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.

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21 Nightwish Nightwish Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and lead singer Tarja Turunen. It's currently formed by Tuomas, Emppu, lead vocalist Floor Jansen, bassist and vocalist Marco Hietala, more.
22 Red Hot Chili Peppers Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. more.

I've never really liked Red Hot Chili Peppers to me their soft rock.

Soft rock? They are soft alternative which is a type of soft rock. - Powerfultekin

Re:"I've never really liked Red Hot Chili Peppers to me their soft rock".Not soft rock.Soft rock is opposite of hard rock.Like it has slower guitar riffs,slow drum beats,melody singing etc. They are more of a funk rock but they are also an alternative rock band - zxm

23 Within Temptation Within Temptation Within Temptation is a Dutch symphonic metal band founded in April 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt.

Definitely their up there with Evanescence!

24 System of a Down System of a Down System of a Down formed in 1994 as an Armenian-American Nu Metal group from Glendale, California . The band name is sometimes shortened to System or SOAD. more.
25 Silbermond Silbermond Silbermond is a German alternative rock band consisting of Stefanie Kloß (vocals), Thomas Stolle (guitar), Johannes Stolle (bass), Andreas Nowak (drums) that formed in 2000. more.
26 Deftones Deftones Deftones are an American alternative metal band from Sacramento, California. The band, which was founded in 1988, consists of Chino Moreno, Stephen Carpenter, Frank Delgado, Abe Cunningham and Sergio Vega.
27 Queens Of The Stone Age Queens Of The Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age is an American rock band from Palm Desert, California, United States, formed in 1996. The band's line-up includes founder Josh Homme, alongside longtime members Troy Van Leeuwen, Michael Shuman, Dean Fertita, and recent addition Jon Theodore.
28 Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy is an American pop rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.

In the 2000's they were a actual Rock band now their a laughing stock.

FOB life

29 Rammstein Rammstein Rammstein is a German Neue Deutsche Härte and Industrial Metal band consisting of Till Lindemann (vocals), Richard Kruspe (guitar), Paul Landers (guitar), Oliver Riedel (electric bass), Christoph Schneider (drums) and Christian Lorenz (keyboard), that formed in 1994 in Berlin . more.
30 A Perfect Circle
31 Art of Dying Art of Dying
32 Skillet Skillet Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.

Not sure if Skillet's Alternative Rock or Metal. When they started out they were Heavy Metal now their Christian Rock.

33 Tool Tool Tool is an American progressive metal/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. more.
34 Tokio Hotel Tokio Hotel Tokio Hotel are a pop rock band from Magdeburg, Germany, consisting of Bill Kaulitz (singer), Tom Kaulitz (guitar), Gustav Schäfer (drums) and Georg Listing (keyboards, bass) that formed in 2001. more.

This band makes me cringe. Look I got nothing against Japanese music or what not. However this band is just really weird and bizarre.

35 Vanilla Ninja Vanilla Ninja Vanilla Ninja is an Estonian pop rock and synth rock band consisting of Lenna Kuurmaa (lead vocals, guitar), Piret Järvis (vocals, guitar) and Katrin Siska (keyboards). Past members are Maarja Kivi and Triinu Kivilaan, both providing vocals and electric bass. more.
36 Strokes
37 Falling in Reverse Falling in Reverse Falling in Reverse is an American post hardcore band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2008, signed to Epitaph Records.
38 Brand New
39 Flyleaf
40 Red Red Red is an American rock band from Nashville, Tennessee, formed in 2002. The band's lineup consists of singer Michael Barnes, guitarist Anthony Armstrong, and bassist Randy Armstrong.
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1. Avenged Sevenfold
2. Green Day
3. Red Hot Chili Peppers
1. Nightwish
2. Within Temptation
3. Evanescence
1. Deftones
2. System of a Down
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