Top 10 Metal Lists on TheTopTens with Too Many Non-Metal Items

There are many messed up metal lists on this site. A metal list with non-metal items is a bad list for me - a misleading list. Moreover, when there are too many non-metal items.
Why is this important?
Because, if you are a grunge fan, do you wanna see a grunge list with these bands in the top 10: Metallica, Slayer, Pantera, Megadeth, Mastodon, Dream Theater? But Pearl Jam are at #19.
I'm sure you don't wanna see this on grunge lists.
But this happens on many metal lists which is very annoying.

The Top Ten

1 Best Heavy Metal Songs Before 1970

There were no metal songs before 1970 and all items are wrong. Many people made comments on that list to say the songs were not metal. - Metal_Treasure

Can't tell if they are trolls or people who don't understand the meaning of something - Powerfultekin

2 Best Heavy Metal Bands of the 21st Century

This list is so bad that can't be fixed. I added metal bands and made a remix but it still looks awful. Here's the top 15:

1 Avenged Sevenfold
2 Slipknot
3 Disturbed
4 Five Finger Death Punch
5 Tool
6 System of a Down
7 Drowning Pool
8 Demon Hunter
9 Static-X
10 Trapt
11 Breaking Benjamin
12 Mastodon (the first metal band on that list and it's at #12 because I put them at #2 on my remix)
13 Lamb of God
14 Bullet for My Valentine
15 Godsmack - Metal_Treasure

I think it's kind of painful the fact that you refuse to consider Slipknot metal just cause it's more mainstream. Slipknot is definitely metal, even if it's just part of a subgenre. - somelifeonaplanet

3 Most Underrated Metal Bands of the 21st Century

Most of the bands in the top 10 are neither metal nor underrated. The list got improved over time, it looked much worse 2-3 years ago but it still sucks:
1 Breaking Benjamin
2 Seether
3 Men Without Armies (this item has been spam voted to #3, I am 100% sure)
4 Arch Enemy (it is metal and perhaps underrated)

5 Three Days Grace
6 Slipknot
7 Oomph
8 Primal Fear (it's metal + underrated, I added them and put at #1 on my remix, this explains the #8 spot)

9 System of a Down
10 Disturbed
(and the bands that are really metal and really underrated, aren't in the top 10) - Metal_Treasure

4 Worst Metal Bands

To be honest this list wouldn't exist if non metal bands weren't added. - Powerfultekin

Because Brokencyde, BOTDF, and Nickelback have never been metal. - somelifeonaplanet

@somelifeonaplanet, thank you for adding this! How did I forget it? Top 3 easily! LOL. As of Aug 1, 2018:
1 Limp Bizkit
2 Bring Me the Horizon
3 Linkin Park
4 Marilyn Manson
5 iwrestledabearonce
6 Asking Alexandria
7 Emmure
8 Babymetal
9 Brokencyde
10 Avenged Sevenfold
11 Attila
12 Hollywood Undead
13 Five Finger Death Punch
14 Anal C***
15 Blood on the Dance Floor - Metal_Treasure

5 Top Ten Heavy Metal Bands Formed Before Black Sabbath

There were only 2 metal bands formed before Black Sabbath - Deep Purple and Scorpions. All other items are wrong because the bands aren't related to metal. - Metal_Treasure

6 Greatest Metal Band of The 2000s

1 Avenged Sevenfold (not metal and not good; a generic band - too many rip offs)
2 Slipknot
3 Disturbed
4 Lamb of God (partly metal, they have some good songs but definitely aren't top 10 worthy)
5 Metallica (metal but I think they should be lower than #5, they weren't very good in the 2000s)
6 Mastodon (metal and good)
7 System of a Down
8 Killswitch Engage
9 Tool
10 Korn
11 Dream Theater (metal AND good but they are not even in the top 10)
12 Five Finger Death Punch
13 Children Of Bodom (metal band and good)
14 Bullet for My Valentine
15 As I Lay Dying - Metal_Treasure

7 Top 10 Proto Metal Bands

Deep Purple is the only relevant band on this list but they aren't even at #1:

1 Led Zeppelin
2 Deep Purple
3 The Jimi Hendrix Experience
4 Vanilla Fudge
5 Steppenwolf
6 Iron Butterfly
7 Blue Cheer
8 Grand Funk Railroad
9 Cream
10 The Jeff Beck Group - Metal_Treasure

8 Best Proto Metal Songs

What we have here? Many songs that can't be called "Proto Metal":

Helter Skelter - The Beatles, You Really Got Me - The Kinks, Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf, Sunshine of Your Love - Cream, Killing Floor - Jimi Hendrix, Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix, 21st Century Schizoid Man - King Crimson, I Wanna Be Your Dog - The Stooges, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - Iron Butterfly, and more songs that weren't related to metal. - Metal_Treasure

