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74 bands
Rank Image Band / Formed / Genres Albums
1
In Flames
1990, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Alternative Metal
Colony (1999)  #183
The Jester Race (1996)  #199
Whoracle (1997)  #205
2
Slipknot
1995, United States
Nu Metal, Alternative Metal, Metalcore
Slipknot (1999)  #399
Iowa (2001)  #1460
Crowz (1998)  [Demo]
3
Soilwork
1996, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Alternative Metal, Metalcore
The Living Infinite (2013)  #798
Verkligheten (2019)  #799
The Ride Majestic (2015)  #911
4
Tool
1990, United States
Alternative Metal, Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock
Ænima (1996)  #100
Lateralus (2001)  #104
10,000 Days (2006)  #296
5
Katatonia
1991, Sweden
Death Doom Metal, Alternative Metal, Gothic Metal
Dead End Kings (2012)  #910
Discouraged Ones (1998)  #1380
6
Disturbed
1996, United States
Nu Metal, Heavy Metal, Alternative Metal
Perfect Insanity (2008)  [Single]
Ten Thousand Fists (2005)  #1727
Indestructible (2008)  #1989
7
Korn
1993, United States
Nu Metal, Alternative Metal
Korn (1994)  #803
Life Is Peachy (1996)  #1211
8
Marilyn Manson
1989, United States
Industrial Rock, Industrial Metal, Alternative Rock, Alternative Metal
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)  #217
Mezmerize (2005)  #895
System of a Down (1998)  #975
11
Rage Against the Machine
1991, United States
Rap Metal, Alternative Metal
Evil Empire (1996)  #3604
12
서태지 (Seo Taiji)
Korea
Alternative Metal, Nu Metal, K-Pop, Pop Rock
Seo Tai Ji (1998)  #1162
울트라 맨이야 (2000)  #1164
7th Issue (2004)  #2545
13
Sonic Syndicate
2005, Sweden
Melodic Metalcore, Melodic Death Metal, Synthesizer Rock, Alternative Metal
Jack of Diamonds (2008)  [Single]
Only Inhuman (2007)  #2234
Psychic Suicide / Denied (2007)  [Single]
14
Type O Negative
1989, United States
Gothic Metal, Doom Metal, Alternative Metal
October Rust (1996)  #707
Bloody Kisses (1993)  #1674
World Coming Down (1999)  #2548
15
Five Finger Death Punch
2005, United States
Groove Metal, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
16
Dir en Grey
1997, Japan
Alternative Metal, Visual Kei, Progressive Metal
Uroboros (2008)  #1021
Arche (2014)  #2491
Vulgar (2003)  #2772
17
Deftones
1988, United States
Alternative Metal, Nu Metal, Rap Metal
Around the Fur (1997)  #804
White Pony (2000)  #1007
Covers (2011)  [Compilation]
18
Babymetal
2010, Japan
Trance Metal, Alternative Metal, Power Metal, Melodic Metalcore
BxMxC (2020)  [Single]
Pa Pa Ya!! (feat. F.Hero) (2019)  [Single]
Babymetal (2014)  #7214
19
Lacuna Coil
1997, Italy
Gothic Metal, Alternative Metal
Swamped (2004)  [Single]
Comalies (2002)  #2526
Swamped (Promo) (2004)  [Single]
20
Faith No More
1982, United States
Avant-garde Metal, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal
The Real Thing (1989)  #990
We Care a Lot (1987)  [Single]
Epic (1990)  [Single]
21
Soundgarden
1984, United States
Grunge, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal
Superunknown (1994)  #1453
Badmotorfinger (1991)  #2392
Black Hole Sun (1994)  [Single]
22
Apocalyptica
1993, Finland
Symphonic Metal, Alternative Metal
7th Symphony (2010)  #2236
Apocalyptica (2005)  #3458
23
Avatar
2001, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Alternative Metal, Nu Metal, Metalcore
So Sang the Hollow (2021)  [Single]
Hail the Apocalypse (2014)  #2117
Black Waltz (2012)  #3903
24
The Unguided
2010, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal, Melodic Metalcore, Alternative Metal
