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58 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
In Flames
1990, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Alternative Metal
Colony (1999)  #166
The Jester Race (1996)  #208
Whoracle (1997)  #271
2
Slipknot
1995, United States
Nu Metal, Alternative Metal, Metalcore
Slipknot (1999)  #428
Crowz (1998)  [Demo]
Iowa (2001)  #1398
3
Soilwork
1996, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Alternative Metal, Metalcore
The Living Infinite (2013)  #707
Verkligheten (2019)  #979
Figure Number Five (2003)  #993
4
Tool
1990, United States
Alternative Metal, Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
Lateralus (2001)  #140
Ænima (1996)  #148
10,000 Days (2006)  #273
5
Disturbed
1996, United States
Nu Metal, Heavy Metal, Alternative Metal
The Sound of Silence (2015)  [Single]
Ten Thousand Fists (2005)  #1253
Perfect Insanity (2008)  [Single]
6
Katatonia
1991, Sweden
Death Doom Metal, Alternative Metal, Gothic Metal
Dead End Kings (2012)  #885
Discouraged Ones (1998)  #1189
7
Korn
1993, United States
Nu Metal, Alternative Metal
Korn (1994)  #865
8
Bring Me the Horizon
2004, United Kingdom
Metalcore, Post-Hardcore, Deathcore, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock
9
Marilyn Manson
1989, United States
Industrial Rock, Industrial Metal, Alternative Rock, Alternative Metal
10
Rage Against the Machine
1991, United States
Rap Metal, Alternative Metal
Evil Empire (1996)  #4432
11
System of a Down
1994, United States
Alternative Metal, Nu Metal
Toxicity (2001)  #316
System of a Down (1998)  #671
Mezmerize (2005)  #1094
12
서태지 (Seo Taiji)
Korea
Alternative Metal, Nu Metal, K-Pop, Pop Rock
Seo Tai Ji (1998)  #658
울트라 맨이야 (2000)  #761
7th Issue (2004)  #1721
13
Sonic Syndicate
2005, Sweden
Melodic Metalcore, Melodic Death Metal, Synthesizer Rock, Alternative Metal
Jack of Diamonds (2008)  [Single]
Only Inhuman (2007)  #1765
Psychic Suicide / Denied (2007)  [Single]
14
Babymetal
2010, Japan
Trance Metal, Alternative Metal, Power Metal, Melodic Metalcore
BxMxC (2020)  [Single]
Pa Pa Ya!! (feat. F.Hero) (2019)  [Single]
Babymetal (2014)  #6209
15
Type O Negative
1989, United States
Gothic Metal, Doom Metal, Alternative Metal
October Rust (1996)  #1056
Bloody Kisses (1993)  #1139
World Coming Down (1999)  #2154
16
Dir en Grey
1997, Japan
Alternative Metal, Visual Kei, Progressive Metal
Uroboros (2008)  #1090
Arche (2014)  #2126
Vulgar (2003)  #2358
17
Five Finger Death Punch
2005, United States
Groove Metal, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
18
Lacuna Coil
1997, Italy
Gothic Metal, Alternative Metal
Swamped (2004)  [Single]
Comalies (2002)  #2192
Trip the Darkness (2011)  [Single]
19
Faith No More
1982, United States
Avant-garde Metal, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal
The Real Thing (1989)  #1018
We Care a Lot (1987)  [Single]
Epic (1990)  [Single]
20
Deftones
1988, United States
Alternative Metal, Nu Metal, Rap Metal
Around the Fur (1997)  #874
Covers (2011)  [Compilation]
Ohms (2020)  #2037
21
Soundgarden
1984, United States
Grunge, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal
Superunknown (1994)  #1026
Badmotorfinger (1991)  #1510
22
Apocalyptica
1993, Finland
Symphonic Metal, Alternative Metal
7th Symphony (2010)  #1909
Apocalyptica (2005)  #2911
23
The Unguided
2010, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Melodic Metalcore, Alternative Metal
Phoenix Down (2012)  [Single]
Hell Frost (2011)  #2839
Inception (2013)  [Single]
24
Alter Bridge
2004, United States
Hard Rock, Alternative Metal, Post-Grunge
Blackbird (2007)  #2031
Fortress (2013)  #2032
One Day Remains (2004)  #3302
25
Breaking Benjamin
1999, United States
Alternative Metal, Post-Grunge, Hard Rock
Phobia (2006)  #3724
Dear Agony (2009)  #3958
26
Noizegarden
1992, Korea
Alternative Metal, Stoner Metal
Noizegarden (1996)  #909
27
A Perfect Circle
1999, United States
Alternative Rock, Alternative Metal, Industrial Rock, Hard Rock
Eat the Elephant (2018)  #3191
Thirteenth Step (2003)  #3962
Mer de Noms (2000)  #6777
28
King's X
1980, United States
Hard Rock, Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Alternative Metal
29
Avatar
2001, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Alternative Metal, Nu Metal
Hail the Apocalypse (2014)  #3276
Black Waltz (2012)  #4316
30
Primus
1984, United States
Experimental Rock, Funk Metal, Alternative Rock, Alternative Metal
31
Mudvayne
1996, United States
Nu Metal, Alternative Metal, Progressive Metal, Groove Metal
L.D. 50 (2000)  #3489
32
Machinae Supremacy
2000, Sweden
Power Metal, Alternative Metal
33
Of Mice & Men
2009, United States
Metalcore, Post-Hardcore, Alternative Metal
The Flood (2011)  #3921
Restoring Force (2014)  #6577
Cold World (2016)  #6850
34
Rob Zombie
United States
Industrial Metal, Heavy Metal, Groove Metal, Alternative Metal
35
Pia
1998, Korea
Nu Metal, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Electronic
Arrogantempire.xxx (2001)  #4759
3rd Phase (2003)  #4760
Become Clear (2005)  #6689
36
Evanescence
1995, United States
Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Nu Metal
Fallen (2003)  #2808
Origin (2000)  [Demo]
Synthesis (2017)
37
Stone Sour
1992, United States
Alternative Metal, Hard Rock, Post-Grunge
38
In This Moment
2005, United States
Alternative Metal, Metalcore, Nu Metal
Ritual (2017)
Blood at the Orpheum (2014)  [Live]
The Dream (2008)  #6248
39
Volbeat
2001, Denmark
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Alternative Metal
40
Ill Niño
1998, International
Alternative Metal, Metalcore, Nu Metal
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 38,789
Reviews : 9,049
Albums : 139,464
Lyrics : 185,460