Top Ten Rock Bands Who Are Mistakenly Called Metal Bands
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41 As I Lay Dying
As I Lay Dying is an American metalcore band from San Diego, California. Founded in 2000 by vocalist Tim Lambesis, the establishment of the band's first full lineup, which included drummer Jordan Mancino, occurred in 2001. As I Lay Dying has released six albums, one split album, and two compilation ...read more.
42 Spinal Tap
43 A Day to Remember
A Day to Remember (often abbreviated ADTR) is an American rock band from Ocala, Florida, founded in 2003 by guitarist Tom Denney and drummer Bobby Scruggs. They are known for their unusual amalgamation of metalcore and pop punk. The band currently consists of vocalist Jeremy McKinnon, rhythm guitarist ...read more.
44 Christian Death
45 Deep Purple
Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, ...read more.
What? They actually invented the metal paradigm that every current metal band follows. Deep Purple also first used double bass on a fast metal song, and introduced almost all basic metal elements we all hear in contemporary metal.
50% of their songs are metal and 50% are hard rock. The fact that people know only their hard rock songs doesn't change the fact that Deep Purple have metal songs, too.
I also think that lots of people don't know what's the difference between metal and hard rock. - Metal_Treasure
46 Blood on the Dance Floor
Blood on the Dance Floor is an American scene duo currently consisting of Dahvie Vanity and Fallon Vendetta that formed in 2006. Former members include Jayy von Monroe (2009-2016) and Garrett Ecstasy (2009). All of them provided vocals to the project. ...read more.
They're not even a rock band either. They're an electronic group with horrible lyrics!
Just watch CountBlagorath's video on stupid metalheads making them relevant.
Just watch CountBlagorath's video on how stupid metalheads refer to BOTDF as "metal".
Rainbow are a British rock band led by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore from 1975 to 1984 and 1993 to 1997. They were originally established with Ronnie James Dio as the lead singer and lyricist. Rainbow were ranked No. 90 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. The band has sold over 28 million albums ...read more.
No, Rainbow shouldn't be on this list!
They wrote some of the metal masterpieces of all time - Stargazer, A Light In The Black, Kill The King, Gates Of Babylon.
How you dare to put them in one category with mediocre non-metal bands? - Metal_Treasure
48 Falling in Reverse
Falling in Reverse is an American post hardcore band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2008, signed to Epitaph Records.
49 Papa Roach
Papa Roach is an American rock band from Vacaville, California. Formed in 1993, their first major-label release was the triple-platinum album Infest.
It doesn't matter if they are rock or nu-metal. The lead singer sounds like he had a vasectomy and they completely suck. - SteelCity99
50 Alice in Chains
Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley.
They describe themselves as grunge. And grunge isn't a metal subgenre, it's a punk subgenre.
They were influenced by metal and have pretty heavy stuff but overall - not a metal band. - Metal_Treasure
51 Black Veil Brides
Black Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. ...read more.
Shinedown is an American hard rock band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 2001 and founded by members Brent Smith, Brad Stewart, Jasin Todd, and Barry Kerch.
53 Rage Against the Machine
Rage Against the Machine is a Funk Metal band formed in Los Angeles, California. The band consists of vocalist Zack de la Rocha, bassist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello and drummer Brad Wilk.
It's called rap metal but it's actually metal rap, or metal (c)rap. It's still rap and not metal because the song structure is a rap structure.
So called rap metal songs sound like mediocre metal covers of rap songs. - Metal_Treasure
54 Steel Panther
Steel Panther is an American comedy glam metal band from Los Angeles, California, mostly known for their profane and humorous lyrics, as well as their exaggerated on-stage personae that parody the stereotypical 1980s "glam metal" lifestyle. V 2 Comments
Poison is an American hair/glam metal band that achieved great commercial success in the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s.
56 Thirty Seconds to Mars
Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band consists of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević.
57 Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath are a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward . The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback . In 1978, ...read more.
Um, what? Black Sabbath are definitely metal. Just because they're not as heavy as later bands doesn't mean they're not metal.
Primus is an American rock band based in San Francisco, California, currently composed of bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Tim Alexander. Les Claypool is regarded as one of the best bassists of all time for his slap-bass ability in notable songs like "My Name Is Mud", "The Toys ...read more.
HIM is a rock band from Helsinki, Finland. The band was formed in 1992 by vocalist Ville Valo, and bassist Mikko "Migé" Paananen, under the name His Infernal Majesty.
60 Faith No More
Faith No More is an American rock band from San Francisco, California, formed in 1979. Before settling on their current moniker in 1983, the band performed under the names Sharp Young Men and later Faith No Man.