5. Ancient Bards
7. Pursuing the End
8. Sound Storm
9. Armonight (not exactly total metal, but still good hard rock)
10. Regardless of Me
11. Synful Ira
13. Silent Opera (there is a French band with the same name)
That's 14 freaking bands I alone have come across - and there will be more, I guarantee you! This is by no means a complete list of Italian bands. I'm only trying to demonstrate how many I have discovered myself in one year alone.
If you have any recommendations for me, leave them in the comments!