Top Ten Bands Whose Songs All Sound the SameThese bands... Just try something different for a change.
Pretty much the first band that comes to mind. Aside from their best songs like Back in Black, Thunderstruck and Highway to Hell, once you've listened to these, you've listened to them all. Their sound barely ever changed. They have some hidden gems hidden in their albums though.
Well, I like AC/DC, but I have to agree that they sound very similar and sounds like they are parodying themselves. There are prime examples of this: "TNT", "Jailbreak", and "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"; "You Shook Me All Night Long" and "Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pullution"; and everything with the 12 bar blues riff to name a few. They use the minor pentatonic scale and power chords for all of their songs and write about the same stuff. Like I said, I like AC/DC, they just sound the same.
I wouldn't say all of their songs are similar, they just follow the same formula in almost every song.
As much as this band is one of my favorites. I still think they're repetitive.
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Nothing more repetitive, its objectivity fact.
I like some of Disturbed's songs, but their songs sound WAY too much the same, like, how can you not say that both Down with the Sickness and Ten Thousand Fists has very similar sounding riffs?
I love me some Disturbed but the vocal riffs in more than a few songs sound a tad too similar to one another.
Disturbed hasn't changed much over the years, in any aspect, but their songs usually sound different.
Actually LP experimented with a lot of genres including Nu Metal, Alt Metal, Alt Rock, Rap Rock, Electronic Rock & even Pop Rock on their final albums for which they started getting the bad reputation of selling out. Them being placed higher on this list is kinda ironic since the only reason they started experimenting is because critics started accused them of being monotonous & samey. Seems like some people just keep searching for reasons to hate a band/artist they dislike
People, please stop fanboying. Several of LP's songs sound the same and have the same build up. (Rapped verse, sung chorus, rapped verse, sung chorus, bridge, chorus). And most of their repetitiveness comes through in their LATER stuff. Take What I've Done and New Divide for example. Sung in a very similar way, and with similar stuff. So overall, please stop saying LP's songs don't sound the same. You're just making the band look even more overrated than they already are.
I don't like this band, but they drastically changed their style over time so it doesn't really deserve to be on this list.
A Thousand Suns and Minutes To Midnight sound different than Meteora and Hybrid Theory though.
Your right, but its not like its any use, I mean you can't even kind of make out the lyrics. the music itself is basically just blast beats on the drums and sweep picking on the guitar for five minutes and finally its over.
All of them are basically growling, generic fast riffs, fast drumming, and similar lyrics. There isn't a single song that sounds very diverse for this band. Not saying it out of hate, but as facts
I think Dying Fetus almost fits this more; though I love both bands
With Breaking Benjamin I already know what to expect with their songs.
1. Generic Guitar riff
2. Average but not special singing
3. Boring drums
4. Average lyrics
5. Repetitive bass
6. Mediocre sound in the process
I don't understand how this band gets all the love they get. Every song is generic hard rock at it's most boring. And It's hard to distinguish one song from another. Do us a favor BB...change it up a bit
It's untrue. The last two albums sound different from the others , and their tracks are different even in the previous works
Yeah honestly... I like Breaking Benjamin, too, but they haven't really changed their sound at all.
Eh. As a fan, I kinda agree but there are a few songs that sound different than most of their songs.
Edit: Actually not that repetitive at all
Every single imagine dragons song follows the exact same structure.
Quiet, boring and repetetive verse -> Loud, overdone, overcomplicated boomy chorus
Same body, different dressing.
Should be number one!
Tool's formula for every song - rehash boring older stuffs and make obvious attempts to disguise uncreativity by incorporating painfully monotonous fillers and also, slap 'progressive' tag on them. One of the worst bands in existence today.
This band is beyond boring. Their songs could literally be used as a medium for torturing criminals. Recollecting a particular scene from A Clockwork Orange, when Alex was coerced into watching unpleasant acts.
Terrible excuse for a metal band! Toolheads have the audacity to compare their beloved, unimaginative, soulless band with Pink Floyd - truly an abominable attitude! All of their songs uses the same formula of endless repetition of recycled riffs and grating sounds of pots and pans accompained by random robotic noises in the background. Their music is like an overbloated bag of unhealthy chips - zero substance! Overstretching 3 minute songs by stuffing useless and boring fillers to create illusion of musical progression.
