Top Ten Metal Bands for People Who Don't Like Metal

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?


*Please, don't be a metal elitist!*

The Top Ten

1 Ghost Ghost Ghost is a Swedish heavy metal band that was formed in Linköping in 2008. Ghost consists of 5 masked instrumentalists, known as The Nameless Ghouls, and a demonic anti-pope known as Papa Emeritus. They have released 3 studio albums and 2 EPs . Each album brings in a new version of Papa Emeritus. Ghost more.

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

The metal version of Led Zeppelin - Lucretia

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2 Metallica Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". more.

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. - BoredJeff02

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.

Their's 90s songs maybe, but 80's songs are bit heavy. - zxm

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3 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward. The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback. In 1978, more.

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

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4 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm guitarist Adrian more.

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!

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5 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal/metalcore (early) band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). more.

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

Seriously? This band should be at the top..This is the band that got me into Metal..I love them! - ishon

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.

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6 Dream Theater Dream Theater Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", but had to change its name to Dream Theater later. more.

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...)

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7 Judas Priest Judas Priest Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. The band has sold over 45 million albums to date. They received a lot of popularity due to their big hits Breaking The Law, You've Got Another Thing Comin', and Living after Midnight which were played on the radio a more.

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

8 Dio Dio Dio was an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, after he left Black Sabbath with intentions to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath member, drummer Vinny Appice.

DIO was great with Rainbow, Sabbath and Solo. Show some love.people.

9 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture more.

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 metal

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10 Limp Bizkit

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.

You might don't like them but they're still
a Metalband - CannibalCorpse

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The Contenders

11 Tool Tool Tool is an American progressive metal/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. more.

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

12 Megadeth Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums, and their biggest hits are Symphony of Destruction, Holy more.

Believe me, they are not for non metal heads

13 Queensryche Queensryche Queensrÿche is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 in Bellevue, Washington, out of the local band the Mob.

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.

14 Disturbed Disturbed Disturbed is an American heavy 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" .

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.

15 System of a Down System of a Down System of a Down formed in 1994 as an Armenian-American Nu Metal group from Glendale, California . The band name is sometimes shortened to System or SOAD. more.

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...

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16 Bullet for My Valentine Bullet for My Valentine Bullet for My Valentine are a Welsh metalcore band from Bridgend, formed in 1998 . The band is composed of Matthew Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget (lead guitar, backing vocals), Michael Thomas (drums) and Jamie Mathias (bass guitar). Former members include Nick Crandle and Jason James; more.

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

17 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.

Deserves to be much higher. These guys are legends!

18 Korn Korn Korn is an American Nu-Metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David more.

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

19 Ozzy Osbourne Ozzy Osbourne John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath more.

Many huge epics, Diary of a Madman to No More Tears, but stick to produced records... Ozzie is not great live.

20 Helloween Helloween Helloween is a German power metal band founded in 1984 in Hamburg, Northern Germany. The band is a pioneering force in the power metal genre, and their second and third studio albums, Keeper of the Seven Keys: Part I and Part II, are considered masterpieces of the genre.
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