Best Alternative Metal Songs

The Top Ten

1 Freak on a Leash - Korn

This is nu metal!

So pshycodelych

2 Epic - Faith No More

I think it can't be in the top of the list

This song is awesome! - Userguy44

3 Sober - Tool

One of the best songs of all time and best bands of all time at 20? Laugh out loud! Whatta bunch of nincompoops!

Number 1 Only thing can I say...

Dudes this song had revolutionised the altername metal genre. Maynard's voice is just amazing in this song.

This is the song which had revolutionized the alternate metal gernre.
Awesome song!

4 Home - Three Days Grace

Beats every song here! Just listen to the sample you will be shocked of its power. This house is not a home, I think I'm better of alone!

Strange that this is number 4 on this list while it's number 8 or 9 on TheTopTens list of top 10 Three Days Grace songs. Go visit that page and vote for Home. This song is awesome. And also, vote for Chevelle on other lists for goodness sakes

Love this song...i'm a bit shocked no breaking benjamin songs are here though...personally I think they're the best alt. Metal band ever

This is a good song with catchy lyrics
"When you come home, I'm, ALREADY STONED! " This bit is true for society nowadays

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5 Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine

One of the only songs on this list that brings meaningful contemporary social commentary to the table.

Oh, my god, that makes me rock!

6 Opiate - Tool
7 Unsung - Helmet
8 Blind - Korn

Nu metal* - Joshua9948

9 Cult of Personality - Living Colour

This song is a little more funky but it's an amazing song that speaks from the mind of a megalomaniac

1st metal song I heard

10 Breath - Breaking Benjamin

You take the breath right out of me man. This song should be the first and three days grace must be at the second.

THis song is so awesome... I love it so much - adriandepayso

The first song I heard by them and definitely one of the best songs I've ever listened to.

The best alt. Metal band
Amazing Song
Wonderful intro
Mindblowing lyrics

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The Contenders

11 The Pot - Tool

Who are you to wave your finger?

12 Duality - Slipknot

This ain't the best alternative metal song this is the best song ever written. SlipknoT are geniuses. Maggot 4 life.

This is their anthem on their shows, everybody sings along and it gives me shivers every time! Once a Maggot, always a Maggot!

Best alternative metal song ever

I love this song

13 Prison Song - System of a Down

I wish this band will have more and more songs like this, all their songs are petfectly good! System of a Down Rocks! Keep Going, wish to see you in Armenia!

System of a Down - the way better!

14 My Name is Mud - Primus
15 The Vengeful One - Disturbed
16 B.Y.O.B. - System of a Down

This is in my opinion, the best SOAD song. It's just the best alternative metal song. - rock2metal

17 My Own Summer (Shove It) - Deftones
18 Outshined - Soundgarden
19 Warrior - Disturbed

Yay disturbed is in the top 10

This is number 1. No 2

20 Stinkfist - Tool
21 Them Bones - Alice in Chains
22 I Hate Everything About You - Three Days Grace

Really touches your emotions, even if you hide them. Best all-time breakup song ever

Best songs ever heard

This song hits a spot in me that no other has

This my second favorite song instead of numb by Linkin Park! How can it be… nevermind

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23 Bodies - Drowning Pool
24 Points of Authority - Linkin Park
25 Say It - Evans Blue
26 To Return - Chevelle

My favorite song of all time
this song is all harmony of metal and silence
the melody fits perfectly to the words
if anyone would try to compare all best alternative metal songs this is the best of all TIMES!

The best band ever

Not my favorite Chevelle song but gotta vote Chevelle because they are the best band to ever exist. I own over 65 of their songs. If u don’t know this band check them out.

27 Break - Three Days Grace

Lv 3dg, they are my top one band and lv there every song!

I love this band! OH SO Much! Very edgy and gets you in a good mood!
Guys vote for this band!
<3 they have the best songs! Love em

28 Left Behind - Slipknot

I love this song

29 Another Know It All - Chevelle
30 Bring Me to Life - Evanescene

Best song in the history of life.

This song is addictive like smoking weed! The lyrics can't get out of my head...

You need to listen to this!

Love the memes - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

31 Sleep Now in the Fire - Rage Against the Machine
32 In the End - Linkin Park

One of the best songs with awesome lyrics. Why this is not at 1st place

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#37 r u kidding me - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

33 Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold

Nothing could say about this song

A7X shouldn't be at 25. Seriously...

...best song ... I am in love

34 Twisted Transistor - Korn
35 Bulls on Parade - Rage Against the Machine
36 Lithium - Evanescence

It's just Amazing :D

37 The Game - Disturbed
38 Guerilla Radio - Rage Against the Machine
39 So Cold - Breaking Benjamin
40 Only - Nine Inch Nails
41 Dead Memories - Slipknot

I love this song

42 Given Up - Linkin Park

No! It should be first! Whats wrong with the world?

43 Chop Suey! - System of a Down

This song surely deserves to top the list.
No competition to Chop Suey.

What is wrong here. There should be like 3-4 songs of System of a Down in the top 10

44 Stockholm Syndrome - Muse

Brilliant riff and lyrics and drums and bass deserves top ten

45 I Stand Alone - Godsmack
46 Man in the Box - Alice In Chains
47 You're Going Down - Sick Puppies
48 Would? - Alice in Chains

I'm no longer going on this site how can anything by slip knot ahead of alice in chains! (Now going to listverse. )

49 The Nameless - Slipknot

I love this song

50 Almost Easy - Avenged Sevenfold
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Top Remixes

1. Home - Three Days Grace
2. Say It - Evans Blue
3. Bodies - Drowning Pool
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1. Epic - Faith No More
2. Freak on a Leash - Korn
3. Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine
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1. Opiate - Tool
2. Sober - Tool
3. Unsung - Helmet
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