The "More Metal" Thread for Underrepresented Metal Artists: A Definitive Collection

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  • @MythsOfMetal You probably didn't actually - most of the bands that get suggested get added to the OP by @coolkat pretty frequently. Don't worry about adding Soul Remnants either - pretty much every decent metal band has at least an era that's overlooked!

    How have I not mentioned The Gathering yet, incidentally?
  • Others may have suggested these, I'm probably seconding, thirding, or fourthing a lot of these, as I've only seen what the OP has included thus far. I'm also a bit confused with the genre categorization, not all doom metal is extreme, Candlemass is epic doom metal afaik and is more akin to Iron Maiden plus Black Sabbath's doomier stuff, at least from what I've heard from them. Dark metal would also better fit with extreme metal, doom, or folk as those are the genres that make up dark metal's mix afaik.

    Sorry if I repeated something already mentioned so far.

    I put doom metal in with the other genres simply because in terms of metal subgenres, doom is often placed further on the extreme edge of things, but it's extreme in a different way. Whereas death metal, black metal, and grindcore all have noticeable extremities (and more often than not, speed), but doom metal is what I like to call "very massive and slow" metal. It also shares many of the same attributes (being non-commercial, generally harsher, etc.), but I lumped it in with the other extreme bands because (as far as I can tell, Wikipedia has this on the page for extreme metal), it can be considered an extreme metal genre. For dark metal, I was tempted to put it with the extreme genres, but a lot of the dark metal I listen to has a very distinct gothic influence on it, so I put in the same camp with power, gothic, etc. Dark the Suns, I think, is a good example of this, as well as the operatic influence in many of Cradle of Filth's songs.

    Thanks for the suggestions though, I'll try to add most, if not all of those to the list sometime today or in the days to come.
  • I saw Trivium get suggested earlier in the thread, and "The Heart From Your Hate" is coming out this week. Though with two songs total, I'd say they still count as "underrepresented" even if they're not in my most wanted bands.
  • NightmareLyreNightmareLyre Rising Star
    edited April 15
    Too much to even list, but lots of good stuff here I would like to see more of. Agreeing with @Vexus that Babymetal should be added to the list as well

    Small feedback though, wouldn't it make more sense to list Screamo (and specifically Bullet for my Valentine) with Metalcore since both are a mix of Metal and Post-Hardcore? Also isn't Marilyn Manson, Strapping Young Lad and Static-X generally closer to Industrial Metal than Alt/Nu/etc.?

    EDIT: Speaking of Screamo, some Orchid and From First To Last would be pretty alright
  • Some more from my thread/plans for it that didn't get mentioned yet:
    - August Burns Red (metalcore)
    - Avatar (groove metal)
    - Brocas Helm (trad or power metal)
    - Coal Chamber (nu-metal)
    - Flyleaf (nu-metal*)
    - Ghost (traditional metal I guess?)
    - I AM I (traditional metal)
    - Kittie (nu-metal)
    - Maximum the Hormone (nu-metal)
    - Otep (nu-metal)
    - W.A.S.P. (glam metal)
    - Warlock (traditional metal)
    - Watain (black metal)

    *I know Flyleaf aren't quite nu-metal but the game lumps them into that genre. Plus, the genre I would count them as (alternative metal) is lumped in with nu-metal in your list anyway so why be too picky about it?
  • NightmareLyreNightmareLyre Rising Star
    edited April 17
    Some more stuff I noticed that could be good to add as well:
    -Naked City (grindcore/avant-garde metal)
    -Prophets of Rage (rap metal)
    -Body Count (thrash/speed/rap metal, depending on era/album)
    -Powerman 5000 (industrial metal, was nu-metal early on)
    -Bring Me The Horizon (metalcore/deathcore, they basically change style between each album)
    -Oceano (deathcore)
    -The Faceless (deathcore/death metal depending on who you ask)
    -Beartooth (metalcore)
    -Chelsea Grin (deathcore)
    -Origin (death metal)
    -Satyricon (black metal)
    -Animal Alpha (alternative metal, kind of a one-hit wonder but their song Bundy was pretty big)
    -Architects (metalcore)
    -The Devil Wears Prada (metalcore, since most of their DLC was RBN they're underrepresented as of now)
    -Underoath (metalcore/screamo, especially their older stuff is very Metal)
    -Unearth (metalcore)
    -Chiodos (screamo)
    -We Butter The Bread With Butter (deathcore/metalcore)

    EDIT: Remembered some more
  • edited April 21
    Where’s Entombed on your list?



