Top 10 New Wave of American Heavy Metal Bands


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62 Falling In Reverse Falling In Reverse Falling in Reverse is an American post hardcore band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2008, signed to Epitaph Records.

These guys should be in the top ten! Ronnie is amazing at writing lyrics, Jacky can shred on a guitar like no other in this music era! Ryan seamen can play some pretty good drums. They are not the best in America, but they deserve to be in the top five!

63 Converge
64 Toxic Holocaust Toxic Holocaust Toxic Holocaust is an American black/thrash metal band from Portland, Oregon, formed in 1999. The band has gained notoriety among the thrash metal community, and is arguably one of the most popular modern thrash metal bands. Toxic Holocaust also gained attention when their song "Bitch" was featured more. V 1 Comment
65 Suicide Silence Suicide Silence Suicide Silence is an American deathcore band from Riverside, California. Formed in 2002, the band has released four full-length studio albums, one EP and eleven music videos.

I was looking through the list of bands you guys have listed here, and I didn't see Suicide Silence. Mitch Lucker was an amazing vocalist, his vocals went great with the music. May he stomp on! M/

66 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.

Their music is so close to perfection...
But still not on this list?

67 Volbeat Volbeat Volbeat are a Danish metal band which was formed in Copenhagen. They play a fusion of rock and roll, heavy metal and rockabilly.

Definitely one of the best of the last few years
And a breath of fresh air

68 Skeletonwitch Skeletonwitch Skeletonwitch is an American blackened thrash metal band from Athens, Ohio, formed in 2003. The band currently consists of drummer Dustin Boltjes, bassist Evan Linger, and guitarists Nate Garnette and Scott Hedrick and vocalist Adam Clemans.

Toxic Holocaust > Skeletonwitch in my opinion. Still a good band, though.

69 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.

Top at least 15 American heavy metal band!
i really like this band! - Amirjdog

70 Blood Tsunami
71 Texas in July
72 Hatchet

Badass thrash band from the bay area

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73 Fallujah

This band has a killer sound

74 Shinedown Shinedown Shinedown is an American hard rock band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 2001 and founded by members Brent Smith, Brad Stewart, Jasin Todd, and Barry Kerch.

Because they aren't metal, for one, and aren't even close to new wave of American heavy metal. Clearly.

Shinedown has more hits and #1 songs then just about anyone on this list how are they 66

75 Underoath Underoath V 1 Comment
76 Escape the Fate

This war is ours!

77 Sanctioned to Life

Is the best new metal band

78 Periphery Periphery Periphery is an American progressive metal band based in Washington, D.C., formed in 2005. They are known for their heavy, progressive sound which employs poly-rhythmic patterns and soaring melodies.
79 Jorn

Who cares if they aren't American

80 Lustravi V 1 Comment
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