Most Underrated Nu Metal Bands


The Top Ten

1 Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin is a American post-grunge/alternative metal band formed in 1998. The bands members all changed in the time between 2010 to 2014, with the exception of Ben Burnley (Vocals). The Ex-Members included Chad Szeliga (Drums), Aaron Fink (Guitar) and Mark Klepaspi (Bass). more.

This is the best band on this list other than Three Days Grace and Slipknot. But those 2 bands are not even underrated so Breaking Benjamin wins.

Breaking Benjamin has the very very nice songs. Like : The Diary Of Jane, Give Me A Sign, Breath, Sooner Or Later, And Many More.
Lyric of Breaking Benjamin Songs is meaning full.

It often create the songs for Original Sound Track.

I'm sorry to break the news, but Breaking Benjamin is Alternative Metal, not Nu Metal. That doesn't mean they aren't good, though... - ThatoneMetalhead

They are metalcore - GreenDayFan21

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2 Trust Company Trust Company

The reason I like them is because I think that Kevin Palmers voice sounds really clean and smooth, even though he doesn't have the greatest voice range in world of rock/metal. The thing I love the most in alt./nu-metal is the mix of clean singing and heavy, beafy guitar playing, which TC does in a great and awesome way (Downfall, for example, has awesome and cool drive, and James Fukais backvocal lifts Kevins voice up so nicely, which makes one of the best refrains I've ever heard! ) Running from Me also has an ongoing, heavy guitar play with semi-rapping in refrain, and that bomb towards the end is seriously the BEST thing I've heard in metal so far! It's just EPIC! Stronger is a great hit, but the weird thing that, to me, it may sound pop-punk (sometimes). Are they underrated? Well, they're not that obscure, but I still wish to hear more from them...

They are great, all their albums are well composed, and his voice is unique.

Trust company is truly underrated.

Love Breaking Benjamin, but they aren't underrated. Listen to Downfall, Surfacing and Running From Me by TRUSTcompany. Good songs

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3 Adema Adema Adema is a nu metal band from Bakersfield, California. The band formed in 2000 with members lead vocalist Mark Chavez, vocalist/guitarist Tim Fluckey, guitarist Mike Ransom, bassist Dave DeRoo, and drummer Kris Kohls.
4 Trapt Trapt Trapt is an American rock band that formed in Los Gatos, California in 1995, best known for their 2002 single "Headstrong".

Their Songs are great to listen. When I heard most of their songs I tried to look it up on YouTube. well they had so little views that shocked me. I shared their songs with my friends and they loved it... but never before heard of it! So this Band is very Underrated in my opinion.

5 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.

These guys are the best Nu metal band of all time but they are hardly ever heard of they need to be heard a hell of a lot more then they are now - donovanthorn

Listen to the faceless album

Not underrated - christangrant

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7 Hed PE Hed PE Hed PE, also known as Planet Earth and stylized as p.e., is an American rock band from Huntington Beach, California.

Breaking Benjamin, evanescence, godsmack These are not underrated. Trust me the majority doesn't even know hed exists. (Hed) pes first 3 albums are the most underrated albums ever, the self titled album, is a straight out masterpiece blending in so many genres from metal to punk to rap to even some smooth lyrics. This band toured with slipknot, System of a Down, tool and more. The lead singers voice is so dynamic you think there are multiple singers. The lead singer has an amazing rapper voice, with that being said he can spit some pretty intense bars and he could even growl and scream. Hed has mastered genre blending and they do it pretty damn well. They have so many songs that would of been hits if the band was advertised more and if they didn't go underground which is why the band is underrated. Songs that I consider instant classics from this band is ground, serpent boy, killing time, Jesus, pos and basically all their songs in their first 3 albums, I specifically mention the ...more

This band blends so many genres and executes it perfectly in one song, their golden days have passed but they still rock.

8 Evanescence Evanescence Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.

Evanescence is very underrated, listen to Fallen.

An amazing band I say there in the top 5 all time - donovanthorn

Evanescence is the best nu metal band ever!

1. Not Nu Metal even the band members don't assoicate themselves with Metal
2. They aren't underrated - christangrant

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9 Sevendust Sevendust Sevendust is an American heavy metal quintet from Atlanta, dating back to 1994. more.
10 Mushroomhead Mushroomhead Mushroomhead is an American Nu Metal band from Cleveland, Ohio. Formed in 1993 in the Cleveland Warehouse District, the band is known for their avant-garde sound which includes influence from heavy metal, art rock and electro-industrial and their imagery which features masks and costumes as well as more.

The Contenders

11 Incubus Incubus Incubus is an American rock band from Calabasas, California. The band was formed in 1991 by vocalist Brandon Boyd, lead guitarist Mike Einziger, and drummer Jose Pasillas while enrolled in Calabasas High School and later expanded to include bassist Alex "Dirk Lance" Katunich, and Gavin "DJ Lyfe" Koppell; more.
12 Saliva Saliva Saliva is an American rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996. Saliva released their self-titled debut album on August 26, 1997, through Rockingchair Records, a record label owned and operated by Mark Yoshida, who recorded and produced the release at his studio, Rockingchair Studios.
13 Love & Death
14 Nonpoint

Best Nu-Metal band, very underrated

15 Ra
16 Flaw
17 Finger Eleven
18 Mudvayne Mudvayne Mudvayne was an American heavy metal band from Peoria, Illinois formed in 1996. Originally from Bloomington, Illinois, they are known for their sonic experimentation, innovative album art, face and body paint, masks and uniforms.

These guys, along with Static-X, are my pick for the most underrated nu-metal band. The best rhythm section in nu metal coupled with a great screamer, adequate guitarist, all packed in nu-metal with prog-rock elements.

God people are dumb mudvayne is the most lyrical has some of the most spine tingling screams and great flow and harmony in their music.

The most underrated metal band ever!

Mudvayne is a mainstream band in new metal!, what?!

19 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. In 2013 Gontier left the band due to creative differences. He was replaced with Brad's more.

This band should be on top easily. They have good powerful and hard songs for when you are mad, and they also have some very meaningful songs. Plus all of the band members are pretty talented. And I know talented I am an A7x fan. Last but not least Adam Grontier has one of the most unique and awesome singing voices that I have heard. You guys have gotta check out their songs RIGHT NOW!

Awesome band I love them but I would call them that underrated - donovanthorn

1. They are Post Grunge/Hard Rock
2. They aren't underrated - christangrant

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1. Mushroomhead
2. Love & Death
3. Sevendust
1. Breaking Benjamin
2. Trapt
3. Adema
1. Trust Company
2. Saliva
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