Best Modern Metal Bands
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They influenced countless metal bands and have been thrashing souls for 3 decades.
No way slayer can't be behind useless bands like the sword
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
Like a modern classic Judas Priest.
Epica is #47? I'm losing faith in humanity...
Best Italian band ever!
Yes deftones are the best band on earth. The only band on this list that combines the heaviness with beautiful textures and sounds. And perfects it to make such an awesome band
Most of the bands on this list aren't very good (Avenged Sevenfold is number one and they aren't very good). This band is really good and should be ranked higher. - Imreallyboredrightnow
I COUDN'T AGREE MORE THAT THIS BAND SHOULD BE RANKED HIGHER
Behemoth is just amazing. Insane vocals and powerful music. Brutal
An exceptional extreme band. Their last album, The Satanist, is one of the best albums I've ever heard. Truly dark, heavy and inspirational.
A shot in the dark by a day to remember is one of the best songs I've ever heard and heavier then just about any song by any other band on here I'm suprised at the amount of great metal bands like parkway drive, a day to remember, in flames and of mice and men are not even in the top ten. It just shows you that metals not all different then pop everyone bandwagons on the popular bands like slipknot to relate with their friends instead of doing some research and actually finding metal bands that sound good.
Trapt is a hard rock or alternative metal band. If I say their band name, you probably won't know them. But if I play "Still Frame" or "Headstrong" you'll be like " I blared that all day". Well these guys did that. These guys are the elite of metal. They have released 5 studio albums.
Not metal, but they're okay and definitely better than garbage like Escape the Fate, Asking Alexandria, or any scene garbage
Such great melodies and rhythms mixed up with a great voice
Atreyu is tops Their songs are amazing best band out there now! - rdubzV 3 Comments
A somewhat hidden gem of metal, this metalcore band hit a home run in their albums 'There is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let's Keep it a Secret' and 'Sempiternal' with powerful lyrics, emotional vocals, and fantastic, contrasting intrumentals. In 'There is a Hell...' you have the high octane vocals and shredding guitar mixed with a full Choir and Classical Music qualities like Violin. In 'Sempiternal' you have amazing timing and the integration of synthesizers and the contrast of soft and intense vocals.
Riffs and melodic structures are utterly remarkable. Love em
Was my favorite band for 3 years, 21 - 24
BEST BAND EVER - that's THE SPIRIT IS AMAZINGV 9 Comments
Are you kidding me? Awful name, bad lyrics, generic riffs, and the NIN cover was horrible. Get this off of here.
One of my favorite bands! This should be way at the top not 73...
They should be like #5 they have grown so much gaining so many fans they are a true metal band
All the bands at TOP 10 are great, I agree... But AA shouldn’t be at 77 :-/ I know they are pretty weak and kinda emo but still...77?V 3 Comments
Skeletonwitch has been around for few years and their songs have been short... but epic! They really have talent and I think they deserve to be on this list. - Pzycho5
Sully Erna is a truly underrated vocalist. Shannon Hoon is a great drummer. The strings section of this band is fantastic. It would be great if they were ranked higher
Godsmack is amazing. Straight out of line is an intense song that has amazing musicianship between all members of the band!
Godsmack is one of the best metal bands ever!V 1 Comment
Unwreakable music and vocals and the meanings and lyrics are fabulous. the singer is a bit crazy about music. Good luck to you guys
One of the true metal bands still going strong today
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