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
1Blind GuardianBlind 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 ...read more.
Wow, thank you, somekindofaguy! Seems I haven't been wasting my time and efforts on this site. - Metal_Treasure
I've actually knew about Blind Guardian before I met MT, but I didn't really get all that into them until after. - cjWriter1997
Thanks for this list, man! It made me realize I should be proud of myself. (I don't know why my previous "thank you" comment vanished; it was a bit different than this one though). Update: haha, my 1st comment came back to the list. - Metal_Treasure
2AnnihilatorAnnihilator 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.
3Primal FearPrimal 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.
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
4SavatageSavatage is an American heavy metal band founded by the brothers Jon and Criss Oliva in 1978 at Astro Skate in Tarpon Springs, Florida.
5Demons And WizardsDemons 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.
6ObscuraObscura 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. ...read 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
7CoronerCoroner 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 .
9Uriah HeepUriah 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 ...read more.
10Lääz RockitLääz 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 ...read more.
11AvantasiaAvantasia is a German supergroup rock opera project created by Tobias Sammet, vocalist of the band Edguy.
12Dark AngelDark 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 ...read more.
13Lost SocietyLost 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, 19 .
14TheocracyTheocracy is a Christian progressive power metal band founded in 2002 by Matt Smith of Athens, Georgia.