Best Alternative Metal Bands

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21 Bullet for My Valentine Bullet for My Valentine Bullet for My Valentine are a Welsh metalcore band from Bridgend, formed in 1998 . The band is composed of Matthew Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget (lead guitar, backing vocals), Michael Thomas (drums) and Jamie Mathias (bass guitar). Former members include Nick Crandle and Jason James; ...read more.

Bullet aren't alternative metal but are still good nonetheless

Great band but don't hear temper temper

Not alternative metal. Whiny bullcrap for scene kids whose music taste hasn't yet developed.

Why is Bullet For My Valentine so down below here?
Listen to Tears Don't Fall (Pt 1) & Bittersweet memories
They'll blow your mind away...

22 Melvins Melvins The Melvins are an American band that formed in 1983. They usually perform as a trio, but in recent years have performed as a four piece with two drummers.

They Invented Sludge! If it wasn't for them, grunge, sludge wouldn't even exist...

23 Papa Roach Papa Roach Papa Roach is an American rock band from Vacaville, California. Formed in 1993, their first major-label release was the triple-platinum album Infest.

Papa roach? 24?... Whats wrong with you?

PAPA ROACH is the BEST! It should be number 1!

Papa Roach way better than 3days posers

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24 Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit is an American nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 1994. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland.

One of the best bend on the earth.

Awesome band, should be in top 10. Go Limp Bizkit!
Keep on rollin' baby! M/

Underrated. Really great band, but Limp Bizkit is very rapcore...
I love this band ❤❤❤

25 Mr. Bungle Mr. Bungle

Biased because they're the first cd I ever bought. Got it for the creepy clown in the cover (I was young). They blew my mind from beginning to end. Then they changed formats with each album, and continued to blow my mind.

26 Skillet Skillet Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.

Great band, great message!

If you like skillet then you're dumb

27 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 . ...read more.

I understand why this is so low. Firstly it is German and (almost) nobody wants to listen to another language secondly it is industrial not alternate but they are still the best. - mitsurugi

Well, I will vote for them anyways since I love Rammstein, but they are mainly Industrial Metal, so I understand why they are so low on this list.

Rammstein is my favourite band. They brought me to world of metal. German language in their songs makes it 100 percent more brutal. When you translate their lyrics you will love'em twice as much. I'm not surprised that they are forbidden in Germany (for younger than 21).

I agree they are industrial metal or should fall under the NDH

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28 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.

Impossible. Nickelback can't be higher than any alternative metal band on this list. Godsmack should be higher in this list. By the way, how can you beat their songs like I stand Alone, Bad Magick, Whatever, and Voodoo.

They've been around for such a long time, with so many awesome songs! They deserve to be at least in the Top Ten!

Are you kidding me they should be number 1 they have so many great songs Voodoo, Whatever, awake, I standd alone just to name a few this list is a joke

29 Nirvana Nirvana Nirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. ...read more.

This is too weird. Nirvana should be the top group

Nirvana aren't Alt metal they are Grunge

They is my aesthetic! how are they not top ten!

30 White Zombie White Zombie White Zombie was an American heavy metal band that formed in 1985. Based in New York City, White Zombie was originally a noise rock band, and was known for its later heavy metal-oriented sound.

White Zombie isn't alternative metal, but White Zombie is an awesome band.

31 Meshuggah Meshuggah Meshuggah is a Swedish progressive metal band from Umeå, formed in 1987. They are credited with crafting the Djent subgenre. Meshuggah's line-up consists of founding members vocalist Jens Kidman and lead guitarist Fredrik Thordendal, drummer Tomas Haake, who joined in 1990, rhythm guitarist Mårten ...read more.

This band is awesome... Math metal with prog elements the real death from Sweden

32 Alter Bridge Alter Bridge Alter Bridge is an American rock band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 2004. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Myles Kennedy, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.

Best band ever don't look the ratings. Listen to their songs. RISE Today is their best song. Never vote for a band you have not heard. AB is the best. I wanna rise today and change this world. Their lyrics are awesomely awesome. They are better than Linkin Park system of down. They should be in top 10

I'm not saying these guys should definitely be number one, there's a lot of really good metal bands. But I think there really under rated and I think that any fan of alt metal really needs to listen to these guys and then rethink there vote. Especially there newest album Fortress.

Have no idea why a band like Alter Bridge was continuously overlooked throughout the years. You just cannot find even one bad song in their 3 studio albums - and in September 2013 they're gonna release one more. Myles Kennedy is bound to be one of the top 5 vocalist of all time.

Best among rest..Die hard fan. Blackbird is the best rock song

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33 Incubus Incubus Incubus is an American rock band from Calabasas, California. The band was formed in 1991 by vocalist Brandon Boyd, lead guitarist Mike Einziger, and drummer Jose Pasillas while enrolled in Calabasas High School and later expanded to include bassist Alex "Dirk Lance" Katunich, and Gavin "DJ Lyfe" Koppell; ...read more.

Might not be the hardest or the most progressive of the bands on this list, but definitely a talented and innovative 5 piece group. Their recording sound and proffesionality live alone, should be appreciated also by fans of harder groups..

Deserve at least top 5 in my opinion. Incredible band, incredible lyrics and Genius musician, each and every one of them!

I love Incubus, mix-genre bands are the best! This should be at least number 10 in the list. - jonothius

For those STUPID EMOS who think that their music is really heavy just because their favorite "musicians" are dressed like satan go listen to some real hardcore songs like: "certain shade of green" by incubus.

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34 A Perfect Circle

MJK's main project, Tool, is well deserving of its #1 spot but to have his second of similarly incredible quality so low at #44? Disappointing. This needs to be higher.

35 Staind Staind Staind was a heavy metal band formed in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1995. ...read more.

I can't believe I had to add this in the list. Better than sod.

Maybe better than the grass substitute (sod) but not greater than the band

36 Stone Temple Pilots Stone Temple Pilots Stone Temple Pilots was formed in San Diego, CA in 1989. ...read more.

Stp is better than 90 percent of the turds that are on list no matter what genre u wanna put them in there a really good band perfect singer went along great with what the deleos were trying to do a tight band and talented too

37 Tomahawk

Very amazing band, as well as the vocalist Mike Patton who in which is involved with numerous bands including, "Faith no More" and "Peeping Tom" etc...

38 Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson is an American rock band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Formed in 1989 by frontman Marilyn Manson and Daisy Berkowitz, the group was originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids with their theatrical performances gathering a local cult following in the early 1990s. ...read more.

Marilyn Manson is literally a perfect example of a "alternative metal" band. Everything from Manson's vocals, to the bands instrumentals, it all comes together and creates an orgasm for your ears.

What... This band should be in top ten!

Best band ever

How this is41 - Disturbedpotato

39 Pearl Jam Pearl Jam Pearl Jam is a Grunge Rock Band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. The band had comprised of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. ...read more.

Pearl Jam is hard rock, not metal.

40 Sevendust Sevendust Sevendust is an American heavy metal quintet from Atlanta, dating back to 1994. ...read more.

Best band to never really get mainstream during the nu metal explosion on the early 00's

They are the godfather of nu-metal

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