Top 10 Bands that are Heavy but Not Heavy Enough to Be Called Metal

MetalWorldOrder
Since this is my first list why not do something i like which is metal and i like anything thats metal so this list will be about bands that are Heavy but but heavy enough to be called Metal

The Top Ten

1 AC/DC AC/DC AC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014. They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1980, after which they hired Brian Johnson to ...read more.

Yes do have some heavy songs but they are not metal they are hard rock because they have blues influence in them - MetalWorldOrder

I totally agree this band is called metal when they are hard rock - christangrant

2 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative 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.

Rather than hard rock I'd say they are more from the punk rock side. But Zacky Vengeance fits in this category. Synyster Gates fits punk, hard rock, metal all these genres. - zxm

While some songs have metal influences in them most of their songs are Hard Rock an example would be Hail to the King which is a Hard Rock song - MetalWorldOrder

I think some songs of theirs are pretty metal, Nightmare...
nevermind, that's it, but they are pretty good. All of their stuff is a little to light, but not Pink Floyd light (from what I heard from them, I'm not a fan because they seemed pretty light) Afterlife's kinda light, etc. - EliHbk

3 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.

Led Zeppelin may have blues influences in their songs. But they have some songs too that broke the chain of blues and entered into another music world. And most prominent song of this kinds is communication breakdown. Look at the strumming of this song. That isn't blues inspired. I'd say it's a very weak kind of heavy metal riff. But rather than metal, it inspired punk rock. And which was later used in thrash metal. - zxm

While they do have some Heavy songs they aren't metal at all because a lot of their songs have blues influence in them - MetalWorldOrder

4 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture ...read more.

While their first two albums are heavy they aren't metal for many reasons - MetalWorldOrder

5 Guns n Roses Guns n Roses Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles formed in 1985. The classic lineup, as signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler. Apart from hard rock they are also ...read more.

Again they have some pretty heavy songs like Welcome to the Jungle but they aren't metal because they have blues influence in their songs so it makes them Hard Rock - MetalWorldOrder

6 Disturbed Disturbed Disturbed 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 . They are known for songs like "Down With the Sickness" and "Stricken" .

Pretty simular to A7X but basically they are Hard/Alternative Rock - MetalWorldOrder

7 System Of A Down System Of A Down System of a Down formed in 1994 as an Armenian-American Nu Metal group from Glendale, California . The band name is sometimes shortened to System or SOAD. ...read more.

While yes they do have some pretty heavy songs their is sone punkish I Influences that makes them not Metal - MetalWorldOrder

8 Van Halen Van Halen Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 until 1985, the band consisted of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony.

While Hot for Teacher and Panama maybe heavy songs they just like AC/DC and Guns N' Roses have blues influence in their songs so it makes them Hard Rock - MetalWorldOrder

9 Tool Tool Tool is an American progressive metal/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.

I was surprised Encyclopedia Metallum didn't consider them metal and didn't include them in the Metal Archives but I have to agree - they are more like prog rock than metal. - Metal_Treasure

Their songs feel.more like Progressive Rock than Metal to me - MetalWorldOrder

10 Korn Korn Korn is an American Nu-Metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David ...read more.

While they do have some heavy songs they aren't really metal to be honest - MetalWorldOrder

The Contenders

11 Alice In Chains Alice In Chains Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley.
12 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst.
13 Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin is a American post-grunge/alternative metal band formed in 1998. The bands members all changed in the time between 2010 to 2014, with the exception of Ben Burnley (Vocals). The Ex-Members included Chad Szeliga (Drums), Aaron Fink (Guitar) and Mark Klepaspi (Bass). ...read more.
14 Godsmack Godsmack Godsmack is an American rock band from Lawrence, Massachusetts, formed in 1995. The band is composed of founder, frontman and songwriter Sully Erna, guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill, and drummer Shannon Larkin.
15 Soundgarden Soundgarden Soundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto.
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1. AC/DC
2. Avenged Sevenfold
3. Led Zeppelin
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1. Avenged Sevenfold
2. Disturbed
3. AC/DC
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1. Linkin Park
2. Soundgarden
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