Bands Most Often Confused With Death Metal Bandstechnicalbrutaldeath Basically these are the bands that all the little kiddies like to refer to as death metal. Although I could fill this list with deathcore bands there's also a second part to this. The LESS SIMILAR A band is (as well as still confusing a large volume of people. ) to death metal the higher on the list.
So say if a band like "The Jackson 5" were to be confused with death metal regularly they would/should top the list.
The Top Ten
I don't understand it... there's rapping, A turntable, disturbed style singing, simplistic repeditive chugging, simplistic drum patterns and pop punk styled harsh vocals.
To be fair they are A nu metal band (A rather typical one. ) and being A nu metal band these features MAKE SENSE but don't confuse them with A death metal band. - technicalbrutaldeath
Their first release, Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. , has some elements of death metal. But other than that they're a complete nu metal band.
These guys are the worst. At the end of the 1990s the BAND MEMEBERS themselves tried to throw out there that they were A Death metal band... and at the start of the 2000s went on A tour in support of this "fact." The ironic thing is this time period is the time they chose to switch from GROOVE METAL to METALCORE, clever huh?
I again don't understand how you could confuse the two. Simplistic groove metal styled chugging riffs, saturated with metalcore breakdowns, some of the most overly simple drumming (I could compare them to A glam band. ) and A vocalist who can't actually growl on the CDs... and LIVE he doesn't even ATTEMPT to growl but instead results to shouting. - technicalbrutaldeath
No these guys are not horrible musicans and most certainly have some complex songs but as A thrash metal band UNSURPRISINGLY sound like A THRASH METAL BAND.
Unlike death metal Slayer's music sounds almost completely like hardcore punk (drums, riffs, speed of vocals/vocal patterns. ) and like A lot of Thrash bands the only thing really keeping them as A metal band is the complexity of the music, the heavier guitar riffs and the structure of the songs in general (which is actually quite different to hardcore punk. )
SOME of their songs sound less like hardcore punk than others... for example the SONG "raining blood" bares some similarity to death metal (the tremolo picking on the lower notes mainly. )
This band still remains as one of the most constant offenders (unintentionally or not we can never know. ) - technicalbrutaldeath
Their first few albums were the only albums that bared any resemblance to HEAVY METAL let alone Death metal. They started their career as A melodic metalcore band (which is obviously influence by Melodic death metal. ) but even then they still didn't sound that similar to Melodic death metal (especially for A melodic metalcore band. )
How this band still is confused for A death metal band is beyond me. - technicalbrutaldeath
Who dafq could think that These guys Play death metal!
Another Melodic metalcore band... to be fair to these guys they do show A decent level of Musicanship but again don't actually sound really similar to Melodic death metal. They sound more like A pop punk band mixed with Neo-classical metal and iron maiden. - technicalbrutaldeath
This one sounds like a group of occult practising brides.
People actually think they're Death Metal? - FireWasp2004
The only bad band in the top 10. BVB all deserve to die, yes, but why would someone even BEGIN to label them as death metal? That is blasphemy and dishonor to death metal! - headlokband777
Ah So many Melodic metalcore bands will fill this list by the end of it, same as the previous ones EXCEPT this band shares more similarities than the others with genres like hardcore punk and nu metal (although they still contain A resonable level of musicianship for A metalcore band. ) - technicalbrutaldeath
Started as A nu metal band (although they say that they just allowed themselves to be labeled as so for convenience. ) and there newer stuff is regular MODERN hard rock. Nothing more I really need to add here.
No similarities with death metal at all, I can't believe the amount of times not ONLY on the internet but on the street I've seen this band confused with A death metal band... most people say it's because of their "satanic lyrics" (anyone who actually took time to read the lyrics would quickly realize they aren't in fact satanic. )
I've only seen maybe 2 Death metal bands (Among the thousands and thousands I've listened to. ) that had any form of "satanic lyrics" but then again I can understand how people may have been confused... - technicalbrutaldeath
Sometimes they get mistaken for melodic death metal
I added this because this band was made by A member of AS I LAY DYING... another band considered to be A death metal band. This band sounds even less similar to Death metal (and listening to their music I'm confused as to how even the thickest among us would confuse them with A metal band. ) - technicalbrutaldeath
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