Top Ten Best Metal/Hard Rock Bands of the 21st Century

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These guys brought metal to the modern day 21st century!

The Top Ten

1 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal/metalcore (early) 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.

I love Avenged Sevenfold there amazing live!

These guys are full of hits, with nearly every album worth the money. Great members, with Gates being the best 21st century guitarist, period, and M. Shadows being arguably the best 21st century vocalist. The Rev was one of the most talented drummers as well, who added diversity to their music.

This is my favorite band!

A7X Definitely. They've gone through hard times and still managed to keep the band together w/ the exception of Rev. Still, my favorite is S. Gates. I've been listening to this band since 2010, (i'm only 15, gimme a break for being a late-comer) and I still remember the first song I heard, it was Buried Alive and I watched it w/ my aunt just to see the headbanging skeletons in the video. Lol, loved them ever since.

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2 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is a Nu Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa . The band released their first album in 1999 and was well received by critics and fans. The group gained success after the release of their second studio album, "Iowa". ...read more.

Best metal band of the 21st century. They should be 1.

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3 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture ...read more.

It obviously goes by inconspicuous, but Linkin Park do also have metal/ hard rock songs. Which I'm sure the average joe would have no idea of such. And must be the reason one can not understand the perception as to why people call it "metal".

Linkin Parks hard rock/metal songs are overshadowed by their pop ones. But trust me. They still make killer hard rock/ metal tracks

What kind of dopey teenager classifies this hard rock or metal?!?!? Lmao

Linking park is the reason why I listen songs.

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4 System of a Down System of a Down System of a Down formed in 1994 as an Armenian-American Nu Metal group from Glendale, California . The band name is sometimes shortened to System or SOAD. ...read more.

Voting for them because Opeth isn't on the list. Like what the actual ****?

Amazing band, really cool
Honestly, I hope I'll never meet them 'cause I would not be able to control myself ahah

5 Disturbed Disturbed Disturbed is an American heavy 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" .

MY favorite band ever! It is number 1

6 Tool Tool Tool is an American progressive metal/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.

These guys should be at number 1 at all costs

7 Demons & Wizards Demons & Wizards Demons and Wizards is a power metal band conceived as a side-project by vocalist for Blind Guardian, Hansi K├╝rsch, and the guitarist for Iced Earth, Jon Schaffer.
8 Iced Earth Iced Earth Iced Earth is an American heavy metal band from Tampa, Florida. It was formed in 1985 under the name Purgatory by guitarist and main songwriter Jon Schaffer and original drummer Greg Seymour.
9 Blind Guardian Blind Guardian Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large ...read more.
10 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.

The Contenders

11 Bullet For My Valentine Bullet For My Valentine Bullet for My Valentine are a Welsh metalcore band from Bridgend, formed in 1998 . The band is composed of Matthew Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget (lead guitar, backing vocals), Michael Thomas (drums) and Jamie Mathias (bass guitar). Former members include Nick Crandle and Jason James; ...read more. V 1 Comment
12 Lamb of God Lamb of God Lamb of God is an American heavy metal band from Richmond, Virginia. Formed in 1994, the group consists of vocalist Randy Blythe, guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler, bassist John Campbell, and drummer Chris Adler.
13 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. V 2 Comments
14 Amon Amarth Amon Amarth Amon Amarth is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Tumba, formed in 1992. The band takes its name from the Sindarin name of Mount Doom.
15 Metallica Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.

Really? All these bads on here are soft metal... Metallica is the only band

No one thinks of them as 21st century, that's why - Songsta41

I don't understand WHy these guys are down Here.

LOL

16 Primal Fear Primal Fear Primal Fear is a German power metal and speed metal band formed in 1997 by Ralf Scheepers and Mat Sinner.
17 Korn Korn Korn is an American Nu-Metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David ...read more.
18 Evanescence Evanescence Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.
19 Theocracy Theocracy Theocracy is a Christian progressive power metal band founded in 2002 by Matt Smith of Athens, Georgia.
20 Avantasia Avantasia Avantasia is a German supergroup rock opera project created by Tobias Sammet, vocalist of the band Edguy.
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