Top Ten Bands Metalheads Love to Hate

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.

The Top Ten

1 Suicide Silence 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 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

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3 Coldplay Coldplay 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 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

I like this band. - SamuiNeko

I'm a metalhead, and I like this band.

4 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is a Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band released their first album in 1999 and was well received by critics and fans. The group gained success after the release of their second studio album, "Iowa". 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. - Aragorn98

5 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture more.

I don't know why so many people like them. They're just more garbage - SirSkeletorThe3rd

This band sucks - Ananya

Why do people hate them? They're great!

6 Dimmu Borgir 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 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

7 Black Veil Brides 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.
8 Asking Alexandria 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 more.
9 Disturbed Disturbed Disturbed is an American heavy 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.

10 Attila Attila 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.

The Contenders

11 Whitechapel Whitechapel 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.
12 Limp Bizkit 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

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13 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal/metalcore (early) 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.

A very large fanbase, and an overwhelming amount of hate. - ryanrimmel

I'll admit they are somewhat overrated but not like some of the other bands on the list (Colgay). - htoutlaws2012

14 Muse Muse 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 five MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, 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 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 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 Radiohead Radiohead 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

17 Korn 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.

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.

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19 Sonic Syndicate 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

20 Marilyn Manson 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.
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1. Slipknot
2. Suicide Silence
3. Cradle of Filth
1. Coldplay
2. Asking Alexandria
3. Black Veil Brides



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