Idk mens. I never liked any of the metal that was mainstream, perhaps because it still had a certain quality about it that made it "intelligible" enough to succeed as mainstream, in the everyman's ears or perceptions.
I always liked the stuff that was a lot more oblique, obtuse, or difficult to perceive of the "what" when listening to it the first time, because it's like reading something difficult and slowly unfolding its mystery. Of course, something like that, something of an acquired taste is almost anti-popular by nature, because it needs to be studied to be understood. But for me that quality of it means it has a stronger lasting-power once you figure it out. A taste understood at the first or second outset is a taste that wears itself out quickly, because you receive all that it has to offer on the first attempt.
Although as far as your list goes, I really dig Nile! I would give an honorable mention to Annihilation of the Wicked, myself, that's such a stellar album to me. It was my theme music when I would play AssCreed Origins.