Originally Posted by creepycrawl
I would have to disagree and say that title goes to Rush and nowadays Dream Theater is up there with them as far as the masses are concerned. Tool helped bring some notoriety King Crimsons way, but compared to Rush and DT, it's not even close.
Noted or popular doesn't equal underrated or overrated at all.
Plus, there are genres that hasn't mainstream appeal at all, Prog-rock is one of them. I love Magma and will say is one of the greatest rock acts of all times and they are hardly knew, but that doesn't mean they are underrated specially for their influence on the Krautrock and the impact they had among prog fans in general.
By the criteria of "how well known" is a band or "how many fanboys it has", i can say idiotic things like "all the drone genre is underrated", which is a lie