Top Ten Metal Bands for People Who Don't Like MetalCannibalCorpse Hey you! Yes,YOU! You don't like metal because it's "just noise" or you know a person
who thinks that? Well, here are bands for YOU which could be the first band you could like.
Or you go a party with music you don't like? What about these bands. Maybe they fit perfect?
And after listening to this bands & you still don't like METAL... IT'S ABSOLUTELY OKAY. ENJOY YOUR MUSIC & HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY BECAUSE EVERYBODY IS AWESOME!
*Please, don't be a metal elitist!*
The Top Ten
Of all the bands on here Ghost is the best one for listeners to get into metal in this day and age. - NuMetalManiak
Ghost was #1 on my remix. They are a softer metal band with catchy lyrics, what's not to like? - ryanrimmel
I agree pop fans may like them - their songs are pretty poppy and comfortably simple. - Metal_Treasure
Ghost are not metal! - hugocvdV 5 Comments
There was a point in my life, where I had a huge dislike towards Metal music that point of my life is over. As soon as I listened to Metallica's Kill 'Em All that just changed everything for me. It was a cool album. While I'm not a big fan of metal, I do think this is a great metal band.
I like Metallica. But of all metal bands, it needs to be said that they really are the most benign of them all. They're easy to listen to, easy to follow, and for the most part, they make decent hard rock. That's not a bad thing.
You can't top Metallica. Everybody loves Metallica.
Black album has the most accessible ones - hugocvdV 13 Comments
RE "Their songs have greatly influenced each metal genre." I agree they influenced doom metal but all the rest is a big stretch. Christian metal isn't a music subgenre - it's a group of bands with lyrics inspired by the Bible but they can play any metal subgenre: thrash, death, power, etc. Paranoid isn't even a metal song. War Pigs created power metal? LOL. I need to stop... - Metal_Treasure
Not very heavy, just very distortion heavy. They have quite a few rock anthems that are pieces of musical art no matter what music is your thing (paranoid, war pigs, iron man.) They also score a few bonus point for being the pioneers of metal (along with Zeppelin) - Ledjam17
Sabbath bloody sabbath :/ - whitestripeslover300
This is the band you should start with when listening to heavy metal. Their songs have greatly influenced each metal genre. Here are a few:
After Forever - Christian Metal
Symptom of the Universe - Thrash Metal
The Writ - Prog Metal
Black Sabbath - Doom Metal
War Pigs - Power Metal
Paranoid - Mainstream Metal
They have a lot of songs that more "mainstream" listeners can listen like: The Trooper, Run to the Hills, 2 Minutes To Midnight. Iron Maiden is the band that got me into metal. Great entry level band.
I generally don't like metal songs it's too heavy for my taste but Wasting Love and Blood Brothers are great song for fellow rock listeners out there.
I love iron maiden but look at the name of this list!
Noobies, start with Wasted Love to warm up to Bruce's voice, then venture to Run to the Hills to experience the most controlled multi-range vocalist ever in metal. Great musicianship and marketing brand icon in Eddie!V 3 Comments
Seriously? This band should be at the top..This is the band that got me into Metal..I love them! - ishon
They're probably not the greatest but easy enough to be listened by non-metal heads. Metallica no. 1? Metallica is my favorite band since I was 5, but really? They're just too heavy at their lightest for non metal heads
Although they are a hard rock band but their have a generic rock sound and that there is some songs that leans to metal influences but stays close to hard rock and other influences
This band deserves higher place.When I was eleven I really hated metal and at thirteen when I realized that I was hearing to A7X when I was a little kid,I was shocked,since I knew by heart the lyrics of Afterlife.And then I started hearing more songs and now they are one of my favorite bands and I really like metal music.For a start to this genre I reccommend it to you.V 2 Comments
I had crossed them on my remix for a reason. Because prog metal songs are very long compared to other usual genres. So a person who is used to listen songs of 3/5 minutes will surely turn away from a song of 20 minutes even before starting it. So songs of 5/6 minutes with will be best for the beginners. - zxm
This is avant garde metal, a more contemporary Rush with similar formula... world class drummer and keyboardist, ridiculously high range vocals, progressive writing and arrangements. Sharp, crisp rhythmic sound... Pull Me Under is epic, dare you to keep car under 80 MPH during that 6 minutes.
