Top 10 Glam/Hair Bands that are Metal According to Encyclopaedia Metallum

Glam is a tricky genre but one thing that is a common misconception is that every band considered "Glam Metal" is metal even though that isn't true some bands aren't metal because they don't play metal riffs but Hard Rock riffs (Ex. Poison, Cinderella, Warrant, Bon Jovi, Ratt) But some Glam bands do play metal however most of the time these songs aren't well known, and because they play metal riffs they are on Encyclopaedia Metallum and these bands are on the website.

The Top Ten

1 Pantera Pantera Pantera was an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The band started out as a Glam Metal act in the 1980s with little success. After discarding their original lead vocalist and enlisting Phil Anselmo, the band signed a major record deal with more.

Yes, they were originally a glam band, but glam band with more metal i.e. Judas Priest and Metallica influences. They played music with least glam elements when Phil joined the band, but even the first album with Phil, Power Metal contained some glam songs (Rock the World, We'll Meet Again, Hard Ride)

They are on there for their groove metal albums - Metal_Treasure

I based my list on how much metal songs the band has in their discography,
They used to be a Glam Band which I think they had more metal songs than Hard Rock however they later became a full metal band - christangrant

Werent rly glam - EliHbk

2 Dokken Dokken Dokken are an American metal band formed in 1979. They split up in 1989 and reformed four years later.

I think they're there for George Lynch. I haven't heard much of their songs but I know George Lynch has been known for his neoclassical metal. - zxm

Metal riffs, metal solos, but the drumming makes them sounding more hard rock than metal.

Their first 4 albums contain several metal songs, they basically play metal riffs but with Hard Rock Drumming and Pop Chrous' - christangrant

3 Skid Row Skid Row Skid Row is an American heavy metal band, formed in 1986 in Toms River, New Jersey. They were very successful in the late 1980s and early 1990s, with their first two albums certified multi-platinum.

Yes, Slave to the Grind is metal. But their debut album wasn't that much metal even.

Slave to the Grind is why they are on there, it has several metal songs on it includin the title track. - christangrant

4 Stryper Stryper Stryper is an American Christian metal band from Orange County, California. The group's lineup consists of Michael Sweet, Oz Fox, Perry Richardson, and Robert Sweet.

A Christian band and they do Play metal they made a cover album that mostly contained covers of metal songs like Heaven and Hell, Highway Star, Over the Mountain and so on - christangrant

5 Quiet Riot Quiet Riot Quiet Riot is an American heavy metal band. The band was founded in 1973, by guitarist Randy Rhoads and bassist Kelly Garni under the name Mach 1. They then changed the name to Little Women, before settling on Quiet Riot in May 1975. The band's name was inspired by a conversation with Rick Parfitt of more.

They play both Metal and Hard Rock especially their albums with Randy Rhodes - christangrant

6 W.A.S.P. W.A.S.P. W.A.S.P. is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 by Blackie Lawless, who is the only remaining original member of the band.

They're metal, I have no doubts about it.

Only their first three albums were glam, I liked those but they didn’t hit their stride until The Headless Children, and then they made their best album, The Crimson Idol.

7 Nitro Nitro

They are there for Michael Angelo Batio. - zxm

They play both Heavy Metal and even Speed Metal - christangrant

8 Twisted Sister Twisted Sister Twisted Sister is an American heavy metal band originally from Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, and later based in Long Island, New York.

Burn in Hell is a metal song and later in their career they played more metal even a Christmas Album with metal songs. - christangrant

9 Def Leppard Def Leppard Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement.

Def Leppard's Glam stuff isn't metal at all they are on their for their debut album "On Through the Night"because it was apart of the NWOBHM movement and the song On Through the Night on High n Dry is metal but other than that their songs are pure Hard Rock or Pop Rock - christangrant

10 Motley Crue Motley Crue Mötley Crüe was an American metal band formed in Los Angeles, California on January 17, 1981. The group was founded by bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee, lead vocalist Vince Neil and lead guitarist Mick Mars.

I don't 100% agree with them being on there not sure why they are on the website, they sound more hard rock to me maybe they have some metal songs but I know songs like Girls, Girls Girls aren't metal - christangrant

I don't agree with them being on Metallum. They're not metal at all.

The Contenders

11 Seduce Seduce
12 Lion Lion

The band that made that Metal version of The Transformers Theme song - christangrant

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