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15 Great Underrated Metal Bands 

Zachthemusicmage
Updated September 15, 2017 2.7k votes 687 voters 31.4k views 15 items

List Rules Underrated Metal bands

Every Metal-head (and a good number of non Metal fans) worth their salt knows about the big 4 (Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax), Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Motor Head, ect.

But then there's (like with any genre) a huge amount of underrated talent, so I present a list that shows bands that though perhaps not obscure or totally unknown are deserving of more attention and their key tracks and albums.
Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 15 Great Underrated Metal Bands
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Key albums:

Rising (1976)
Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (1975)
Long Live Rock 'n' Roll (1978)
Down to Earth (1979)
Stranger in Us All (1995)


Key tracks:

Stargazer
Man on the Silver Mountain
Since You Been Gone
Gates of Babylon
The Temple of the King
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Iced Earth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 15 Great Underrated Metal Bands
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Key albums:

Burnt Offerings (1995)
The Horror Show (2001)
The Dark Saga (1996)
Framing Armageddon: Something Wicked Part 1 (2007)
Something Wicked this Way Comes (1998)


Key tracks:

When Stars Collide (Born is he)
Dracula
Harbinger of Fate
Dante's Inferno
The Dark Saga
Are they underrated?
Diamond Head is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 15 Great Underrated Metal Bands
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Key albums:

Lightning to the Nations (1980)
Borrowed Time (1982)
Canterbury (1983)
The Friday Rock Show Sessions / Live at Reading (1992)
All Will Be Revealed (2005)


Key tracks:

Am I Evil?
Sucking My Love
Lighting to the Nations
Sweet and Innocent
The Prince
Are they underrated?
Death is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 15 Great Underrated Metal Bands
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Key albums:

Scream Bloody Gore (1987)
Human (1991)
Individual Thought Patterns (1993)
Symbolic (1995)
The Sound of Perseverance (1998)


Key tracks:

Crystal Mountain
Zombie Ritual
Denial Of Life
The Philosopher
Leprosy
Are they underrated?