In the metal community, so called "elitist metalheads" will bash popular bands that play a style that they don't enjoy. Most of these bands come from the Nu Metal and -core subgenres.
1 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.
I actually hate it - Ananya
I enjoyed their debut, but nothing else is really for me. - Caleb9000
Any deathcore band won't make a good impression on the average elitist metalhead. Suicide Silence is perhaps the most hated deathcore band. - ryanrimmel
2 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.
Great band lots of people hate them and they are wrong to.
Cradle of Filth and Dimmu Borgir are despised by Black Metal elitists,.because they don't think bm bands should innovate. I am not a CoF fan, mostly because of their Gothic themes. - ryanrimmel
I dislike them because the screams are quite irritating. It's all just SCREAM! SCREAM! SCREAM! It's better when metal bands yell instead of screaming so much.
Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed ...read more.
I Coldplay, as an all round metal fan INCLUDING METALCORE AND DEATHCORE YES ELITIST IT'S METAL.. Mostly and it's not scene either, that's electronic music you ignorant people.. But yeah Coldplay are boring overrated and not even rock they're also massive sellouts
There not rock there pop
I like this band. - SamuiNeko
I'm a metalhead, and I like this band.
Slipknot is an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band is best known as one of the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal during the late 1990s - 2000s and are distinguishable by the band's clothing choices, consisting of black/red jumpsuits and horror inspired masks. ...read more.
I'll admit, I dislike slipknot, and some of you may know that I made that list "Top Ten Reasons to Hate Slipknot" which I very much regret making. I realized that as someone who listens to Death Metal, Black Metal, and a bit of Grindcore, I have no place to criticize someone's music taste. - ryanrimmel
Oh definitely. Most metalheads seem to hate this band for different reasons. I think they sound pretty decent but there's much more better bands out there.
5 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.
Garbage emo band for scene kids - DarkBoi-X
6 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.
Why do people hate them? They're great!
I don't know why so many people like them. They're just more garbage - SirSkeletorThe3rd
This band sucks - Ananya
7 Dimmu Borgir
Dimmu Borgir is a Norwegian symphonic black metal band from Oslo, Norway, formed in 1993. The name is derived from Dimmuborgir, a volcanic formation in Iceland, the name of which means "dark cities" or "dark castles/fortresses" in Icelandic, Faroese and Old Norse.
I never understood the hatred regarding the sort of music they play - come on they have been a Symphonic Black Metal band for over 2 decades and have released quality albums throughout the 90s. The criticism of not being a "troo kvlt " black metal band were never directed towards Emperor (in fact they're hailed as one of the greatest black metal bands of all time), despite their sound being far off from the traditional black metal style. The narrow minded Black Metal purists have been a constant pain on the back to bear.
I don't understand black metal elitists. They think a "trve" black metal band has to have poor sound quality, no melody or symphonic elements, and has to be satanic. Dimmu borgir is a very good band in my opinion. - ryanrimmel
8 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.
They'd be higher up, but nobody really cares about them anymore - ryanrimmel
This should have been #1 - Ananya
9 Asking Alexandria
Asking Alexandria are an English metalcore band from York, North Yorkshire formed initially in 2008 by lead guitarist Ben Bruce along with former lead singer Danny Worsnop, bassist Joe Lancaster, keyboardist and synth player Ryan Binns, and current members drummer James Cassells and rhythm guitarist ...read more.
Attila is an American metalcore band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in 2005. Frontman Chris Fronzak started the band in high school and, not wanting to use typical death metal terms, adopted the name from Attila the Hun, which he came across in a book.
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" .
An example of a band hated by many for simply being popular. I actually like Disturbed and their latest album 'Immortalized' is one of the better albums released this year. - ryanrimmel
Awful just awful.
12 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.
I'll admit they are somewhat overrated but not like some of the other bands on the list (Colgay). - htoutlaws2012
A very large fanbase, and an overwhelming amount of hate. - ryanrimmel
Whitechapel is an American deathcore band from Knoxville, Tennessee. The band is named after the Whitechapel district in East London, England, referencing the series of murders committed by Jack the Ripper.
Muse are an English alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The members are Matt Bellamy (lead vocal, lead guitar, piano, keyboard), Dom Howard (drums, percussion) and Chris Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals). They've won several awards including 5 MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, 2 ...read more.
Muse is one of the coolest modern rock bands. I've never heard an elitist talk bad about them - ryanrimmel
15 Bring Me The Horizon
Bring Me the Horizon is a British rock band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2004, the group currently consists of vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls, and keyboardist Jordan Fish. They are signed to RCA Records globally and Columbia Records exclusively ...read more.
Let's don't argue if this band is metal or not. But what is for certain: These guys are extremely hated among the metal community.
I am not a fan either and mostly dislike their music, but some take this "disliking" very far... just look in the YouTube comment section... - Flav
16 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. ...read more.
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.
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.
Wrong. They are not that bad and I know a couple of metalheads here who like Nickelback. - Userguy44
19 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 ...read more.
Whenever One Direction is mentioned by a metalhead, the band is going to be a punching bag.
I don't hate One Direction (Got no reason to, plus there's worse out there) and I see where their appeal comes from, but I've seen way better Modern Pop acts anyway. - CrimsonShark
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).
What? We like them a lot. - Caleb9000
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.
I'm pretty sure most metalheads respect this band, right? Can someone please explain to me why they would though? Oh and yes they were ROCK and those many would call pop songs are slow rock n roll/folk like Everly Bros(who are also not pop)
22 Little Mix
Little Mix are a British girl group formed in 2011, consisting of members Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson.
I could see why metal heads hate them.
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.
They're hated for apparently creating nu metal.
Well, Korn is only one of the very few good Nu Metal bands. - SirSkeletorThe3rd
There is no such thing as a good nu-metal band.
24 Waking the Cadaver
25 Sonic Syndicate
Sonic Syndicate is a heavy metal band from Falkenberg, Sweden. They are influenced by Swedish melodic death metal bands such as In Flames and Soilwork and American metalcore bands like Killswitch Engage and All That Remains.
I heard they once played on a festival and a horde of Amon Amarth fans booed them on the concert, which was apparently a fierce experience for the band members...
I am not a fan of Sonic Syndicate (I really dislike their music actually), but I think such behavior is not fair and antisocial. If you don't like the music like me: do not care and move on. Let others like what they want. - Flav
Emmure is an American metalcore band formed in 2003. Originally based in New Fairfield, Connecticut, but now residing in Queens, New York, the group has a total of seven releases, with their first public release being a 2006 EP entitled The Complete Guide to Needlework.
27 Bullet for My Valentine
Bullet for My Valentine are a Welsh metalcore/emo band from Bridgend, formed in 1998. The band is composed of Matthew Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget (lead guitar, backing vocals), Michael Thomas (drums) and Jamie Mathias (bass guitar). Former members include Nick Crandle and Jason ...read more.
Nirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. ...read more.
They're hated for apparently killing off metal's popularity in the 90s.
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.
30 Simple Plan
Simple Plan is a French-Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec. The band has released five studio albums.
Not much to add about Simple Plan. Their reputation has waned over the years and they've become a laughing stock thanks to one song becoming a meme.
That being said, their third album did have some maturity to it. A shame the band never used their self-titled album as their template. - CrimsonShark
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.
Being the most popular metal band there is, they're getting a lot of hate as well. - yungstirjoey666