Too progressive. - IronSabbathPriest
Lol not even all metal fans like dream theater... You need to be a musician to enjoy their music. They only have a few songs that are accessible to people who aren't fans of metal, or progressive music. (I absolutely love DT by the way...)V 2 Comments
On par with Iron Maiden as leaders of the British metal invasion, another world class vocalist and showman who invented the leather and studs fashion so often adopted in metal... and the gay community. Proven acceptance of his sexual orientation shows metal fans are not as hard narrow-minded as genre would suggest, it's the voice and talent that matters.
"Breaking the law"...It's the perfect song
to drive with your bike around your neighborhood
& feeling like a roadie on route 66. - CannibalCorpse
Actually You've Got another thing coming or living after midnight would be better for pop fans in my opinion - Toucan
DIO was great with Rainbow, Sabbath and Solo. Show some love.people.
Linkin Park have it all from a pop, electronic music and rap songs to heavy songs with crawling and dirty guitar and lyrics
Though a not a Metal band, Everyone new to Rock music will easily like Linkin Park and it's really awesome too...
Even if they aren't a metal band still bands like these attracted me towards metal. - zxm
This is not metal but without them I will never know metalV 4 Comments
Why is this on here? Limp Bizkit isn't metal, it never was, and with never will be. GET IT OFF!
Some good stuff here for venting your anger, a pioneer in fusing hard rock/metal with inner city hip hop, after of course, Faith No More and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Ego killed this band as well as unfortunate Woodstock gig. Shame, see it too often.
Lol. Nobody likes Limp Bizkit.
Limp Bizkit IS A NU METALBAND!
You might don't like them but they're still
a Metalband - CannibalCorpse
This and Limp Bizkit (because I was into Hip Hop) got me into metal. Now I enjoy meshuggah, marilyn manson, sepultura, crowbar and Pantera. Though I probably would have like Pantera anyways. So this is the only actual metal band that got me into metal.
One of the greatest and most original of ANY rock genre of all time, Brilliant! SL
"Metaljesusrocks" once said,that their vocalist was nude at one of their shows - CannibalCorpse
Believe me, they are not for non metal heads
In 1991 my girlfriend was irritating me with Queen of the Reich and earlier "primal screamer" stuff (I did not get it). Silent Lucidity sucked me in, I bought the album, changed my life and view of metal forever.
Geoff Tate has such great vocal range and control, and next couple albums showed great maturity, evolving into more melodies and bluesy ballads, less primal screams, and still sharp clever writing, great entry for noobies.
Along with Metallica's Black Album, Q was integral in my development as a metal fan the next 25 years. I now appreciate Operation Mindcrime and those earlier primal scream hits, some of my favorites in all metal, and I have since added Pull Me Under, Dead Memories, Chop Suey, and all of Metallica's hits as "deserted island" must haves. It is a shame the division that Queensryche has become, not the same without Tate.
Looks like metal but is heavy metal and hard rock.Really good band for beginners of the genre.If you want to get a taste listen to some of this songs:Stricken,Indestructible and Warrior.Personally is a great band with good quality lyrics and epic melody.I reccommend them to you.
Another band noobies will want to screen on iTunes before investing in a whole album. Aerials, Chop Suey, and Toxicity are their mainstream hits for a reason, start there. Unique Middle Eastern flavor, too. But beware, they do veer off in some strange directions with most songs.
System of a Down are the reason I first got into metal, they are awesome
I got into metal thanks to System of a Down
System of a Down are one of the best bands of their kind.I first listened to them when I was about 5.And I liked two of their songs,Toxicity and Chop Suey.After 7 years or so,I discovered by luck one of their songs,Chop Suey and I remembered that I knew it! And that's how I started listening metal...V 4 Comments
Actually this is an annoying band because girls think they'll be cool if they listen to it
I am so much bullet for my valentine... and I'm sooo die heart fen of this brue:0 band...!
Lots of girls love this band!
They like good looking artists :/...
But they also like these songs which
have a nice melody like "All these things",
"Tears don't fall" or "Bittersweet Memories". - CannibalCorpse
Deserves to be much higher. These guys are legends!
Is associated with Hip Hop, Dubstep, electronic music and has bagpipes in its music sometimes, that's four things that mixed well into well (well, excepted for the electronic part in my opinion). Something catchy that can easily be gotten into.
KoRn is a great metal band for dubstep fans and the unpluged album they made great for who like more rock or classic Music, they have a cool music videos with a strong massage
They Are my favorite band jhonathan, fieldy, head, monkey and David are great
Freak on a leash is a masterpiece
Narcisstic Cannibal is a song for Dubsteb
Fans. - CannibalCorpse
KOrn Ar Pioneros oF meTaL, soRRi for mai ba dEngliCH but iAm MejYcano xdd kakakkaa
Many huge epics, Diary of a Madman to No More Tears, but stick to produced records... Ozzie is not great live.
