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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".
|1||Nine 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.
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.
|5||Red 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.
|i don't think i can even truly call any of these metal|
what a sad fucking state
|Unfortunately I still live in Cleveland and it still sucks. Ohio sucks in general.|
NIN is good but I wouldn't call them metal. I can't stand Mushroomhead or Chimaira. The only good metal band to come from here is Decrepit (dm) -- and most people haven't even heard them (probably because they see the 'Ohio' tag and think "fuck this shit"). Sad cuz that band rips.
|Metal is quite an encompassing term, and Broken was likely the closest NIN came to it.|
|Northeast Ohio resident here. Buybacks went out of business a year or so ago (hard fucking RIP), but The Exchange is still going strong. Have never been a big fan of any bands/musicians that have come out of Cleveland that I can recall.|
|mushroomhead had their moments for sure|
|What does Cincinnati have to offer?|
|Also check out Tranzhumanist on Bandcamp, an alt metal offshoot from Ceterum out of Cleveland.|
|Cloudkicker is from Columbus! If These Trees Could Talk are from Akron. |
Mouth of the Architect
|Music wise? I guess The National...and 98 degrees|
|Great call on If These Trees Could Talk. Will check out the others.|
|"If These Trees Could Talk are from Akron"|
good band, still ain't metal
|Snake, post metal, industrial metal, nu metal, alt metal, and stoner metal aren’t metal...what’s your definition of metal?|
|@snake ohio actually has a good underground death metal scene. |
@jdubb NIN aren't industrial metal buddy.