Best Modern Metal Bands

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61 Voltax
62 Slayer Slayer ...read more.

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

63 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, ...read more.

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

64 Steelwing

Like a modern classic Judas Priest.

65 Epica Epica Epica is a Dutch symphonic metal band, founded by guitarist and vocalist Mark Jansen after his departure from After Forever.

Epica is #47? I'm losing faith in humanity...

66 Sign of the Jackal

Best Italian band ever!

67 Primal Fear Primal Fear Primal Fear is a German power metal and speed metal band formed in 1997 by Ralf Scheepers and Mat Sinner.
68 Deftones Deftones Deftones are an American alternative metal band from Sacramento, California. The band, which was founded in 1988, consists of Chino Moreno, Stephen Carpenter, Frank Delgado, Abe Cunningham and Sergio Vega.

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

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69 Steel Horse
70 Behemoth Behemoth Behemoth is a Polish blackened death metal band from Gdańsk, formed in 1991. They are considered to have played an important role in establishing the Polish extreme metal underground.

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.

71 Atreyu

Atreyu is tops Their songs are amazing best band out there now! - rdubz

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72 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.
73 A Day to Remember A Day to Remember A Day to Remember (often abbreviated ADTR) is an American rock band from Ocala, Florida, founded in 2003 by guitarist Tom Denney and drummer Bobby Scruggs. They are known for their unusual amalgamation of metalcore and pop punk. The band currently consists of vocalist Jeremy McKinnon, rhythm guitarist ...read more.
74 Trapt Trapt Trapt is an American rock band that formed in Los Gatos, California in 1995, best known for their 2002 single "Headstrong".

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

75 Bring Me the Horizon Bring Me the Horizon Bring Me the Horizon are 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 ...read more.

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 AMAZING

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76 Enslaved Enslaved Enslaved is a Norwegian extreme metal band formed in Haugesund in June 1991. They are currently based in Bergen, Norway.
77 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 ...read more.

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?

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78 Godsmack Godsmack Godsmack is an American rock band from Lawrence, Massachusetts, formed in 1995. The band is composed of founder, frontman and songwriter Sully Erna, guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill, and drummer Shannon Larkin.

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!

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79 Skeletonwitch Skeletonwitch Skeletonwitch is an American blackened thrash metal band from Athens, Ohio, formed in 2003. The band currently consists of drummer Dustin Boltjes, bassist Evan Linger, and guitarists Nate Garnette and Scott Hedrick and vocalist Adam Clemans.

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

80 Judas Priest Judas Priest Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. The band has sold over 45 million albums to date. They received a lot of popularity due to their big hits Breaking The Law, You've Got Another Thing Comin', and Living after Midnight which were played on the radio a ...read more.

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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