bands/musicians The Best Alternative Metal Bands

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List Rules The bands on this list are ones played on alt rock stations

Different from other genres of heavy metal, alternative metal provides exactly what it's title describes: an alternative to traditional or classic metal bands. Fusing elements of classic rock with heavy metal, alt metal rose to prominence in the 1990s when bands with heavy riffs, a reliance on melody and a willingness to experiment with traditional metal song structures became popular. For a while, alternative metal bands were among the most popular bands in the world. The best alternative metal bands remain among the biggest bands bands in the world, and easily some of the best metal bands. Among alternative metal bands, these are the best

So, what is the best alternative metal band. Any alt metal bands list has to include metal bands like System of a Down, White Zombie, Faith No More, Tool and Korn. These alternative metal bands are among the top in the genre and are considered pioneers for helping popularize alt metal, in particular Korn with their Family Values Tour. While some may bleed over into nu-metal, that shouldn't effect their standing as one of the top alt metal bands. This should include all good alternative metal bands.

That said, it's up to you to decide what alternative metal bands should be considered the best. If you notice any alt metal band isn't on this list, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best alternative metal bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest alternative metal musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular alternative metal bands that you might've heard of. (91 items)

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System of a Down is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
System of a Down Nu metal, Progressive metal, Rock music

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+ - 266 144
Rage Against the Machine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Rage Against the Machine Crossover thrash, Nu metal, Political hip hop

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+ - 317 157
Tool is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Tool Post-metal, Metal, Progressive metal

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+ - 241 130
Alice in Chains is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Alice in Chains Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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+ - 258 156
Slipknot is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Slipknot Nu metal, Groove metal, Rapcore

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+ - 152 104
Faith No More is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Faith No More Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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+ - 150 67
Rammstein is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Rammstein Industrial metal, Gothic metal, Industrial music

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+ - 245 149
Korn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Korn Dubstep, Nu metal, Industrial metal

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+ - 195 115
Deftones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Deftones Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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+ - 139 106
A Perfect Circle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
A Perfect Circle Rock music, Experimental rock, Neo-psychedelia

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+ - 167 138
Avenged Sevenfold is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Avenged Sevenfold Thrash metal, Deathcore, Rock music

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+ - 211 118
Disturbed is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Disturbed Nu metal, Rock music, Metalcore

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+ - 216 125
Marilyn Manson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Marilyn Manson Glam metal, Industrial metal, Rock music

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+ - 225 186
Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Linkin Park Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

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+ - 97 30
Pantera is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Pantera Glam metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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+ - 182 137
Breaking Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Breaking Benjamin Nu metal, Heavy metal, Post-grunge

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+ - 188 116
Nine Inch Nails is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Nine Inch Nails Dark ambient, Industrial metal, Electronic music

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+ - 185 147
Three Days Grace is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Three Days Grace Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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+ - 69 39
Soundgarden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Soundgarden Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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+ - 158 98
Rob Zombie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Rob Zombie Horror punk, Noise rock, Nu metal

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+ - 121 119
Godsmack is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Godsmack Nu metal, Groove metal, Rock music

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+ - 71 51
The Smashing Pumpkins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
The Smashing Pumpkins Shoegazing, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

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+ - 114 74
White Zombie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
White Zombie Horror punk, Noise rock, Industrial metal

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+ - 144 133
Evanescence is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Evanescence Rock music, Gothic metal, Alternative rock

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+ - 121 108
Seether is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Seether Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

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+ - 107 95
Mudvayne is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Mudvayne Nu metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

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+ - 143 108
Chevelle is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Chevelle Nu metal, Progressive metal, Rock music

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+ - 107 117
Papa Roach is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Papa Roach Nu metal, Rock music, Emo

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+ - 40 24
Stone Temple Pilots is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Stone Temple Pilots Rock music, Grunge, Neo-psychedelia

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Stone Sour is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Stone Sour Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Skillet is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Skillet Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

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+ - 25 28
Dope is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Dope Nu metal, Industrial metal, Rock music

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+ - 78 76
Drowning Pool is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Drowning Pool Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

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+ - 45 39
Primus is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Primus Progressive metal, Rock music, Experimental rock

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+ - 79 78
P.O.D. is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
P.O.D. Nu metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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+ - 38 68
Placebo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Placebo Synthpop, Gothic rock, Rock music

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+ - 54 51
Helmet is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Helmet Post-metal, Noise rock, Groove metal

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+ - 65 64
Sevendust is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Sevendust Nu metal, Industrial metal, Heavy metal

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+ - 97 63
Volbeat is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Volbeat Horror punk, Nu metal, Psychobilly

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+ - 37 32
Serj Tankian is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Serj Tankian Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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+ - 89 60
Apocalyptica is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Apocalyptica Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Cello rock

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+ - 45 91
Finger Eleven is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Finger Eleven Nu metal, Dance-punk, Grunge

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+ - 80 92
Shinedown is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Shinedown Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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+ - 13 9
Jerry Cantrell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Jerry Cantrell Grunge, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

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+ - 73 53
Type O Negative is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Type O Negative Doom metal, Thrash metal, Gothic metal

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+ - 68 48
Danzig is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Danzig Horror punk, Doom metal, Post-metal

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+ - 93 76
Staind is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Staind Nu metal, Heavy metal, Modern rock

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+ - 56 72
Living Colour is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Living Colour Rock music, Experimental rock, Neo-psychedelia

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+ - 56 40
Audioslave is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Alternative Metal Bands
Audioslave Rock music, Grunge, Funk metal