Phoenix Down (2012)  [Single]
Hell Frost (2011)  #3328
Inception (2013)  [Single]
25
Alter Bridge
2004, United States
Hard Rock, Alternative Metal, Post-Grunge
Fortress (2013)  #1796
Blackbird (2007)  #2086
One Day Remains (2004)  #2125
26
Architects
2004, United Kingdom
Metalcore, Alternative Metal, Post-Hardcore
Holy Hell (2018)  #2923
Doomsday (2017)  [Single]
27
Noizegarden
1992, Korea
Alternative Metal, Stoner Metal
Noizegarden (1996)  #824
28
King's X
1980, United States
Hard Rock, Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Alternative Metal
Ear Candy (1996)
Tape Head (1998)
King's X (1992)  #4893
29
A Perfect Circle
1999, United States
Alternative Rock, Alternative Metal, Industrial Rock, Hard Rock
Eat the Elephant (2018)  #2895
Thirteenth Step (2003)  #5886
Mer de Noms (2000)  #7055
30
Sevendust
1994, United States
Nu Metal, Alternative Metal, Groove Metal
Sevendust (1997)  #3221
Alpha (2007)
31
Breaking Benjamin
1999, United States
Alternative Metal, Post-Grunge, Hard Rock
Dear Agony (2009)  #2123
Rain (2005)  [Single]
32
Temperance
2013, Italy
Symphonic Metal, Alternative Metal
Diamanti (2021)  #1057
Viridian (2020)  #2641
33
Primus
1984, United States
Experimental Rock, Funk Metal, Alternative Rock, Alternative Metal
Antipop (1999)
Pork Soda (1993)  #7257
34
Volbeat
2001, Denmark
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Alternative Metal
Sad Man's Tongue (2007)  [Single]
Servant of the Mind (2021)  #5066
A Warriors Call (2009)  [Single]
35
Evanescence
1995, United States
Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Nu Metal
Fallen (2003)  #2511
Origin (2000)  [Demo]
36
Mudvayne
1996, United States
Nu Metal, Alternative Metal, Progressive Metal, Groove Metal
L.D. 50 (2000)  #2810
Mudvayne (2009)
37
Static-X
1994, United States
Nu Metal, Industrial Metal, Alternative Metal
Cannibal (2007)
Shadow Zone (2003)  #5308
38
Of Mice & Men
2009, United States
Metalcore, Post-Hardcore, Alternative Metal
The Flood (2011)  #4886
Restoring Force (2014)  #7564
Cold World (2016)  #7938
39
Pia
1998, Korea
Nu Metal, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Electronic
Arrogantempire.xxx (2001)  #3158
3rd Phase (2003)  #5512
Become Clear (2005)  #7708
40
In This Moment
2005, United States
Alternative Metal, Metalcore, Nu Metal
Blood at the Orpheum (2014)  [Live]
Ritual (2017)  #6042
Black Widow (2014)  #7167
41
Machinae Supremacy
2000, Sweden
Power Metal, Alternative Metal
42
Rob Zombie
United States
Industrial Metal, Heavy Metal, Groove Metal, Alternative Metal
43
Sum 41
1996, Canada
Punk Rock, Pop Punk, Skate Punk, Alternative Metal, Melodic Hardcore
Chuck (2004)  #4743
Half Hour of Power (2000)  [EP]
44
Mushroomhead
1993, United States
Nu Metal, Alternative Metal, Industrial Metal
XIII (2003)  #2630
XX (2001)  #6615
45
Stone Sour
1992, United States
Alternative Metal, Hard Rock, Post-Grunge
46
Dead by April
2007, Sweden
Metalcore, Alternative Metal, Trancecore
Worlds Collide (2017)  #3848
Incomparable (2011)  #5864
47
Ill Niño
1998, International
Alternative Metal, Metalcore, Nu Metal
48
Papa Roach
1993, United States
Nu Metal, Alternative Metal, Hard Rock, Rap Metal
Infest (2000)  #7451
49
Atreyu
1998, United States
Melodic Metalcore, Alternative Metal, Hard Rock
The Curse (2004)  #6884
Baptize (2021)
50
Hoobastank
1994, United States
Alternative Metal, Post-Grunge, Nu Metal, Funk Metal
The Reason (2003)  #6138
Hoobastank (2001)
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Info / Statistics
Artists : 42,616
Reviews : 9,978
Albums : 153,321
Lyrics : 198,799