How stupid. They don't like metal so you offer them a more extreme metal band? Makes sense - EvilAngel
Dead memories is perfect for a non metal fan
Most stuff is guttural hardcore metal that scares most folks off... if they can even get past the haunting masks... quite theatrical and great musicianship. However they do have more melodic songs, like Dead Memories, that are perfect for my tastes. Pick and choose on iTunes before buying a full album.
Not that Slipknot is the most accessible band (Albeit there are some really soft (And I mean Alternative Rock sounding) songs in their catalog).
However, in terms of bands with harsh vocals, Slipknot is probably your best bet. And unknowingly, the band "might" help you get into Death Metal. Not saying Slipknot plays Death Metal, although there is a strong influence on some songs based on that sub-genre, when preparing yourself for bands like Death, Morbid Angel and Amon Amarth, Slipknot will help to get you on that root (hopefully). - CrimsonShark
Worst band ever. - Ananya
The craziest and most popular Kawaii band
of the world.
Their most popular song is "Gimme Chocolate"
BUT their weirdest song is "Iine"
It's a mixture of J-Pop,Hip Hop & Death Metal...Yeah,it's...weird but awesome! - CannibalCorpse
I am not sure a typical pop fan would like them. Blind Guardian songs are too complex for the most part, with too much symphonic arrangements. Another problem would be their dense sound - the overlapping vocal harmonies make your ears process too many notes per second. From my experience, lyrics are also a problem because people say they don't understand what Blind Guardian are talking about. Typical pop fans would like something simple and generic. - Metal_Treasure
These guys made songs based on books. They are automatically the best. - Merilille
You like the middle ages or fantasy stories?
Rpgs like THE ELDER SCROLLS?
A dragon is your pet?
Farewell my friend, Blind Guardian shall be
the band you'll love! - CannibalCorpse
I thought the comment below said nutellaish style
J-POP mixed with Nu metallish style and electronica?
I know it's weird but it's kind of cool.
They play kawaii metal and they do "party songs".
It's hard to describe the style.
Just watch the videos from their song
Nippon means Japan in Japanese - CannibalCorpse
What makes them NOT metal? They were pioneers during the metal birth, along with Zeppelin and Sabbath, and like them, had a unique sound and the greatest metal keyboardist in John Lord.
Yes they have poppy hits in the 70s everyone knows and are good for noobies and guitar wannabes, but Perfect Strangers was my real intro and brings a dark crunchy edge and the album has good clever humor too (Knockin on Back Door). Rock Hall in 2016, finally.
Musical ability of the members is that enough
Technically not metal, but they are still good.
Everyone likes alternative music, helmet is great - ryanrimmel
BMTH is not a metal you uneducated
Awesome band! This band got me into metal! - Pegasister12
Howards voice is...AMAZING!
Ever listened to "the arms of sorrow"?
Hurry up and listen to it!
It is wonderful - CannibalCorpse
Not real metal though - CabadePartyhunter
Not a metal band.
They have a huge variety and a lot of elegance that other metal bands lack. Listening to Opeth soothes me and takes me to some totally amazing place.
If they can't handle their heavier stuff, try playing them their more softer stuff.
How come they aren't in the top ten?!
Are you crazy!? THIS SHOULD BE NUMBER ONE!V 1 Comment
Noobies should check out what these guys can do covering other artists songs... Duran Duran, Sade, these guys put a great spin on otherwise pop hits, with unique distortion and haunting vocal arrangements.
Yes, Youth of Nation... great drum and rhythm track to drive to, with an flavoring of rap and electronica Clever.
Youth of the nation & Boom are the two
songs everybody knows and likes - CannibalCorpse
He once grilled a steak for me and guess what?!
-HE BURNED IT - CannibalCorpse
Introduce them to nice, crispy cornflakes, arsonist, murdrerer, and kvlt Varg Vikernes! Don't worry, he'll share his crispy cornflakes with you cause crispy cornflakes are trve kvlt. - SirSkeletorThe3rd
Great range, whether you like head banging and screaming, or chilling to lush guitar ballads and acousticals, if you can get past Meine's accent. Schenker one of the greatest guitarists.
Tons of mainstream pop hits, but their best raw metal stuff lies in the B sides and pre-Photograph albums under Mutt Lange's tutelage. Gotta love Bringin on the Heartache/Switch 625, God's of War.
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