Best Alternative Metal Songs

The Top Ten

1 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.

One of the best songs ever!

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2 Freak on a Leash - Korn

Best best and best

Great song! I love Korn... I highly recommend Limp Bizkits "Break Stuff" as well.

This is nu metal!

So pshycodelych

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3 Chop Suey! - System of a Down

Good song. - Userguy44

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

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

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4 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!

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5 Epic - Faith No More

This song is awesome! - Userguy44

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

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6 Home - Three Days Grace

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

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!

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 song is far better than all the songs on the top of this, there's no way it should be this below

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7 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!

8 In the End - Linkin Park

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

#37 r u kidding me - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

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9 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

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10 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!

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The Newcomers

? Mountain Song - Jane's Addiction

This should be very high because this is one of the original Alternative Rock/Metal Songs. - Soulstealer

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The Contenders

11 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

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12 Opiate - Tool
13 Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away) - Deftones

Should be above those turds called Slipknot and Korn

Pretty cool. I love deftones.

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14 Let Go - Red UListen to Sample
15 Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park UListen to Sample
16 Death Blooms - Mudvayne UListen to Sample
17 Amaranthine - Amaranthe UListen to Sample
18 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

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19 Hey Man, Nice Shot - Filter

This is a great Alternative Metal song. - Soulstealer

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20 Unsung - Helmet UListen to Sample
21 Blind - Korn

Nu metal* - Joshua9948


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22 Capricorn - Thirty Seconds to Mars UListen to Sample
23 The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin

Rightfully first

This song is a masterpiece, It became an instant favorite once I listend to it.
VOTE! - DestructiveGenitals

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24 Another Know It All - Chevelle UListen to Sample
25 The Pot - Tool

Who are you to wave your finger?

26 Head Like a Hole - Nine Inch Nails UListen to Sample
27 Bleed It Dry - Alter Bridge

Very heavy
Very Magnetic
Very Awesome

Its just awesome! Should be amongst the top ten

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28 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. )

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29 Warrior - Disturbed

Yay disturbed is in the top 10

This is number 1. No 2

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30 Make Me Bad - Korn UListen to Sample
31 My Own Summer (Shove It) - Deftones UListen to Sample
32 My Name is Mud - Primus UListen to Sample
33 Points of Authority - Linkin Park UListen to Sample
34 Bring Me to Life - Evanescene

Love the memes - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

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!

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35 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

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36 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.

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37 Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold

This is A7X’s top song and while I feel that it should be higher it may not get first place. I would have expected it to be in at least the 20s

Best song with fastest guitar solo

Nothing could say about this song

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

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38 Mudshovel - Staind

Another great Alternative Metal song it should absolutely stay higher than AVX because they aren't Alternative. - Soulstealer

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39 The Vengeful One - Disturbed UListen to Sample
40 Left Behind - Slipknot

I love this song

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41 Ties That Bind - Alter Bridge

It's just a really awesome song.

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42 Pushing Me Away - Linkin Park UListen to Sample
43 Outshined - Soundgarden UListen to Sample
44 Them Bones - Alice in Chains UListen to Sample
45 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 should be #1

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46 Stinkfist - Tool
47 So Cold - Breaking Benjamin UListen to Sample
48 The Red - Chevelle

This song should absolutely be top 10 at least in Alternative Metal Songs. - Soulstealer

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49 Snuff - Slipknot

Awesome song, awesome lyrics amazing solos and a strange video - Danielsun182

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50 Diamond Eyes - Deftones UListen to Sample
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Top Remixes (8)

1. Epic - Faith No More
2. Sober - Tool
3. Freak on a Leash - Korn
1. Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park
2. Amaranthine - Amaranthe
3. Prison Song - System of a Down
1. Let Go - Red
2. Breath - Breaking Benjamin
3. Capricorn - Thirty Seconds to Mars

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