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What Are The Best Modern Metal Bands?

what are the best modern metal bands that arnt all totally screaming ex. killswitch engage.

32 responses to “What Are The Best Modern Metal Bands?”

  1. tree unit says:

    mushroomhead
    disturbed
    slipknot
    mudvayne

  2. iKnow says:

    In Flames
    All That Remains
    Soilwork
    Bullet For My Valentine
    Diecast
    Disarmonia Mundi
    Ill Nino
    Shadows Fall
    36 Crazyfists

  3. peacexka says:

    Deathklok
    Ristvak Bien
    Slipknot
    Along those lines

  4. Skittles says:

    Nightwish

  5. falldown says:

    Bullet for my Valentine
    Killswitch Engage
    Parkway Drive
    All That Remains
    As I Lay Dying
    Diecast
    Lamb of God
    Shadows Fall
    Chimaira
    August Burns Red
    Avenged Sevenfold

  6. stiggles says:

    wow mudvayne isnt metal anymore at all

    but anyways, here are a few

    parkway drive
    lamb of god
    all that remains
    the devil wears prada
    august burns red
    stick to your guns
    shadows fall
    killswitch engage
    at times a day to remember can be super heavy
    children of bodom, thats just a few tho

  7. Lucis says:

    decaitated
    Gojira
    Cynic
    Anata
    wintersun
    just to name a few, of course it all depends on what we call “modern”, as in present day, or something that contemporary, those mentioned above would fit the first sense, but something that very “contemporary” very “experimental” you’d have to consider bands like
    Cynic,
    Anata,
    The faceless
    Daath (the hindereders, and futility)
    Gordian knot
    spastic ink
    blotted science, (anything with Ron Jarzombek really)
    Augury
    really anything that really brings something forward, that really re-defines the whole concept of that genre music, thats just to mention a few of my favorites, i know i left many many out

  8. Me says:

    Avenged Sevnfold
    Bullet for my Valentine
    Disturbed
    Linkin Park (when they were metal)
    Dream Theatre
    Rise Against
    Shinedown

  9. bobthekitty says:

    Definitely try listening to Early Man
    The song “War Eagle” sounds like 80s metal but was released in 2005

  10. Dave says:

    first off, if you think these bands are metal:bullet for my valentine, linkin park, rise against or shinedown are even close to metal

    YOU”RE A TOTAL DIPSH*T!!!!!!

    Lamb of God
    Shadows Fall
    Killswitch Engage
    Mastadon
    August Burns Red
    Arch Enemy
    All That Remains
    Behemoth
    Mastadon
    At The Gates
    Sepultura
    Atreyu
    Slayer

    That’s Metal. I know people are gonna say that those other bands are metal but really… they’re not at all. That’s what fans of true metal call “pop metal”

    Basically guys who don’t have the skill level that it takes to be in a true heavy metal band start pop metal bands. Such crap.

  11. Mike says:

    All That Remains, Unearth, Shadows Fall, The Autumn Offering, Bullet For My Valentine, As I Lay Dying, It Dies Today, Cataract, A7X

  12. Tyler says:

    Wow… Linkin Park was never metal dude. Rap rock at its finest though. At least it was. Try Lamb of God or if your not that into screaming maybe Avenged Sevenfold or Disturbed. Also give a look to Demon Hunter. They are good. And if your into Swedish melo-deth, try Scar Symmetry.

  13. Lovebum says:

    @Dave: Bullet For My Valentine has thrash metal elements. Doesn’t make them good in any way, but there’s no denying they’ve been listening to a lot of 80s metal.

    Best modern metal:
    In Flames (always blending modern sounds with classic riffage)
    August Burns Red (best breakdownage around, also refreshing metalcore)
    Deftones (dystopic and atmospheric, what’s not to love?)
    Misery Signals (best hardcore influenced metal around, no competition here)
    Caliban (great popish metal, more interesting than Killswitch Engage)
    Between the Buried and Me (they blend everything, are technically proficient and fun to listen to)
    Cult of Luna (seriously heavy tundracore or whatever…give ‘em a listen, ISIS is dead, so they don’t make this list)
    Meshuggah (timesignaturecore at its best, seriously heavy guitar riffage)
    Protest the Hero (ridiculously fun band)
    Mastodon (clever songwriting, intriguing concepts, pure love)

    Plenty of other good bands out there, but these 10 top the bill for consistent awesomeness. Other ridiculously underrated bands are: Conducting From the Grave, Within the Ruins, Circle of Contempt, Born of Osiris, Becoming the Archetype, Anterior, It Prevails, Poison the Well, Textures, This or the Apocalypse, The Crimson Armada etc etc…

  14. nikkolas gage says:

    Holy Grail
    Evile
    Warbringer
    Toxic Holocaust
    Violator
    SSS
    Municipal Waste
    White Wizzard
    Gama Bomb

  15. NOneya Business says:

    Half of those people said arent true heavy metal they are like Screamo/Hard Rock/Death Metal/I-dont-give-a-crap-what-its-really-called-its-not-heavy-metal

  16. jun says:

    According to Wikipedia there are no modern heavy metals, because I think the newest of the heavy metal band was back from 80’s so we can’t call that modern.

