Bands Falsely Accused of Having a Bad Singer

The Top Ten Bands Falsely Accused of Having a Bad Singer

1 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). more.

His voice sounds sound horrible though, like really horrible...

M Shadows doesn't sound very good, especially in the early albums, very whiny. - kempokid

I'll be honest M. Shadows has one of the worst voices I've ever heard in rock music. Even rivaling Hinder his voice is so damn whiny that it hurts.

2 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 more.

While Jonathon Davis doesn't have an objectively good voice, the tone of the band works really well with his off putting vocals - kempokid

Jonathan Davis does have a good eerie voice.

3 Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.

I'm a pretty big fan of NIN, and I won't go around saying Reznor has the best voice of all time but it certainly fits the band well.

I don't think Reznor's voice is that bad. Sure it may not sound that great nowadays but it was good in the 90s.

His voice fits the band well

Reznor's good

4 Nickelback 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.

I agree with this. Whether you like his voice or not, he isn't a bad singer. Bad singer is somebody with small range, whose voice has no power, who sings off key and who has no command of vocal technique. Chad is really far from that:
1) His range is 3 octaves, 2-1/2 notes and is bigger than: Chester Bennington (3 octaves); Taylor Swift (2 octaves, 1-1/2 notes); Billy Joe Armstrong (2 octaves, 6-1/2 notes); Matt Bellamy (3 octaves, 2 notes)
2) Chad voice is extremely powerful and it's great for hard rock/metal
3) I never heard him singing off key (even live), unlike many praised singers who sing out of tune even on studio recordings.

This list is gonna be a hub for internet fights I'm sure

All these bands shouldn't be on this list except NIN.

Woo, this list really stirs the pot, I love it!

5 Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage is an American metalcore band from Westfield, Massachusetts, formed in 1999 after the disbanding of Overcast and Aftershock.

They have had 2 singers and Howard is very good. - Metal_Treasure

Depends on which vocalist you're talking about (The band had two different vocalists from different time periods). If you ask me, Howard is better, or at least in clean singing, though both Howard and Jesse are adequate in their own right. - CrimsonShark

6 Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit is an American nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 1994. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland.
7 Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy is an American pop rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.

I hate Patrick Stump's vocals they're overly whiny and obnoxious.

He kinda sounds like he has a head cold and it gets worse with every word, and kinda reminds me of spongebob singing


8 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: more.

HAHA, very funny I've heard better singing from Cookie Monster.

As a death metal band, other people may get disturbed by the unusual vocals but that's their style and that's the people's thoughts so I shouldn't mess with that

No, now see, they have a really sht vocalist. The cookie monster should have sticked to sesame street


9 Papa Roach Papa Roach is an American rock band from Vacaville, California. Formed in 1993, their first major-label release was the triple-platinum album Infest.

Not falsely accused in this case. The singer is very weak and whiny.

10 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. more.

Andy's a singer I like but I see why people wouldn't

The Contenders

11 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. more.

Uum... I am far from hating them, after 2011 they actually made decent pop/emo music with occasional highlights ("Where's My Wonderland". Please listen to it.) but yeah, Dahvie remains a very limited vocalist and in the beginning of his career he was constantly out of breath. He learned how to use his voice though, in a Marilyn Manson-esque way, and he is one of the few emo/scene vocalists whose screams don't sound like growling or shrieking, but actually like screaming out of emotional pain. But still, technically he isn't that good of a singer. As for Jayy von Monroe (until 2016) and Fallon Vendetta (since 2017), they can sing. Jayy's solo music simply is pop that's not in the slightest edgy, and you will notice he actually has a wider vocal range and more emotion than your average pop star (he uses falsetto vocals on some of his solo songs, but has growled in some older BOTDF songs). Fallon still needs a studio performance focusing on her singing (so far she's more about rapping, ...more

Both vocalists went on to be pretty good

12 One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) were a British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015. The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records more.
13 Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. more.
14 Neutral Milk Hotel

I think Jeff Magnum's voice is pretty good. I don't get the hate - AllPurposePotato

15 My Digital Escape

Because Bryan Stars sounds shrill, unconvincing and rather monotonic. It also doesn't help with the songs that he makes, which worsens the reputation of an already-controversial YouTube celebrity. - CrimsonShark

16 Theory Of A Deadman Theory of a Deadman is a Canadian post-grunge band. Formed in 2001, the band is currently signed to Roadrunner Records as well as 604 Records. They were discovered by Nickelback lead singer Chad Kroeger.

Tyler's voice actually isn't that bad. - Croy987

17 Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson is an American rock band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Formed in 1989 by frontman Marilyn Manson and Daisy Berkowitz, the group was originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids with their theatrical performances gathering a local cult following in the early 1990s. more.

Vocals are perfect

18 Greta Van Fleet

The riffs are awesome, the lyrics are fair, but the vocals SUCK. when they first made their band they made a cover to immigrant song and the singer was like cracking his voice durring the AH, AH part. - LightningStrike

19 Sodom Sodom is a German thrash metal band from Gelsenkirchen, formed in 1981. They have gone through many line-up changes, leaving bassist vocalist Tom Angelripper as the only constant member.

As a thrash fan I have to say the singer's vocals kinda get on my nerves. Except for maybe a few songs on M-16.

20 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 more.
21 Gorgoroth Gorgoroth is a Norwegian black metal band based in Bergen. Formed in 1992 by Infernus, the band is named after the dead plateau of evil and darkness in the land of Mordor (a fictional location in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings).
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