9 Best Metal Riffs Since 2000

Oh dear... one of the worst lists ever! There's only one semi-metal song (#5 damn Electric) and its riff is far from being a good metal riff, if it's a metal riff at all. All other bands and songs aren't metal. The list was made 3 years, 52 days ago.
As of Oct 8, 2018:
1 Stricken - Disturbed
2 Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold
3 Psychosocial - Slipknot
4 Before I Forget - Slipknot
5 damn Electric - Pantera
6 This Means War - Nickelback
7 Cowboy Way - Hellyeah
8 Jekyll And Hyde - Five Finger Death Punch
9 Side Of A Bullet - Nickelback
10 The Vengeful One - Disturbed
(check out my list "Metal Songs with the Greatest Riffs of the 2010s". Hear how metal riffs sound. Feel the difference) - Metal_Treasure

10 Saddest Sounding Metal Songs

The author submitted the list 5 years ago but the top 10 remained unchanged and it definitely needs some metal:
1 Darkness - Disturbed
2 So Far Away - Avenged Sevenfold
3 Of All These Yesterdays - Trivium
4 The Arms of Sorrow - Killswitch Engage
5 Pushing Me Away - Linkin Park
6 Lonely Day - System of a Down
7 Snuff - Slipknot
8 I Never Wanted - As I Lay Dying
9 I Won't See You Tonight, Pt. 1 - Avenged Sevenfold
10 Victim - Avenged Sevenfold - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Best Metal Albums from 2000 to 2017

Items and their order on the list are cringeworthy - there are only 2 metal bands on the entire list, Metallica and Lamb of God, but their albums aren't top 10 worthy:

1 Avenged Sevenfold - Avenged Sevenfold
2 St. Anger - Metallica (metal band but Metallica had better albums 2000 - 2017)

3 Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold
4 As the Palaces Burn - Lamb of God
5 Iowa - Slipknot
6 Scream Aim Fire - Bullet for My Valentine
7.5: The Gray Chapter - Slipknot
8 Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) - Marilyn Manson
9 The Poison - Bullet for My Valentine
10 Come What(Ever) May - Stone Sour
11 Toxicity - System of a Down
12 Golden Age of Grotesque - Marilyn Manson
13 City of Evil - Avenged Sevenfold
14 Sounding the Seventh Trumpet - Avenged Sevenfold - Metal_Treasure

12 Greatest Metal Bands of the 2010s

I just saw this list... oh god, it's one of the worst. Not much different than Greatest Metal Band of The 2000s.
In the top 10 there are only 2 metal bands - Metallica and Opeth. Of course, at #1 is A7X... gees - Metal_Treasure

13 Top Ten Modern Metal Vocalists

Oh god...the same exercise with the same irrelevant singers over and over again - M. Shadows, David Draiman, Serj Tankian, Chester Bennington, Myles Kennedy, Rob Zombie, Til Lindemann, Ville Valo, Trent Reznor, Jonathan Davis, Marilyn Manson, Brian "Head" Welch, Benjamin Burnley, Maynard James Keenan, Ivan Moody,... - Metal_Treasure

14 Most Aggressive Modern Metal Songs

A very cringy list - Metal_Treasure

15 Best Heavy Metal Driving Songs

Why the hell would anyone consider Offspring metal? They're clearly Punk. - CaptainMowzker

This is an old list made long ago but the author's original remix is still strong and influences the entire list (half of the items on the original remix aren't correct):

4 Bad Habit - The Offspring
5 Bat Country - Avenged Sevenfold
6 Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle) - Limp Bizkit
8 1000 Miles - Grinspoon
10 Highway to Hell - AC/DC - Metal_Treasure

16 Metal Songs With The Best Drum Intros

This list got improved over time thanks to users and visitors who added more relevant songs and made remixes. But still over 50% of the songs in the top 15 don't have to be there:
2 Down with the Sickness - Disturbed (was at #1)
3 Vendetta - Slipknot
5 Remenissions - Avenged Sevenfold
8 Ticks and Leeches - Tool
9 Your Betrayal - Bullet for My Valentine
10 Dead Memories - Slipknot
14 Welcome to the Family - Avenged Sevenfold
15 Welcome - Slipknot - Metal_Treasure

17 Top Ten Young Metal Guitarists
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Top Remixes

1. Best Heavy Metal Songs Before 1970
2. Best Heavy Metal Bands of the 21st Century
3. Worst Metal Bands
1. Best Heavy Metal Songs Before 1970
2. Best Heavy Metal Bands of the 21st Century
3. Worst Metal Bands


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