This list of the best nu metal bands in the world features the most famous nu metal groups of all time, with the order decided by actual fans of the genre. The top artists below range from Rage Against the Machine and Linkin Park to Korn and Volbeat.
This compilation of musicians serves as an accurate roster of the best examples of nu metal (both newer and older), as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into nu metal music; especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good nu metal bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent nu metal bands.
This list answers the questions "who are the best nu metal bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest nu metal musician ever?"
If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the bands' music (albums and songs) instead of just voting for the most popular nu metal singers and hard core rockers whom you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.