Best Modern Metal Bands

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Avenged Sevenfold
avenged sevenfold its the best band of melodic heavy metal, synyster gates solos are always perfectly amazing, lyrics fits perfectly, I like shads voice and the band style its so cool, I only miss the rev, one of the greatest drum player of ever, so amazing live... R.I.P the rev
Avenged Sevenfold is without a doubt the best modern metal band. I mean imagine being in their position, losing your drummer who was not only one of the best drummers but also your best friend. And they still play just as good as ever. People don't always give Avenged Sevenfold the credit they deserve and I think it's about time they get it. R.I.P The Rev
What is wrong?
How did Bullet for my valentine get before a7x? Bullet For My Valentine is good, but they are no where near A7x.
[Newest]A7X r the Kings of modern metal music and no one can surpass them # There will be haters # A7X😈😈
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2Slipknot
Unique, powerful and brutal metal band that always deliver and embrace there fans as brothers. Maggot 4 life!
Avenged Sevenfold is a good rock band, but they aren't metal. There's no comparison. Corey has an incredible singing voice, and the craziest death growl ever! Stay Sic all maggots! RIP Paul Gray
Avenged are good, but have become overrated since The Rev died. Joey Jordison is a much better drummer.
[Newest]They make deathly sounding music that no other band can come close to recreating and their image is flat out amazing.

3Bullet For My Valentine
Most people take metalcore or any metal genre as screaming noisy guitar crap genre but when the will listen to bullet for my valentine.
They will definitely know that they are the TRUE METAL BAND and they just don't make noise but mesmerize you in their musician play.
Truly the best.

All those who hate this band are total idiots and don't know what music is.
Bullet For My Valentine is from frustrations... Dissatisfaction... & much more... Who voted for A7x? This band sings of reality between love & hate... This is a band who can piss off others on stage... I don't know what these people means about metal... But surely they just don't get Bullet For My Valentine from heart... Bullet For My Valentine doesn't write in the name of lyrics.. They are the reality.. Crushing riffs.. Harmonized lead lines.. Excellent drum patterns... Bullet For My Valentine calls for pain... This a heavy metal band... Anyone having doubt about this can go and check their knowledge about different subdivisions of metal genre... Bullet For My Valentine IS THE BEST...
This band makes all such types of songs which are of true meanings and also has real feelings. Give extra votes to the top band. This is a band which makes songs from heart. None of its songs are meaningless. We Can take the example of Heart burst into fire.
[Newest]Easy songs to learn. Drummer's amazing. Love em

4Disturbed
With David Draiman on vocals, Dan Donegan on guitar, Mike Wengren on Drums and John Moyer on bass, this band proves to be one of the most influential bands of all time. With their very unique style of music and covers such as "Shout 2000" and "Land of Confusion" still haven't been topped. Even though they are on a temporary hiatus since 2010, they still prove to be one of the greatest metal bands of all time. They started off with the name of brawl, but in 1996 changed to Disturbed. David Draiman formed a band called Device in 2012 with Will Hunt (drummer of Evanescene), Virus (guitarist of Dope), and Geno Lenardo (guitarist of filter) and have written "Haze" featuring M. Shadows (singer of Avenged Sevenfold), "Vilify" and "You think you know". They have produced 5 studio albums and one compilation album, 4 of the albums were #1 on the billboard 100 and 3 received platinum.
Indestructable... Enough said. Plus all the other bands don't even compete with the quality and power behind the disturbed music!
They may not be the best of all time. I will say however, Draiman is the best singerout of all these people on the list, he is and will be my favorite and is top ten of all time. Dan Donegan has speed and great rifts, and soul. His Solos are badass, there is a typical argument about speed, well perfect insanity has the speed. He has the skill and will be top 50 of all time. (He may not be the heaviest) John Moyer, well you can't really hear him, but in times when he uses his skill to help perfect a song, you can probably hear moyerat times. (The Animal) Mike Wengren, Speed percussive style, and a fluent metal sound. Even though this may be an opinion, Dammit, these guys are top 50 of all time, and #1 for MODERN DAY METAL!
[Newest]Down with the sickness!

