The Best Metal Band From Every State (According To Kerrang!)

Kerrang! wanted to start an all-out slobber knocker of a debate with their list of the best metal band from each of the 50 states. The feature, which they call, "The United States of Metal," dub it the "definitive, objective, indisputable list," knowing full well that they were about to start a social media war. They offer an explanation as to why they picked each band and suggested some required listening. While some picks are obvious like Metallica taking California and Pantera claiming Texas, many of their selections are from some underground bands like Maine's Ogre and Ohio's Skeletonwitch. 

You can check out the full from the folks at Kerrang! here

Check out the full list (in alphabetical order) below: 

Alabama: Maylene and The Sons Of Disaster

Alaska: 36 Crazyfists

Arizona: Flotsam & Jetsam

Arkansas: Pallbearer

California: Metallica

Colorado: Cephalic Carnage

Connecticut: Fates Warning

Delaware: Scorched

Florida: Death

Georgia: Mastodon

Hawaii: Hawaii

Idaho: Wolvserpent

Illinois: Ministry

Indiana: The Gates of Slumber

Iowa: Slipknot

Kansas: Origin

Kentucky: Panopticon

Louisiana: Eyehategod

Maine: Ogre

Maryland: Clutch

Massachusetts: Converge

Michigan: Repulsion

Minnesota: Powermad

Mississippi: Octagon

Missouri: Angelcorpse

Montana: Martriden

Nebraska: Cellador

Nevada: Guttural Secrete

New Hampshire: Vattnet Viskar

New Jersey: Overkill

New Mexico: Predatory Light

New York: Anthrax

North Carolina: Corrosion of Conformity

North Dakota: Egypt

Ohio: Skeletonwitch

Oklahoma: Forté

Oregon: Red Fang

Pennsylvania: Code Orange

Rhode Island: Vital Remains

South Carolina: Nile

South Dakota: Woman Is the Earth

Tennessee: Today Is the Day

Texas: Pantera

Utah: Visigoth

Vermont: Barishi

Virginia: Lamb of God

Washington: Melvins

West Virginia: Zao

Wisconsin: Misery Signals

Wyoming: Ea

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