  • Just gotta say, the fact that this thread is getting so many requests and that some of you have kept coming back with suggestions is really, really nice, so thanks to all of you for that! I'll be slow in getting a lot of the stuff on here, but in time, we'll probably have Encyclopedia Metallum Lite here.

    Also, to respond to Nightmare Lyre's inquiry, I've moved Bullet For My Valentine (and Screamo as a whole) to the Metalcore/Deathcore category. I moved Strapping Young Lad and Static-X to industrial; I'll put Marilyn Manson in both alternative and industrial, since I think his main style depends on the song. Thanks for questioning all of that though, in retrospect, all of your suggestions make more sense.
  • Have you heard the new Sleep album? I propose Marijuanaut's Theme or the new studio version of Sonic Titan.
  • Wildcat15 said:

    Have you heard the new Sleep album? I propose Marijuanaut's Theme or the new studio version of Sonic Titan.

    I haven't listened to a whole lot of Sleep, but I do like the stoner-sludge sound quite a bit! With regard to the new album, I've only listened to what you listed, but I'll check out some more, that Marijuanaut's Theme is some friggin' awesome sludge.
  • Kyuss?

  • MythsOfMetalMythsOfMetal Unsigned
    Some more recs of bands to add for this awesome list.

    Adabroc
    AMSG
    Anthelion
    Black Breath
    Crypt Sermon
    Cult of Fire
    Ephel Duath
    Flourishing
    Fractal Generator
    Harikiri for the Sky
    Hooded Menace
    Judicator
    Leprous
    Lustre
    Solitude Aeternus
    Spite Extreme Wing
    Undergang
    Unleash the Archers
    Unreqvited
    Vader
    Void Omnia
    Woods of Desolation
  • I've got a big post planned for next week in my main USL thread, which I think might be very relevant to this one. Some of the bands that are in it that aren't listed in here:

    Arkona [folk]
    Doro [traditional] (put Warlock under there too, actually!)
    Bloodshot Dawn [death]
    With the Dead [doom]
    Pallbearer [prog]
  • After a few long, long hours taking every suggestion I haven't put in yet, verifying the appropriate genre (I do listen to these, y'know!), and sorting them, I believe I have completed everyone's suggestions so far. Yay! Some of them were harder to pin down than others (a few band names belonged to numerous artists and I had to try and track down which one was most likely the intended band, so I denoted them by country or geographic area if that was the case). Other artists I split between genres due to differences in the music material. However, in the end (it doesn't even matter), I did it! I finally updated the thread!

    I also added a few extra bands in there, just because, a few thrash bands, notably, but I also added at least one band to some other categories. I even made the decision to include Poison, after a long internal debate as to whether or not they really belong here! Buuuut, they are under the glam genre in-game, which also has Skid Row, Cinderella, etc., so meh.

    Enjoy perusing; if I missed something of yours, or if you have any qualms over genre choice, feel free to comment.
  • MythsOfMetalMythsOfMetal Unsigned
    edited June 17
    Some more bands to add.

    Blutvial
    Blut aus Nord
    Ritual Necromancy
    Wallachia
  • Some more bands to add.

    Blutvial
    Blut aus Nord
    Ritual Necromancy
    Wallachia

    All of those have been added, thanks for the suggestions!

