Best Modern Metal Bands
The Contenders: Page 2
They seriously need to be higher. At least top 15, The Blackening was one of the groove metal albums that can be listened to over and over. Listen to Halo & Beautiful Mourning and you'll see what I mean. Absolutely love them. - ViitalShadow
Machine Head's UNTO THE LOCUST! Listen to it! Review of reviewers it 10/10! B*tch -. - - joaocarvalho
Black Veil brides is above Machine head. Who bought the twelve year olds computers?
Been listening to them my whole life! I will always love themV 8 Comments
This band is awesome! Some of their songs are softer, but they also have some harder rocking songs, like Trenches.
TRENCHES IS AMAZING! Last Man Standing and Boss's Daughter are also great songs and Pop Evil is by the best modern metal band, followed by Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold.
What is this band not doing in the top 10? And what IS Trivium doing in the top ten? They suck and pop evil has many good songs such as deal with the devil and last man standing.
Saw PE at a small venue with a mediocre sound system. "Take It All" kicked in, and good old RNR took over!
Check out Onyx & Up... Then you'll go back and get War Of Angels & Lipstick On the Mirror.
If you like hard rock with a catchy ballad or two, good ballads at that. Torn To Pieces snout Leigh's late father... Or insert any heartfelt longing, is an awesome song!
Check this band out!
Fantastic songwriting, heavy dual guitar attack, a great rhythm section and a very talented vocalist. It's a shame they're so low on the list, check out anything off their latest album and you won't be disappointed. Great live, too.
Have you seen these guys live? Worth every penny!
A must see live. They sound the same on the radio as they do live. Very rare
They have the best singer, Michael Poulsen is awesome. they also have great guitar solos.
The reason why they are down here is because they are not classified as a "Modern" band. Their first album came out in 83. They are worthy of this list but don't necessarily belong on it.
Not really good for their modern stuff, but their old stuff (80s) is just amazing.
They are what is known as metal gods. They brought metal back to Earth, and without them, this argument would be invalid. And their new stuff has gone back to their original style, and nothing is going to stop them
1. They are not modern
2. Even if they were, all their material post...And Justice For All has been rather weak.
3. At their prime though, they smash every metal band ever aside from Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath - DavidBondra
Between the Buried and Me are the greatest modern progressive death metal band, who also are the greatest progressive death metal band of all time already. They are the Metallica of progressive death.
24th? These guys are doing what a lot of metal isn't doing nowadays: being creative. Listen to Parallax II, Colors or Alaska to see what I mean!
They are MODERN metal
They have great drummer
Just listen them they'll impress you for sure
Korn may have defined the genre of "Nu Metal" according to the "media," but in all actuality they are not so easily classified. I freely admit that a few of their albums have missed the mark. However, when they get it right, they are a force to be reckoned with. They are the only band, I can think of, that that has managed to try something different every time they've released new music. Not only do they try new things, but in doing so still manage to have a unique and recognizable sound. Of all the bands on this list, they should certainly be in the top three. Whether one wants to call them "Nu Metal," "Alterna-Metal" or something a bit harder to define, Korn has been rocking out for 23 years. They defined a genre and beyond. They're coming out with their 11th album in October, 2016.
Such an amazing band
Even if you don't like them you can't deny that they are influential and influenced amazing bands like system of a down and slipknot they have 11 albums and still have great diversity.
They hammered a school with a law suit when a fan got suspended for wearing a 'Korn' t-shirt...V 2 Comments
Definitely one of the best modern metal bands, the vocalist can do it all. One of the best singers out there. The guitarist bassist and drummer are all solid as well
One of the best modern metal bands. The voice is amazing!
Are you kidding me, bb is the best should be in the top tens. They have about 50 songs, each one is breath taking. Every song is amazing, not one song you won't like. Why are they 23?
Whats wrong! This is an amazing band deserves to be in top 10, the melody, with metal in the chorus and touching lyrics the best combination ever!
Breaking Benjamin has been shifting through this list. I feel like they should, at least, be in the top 15. They haven't made a single bad song (that I've heard) and are my second favorite band (not that my opinion matters, but I just thought I'd point that out).
48?! Are you kidding me? These guys are awesome!V 7 Comments
Alter Bridge is the most underrated band I know. It is my favorite band, and people need to give it a shot. Every band-member is a brilliant musician at their own field. I guess you either love or hate Kennedy's voice, but I think it is best in the business. Their new album is coming in a month, everybody needs to buy it, you won't regret it. ALTER BRIDGE
Hey, check out Mark Tremonti's solo album All I Was. It shows his guitar chops and his vocal and songwriting abilities! He makes Alter Bridge one of the best modern rock bands!
I LOVE Alter Bridge, but aren't they more Hard Rock? - cjWriter1997
Best band ever!V 2 Comments
DragonForce might me studio-cheats, or not, I dunno. But nonetheless, their last three albums have been their best yet, and I really dig what they're doing. They embrace modern technology and make extreme power metal, and that's what you get.
Dragon force OWNZ! Where is killswitch engage? THEY DESERVE TO BE IN THIS LIST!
THE BEST POWER METAL BAND IN HISTORY!
- Through the fire and flames
- Fury of the storm
- Cry thunder
- Three hammers
Helloween are better.V 2 Comments
I know that these guys aren't modern metal but I think just because of the influence that they have had on every single band on this list they deserve to be number one. Not to mention the amazing body of work they have put out over the last 40 years.
All the singles are good and the vocals too but the meanings don't match.
No Sabbath - no metal.
Why is Metallica modern metal band? So as megadeath. This band has the best screamer/growler, insane drummer and a nice swift guitarist. Also the bassist owns because his clean vocal just makes me piss on my pants
I love this band
There are many metalcore band I called trash because they using to many palm muting style and poppy clean vocal but this? this band is different
This is crap why is this on this list
The greatest death metal band I've ever heardV 1 Comment
Maiden is a classic metal band & that's the main reason they're rotting down at #56. They don't really belong on this list in particular although they are one of the top 5 best metal bands in general.
They have been around since 175 and they are still awesome. I have been listening to them all my life, as my parents are fans, and I have always lovd them. I admit the vocals may not suit what they are singing but that is't a factor for my opinion in music to be honest though I'm not saying it isn't important. However I find the songs very catchy and I don't see why they are so far down in the list
Should be number two behind Avenged Sevenfold.
The music is fantastic but the lyrics don't suit the reason of their music.V 1 Comment
Are you KIDDING ME? This band has the BEST modern metal song: Your Disease. Click Click Boom is also up there as one of the best. Slipknot and Disturbed are also great
Papa Roach was one of those bands that made their bones in the "Nu Metal" era. When the "Nu Metal" ship sank, they crossed over to Alterna-Metal to stay relevant. Basically, they dropped the hip hop element of their music that defined many "Nu Metal" bands and was used prominently on their breakthrough album, "Infest." These guys get a lot of flak however, I think they deserve more respect. They did put out some good music from time to time. I still crank "Forever" from time to time. Mostly when I'm drunk, but still...
Seriously just stop, not only are they not metal they make bad music regardless - imabigpotato
This isn't really metal, although they do have a guilty pleasure for me or two.
At least Papa roach deserve to be in tge top 10, they are a true metal band m/
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