#1
Before you read, please respect my opinions and do not comment on my likes or dislikes, this is only for suggestions.

Who are some bands that fit these requirements:
-hard rock/light metal
-maybe an occasional scream or growl, NOT ALL THE TIME
-at least an okay singer with a non-annoying voice
-decently popular
-modern (still make albums)

some bands i like (based 1-5, 5 being best)
5 - breaking benjamin
4 - alter bridge, chevelle
3 - avenged sevenfold, seether, three days grace
2 - alice in chains, metallica, shadows fall, shinedown
1 - bullet for my valentine, red, staind

i don't like:
anything with rap or screamo
bands that are way too overly-popular (nickelback, creed)
bands with singers that have an annoying voice (guns n' roses, papa roach)
bands whose songs all sound the same (disturbed, godsmack)
"weird" bands (system of a down)

thanks for reading.
#2
10 years is pretty good and fit your criteria.
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#4
Check out 'Three'

http://www.myspace.com/officialbandthree

They might be a bit dark and not 'rock' enough for your tastes but it's always nice to mix it up.
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#5
I would've recommended Rage Against the Machine until you said no rap, I really think you would like them.

You'll definitely like Tool though. Judging by you're music tastes start with their early 90's stuff and move on chronologically there.

Days of the New is a great band too, but the guitars are all acoustic(it's not slow music at all though, check out Shelf in the Room and Touch, Peel, and Stand on Youtube to get an idea of what they sound like).

Candlebox is another great band that you will like, check out their singles on Youtube first but get their whole self-titled.

Grab Make Yourself by Incubus too. If you don't mind underground stuff In Absentia and Deadwing by Porcupine are great hard rock albums. It'll probably take awhile to get into though, due to all the prog elements which you don't seem to be used to judging by the bands you listed.

Oh and Core by Stone Temple Pilots is one my personal favorite albums of all time and fits your criteria almost exactly. Grab Purple too while you're at it.

More recommendations: Nirvana, Soundgarden, Drowning Pool, Screaming Trees, The Offspring, A Perfect Circle, Live, Gin Blossoms, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Red Hot Chili Peppers.

edit: Shit how could I forget Deftones. Definitely one of the best modern bands around.
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#6
i like alot of the bands that have been listed, i didn't mention them though because they do not fit one or more of the requirements i listed. i do not only listen to one type of music, i am just looking for bands in this genre.
#7
Quote by zackk
10 years is pretty good and fit your criteria.


I second this highly. 10 Years is one of the last few unique alt-metal bands out there, and they're one of my favorite bands. 'The Autumn Effect', 'Killing All That Holds You', and 'Division' are some albums to start at, and they just released a song called 'Shoot It Out'....they've got Chevelle-esque vibes, but with alot more melodies and their vocalist is simply incredible. I'd also recommend A Perfect Circle, specifically the album 'Mer de Noms'. Very similar to 10 Years and Chevelle; in fact, APC was probably a direct influence on those bands, and it involves the singer from Tool. Deftones is another great band in your alley; the album (and song) 'Diamond Eyes' is some of the heaviest music I've ever heard. 'My Own Summer' is another great Deftones song to start off with; that initial riff is just orgasmic.
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#8
does 10 Years have any heavier stuff? the only songs i've heard are "Wasteland" "So Long, Good Bye" and "Beautiful". i like these songs but i was just wondering.
#9
Tool.

Look up the song Aenima, if you don't like that then don't bother. It's a good sampling of what the band's about.
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does 10 Years have any heavier stuff? the only songs i've heard are "Wasteland" "So Long, Good Bye" and "Beautiful". i like these songs but i was just wondering.


Absolutely. 'Killing All That Holds You' is hard to find, but if you go to Youtube, some songs that I dig are R.E.S.T., Seven, At A Loss, and All White. They still retain the 10 Years melody but it's alot heavier than, say, songs from 'Division'. In fact, check out some of their non-singles, as those tend to be much better than the 10 Years songs you hear on the radio. Empires, Paralyzing Kings, Half Life, The Recipe, and Fault Line are where it's at if you want their heavier shtuff. They've also got a song called 'Shoot It Out' that just got released from their upcoming album, and that's definitely worth a listen as well.

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Tool.

Look up the song Aenima, if you don't like that then don't bother. It's a good sampling of what the band's about.


This. I'd also suggest Vicarious, Parabola, and Sober. It took me awhile to appreciate Tool, but I slowly began to notice the definitive melodies and complexities within. Same with A Perfect Circle; Pet, Weak and Powerless, and The Outsider are some great songs to start with
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#11
ok, i will definitely check out some of the 10 Years you mentioned. i've heard tool and apc before and while they aren't my favorite bands, i still somewhat like them.
#13
I know i am gonna catch hell for suggesting this band but actually Fozzy is a really good band...they get overlooked because people think Chris Jericho is just a wrestler but really he has a great metal voice and their last album Chasing the Grail was really cool
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#14
In addition to Fozzy, I want to recommend this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyyTuEws9Os
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#19
I recommend the following of the top of my head: Screaming Trees, Helmet, Audioslave, A Perfect Circle, Tool, Candelbox, Primus, Nirvana, Kyuss, 10 years, Deftones, early Korn, Jesu, Lo-Pro, early RHCP's, Filter, White Stripes, NIN, Ministry, White Zombie/Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Ours, early Smashing Pumpkins, Queens of the Stoneage, Janes addiction, Vast, Lamb of God, kings of Leon, Prong, Porno for Pyros, Social Distortion, Porcupine Tree, My Bloody Valentine, The Police....etc.
#22
It depends on whether or not you find Matthew Bellamy's voice annoying, but I'd highly recommend the Origin of Symmetry album by Muse.
#23
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It depends on whether or not you find Matthew Bellamy's voice annoying, but I'd highly recommend the Origin of Symmetry album by Muse.


+1 Origin will change the way you look at a lot of music. The last track is mind blowing
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you sound way to selective you should open your eyes to other types of music


I agree completely.
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+1 Origin will change the way you look at a lot of music. The last track is mind blowing


Futurism?
#28
ISIS recently split up but definitely worth listening to

Try Hall of the Dead as a taster song
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