Most Overrated Metal Bands

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41 Messhuggah

They suck ass? Using 7 string and 8 string guitars is just a terrible idea, as a guitarist I tend to avoid bands that tune any lower than drop B. And all the songs are creative, but they're terrible guitar tone ruins every possibly good song with they're "brutal" drop g# riff.

42 Mayhem Mayhem Mayhem is a Norwegian black metal band formed in 1984 in Oslo, regarded as one of the pioneers of the Norwegian black metal scene.

Legendary is unequal to great. Honestly, this is just mediocre black metal in its "prime." Terrible vocals that sound like some talentless drunk attempting to be evil at a karaoke bar. Blast beats all the way through, and mind bogglingly repetitive guitars that I can't stand. Its only atmospheric when you try to force yourself into thinking so. Crappy lyrics with no thought, combine with ear grading music and you've got a band that I will never be able to appreciate

I like black metal (Immortal, Gorgoroth and Bathory mostly) but their satanic fanboys worship them. They think their concerts are rituals for the devil. Also both the vocalists suck, that means you Dead. Also the guitar playing is very simple rarely playing any solos. The drummer always plays blast beats. There is nothing special about this band.

This band is only known for criminal activity and freezing moon is the most repetitive pointless song ever. At least burzums music is actually good.

How can Mayhem be on this list. Mayhem was one of the greatest Metal bands of all time. - Rambles

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43 Mastodon Mastodon Mastodon is an American heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in early 2000 and composed of bassist Troy Sanders, guitarists Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher and drummer Brann Dailor.

So overrated! I have no idea why so many people are into them. They're just boring, uninteresting, and mediocre at best. Really terrible band in my eyes. - SYLFan1234

Boring awful just no way interesting

44 Death Death Death was an American Death Metal band formed in 1983 by Chuck Schuldiner. Death is considered to be one of the most influential bands in heavy metal and a pioneering force in death metal. its debut album, Scream Bloody Gore, has been widely regarded as the first death metal record, while the band's ...read more.

Death practically shaped the entire death metal genre and always managed to say one step ahead of their contemporaries (minus the crappy Sound of Perseverance). Not overrated in the slightest.

They're good but they weren't the first death metal band. Possessed was.

All of Death's albums were great except The Sound Of Perseverance which was okay. - Rambles

Death is overrated? Not in the slighest! Chuck was one of the most influental and best songwriter and guitarist in metal.Liste to some of his masterpieces like "Spiritual Healing","Spirit Crusher","Voice of the Soul","Lack of Comprehension","Crystal Mountain" and many more.Albums "Human","Symbolic" and "The Sound of Perseverance" are true masterpieces - DejanKalinic

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45 Lamb of God Lamb of God Lamb of God is an American heavy metal band from Richmond, Virginia. Formed in 1994, the group consists of vocalist Randy Blythe, guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler, bassist John Campbell, and drummer Chris Adler.
46 Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin is a American post-grunge/alternative metal band formed in 1998. The bands members all changed in the time between 2010 to 2014, with the exception of Ben Burnley (Vocals). The Ex-Members included Chad Szeliga (Drums), Aaron Fink (Guitar) and Mark Klepaspi (Bass). ...read more.

This isn't even metal, but it is overrated and sucks.

47 Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock/metal band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.

Overrated? They're more underrated. Especially on TheTopTens.

Uh, NIN isn't metal. Sure they made some metal sounding stuff like March of the Pigs and Mr. Self Destruct but they never claimed to be metal. Plus they're underrated.

Marilyn Manson is way more overrated than this amazing band.

There name sounds like Nine Tailed Fox

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48 Sevendust Sevendust
49 Dark Angel Dark Angel Dark Angel is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California formed in 1981. Their over-the-top style (extremely fast, heavy and lengthy songs with lots of tempo changes, lyrics and extended instrumental parts) earned them the nickname "the L.A. Caffeine Machine". Although Dark Angel had ...read more.

These guys, replacing Anthrax as one of the Big 4? My arse.
A crappy guitar production, monotonous drums, bland vocals, same-y riffs and a lack of songwriting ability.
Slayer made this work in 1986, these guys didn't.

We Have Arrived - Their best, amazingly. Sloppy, inconsistent, unformed and raw. And yet, perfectly acceptable Speed/Thrash.

Darkness Descends - A generic and overlong version of Reign In Blood.

Leave Scars - The same as above, but with longer songs and a slightly better production.

Time Does Not Heal - Same as above, but with songs that are WAY to long and a better production.

See a general theme here? Dark Angel are not cutting edge (Slayer) or ever improve on an idea (Morbid Saint)

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50 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.

I'd say they are overrated for their genre. But as a whole metal genre, they aren't that much of overrated. - zxm

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51 Enslaved Enslaved Enslaved is a Norwegian extreme metal band formed in Haugesund in June 1991. They are currently based in Bergen, Norway.
52 Evanescence Evanescence Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.

I don't understand why they are constantly being labeled with the metal tag when they don't play metal

Because their fans think they are. Even though they're rock.

53 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. ...read more.

Man, these guys are pretty overrated, at least in my opinion. Sure they have a few good albums, but a lot of it is pretentious rubbish with technical overuse to steal ponies from the Omar down in the clouds I see a map we arrive at the autopista que bien llegamos a casa desde un árbol muy sabroso sin arrogancia

54 Manowar Manowar Manowar is an American heavy metal band from New York City, New York. Formed in 1980, the group is known for lyrics based on fantasy and mythology.

Manowar first four albums were great and influenced many bands like Viking era Bathory. After the first four they became a joke. - Rambles

55 Hellyeah Hellyeah Hellyeah is an American heavy metal supergroup, consisting of Mudvayne vocalist Chad Gray, former Nothingface guitarist Tom Maxwell, bass player Kyle Sanders, guitarist Christian Brady and former Pantera and Damageplan drummer Vinnie Paul.

Are they really overrated? I've never met one person that would fess up to liking Hellyeah (rightfully so. They're garbage)

Are these guys overrated? Hell Yeah. - ThatoneMetalhead

56 Iced Earth Iced Earth Iced Earth is an American heavy metal band from Tampa, Florida. It was formed in 1985 under the name Purgatory by guitarist and main songwriter Jon Schaffer and original drummer Greg Seymour.

These guys go to underrated section - DejanKalinic

57 Scorpions Scorpions Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker. Since the band's inception, its musical style has ranged from hard rock to heavy metal.
58 Neurosis Neurosis Neurosis is a post-metal band, based in Oakland, California. They formed in 1985 as a hardcore punk band, and their sound progressed towards a doom metal style that also included influences from dark ambient and industrial music as well as incorporating elements of folk music.

This band is not overrated

Neurosis underrated? I strongly disagree. - ThatoneMetalhead

59 Capture the Crown
60 Summoning

Repetitive and cheap sounding. Most of the melodies aren't even good. (Land of the Dead is utter brilliance, though)

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