Most Overrated Nu Metal and Metalcore Bands

This list will include bands from the Nu Metal Genre (Including Disturbed) and Metalcore Genre (That includes A7X and Bring me the Horizon )

The Top Ten

1 Asking Alexandria Asking Alexandria Asking Alexandria are an English metalcore band from York, North Yorkshire formed initially in 2008 by lead guitarist Ben Bruce along with former lead singer Danny Worsnop, bassist Joe Lancaster, keyboardist and synth player Ryan Binns, and current members drummer James Cassells and rhythm guitarist more.

I really laugh when I hear some people saying " Asking Alexandria is the most amazingly brutal Band ever! " - Ananya

Overrated by the annoying fanbase they have - christangrant

2 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; more.

Prefer Parkway Drive for metalcore. - zxm

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3 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). more.

I don't understand why this band gets all this unprecedented hate. Not a fan of many bands on this list, but I have heard A7X before and I don't think they're awful. In fact I would say they probably are the most talented out of all the bands on this list. Their latest album, The Stage, took huge risks and they've never sound better before. I would advise anyone, especially those who love the Prog genre, to check out their song Exist. It's something A7X never did before and it is honestly one of their best works. - cjWriter1997

Yes, I also think they are overrated for metalcore. However they don't play metalcore now. That's a good thing. - zxm

What honestly do people see in them? They are not legendary, if the rev died probably no one would know who they are. And M Shadows is so overrated and so is The Rev. - Lucretia

Not sure about that, City of Evil hit platinum status before the Rev died. - Skullkid755

Extremely overrated - christangrant

4 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 more.

They suck now because they complacently changed and Chester Bennington is being a jerk. - Suicide_Silence777

They are most overrated in nu metal style. KoRn is just much better.

Good band but they are overrated - christangrant

5 Bring Me the Horizon Bring Me the Horizon Bring Me the Horizon is a British rock band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2004, the group currently consists of vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls, and keyboardist Jordan Fish. They are signed to RCA Records globally and Columbia Records exclusively more.

Very Overrated - christangrant

ugh... - Ananya

6 Papa Roach Papa Roach Papa Roach is an American rock band from Vacaville, California. Formed in 1993, their first major-label release was the triple-platinum album Infest. V 1 Comment
7 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" .

Descent band but overrated - christangrant

8 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. more.

Good band but overrated also Chop Suey is the most overrated "Metal" song ever - christangrant

Agreed, Chop Suey is awfully overrated. Probably because it's their least "weird" song. - cjWriter1997

Chop suey is trash...Overrated trash. - Ananya

9 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is a Heavy 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". more.

Good band but a bit overrated - christangrant

10 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.

The Contenders

11 The Devil Wears Prada The Devil Wears Prada The Devil Wears Prada is an American metalcore band from Dayton, Ohio, formed in 2005. It consists of members Mike Hranica, Jeremy DePoyster, Andy Trick, and Daniel Williams.
12 Parkway Drive Parkway Drive Parkway Drive is an Australian metalcore band from Byron Bay, New South Wales, formed in 2003. As of 2015, Parkway Drive has released five full-length albums, one EP, two DVDs, a split album and one book, titled Ten Years of Parkway Drive.

Parkway drive isn't overrated. How many people know them? Only 25 remixes on the best Best Parkway Drive Songs. That proves that a very few people actually know them. - zxm

13 Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage is an American metalcore band from Westfield, Massachusetts, formed in 1999 after the disbanding of Overcast and Aftershock.

Killswitch Engage overrated? I strongly disagree. This band possesses a bit of style that a lot of metalcore bands try and fail to recreate. This band is one of the only examples of metalcore done right. If anything, this band is better than most give them credit for. - ThatoneMetalhead

They are ok but very overrated - christangrant

14 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.

How are they overrated when barely anyone likes them? - wrests

15 Static-X Static-X Static-X formed in Los Angeles in 1994. more.

Ok, I didn't add this but does anyone on this site actually know this band? Cause, I always thought I was one of the only ones who do. By the way, I actually like them a lot. Very unique sounding band with an interesting vocalist. - cjWriter1997

16 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 more.
17 Evanescence Evanescence Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.
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19 A Day to Remember A Day to Remember A Day to Remember (often abbreviated ADTR) is an American rock band from Ocala, Florida, founded in 2003 by guitarist Tom Denney and drummer Bobby Scruggs. They are known for their unusual amalgamation of metalcore and pop punk. The band currently consists of vocalist Jeremy McKinnon, rhythm guitarist more.

I can't believe that I have to put it here. I also can't believe that KsE is on this list.

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