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.

Not Nu-Metal at all. - Soulstealer

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.

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

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.

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 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.

4 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.
5 Trapt Trapt Trapt is an American rock band that formed in Los Gatos, California in 1995, best known for their 2002 single "Headstrong".

Really great band. Consistently good album after album (But No Apologies is the best).

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.

6 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

7 Taproot Taproot Taproot is a four-piece nu metal band from Ann Arbor, Michigan. They are most known for their hit single "Poem", as well as a number of other singles from 2000 to the present.

A lot of these "underrated" bands actually do suck epicly like Hoobastank and Breaking Benjamin (since when were they a nu metal band? ). These are good post nu metallers if you like Linkin Park or Korn. Listen to Again and Again, Poem, I, Calling and Mirrors Reflection.

8 Flaw

One of my top 5 favorite bands of all time! Love these guys.

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.

Their masks are better than slipknot. SK has better music though

The Contenders

11 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!

Evanescence all the way - donovanthorn

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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.

This band is terribly underrated. Their best songs include: Always, Click Click Boom, Broken Sunday, Your Disease, I Walk Alone, and King of My World.

13 Nonpoint Nonpoint Nonpoint is an American rock band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The band currently consists of vocalist Elias Soriano, drummer Robb Rivera, rhythm guitarist Rasheed Thomas, bassist Adam Woloszyn, and lead guitarist Bradley Kochmit.

Best Nu-Metal band, very underrated

14 Love & Death
15 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.
16 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.

They should be way higher on this list! Dig is a top ten nu metal song in my opinion - Revrad

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!

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17 Skrape

This band only released two albums, but they were both great! - ThatoneMetalhead

18 Ultraspank
19 Primer 55 Primer 55 Primer 55 is an American nu metal band from Louisville, Kentucky, United States. The name originates from the combination of Primer, meaning "something that's unfinished," and 55, which refers to Interstate 55, "the road that drugs run on to get to Chicago through Memphis".
20 Ra
21 Finger Eleven
22 Project 86
23 Snot

Great hardcore/nu metal band whos career was cut short.R.I.P. lynn strait

24 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1992 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. Their original name was Groundswell until they changed it to their current name in 1997. 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

25 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.

One of the best nu metal band

I don't consider them underrated - christangrant

26 Hoobastank Hoobastank Hoobastank is an American rock band, formed in 1994 in Agoura Hills, California with lead singer Doug Robb, guitarist Dan Estrin, drummer Chris Hesse, and original bassist Markku Lappalainen.
27 Staind Staind Staind was a Alternative Metal band formed in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1995. more.

Their first album was good, I'll give them that. - ThatoneMetalhead

28 Union Underground

Great band, if you like nu metal. one of their best songs is south texas death ride

WWE fans will certainly remember this band, releasing the song "Across the Nation" weeks or months before they broke up. More awesome songs like "Turn Me On mr. Deadman".

29 Index Case
30 Bionic Jive
31 Darwin's Waiting Room

One of the best nu metal bands ever

32 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band is best known as one of the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal during the late 1990s - 2000s and are distinguishable by the band's clothing choices, consisting of black/red jumpsuits and horror inspired masks. more.

They are Overrated if anything - christangrant

Not that underrated, but they still don't get the credit that's due

33 American Head Charge American Head Charge American Head Charge is an industrial metal band from Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. The band has earned two nominations at the Kerrang!

Between The Feeding & The War Of Art there is something for every nu metal fan

34 Dry Kill Logic

I'm really surprised that nobody really knows this great band, even their debut album is probably one of the angriest and raw nu metal album I've ever heard.

35 Drowning Pool Drowning Pool Drowning Pool is an American Alternative Metal band formed in Dallas, Texas in 1996. The band was named after the film The Drowning Pool.
36 Simon Says
37 Endo
38 Atreyu
39 Avenged Sevenfold 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). more.

They are very overrated - auke

1. They aren't Nu Metal
2. They aren't Underrated at all in fact they are overrated - christangrant

40 Five Foot Thick
41 A Broken Silence
42 Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit is an American nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 1994. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland.

Heck no they are overrated - christangrant

The thing about Limp Bizkit is that you have a bunch of talented musicians... and then there's Fred Durst. Without him, the band is better as evidenced by Taproot. Fred Durst takes something really good and adds a dad who is trying way too hard to be cool to the mix. Screw Fred Durst. - ThatoneMetalhead

43 Maximum The Hormone
44 Kittie Kittie Kittie are a Canadian heavy metal band formed in London, Ontario, in 1996. They have released six studio albums, one video album, four extended plays, thirteen singles and thirteen music videos.
45 One Minute Silence
46 The Deadlights
47 Hollywood Undead Hollywood Undead Hollywood Undead is an American rap rock band from Los Angeles, California, United States. They released their debut album, Swan Songs, on September 2, 2008, and their live CD/DVD Desperate Measures, on November 10, 2009. Their second studio album, American Tragedy, was released April 5, 2011. All of more.
48 Coal Chamber Coal Chamber Coal Chamber was formed in Los Angeles, CA, in 1993. The current members of Coal Chamber are Dez Fafara (Vocals), Nadja Peulen (Bass), Meegs Rascón (Guitar), and Mike Cox (Drums). Former members of the band include Rayna Foss, Chela Rhea Harper, and John Thor. Coal Chamber is typically known being more.

Listen to My Frustration. - ThatoneMetalhead

49 Alien Ant Farm Alien Ant Farm Alien Ant Farm is an American rock band that formed in Riverside, California, United States, in 1996. Their name comes from an idea original guitarist Terry Corso had about aliens and the Earth: "it was just my daydream about our planet being seeded by entities from other dimensions." They have released more.
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List StatsCreated 15 Oct 2011
Updated 12 Oct 2018

300 votes
52 listings
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Top Remixes (5)

1. Hed PE
2. Skrape
3. Primer 55
1. Trust Company
2. Saliva
3. Hed PE
1. Mushroomhead
2. Love & Death
3. Sevendust

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