Best Lesser Known Alternative Metal Bands
The Top Ten
I like Sevendust but Deftones had done a lot more to have deserved their success. They are so underrated and are usually overtaken by rip-offs Linkin Park. Listen to Bored, My Own Summer, Change, Back to School, Hexagram, Rocket Skates and Tempest. - metaldude8
They're actually a pretty successful band, but they deserve so much more respect for their songwriting and talent. Best albums are Koi No Yokan, White Pony, Around the Fur, Diamond Eyes, Adreneline and Saturday Night Wrist (yep, I just named all of them. They're that good)! So PLEASE check them out and share your support for this amazing, underrated band. They're INCREDIBLE!
Chino's voice is the best thing about this band for me. - MetalFoREVer1228
Oh and I forgot to mention there self-titled album is also brilliant!
Not as heavy as Slipknot, but Corey's voice is amazing and Stone Sour are the perfect mixture between metal and soft rock
Deftones and Sevendust are not better than Stone Sour, they are only higher because they are better known.
How is this three. Corvid Blue.
My favourite band of all-time. Amazing songs that I am more than stunned not to see on more top ten lists. Songs like "Black", "Waffle", "Live Again", "Broken Down", "Ugly", "Inside", "Hope", "Better Place", "Till Death", "Decay" and "Murder Bar" should elevate them to the top of anyone's list (if they'd just go ahead and give them a listen already, instead of listening to the generic garbage featured on rock radio these days).
These guys are awesome. Listen to songs like Enemy or Feed and you'll see just how incredible their music is. - MetalFoREVer1228
In Flames started as a melodeath band but they later reached more of an alternative sound. It's not bad though. Listen to Cloud Connected or Delight and Angers. Some very awesome work there. - MetalFoREVer1228
Love the song Sandpaper with M. Shadows. I never considered Stone Sour a lesser known band - Danielsun182
Best Alt metal band of modern age.
Nothing else can be said...
Best vocals ever Benjamin Burnley...
The odd dudes with a dose of experimental, which may sound odd to some - yet, give "Voliton" a try if you're just looking for solid music, and soon you'll be pretty much addicted. (When "Yellow Teeth" and "Plato's Tripartite" start playing, you'll know what I mean.)
If Deftones counts as alt metal Chevelle does too. They draw influences from Helmet and Tool. Listen to "Under the Knife" "A New Momentum" and "Untill you're Reformed" they also have a very bad habit of making there best songs bonus tracks.
This band is way underrated, please anyone listen to their songs, go buy their albums, follow them on social media and support them