Bands Most Often Confused With Death Metal Bands

technicalbrutaldeath
Basically these are the bands that all the little kiddies like to refer to as death metal. Although I could fill this list with deathcore bands there's also a second part to this. The LESS SIMILAR A band is (as well as still confusing a large volume of people. ) to death metal the higher on the list.

So say if a band like "The Jackson 5" were to be confused with death metal regularly they would/should top the list.

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1SlipknotSlipknot is a Nu Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa . The band released their first album in 1999 and was well received by critics and fans. The group gained success after the release of their second studio album, "Iowa". ...read more.

I don't understand it... there's rapping, A turntable, disturbed style singing, simplistic repeditive chugging, simplistic drum patterns and pop punk styled harsh vocals.

To be fair they are A nu metal band (A rather typical one. ) and being A nu metal band these features MAKE SENSE but don't confuse them with A death metal band. - technicalbrutaldeath

Their first release, Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. , has some elements of death metal. But other than that they're a complete nu metal band.

2Lamb of GodLamb of God is an American heavy metal band from Richmond, Virginia. Formed in 1994, the group consists of vocalist Randy Blythe, guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler, bassist John Campbell, and drummer Chris Adler.

These guys are the worst. At the end of the 1990s the BAND MEMEBERS themselves tried to throw out there that they were A Death metal band... and at the start of the 2000s went on A tour in support of this "fact." The ironic thing is this time period is the time they chose to switch from GROOVE METAL to METALCORE, clever huh?

I again don't understand how you could confuse the two. Simplistic groove metal styled chugging riffs, saturated with metalcore breakdowns, some of the most overly simple drumming (I could compare them to A glam band. ) and A vocalist who can't actually growl on the CDs... and LIVE he doesn't even ATTEMPT to growl but instead results to shouting. - technicalbrutaldeath

3SlayerSlayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King.

No these guys are not horrible musicans and most certainly have some complex songs but as A thrash metal band UNSURPRISINGLY sound like A THRASH METAL BAND.

Unlike death metal Slayer's music sounds almost completely like hardcore punk (drums, riffs, speed of vocals/vocal patterns. ) and like A lot of Thrash bands the only thing really keeping them as A metal band is the complexity of the music, the heavier guitar riffs and the structure of the songs in general (which is actually quite different to hardcore punk. )

SOME of their songs sound less like hardcore punk than others... for example the SONG "raining blood" bares some similarity to death metal (the tremolo picking on the lower notes mainly. )

This band still remains as one of the most constant offenders (unintentionally or not we can never know. ) - technicalbrutaldeath

4Avenged SevenfoldAvenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal/metalcore (early) band, that was formed 1999 in California . Their longest lineup of members was M . Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums) . ...read more.

Their first few albums were the only albums that bared any resemblance to HEAVY METAL let alone Death metal. They started their career as A melodic metalcore band (which is obviously influence by Melodic death metal. ) but even then they still didn't sound that similar to Melodic death metal (especially for A melodic metalcore band. )

How this band still is confused for A death metal band is beyond me. - technicalbrutaldeath

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5Protest the Hero

Another Melodic metalcore band... to be fair to these guys they do show A decent level of Musicanship but again don't actually sound really similar to Melodic death metal. They sound more like A pop punk band mixed with Neo-classical metal and iron maiden. - technicalbrutaldeath

6All That Remains

Ah So many Melodic metalcore bands will fill this list by the end of it, same as the previous ones EXCEPT this band shares more similarities than the others with genres like hardcore punk and nu metal (although they still contain A resonable level of musicianship for A metalcore band. ) - technicalbrutaldeath

7Black Veil BridesBlack Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. ...read more.

This one sounds like a group of occult practising brides.

The only bad band in the top 10. BVB all deserve to die, yes, but why would someone even BEGIN to label them as death metal? That is blasphemy and dishonor to death metal! - headlokband777

8DisturbedDisturbed is an American heavy metal band from Chicago, Illinois. The band comprises vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren.V1 Comment
9As I Lay DyingAs I Lay Dying is an American metalcore band from San Diego, California. Founded in 2000 by vocalist Tim Lambesis, the establishment of the band's first full lineup, which included drummer Jordan Mancino, occurred in 2001. As I Lay Dying has released six albums, one split album, and two compilation ...read more.

Sometimes they get mistaken for melodic death metal

10Austrian Death Machine

I added this because this band was made by A member of AS I LAY DYING... another band considered to be A death metal band. This band sounds even less similar to Death metal (and listening to their music I'm confused as to how even the thickest among us would confuse them with A metal band. ) - technicalbrutaldeath

The Contenders

11Bring Me The HorizonBring Me the Horizon are a British rock band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2004, the group currently consists of vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls, and keyboardist Jordan Fish. They are signed to RCA Records globally and Columbia Records exclusively ...read more.
12Suicide SilenceSuicide Silence is an American deathcore band from Riverside, California. Formed in 2002, the band has released four full-length studio albums, one EP and eleven music videos.
13Hatebreed
14The Juliet Massacre
15I Killed the Prom Queen
16Emmure
17Rings of Saturn
18WhitechapelWhitechapel is an American deathcore band from Knoxville, Tennessee. The band is named after the Whitechapel district in East London, England, referencing the series of murders committed by Jack the Ripper.
19CarnifexCarnifex is an American deathcore band from San Diego, California. Formed in 2005, they are currently signed to Nuclear Blast after having been signed to Victory Records and have released five full-length albums and one EP. The name of the band is derived from the Latin: carnifex, meaning "butcher" ...read more.
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