Best Modern Heavy Metal / Metalcore Bands


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21 Stone Sour Stone Sour Stone Sour is an American rock band formed in Des Moines, Iowa in 1992, performing for five years, before disbanding in 1997. They reunited in 2000 and since 2006, the group has consisted of Corey Taylor, Josh Rand and Roy Mayorga.

This band has the best lyrics you can ever hear in the whole metal genre

Like top 10 at least

My favorite

22 Parkway Drive Parkway Drive Parkway Drive is an Australian metalcore band from Byron Bay, New South Wales, formed in 2003. As of 2015, Parkway Drive has released five full-length albums, one EP, two DVDs, a split album and one book, titled Ten Years of Parkway Drive.

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. - zxm

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24 Asking Alexandria Asking Alexandria Asking Alexandria are an English metalcore band from York, North Yorkshire formed initially in 2008 by lead guitarist Ben Bruce along with former lead singer Danny Worsnop, bassist Joe Lancaster, keyboardist and synth player Ryan Binns, and current members drummer James Cassells and rhythm guitarist more.

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 admire

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25 Bring Me the Horizon Bring Me the Horizon Bring Me the Horizon is a British rock band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2004, the group currently consists of vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls, and keyboardist Jordan Fish. They are signed to RCA Records globally and Columbia Records exclusively more.

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 it

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26 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.

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.

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27 Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin is a American post-grunge/alternative metal band formed in 1998. The bands members all changed in the time between 2010 to 2014, with the exception of Ben Burnley (Vocals). The Ex-Members included Chad Szeliga (Drums), Aaron Fink (Guitar) and Mark Klepaspi (Bass). more.

Best band ever. Thy might not be heavy metal, but they're still metal.

28 Korn Korn Korn is an American Nu-Metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David more.

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.

29 Alter Bridge Alter Bridge Alter Bridge is an American rock band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 2004. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Myles Kennedy, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.

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 fan

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30 August Burns Red August Burns Red August Burns Red is an American metalcore band from Manheim, Pennsylvania. Formed in 2003, the group began their first performances while a majority of the members were attending their senior year of high school, and soon began playing shows around Lancaster, before being signed to CI Records. Afterwards, more.

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.

31 Suicide Silence Suicide Silence Suicide Silence is an American deathcore band from Riverside, California. Formed in 2002, the band has released four full-length studio albums, one EP and eleven music videos.

Amazing music, brilliant videos. RIP Mitch.

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32 Of Mice & Men Of Mice & Men

I would say BMTH but they're electronicore so... And Austin is so musically talented. He can scream and sing, both sound amazing.

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33 Rammstein Rammstein Rammstein is a German Neue Deutsche Härte and Industrial Metal band consisting of Till Lindemann (vocals), Richard Kruspe (guitar), Paul Landers (guitar), Oliver Riedel (electric bass), Christoph Schneider (drums) and Christian Lorenz (keyboard), that formed in 1994 in Berlin . more.

Amazing harmony and power!

Rammstein the best

34 Mastodon Mastodon Mastodon is an American heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in early 2000 and composed of bassist Troy Sanders, guitarists Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher and drummer Brann Dailor.

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.

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35 Machine Head Machine Head Machine Head is an American heavy metal band from Oakland, California. Formed on October 12, 1991, the group was founded by vocalist and guitarist Robb Flynn and bassist Adam Duce. They have received great critical success especially for their album "The Blackening" which is considered a modern metal more.

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

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36 Falling In Reverse Falling In Reverse Falling in Reverse is an American post hardcore band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2008, signed to Epitaph Records.

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

37 Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson is an American rock band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Formed in 1989 by frontman Marilyn Manson and Daisy Berkowitz, the group was originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids with their theatrical performances gathering a local cult following in the early 1990s. more.

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 ever

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38 Red Red Red is an American rock band from Nashville, Tennessee, formed in 2002. The band's lineup consists of singer Michael Barnes, guitarist Anthony Armstrong, and bassist Randy Armstrong.

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.

39 Texas In July

Love Texas in July. Heavy vocals. heavy everything. A spin off of Pure American Metal!

40 Demon Hunter Demon Hunter

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.

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