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


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21 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

22 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!

23 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.

24 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.
25 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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26 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.
27 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

28 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.
29 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.

30 Def Leppard Def Leppard Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement.

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.

31 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
32 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

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 Skillet Skillet Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States. V 3 Comments
35 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.

36 Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine is a Nu-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.
37 Slayer Slayer more.
38 Guns N' Roses Guns N' Roses Guns 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 more. V 1 Comment
39 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.
40 Motorhead Motorhead Motörhead were an English heavy metal 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 metal and more.
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