer, producer, mixer and mastering engineer Jeff Waters and former vocalist John Bates.
3 Primal Fear Primal Fear Primal Fear are a German metal band formed in 1997 by Ralf Scheepers and Mat Sinner. They play heavy metal, power metal and speed metal. Primal Fear remind of Judas Priest but Primal Fear are faster and heavier. They use twin (dual) lead guitars. Ralf Scheepers voice reminds of Rob Halford.

Yeah,not heard much of their albums but from what I've listen they are pretty good. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

One of the most obscure bands on this list but a very good one. Not long ago TheTopTens user christangrant gave a listen to their album Seven Seals and rated it 100/100. Obviously he liked Primal Fear very much.
It's on his remix of the list Top 10 Best Songs On Primal Fear's Seven Seals - Metal_Treasure

4 Savatage Savatage Savatage is an American heavy metal band founded by the brothers Jon and Criss Oliva in 1978 at Astro Skate in Tarpon Springs, Florida.

I first knew them as the amazing Trans-Siberian Orchestra. - PhoenixAura81

5 Obscura Obscura Obscura is a technical/progressive death metal band from Germany, founded in 2002. The band became prominent when members of Necrophagist and Pestilence joined Steffen Kummerer to release the critically acclaimed second full-length album, Cosmogenesis. The band was named after the Gorguts album Obscura. more.

Yes, I am not surprised cjWriter1997 liked this band - he was already into similar music that is more complex, progressive and technical, such as the band Between The Buried And Me (also a great band). - Metal_Treasure

He introduced this band to me via PM. At the right time too, as I just was getting into the more heavier bands. - cjWriter1997

6 Demons And Wizards Demons And Wizards Demons and Wizards is a power metal band conceived as a side-project by vocalist for Blind Guardian, Hansi Kürsch, and the guitarist for Iced Earth, Jon Schaffer.
7 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 .
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9 Uriah Heep Uriah Heep Uriah Heep are an English rock band formed in London in 1969 that was one of the top rock bands in the early 1970s. Twelve of the band's albums have made it to the UK Albums Chart (Return to Fantasy reached No. 7 in 1975). Uriah Heep's distinctive features include a massive keyboard sound, strong vocal more.
10 Lääz Rockit Lääz Rockit Lääz Rockit is a thrash metal band formed in San Francisco, California in 1982. Although one of the lesser-known groups of the Bay Area thrash metal scene, each album in their career has received high critical marks. One of their signature elements were Ibanez guitars adorned with elaborate airbrushed more.

The Contenders

11 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.
12 Avantasia Avantasia Avantasia is a German supergroup rock opera project created by Tobias Sammet, vocalist of the band Edguy.
13 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.
14 Theocracy Theocracy Theocracy is a Christian progressive power metal band founded in 2002 by Matt Smith of Athens, Georgia.
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