Sandrider (the band not the album, theres a different band that has an album called sandrider thats also metal but in the vein of maiden or anthrax) Akimbo Young Widows Sweet Cobra Yakuza Big Business Helms Alee Baroness
My tastes have always run more along the traditional metal, NWOBHM, Power Metal and Symphonic Metal. I am also a big fan of 70s heavy rock such as Sabbath, Purple, Led Zep, andUriah Heap. I do like some folk metal and viking metal as well. Honestly, what I love about metal in general is how diverse the category is and I think every sub group has its share of decent bands and crappy bands.