Top 10 Most Overhated Bands

The Top Ten

1 Nickelback Nickelback Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair.

Why do people hate these guys again? I mean, they're not god's gift to rock, but they're certainly not the musical antichrist people think they are. - Nickelstickman

I don't know much about this band nor do I care to look into them considering all the crap they get. Only song I know from them is Savin Me, and I like that song, I'll admit. Don't shoot me. - Mcgillacuddy

They aren't my cup of tea either but Hinder or 3 Doors Down is worse.

Nickelhaters are dead memes - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

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2 Creed Creed Creed was an American rock band, formed in 1993 in Tallahassee, Florida. The band's best-known line-up consisted of lead vocalist Scott Stapp, guitarist and vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.

I'll admit that they aren't the greatest band on the planet but they have plenty of good songs. I think they're underrated.

Creed may not be the greatest band to have ever existed but the musicans are talented why? Because the members went on to form Alter Bridge a band which was much more musically advanced and better than Creed however Creed isn't bad, The musicans are also good people especially Scott Stapp who is very nice to his fans and he started a foundation that raised millions of dollars to help children and familes in need so say that Creed is terrible band all you want but the musicans are good people. - christangrant

3 Saliva Saliva Saliva is an American rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996. Saliva released their self-titled debut album on August 26, 1997, through Rockingchair Records, a record label owned and operated by Mark Yoshida, who recorded and produced the release at his studio, Rockingchair Studios.

To be honest their not the best metal band I've listened to but their far from the worst metal band I've listened to.

Yeah don't deserve the hate. They aren't the worst out there. - Zizz

Not the best or worst - EliHbk

I like Some Songs From This Band (Click Click Boom Doperide Your Disease And Always - christangrant

4 Metallica Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". more.

They're hated for a lot of reasons.
1. St. Anger
2. Dave Mustaine left Metallica.
3. Metallica fans thinks that everything after MOP is bad
4. Their are a lot of metal haters
And more... - Userguy44

Metallica's well loved last I recalled not overhated nice try.

Metallica's not overhated. Even Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett don't get the hate for being overrated. - zxm

Metallica is actually very overhated mainly because of two kinds of people:
1. Biased metal haters who hate on this band just because they are the most popular one
2. Ignorant Megadeth fans who think Dave Mustaine wrote all of Metallica's "best" songs and say that Metallica has been crap ever since the Black Album and that they sold out and Megadeth never got bad even though Its arguable that Risk and Super Collider were very bad. - christangrant

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5 My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.

I understand that band isn't getting back together anytime soon (Sorry for rubbing salt in the wound). The only reason why I can think of is why their hated is because this band is considered emo. Still though their a decent band Black Veil Brides being worse though.

Honestly, this is an emo band I can actually enjoy. Quite creative and need I say it, not a bad band at all. - cjWriter1997

"ooh its emo you're emo"-literally everyone

People freak out when I say I like My Chemical Romance because apparently they are emo. - mmarce445

6 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative more.

They're overrated but they don't deserve the hate. - Userguy44

Eh Nickelback's more overhated to be honest.

By the site, they are actually a little overLOVED, but they've basically became a meme now so meh. - cjWriter1997

7 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.

They actually are overhated on this website, can't tell you the amount of times I have seen "Queen (or something related to them) is Overrated" and yes Overrated doesn't mean bad but everyone is saying it and howcome half (and maybe more) of the people who say this hate Queen? and for what they didn't do anything wrong they maybe overplayed on the radio but you shouldn't be surprised because radio overplays songs all the time and it's not just Queen and if you are sick of it just don't listen to it simple, - christangrant

More loved than hated. Otherwise who would believe Queen is top of "Top Ten Most Underrated Bands" list. - zxm

They're actually really hated. - Userguy44

They're only hated by people who prefer rubbish "music" or those who are fanatical about other bands i.e. they're jealous.

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8 Bullet for my Valentine Bullet for my Valentine Bullet for My Valentine are a Welsh metalcore/emo band from Bridgend, formed in 1998. The band is composed of Matthew Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget (lead guitar, backing vocals), Michael Thomas (drums) and Jamie Mathias (bass guitar). Former members include Nick Crandle and Jason more.
9 Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit is an American nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 1994. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland.

Their hate is much deserved.

Fred durst is the only one that deserves the h8

10 AC/DC AC/DC AC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014 . They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1979, after which they hired Brian Johnson more.

They are the most Overhated music artist in existence they make awesome music yet it seems they always get hate even though they did nothing to deserve it - christangrant

Yeah, yeah! You all hate AC/DC for sounding the same! That doesn't matter, the thing that matters is if the song has good quality, good lyrics and good vocals! NO-ONE UNDERSTANDS!

I think that the more you listen to them, the less you hate them!

AC/DC haters don't even know how to spell!

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The Contenders

11 Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse is a American death metal band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 1988. The band is known for their graphic album covers, explicitly violent lyrics and song titles like "I C** Blood" The group got into mainstream after performing the song "Hammer Smashed Face" in the 1994 film Ace Ventura: more.

