Worst Metal Bands of All Time

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1Limp Bizkit

Fred Durst is a guy that makes deliberate mistakes. I have no idea why they were considered metal. I'm glad that they moved to Lil Wayne's record label. Brokencyde are worse but they are not considered metal, they're crunkcore.

Ya I think Limp Bizkit should be first, the first 30 seconds to 9 teen 90 nine was good then it just... Well what do you even call that? I can see what they were trying to do but rap and metal are kind of an odd combination.

LIMP BIZKIT IS NUMBER 1? My favorite rock band, Brokencyde should be the first. - 05yusuf09

Yeah right. These guys are okay but their not terrible

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2Black Veil Brides

I don't think that are a bad band at all, I just don't think they are the best band. I've heard worse. The only thing that annoys me are all the Andy fan girls who think he is good looking, He is probably the least talented member of the band, That guitarist is pretty good, He's not Hendrix, Slash or Jimmy Page or whatever but he's good. Just like that drummer is good, He's not the Rev, Dave Grohl or Mike Portnoy but he's good. Just like this band is not Metallica or Iron Maiden but they are good. They're just different, And this is coming from someone who used to hate the band with a passion, I finally decided to give they're stuff a listen and I quite liked some of they're stuff. To conclude they aren't the best by far but they also aren't the worst by far.

Black Veil Brides suck so much they're not even cool enough for me to give them the initials BVB. They're overrated and only one of them is a girl (must be gay). Plus they wear retarded elaborate outfits that make children either laugh till they die or run away screaming. If you have any dignity, DON'T LISTEN TO BLACK VEIL BRIDES!

These guys are quite terrible. Boring vocals, boring music, stupid outfit, boring everything. These guys are really bad, and the fact that so many people that like them is disappointing.

This guys look like they worship the devil they are rapist to

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3Linkin Park

LINKIN PARK IS NO LONGER METAL! But they are still an amazing band. Respect to them for changing, but its time to rock again. Always love them

I honestly hate the fact that they aren't metal anymore. It's like they completely lost touch with their roots. I grew up on nu metal and thrash metal, and Linkin Park's Hybrid Theory was one of the best albums I've ever heard. After Minutes to Midnight, however, they went downhill. What happened to Linkin Park? - MetalFoREVer1228

Change the title into "Best Metal Bands of All Time" and there, Linkin Park is the Best Nu-Metal! Even though they've changed I still loved them!

Linkin Park is kinda stupid

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4Bring Me the Horizon

Atrocious vocals, sound that's barely qualifiable as music, practically meaningless lyrics, douchebag band members, and a retarded fanbase that can rival that of Justin Bieber and One Direction combined is a recipe for one of the worst bands ever formed (not just in Metal).

Well, I have to give it to them, they were good, then they put out stuff like Drown. I mean, Count Your Blessings and Suicide Season were great. What happened?

Their first 3 albums might be good, but now they suck. And I loved them...

No way. this isn't metal at all - gemcloben

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5Marilyn Manson

What Marilyn manson shouldn't be on this list he his such a great singer and honestly smarter than all of you combined so this list it crap - stephieswag

He's Industrial Metal, which is far from average metal. It's just to different for people to relate - mr_crossover27

How is Marilyn Manson crap you don't know music

Now you people are just being mean.

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Is Nickelback even metal? No. Who put Lamb of God and Avenged Sevenfold on here? At least they have talent.

Linkin Park, at 1st? WAKE UP PEOPLE! Nickelback should be the at the 1st. Linkin Park shouldn't be here. Posers like Pierce The Veil, Sleeping With Sirens and Asking Alexandria should be in HERE, not Linkin Park, Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold, Metallica, and Lamb of God, 'cause these bands are real MUSIC!

Nickelback is just bad. The vocals are monotonous, the guitars are long-drawn out, and not to mention the songs, althought having little meaning, wear on your mind and bore you to death over time.

Not metal at all.

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Poison has to be the first band that comes to my head when I think of commercial crap, pre fabricated, bull. I quit listening to metal long ago because of crap such as that and how the whole genre had become nothing but monkey see, monkey do.

