The Very Best Rap Metal Bands Bands/Musicians

The Very Best Rap Metal Bands

12,903 votes 2,507 voters 77,769 views 38 items tags f p @

List Criteria: Only rap-metal bands, no other types of rap groups or even metal groups should be on here.

This rap metal artists list ranks the best rap metal bands by votes. This list of the best rap rock bands and artists let’s you see who rap metal fans think are the greatest rap rock artists of all time. Though the proverbial seeds were planted in the 1980s, rap metal didn't become a genre to be reckoned with until the late 1990s. Fusing the vocal elements of hip hop with heavy metal instrumentation, rap metal became hugely popular, with many rap metal bands scoring radio hits and saw their albums at or near the top of the Billboard charts. The pinnacle for this period can be summed up by the Family Values Tour, which saw both rap rock bands and rappers combine to tour the country spreading the ethos of rap metal. This was the highwater mark for the genre, and rap metal has managed to endure even if its some of its creators haven't.


So, what are the best rap metal bands? Any list of rap metal has to include the likes of Korn, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, System of a Down, Slipknot and Rage Against the Machine. These are the bands closely associated with the genre and with good reason. If not for these bands, then rap metal wouldn't have been the force it was during its heyday. They are still considered among the best rap metal bands. Good rap rock bands are still a force on radio and you are probably familiar with many of their big songs.

That said, it's up to you to decide what are the best rap metal bands. If you notice a band is missing from this list, feel free to add them them. This list answers the questions "who are the best rap metal bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest rap 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 rap metal bands that you might've heard of. (38 items)


List Photo: user uploaded image
  • 6 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • 2 See list ranked by
Z
G Options B Comments & Embed 2rerank list
  1. 1
    + 835
    - 411


    Rage Against the Machine, Evil Empire, The Battle of Los Angeles

    ;
  2. 2
    + 747
    - 429


    Hybrid Theory, Living Things, Meteora

    ;
  3. 3
    + 552
    - 383

    most listed
    Follow the Leader, The Vinyl Classics, Issues

    ;
  4. 4
    + 613
    - 396


    Significant Other, Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water, ...

    ;
  5. 5
    + 435
    - 258

    added by metallinohaqou
    Toxicity, Hypnotize, Mezmerize

    ;
  6. 6
    + 502
    - 365


    Slipknot, Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses), Iowa

    ;
  7. 7
    + 322
    - 235


    Brown, Testify, P.O.D.

    ;
  8. 8
    + 325
    - 270


    Potatoes for Christmas, Infest, Lovehatetragedy

    ;
  9. 9
    + 117
    - 72

    added by TabathaMcNeil-Rexford
    Angel Dust, The Real Thing, King for a Day… Fool for a Lifetime Rock music, Alternative Hip Hop Rock, Nu metal.

    ;
  10. 10
    + 67
    - 48


    Ten Thousand Fists, Believe, The Sickness

    ;
  11. 11
    + 172
    - 175

    added by metallinohaqou
    Kill, I Oughtta, L.D. 50

    ;
  12. 12
    + 50
    - 24

    added by HeatWave15
    White Pony, Around the Fur, Change (In the House of Flies)

    ;
  13. 13
    + 62
    - 43

    added by revconradhutchings
    Among the Living, Fistful of Metal, Spreading the Disease

    ;
  14. 14
    + 169
    - 220


    Devil Without a Cause, Fire It Up, Rock n Roll Jesus

    ;
  15. 15
    + 33
    - 25


    American Capitalist, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of ...

    ;
  16. 16
    + 288
    - 161

    ranked low on reranks
    Swan Songs B-Sides EP, Swan Songs, Notes from the Underground

    ;
  17. 17
    + 16
    - 22


    Next, Chapter VII: Hope & Sorrow, Alpha

    ;
  18. 18
    + 45
    - 111

    often listed & added by watashiwa19

  19. 19
    + 3
    - 9


    The Darkest Dawn, M3, Mushroomhead

    ;
  20. 20
    + 2
    - 5


    The Height of Callousness, Strictly Diesel, Self-Destructive Pattern

    ;
  21. 21
    + 1
    - 6


    Adema, Unstable, Planets

    ;
  22. 22
    + 14
    - 28

    added by robbyisinfamous17
    Hacktivist

  23. 23
    + 1112
    - 1053

    ranked low on reranks & added by AldrinJeron
    Novena, 4th Degree Burn, Project 11-41

    ;
  24. 24
    + 8
    - 24

    added by robbyisinfamous17
    Rage, About That Life, Outlawed

    ;
  25. 25
    + 6
    - 19

    added by robbyisinfamous17
    The Summoning, Nuclear Proliferation, The End

  26. 26
    + 4
    - 17
    No image

    Ranked High on Reranks & added by robbyisinfamous17

  27. 27
    + 0
    - 7

    Ranked High on Reranks
    Gift, Blue-Sky Research, Welcome

    ;
  28. 28
    + 51
    - 37

    ranked low on reranks & added by EdwardTugboatGrimm

  29. 29
    + 106
    - 117

    ranked low on reranks
    Every Six Seconds, In It to Win It, Back Into Your System

    ;
  30. 30
    + 42
    - 40

    added by revconradhutchings
    Set It Off, The Art of Breaking, Phenomenon

    ;
  31. 31
    + 92
    - 105


    Body Count, Violent Demise: The Last Days, Born Dead

    ;
  32. 32
    + 174
    - 241

    added by CliffVillasAbello
    Apoy

    ;
  33. 33
    + 11
    - 20
    No image

    added by JacksonEiken
    Collapse, Hostage, Light Escapes

  34. 34
    + 5
    - 15

    added by ClaytonTucker
    Buy Now... Saved Later, Available in All Colours, One Lie Fits All

    ;
  35. 35
    + 5
    - 15
    No image

    added by ClaytonTucker
    Stacked Up, Asylum, SCHEMAtic

    ;
  36. 36
    + 11
    - 24

    added by revconradhutchings
    Butterfly, Hurt You So Bad, The Gift of Game

    ;
  37. 37
    + 95
    - 149

    added by watashiwa19

  38. 38
    + 1
    - 12
    No image

    added by bigskip_66
    Done With the Pain

39 +

Something missing? Add it!

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >