Top 10 Bands that Aren't Metal According to Encyclopaedia Metallum
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Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973, composed of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch.
Staind was a heavy metal band formed in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1995. ...read more.
I see that even the article under their name on this site says "Staind was a heavy metal band formed in...".
But to me they aren't metal - they are a punk-influenced band, with hard rock, alternative, post-grunge and even pop elements. - Metal_Treasure
43 Joy Division
Joy Division were an English rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester. Originally named Warsaw, the band consisted of singer Ian Curtis, guitarist and keyboardist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook, and drummer Stephen Morris.
44 Green Day
Green Day are an American punk rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock . Some of their influences ...read more.
I agree with most of this list but Green Day was never metal to begin with... - BoredJeff02
Punk Rock, Pop Punk, Alternative Rock...I didn't know anybody thought them as a metal band. - Undistinguished
I didn't add this and wonder who would confuse them with metal... - Metal_Treasure
Their heaviest song American Idiot is the closest they got to being Metal - christangrant
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45 Alter Bridge
Alter Bridge is an American rock band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 2004. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Myles Kennedy, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.
They never sounded like heavy metal to me. - Undistinguished
Mushroomhead is an American Nu Metal band from Cleveland, Ohio. Formed in 1993 in the Cleveland Warehouse District, the band is known for their avant-garde sound which includes influence from heavy metal, art rock and electro-industrial and their imagery which features masks and costumes as well as ...read more.
Halestorm is an American rock band from Red Lion, Pennsylvania, consisting of lead vocalist and guitarist Lzzy Hale, her brother drummer and percussionist Arejay Hale, guitarist Joe Hottinger, and bassist Josh Smith .
Agree, they never sounded metal to me. - Metal_Treasure
48 Suicide Silence
Suicide 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.
49 August Burns Red
August Burns Red is an American metalcore band from Manheim, Pennsylvania. Formed in 2003, the group began their first performances while a majority of the members were attending their senior year of high school, and soon began playing shows around Lancaster, before being signed to CI Records. Afterwards, ...read more.
Really? What the hell?! That's impossible. They are #1 on the best Christian Metal Bands list. I just can't believe this.. - LightningBlade
@LightningBlade - I can only guess why Encyclopaedia Metallum don't consider them metal but I will try. It's not because they have Christian lyrics. It's because their music is mostly metalcore and metalcore is "core" (i.e. punk) influenced by metal. Punk prevails over metal. Same for A7X and deathcore bands. - Metal_Treasure
50 The Devil Wears Prada
The Devil Wears Prada is an American metalcore band from Dayton, Ohio, formed in 2005. It consists of members Mike Hranica, Jeremy DePoyster, Andy Trick, and Daniel Williams.
Metalcore is not metal so - Lucretia
51 Tokio Hotel
Tokio Hotel are a pop rock band from Magdeburg, Germany, consisting of Bill Kaulitz (singer), Tom Kaulitz (guitar), Gustav Schäfer (drums) and Georg Listing (keyboards, bass). In 2005, they started off as a hugely successful and trendsetting teen pop band in their home country with their debut album ...read more.
Was never metal in the first place. - LightningBlade
HIM is a rock band from Helsinki, Finland. The band was formed in 1992 by vocalist Ville Valo, and bassist Mikko "Migé" Paananen, under the name His Infernal Majesty.
53 Thousand Foot Krutch
Poison is an American hair/glam metal band that achieved great commercial success in the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s.
Hair metal isn't metal it is rock so I see why - Lucretia
Search results for "Poison" ("Not to be confused with the glam rock/pop Poison from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania"):
Poison - Melodic Speed Metal, Germany
Poison - Death/Thrash Metal, Germany
Poison - Heavy/Speed Metal, United States
My note: The first band released only a demo in 1985 but Encyclopaedia Metallum have an article about them. They just don't think the glam rock/pop Poison is metal and they have no article about this "pop Poison". - Metal_Treasure
56 Parkway Drive
Parkway Drive is an Australian metalcore band from Byron Bay, New South Wales, formed in 2003. As of 2015, Parkway Drive has released five full-length albums, one EP, two DVDs, a split album and one book, titled Ten Years of Parkway Drive.
57 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.
They are a hard rock band in my opinion, - Lucretia
Babymetal is a Japanese metal idol band. Their line-up consists of Suzuka Nakamoto as "Su-metal", Yui Mizuno as "Yuimetal", and Moa Kikuchi as "Moametal".
Kiss is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and the band's original manager, Lew Linet. V 1 Comment
60 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.