Top Ten Rock/Metal Bands that Get Too Much Praise/Hype

The Top Ten

1 The Beatles The Beatles The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented more.

I agree with bands being influential and amazing at the time doesn't directly make them amazing. Over time, the Beatles are a band that sounds more and more dated/simplistic and I personally don't think that they are the greatest band ever. For an example of an old band that still sounds great today, take King Crimson, a band so unique and innovative that I haven't heard anything quite like them even today. Feel free to disagree with me, after all it's just my opinion, but these are my thoughts on the matter. - kempokid

Edgy teens who hold anything in contempt that non-edgy, non-teens might like, take particular pleasure in disliking the Beatles.

The Rolling Stones & The Doors are much better.

They’re really nothing special, musically. Being influential doesn’t make them special, a lot of rock bands from their time were better. Their instrumentation is pretty generic, John Lennon was a weak vocalist, and also a terrible person.
At least I can listen to the few songs of theirs I like and know he’s not getting any royalties.

2 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. Currently there are two members. The lead singer, Tyler Joseph, and the drummer, Josh Dun. At the 2016 American Music Awards, they won two AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, and Favorite Alternative Artist. Twenty One more.

Truly Terrible band. A band with an Annoying fanbase, overrated lyrics, and a a band which just tries to hard, I just cannot stand TOP.

3 Kreator Kreator Kreator is a German thrash metal band from Essen. Their style of music is similar to that of their compatriots Destruction, Sodom and Tankard; along with those three bands, Kreator has been referred to as one of the "big four" of Teutonic thrash metal, and they are often credited with helping pioneer more.

In the metal underground, as well as the thrash community, Kreator is extremely overrated. Their small fanbase is rabid and extremely defensive, like a lot of extreme metal fanbases.

4 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal 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.

Despite the fact that I love this band, I cannot deny that the fans hype them up as something that they're not, they aren't one of the best bands ever, just a high quality modern rock band - kempokid

Too overhyped. They’re not even good. - awesomedp900

I’m so frigging tired of hearing about them. They’re good but Hail To the King was vastly garbage, it had 3 good songs. Sounding The Seventh Trumpet was just horrible. Nothing is worse than Got Your Six, though. By far the worst metal album I’ve ever listened to.

5 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.

I find them to have a lot of amazing songs, but they definitely have some filler mixed in. Their albums are in general somewhat boring to listen to, so they are a band that I tend to just pick certain songs from albums (except Sheer Heart Attack, that one's near perfection). I think that they are great, but not quite one of the greatest bands of all time - kempokid

There’s better songs than Bohemian Rhapsody. Just because Mercury could sing highs and he sang when he was dying doesn’t make him the best singer of all time. Ronnie James Dio did the same thing and he was a way better vocalist.

6 Megadeth Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. Megadeth was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine was fired from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums to date, and have gone through many lineup changes, with Dave more.

I’m sorry Dave :/ the thing about the fans is that when Metallica made load/reload and St. Anger, they bashed on them. And when megadeth made songs that sounded like disco pop, they praised what they did. Not to mention, they keep saying “dave wrote em all” which is not true. - awesomedp900

7 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.
8 Falling in Reverse Falling in Reverse Falling in Reverse is an American post hardcore band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2008, signed to Epitaph Records.

Not really in my opinion - EliHbk

9 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, singer John "Ozzy" Osbourne, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward. more.

Black Sabbath is the most overrated Heavy Metal band ever. I'll give it that they're influential and there are some admittedly good songs, but I think they critically get way too much attention. If Metallica is overrated due to its popularity and fans, I'd say the same applies to Black Sabbath in terms of critics, who just so happen to love putting them on 1st place on any given Metal list. That, and personally, their work just doesn't stand out much compared to Metallica, Iron Maiden and even some modern bands like Slipknot (dare I say). Also, I don't see Ozzy as being that good of a vocalist either. And lastly, they DIDN'T ENTIRELY CREATE THE METAL GENRE! Deep Purple and Scorpions are also pretty pivotal in Metal's development and deserve just as much acknowledgement. - CrimsonShark

Their first few albums are amazing, the 3 Dio albums are also epic, but they have a lot of albums that are not particularly good. I still believe that they deserve a lot of their praise, but they are far from perfect - kempokid

10 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.

I love them, but they’re overrated and they lack variety. Plus the vast majority of their output in the 90’s was awful.

The Contenders

11 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Pink Floyd was an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters more.

Their 4 peak albums are all absolute masterpieces, but I find most of their other work to be fairly dull and lackluster - kempokid

They’re good but there’s better rock bands.

12 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.
13 Death Death Death was an American death metal band formed in 1983 by Chuck Schuldiner. Death is considered to be one of the most influential bands in heavy metal and a pioneering force in death metal. Its debut album, Scream Bloody Gore, has been widely regarded as the first death metal record, while the band's more.

Again, I love them, but they’re not the best death metal band. I’m not a fan of Chuck’s vocals.

14 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.

Sure Nirvana has some good lyrics, but they're musicianship is Mediocre at best in my opinion. A lot of their songs sound the same, and Kurt Cobain is one of the most overrated Guitar players ever in my mind. They just seem to slide up and down the same notes over, and over again. Plus they are far from one of the best Grunge bands.

Not much variety in my opinion. - WastedBeers666

15 System Of A Down System Of A Down System of a Down formed in 1994 as an Armenian-American Alternative Metal group from Glendale, California. The band name is sometimes shortened to System or SOAD. more.

I like them but they’re overrated slightly.

16 Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch, often shortened to Five Finger or Death Punch, also abbreviated as 5FDP or FFDP, is an American Alternative Metal/Alternative Rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2005, the band's name comes from the kung fu movie The Five Fingers of Death.

Everything before Got Your Six was good, but that album was garbage. They pretty much sold out with that album.

17 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 amazing but too much hype - EliHbk

18 Skillet Skillet Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.
19 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.
20 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.
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.
22 Radiohead Radiohead Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).
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