Best Alternative Metal Bands


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61 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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62 Trust Company Trust Company

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

63 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.

64 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.
65 Fozzy Fozzy Fozzy is an American heavy metal band, formed in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1999 by lead singer Chris Jericho and guitarist Rich Ward.
66 Hoobastank Hoobastank Hoobastank is an American rock band, formed in 1994 in Agoura Hills, California with lead singer Doug Robb, guitarist Dan Estrin, drummer Chris Hesse, and original bassist Markku Lappalainen.

What's the matter with you guys you didn't put in Hoobastank, instead you added Mushroomhead. OK not all the songs are alternative but they are insane and know what it's like in this world.

Deserve much higher place on the list

67 Neurosis Neurosis Neurosis is a post-metal band, based in Oakland, California. They formed in 1985 as a hardcore punk band, and their sound progressed towards a doom metal style that also included influences from dark ambient and industrial music as well as incorporating elements of folk music.
68 Sick Puppies Sick Puppies Sick Puppies is an Australian rock band, formed in 1997. Sick Puppies rose to prominence in 2006 when their song "All the Same" was uploaded along with a video to YouTube.

Their sound is different and completely their own. One of the greatest alt. Metal bands of this year

69 Living Colour Living Colour Living Colour is an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1984. Stylistically, the band's music is a creative fusion influenced by heavy metal, punk rock, funk, jazz, hip hop and alternative rock.

Ok people should know damn well that this band is a very good classic metal band that has very popular songs from back then to now & not be no number 63

70 Rollins Band
71 In Flames In Flames In Flames is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden, formed in 1990. more.

If you took out all the post grunge and Nu-Metal bands, In Flames would be pretty high on this list. I miss the old melodeth In Flames but that background gives their music a sense of technical proficiency and speed other alt metal bands lack.

72 The Devin Townsend Project

I'm sorry but half of the bands on here aren't alternative metal. I like slipknot but they are nu metal and don't deserve a place on this list, as good as they are. - andrewtuckey

73 Mother Love Bone
74 12 Stones 12 Stones
75 Downplay
76 Ill Nino Ill Nino
77 Coal Chamber Coal Chamber Coal Chamber was formed in Los Angeles, CA, in 1993. The current members of Coal Chamber are Dez Fafara (Vocals), Nadja Peulen (Bass), Meegs RascĂłn (Guitar), and Mike Cox (Drums). Former members of the band include Rayna Foss, Chela Rhea Harper, and John Thor. Coal Chamber is typically known being more.

Coal chamber in my blood

78 American Head Charge

These guys are the definition of Alternative metal, the amount of different effects, song structures and vocal styles on display, means every song has a something new to offer, a truly underrated band.

American Head Charge are way too underrated and should have become way more famous than they did.

I used to hang out w/ AHC when I was in kindergarten. They lived w/ my dad in minneapolis for a while

79 The Gazette The Gazette The Gazette, originally known as Gazette, is a Japanese visual kei rock band from Kanagawa formed in early 2002. The band is currently signed to Sony Music Records.
80 Therapy? Therapy? Therapy? is an alternative metal band from Northern Ireland. The band was formed in 1989 by guitarist–vocalist Andy Cairns from Ballyclare and drummer-vocalist Fyfe Ewing from Larne, Northern Ireland.
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