435. Corrosion of Conformity
As one of the pioneers of Alternative Metal it was natural to expect that C.O.C. was set to break through when the Alternative boom hit in the early 90’s. This didn’t quite happen, though they left behind a series of solid albums that pushed Metal boundaries and thought provoking lyrics. They have the originality for the Hall, but Metal of any variety has not necessarily proven to be the first love for Hall voters.