I was suprised to hear Agalloch's "Limbs" on That's It, That's All during Jeremy Jones' part. However, I think I remember hearing they were out of the PNW area, so that started to make sense. They are kind of a niche band, even in a genre like heavy metal.
Give their albums, Pale Folklore and The Mantle a listen. Both superb!
Blotted Science is one of my favs. An uber-technical, instrumental "math metal" band. Each song on their recently released 7-song EP "The Animation of Entomology" is composed as a soundtrack to a movie clip featuring insects. The musicianship and the way each song is "synched" to the movie clips is incredible!
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Possessed has always been one of my favorite metal bands. Larry LaLoude from Primus, played on the album I have in the 80s. Spotify has the Possessed album Agony in Paradise, a live album with Larry LaLonde on Guitar. Larry really helped and defined the future in metal guitar. The singer uses no processed voice effects.