Not the whole genre, only the poser metal segment but glam metal crap gave metal a bad name. - Metal_Treasure

The 2 sub-genres that destroyed metal were glam an nu-metal - gemcloben

Brett Michaels is a drama queen

Poison is awesome who ever don't like this band get a life

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I can't bear seeing all of these great bands on this list (pun only slightly intended)

Nightwish, epica, evanescence, within temptation are better metal bands fronted be girls than this bull, this aren't deathcore, carnifex and whitechapel are better deathcore

Hard to say this but because they looked like Black metal or Deathcore kinda thing when I saw them. But they aren't really a metal band. RIP IWRESTLEDABEARONCE - Dark_Revival

No, you guys never wrestled a bear.

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Fake tough guy hardcore makes me want to vomit.

Why is Judas Priest on this list? Anyway Emmure blah! I like Nu metal, I like some death metal, and even viking metal but I can't stomach whatever the hell kind of metal emmure supposedly is. They are not good the singer barely does anything but says blaah for like 2 minutes says a word then blaah again... I just saved you a whole Emmure ticket. I mean in death metal there are some crazy weird growls but they play real instruments instead of a stupid computer or whatever they use in emmure. They are just a bad band! Well maybe not in this day and age because these days less real instruments you play the better a muscian you are. Makes a lot of sense right? Thanks Emmure for destrying whatever metal we have left

Terrible. Just terrible. It's the absolute worst thing ever when bands pretend to be something they're not. Emmure try to be heavy and hardcore, but really come across as wannabes. Awful vocals also.

Everything that makes Limp Bizkit awful, but about 10 times worse.

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10Avenged Sevenfold

Avenged Sevenfold is 4th place for best metal band of all time but 6th plave for worst metal band of all time - that doesn't make sense at al, I mean come on what nonsense!

Funny how people hate these guys just because they're overrated. Laugh out loud! It's also funny how they're on the Best Metal Bands list - MetalFoREVer1228

I think A7x can go to the top worst metal bands of all times.I sure they will improve their skills.Synyster Gates can imprve his lead guitarist skill.M.Shadow has a good and same voices with metals songs.I sure they can get award of best heavy metals band this year.Avenged Sevenfold!

What the hell?! A7X is one of the best metal bands­čś│

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The Newcomers


Worst band, with worst lyrics. Very dumb.


Horrible, a disgrace to death metal. They're huge posers, and all their songs are the same. The uncleans are lazy and boring. Their lyrical content is disgusting and thoughtless. Doesn't sounds brutal it just sounds like garbage.

The Contenders


I voted for this band as it is not even metal. I mean Lamb of God, Cradle of Filth, Skid Row, hell all these bands could at least be considered as metal. But just listen to Brokencyde. There are hardly any elements in their music that even resembles metal. The closest thing that even makes them resemble metal is the screamed vocals, and they are still done in the wrong technique.

Why Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park are on this here? This band definitely number 1. - 05yusuf09

Not even metal. But even then. When I think of bands that suck, BrokeNCYDE comes to mind. Them and Blood on the Dance Floor.

It's not metal, but to be honest I pretty much like all the actual metal bands they put on here. So I picked this one.

Worser than limp bizkit and all the bands than is in the list

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12Hollywood Undead

Metal and rap should never be together, just like peanut butter and ketchup

Tell that to Rage Against the Machine, but yeah Hollywood Undead sucks.

Bunch of wannabe gangsters...

I don't understand why they are compared to Linkin Park. LP has talent, and say what you want, but they're not posers. Hollywood Undead might be the worst band ever. Crappy music, crappy look, it's the complete package of what bad bands should be like. I saw "Swan Songs" cover and thought they were like those bank robbers from the beginning of the Dark Knight movie. So, I thought theyd be cool. Nope. Never been more wrong in my life. Listen to real music like Linkin Park, or even From Ashes to New. WAY better.

This is the worst "metal" band I know. Don't combine metal with rap!

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Should be number 1, Limp Bizkit is better. Stupid masked maggots, Slipknot is horrible, they are suck, this band is horrible and terrible. Corey Taylor is the most swearing singer in the world. This guy is disgusting. Stupid masks, disgusting voice, awful music and worst metal band of all time.