100% agree with this, all the songs from this horrible excuse for a 'Metal' band are monotonous and sleep inducing, same over bloated, directionless and dull composition in almost every song since Anaemia. No, they're not creative nor they're the Pink Floyd of Metal, it's an insult to Pink Floyd to be associated with a garbage band like Tool, as their names suggest their fanbase comprises Tools.
If someone says EVERY Tool song sounds the same, and connects it with a Perfect Circle saying that their music sounds like Tool, is either uneducated or is deaf.
I love this band, but you have to admit that their style, at least in their original albums, is very predictable and to-the-point. RatM have such a recognizable style because most of their songs share so many of the same features, formulas, themes, etc. I think of it like a lifetime supply of chocolate. It's hella good, but you know what you're gonna expect.
This is coming from someone who hasn't listened to Renegades yet, by the way.
They're great but their songs sound pretty similar, since their themes and feeling are similar.
It sounds different but it's the same basic concept. I wouldn't vote.
The same? No, each song is unique. Maybe with the exception of a few songs from "golden cobra".
Not sure if the person who put this on here is deaf or trolling. If anything, they're one of the most versatile music artists of all time. A Rush Of Blood To The Head and Music Of The Spheres sound like they were created by two completely different bands.
Sort of. Pretty much all on Parachute sounds the same. Pretty much all on Ghost Stories sound the same (with a TKOL esque). Pretty much all of their latest stuff sound the same, but less or more it is easy to know which album and such from which.
Each album is different but the songs are similar within the albums.
Everything sounds like Viva la Vida.
How many times do they have to mention the word "heart"?
I used to think Slayer songs sound the same but after listening to a lot of thrash metal (long ago) I realised that in fact they have tried out various styles of extreme thrash. I'm not a Slayer fan by any means, but the reason people think their songs all sound the same is either that they aren't used to extreme metal, or that they compare them to the other three of the big four who have jumped on any trend in the 1990s.
Show No Mercy has an NWOBHM vibe but faster, I wouldn't even consider it thrash metal rather than speed metal. Hell Awaits is significantly heavier, has more complexly structured song (possibly the peak of the band's songwriting), the vocals are also less clean and the 1980s sounding reverbed production of the debut is gone. Reign in Blood can be described as Hell Awaits without any complexity and system, I honestly believe it has hardly anything to show apart from its heaviness. South of Heaven almost never leaves mid-pace territory and has some almost clean ...more
Almost 65% of their songs have the same drum beats and same vocal speed.
The band was comprised of Kurt Cobain (Vocals, Guitar), Dave Grohl (Drums) and Krist Novoselic (Bass).
Nirvana is most well-known for their albums Bleach, Nevermind, In Utero and MTV Unplugged in New York and their songs "About a Girl", "Smells Like Teen Spirit", "Come As You Are", "Lithium", "In Bloom", "Heart-Shaped Box", "All Apologies" and "Pennyroyal Tea". The band is known for being one of the most influential bands of all time. Together with Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and Alice In Chains, the band is part of the Big 4 of Grunge. ...read more.
A lot of Nirvana songs have gibberish lyrics followed by a occasional grunt or scream. And with average guitar playing, decent singing but yeah definitely sounds the same to me.
Are you serious? I'm not even a Nirvana fan, but there's absolutely no way that they belong on this list. At least they have a bit of variety.
Nirvana the same? That's stupid
I agree somewhat, not ALL of their songs sound alike, but a lot of them have a depressing yet beautiful theme. They are not bad at all.
Even though Evanescence is one of my favorite bands and always will be, their songs are a bit repetitive per album.
Way too repetitive, with similar themes - They think they can stay in the limelight like that...laughable.
I sadly have to vote for Evanescence. Their music is good, but just all sound depressing.
I really only thought they only had one song...
Their lyrics are all just random sentences that sound epic and fantastical, but has no real meaning. They sound the same in pretty much all of their songs
ZP Theart was the better lead singer. All the songs are the same "blah blah blood hope glory blah blah fire fury something something" to be true
Kind of the same problem as AC/DC. Same formula, same chemistry, distinctive vocal work. Know 4 songs, know them all.
No. Their style was constantly changing. Heck, the White Album itself is a myriad of styles.
Yes because Helter Skelter and Let It Be sounds the same.
Nope! That's the most versatile band ever.