|UserSoundoffs 54Album Ratings 332Objectivity 78%Last Active 08-04-20 8:25 amJoined 08-09-18Forum Posts 4Review Comments 1
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
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.
Spanish groove metal that stands out with its diverse percussion.
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.
Division of Blood is also worth a look.
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.
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'.
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.
Last Poetry Line
If you like power metal and don't like this record, you don't like power metal.
|Good list. What about Virgin Steele? I've never met a human being outside of niche music circles that are familiar with them. Their 90s run is a must listen to fans of heavy/power metal.|
|Destrage are great, agree.|
|i've heard none of these, so i guess technically i have underappreciated them|
|heard of some, but never actually heard any of these albums. Will check|
|Virgin Steele is considered, unanimously, the best Epic Metal act along Manilla Road and Cirith Ungol, and in some countries is still quite popular. I have to listen Destrage, Blynd and Bokassa|
|Nylon I guess that's true. In that case I'll change my vote to Divine Ascension - Liberator. Best prog/power of, like, the decade.|
|Thanks for 5, good stuff. Based on that alone I'll add a bunch of this to listen to later |
|Pagan's Mind good|
|13 is solid. leaning toward a 3.8/3.9 for it|
|Pagans mind is sweet, pizza would approve|