Top 10 Most Overrated Death and Black Metal BandsBands that are overrated from both black and death metal. Also to clarify overrated does not mean bad but rather that something gets more attention and praise then needed.
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The band is good but it is not even close to the best death metal bands, and it is not the most brutal.
A lot of other death metal, grindcore and black metal bands are way more brutal - Anonymous1234
How are they overrated if everyone hates them? - Userguy44
I agree they are overrated because I believe there are many death metal bands that are better but aren't more popular than Cannibal Corpse. - Metal_Treasure
I agree but this band is as bad as people make them out to be They are talented just not better than bands like Opeth and more. - christangrantV 1 Comment
Overrated Garbage band their song Forever Winter barley sounds like metal at all it sounds more like (ironically) a Christmas Carol - christangrant
They aren't black metal
I agree but only because people claim Dead as being the best extreme metal vocalist. Attila was just as good, and Dead only appeared on two live albums and a demo I believe. Live in Leipzig is one of my favourite live albums though. - IronSabbathPriest
Quite overrated I'll add.
I sorta agree and disagree
Illuid Divinum Insanus was one of the worst metal albums ever but then again Altars of Madness is one of the best ever so... - christangrant
This band should be number one this list. Chuck shuldiner was not that great of a guitarist
As with Mayhem, it's more to do with the fanbase idolising him to death. Even Varg himself thinks his fanbase is close minded. - IronSabbathPriest
Explains itself to be honest.
Essentially quite overrated.
Children of Bodom is overrated. But they aren't only a death metal band. Alexi Laiho often mixes power metal or sometimes even neoclassical metal to his songs. So, I can't say that they're strictly a death metal band. Even their best solo, Kissing the Shadows is a power metal solo.
Plus, I think that Alexi Laiho is a lot better guitarist than Dave Mustaine or Kirk Hammett. - zxm
I agree Alexi is a better guitarist than Hammett and maybe better than Mustaine. Alexi is one of the best guitarists in melodic death metal. Jeff Loomis joined Arch Enemy 2 years ago and he's Alexi's biggest competition. - Metal_Treasure
Not saying they aren't overrated but just curious: Why do you think they are overrated? Their solos or riffs are bad played? Or drumming is bad, or growling is bad performed, or screaming, or what?
You DO need to explain every item on this list and give decent reasoning. Just saying "Essentially quite overrated."... is pointless.
By the way, the dueling solo to Kissing the Shadows is one of the most technical solos in metal and is like 1:30 minutes long at a very high speed. Have a nice day. - Metal_Treasure
They are probably on the list because they are one of the most famous death metal bands, and for some people, famous = overrated. Personally I find Amon Amarth more overrated. - Alkadikce
Um I don't find this band overrated coming from someone who isn't a big fan of them. - christangrant
I don't think I need to explain why for this one.
"I don't think I need to explain why for this one."
Umm, I think you DO need to explain this one and all other entries...
Napalm Death never been my cup of tea but can you explain this one for me, please? - Metal_Treasure
Haha, more like underrated. Not many people know them but one of their albums is considered a masterpiece. - Metal_Treasure
M_T is correct this band is underrated - christangrant
Left Hand Path and Clandestine were great albums, Wolverine blues wasn't good as their first two, but after that they sucked
They don’t get as much love as they deserve honestly.
This band is underrated in my opinion - christangrant
Not as overrated as other bands on this list.
They aren't very good and most metal fans don't like them so I can't say they are overrated. - Metal_Treasure
Kind of overrated.
Yes, the are deninitely one of the most overrated bands - Anonymous1234
Definitely top 10 material.
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2. Cradle of Filth
3. Cannibal Corpse