5Lamb Of God
Lamb of god is the absolute epitome of metal. They are the most metal metal band in history, picking up where pantera left off. They're so heavy they make death metal sound like rock, and rock sound like nursery rhymes. I love A7x, but I'd put them on the top of the rock list. I'd put Bullet For My Valentine on top of the steaming pile list where it belongs
lamb of god by far. of this list I would have to say mastodon, then opeth. then I guess korn because this list is messed up in the head. disturbed and dragonforce? thats just embarrassing. "metalheads" who like dragonforce are cheating themselves because dragonforce speeds up their music. they have no talent. LAMB OF GOD WINNNN

crunchyjuice

Come on, all the ones that come before LOG in that list aren't worth a half of them
[Newest]Meshuggah, Tool, Mastodon, Lamb of God, Gojira and Nile are truly great modern metal bands. They've managed to carve out a niche for themselves. Vote for the leaders people, not the followers.

6System of a Down
System of a Down is a band, that when you actually hear it, you will know why they are the best Musicians, best singers, and best band of all time! Slipknot and A7X are very good, but they aren't System of a Down. System of a Down, Tool, RATM, and Slipknot are the only bands whose messages are real! Go METAL FOREVER!
With Serj Tankian on vocals, Daron Malakian on guitar and occasional vocals, Shavo Odadjian as bass guitarist and backing vocals, and John Dolmayan on drums is a well known band. Serj Tankian has a very recognizable voice and the band has a very diverse form of music seen in "Chop Suey! " and "Toxicity". This band continues to go strong. They have only made 5 studio albums, but a large amount of singles.
This band is amazing, it's the most unique band I have ever listened to, every song they make is different from the other so you never get bored of them and everything is perfect in this band, the vocals, the guitar, drums, bass, and their songs are amazing and has true meaning, they're just perfect, VOTE FOR System of a Down!
[Newest]System of a Down is probably number 2 under slipknot in my opinion, such a different and unique sound that they mastered. They make flawless albums

7Mastodon
Skilful and broad in terms of music styling, Mastodon mix an uncompromising metal sound with a sweet and technical progressiveness. Their ability to switch from heavy riffs to intricate guitar and drum work never ceases to amaze me. No album sounds like the previous, they epitomise the meaning of progression. Brann Dailor's drumming style and fills are easily one of the best I have ever heard from any drummer and Mastodon are unrivalled in being the best metal band to rise to fame in the new millennium. The fourteen bands that precede them are not even in the same league (Avenged and LOG are cool though).
Mastodon Being below Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet for My Valentine and Disturbed is an absolute joke. Avenged Seveenfold just Released one of the worst albums I have ever heard, Bullet for my Valentine is like death metal for ten year olds, aka Lacking the Parts of death metal that makes it great, and adds nothing unique. Disturbed is a descent band, but that is all that they are. Descent, nothing original. Draiman is a good singer but he only sings one way. Mastodon is a truly unique band that doesn't have a single album that sounds the same and is an absolute behemoth in the world of Stoner Metal.
Best band going at the moment. They are extremely good musicians that really compliment each other. There is no such thing as a simple mastodon song which I is what I really like about them, each song is complicated and isn't just a generic verse and chorus through out. Crack the skye is my favorite album just because some of the songs are so filled with riffs and epic drumming, their early stuff I also dig but but I think the prog root they went down with on crack the skye is the best. Long live mastodon!
[Newest]Sometimes over the top, like the rest of this list, but still has those old school guitar riffs, part of their sound is straight from the 60-80s, they're evolving unlike others, good melodies, 3 vocalists, so much good stuff.

8Trivium
Trivium has never made bad albums. They are amazing and their live performances are stronger than ever. I expect them to reach the top in years to come for sure. They deserve to be up there without a doubt!
GUYS Trivium is on of the best modern metal bands ever!
And definitely better than bullet for my valentine
Awesome band... Must listen!

9All That Remains
Nothing to say, if you have not heard them, then try them. No need to say anything else due to the fact that when you've heard them you will know that they are good. Well that is if you like metal and want to be able to hear the lyrics.
Great music. Vocals, drums, guitars, they got it all. Lyrics are pretty badass
This band is amazing anyone that thinks otherwise go get your ears checked
[Newest]Should be in the top 5 at least.

10Killswitch Engage
Love killswitch great guitar riffs My Curse is an awesome song.
Did you ever listen to When Darkness Falls by Killswitch Engage? Try it then...
The best band in the world in my opinion. With utterly brilliant and unique drumming and guitarist skills they blow minds of many metalers around the world to this day.
I agree on this one!