    Also, just a note given the latest batch of add-ons, I've looked through and the extreme metal section here is by far the largest of them all, which in all honesty, I'm not horribly surprised with, given plenty of you seem to know FAR more bands in that realm than I do. I would say I'm worried about the section getting too large to where I can't add more to it, but eh, I have a plan in case that happens. :smile:

    In the meantime, feel free to continue coming back here with more artists! There are a few I discovered through those various 'metal subgenre' videos about a year or so ago that I'd like to add myself, so I'll post some sort of update when I get around to doing that.
  • Fifth Angel. To my ears, they'd be traditional metal, but I despise slapping labels on things, so am probably not very good at it.
  • NightmareLyreNightmareLyre Rising Star
    edited June 26
    Some more suggestions

    -Atari Teenage Riot (Industrial Metal/Rapcore)
    -Blessthefall (Screamo/Metalcore)
    -Despised Icon (Deathcore)
    -Ram-Zet (Experimental Metal/Symphonic Metal)
    -Rage Against The Machine (Rapcore, missing some big songs like Wake Up and Calm Like A Bomb)
    -After The Burial (Deathcore/Metalcore/Djent)
    -The Project Hate MCMXCIX (Industrial Metal/Death Metal/Experimental Metal)
    -Texas In July (Metalcore)
    -Evergreen Terrace (Metalcore/Screamo)
    -Job For A Cowboy (Deathcore/Death Metal)
    -Norma Jean (Metalcore)
    -Firewind (Power Metal)
    -Septicflesh (Death Metal/Symphonic Metal)
    -The Red Chord (Deathcore)
    -Blackguard (Folk Metal)
    -Deadlock (Melodic Death Metal)
    -Tina Guo (Neo-Classical Metal/Experimental Metal?)
    -SikTh (Metalcore/Djent)
    -Soilwork (Melodic Death Metal)
    -Ghost Brigade (Melodic Death Metal/Doom Metal/Gothic Metal)
    -Prototype (Progressive Metal)
    -Design The Skyline (Metalcore)
    -Psychostick (Alternative Metal/Nu Metal/Metalcore)
    -Machinae Supremacy (CID-Metal, so Weird Subgenres tag I guess?)
    -Engel (Melodic Death Metal)
    -Within The Ruins (Deathcore)
    -Eths (Melodic Death Metal/Groove Metal/Metalcore)
    -My Ruin (Rapcore)
    -Benighted (Death Metal)
    -Aborted (Death Metal/Deathcore)
    -Skeletonwitch (Blackened Death Metal)
    -Kvelertak (Black Metal/Hardcore Punk/Melodic Death Metal depending on album)
    -Extol (Extreme Metal/Progressive Metal)
    -Living Colour (Alternative Metal)
    -Steppenwolf (Proto-Metal)
    -Cromagnon (Proto-Metal)

    EDIT: Remembered a few more
  • coolkat said:

    Also, just a note given the latest batch of add-ons, I've looked through and the extreme metal section here is by far the largest of them all, which in all honesty, I'm not horribly surprised with, given plenty of you seem to know FAR more bands in that realm than I do. I would say I'm worried about the section getting too large to where I can't add more to it, but eh, I have a plan in case that happens. :smile:

    A broad category with numerous rather vocal fandoms within it and very little representation within RB for any of them has the largest section of all? Yeah, I'm not surprised either!
  • Adema:

  • edited June 28
    All of the recent requests have been processed!

    In addition, I added a few of my own that I noticed were absent!

    -Revenge (War Metal/Bestial Black Metal)
    -Trist (Atmospheric Black Metal)
    -Kvist (Progressive Black Metal) [I put them in progressive over extreme]
    -Protector (Death/Thrash Metal) [Put into thrash over extreme]
    -Belphegor (Blackened Death Metal)
    -Unexpect (Avant-garde Metal)
    -Coffinworm (Blackened Doom Metal)
    -Vallenfyre (Death/Doom Metal)
    -The Ocean (Progressive Sludge Metal)
    -Primordial (Celtic Folk Metal)
    -*shels (Post-Metal)
    -Russian Circles (Progressive Post-Metal)
    -Deströyer 666 (Blackened Thrash Metal) [Put into thrash]
    -Aspid (Technical Thrash Metal) [The original band name was in Russian, so this is a translation]
    -Heidevolk (Folk/Pagan Metal)
    -Holy Life (Southern Metal)
    -Attila (Metalcore/Deathcore) [I know this band's almost universally despised, but I personally enjoy them for what they're worth]
    -Demonic Death Judge (Stoner/Sludge Metal)
    -Oceans Ate Alaska (Metalcore/Deathcore)
    -Mournful Congregation (Funeral Doom Metal)

    EDIT: Added one more band.
    EDIT EDIT: Holy crap, this thread went from around 600 to 800 views like that! Heh, I'm mildly proud of that.
  • Beep beep, new load of artists coming through! Lots of death and devastation!

