Most Innovative Modern Heavy Metal / Metalcore / Modern Death Metal Bands

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Here are some of the most innovative modern heavy metal , modern death metal ( After 1997 ) and metalcore bands. The groups in this list introduced many original features to their genre, making them unique . Vote for the most original.

The Top Ten

1 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). ...read more.

Because of their innovative music, a mix between heavy metal, metalcore, progressive metal, symphonic metal and much more, Avenged Sevenfold can be considered the most original of all the modern heavy metal bands - Deathshield18

2 Architects Architects is a British Metalcore band formed in 2004 in Brighton, East Sussex. Consisting of five band members, Architects' discography consists of seven studio albums and one split EP.

Their music is a fusion between metalcore and progressive metal.
The atmospheric elements in all of their songs make them unique in metalcore - Deathshield18

3 Opeth Opeth is a Swedish progressive death metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990 by David Isberg, who invited Mikael Akerfeldt into the band as a bassist. Isberg ended up leaving the band, which lead to Mikael becoming the band's vocalist, guitarist, principal songwriter, and driving force. Along with ...read more.

They are without doubt the most innovative modern death metal band. Their songs are all examples of the perfect progressive death metal, and change between melodic vocals and growls - Deathshield18

4 Disturbed Disturbed is an American nu metal/ alternative rock/ alternative metal band from Chicago, Illinois. The band comprises vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren. They are known for songs like "Down With the Sickness" and "Stricken" .

Their heavy metal ( with a strong alternative metal influence and some elements from industrial metal ) is something powerful and innovative, and their debut album, the sickness, is one of the most original modern heavy metal albums - Deathshield18

5 Trivium Trivium is an American Heavy Metal band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 1999. Their frontman, Matt Heafy, lead guitarist Corey Beaulieu and Bassist Paulo Gregoletto are the band's most consistent members and have appeared in every album since. ...read more.

Started as a metalcore band, trivium has shown an incredible evolution throughout the years, changing from the original genre to trash metal, progressive metal, alternative metal and heavy metal, making them an example of variable and talented musicians - Deathshield18

6 Motionless In White Motionless in White, often abbreviated MIW, is an American metalcore band from Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Motionless in White is the only band to have mixed two very different kinds of metal music : metalcore and gothic metal ( with a strong industrial metal influence )
They can variate from classic metalcore to industrial and gothic metal in only One song - Deathshield18

7 Gojira Gojira is a progressive metal band from Bayonne, France. The band was known as Godzilla until 2001. Gojira is composed of Joe Duplantier on vocals and rhythm guitar, his brother Mario Duplantier on drums, Christian Andreu on lead guitar, and Jean-Michel Labadie on bass.

Gojira introduced a totally new kind of death metal, influenced by groove metal, progressive metal and avant- garde metal, and this is enough to prove their importance in redefining their genre - Deathshield18

8 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 ...read more.

Bring me the Horizon mix two really distant genres, pop rock and metalcore, the softest and the heaviest rock and metal genres
Their songs are organic and original and their old stuff ( because the new stuff is a bit disappointing ) is an example of how a genre can be successfully innovated - Deathshield18

9 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.

Parkway drive 's music is a fusion between heavy metal and metalcore. While they are not the most innovative band to mix this two genres, their evolution in the years is impressive, and especially their new album, reverence, is an example of the change from metalcore to a more heavy metal influenced genre - Deathshield18

10 The Amity Affliction The Amity Affliction is an Australian metalcore band from Gympie, Queensland, formed in 2003. The band's current line-up consists of Ahren Stringer, Joel Birch, and Dan Brown.

Their music is a mix between melodic vocals and metalcore screams. They are certainly not the most innovative metalcore band, but their songs are without doubt more original than a lot of way more appreciated metalcore bands - Deathshield18

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