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Nu metal artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good nu metal bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top nu metal bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Nu metal groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all nu metal bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest nu metal bands of all time, since the most famous nu metal artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best nu metal music.

You can click on the nu metal band names to see more information about that particular notable nu metal group. If they're near the top of the best nu metal artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top nu metal bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the nu metal band names themselves.

List artists include Rage Against the Machine, Linkin Park and many more. Click the thumbs up button to see your favorite artists rise to the top. What's the best item on this list? Korn? Kelly Osbourne?

All important, significant and iconic names in nu metal music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new nu metal bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of nu metal, 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 band's music instead of just voting for the most popular nu metal bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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2,017 789
Korn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Dubstep, Nu metal, Industrial metal

2
2,036 798
Slipknot is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Groove metal, Rapcore

3
1,663 677
System of a Down is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Progressive metal, Rock music

4
1,361 610
Deftones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

5
1,287 612
Disturbed is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Metalcore

6
1,501 747
Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

7
1,047 567
Mudvayne is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

8
867 476
Static‐X is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Industrial metal

9
719 413
Godsmack is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Groove metal, Rock music

10
805 481
Stone Sour is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

11
813 487
Sevendust is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Industrial metal, Heavy metal

12
762 452
Staind is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Heavy metal, Modern rock

13
615 349
Drowning Pool is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

14
788 473
P.O.D. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

15
1,116 708
Ill Niño is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Latin metal, Groove metal

16
768 459
Papa Roach is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Emo

17
543 306
Coal Chamber is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Industrial metal, Rock music

18
1,009 645
Limp Bizkit is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore

19
620 365
Chevelle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Progressive metal, Rock music

20
597 350
Soulfly is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

21
828 522
Five Finger Death Punch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

22
587 353
Machine Head is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

23
643 399
Breaking Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Heavy metal, Post-grunge

24
691 440
Three Days Grace is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

25
612 380
Incubus is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Experimental rock