Best Modern Heavy Metal / Metalcore BandsMILEYPETER
The Top Ten
The best metal band ever!..
Shadows's vocals, Syn's lead guitar, Zacky's rhythm guitar, Johnny's Bass, Rev's (or Arin's) drumming!..
They are the new wave of heavy metal. Have you guys heard any of their Albums. Waking the Fallen was probably the best metalcore album back then. They are most definitely above a NU-METAL band like slipknot. Probably one of the best guitarist, lead singer, and had the best drummer before he died (R.I.P the rev)
Avenged Sevenfold is everything. Matt's amazing voice, Syn & Zacky's guitar skills, Johnny's bass lines and Jimmy's drumming made them the band they are today. Thankfully, Arin is here to continue where Jimmy left off. Avenged is the best band ever! R.I. P Jimmy The Rev Sullivan.
I see this band being grouped with bands more like Dream Theater than being grouped with bands like Slipknot. The guitarist is extremely talented, and so is every other member in the band. They're self titled album is amazing and so are Waking the Fallen and Nightmare. - Metalfan2112V 50 Comments
There is simply no other metal band that compares to slipknot, of the 1000's that exist and I've heard from whatever genre, slipknot is instantly recognisable and original, tribal drumming, the vocal selection from coreys powerhouse screaming and singing with deep moving voice, guitars that sound good enough to kill someone, the anger level is lethal and cannot be replicated authentically, metal would not be the same without them, slipknot have changed my life and continue to inspire for as long as there is electricity to listen
Slipknot is imply the best band, sadly they have never came to South Africa. Joey is the most amazing drummer and I think slipknot is the second best band in the world due to their brilliant song "snuff". I'm sorry but I would place Bullet For My Valentine as number 1 on thi list
No hate on a7x great band but they shouldn't be number one slipknot revolutionized metal combining rap and screaming and the contrast between the soft spots and heavy patches in the song make them that much more brilliant amazing band corey taylor is a genius enough said
How stupid...slipknot should be on firstV 29 Comments
Probably one of the most talented metal bands out there right now, some truly astonishing musicianship and talent behind their works, and as alluded to by other fans, there is a heavy Pantera influence, and these guys are their well-deserving successor. As The Palaces Burn, Sacrament and Resolution are probably their best works, raw and uncompromising, powerful and thought provoking, spine-crushingly heavy and epic. Even if they're not to your taste, you'd do yourself a disservice by not giving them a try.
Awesome band, can't compare to any other. Amazing drummer and vocalist! Randy Blythe never fails to impress!
Epic band! Pantera influences and Slayer influences are obvious, but they have a very unique style that makes them much more than the knock-offs some will say they are!
I prepare slipknot for 2nd placeV 9 Comments
Every jam is different, you could also understand every word.. They're heavy yet soft, they are intricate with their music, great drums and voice...
Oh hell yes! System are my life, their songs are so... Weird it's awesome, been listening to them since I was a kid because my parents would always play them, even though I'm more into metalcore, System of a Down are always great to listen to
System of a Down rocks! Uh, no pun intended. Their songs never get old to me.
Best!V 4 Comments
I love disturbed I grew up with them and got into them with their first album. down with the sickness. ever since then I always loved them more than anything. they were the best band ever to me. to be honest if it wasn't for disturbed. I wouldn't know most of the music I know today. they were the gate open to metal music to me.
In terms of originality and the sheer power of their music, no one can touch Disturbed. Not Avenged Sevenfold and Synyster Gates with his super-high output pickups, not Volbeat, who is closer to hard rock than metal, NO ONE!
They Should Be the 1st Just Listen To their 2008 album (indestructible)
You will like them in my opinion it is the best 2008 album :)
And Slipknot should be the 2nd place listen to all hope is gone - nooreldeen
David Draiman is extremely talented.V 22 Comments
Bullet for my valentine is such a awesome band.. What IT IS DOING BELOW.. And came the second 5FDP.. They are the modern heavy metal.. Rest I like are present in this list of top ten...
That band is awful. Their music is over-produced and adapts every thing that made most nu-metal bad. If you want real metal, listen to Trivium, Veil of Maya or something technical and melodic. - Elijah_Cook
Their first cd is a masterpiece... I think they should be at least 1st or 2nd
This band is more of groove metalV 13 Comments
Children Of Bodom need to be more listened in the world, even in North Korea, Afghanistan etc. Because that band is not terrible and have a lot of awesome songs
Chilren of Bodom is simply the best band I have ever listened, specially their song "Every time I die" is a masterpiece.
Cob is one of the best European metal bands ever.
