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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
Nu metal, Groove metal, Rapcore

2
1,951 765
Korn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Dubstep, Nu metal, Industrial metal

3
1,608 642
System of a Down is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Progressive metal, Rock music

4
1,326 574
Deftones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

5
1,249 578
Disturbed is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Metalcore

6
1,426 729
Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

7
1,021 544
Mudvayne is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

8
846 453
Static‐X is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Industrial metal

9
690 393
Godsmack is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Groove metal, Rock music

10
784 461
Stone Sour is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

11
739 433
Staind is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Heavy metal, Modern rock

12
1,104 693
Ill Niño is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Latin metal, Groove metal

13
790 473
Sevendust is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Industrial metal, Heavy metal

14
763 461
P.O.D. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

15
730 444
Papa Roach is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Emo

16
590 343
Drowning Pool is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

17
583 340
Soulfly is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

18
524 297
Coal Chamber is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Industrial metal, Rock music

19
971 625
Limp Bizkit is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore

20
805 504
Five Finger Death Punch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

21
599 354
Chevelle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Progressive metal, Rock music

22
573 341
Machine Head is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

23
619 385
Breaking Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Heavy metal, Post-grunge

24
594 367
Incubus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Experimental rock

25
663 429
Three Days Grace is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

26
435 258
Sepultura is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Heavy metal, Extreme metal

27
561 358
Rob Zombie is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Horror punk, Noise rock, Nu metal

28
418 247
Nonpoint is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Latin metal, Groove metal

29
397 268
Lamb of God is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
ethanzajkowski added Thrash metal, Groove metal, Melodic death metal

30
458 338
Seether is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

31
331 225
In Flames is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Melodic death metal, Metalcore

32
423 317
Mushroomhead is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Doom metal, Nu metal, Electro-industrial

33
336 248
Taproot is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rapcore, Rap metal

34
340 254
Spineshank is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Industrial metal, Rock music

35
391 305
Powerman 5000 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Industrial rock

36
357 285
Flyleaf is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

37
419 352
Shinedown is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

38
136 74
Cold is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nikki DiNardo added Nu metal, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

39
256 206
DevilDriver is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

40
249 199
Dope is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Industrial metal, Rock music

41
284 236
Kittie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

42
283 240
Adema is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Post-grunge

43
284 249
Hellyeah is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

44
324 297
Skillet is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

45
194 158
Flaw is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Alternative rock, Alternative metal

46
263 248
Trapt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Post-grunge

47
214 193
Chimaira is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

48
260 252
Finger Eleven is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Dance-punk, Grunge

49
264 259
Alien Ant Farm is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Rapcore

50
244 239
Saliva is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Rapcore