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Personally I think Eluveitie
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iwrestledabearonce, arsonists get all the girls. eh i dont like metal. but i saw iwrestled yesterday so i thought id put in my two cents
idk maybe apocalyptica just because they play metal on cellos.
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Eluveitie is definitely one, Tyr is another. nobody sounds close to either one of them
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Dillinger Escape Plan, although I don't know if all you genre-technical people consider it metal.....
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Diablo Swing Orchestra
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Sleep Terror

ther's some off the top of my head.

lol @ eluveite. they sound like In Flames with some folk instruments. not that unique.
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iwrestledabearonce, arsonists get all the girls. eh i dont like metal. but i saw iwrestled yesterday so i thought id put in my two cents

what is this, the hardcore forum?
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Actually yes, Augury would fit under unique as well. I got another one.
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idk maybe apocalyptica just because they play metal on cellos.

They are pretty epic

Atheist and Cynic. No other band like them. Too bad they didnt release more albums
Atheist, Psyopus ( sure some of there stuff doesnt sound good, but hey I like it), Control Denied ( its not that often when death metal has power metal vocals), Tyr, Alestorm, and alot of other Less known bands.....
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Cynic, Benighted, Children of Bodom, The Faceless. All of them have very distinct sounds.
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Fleurety and Devil Doll deserve endless mentions.

The Meads of Asphodel are a great example of writing completely original material with fairly standard means.

and for good measure:

The Axis of Perdition
Negura Bunget
Traumatic Voyage

Esoteric - even though fit into a niche subgenre, there's nothing out there that quite reaches the scope of their work.

Temnozor' - ever-changing, very multifaceted band with a unique approach to pagan/folk metal

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Anubi hands down. No contest.
Esoteric is up there though.

Emenius your list is great.
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Funeral Mourning
Thy Light
Vesperian Sorrow
Crimson Moon
Drowning The Light
Abyssmal Sorrow

Despite the fact they are all black metal, all these bands seem to shine through with their unique qualities. I cant recommend these bands any more they are ****ing great, I could go on and on
Just about every band that I've discovered through VampireGoldfish belongs on a list of the most unique metal bands. Also, Diablo Swing Orchestra.

EDIT: ^ I wouldn't go so far as to say that SYL is one of the most unique. They are unique, no doubt about that, but not the most unique.
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As I said, off the top of my head and I'm sure there are better examples but I'd say for sure they're more unique than Eluveitie! Don't get me wrong, Eluveitie are cool, but not overly unique imo.

This is true.
Flametal, Diablo Swing Orchestra, Strapping Young Lad, Orphaned Land, Green Carnation, Communic, and Ajattara all have extremely unique sounds and styles.
^ Are you retarded? Theyre as bland as they come.

Im not one for experimentation, but Id have to say either Macabre, In The Woods, or Ulver.
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protest the hero. i dont know one other band that sounds like them

If they are considered metal, I love them but they are deemed as "progressive mathcore" also edge of sanity, epic songs.
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Probably Theory in Practice or The Axis of Perdition.

Most bands trying to be "unique" just end up as wank or fail horribly when trying to create an atmosphere. But the two I mentioned above pull it off quite well.