Best Lesser Known Nu-Metal bands


The Top Ten

1 Deftones Deftones Deftones are an American alternative metal band from Sacramento, California. The band, which was founded in 1988, consists of Chino Moreno, Stephen Carpenter, Frank Delgado, Abe Cunningham and Sergio Vega.

This band is way better than all the others on the list. Apart from Mudvayne, Taproot, Adema, Soulfly, Korn and Linea 77, all of the others are posers

Deftones are an amazing band. Engine No. 9 and My Own Summer (Shove It) are some of the bet Nu metal songs to ever be created. - MetalFoREVer1228

This band is so underrated you should hear Passenger, Rocket Skates, Change (into house of flies), Elite
And you will know the greatness of this band - nooreldeen

Really only their first 2 albums fall into this genre..

V 1 Comment
2 Mudvayne Mudvayne Mudvayne was an American heavy metal band from Peoria, Illinois formed in 1996. Originally from Bloomington, Illinois, they are known for their sonic experimentation, innovative album art, face and body paint, masks and uniforms.

Seriously I loved them from the 1st moment I have hear'd them they got awesome songs you must listen to
Dig, Death Blooms, Forgot To Remember, Happy, Nothing To Gein, Determind, Not Falling - nooreldeen

3 Soulfly

This band is so underrated and less known hear their early stuff nu-metal stuff they are currently groove metal and death metal - nooreldeen

V 1 Comment
4 Drowning Pool Drowning Pool Drowning Pool is an American Alternative Metal band formed in Dallas, Texas in 1996. The band was named after the film The Drowning Pool.

Their first album sinner was one of the best nu-metal albums!
This album by vocals of dave williams made this band one of the best band in nu-metal history I feel sad that Dave Williams has died : ( - nooreldeen

They aren't really Nu-Metal

These guys are the best - NUMETALFAN

5 Taproot

Just listen to there debut album - NUMETALFAN

6 Linea 77

Deftones aren't even a nu metal band and why is stupid Slipknot and korn on this list?

So underrated, listen to Headtide, Meat, Charron, Ketchup Suicide, Fantasma and Touch - metaldude8

7 Static-X Static-X Static-X formed in Los Angeles in 1994. more.

Hear cold, The Only, Skinnyman... And you will know that Wayne static is a genius vocalist and static-X are very underrated - less known band.. - nooreldeen

8 Adema Adema Adema is a nu metal band from Bakersfield, California. The band formed in 2000 with members lead vocalist Mark Chavez, vocalist/guitarist Tim Fluckey, guitarist Mike Ransom, bassist Dave DeRoo, and drummer Kris Kohls.
9 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.

Hear Soiltare Unraveling, Sun Doesn, t Rise and you will know that this band is one of the most underrated nu-metal bands - nooreldeen

10 Dope Dope

I was introduced to them when I heard Debonaire when I heard it on Fast and Furious and instantly fell in love with it. Since when are Slipknot, Korn and Godsmacked considered lesser known nu-metal bands? They are some of my favorite bands - Danielsun182

Hear die Mf die or my funeral or Debonaire - nooreldeen

The Contenders

11 Crossbreed
12 Ill Nino Ill Nino V 1 Comment
13 Staind Staind Staind was a heavy metal band formed in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1995. more.
14 Coal Chamber

Don't understand why nobody likes this band.

15 Saliva Saliva Saliva is an American rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996. Saliva released their self-titled debut album on August 26, 1997, through Rockingchair Records, a record label owned and operated by Mark Yoshida, who recorded and produced the release at his studio, Rockingchair Studios.

Amazing band. Better than a lot of the ones here

16 Orgy
17 Nonpoint
18 Motograter
19 Spiritfall
20 Dry Cell Dry Cell Dry Cell was an American alternative metal band formed in 1998 in California known in earlier stages of the band as ImpĂșr.
BAdd New Item

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Top Ten Lesser Known Rock/Metal Bands Best Lesser Known Alternative Metal Bands Best Metal Bands Best Heavy Metal Bands Best Nu-Metal Bands

List StatsUpdated 25 Feb 2017

25 listings
3 years, 276 days old

Top Remixes

1. Mudvayne
2. Deftones
3. Drowning Pool
1. Deftones
2. Soulfly
3. Taproot



Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.