Most Pop-Like Metal Bands

This is a list about metal bands (or at least bands that are considered as metal), who have a strong Pop-influence, such as very catchy and radio friendly choruses, easy-listening, many ballads and sing-along songs.

Vote for the most pop-like metal band in your opinion. Opinions vary, so don't take this too seriously.

And if you don't agree, make your own remix!

The Top Ten

1 Babymetal Babymetal Babymetal is a Japanese metal idol band. Their line-up consists of Suzuka Nakamoto as "Su-metal", Yui Mizuno as "Yuimetal", and Moa Kikuchi as "Moametal".

The queens of pop-metal hailing from Japan. - Juli

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2 Amaranthe Amaranthe Amaranthe is a Swedish heavy metal band notable for having three lead vocalists: Elize Ryd, Jake E. Lundberg, and Henrik Englund Wilhemsson, each presenting a different vocal style. Their second album, The Nexus, reached 6th on Swedish charts, 4th on Finnish charts, and reached a peak of 12th on the more.

Amaranthe mixes pop, eurodance, electronic, power metal and death metal elements in their music.

Yes, the vocals (especially elize ryd's vocals) and backing music is really pop sounding. Though some riffs are hard rock/metal riffs. I think that's a good thing. Good metal band to start with. - zxm

3 Within Temptation Within Temptation Within Temptation is a Dutch symphonic metal band founded in April 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt.
4 Sonic Syndicate Sonic Syndicate Sonic Syndicate is a heavy metal band from Falkenberg, Sweden. They are influenced by Swedish melodic death metal bands such as In Flames and Soilwork and American metalcore bands like Killswitch Engage and All That Remains.

Seriously... "Melodic Death Metal"!? that's ridiculous, they sound extremely cheesy and soft, the vocal style is mainy clean and pop-alike, and the instrumental work is kept very simple.
This is definitely a Pop-Metal band. - Juli

5 Disturbed Disturbed Disturbed is an American heavy 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" .

Great list!
I personally think disturbed sounds more like an alternative metal, not pop to my ears - ryanrimmel

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7 Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch is an American heavy metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2005, the band's name is derived from a fictional martial arts maneuver in the 2003 film Kill Bill.

It's more like "wannabe tough guy metal", but the choruses are in most cases very pop-like, the gutturals are rather radiofriendly in comparison with extreme metal bands and the instruments are very "easy-listening".

The first 2 albums weren't bad though, just a little simple for metal. - Flav

8 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal/metalcore (early) 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.
9 Avantasia Avantasia Avantasia is a German supergroup rock opera project created by Tobias Sammet, vocalist of the band Edguy.

Avantasia is a more complicated case and I have mixed opinions about them.
Yes, for some of their songs they deserve to be on this list. These songs are my biggest problem with Avantasia because I'm a massive fan of Tobi's voice but if I wanna hear his voice I have to listen to certain songs. On the other hand, Avantasia also have very complex epic songs with the best vocal performances on this list (vox from Tobi and all great guest singers). - Metal_Treasure

The high school Musical of metal

They got nominated for Germany's ESC-candidate but lost against some weebo girl. I'm not a fan of Avantasia but their Chance of winning would be higher since they sound not THAT dull...

10 Alter Bridge Alter Bridge Alter Bridge is an American rock band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 2004. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Myles Kennedy, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.

They aren't a metal band, just many people believe they are. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Volbeat Volbeat Volbeat are a Danish metal band which was formed in Copenhagen. They play a fusion of rock and roll, heavy metal and rockabilly.

They sound more like a hard rock and sometimes groove metal band - ryanrimmel

12 Alestorm Alestorm Alestorm is a heavy metal band originally from Perth, Scotland. Their music is characterized by a pirate theme, and as a result they have been dubbed a "pirate metal" band by many critics and their fanbase.
13 Ghost Ghost Ghost is a Swedish heavy metal band that was formed in Linköping in 2008. Ghost consists of 5 masked instrumentalists, known as The Nameless Ghouls, and a demonic anti-pope known as Papa Emeritus. They have released 3 studio albums and 2 EPs . Each album brings in a new version of Papa Emeritus. Ghost more.
14 Apocalyptica Apocalyptica Apocalyptica is a Finnish metal band from Helsinki, Finland formed in 1993. The band is composed of classically trained cellists Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Lötjönen, and Perttu Kivilaakso and drummer Mikko Sirén.

I really really love "Plays Metallica by Four Cellos", "Inquisition Symphony" and "Cult". "Reflections" was also pretty good, but...
the new albums are some kind of poprock metal with cellos? - Isaax

15 Rammstein Rammstein Rammstein is a German Neue Deutsche Härte and Industrial Metal band consisting of Till Lindemann (vocals), Richard Kruspe (guitar), Paul Landers (guitar), Oliver Riedel (electric bass), Christoph Schneider (drums) and Christian Lorenz (keyboard), that formed in 1994 in Berlin . more. V 1 Comment
16 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.
17 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.
18 Korpiklaani Korpiklaani
19 Poison Poison Poison is an American hair/glam metal band that achieved great commercial success in the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s.
20 Rob Zombie Rob Zombie Rob Zombie is an American heavy metal musician, film director, screenwriter and film producer. His career launched in 1985 when he formed the heavy metal band White Zombie. Following their breakup, he began a successful solo career. Zombie began directing in the early 2000s. His most famous movies are more.
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