Detroit has given birth to a wealth of metal bands. One of our recent favorites to rise out of the Motor City is Battlecross. Having released their new album War Of Will this past summer, as well as play this year’s Mayhem Fest and Metallica’s Orion Music + More, the Blue Collar Thrashers have certainly made their home city proud. So when Battlecross came through New York City while on tour with Death Angel, we asked guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala to share with us his favorite bands to come from the Detroit area’s underground scene. Our full interview with Hiran will be coming soon, but for now, check out the guitarist’s top five favorite Detroit bands by clicking the page tabs below.