Top 10 Best Alternative Rock and Metal Bands of the 2000s

The 2000's had a lot of good Alternative Rock & Metal bands. However for this list I`m not including Punk Rock bands, Nu Metal bands, and Glam Rock bands. So basically no Green Day, Linkin Park, Paramore etc. I`m still including Evanescence 'cause Evanescene is not Nu Metal. Enjoy I guess.

The Top Ten

1 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. In 2013 Gontier left the band due to creative differences. He was replaced with Brad's more.

Say what you will about this band but songs like "Animal I Have Become", "Pain", "Never Too Late", "Just Like You", "Home", "Break", "The Good Life", "Riot", "I Hate Everything About You" etc. still hold up and this band got me into Alternative Rock in my opinion this band has more meaning then Linkin Park and Breaking Benjamin combined.

2 Radiohead Radiohead Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).

I love Radiohead. They haven't had a bad album since their debut. - Mumbizz01

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3 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal/metalcore (early) band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). more.

Favorite heavy metal band of 2000s and 2010s - zxm

More to the Alternative Metal side but their ok I guess.

4 Green Day Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock. Some more.

Green Day has loads of wonderful songs that are on the brighter side of Alternative Rock and in the norm region of Punk music. Songs like Brain Stew, Basket Case, Welcome To Paradise and St. Jimmy reflect the boring child and teen life of band members Billy Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool

"Billie never ages" "Age? , I definitely age all the time, every single day"- Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day.

Billie doesn't age

@Powerfultekin : "Punk is a sub-genre of alternative" punk rock was originated before alternative. punk is not a sub-genre of alternative.alternative rock is a new form of punk rock which was originated in 80s.I mean derivative form.however alternative musicians were influenced by punk musicians - zxm

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5 Evanescence Evanescence Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.

And no Evanescence is not Nu Metal to me their more like Alternative Rock/ Metal.

Evanescence is not goth rock ;-;


Gothic rock.

6 The White Stripes The White Stripes The White Stripes are an American rock duo, formed in 1997 in Detroit, Michigan. The duo consists of only a couple married at the time, Jack White, whose real name was Jack Gillis (songwriter, lead vocalist, guitarist, bassist and keyboardist) and Meg White (drummer and backing vocalist). After they more.

Their decent, but nothing special. To be honest I like the Killers more.

7 Arcade Fire Arcade Fire Arcade Fire are a Canadian indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, along with Win's younger brother Will Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara.

Eh their ok I guess.

8 Foo Fighters Foo Fighters Foo Fighters are an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. The band was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after the death of Kurt Cobain and the dissolution of his previous band. The band consists of Dave Grohl (lead vocalist, rhythm guitar, main songwriter), Pat Smear (rhythm guitar), Nate more.

It's amazing that Dave Grohl is able to play drums for Nirvana and continue his musical career by starting a band as a lead singer and guitarist. And letting his drumming career didn't make Foo Fighters' drummer Taylor Hawkins look bad at all.

How in the world can Evanescence be No1 and FF at 4...

This right here is a tragedy

9 Seether Seether Seether are a South African hard rock band founded in May 1999 in Pretoria, South Africa. The band originally performed under the name Saron Gas until 2002, when they adopted the Seether name.

There's only two words I can use to describe this band, kick ass! They have great songs, Shaun Morgan's one hell of a singer and their great live enough said.

Amazing music...

10 Animal Collective

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11 The Killers The Killers The Killers is an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2001, by Brandon Flowers and Dave Keuning.
12 Gorillaz Gorillaz Gorillaz are an English virtual band created in 1998 by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. The band consists of four animated members: 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle and Russel Hobbs.

Definitely one of the best alternative rock groups of the noughties, and in my opinion one of the best acts of that decade. Their ability to combine a mainstream sound with brilliant music as well as intelligent and well-written lyrics is extremely impressive and helps to contribute to a whole library of fantastic music. Meanwhile, their virtual band concept is also quite unique and the members created are very enjoyable characters to enjoy watching as well as being a great satire on manufactured pop bands. A fantastic band overall and one of my favourites. I just can't wait for them to release their next album. - Mrveteran

I love feel good inc

13 My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.

Definitely a good alternative 2000's band.

One of my fave bands of all time

One of the best ever bands

Thiss band can give me in two days, more emotion than I have had in two months - AnonymousChick

14 Vampire Weekend
15 Staind Staind Staind was a rock band formed in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1995. more.

For number one it was a hard choice between been this band and Theory of a Deadman but this band just felt more worthy of 1st place considering the good songs, how underrated they are and more. And yes it is possible to make a list of the 2000's without Foo Fighters or Linkin Park as number one all the damn time.

Staind is the most underrated band. They have virtually no bad songs and in my opinion the greatest vocal talent of all time in Aaron Lewis

"For you " is really amazing - in fact many of their songs are so good - Ananya

16 Godsmack Godsmack Godsmack is an American rock band from Lawrence, Massachusetts, formed in 1995. The band is composed of founder, frontman and songwriter Sully Erna, guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill, and drummer Shannon Larkin.
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18 Arctic Monkeys Arctic Monkeys The Arctic Monkeys, otherwise known as the Death Ramps, are a British indie rock band formed in 2002 in Sheffield, England. The band consists of Alex Turner (lead vocalist, songwriter, electric and rhythm guitarist), Jamie Cook (electric and rhythm guitarist, songwriter), Matt Helders (percussionist, more.

Ridiculously better than evanescence

19 Shinedown Shinedown Shinedown is an American hard rock band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 2001 and founded by members Brent Smith, Brad Stewart, Jasin Todd, and Barry Kerch.
20 Muse Muse Muse are an English alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The members are Matt Bellamy (lead vocal, lead guitar, piano, keyboard), Dom Howard (drums, percussion) and Chris Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals). They've won several awards including five MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, more. V 1 Comment
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