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
Metal band with many pop elements. Listen to Ritual, you will get my point. Great gateway band. - MattAffterburner
Ghost is a good gat way band. They're not to metal to scare of people and a lot of their songs are catchy and I find myself replay their songs.
Ghost are not metal! - hugocvd
Of all the bands on here Ghost is the best one for listeners to get into metal in this day and age. - NuMetalManiak7 Comments
The black album is the most popular metal album of all time, and Enter Sandman is the ultimate gateway metal song, besides Paranoid of course, which is what got met into metal as well as Sandman. - MattAffterburner
And that’s exactly why The Black Album became popular. - Userguy44
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.14 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
I agree. A "christian band" is a band that has christians in it, but they are not limited to crappy Jesus pop. I'm a catholic who writes thrash and death metal songs. - MattAffterburner
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
Not very heavy? That is arguable... but no one can deny they are dark moody and the first to truly strike fear in parents... with essays on war, politics, religion and counter-religion i.e.; flirting with topics of satanism, disenfranchisement, violence, suicide... the angst of youth. And 2 great front men in Ozzie and Dio. A good top 3 pick. Where is Zeppelin on this list?2 Comments
The Trooper is a good song to start with. - Userguy44
The band that got me into Metal! - RiverVibeZ
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.5 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
Best band ever - KrazzyMadd2 Comments
DIO was great with Rainbow, Sabbath and Solo. Show some love.people.
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
Any fantasy fan would love their album The Astonishing.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
Linkin Park has nothing to do with metal, but calls themselves metal.
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. - zxm5 Comments
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.
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
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.
Do you like Hip Hop?
Yes? You do like rapping & sounds of a turntable?
Well, I see my friend, Limp Bizkit is just made
Songs like "Rolling" and "My Generation" are
just your songs for every good party. - CannibalCorpse
Believe me, they are not for non metal heads
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
I know people who listen to rap but still love system4 Comments
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.
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!
Even though he’s a great artist and has many anthems with Black Sabbath, since when is Ozzy Osbourne a Band?
Many huge epics, Diary of a Madman to No More Tears, but stick to produced records... Ozzie is not great live.
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
Imagine them hearing Eyeless for the first time. - Userguy44
How stupid. They don't like metal so you offer them a more extreme metal band? Makes sense - EvilAngel
How are they even on this list? They will freak so-called 'Mainstream' listeners out
Um are you sure?
Ok why tf are they even here?
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
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.
They have many songs that aren't heavy so you should check this band
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
BMTH is not a metal you uneducated
Everyone likes alternative music, helmet is great - ryanrimmel
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
The godfathers of the mosh pit - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak
Do they have any songs that you can understand the lyrics.
I mean Killing In The Name was a bit confusing.
Not metal. - Userguy44
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?!
Amazing band ever1 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.
They have a lot of rap elements in thy're songs
Youth of the nation & Boom are the two
songs everybody knows and likes - CannibalCorpse
I'm pretty sure a mainstream Pop or Rap fan would piss their pants and avoid Metal like a plague for the rest of their lives if Mayhem was the first Metal band that was shown to them. - RiverVibeZ
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
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