The Contenders

11Linkin Park
I listen to Hybrid Theory and Meteora at least 3 times a day
Nu - Metal Gods...
Mike shinoda and chester's vocals are awesome...
Awesome song beginning riffs...
The best musics I have ever listened in this category. They can not be compared with others because Linkin Park have not root in the ground.
[Newest]Yeah this needs to go up it's certainly more influential than Killswitch Engage and All That Remains

12Five Finger Death Punch
Five Finger Death Punch is a killer metal band. If you have never heard of them you should really listen to some of my favorite songs "100 Ways to Hate", "Remember Everything", "No One Gets Left Behind".
I'm not going to spend much time on this because I don't want a fan war, but the only reason they fall into 8th is because they are a fairly new band, and because it's a little difficult to relate to them.
Badass band and amazing work on their albums, war is the answer is possibly the greatest metal album released in the past 10 years, Not to mention they came over to play for us when I was deployed to Iraq, it was the greatest concert ever
[Newest]Five Finger Death Punch is one of the best modern metal band in this list. Their powerful riffs, thrilling vocals and bombing solos making their own recognizable old school sound. They have to be at least in top 10...

13Metallica
The reason why they are down here is because they are not classified as a "Modern" band. Their first album came out in 83. They are worthy of this list but don't necessarily belong on it.
They are what is known as metal gods. They brought metal back to Earth, and without them, this argument would be invalid. And their new stuff has gone back to their original style, and nothing is going to stop them
Not really good for their modern stuff, but their old stuff (80s) is just amazing.
[Newest]Metallica is the best

14Gojira
A peerless level of soul and atmosphere mixed with sheer aggression and brutality. Gojira ' rules
Very unique! Gojira are amazing in their ability to make simple, melodic, and heavy music.
Just a kick ass band to listen to. extremely heavy and driving

15Breaking Benjamin
Whats wrong! This is an amazing band deserves to be in top 10, the melody, with metal in the chorus and touching lyrics the best combination ever!
This is my favorite band. Their songs will make your mouth drop
Are you kidding me, bb is the best should be in the top tens. They have about 50 songs, each one is breath taking. Every song is amazing, not one song you won't like. Why are they 23?
[Newest]I will not say that they belong on top spot but this bands definitely deserves to be in top ten

16Opeth
Opeth is a really talented band and thus SHOULD NOT BE IN A LIST WHERE LINKIN PARK IS ( and above Opeth!? ). Opeth is just the opposite of linkin park; Opeth is a band of really talented instrumentalists and a Great Composer (Akerfeldt) whereas linkin park has no one who plays musical instruments. Metal should be played with instruments, NOT BY DJ's.
Opeth is the best band till date... absolutely fabulous... lyrics, vocals, names of songs, musical quality and detail, innovation, album art, themes, depth, overall impression-everything is the best... those who haven't heard there songs don't know what they're missing... every one of their songs are in perfect sync with their themes... a truly mature band consisting of true maestros.
I can't believe Opeth is not in the top ten. They are easily one of the most talented metal bands out there right now and these kids that say avenged sevenfold has the greatest guitarist and that Corey Taylor is a godly vocalist could really learn something by listening to this band. Mikael Adkerfeldt is a musical genius and his growl is the most demonic thing that I've ever heard. To top it all off, he has a beautiful singing voice as well.
[Newest]People chant "Avenged Sevenfold! " or "Slipknot! " or some other totally overrated metal band as the best modern metal band. But until you've listened to songs like Bleak, Harvest, Burden, Ghost of Perdition or any other Opeth songs you're not ready to make that vote.

17Black Label Society
Because Zakk Wylde is an absolute beast. You really need to listen to Godspeed Hellbound and In this River.
These guys should be in the top ten for the riffs alone! Plus zakk wilds unique vocals
Super underrated band definitely deserves to be in top 5 at least.

18As I Lay Dying
Why is metallica modern metal band? So as megadeath. This band has the best screamer/growler, insane drummer and a nice swift guitarist. Also the bassist owns because his clean vocal just makes me piss on my pants
I love this band
This is crap why is this on this list

19Meshuggah
R you crazy? Meshuggah must at least among top 10 if not in top 5! And how on earth breaking benjamin be a Metal band?
All I see is just Hard Rock kids taking the top positions. Meshuggah has been in the scene for more than 26 years. And this is sufficient enough to showcase the virtuosity and experience they command.

20Korn
Such an amazing band
They hammered a school with a law suit when a fan got suspended for wearing a 'Korn' t-shirt...

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