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133 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
Tool
1990, United States
Alternative Metal, Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
Lateralus (2001)  #157
Ænima (1996)  #216
10,000 Days (2006)  #259
2
Slipknot
1995, United States
Nu Metal, Alternative Metal, Metalcore
Slipknot (1999)  #351
Iowa (2001)  #890
Crowz (1998)  [Demo]
3
In Flames
1990, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Alternative Metal
Colony (1999)  #167
The Jester Race (1996)  #185
Whoracle (1997)  #288
4
Alice in Chains
1987, United States
Heavy Metal, Grunge
Dirt (1992)  #277
Facelift (1990)  #1750
MTV Unplugged (1996)  [Live]  #1766
5
System of a Down
1994, United States
Alternative Metal, Nu Metal
Toxicity (2001)  #224
Mezmerize (2005)  #735
System of a Down (1998)  #1214
6
Katatonia
1991, Sweden
Death Doom Metal, Alternative Metal, Gothic Metal
Dead End Kings (2012)  #1005
7
Rage Against the Machine
1991, United States
Rap Metal, Alternative Metal
Evil Empire (1996)  #4419
8
Disturbed
1996, United States
Nu Metal, Heavy Metal, Alternative Metal
Inside the Fire (2008)  [Single]
The Night (2009)  [Single]
Ten Thousand Fists (2005)  #1877
9
Deftones
1988, United States
Alternative Metal, Nu Metal, Rap Metal
Around the Fur (1997)  #1064
White Pony (2000)  #1246
Covers (2011)  [Compilation]
10
Korn
1993, United States
Nu Metal, Alternative Metal
Korn (1994)  #702
Life Is Peachy (1996)  #1783
11
Sepultura
1984, Brazil
Thrash Metal, Death Metal, Groove Metal, Nu Metal
Beneath the Remains (1989)  #27
Arise (1991)  #103
Schizophrenia (1987)  #217
12
Faith No More
1982, United States
Avant-garde Metal, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal
The Real Thing (1989)  #1046
We Care a Lot (1987)  [Single]
Epic (1990)  [Single]
13
Five Finger Death Punch
2005, United States
Groove Metal, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
14
Soilwork
1996, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Alternative Metal, Metalcore
Övergivenheten (2022)  #709
The Ride Majestic (2015)  #760
The Living Infinite (2013)  #791
15
Babymetal
2010, Japan
Trance Metal, Alternative Metal, Power Metal, Melodic Metalcore
BxMxC (2020)  [Single]
Pa Pa Ya!! (feat. F.Hero) (2019)  [Single]
16
Devin Townsend Project
2008, Canada
Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Ambient
17
Alter Bridge
2004, United States
Hard Rock, Alternative Metal, Post-Grunge
One Day Remains (2004)  #1590
Fortress (2013)  #1821
Blackbird (2007)  #2107
18
Dir en Grey
1997, Japan
Alternative Metal, Visual Kei, Progressive Metal
Uroboros (2008)  #817
Arche (2014)  #1586
Dum Spiro Spero (2011)  #1655
19
Breaking Benjamin
1999, United States
Alternative Metal, Post-Grunge, Hard Rock
Dear Agony (2009)  #1588
Phobia (2006)  #2764
20
Avatar
2001, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Alternative Metal, Nu Metal, Metalcore
So Sang the Hollow (2021)  [Single]
Hail the Apocalypse (2014)  #2404
21
Sevendust
1994, United States
Nu Metal, Alternative Metal, Groove Metal
Sevendust (1997)  #5805
Alpha (2007)
22
Noizegarden
1992, Korea
Alternative Metal, Stoner Metal
Noizegarden (1996)  #685
23
Evanescence
1995, United States
Alternative Metal, Nu Metal
Fallen (2003)  #2240
Origin (2000)  [Demo]
The Open Door (2006)  #8013
24
Within Temptation
