1 Judas Priest
Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band that formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. They are often referred to as one of the greatest metal bands of all time, and are even commonly called “The Metal Gods”, after one of the songs on their 1980 album “British Steel”. ...read more.
I don't think any of these bands should be called "poser." It's mostly their fans to be honest. And Judas Priest is definitely metal. - yungstirjoey666
Most of the entries are troll items ("trolls are good", "no reason to hate trolls", - you understand I'm being sarcastic and I'm mocking some absurd and nonsensical ideas on this site that are currently trending ) - Metal_Treasure
2 Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden are an English Heavy Metal / Hard Rock band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm ...read more.
Troll item ("trolls are good", "no reason to hate trolls", LOL) - Metal_Treasure
Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. They rose to fame with their 1986 album Reign in Blood, and is credited as one of the big four of thrash metal bands, the others being Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. ...read more.
Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.
A band can still make good music even after "selling out"
Nothing Else Matters may not be a heavy song, but it's still an emotional and beautiful ballad. - yungstirjoey666
Mayhem is a Norwegian black metal band formed in 1984 in Oslo, regarded as one of the pioneers of the Norwegian black metal scene. The band is also known for the infamous events surrounding them including the 1991 suicide of vocalist Dead (in which former guitarist Euronymous took pictures of Dead's ...read more.
Just another troll item - Metal_Treasure
6 Cannibal Corpse
Cannibal Corpse is a American death metal band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 1988. The band is known for their graphic album covers, explicitly violent lyrics and song titles like "I C** Blood" The group got into mainstream after performing the song "Hammer Smashed Face" in the 1994 film Ace Ventura: ...read more.
Cannibal Corpse may have a lot of "fans" who blast their music in public just to make people cringe and to boast on how "edgy" and "brutal" they are, and consequently gave death metal a somewhat bad name, but that still doesn't change the fact that Cannibal Corpse is a real metal band. Not poser. - yungstirjoey666
I kinda understand why they are on that list. Many people only listen to them to appear as manly and they don't know there are much heavier bands out there - Alkadikce
Of course they are posers because they actually play EDM... - Metal_Treasure
Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair.
...because some people think Nickelback need to be on any bad list you know - Metal_Treasure
8 Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi is a hard rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's ...read more.
Bon Jovi are not even the slightest in metal. Nor do they try to be. - yungstirjoey666
9 Linkin Park
Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative ...read more.
There's no such thing as a poser band. Only poser fans. And being a poser is more than just liking Asking Alexandria and Linkin Park and calling yourself a "metalhead." - yungstirjoey666
99% of Linkin Park fans think they ARE metal and constantly argue with me on metal lists. So I think Linkin Park should be on that list. Same for Korn, Disturbed, System of a Down, Five Finger Death Punch, and the like. - Metal_Treasure
Most of their songs sound more Punk Rock than metal. Heck, I wouldn't even describe them as Nu-Metal! - TheDarkOne_221b
DragonForce are a British power metal band based in London, England. Formed in 1999, the group are known for their long and fast guitar solos, fantasy-themed lyrics, and electronic sounds in their music to add to their retro video game-influenced sound.
DF is real metal. Just because they're more "mainstream" than other power metal bands does not make them any more posers. And no, they do not fake their sound either. Unless if you have proof that they do. - yungstirjoey666
Poison is an American glam and hard rock band that achieved great commercial success in the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s.
Read the article under the band name: "Poison is an American hair/glam METAL band that achieved great commercial success in the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s." This is a quote from wiki and Poison obviously didn't ask wiki to remove the word "metal". So I think Poison should be on that list. - Metal_Treasure
12 My Chemical Romance
My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.
I have never heard anyone claim they are metal so they are not relevant to the list.
They are on the list but they are not metal.
13 Breathe Carolina
Breathe Carolina is an American electro pop group currently consisting of David Schmitt (vocals, keyboard), Eric Armenta (percussion) and Tommy Coops (guitar, keyboard) that formed in 2007. ...read more.
They are on the list, but they aren’t even close to being metal. They are electronic/dance.
14 Black Veil Brides
Black Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. ...read more.
They stated themselves that they're just rock n roll. - yungstirjoey666
15 Avenged Sevenfold
Avenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal 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.
Now, while A7X is not pure metal (they do lean towards hard rock at times), they do have a couple of metal songs. The Stage is an example. - yungstirjoey666
Disturbed is an American nu metal/ alternative rock/ alternative 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" .
I can see why they're dismissed as a metal band, but they're not really "posers" in a sense either - yungstirjoey666
Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and lead singer Tarja Turunen. It's currently formed by Tuomas, Emppu, lead vocalist Floor Jansen, bassist and vocalist Marco Hietala, ...read more.
Well, it is true that their style did sound a little more mainstream after Century Child, but that doesn't make them posers. Try Imaginaerum album. - yungstirjoey666
18 Blood on the Dance Floor
Blood on the Dance Floor is an American scene duo currently consisting of Dahvie Vanity and Fallon Vendetta that formed in 2006. Former members include Jayy von Monroe (2009-2016) and Garrett Ecstasy (2009). All of them provided vocals to the project. ...read more.
Don't get me wrong, I agree that they're horrible trash. But they make edm. - yungstirjoey666
Manowar is an American heavy metal band from New York City, New York. Formed in 1980, the group is known for lyrics based on fantasy and mythology.
Yes, they did start the entire "death to all false metal" trope that encouraged many metal elitists, but they are still influential in power metal, so they are not posers. - yungstirjoey666
20 Twisted Sister
Twisted Sister is an American heavy metal band originally from Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, and later based in Long Island, New York.
Yes, they are labeled as a hair metal band, but among most other hair bands TS is actually metal to some extent. - yungstirjoey666
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.
Jonathan Davis explicitly stated that they never considered themselves a metal band even though they use downtuned guitars. They consider metal as in Judas Priest and Iron Maiden - yungstirjoey666
22 Cradle of Filth
Cradle of Filth are a British extreme metal band that formed in Suffolk in 1991. The band's musical style evolved from black metal to a cleaner and more "produced" amalgam of gothic metal, symphonic black metal and other extreme metal styles.
Poser black metal? Maybe. But they are still a real metal band. - yungstirjoey666