here's a list of just band names...no descriptions...worth checking out.
all that remains
as blood runs black
as i lay dying
at the gates
(im just going thru my library at this point, hence the alphabetic listing lol)
bury your dead (this band started as a joke, but people liked them so they kept it up. it's just all drop d chuggy breaks. good shit. pay attention to the track names on each album. kinda funny.)
earth crisis (seriously militant straight edge, vegan band)
emmure (another lunatic act straight outta CT)
sepultura (awesome politically driven brazilian metal. if you like this, check out their newer act "conflikted", and soulfly (another side project of max cavalera, singer for sepultura and conflikted)
vision of disorder
i bolded the bands that definitely get my vote. we may be getting a lil off track but all of the above are worth checking out.