1996, Netherlands
Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal, Alternative Rock
The Unforgiving (2011)  #1225
Mother Earth (2000)  #1268
The Silent Force (2004)  #1679
25
Trivium
1999, United States
Melodic Metalcore, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
Ascendancy (2005)  #159
Shogun (2008)  #751
26
Mudvayne
1996, United States
Nu Metal, Alternative Metal, Progressive Metal, Groove Metal
L.D. 50 (2000)  #2284
Mudvayne (2009)
27
Amaranthe
2008, Sweden
Trance Metal, Melodic Metalcore, Melodic Death Metal
Amaranthe (2011)  #967
Damnation Flame (2023)  [Single]
Manifest (2020)  #2991
28
Mushroomhead
1993, United States
Nu Metal, Alternative Metal, Industrial Metal
XIII (2003)  #1983
XX (2001)  #7149
29
Devin Townsend
Canada
Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal, Ambient
Terria (2001)  #467
Ziltoid the Omniscient (2007)  #1082
30
Bring Me the Horizon
2004, United Kingdom
Metalcore, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Deathcore
31
Lacuna Coil
1997, Italy
Gothic Metal, Alternative Metal
Swamped (2004)  [Single]
Swamped (Promo) (2004)  [Single]
Black Anima (2019)  #4027
32
Delain
2002, Netherlands
Symphonic Metal
Apocalypse & Chill (2020)  #3407
April Rain (2009)  #4063
33
In This Moment
2005, United States
Alternative Metal, Metalcore, Nu Metal
Ritual (2017)  #4000
Blood at the Orpheum (2014)  [Live]
The Dream (2008)  #7511
34
Stone Sour
1992, United States
Alternative Metal, Hard Rock, Post-Grunge
35
Otep
2000, United States
Alternative Metal, Nu Metal
36
Hoobastank
1994, United States
Alternative Metal, Post-Grunge, Nu Metal, Funk Metal
The Reason (2003)  #6409
Hoobastank (2001)
37
Ill Niño
1998, International
Alternative Metal, Metalcore, Nu Metal
38
Rob Zombie
United States
Industrial Metal, Heavy Metal, Groove Metal, Alternative Metal
39
Clawfinger
1989, Sweden
Rap Metal, Nu Metal, Alternative Metal
40
Yakui the Maid
Russia
Alternative Metal, Post-Metal, Electronic
Flock (2020)
Laughter (2018)
41
A Perfect Circle
1999, United States
Alternative Rock, Alternative Metal, Industrial Rock, Hard Rock
Eat the Elephant (2018)  #3250
Mer de Noms (2000)  #6594
Thirteenth Step (2003)  #6854
42
Primus
1984, United States
Experimental Rock, Funk Metal, Alternative Rock, Alternative Metal
Conspiranoia (2022)  [EP]
Pork Soda (1993)  #6408
43
Life of Agony
1989, United States
Alternative Metal
Ugly (1995)  #7286
1989-1999 (1999)  [Compilation]
Soul Searching Sun (1997)  #7700
44
Marilyn Manson
1989, United States
Industrial Rock, Industrial Metal, Alternative Rock, Alternative Metal
45
Asking Alexandria
2008, United Kingdom
Melodic Metalcore, Hard Rock, Trancecore
46
36 Crazyfists
1994, United States
Metalcore, Nu Metal, Post-Hardcore
47
Limp Bizkit
1994, United States
Nu Metal, Rap Rock, Rap Metal, Pop Rock
48
The Unguided
2010, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Melodic Metalcore, Alternative Metal
Phoenix Down (2012)  [Single]
Inception (2013)  [Single]
Hell Frost (2011)  #4080
49
서태지 (Seo Taiji)
Korea
Alternative Rock, Nu Metal, K-Pop, Pop Rock
Seo Tai Ji (1998)  #1055
7th Issue (2004)  #2046
50
I Prevail
2013, United States
Metalcore, Alternative Metal
Trauma (2019)  #5279
Lifelines (2016)
True Power (2022)
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 46,154
Reviews : 10,029
Albums : 165,539
Lyrics : 216,909