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Ohio Has Some Metal Chops!

I lived several of my formative years, while young, in the Cleveland area. As such, I will always have a soft spot for Ohio (in general), the Harry Buffalo restaurants, Buybacks and The Exchange used CD stores, a Romanburger from Mr. Hero, and metal bands coming from this great State. This list includes those Ohio bands that I "hold most dear".
1Nine Inch Nails

Cleveland, OH. Hard to believe that the untouchable Trent Reznor started his career in 1988, working as a janitor and handyman in The Right Track studio, and recording Pretty Hate Machine (PHM) during studio down time. As much as I love PHM, my hear lies with Broken.
The Amalgamut

Cleveland, OH. Straight outta the west side of Cleveland. The Yin to Reznor's Yang? Took a similar, but more pop-orientated take on industrial metal.
Pass Out Of Existence

Cleveland, OH. Come on now, who wasn't bangin' to this album back in the early 2000's / nu metal days?

Cleveland, OH. And also bangin' to this (especially Solitaire/Unraveling), to a lesser extent? Honestly though, where Slipknot's masks were cool....this band's mask-wearing antics were a bit embarrassing.
5Red Sun Rising
Making of Kings

Akron, OH. Fast forward a decade (did any new bands come out of Ohio from 2001 to 2011)? More along the lines of hard rock, but all their songs have that special something. A little bit of an alternative metal twist. And Mike Protich sure can sing.

Cleveland, OH. An alternative metal delight, in the vein of Tool. Unfortunately, not too much product from this band...hoping for new music.

Columbus, OH. Small Stone Records is a true gem, as are each of the three albums by this band on that label. A true mix of stoner rock and alternative metal...as if Tool had a love child with a heavy desert rock band. Probably the band that I am most excited about on this list, with their new album "Subtle" coming out. Also, their lead singer has one of the best voices in the stoner rock genre.
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