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01.14.20 Underappreciated Metal.

Underappreciated Metal.

In no particular order, a list of albums and bands who deserve more attention. These aren't exclusively underground, independent, or unknown acts. Simply those that deserve a bigger spotlight. Will be expanded as I explore the sulfur mines for new talent. For every band I find with under 100 subscribers on youtube my farts grow ever more erotically potent and flannel clad.
Dying To Exist
The Menace

All of Crisix's discography is worth a listen. Later efforts are less "thrashy" than their first two albums, but they manage the change seamlessly.
Being and Nothingness

Only two LP's were ever released under the Hexen banner, but neither one is anything below excellent. Their first album 'State of Insurgency' is a textbook thrash record, with fast riffing, aggressive vocals, and semi-conceptual lyrics around the Timothy McVeigh bombing. 'Being and Nothingness" transcends typical thrash, with a much more focused lyrical style, harsher vocals, and more technical and diverse instrumentals. The nearly 15 minute "Nocturne" that closes out the album highlights all the best parts of the album.
4Vita Imana

Spanish groove metal that stands out with its diverse percussion.
Liber Sum

Death/Thrash metal act that incorporate progressive elements into their music. High energy instrumentals and vocals make both 'Liber Sum' and 'Punishment Unfolds' very entertaining listens.
6Suicidal Angels
Dead Again

Division of Blood is also worth a look.
7Pagan's Mind
God's Equation

Extraterrestrial lyrics aren't the only thing that push this prog/power metal record to astronomical heights. Fantastic vocals and technical yet easily digested riffing show just how high Pagan's Mind can go.

The eponymous debut from Malison shows a band with an enormous amount of potential. A heavy metal record oozing with NWOBHM influence that boasts fantastic clean vocals. While many debut records introduce an obviously talented group/artist, they often lack the focus brought about by experience. Malison has no such pitfalls as they hit the stage with a focused and excellently crafted record.
9Lost Society
Terror Hungry

While I wouldn't say Lost Society is unknown by any stretch. They are certainly under-represented on this site. While all three of their LP's are excellent, terror hungry serves as the best blend between the all-out aggression seen on 'Fast Loud Death' and the more refined offerings from 'Braindead'.
10Dust Bolt
Awake the Riot
The King Is Fat'N'Old
Divide and Conquer

While one could argue that this a rock album, one could also gargle a bucket of dicks. Neither crossover nor metalcore, Bokassa blend punk and metal in a way that defies precedent. Excellent instrumentals and aggressive yet fun vocals that make you want to sing along, if only you could tell what the fuck the words are.
13Crimson Wind
Last Poetry Line

If you like power metal and don't like this record, you don't like power metal.
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