Top 10 Bands that Aren't Metal According to Encyclopaedia Metallum
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Ratt is an American heavy metal band that had significant commercial success in the 1980s, with their albums having been certified as gold, platinum, and multi-platinum by the RIAA.
42 Animals As Leaders
Animals as Leaders is an American progressive metal band from Washington, D.C. It is composed of guitarists Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes along with drummer Matt Garstka, having been formed by Abasi in 2007. Their musical style has also been described as djent.
43 Porcupine Tree
Porcupine Tree were an English rock band formed by musician Steven Wilson in 1987. The band began essentially as a solo project for Wilson, who created all of the band's music.
I don't understand. Rush is on Encyclopaedia Metallum, but Porcupine Tree isn't? �"
44 Between the Buried and Me
Between the Buried and Me is an American progressive metal band from Raleigh, North Carolina. Formed in 2000, the band consists of Tommy Giles Rogers, Jr.
45 Stone Sour
Stone Sour is an American rock band formed in Des Moines, Iowa in 1992, performing for five years, before disbanding in 1997. They reunited in 2000 and since 2006, the group has consisted of Corey Taylor, Josh Rand and Roy Mayorga.
Yep, not on the archives. - Metal_Treasure
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
47 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.
Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody. V 1 Comment
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".
52 Alien Ant Farm
Creed is an American rock band, formed in 1993 in Tallahassee, Florida. The band's best-known line-up consists of lead vocalist Scott Stapp, guitarist and vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.
Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).
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
58 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.
59 Green Day
Green Day are an American pop punk and alternative 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 ...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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60 Blue Cheer
Blue Cheer was an American rock band that initially performed and recorded in the late 1960s and early 1970s and was sporadically active until 2009. Based in San Francisco, Blue Cheer played in a psychedelic blues rock style, and are also credited as being some of the earliest pioneers of heavy metal, ...read more.
Many people believe Blue Cheer invented metal. Not true. I personally never believed in that. - Metal_Treasure