Can anybody recommend me a band that doesn't sound like:
it should belong in Middle Earth
it's trying too hard with gimicks
TooL (I am not a sad mystic philosopher)

I will start going through the thread but the first few Scandinavian posts put me off. Nothing against them (they sound quite sophisticated actually) but I prefer something rough that sounds like it was put together in a garage or a basement. Raw and rough. Wish I could find something that was like Metallica's Black Album.