A very underrated Finnish band together with nightwishV 1 Comment
Totally wrong list! Bullet For My Valentine should be at least at top 3! It is not like other bands who just scream without any talent! - rohitsingh
Yep totally agree, Bullet For My Valentine should be in top 2 :D
Slipkont, five finger death punch & killswitch engage are rated higher than Bullet For My Valentine hell no this is so not happening
Favorite band of all time <3 If you haven't listened to them, check them out!V 25 Comments
I am so grateful that I have never been reduced to just one style of music or let I style define me.L am a 57 yr old man that probably understands in ways that when through situations we will never know something very powerful is produced it was given to us in Killswitch.
Killswitch Engage is positive, fast, and heavy. What more could you ask for?
The band is so underrated it's not even funny. I think they deserve at least top 5.
Super band, I love the new holy diver!V 1 Comment
Truthfully I just discovered this band a few months ago... But they are awesome and I've since bought all 5 of their albums. I want America to know what Denmark already knows... Volbeat is here!
I discovered Volbeat about a year ago and I had never heard anything like it. It was so unique and quite different, but I instantly fell in love!
This is great band it should be in the top 10 list - Schulm3
Saw these guys live with Metallica a couple nights ago. Seeing them live gave me a new respect for them. They killed it. Currently listening to Warrior's Call rn, and now they are one of my favorite bands.V 4 Comments
Pantera are old school metal not modern metal. There first album came out in the early 80's.Pantera are better then every band on this list but there old school.
Pantera got good riffs and great music like walk, cowboys from hell, I'm broken.
Pantera is the best heavy metal band ever
Panteras albums cowboys from hell, vulgar display of power, and far beyond driven are classic metal along with there glam metal albums ( not modern metal)V 2 Comments
The best metal in years. Heavily underrated. A mix of Pantera, Testament, Lamb of God with a touch of maybe Rush. The ingredients seem self destructive but work very well in this band. Vocal is great, rhythm section is very potent. Guitars do what they need to do. All in all it's a travesty the band does not have more support throughout the world probably because its not promoted well enough.
They have changed avery album all in different directions. They have created amazing masterpieces like shogun and the crusade and just kick ass songs like strife and in waves
Listen to Down From The Sky and In Waves and you'll know why Trivium is the future of Metal
The new Metallica sound is here
In Waves,Down from the Sky,Strife,Kirisute Gomen,Into the mouth of hell we march,Torn between Scylla and Charybdis and the 11 minute long masterpiece Shogun are some good examples why this Band deserves to be higher on this list.
A great combination of Thrash and Metalcore.
Tool is something which takes you to a different dimension. Their songs just match the frequency of your brain waves producing resonance which leads to ultimate satisfaction
Incredible band, lyrics, guitars, drums, all amazing. Once you get in to As I Lay Dying you will never stop listening to them.
As I Lay Dying also has some of the best guitar solos I have ever heard. You cannot deny that they are brutally amazing.
Nice clean vocal, nice guitar solo, nice drummer, and nice scream vocal
It is not possible to put them in N° 16 they are n° 1
When I wake up I have one idea listen corridor of cameleons or neurotica
It is so complex it is difficult to listen over groups of metal after
I love this band so much! Their latest album "wretched and divine" wasn't really heavy metal more like glam rock.. but I can guarantee that their new album will be a lot more heavy. They have saved my life and I love them so muuuch.
Ahh can't wait for the new album in october!
They save my life They r so amazing n awesome
Andy and the other members I love you guys so much
Your music is the coolest ever I ever heard
I want to say guys you r ma heros
Ma favorite band ever!
"Metal" - SoldierOfFortuneV 5 Comments
My favorite off all time but they have changed
Saw them in concert in Pensacola 2012. Kick-ass and fun to hang with after the show.
They are actually a prog metal band, so they don't really fit on the list. - zxm
This band should be way higher come people.
This band has the best lyrics you can ever hear in the whole metal genre
Like top 10 at least
As heavy as it gets, and still the sound is open and uncompressed. Killer Aussie Hard Core Metal. Very few bands around today have the balls these guys have. Keep going' fellas you do us proud.
OK, don't get me wrong I'm a huge 'Knot fan, but on the top of this list I've read "metalcore", so WHY ISN'T PARKWAY DRIVE IS IN THE TOP 3 AT LEAST?