    -Wolves in the Throne Room (Black Metal)
    -Nekro Flatulence (Pornogrind/Cybergrind)
    -Crown the Empire (Metalcore/Screamo)
    -Genocide Pact (Death Metal)
    -Kataklysm (Melodic Death Metal)
    -Jungle Rot (Death Metal)
    -Gorky Park (Glam Metal)
    -Skyharbor (Progressive Metal)
    -Crashdïet (Glam Metal)
    -Blessed by a Broken Heart (Believe it or not, something along the lines of Glam Metalcore! I put them into metalcore because they reek of that over the glam aesthetic)
    -Gutrectomy (Brutal Death Metal)
    -Hallows Eve (Thrash Metal)
    -Steve Terreberry (Varies, put into weird subgenres)
    -Aversions Crown (Aliencore)
    -Deez Nuts (Hardcore Punk/Metalcore) [By Jove, that's an awful band name]
    -01101111011101100110111001101001 (Brutal Death Metal) [And I can't tell if this name's any better!]

    That's it for now, at the least.
  • NightmareLyreNightmareLyre Rising Star
    coolkat said:

    -Blessed by a Broken Heart (Believe it or not, something along the lines of Glam Metalcore! I put them into metalcore because they reek of that over the glam aesthetic)

    If that's so wondering if you should put Black Veil Brides into Metalcore as well since they have a similar thing going on with Metalcore instrumentation and Glam Metal image
  • coolkat said:

    -Blessed by a Broken Heart (Believe it or not, something along the lines of Glam Metalcore! I put them into metalcore because they reek of that over the glam aesthetic)

    If that's so wondering if you should put Black Veil Brides into Metalcore as well since they have a similar thing going on with Metalcore instrumentation and Glam Metal image
    I thought about that, actually, but to me Black Veil Brides doesn't seem as profoundly metalcore as Blessed by a Broken Heart. I consider "Fallen Angels" a glam metal song, where some stuff like "Heart of Fire" leans more towards traditional metal.

    But that's just me!
  • MythsOfMetalMythsOfMetal Unsigned
    Some more, may be repeating some. Feel free to disregard my personal genre labels.

    Aeterna (Russia, folk metal)
    Khanus (black/death/doom metal)
    Ashen Horde (some-progressive black metal w/ a bit of hardcore influence)
    Collapse of Light (atmospheric death/doom)
    Gernotshagen (folk/black metal)
    Dead Mountain Mouth (experimental black/death/doom metal)
  • Atreyu:

  • stixman6stixman6 Unsigned
    Excellent list! Some of these bands definitely bring back memories. FWIW, I don't see Rush or Van Halen anywhere ... granted Rush is considered more Prog Rock but the same could be said for Dream Theater and Queensryche. Both Rush and Van Halen certainly have more "metal"-type, heavier stuffier in their earlier catalog than some of those glam metal bands shown.
  • Good points, but as I understand it, this list is for bands that are more or less underrepresented in the game. It could definitely be argued that we need more Van Halen (I'd agree with that), but they've got a large pack available, and Rush has a ton of songs you can buy (though I'd take more from them, too).
  • stixman6stixman6 Unsigned

    Good points, but as I understand it, this list is for bands that are more or less underrepresented in the game. It could definitely be argued that we need more Van Halen (I'd agree with that), but they've got a large pack available, and Rush has a ton of songs you can buy (though I'd take more from them, too).

    Ah, gotcha. Thanks for clarifying, makes sense now.
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