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 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative rock 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

Extremely overrated - christangrant

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

4 Bullet for my Valentine Bullet for my Valentine Bullet for My Valentine are a Welsh metalcore/emo 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 more.

Prefer Parkway Drive for metalcore. - zxm

Very 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 nu metal/ alternative rock/ alternative 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 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.
9 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

10 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.

Good band but a bit overrated - christangrant

The Contenders

11 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

12 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.
13 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

14 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

15 Evanescence Evanescence Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.
16 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.
17 Static-X Static-X Static-X formed in Los Angeles in 1994. The band had many lineup changes, but the main vocalist and guitarist throughout has been frontman Wayne Static. Other well-known members of Static-X include Tony Campos (bassist), Ken Jay (drummer), and Koichi Fukuda (guitarist). The final lineup of Static-X 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

18 Orgy
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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Top Remixes

1. Avenged Sevenfold
2. Asking Alexandria
3. Bullet for my Valentine
1. Bullet for my Valentine
2. Asking Alexandria
3. Bring Me the Horizon


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