Best Alternative Metal Bands


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41 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.

I honestly think Red should deserve a spot at least in the twenties. I, and I'm sure many others too, feel that Red is under-credited too much. They are an amazing band that can go to slow and soft, to sharp an heavy. The ways in which they approach music is something new and very exciting. Each song they have created has its own unique voice, which I know I find pretty awesome. Hell, whenever I introduce Red to people who definitely express their dislike to anything related to metal ( whether it even be alternative rock), they fall in love with them and tell me how much Red's music is amazing and it's something they've never heard before. Red deserves a higher place, and I hope people soon come to realize just what an amazingly creative and talented band they are.

Are you kidding me, every single song they come out with is simply amazing. They express such emotion in their songs and sure, they're on the Christian side but they never preach. And their songs are heavy as hell at times. These guys should definitely be in the top 5 this list is a joke

Should be up there with Breaking Benjamin. It seems like no one really knows about there music, because if people did, Red would be labeled as one of the top modern bands. - X_xvBaTMaNvx_X

I had to dig through a lot of garbage to find this Jewel. If you like Breaking Benjamin, you might like RED even more.

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42 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.

QOTSA is primarily desert rock before alt metal. While they were one of the bands to get me into alt metal, they are much more bluesy and at times psychedelic in their sound. It's basically a genre that seems to be captained by Joshua Homme these days, spanning several different acts, including Eagles of Death Metal, Them Crooked Vultures, and the entirety of the Desert Sessions just to name a few. They have collaborated with several artists that span the rock and metal genre and have been consistently been putting out albums that are always fresh, but not an entire alienation to their sound which hold heavily in their own genre as well as others. So while I wouldn't particularly call them an alt metal band, they definitely deserve recognition for their influence on the genre.

43 Opeth Opeth Opeth is a Swedish progressive death metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990. Though the group has been through several personnel changes, singer, guitarist, and songwriter Mikael Ã…kerfeldt has remained Opeth's only founding member and primary driving force throughout the years. Along with Edge of more.

Opeth 49? I don't wanna live on this planet anymore...

Hey opeth is in 35th? Joking man, they are originally heavy

Come on opeth fan there something special here...

44 Sum 41 Sum 41 Sum 41 is a Canadian rock band from Ajax, Ontario, Canada. Originally called Kaspir, the band was formed in 1996 and, as of 2015, consists of lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Deryck Whibley, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Baksh, co-lead guitarist/backing vocalist Tom Thacker, bassist/backing vocalist more.
45 Digital Summer Digital Summer Digital Summer is an American hard rock band from Phoenix, Arizona, formed in 2006. The band has released three studio albums, Cause and Effect Counting the Hours and Breaking Point.

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46 Trapt Trapt Trapt is an American rock band that formed in Los Gatos, California in 1995, best known for their 2002 single "Headstrong". V 1 Comment
47 Dead by April

This band is the reason why I started listening to alternative metal. It deserves better thn "38" I was expecting it to see them at least in top 10.. The guitar riffs or solos are nothing fancy but over all they are very cathy and literally touches you! Can't stop listening to their songs maan!

48 Jane's Addiction Jane's Addiction Jane's Addiction is an American rock band from Los Angeles, formed in 1985. The band consists of Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins and Chris Chaney.

They should be a lot higher on this list.

One of the first alt metal bands should be way higher

Just discivered them, and they're actually pretty good, though my favorites would be Alice in Chains and Tool

49 Nothingface
50 Peach
51 Flyleaf

Although flyleaf may not be the best. They do have a unique sound. Plus its nice to see a female front a decent metal band like flyleaf. They all seem down to earth too

Flyleaf may not be the best in many peoples eyes but they are my favorite. Powerful lyrics mixed with very well done music.

52 Mushroomhead Mushroomhead Mushroomhead is an American Nu Metal band from Cleveland, Ohio. Formed in 1993 in the Cleveland Warehouse District, the band is known for their avant-garde sound which includes influence from heavy metal, art rock and electro-industrial and their imagery which features masks and costumes as well as more.

I cannot believe that Mushroomhead is not higher just seen them live in concert they were absolutely incredible if you have not heard their music please do yourself a favor and pick up their latest album The Righteous and the Butterfly or even some of their older titles like superbuick or savior sorrow you cannot go wrong I love Mushroomhead I would say being a Slipknot fan as well they are right there for me as well and I have been listening to slipknot since their self titled debut album which is a great album so is Iowa but as I was saying this band should be much higher I mean come on Evanesence is #18 and Mushroomhead is #48 it just don't seem right

Best unknown band around. Totally unique!

Best band on the list

53 Karnivool

Probably not know as well as many others on this list, but they have really made an impact on me, especially their second album, Awake. Well worth it!

If these guys were more well known they'd be at the top of the list along with tool

54 Stone Sour Stone Sour Stone Sour is an American rock band formed in Des Moines, Iowa in 1992, performing for five years, before disbanding in 1997. They reunited in 2000 and since 2006, the group has consisted of Corey Taylor, Josh Rand and Roy Mayorga.

Stone Sour + Slipknot are both VERY great bands, both having Corey Taylor as their lead sing, who I am totally not obsessed with...

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55 10 Years 10 Years 10 Years are an American rock band, formed in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1999. The band consists of Jesse Hasek, Ryan Johnson, Brian Vodinh, Chad Huff and Matt Wantland.

For me it would be 1. Disturbed 2. System of a down 3. 10 years 4. Slipknot 5. Three days grace

Please tell me why 10 years is this low should be top five - mingos1

Most unique band of all time honestly lol

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56 Scars of Life

This band has powerful bass lines awesome lyrics kick ass songs and albums they were so amazing with the music they made give them a try you wont be disappointed

That's a way underrated band, these guys are just too good, I believe they should be anywhere in top 10, at least better than Linking Park. Just listen to songs like Shallow, Bullet With Your Name, Pool Of Fear, Alone Inside, Silent Words and many more...Their music is really good, although honestly not much technical, butreally catchy and the lyrics are very emotionally charged. come on everyone vote this underrated band up, please.

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57 Trust Company Trust Company

Their sound is just amazing. Songs like "Downfall" cause powerful emotions.

58 Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch is an American heavy metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2005, the band's name is derived from a fictional martial arts maneuver in the 2003 film Kill Bill.

#95 how the hell? Should be top 10. Ivan Moody has the most powerful voice of any vocalist in any band on this list.

What are people thinking? Top 3. Period. What?

59 Life Of Agony

Amazing band from Brooklyn, they only released 3(underrated) albums, but all of them are great gems. Check out their debut, River Runs Red, a conceptual record about youth and suicide.

60 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.
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