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I really hate the time when people call this band a metal band! Foolish people! - Ananya
They're Nu-Metal, not rock or metal - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak
I still feel like most of these bands are here just because some true metalhead don’t consider them metal because they are not thrash, death, black or heavy metal. lol - Mixer
Nu Metal, Alternative Rock, Rap Metal, Rap Rock and sometimes Alternative Metal. What do you wish to call them?
They might have one or two Hard Rock songs but that doesn’t make them a Hard Rock band at all. - Undistinguished
Metal or not, I personally think they are a pretty good band. They're last album was very good - ryanrimmel
Pop / commercial metal, which destroys the very idea of metal.
Part of their stuff is modern hard rock.
Bottom line: not metal. - Metal_Treasure
Disturbed is definitely heavy metal/alternative metal
After seeing this I'm still trying to figure out what genre this band really plays. so far I've seen their guitar riffs aren't metal (I don't know if its hard rock or not). but I'm sure that their solos are metal solos. Because there solos are quite heavy. Especially there solos have some metal licks. For example check the last licks of Afterlife. It's very fast. And I can tell it's a metal solo. I mean, I haven't seen any hard rock solo's lick as fast as this. Only metal solos licks are fast as these. - zxm
By the way, the are a metal band. Though they are not an extreme metal band and their music isn't very heavy but they could be called a metal band. M. Shadows vocal is metal, Synyster Gates guitar solos are also metal solos, well Rev's drumming beats and Zacky Vengeance's guitar riffs are somewhere between hard rock and heavy metal. that's why some call them non-metal band. But they are a heavy metal band. - zxm
Why they are here? they ARE a heavy metal band.Just listen their power chords riffs.Synyster Gates solos and Zacky Vengeance's riffs are heavy metal riffs. - zxm
He never claimed to be metal. Sure he's made some metal sounding stuff but he's more industrial/shock rock.
I'm not a fan, but he is definitely metal
I'm his fan and I'm assuring you,he's not metal.shock rock,industrial,alternative rock. - say10
In fact Queen is more metal than Led Zeppelin is because Queen has a Metal song (Stone Cold Crazy) while Led Zeppelin doesn't - christangrant
Led Zeppelin themselves refuse to be labeled as metal. - Metal_Treasure
They are not satanic. There is nothing caked satan
If there wasn't Deep Purple,Uriah Heep or Black Sabbath at that time then they could be called metal. - zxm
I love NIN. They have some stuff that is metal, and some that isn't
Even Korn themselves don't see their music as metal.
They're called a metal band because they are one... - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak
No Nonpoint is definitely metal, there's the signature metal screams and some fantastic metal-sounding solos. See the Miracle album for example. Also what are Disturbed and Bullet For My Valentine doing here? They're also very much metal, even if nu-metal. - NuMetalManiakV 1 Comment
They are metal though... - christangrant
Their First Two Albums are Metal... - christangrant
It's foolish to think that Motörhead isn't metal. Even though Lemmy feels like he's more part of the Punk community, that doesn't make them not metal. It really doesn't take much to realize that they are heavy metal/speed metal. Just listen to them
@visitor - I listen to Motörhead because I like them but they aren't metal. Lemmy knows what metal is - metal is classically inspired or at least there are some classical music elements. But Motörhead are not classically inspired.
And because Lemmy knows what metal is, he also knows who invented it - Deep Purple.
It doesn't take much to learn what metal is and make proper logical conclusions. - Metal_Treasure
Although Mötorhead is often considered as a heavy metal band, Lemmy has always described Mötorhead's music as simply rock and roll. In 2011 he said: "We were not heavy metal. We were a rock'n'roll band. Still are. Everyone always describes us as heavy metal even when I tell them otherwise. Why won't people listen? "
Lemmy has stated that he generally feels more kinship with punk rockers than with metal bands. Motörhead, Lemmy states, have more in common aesthetically with The Damned than Black Sabbath, and nothing whatsoever in common with Judas Priest. - Metal_Treasure
1. Its spelled Nickelback
2. The only reason they are called metal is so people can put them on worst metal bands lists
3. They can play metal songs but they chose not to - christangrant
Yeah, they are actually core
I don't know how people think Nirvana is metal but the sad truth is some people do think that... - christangrant
Grunge band. many grunge bands are mistakenly called heavy metal. - zxm
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