Slipknot and Iowa are the most douchebag albums. Really disgusting!

Laugh out loud, I love how many bands on this list are also on the list "Best Metal Bands of All Time". :D

How the hell is slipknot on this list like come on they rock!

Slip not is awful they look like murderers

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14Waking the Cadaver

This band is awful. I'm a fan of brutal music, but no. Their music is just bad. Not to mention that in their first album, the drummer was terrible. He couldn't keep a beat if his life depended on it. Their second album is a big improvement but it still sounds terrible. They are the worst deathcore band in existence - MetalFoREVer1228

I can comprehend death metal vocals just fine, but waking the cadaver is incomprehensible. Not to mention the drummer can't play

Their debut album is worse than anything any band in the top ten has ever done


I actually like some of their music. And of course they don't care about metal, they just do whatever their producers tell them to do. It's not their fault, it's actually quite sad. It was probably the producers' idea for them to open Lady GaGa's concert. In fact, they didn't know what metal was before they entered the group. All in all, they're catchy, but not really my idea of metal. Not the worst though, and it doesn't deserve the top 5.

I agree on most of this. I like some of their songs but they just don't fit in with death metal or just plain metal. I mean really they are not even close to metal for that matter. This is only my opinion so no one get offended.

It's a gimmick. There's something wrong with what they do - they call themselves metal but hey, they are an opening act for Lady Gaga!!!
There's no metal band in the world to agree on touring with Lady Gaga! Babymetal just use metal music for other purposes (mainstream popularity outside metal).
This whole thing is quite controversial and I don't like it. Obviously they don't care about metal and the values of the metal community. - Metal_Treasure

This is the worst band I've ever heard.

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Dude who ever put this on here can go to HELL AND BURN FIR THE REST OF TIME!

To the person who put this on the list, I have guards and I shall hunt you down and when I find you I will sue you and then kill you and feed you to wolves IN THE NAME OF Metallica!

People soon need to realize these guys aren't that amazing. I mean, they got some amazing tracks. But a lot of terrible ones on top of that. - IronMainiac666

Lars Ulrich is a disgrace to drumming.

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I might just quit my job, and make it my full time profession warning people against this band. They are so bad, the have the potential to ruin music forever. Even the earliest tribal beats, the music of Motzart, the sounds of the Beatles, will all be eclipsed under the umbrella term of music - that thing that Attila ruined, and no one wants to hear sounds anymore. A whole planet of people who tore their own ears off just for the sweet silence.

What is the one thing worse than Limp Bizkit (who is actually number 1 on this list right now)? A band that takes the utter crap of Limp Bizkit and uses it as inspiration to make even crappier crap. What drives me crazy about this group is that they are on record, hugely influenced by Fred Durst.

The creation of this band was probably foretold in some ancient writing on the side of some pyramid their music, signalling the end of music itself. This band really are the most wretched piece of excrement. They should use their music to punish deviancy.

Honestly so bad it's not even funny

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18Design the Skyline

No talent at all. Just a bunch or strange noises.

Any band with the verb the noun trend for a name is always garbage no exceptions

This is why metal has a bad name

This honestly competes with AA when talking about bad. They suck

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19Asking Alexandria

Most BORING band ever.

Utter abomination of a band, made for teens as it's sole purpose. The music sucks, the image sucks, everything SUCKS.

Their music is lame. Their band name is lame.

Autotune. Period.

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20Five Finger Death Punch

They need to change the band name, seriously. Because the title Five Finger Death Punch seems to be a Hardcore Metal, Nu-Metal band. But they are not really like that. They did a lot of soft songs and that's the way this band is known. They should really change the title to maybe "Five Ways To Freedom". They did good song but the title just don't fit with the band.

Their first 2 albums were pretty good but nowadays Five Finger Death Punch is the epitome of awfulness. Dick head band members, childish tough guy image, and some of the most laughably god-awful lyrics of any band on the planet. How ANYONE likes this piss-poor excuse of a band is beyond me.

Five finger death punch are awesome how can you hate them songs they have are good

Shut up there awesome

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