All kinds of Metal had already delivered their masterpieces : Alternative : Rage Against The Machine (1992) Black : Emperor, Mayhem, Dissection. All between 94-95 Death : Morbid Angel (Altars, Covenant), Death (Symbolic), Bolt Thrower (Crusade, 92) Doom : Candlemass (Epicus, Nightfall, Tales), My Dying Bride (Angel, 1995) Goth : Type O (Bloody Kisses), Paradise Lost (Draconian, 95), Gathering (Mandylion, 95) Groove : Sepultura (Chaos A.D. in 93), Pantera (90-96), Machine Head (Burn) Indus : Ministry (88-96), Fear Factory (Demanufacture, 95) NWOBHM : Judas Priest (see below), Saxon (80-83), Iron Maiden (80-88) Power : Helloween (85-88), Blind Guardian (90-95, maybe Nightfall in 98) Prog : Queensrÿche (Op. in 88), Voivod (87-93), Dream Theater (Images, Awake, 92-94) Sludge : Neurosis (92-96), Godflesh (89-96), Acid Bath (93-96) South : Down with NOLA in 95, Corrosion Of Conformity (91-96) Stoner : Kyuss (92-95), Electric Wizard (Come My Fanatics, 97) Symphonic : X Japan (Art Of Life, 93) Thrash : Metallica (83-88), Megadeth (85-94), Slayer (83-94) Traditional : Black Sabbath (first 6) and Judas Priest (SWOD, Screaming, Painkiller) Viking : Hammerheart from Bathory in 1990, Scald with Will Of Gods (1996) Before the Loudness War... Of course, Avatarium is fantastic but just a Candlemass clone with female voice. Holy Martyr from Italy is a Trad/Power Metal Revival Band. I love german Powerwolf, but it is more of a joke apart from maybe their first (best) album. Same thing/joke with Babymetal which I appreciate anyway, etc... What is your opinion ?