Their latest Album Atlas is off the charts
I like A7x, but not for metalcore. If it comes to metalcore, then no one's better than PD. - zxmV 2 Comments
Very talented and creative, for those who ask for originality their new album "From Death To Destiny" will please you
You wouldn't know talent if it was chocking you
They definitely have their own sound, which I admireV 2 Comments
I love Oli even more for calling his cheating wife out onstage at Glastonbury this year. I just hope this doesn't set him back on his road to drug free recovery. Sometimes those who seem outwardly strong are hiding deeply felt inner demons. I sincerely hope all of BMTH will stand by him and support him at this difficult time.
Everything about this band is incredible. To the instruments, to the concept, to olis screams, their incredible. Their lyrical concept has saved my life and so many others. Oli sings about real life battles, issues, problems. He's one of the biggest inspiration in music.
This band is amazing! I can't live without them. They saved me..
Just love itV 3 Comments
This band changed many of my outlooks and views of life. Their songs got me through a lot of hard times. Music doesn't get much heavier and emotional than early mudvayne. Plus they have an awesome bass player.V 1 Comment
Best band ever. Thy might not be heavy metal, but they're still metal.
It's the actual metal.It was something new.Something revolutionnary.Something really original.I know, many people hate them 'cause of crying in the lyrics or not as heavy sound they like to listen, but I will never forget that moment when I heard the breakdown from "Freak on a leash" and became KoЯn's fan.Really love this guys.
There music can be called as melodic metal... They are second only to avenged sevenfold
Myles Kennedy has one of the best voices and mark trimonti is one of the most talented guitarist around... Listen to their songs... Blackbird, metalingus, I know it hurts, brand new start and broken wings
Just listen to Blackbird - you'll become a fanV 1 Comment
I would say BMTH but they're electronicore so... And Austin is so musically talented. He can scream and sing, both sound amazing.V 1 Comment
The fact that black veil brides is above this band yet all that remains isn't even on this list is a travesty. Plus there are death metal bands on here, a heavy metal/metal core list! Really guys, really?
Definitely one of the most under rated band! They have got originality of their own, unlike all other metalcore bands who are making same kind of music and just keep stuff repeating. Moreover there is no metalcore band that can compose such great soloes with perfect breakdowns. This band definitely should have been in top 5 in this list :(
As far as talent at their instruments goes ABR beats everyone on the list. It's just people don't like all screaming. If you get past the screaming as far a music itself goes, they destroy a7x, lamb if god, slipknot, etc.
Amazing music, brilliant videos. RIP Mitch.V 1 Comment
Amazing harmony and power!
Rammstein the best
Mesmerizing band. Saw them live and fell in love. I hunted down every interview video and listened to every song until I memorized them all. Incredible band that should be in the top 10.V 1 Comment
This band is not number one? Come on I can't take you people seriously. Listen to The Blackening and Unto the Locust and tell me that you aren't on your knees begging for forgiveness
Machine head is the only good American modern metal band along with slipknot in my opinion they are an underrated metal band
Is this band new or old metal. I think this band is old metal because there first album came out in 1994.
Ok I like them very much burn my eyes.. But they are not at the level of MESHUGGAH Chaosphere and FEAR FACTORY demanufacture
I put them at the same level than SEPULTURA (cavalera) may be I prefer chaos AD
Ronnie Radke has a way with words, his lyrics are easy to understand and contains an always catchy beat.
One thing he has a similarity to Ian Watkins
Marilyn manson is perfect, his look his great his sound is great and his lyrics are amazing, you just have to keep listening once you start
I like antichrist superstar but it cannot be compared with band as MESHUGGAH it is not the same level of complexity
I love marilyn manson. His music is strange in a way that you have to love.
Best band everV 1 Comment
Red rocks! They are not as hard as some of the other bands on this list but they are one of my favorites. They always sound good, sing soft, singing loud or even screaming. I also really love their heavy use of a string section, it always sounds so cool. And finaly what sets them apart from my other favorites (Chevelle and Breaking Benjamin) is how good their Lyrics are.
Stop voting for bands like Slipknot. Vote for true talent.
Love Texas in July. Heavy vocals. heavy everything. A spin off of Pure American Metal!
One of my favorite metal bands. You should really listen to some of their songs, they're amazing. - BillyBobJoe
Very talented and amazing band. Deserve their recognition, deserve to be on this list.
These guys are far better than all of the up-and-coming bands out there. Killer melodies, insane screams and occasional growls, awesome cleans and powerful drumming. The only true metal band among all the scene bands.
This band is a old school metal band there first album came out in the late 80's.there were a great band with max but now there suck.
116? What a joke godsmack is the best band of the 2000s if you ask me they should not be this low on the list
This is the most underrated band... Love them!
Instrumentally way more creative than crappy bands like BOTDF and Brokencyde they shouldn't even be near the top 100
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