    Now most of the mentioned above where actually metal, it’s just that they are a sub genre of heavy metal.

    And they are known as Metalcore bands such as:
    Bullet for My Valentine
    Killswitch Engage,
    All That Remains,
    Shadows Fall,
    Unearth,
    Trivium,
    Bleeding Through
    Atreyu
    The Devil Wears Prada

    Aside from metalcore we also have a genre known as nu metal and to name a few:
    4Lyn
    Crazy Town
    Disturbed
    Drowning Pool
    Godsmack
    Korn
    Limp Bizkit
    Linkin Park
    POD
    Rage Against the Machine
    Slipknot
    System of a Down
    Thousand Foot Krutch

    My favorite of course is heavy metal but there are no modern bands on it so i can’t suggest any but if you’re looking for a realistic modern heavy metal sound i recommend:
    Darkness album Permission to Land on 2003.

  17. Julien says:

    Jun, what the fuck are you talking about, no heavy metal modern bands ??

    Go listen to Evile, tell me they aren’t heavy metal. Same with Anonymus.

    Oh and the Darkness’ album Permission to land was sure a good album from a good band, but sounded nowhere near heavy metal. Rock N’ Roll or hard Rock, yes, heavy metal, hell no.

  18. Josh says:

    I think some great metal bands would consist of

    Haste The Day
    August Burns Red
    Killswitch Engage
    The Devil Wears Prada
    Threat Signal
    Whitechapel (although i’d consider them more deathcore)
    A Day To Remember has some pretty good songs
    All That Remains
    As I Lay Dying
    Blessthefall
    Demon Hunter
    It Dies Today
    Mastodon
    Of Mice & Men
    Shadows Fall
    Terror

    Theres plenty other bands but thats a good amount i’d say.

  19. Dean says:

    DEVILDRIVER!

  20. shastamania says:

    Bullet For My Valentine
    All That Remains
    Disturbed
    Killswitch Engage
    Five Finger Death Punch
    Avenged Sevenfold
    Drowning pool
    Trivium
    As I Lay Dying

  21. Shredder801 says:

    Unearth, solid

  22. Shut The Fuck Up. says:

    CRADLE OF FILTH

  23. ChibiNinjaz says:

    Black Veil Brides
    Escape The Fate
    A Day To Remember
    Asking Alexandria
    Blessthefall
    Avenged Sevenfold
    Bullet For My Valentine
    Atreyu

  24. Luke says:

    Metal I’d say:
    1.Parkway Drive
    2.I Killed The Prom Queen
    3.All That Remains
    4.As I Lay Dying
    5.Bullet For My Valentine
    6.Breaking Benjamin
    7.Slipknot
    8.Sleep Serapis Sleep
    9.Bleeding Through
    10.Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

    More deathcore based I’d say:
    1.Job For A Cowboy
    1.Thy Art Is Murder (Cause they’re both insane!)
    2.White Chapel
    3.Black Dahlia Murder
    4.Born Of Osiris
    5.Carnifex
    6.The Red Shore
    7.I Declare War
    8.My Autumn
    9.Oceano
    10.Suicide Silence

  25. tristan says:

    NOTHINGFACE

  26. Tom says:

    System of a Down
    Slipknot
    All That Remains

  27. Tom says:

    and Avenged Sevenfold

  28. Melvin says:

    I think the best modern heavy metal in this era is…….
    Bullet For My Valentine
    In Flames
    Nightwish
    Slipknot
    As I Lay Dying
    Children of Bodom
    Alter Bridge
    Korn
    System of A Down
    Linkin Park

  29. fleck0 says:

    Not heavy metal!? In the words of Rob Halford “…it doesn’t matter if it’s nu-metal, death metal,thrash metal etc, it’s all HEAVY FUCKING METAL!”

    Speaking of which, I totally agree with Dean, DEVILDRIVER \m/

  30. fleck0 says:

    Also, check out Bloodsimple.

  31. butters says:

    wowowowowow

    Avenged Sevenflod isnt metal there wannabes

    All that remains
    Whitechapel
    Winds of plague
    Your memorial
    Motionless in white
    All shall perish
    Parkway drive
    Heaven shall burn
    Vanna
    Tides of virtue
    Dream on dreame
    Like moths into flames
    Miss may I
    As blood runs black
    Slipknot
    you guys call yourself metal fans well if you are you would have said some of these bands

  32. Mike says:

    Five Finger Death Punch
    Disturbed
    Killswitch Engage
    All That Remains
    Avenged Sevenfold
    Trivium
    Mastodon

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