Best Alternative Metal Songs

The Top Ten

1 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

2 Epic - Faith No More

This song is awesome! - Userguy44

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

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

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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5 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.

6 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!

7 Opiate - Tool
8 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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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

10 Death Blooms - Mudvayne

The Contenders

11 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!

12 Unsung - Helmet
13 Hey Man, Nice Shot - Filter
14 Blind - Korn

Nu metal* - Joshua9948


15 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

16 The Pot - Tool

Who are you to wave your finger?

17 Head Like a Hole - Nine Inch Nails
18 Make Me Bad - Korn
19 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

20 My Name is Mud - Primus
21 Another Know It All - Chevelle
22 Warrior - Disturbed

Yay disturbed is in the top 10

This is number 1. No 2

23 My Own Summer (Shove It) - Deftones
24 Mudshovel - Staind
25 The Vengeful One - Disturbed
26 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!

27 Outshined - Soundgarden
28 Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away) - Deftones
29 Stinkfist - Tool
30 Points of Authority - Linkin Park
31 Them Bones - Alice in Chains
32 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

33 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.

34 Left Behind - Slipknot

I love this song

35 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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36 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

Nothing could say about this song

A7X shouldn't be at 25. Seriously... song ... I am in love

37 Bodies - Drowning Pool
38 Sleep Now in the Fire - Rage Against the Machine
39 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

40 Say It - Evans Blue
41 Bulls on Parade - Rage Against the Machine
42 Twisted Transistor - Korn
43 Guerilla Radio - Rage Against the Machine
44 So Cold - Breaking Benjamin
45 The Game - Disturbed
46 Dead Memories - Slipknot

I love this song

47 Wasteland - 10 Years
48 Given Up - Linkin Park

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

49 Only - Nine Inch Nails
50 Stockholm Syndrome - Muse

Brilliant riff and lyrics and drums and bass deserves top ten

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Top Remixes (4)

1. Home - Three Days Grace
2. Say It - Evans Blue
3. Bodies - Drowning Pool
1. Chop Suey! - System of a Down
2. Death Blooms - Mudvayne
3. Hey Man, Nice Shot - Filter
1. Epic - Faith No More
2. Freak on a Leash - Korn
3. Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine

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