11. Sun O)))
Sun O))) is credited with bringing death metal back to life in the 21st century. By the late 1990s, the chaotic, ear-shattering rock variation got boring and black leather went out of fashion. Metal was then mashed with hip-hop by bands like Linkin Park and Papa Roach, discouraging the genre’s remaining fans.
Enter Sun O))).
To satisfy their starved audiences, this band achieved an even darker sound, calling it Doom Metal. They slowed down the rhythm, adding deliberation and some new (extremely creepy) elements. Sun O))) eventually inspired all the big hitters to follow suit. Most notably, they revived Electric Wizard, Earth and even brought the Melvins back to metal.