Bands from your country/region/city that should have made it, but didn't

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  1. Darwinist

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    Figured this would make for an interesting thread for Mayberry music lovers. Post some examples of(and preferably a short write-up) of a band that was the shit, but never managed to break big beyond your local scene before splitting up.

    My first pick would be the Icelandic "occult post-punk" band
     
  2. Terror Zone

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    Life or Death, their record Abomination is fucking flawless and almost no one knows who they are. They broke up shortly after it came out a few years back I think. None of their songs are even on youtube.
     
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    If we are talking my state there are a lot of bands from So-Cal that I'm surprised did not get bigger than they were. This includes a bunch of bands on Fat Wreck Chords.
     
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    Social Unrest in the mid to late 80s , should have been big



     
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    Not local, but this guy was seriously underrated and though he did put out a few albums, he never made it big.

    Though I reckon the market for goth folk is limited, his music had potential go beyond the genre IMO.

    His lyrics... damn.





    Hes a cuban from Jersey, also author of the "Oh my goth" comic series.
     
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    What genre did they play?
     
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    None that I can think of. Most of the local bands were pretty shitty. There was a decent pop punk band around years ago called Junction 18 that I at least thought would get big in that scene but they didnt really catch on.
     
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    Metal/hardcore. None of the live videos come close to doing them justice, Abomination is a masterpiece.



    I can't vouch for the weakass dancing in the video, they were playing out of town.
     
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    My Friends from Champage Champage. Went on tour together with Macklemore and still didn't hit the Bigtime... Yet. Still loved around Seattle, though.
     
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    Sloan would've been huge if they were British or American...catchy pop music.


     
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    It's a damn shame about FM. They had some real talent, there can be no question.

     
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    From my area...

    Don't really know of any.

    I live really close to where Keith Whitley and Billy Ray Cyrus grew up (they're from different counties).

    The best local band is the Pactolis Pony Riders, but I can't say they "should" make it anywhere.
     
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    I will be disappointed in nobody from England mentions "Play" or "Fallout Club." They were fairly awesome and should have experienced greater proclaim.
     
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    There are three I can easily say that could have "made it" out of our metal scene back in the late 90's early 2000's.

    First one is Serberus. They were a melodic death metal band, they broke up pretty early on after only a couple years. Vocals were nothing to write home about, but instrumental parts were badass. Super heavy.



    Next is Throcult. They eventually turned into a black/death metal style that I didn't care for much on them, nor was it memorable. But their early stuff was this weird kind of Electronic Death Metal that was really original and creepy sounding. I loved their originality during this time period, and they really gained a lot of momentum before unfortunately changing too many members and their style.

    This is a whole album from that period. Key track is "Missing" at 11:33




    Last is Silencer. These guys were phenomenal. They had several albums ranging from Power Metal to Heavy Neo-Thrash metal. I briefly played bass as a fill in for these guys for a few months actually. Here's their last video, they just recently announced an indefinite hiatus. Too bad, these guys were great.

     

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