Their hate is very deserved. - CaptainMowzker

12 Puddle of Mudd Puddle of Mudd Puddle of Mudd is an American rock band formed in 1991. To date, the band has sold over seven million albums and has had a string of No. 1 hits with their most famous hit being "Blurry".

I've seen several online pictures of being comparing this band to Staind for which one's more worse. Honestly their not the best post-grunge band out there but they aren't as bad as people make them out to be.

By the way, TOD's image and this band's image is same? - zxm

I don't know there the same to be honest same with the description uncertain why.

13 Slayer Slayer Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. They rose to fame with their 1986 album Reign in Blood, and is credited as one of the big four of thrash metal bands, the others being Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. more.
14 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition more.

Eh kind of but there hate is deserved they do RIP OFF and PLAGARIZE songs. Don't believe me? Then go to Metal Treasure's "Songs Led Zeppelin ripped off" list.

Yes, but there are bands who ripped of their original songs too. - zxm

But almost everyone likes Led Zeppelin... - Nickelstickman

They suck - mmarce445

Mmarce445 oh, shut up!

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15 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.

I don't get why loads of people hate Guns N Roses I mean sure their last two albums were bad but they so have loads of good songs as well but I don't see what makes them one of the worst rock bands ever ill admit they are overrated but they are also Overhated - christangrant

Yes, I agree with that guy, why does everybody hate GN'R so much? Their newest songs might be horrible, but guys, dig harder and you'll find some good GN'R songs!
Ok, they say Axl is a douchebag but I don't blame him for growing up in a violent environment!

16 One Direction One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) were a British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015. The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records more.

Eh kind of but there hate is deserved.

No I think they get just the right amount of hate - Mcgillacuddy

@BoredJeff02, I've added them for the same reason of JB. they aren't a rock band but they are on high of "top 10 worst rock bands" list. - zxm

17 All Time Low All Time Low All Time Low is an American pop punk band from Towson, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore, formed in 2003. The band currently consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Alex Gaskarth, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Jack Barakat, bassist and backing vocalist Zack Merrick and drummer Rian Dawson. more.

While not as good as The All American Rejects their still better than garbage called Mayday Parade!

18 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band is best known as one of the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal during the late 1990s - 2000s and are distinguishable by the band's clothing choices, consisting of black/red jumpsuits and horror inspired masks. more.

Not a fan of them either but some metal etlists overhated on them due them supposedly not being "Real metal". There is no real or fake metal, metal's just metal.

Psychosocial is a metal song, the riff and solo are 'classically based' - SoldierOfFortune

They are just as over hated as any nu metal band. - Metaladethaxer

I listen to Symphonic Metal, Technical Death Metal, some Black Metal, and Grindcore and I think that Slipknot are real metal.

I don't get why people say these guys are "faek metl"

edit: ok so now im actually not sure if these guys are metal or not the internet has confused me - wrests

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19 Kiss Kiss Kiss is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and the band's original manager, Lew Linet.

They are overhated. They have influenced every band there is and they're better than AC/DC and Guns'N'Roses combined.

They’ve inspired a lot of great music, but the sheer amount of cheap merch they’ve flogged over the years, their treatment of Peter Criss and Gene Simmons’s ego I think justifies the hate.

20 Hoobastank Hoobastank Hoobastank is an American rock band, formed in 1994 in Agoura Hills, California with lead singer Doug Robb, guitarist Dan Estrin, drummer Chris Hesse, and original bassist Markku Lappalainen.

While most of their songs were hit and miss they were still tolerable.

21 Coldplay Coldplay Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed more.

They're completely not offensive. Their first 4 albums are very good...why the hate?

Come on they're the best band ever they shouldn't even need to be on this list let alone being this low

They deserve their hate for being so damn generic.

I'm just curious, but why would you think Coldplay is generic? I'm just confused. I think of Coldplay as one of the most diverse and creative bands on Earth. - Nerdy_Demon

22 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1992 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. Their original name was Groundswell until they changed it to their current name in 1997. more.
23 Simple Plan Simple Plan Simple Plan is a French-Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec. The band has released five studio albums.

Their honestly not the worst pop-punk band out there.

24 Theory Of A Deadman Theory Of A Deadman Theory of a Deadman is a Canadian post-grunge band. Formed in 2001, the band is currently signed to Roadrunner Records as well as 604 Records. They were discovered by Nickelback lead singer Chad Kroeger.

I don't get the hate for this band admittedly they aren't the most unique 2000's band but are they really as bad as people say? No.

25 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative rock band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). more.

They deserve their hate their logo is a ripoff of Overkill's logo and further more "The Hail to the King" album is a rip off of the "Black" album by Metallica.

There is no proof that A7X ripped of Overkill's logo. If two pictures would be same, then I'd say Overkill ripped off old pirates logos. - zxm

Their logo looks too similar to Overkill's and they shamelessly rip off Metallica their hate is much DESERVED.

They deserve hate because of their logo?

26 Paramore Paramore Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York, and drummer Zac Farro.

Definitely overhated.

