Best Modern Metal Bands
The Contenders: Page 2
Amon amarth should be #1
#2 behind Machine Head
One of the more talented metal bands out there that aren't metalcore
Come one this makes a True Metalhead sad to see all this crappy Metalcore and Nu Metal bands up there.
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
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
Five Finger Death Punch is a killer metal band. If you have never heard of them you should really listen to some of my favorite songs "100 Ways to Hate", "Remember Everything", "No One Gets Left Behind".
Badass band and amazing work on their albums, war is the answer is possibly the greatest metal album released in the past 10 years, Not to mention they came over to play for us when I was deployed to Iraq, it was the greatest concert ever
I'm not going to spend much time on this because I don't want a fan war, but the only reason they fall into 8th is because they are a fairly new band, and because it's a little difficult to relate to them.
This is a band for people who want stereotypical, unoriginal, Nickelback-y metal. I hate this band and their music stinks.V 45 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.
Helloween are better.
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
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).
They should be number1V 8 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
29? Are you kidding me? All of the top 28 sound the same with few exceptions. This band, along with BTBAM and Dream Theater ARE modern metal/metalcore. I challenge you to A. Find one song that sounds at least somewhat similar to another within one of these bands, and B. Find one song that sounds similar out of all these artists combined. There aren't any. They are creativity at it's finest and have shaped metal and metalcore to what it is today. Each of these bands should be in the top 10 at least, and in my opinion top 5. Every single song they have ever put together are masterpieces in themselves, and the complete albums are heavenly gifts. If you haven't listened to either of these bands, you haven't listened to metal/core at all.
August Burns Red is so underrated. They should be higher up. And why are bands like Three Days Grace on here! I love them but they are definitely NOT metal.
So under rated what the hell people they should at least be like number 3
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.
So the first are modern? - SoldierOfFortune
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
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
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!
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 best band in the world lmlV 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
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