Let’s shed some more light on bands who didn’t quite get the attention they deserved. We went through out music collections to pull out the most underrated bands of the 1980s.

One of Switzerland’s finest metal exports, Coroner, put out three filthy albums in the late ‘80s. Based in thrash, Coroner were a highly experimental band for the genre, incorporating progressive, highly technical and avant-garde styles into their sound. Though Coroner haven’t put out an album since 1993, they’re still touring today, so go check them out!

If you’ve delved into the ‘80s, chances are you’ve come across Manilla Road. The heavy metallers filled the ‘80s with a total of seven studio albums, including underground classics like Crystal Logic and The Deluge. Perhaps Mark Shelton’s vocal didn’t vibe with the increasingly heavy decade, but Manilla Road’s music has withstood the test of time and found a new audience in the 21st century.

Though they came up in the CBGB movement that spawned Blondie and the Ramones, punk weirdos the Cramps didn’t get their due like their contemporaries. Pioneering the psychobilly subgenre, the Cramps remained underground heroes throughout their career, releasing their most celebrated material in the ‘80s.

Check out our picks for the 10 Most Underrated Bands of the 1980s in the Loud List above.

Top 80 Hard Rock + Metal Albums of the 1980s

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