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


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21 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is a Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band released their first album in 1999 and was well received by critics and fans. The group gained success after the release of their second studio album, "Iowa". more.

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

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22 Babymetal Babymetal Babymetal is a Japanese metal idol band. Their line-up consists of Suzuka Nakamoto as "Su-metal", Yui Mizuno as "Yuimetal", and Moa Kikuchi as "Moametal". V 2 Comments
23 Blind Guardian Blind Guardian Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large more.

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?
A dragon is your pet?

Farewell my friend, Blind Guardian shall be
the band you'll love! - CannibalCorpse

24 Ladybaby

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 manju"

Nippon means Japan in Japanese - CannibalCorpse

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25 Nightwish Nightwish Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and lead singer Tarja Turunen.
26 Deep Purple Deep Purple Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, more.

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.

27 Helmet Helmet Helmet is an American alternative metal band from New York City formed in 1989. Founded by vocalist and lead guitarist Page Hamilton, Helmet has had numerous lineup changes, and Hamilton has been the only constant member.

Everyone likes alternative music, helmet is great - ryanrimmel

28 Bring Me The Horizon Bring Me The Horizon Bring Me the Horizon is a British rock band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2004, the group currently consists of vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls, and keyboardist Jordan Fish. They are signed to RCA Records globally and Columbia Records exclusively more.

BMTH is not a metal you uneducated

29 Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage is an American metalcore band from Westfield, Massachusetts, formed in 1999 after the disbanding of Overcast and Aftershock.

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

30 Anthrax Anthrax Anthrax is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker. V 1 Comment
31 Within Temptation Within Temptation Within Temptation is a Dutch symphonic metal band founded in April 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt.
32 Slayer Slayer more.

No. Slayer is one of the more extreme thrash metal bands like Kreator. - Lucretia

33 DragonForce DragonForce DragonForce are a British power metal band based in London, England. Formed in 1999, the group are known for their long and fast guitar solos, fantasy-themed lyrics, and electronic sounds in their music to add to their retro video game-influenced sound.
34 Rainbow Rainbow Rainbow are a British rock band led by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore from 1975 to 1984 and 1993 to 1997. They were originally established with Ronnie James Dio as the lead singer and lyricist. Rainbow were ranked No. 90 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. The band has sold over 28 million albums more.
35 Motorhead Motorhead Motörhead were an English heavy metal/Hard Rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member; guitarist and songwriter Larry Wallis; and drummer Lucas Fox. The band's harsh vocals and fast paced tempos helped inspire speed more.
36 Queen Queen Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury more.

Terrible and pop rock - Lucretia

37 Skillet Skillet Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States. V 3 Comments
38 Deftones Deftones Deftones are an American alternative metal band from Sacramento, California. The band, which was founded in 1988, consists of Chino Moreno, Stephen Carpenter, Frank Delgado, Abe Cunningham and Sergio Vega.

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.

39 Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine is a Funk Metal band formed in Los Angeles, California. The band consists of vocalist Zack de la Rocha, bassist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello and drummer Brad Wilk.
40 Hevisaurus Hevisaurus
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