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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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Slipknot is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Slipknot Nu metal, Groove metal, Rapcore

2
1,837 723
Korn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Korn Dubstep, Nu metal, Industrial metal

3
1,520 601
System of a Down is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
System of a Down Nu metal, Progressive metal, Rock music

4
1,267 531
Deftones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Deftones Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

5
1,180 540
Disturbed is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Disturbed Nu metal, Rock music, Metalcore

6
1,308 693
Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Linkin Park Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

7
968 518
Mudvayne is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Mudvayne Nu metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

8
812 427
Static‐X is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Static‐X Nu metal, Thrash metal, Industrial metal

9
1,092 656
Ill Niño is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Ill Niño Nu metal, Latin metal, Groove metal

10
735 428
P.O.D. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
P.O.D. Nu metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

11
747 437
Stone Sour is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Stone Sour Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

12
756 451
Sevendust is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Sevendust Nu metal, Industrial metal, Heavy metal

13
697 411
Staind is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Staind Nu metal, Heavy metal, Modern rock

14
560 322
Drowning Pool is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Drowning Pool Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

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634 376
Godsmack is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Godsmack Nu metal, Groove metal, Rock music

16
913 581
Limp Bizkit is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Limp Bizkit Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore

17
687 417
Papa Roach is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Papa Roach Nu metal, Rock music, Emo

18
754 475
Five Finger Death Punch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Five Finger Death Punch Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

19
566 340
Chevelle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Chevelle Nu metal, Progressive metal, Rock music

20
488 283
Coal Chamber is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Coal Chamber Nu metal, Industrial metal, Rock music

21
549 329
Soulfly is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Soulfly Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

The Best Metal Drummers of All Time

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542 326
Machine Head is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Machine Head Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

23
567 349
Incubus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Incubus Nu metal, Rock music, Experimental rock

24
579 367
Breaking Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Breaking Benjamin Nu metal, Heavy metal, Post-grunge

25
622 410
Three Days Grace is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Three Days Grace Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

26
391 233
Nonpoint is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nonpoint Nu metal, Latin metal, Groove metal

27
404 250
Sepultura is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Sepultura Nu metal, Heavy metal, Extreme metal

28
523 352
Rob Zombie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Rob Zombie Horror punk, Noise rock, Nu metal

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371 257
Lamb of God is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
ethanzajkowski added Lamb of God Thrash metal, Groove metal, Melodic death metal

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317 218
In Flames is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
In Flames Nu metal, Melodic death metal, Metalcore

31
430 326
Seether is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Seether Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

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330 245
Spineshank is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Spineshank Nu metal, Industrial metal, Rock music

33
321 238
Taproot is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Taproot Nu metal, Rapcore, Rap metal

34
397 310
Mushroomhead is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Mushroomhead Doom metal, Nu metal, Electro-industrial

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370 297
Powerman 5000 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Powerman 5000 Nu metal, Rock music, Industrial rock

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334 279
Flyleaf is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Flyleaf Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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394 342
Shinedown is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Shinedown Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

38
122 67
Cold is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nikki DiNardo added Cold Nu metal, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

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236 192
Dope is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Dope Nu metal, Industrial metal, Rock music

40
273 232
Adema is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Adema Nu metal, Rock music, Post-grunge

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242 203
DevilDriver is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
DevilDriver Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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264 232
Kittie is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Kittie Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

The Best Summer Songs of 2018

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270 241
Hellyeah is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Hellyeah Nu metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

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302 284
Skillet is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Skillet Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

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180 153
Flaw is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Flaw Nu metal, Alternative rock, Alternative metal

46
208 186
Chimaira is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Chimaira Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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257 245
Alien Ant Farm is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Alien Ant Farm Nu metal, Rock music, Rapcore

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246 240
Trapt is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Trapt Nu metal, Rock music, Post-grunge

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248 245
Finger Eleven is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Finger Eleven Nu metal, Dance-punk, Grunge

50
193 181
36 Crazyfists is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
36 Crazyfists Nu metal, Groove metal, Emo