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

2
1,950 765
Slipknot is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Groove metal, Rapcore

3
1,592 635
System of a Down is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Progressive metal, Rock music

4
1,315 569
Deftones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

5
1,239 573
Disturbed is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Metalcore

6
1,415 718
Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

7
1,011 541
Mudvayne is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

8
839 448
Static‐X is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Industrial metal

9
1,101 687
Ill Niño is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Latin metal, Groove metal

10
775 459
Stone Sour is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

11
678 391
Godsmack is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Groove metal, Rock music

12
728 427
Staind is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Heavy metal, Modern rock

13
783 468
Sevendust is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Industrial metal, Heavy metal

14
755 456
P.O.D. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

15
721 437
Papa Roach is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Emo

16
519 292
Coal Chamber is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Industrial metal, Rock music

17
963 615
Limp Bizkit is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore

18
582 341
Drowning Pool is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

19
575 337
Soulfly is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

20
796 500
Five Finger Death Punch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

21
589 352
Chevelle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Progressive metal, Rock music

22
564 335
Machine Head is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

23
586 363
Incubus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Experimental rock

24
608 383
Breaking Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Heavy metal, Post-grunge

25
653 426
Three Days Grace is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

26
429 253
Sepultura is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Heavy metal, Extreme metal

27
411 242
Nonpoint is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Latin metal, Groove metal

28
554 354
Rob Zombie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Horror punk, Noise rock, Nu metal

29
389 265
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
327 222
In Flames is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Melodic death metal, Metalcore

31
450 335
Seether is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

32
418 313
Mushroomhead is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Doom metal, Nu metal, Electro-industrial

33
333 242
Taproot is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rapcore, Rap metal

34
338 249
Spineshank is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Industrial metal, Rock music

35
385 301
Powerman 5000 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Industrial rock

36
133 69
Cold is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nikki DiNardo added Nu metal, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

37
348 283
Flyleaf is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

38
410 348
Shinedown is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

39
245 195
Dope is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Industrial metal, Rock music

40
281 235
Adema is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Post-grunge

41
278 233
Kittie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

42
250 204
DevilDriver is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

43
282 244
Hellyeah is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal

44
190 155
Flaw is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Alternative rock, Alternative metal

45
316 294
Skillet is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge

46
213 188
Chimaira is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

47
258 246
Trapt is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Post-grunge

48
262 253
Alien Ant Farm is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Rock music, Rapcore

49
256 248
Finger Eleven is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Dance-punk, Grunge

50
197 187
36 Crazyfists is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Nu Metal Bands
Nu metal, Groove metal, Emo