Top 10 Bands that Should Never Make a Ballad

Bands that honestly aren't suitable for ballads or can't make one due to how their vocalist sings. I might consider changing the title of this list. I'm not saying that any of these bands are bad I just honestly think ballads aren't suitable for them. I'll try to avoid using bands that have done ballads which won't be easy. If you disagree with this list at all that's fine. And like always if I got something wrong, feel free to let me know and if I missed a particular band add them.

The Top Ten

1 Cannibal Corpse 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.

They are experienced musicians and they can make a ballad if they wanted to. And with autotune the clean vocals of every band member would sound like a songbird. - Metal_Treasure

The vocals are too unclean and raw for ballads, plus them making a ballad seems nearly impossible. - SomePersonYouHate

For some reason I went onto this list expecting Cannibal Corpse to be on here. Didn't think they'd be #1. - CloudInvasion

Wait what. this should be on the top of the top ten bands that SHOULD write a ballad list

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2 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.

The closest they ever were to a ballad was a awful cover but hearing Fred Durst's whining voice trying to be melodic would hurt my ears. - SomePersonYouHate

They should not do any music genre - Disturbedpotato

3 Slayer Slayer 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. more.

Don't get me wrong I like Slayer but I doubt that Tom Araya could do a ballad. - SomePersonYouHate

4 Death Death Death was an American death metal band formed in 1983 by Chuck Schuldiner. Death is considered to be one of the most influential bands in heavy metal and a pioneering force in death metal. Its debut album, Scream Bloody Gore, has been widely regarded as the first death metal record, while the band's more.

Um, this assumption is quite wrong - Chuck Schuldiner sang clean vocals for a power metal band. And the song Voice of the Soul by Death is also a proof that they could make a great ballad. - Metal_Treasure

Heard a few Death songs and they don't seem like a good band to make ballads but yet again I think practically almost most Death Metal bands aren't with the exceptions of SOME Melodic Death Metal bands. - SomePersonYouHate

Voice Of The Soul? - FromScytheToSceptre

5 Anthrax Anthrax Anthrax is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker.

I can see why Metallica's decent at ballads but Anthrax on the other hand is a bit questionable. I'm not saying that it's impossible but I doubt that would happen anytime soon. - SomePersonYouHate

6 Havok Havok Havok is an American thrash metal band from Denver, Colorado. Formed in 2004, their members currently consist of David Sanchez, Nick Schendzielos, Pete Webber, and Reece Scruggs.

Similar to Slayer I don't think ballad suite them at all. - SomePersonYouHate

7 Overkill Overkill Overkill is an American thrash metal band, formed in 1980 in New Jersey. They have gone through many line-up changes, with singer Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth and bassist D.D.

What about Years Of Decay? - pruvet

I don't hate Ovekill but I don't see them doing ballads anytime soon. - SomePersonYouHate

8 Suicidal Tendencies Suicidal Tendencies Suicidal Tendencies is an American crossover thrash band founded in 1980 in Venice, California by vocalist Mike Muir, who is the only remaining original member of the band. The band is often credited as one of "the fathers of crossover thrash".

I think this one is pretty self explanatory. - SomePersonYouHate

9 Saliva Saliva Saliva is an American rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996. Saliva released their self-titled debut album on August 26, 1997, through Rockingchair Records, a record label owned and operated by Mark Yoshida, who recorded and produced the release at his studio, Rockingchair Studios.

If they have done a ballad feel free to correct me, but from what I've heard, they haven't and aren't suitable for them. - SomePersonYouHate

I know lead singer Josey Scott did a ballad with Chad Kroeger of Nickelback fame. - Liam31idents

10 Brokencyde Brokencyde Brokencyde is an American crunkcore musical group from Albuquerque, New Mexico, founded in 2006. The group's lineup consists of David "Se7en" Gallegos and Michael "Mikl" Shea, and musically are one of the founding groups in the crunkcore genre, which is crunk hip-hop with screamed vocals.

NO, They should never ever make a ballad

For well obvious reasons... - SomePersonYouHate

The Contenders

11 Blood on the Dance Floor 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.
12 Deicide Deicide Deicide is an American death metal band formed in 1987 by bassist and vocalist Glen Benton and drummer Steve Asheim. They are known for their blasphemous and satanic lyrics which have resulted in bans, lawsuits and criticisms from religious groups and the public. Frontman Glen Benton is also known for more.

Considering the band's nature of their theme, lyrics and beliefs, I'm gonna guess they'd outright refuse to make a ballad. - CrimsonShark

13 Anal C*** Anal C*** Anal C*** was an American grindcore band founded by vocalist Seth Putnam in 1988. The band is known for their highly offensive lyrics which included themes of misogyny, homophobia, racism, Nazism, antisemitism, and schadenfreude (ridicule of the unfortunate). Their music has been received negatively more.

They made an entire album of songs where that's exactly what they did. I think it's better to listen to them with the viewpoint of them being somewhat of a parody band, and not one that means what they say. - MasonOcker

14 AC/DC AC/DC AC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014 . They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1979, after which they hired Brian Johnson more.

Well they did a ballad but it was on the backtracks, just google up "AC/DC - Love Song"

15 Hello Kitty Suicide Club
16 Cancer

Cancer is a actual band. They are a Death/Thrash band from the United Kingdom. - BlackMetalHoundoom

Not a band... last I recall... - SomePersonYouHate

This is a band? What? - AnimeDrawer

17 Tessa Brooks

Not a band, dumkopf.

18 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.
19 Disturbed Disturbed 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" .

They already did make a ballad does Stricken not ring a bell to you? - SomePersonYouHate

What about Darkness? That was a great ballad - kempokid

20 Children of Bodom Children of Bodom Children Of Bodom is a melodic death metal band from Espoo, Finland. Formed in 1993, the group currently consists of Alexi Laiho, Janne Wirman, Henkka Seppälä, Jaska Raatikainen and Daniel Freyberg.
21 Body Count
22 Wet Lemon

This is not a band... last I recalled... - SomePersonYouHate

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