This list is about bands that AREN'T METAL bands but bands in the Hard Rock genre that are the heaviest so please DO NOT submit bands like Nirvana and Metallica because they are not Hard Rock also i will not include bands like Black Sabbath and Deep Purple in my original list because they eventually turned metal
The Top Ten
They are pretty heavy hard rock band and because of their heaviness they have also been called a Southern Metal band but I think they are more hard rock than metal but regardless they are pretty damn heavy - christangrant
2AC/DCAC/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 1980, after which they hired Brian Johnson to ...read more.
They aren't metal but they are heavy that's for sure especially with tracks like This Means War and Riff Raff - christangrant
3ScorpionsScorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker. Since the band's inception, its musical style has ranged from hard rock to heavy metal.
4Van HalenVan Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 until 1985, the band consisted of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony.
Pretty Heavy Band Although they can be poppy as well (Jump Dreams Etc) - christangrant
5Guns N' RosesGuns N' Roses is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles formed in 1985. The classic lineup, as signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler. Apart from hard rock they are also ...read more.
Welcome to the Jungle, Paradise City and You Could Be Mine are pretty Heavy songs - christangrant
6WhitesnakeWhitesnake are a rock band formed in England in 1978 by singer David Coverdale, after his departure from his previous band Deep Purple.
Still of the Night is a quite heavy hard rock song. - Element119
7Motley CrueMötley 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.
Pretty Heavy for Glam Rock standards - christangrant
8Skid RowSkid 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.
9Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.
Can't deny they have some pretty heavy songs even if they are plagiarized - christangrant
10Quiet RiotQuiet 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 ...read more.
Oh yes they are pretty heavy come on feel the noise is a pretty heavy song - christangrant
11DokkenDokken are an American metal band formed in 1979. They split up in 1989 and reformed four years later.
I think some of their songs are pretty heavy for a glam band. - Element119
12W.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.
Buy far the “heaviest” Glam Rock/Hair Metal band. They could’ve played with Bon Jovi and Warrent...BUT could’ve also opened for SLAYER.
13Breaking BenjaminBreaking Benjamin is a American post-grunge/alternative metal band formed in 1998. The bands members all changed in the time between 2010 to 2014, with the exception of Ben Burnley (Vocals). The Ex-Members included Chad Szeliga (Drums), Aaron Fink (Guitar) and Mark Klepaspi (Bass). ...read more.