|top 55 Alternative and Nu metal albums|
My top 55 alt and nu metal albums ranked, if you disagree just argue without being a know it all douchebag, it would be great.
Voodoo for fun and profit
So underrated that i'm the only one that rated it
A mixture of alternative, industrial and melodic death metal, pretty unique.
Independent Worm Saloon
Psychedelic, experimental, it's like listening to LSD.
alternative and progressive combined together in an atmospheric and solid release.
a great nu metal release with electronic elements
Self Destructive Pattern
heavy riffs, industrial sound, growls alternated to clean vocals in an energetic overlooked album
Stoner and blues rock with an huge alternative metal component
|48||The Butterfly Effect|
Final Conversation of Kings
Lots of progressive elements in this elegant album
The Plague That Makes Your Booty Move
Mike Muir's side band contains awesome funk riffs and Rob Trujillo's best performance ever
Deaf Dumb Blind
Rap metal with heavy groovy riffs and political lyrics
Max changed completely the thrashy sound of early Sepultura into a groovy and heavy Nu metal with tribal elements
The Sound of Madness
while this band is mainstream this album is undeniably a great releas without any filler
Short Wave on a Cold Day
No one else changed their sound as much as Thought industry. While their debut is still my favorite their last release is a great interesting experiment with indie sound and softer riffs
The closest alternative to tool,even better than a perfect circle
Proud Like A God
Nu metal with punk and reggae elements, Sandra Nasic is one of the best frontwomen in recent years
an overlooked pearl that deserves much more attention, really talented singer and great use of the keyboards
R.I.P. Lynn Strait
Alternative with a more futuristic sound
|37||One Minute Silence|
Buy Now...Saved Later
Nanother underrated nu metal release, much more influential than many well known bands
The Autumn Effect
Wastelands is pretty much amazing
One of the most influential album in the alternative genre, some tracks are pretty dark too
avant garde alternative at it's finest, you can find funk, dance, pop, and even thrash metal
one of the most depressing and hopeless albums ever, alternative with goth elements
A Nu and metalcore fusion with a bit of hardcore, another underrated unknown gem, not even a filler
energetic nu metal with Pantera like riffs, worth listening
|30||Maximum the Hormone|
one of the weirdest band in the list, MtH combines various genres to heavier sound and with original fucked up vocals
Klayton's one man band shines to combine heavy guitar riffs to electronic music
Miles Kennedy is one of the best modern vocalist ever
|27||Dry Kill Logic|
The Darker Side Of Nonsense
While most of the lyrics are pretty childish, this album is pure entertainment, every single song is pure energy and rage with even some ballads. (is it me or "rot" sounds like apissed off version of Wannabe?
Les Claypool is arguably one of the best bassists ever,though his music is not accessible to everyone. A strange, experimental,funky, creepy and sometimes funny album.
Soundtrack to Your Escape
In flames experimented adding alternative elements and an overall darkest and claustrophobic atmosphere to their gothemburg sound.
Wisconsin Death Trip
R.I.P. Wayne. his industrial sound and voice were unique
overlooked even by disturbed fans, their second release is softer and less "nu"compared to the debut but contains better songwriting, introspection and variety
Figure Number Five
Another gothemburg band changing their sound for one album. Strid's vocals are awesome like always and every track is worth listening, distortion sleep is among their best works and departure plan is a great emotional ballad
the next 2 albums are so weird that they can't even belong to a genre, their debute is a morbid,trippy strange and fucked up funk alternative experiment.
Interviewer:what genre is this?
Mike Patton: yes.
Beyond Hell/Above Heaven
Poulsen's voice recalls a mixture of Elvis and Johhny Cash combines with various genres such as rockabilly, punk, metal,country, hard rock and blues
|19||Pain of Salvation|
PoS decided to mix their inimitable progressive sound to nu metal, the result is one of the weirdest things ever. when you write a prog dance nu experimental song you re undeniably a genius.
dirty sound, heavy riffs and harsh vocals perfectly combines to soft spanish style music
|17||Dir En Grey|
best metal album from japan, dark experimental sound and crazy vocals and talented musicians
R.I.P. Matt Bennett
one of the angriest albums in nu metal, political and satyrical lyrics filled with hate and anger.
Alternative metal with a punk industrial sound, love also the sarcastic but still filled with hatred lyrics.
|14||Rage Against The Machine|
Rage Against The Machine
the pioneers of Rap and funk metal, one of the most influential (musically and politically) bands in the genre
|13||System of a Down|
the most original sounding band beloved by mainstream audience. Toxicity contains some of the best songs by soad and combines perfectly heavy parts and softer ones with armenian music style
R.I.P. Chris Cornell
yes, i prefer this one to superunknown, it's heavier, more unique and every song is great, chris had an unique vocal range
really unique for it,s time, nu metal and funk combined to a progressive sound, really fun to listen, every track is gold
While Lateralus is one of my favorite albums ever it,s entirely a prog album, aenima is still alternative, though through the years tool managed to create their own genre
|9||Fair to Midland|
Fables From a Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times is True
Describing this album is hard, it's like a journey through symbolic fables and fantastic atmosphere. Darroh is one of the most talented frontmen ever.
|8||Alice in Chains|
morbid, dark and depressing, this album will tear you apart
|7||Faith No More|
Mike Patton experiments again with one one of the most iconic and unique albums ever
demanufacture is one of the best albums ever but with obsolete FF started combining their industrial death metal sound to nu and altrernative metal, while most of the album is really heavy there are some emotionally depressing tracks
often considered one of the best nu metal albums ever, WP contains some of the most atmospheric and original material in the genre, the hallucinating and dark atmosphere gives the goosebumps
the debut by the pioneers of the nu metal, disturbing, angry, dirty, vulgar and influenced musical panorama for a decade
Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses
some will disagree with this choice but i find it to be their most mature album both musically and lyrically, plus they managed to explore various genres and evolved, imo one of the best modern metal releases ever
|2||dog fashion disco|
the most experimental album in the list, dfd fused alternative metal to literally ANY genre, all filled with a dark and schizoid atmosphere, darkest days is one of my favorite songs ever
My favorite nu metal albums ever, emotionally struggling, heavy, proggy, the atmospheres are psychedelic, depressingand dark, the lyrics depicts devastated minds, drug abuse, anger, madness and the music contains some of the best basslines ever and heavy riffs combined to prog elements