Worst Metal Bands of All Time

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The Top Ten

1
Limp Bizkit
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.
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.
I don't know why Fred Durst was featured on Korn's greatest album Follow the Leader. I'm just glad Korn and people finally realize that Limp Bizkit are phonies and that's why you don't hear from them anymore.
[Newest]How Limp Bizkit is number 1? This band is amazing. Should be removed from this list!

2Black Veil Brides
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.
I have no idea what these guys are trying to attempt. Their "music" sounds like a constipated Yakuza eating horse radish.
[Newest]God awful band. How people think these guys are any good is beyond me

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!
[Newest]This band was never real metal

4Nickelback
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.
[Newest]NICKELBACK, METAL? They're not even rock.

5Bring 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?
They are not awfully stern to shadow Moses then you will just love them
[Newest]Their first 3 albums might be good, but now they suck. And I loved them...

6Marilyn 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 nothing special I have a few friends that say oh he's so amazing, he's a genius but he's nothing really special. And when somebody defends him in a conversation they say how he always shocks everyone. SO WHAT! It should be about the music and his music sucks
He's Industrial Metal, which is far from average metal. It's just to different for people to relate

mr_crossover27

[Newest]This guy is one of the worst musicians I've ever seen, he's a terrible singer and songwriter, I honestly don't know if he plays the guitar or if someone else does it for him but that suck too, this guy is a freak and should never be considered music

7iwrestledabearonce
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

8Avenged 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!
[Newest]Who put this here? A7X is great band, Slipknot sucks.

9Poison
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.
Brett Michaels is a drama queen
The 2 sub-genres that destroyed metal were glam an nu-metal

gemcloben


10Slipknot
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!
How the hell is slipknot on this list like come on they rock!
Laugh out loud, I love how many bands on this list are also on the list "Best Metal Bands of All Time". :D
[Newest]Man people who put this on the list thinks its overrated but they never heard a single song cause their different.


The Contenders

11Brokencyde
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.
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.

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.
[Newest]They aren't trying to be metal. why are they on this list

13Emmure
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
Emmure is basically just a heavier version of Limp Bizkit.

14Asking Alexandria
Most BORING band ever.
Their music is lame. Their band name is lame.

15Waking 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

16Design the Skyline
No talent at all. Just a bunch or strange noises.
This is why metal has a bad name
I had a cringegasm when I first heard this band.

17Judas Priest
What? Whoever voted for this just die please
No what WHO PUT THIS HERE? Judas Priest have tallent!
Only a MORON would put Judas Priest as a terrible metal band
[Newest]Get Judas Priest off the list

18Bullet For My Valentine
Why is Bullet For My Valentine in this list? They are NOT posers, they are a great melodic metalcore band and they have never pretended to be something that they are not, so I really don't get why you call them posers when there are like 100000 bands that are 100000 times more poser than Bullet For My Valentine.
You poser, bullet for my valentine is one of the worst band ever, and why is it not metal when it's metal core you dumbass, bullet for my valentine is THE WORST
Their ok some good songs some band but they do have some crap songs but their still good

19Saxon
Saxon are great! And they are metal.
Whoever even included one of the greatest metal bands to ever come from Britain, along with Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Motorhead, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Diamond Head, Raven, Tank, Tygers of Pan Tang, and UFO, just do us all a favor and go get a vasectomy.
I don't understand why one of the best bands from the NWOBHM is doing on this list

20Cradle of Filth
I'll agree that they aren't that great of a band, but a few songs are decent. And anyone who thinks they're a black metal band is a retard. Paul Allender even said that they've never tried to be a black metal band. They're more of a gothic metal band.
Those stupid banshee farts (screams) have ruined my taste of black metals once I found out what genre they were. Dimmu Borgir don't do them, neither do real black metal bands like venom and bathory.
They shouldn't even call themselves black metal. They are nothing but mainstream rock with black metal screams.

gravecrawler


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Updated Thursday, May 28, 2015


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