To been honest they are pretty mature for been Pop punk/Alt rock

27 Green Day Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock. Some more.
28 P.O.D. P.O.D. Payable on Death, also known as P.O.D., is a Christian nu metal band formed in 1992 and based in San Diego, California.

I generally don't like this band but I've heard worse to be honest.

29 Disturbed Disturbed Disturbed is an American nu metal/ alternative rock/ alternative metal band from Chicago, Illinois. The band comprises vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren. They are known for songs like "Down With the Sickness" and "Stricken" .

Their hate is well deserved... they aren't the saviors of metal music people make them out to be same with A7X.

They Don't Deserve The Hate
Because They Do Have Good Songs
Ex Sricken They Are Also Great At Doing Covers Land Of Confusion Sound of Silence - christangrant

30 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.

I'm a huge dragonforce fan but I'll admit their sound is not for everyone. Some people find them way too over the top, and it's okay to not like them. But they get way too much hate. - wizardlarry

I don't understand why they are hated they are an amazing band and Herman Li is a guitar god

31 Hole Hole Hole was an American alternative rock band that formed in Los Angeles, California in 1989 by singer and guitarist Courtney Love and lead guitarist Eric Erlandson.
32 Bon Jovi Bon Jovi Bon Jovi is a hard rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's more.
33 Emerson, Lake & Palmer Emerson, Lake & Palmer Emerson, Lake & Palmer were an English progressive rock supergroup formed in London in 1970. The band consisted of keyboardist Keith Emerson, singer, bassist, and producer Greg Lake, and drummer and percussionist Carl Palmer.

"Pretentious oversynthed and too artsy to be rock" Dumb argument by critics. They're amazing. Hated for making music musical.

34 Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.

Nah, they are UNDER-hated if anything. - benhos

Why do you say that? Part of their proceeds goes towards a cancer research foundation. They are literally saving lives with their music. - Nerdy_Demon

35 Korn Korn Korn is an American Nu-Metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David more.
36 U2 U2 U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have more.

I went to a U2 concert. It was awesome. They're too overhated. - Userguy44

37 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.
38 Blink 182 Blink 182 Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) more.
39 Jonas Brothers Jonas Brothers The Jonas Brothers were an American pop rock band. Formed in 2005, they gained popularity from their appearances on the Disney Channel television network.

I've added them here for a reason. They aren't a rock band but they are on top of every worst rock band list. - zxm

40 Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson is an American rock band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Formed in 1989 by frontman Marilyn Manson and Daisy Berkowitz, the group was originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids with their theatrical performances gathering a local cult following in the early 1990s. more.
41 Nirvana Nirvana Nirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. more.

To be honest I don't hate this band in fact I used to be a big lover of them however as I grew up I started to listen to other bands that were more complex than Nirvana and to be honest better than them which when I look back at nirvana they aren't as good as I remember them to be but that's just me they aren't bad but it gets annoying seeing them number 1 on so many lists especially lists about the 90s because I have heard much better but if you like them that's fine but they are overrated the 2nd most Overrated band in history in my opinion behind Led Zeppelin - christangrant

42 My Darkest Days My Darkest Days My Darkest Days is a Canadian rock band based in Peterborough, Ontario consisting of lead singer Matt Walst, bassist Brendan McMillan, drummer Doug Oliver, and keyboardist Reid Henry.
43 Saint Asonia Saint Asonia Saint Asonia is a Canadian rock band consisting of former Three Days Grace frontman Adam Gontier, Mike Mushok, Corey Lowery, and Rich Beddoe.
44 Art of Dying Art of Dying Art of Dying is a Canadian rock band fronted by Jonny Hetherington. The band is currently signed to Better Noise Records. Bassist Cale Gontier is the cousin of Adam Gontier, the lead singer of Saint Asonia and former lead singer of Three Days Grace.
45 Godsmack Godsmack Godsmack is an American rock band from Lawrence, Massachusetts, formed in 1995. The band is composed of founder, frontman and songwriter Sully Erna, guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill, and drummer Shannon Larkin.
46 Sick Puppies Sick Puppies Sick Puppies is an Australian rock band, formed in 1997. Sick Puppies rose to prominence in 2006 when their song "All the Same" was uploaded along with a video to YouTube.
47 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.
48 Asking Alexandria Asking Alexandria Asking Alexandria are an English metalcore band from York, North Yorkshire formed initially in 2008 by lead guitarist Ben Bruce along with former lead singer Danny Worsnop, bassist Joe Lancaster, keyboardist and synth player Ryan Binns, and current members drummer James Cassells and rhythm guitarist more.
49 Fun. Fun. Fun is an American indie pop band based in New York City. It was formed by Nate Ruess, former lead singer of The Format, with Andrew Dost of Anathallo and Jack Antonoff of Steel Train.
50 Arch Enemy Arch Enemy Arch Enemy is a Swedish melodic death metal band, originally a supergroup, from Halmstad, formed in 1996. Its members were in bands such as Carcass, Armageddon, Carnage, Mercyful Fate, Spiritual Beggars, and Eucharist.
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