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68 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
In Flames
1990, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Alternative Metal
Colony (1999)  #181
The Jester Race (1996)  #210
Whoracle (1997)  #243
2
Slipknot
1995, United States
Nu Metal, Alternative Metal, Metalcore
Slipknot (1999)  #471
Iowa (2001)  #1355
Crowz (1998)  [Demo]
3
Soilwork
1996, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Alternative Metal, Metalcore
The Living Infinite (2013)  #803
Verkligheten (2019)  #865
The Ride Majestic (2015)  #1055
4
Tool
1990, United States
Alternative Metal, Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
Lateralus (2001)  #108
Ænima (1996)  #129
10,000 Days (2006)  #265
5
Disturbed
1996, United States
Nu Metal, Heavy Metal, Alternative Metal
The Sound of Silence (2015)  [Single]
Ten Thousand Fists (2005)  #1391
Perfect Insanity (2008)  [Single]
6
Katatonia
1991, Sweden
Death Doom Metal, Alternative Metal, Gothic Metal
Dead End Kings (2012)  #944
Discouraged Ones (1998)  #1270
7
Marilyn Manson
1989, United States
Industrial Rock, Industrial Metal, Alternative Rock, Alternative Metal
8
Korn
1993, United States
Nu Metal, Alternative Metal
Korn (1994)  #746
9
Bring Me the Horizon
2004, United Kingdom
Metalcore, Post-Hardcore, Deathcore, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock
10
System of a Down
1994, United States
Alternative Metal, Nu Metal
Toxicity (2001)  #252
Mezmerize (2005)  #700
System of a Down (1998)  #1017
11
Rage Against the Machine
1991, United States
Rap Metal, Alternative Metal
Evil Empire (1996)  #4039
12
서태지 (Seo Taiji)
Korea
Alternative Metal, Nu Metal, K-Pop, Pop Rock
울트라 맨이야 (2000)  #774
Seo Tai Ji (1998)  #1054
7th Issue (2004)  #2302
13
Sonic Syndicate
2005, Sweden
Melodic Metalcore, Melodic Death Metal, Synthesizer Rock, Alternative Metal
Jack of Diamonds (2008)  [Single]
Only Inhuman (2007)  #1857
Psychic Suicide / Denied (2007)  [Single]
14
Five Finger Death Punch
2005, United States
Groove Metal, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
15
Type O Negative
1989, United States
Gothic Metal, Doom Metal, Alternative Metal
October Rust (1996)  #1120
Bloody Kisses (1993)  #1701
World Coming Down (1999)  #2270
16
Babymetal
2010, Japan
Trance Metal, Alternative Metal, Power Metal, Melodic Metalcore
BxMxC (2020)  [Single]
Pa Pa Ya!! (feat. F.Hero) (2019)  [Single]
Distortion (2018)  [Single]
17
Dir en Grey
1997, Japan
Alternative Metal, Visual Kei, Progressive Metal
Uroboros (2008)  #1152
Arche (2014)  #2239
Vulgar (2003)  #2500
18
Deftones
1988, United States
Alternative Metal, Nu Metal, Rap Metal
Around the Fur (1997)  #676
Covers (2011)  [Compilation]
Ohms (2020)  #1745
19
Faith No More
1982, United States
Avant-garde Metal, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal
The Real Thing (1989)  #1115
We Care a Lot (1987)  [Single]
Epic (1990)  [Single]
20
Lacuna Coil
1997, Italy
Gothic Metal, Alternative Metal
Swamped (2004)  [Single]
Comalies (2002)  #2315
Trip the Darkness (2011)  [Single]
21
Soundgarden
1984, United States
Grunge, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal
Superunknown (1994)  #1248
Badmotorfinger (1991)  #1995
22
Apocalyptica
1993, Finland
Symphonic Metal, Alternative Metal
7th Symphony (2010)  #2020
Inquisition Symphony (1998)  #3712
23
Avatar
2001, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Alternative Metal, Nu Metal
So Sang the Hollow (2021)  [Single]
Hail the Apocalypse (2014)  #1908
Black Waltz (2012)  #3544
24
The Unguided
2010, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Melodic Metalcore, Alternative Metal
Phoenix Down (2012)  [Single]
Hell Frost (2011)  #3017
Inception (2013)  [Single]
25
Alter Bridge
2004, United States
Hard Rock, Alternative Metal, Post-Grunge
Blackbird (2007)  #1874
Fortress (2013)  #2143
One Day Remains (2004)  #2914
26
Architects
2004, United Kingdom
Metalcore, Alternative Metal, Post-Hardcore
Holy Hell (2018)  #2641
Doomsday (2017)  [Single]
27
Noizegarden
1992, Korea
Alternative Metal, Stoner Metal
Noizegarden (1996)  #968
28
Breaking Benjamin
1999, United States
Alternative Metal, Post-Grunge, Hard Rock
Dear Agony (2009)  #1915
Phobia (2006)  #3945
29
A Perfect Circle
1999, United States
Alternative Rock, Alternative Metal, Industrial Rock, Hard Rock
Eat the Elephant (2018)  #3401
Thirteenth Step (2003)  #5408
eMOTIVe (2004)  #7090
30
King's X
1980, United States
Hard Rock, Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Alternative Metal
Ear Candy (1996)
Dogman (1994)
Tape Head (1998)
31
Mudvayne
1996, United States
Nu Metal, Alternative Metal, Progressive Metal, Groove Metal
L.D. 50 (2000)  #3055
32
Evanescence
1995, United States
Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Nu Metal
Fallen (2003)  #2594
Origin (2000)  [Demo]
Synthesis (2017)
33
Temperance
2013, Italy
Symphonic Metal, Alternative Metal
Diamanti (2021)  #1541
Viridian (2020)  #4194
34
Of Mice & Men
2009, United States
Metalcore, Post-Hardcore, Alternative Metal
The Flood (2011)  #4473
Restoring Force (2014)  #6973
Cold World (2016)  #7313
35
Primus
1984, United States
Experimental Rock, Funk Metal, Alternative Rock, Alternative Metal
36
Sevendust
1994, United States
Nu Metal, Alternative Metal, Groove Metal
Sevendust (1997)  #3499
37
Volbeat
2001, Denmark
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Alternative Metal
Sad Man's Tongue (2007)  [Single]
A Warriors Call (2009)  [Single]
38
Rob Zombie
United States
Industrial Metal, Heavy Metal, Groove Metal, Alternative Metal
39
Machinae Supremacy
2000, Sweden
Power Metal, Alternative Metal
40
In This Moment
2005, United States
Alternative Metal, Metalcore, Nu Metal
Blood at the Orpheum (2014)  [Live]
Ritual (2017)  #5555
The Dream (2008)  #6618
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 39,842
Reviews : 9,582
Albums : 144,662
Lyrics : 194,065