Top 10 Rock Songs that are Mistaken as Metal Songs but Aren't Metal

General rock songs that are mistaken as metal songs. It's common for the following songs to be mistaken as Metal when in reality they aren't. Some people honestly can't tell the difference between the two.

The Top Ten

1 Given Up - Linkin Park

The guitar riffs are more punk based than Metal and the aggressive screams doesn't make it qualify as Metal. - SomePersonYouHate

Not really. The guitar riffs feel more rock oriented than punk. But that's just me, but I 100% agree. This song is hard rock, NOT metal. - TheDarkOne_221b

2 Before I Forget - Slipknot

Slipknot might be aggressive but this song and most of their discography is not metal. - SomePersonYouHate

3 Stricken - Disturbed

Lots of Disturbed songs get mistaken as Metal such as this one. - SomePersonYouHate

4 Chop Suey! - System of a Down

System of a Down is a band that defies music genres, and that is among many reasons why they are awesome.

They're awesome, but the only genre they are is Rock. Maybe Punk could be another one but they're not like Linkin Park (AKA A band that has tried several genres) - SomePersonYouHate

It's pure alternative rock nowhere near Metal in the slightest. - SomePersonYouHate

I actually thought this was nu metal. - AnimeDrawer

5 Back In Black - AC/DC

I knew ever since that this wasn't a metal song. - AnimeDrawer

The fact that this song is on the best Metal songs list is kind of questionable. - SomePersonYouHate

6 Helter Skelter - The Beatles

It might be heavy for the Beatles but it's nowhere near Metal. - SomePersonYouHate

7 Psychosocial - Slipknot

The riff might be heavy but I wouldn't call this Metal at all. - SomePersonYouHate

Slipknot is metal - SamMcI0036

8 Toxicity - System of a Down

It might be aggressive but again aggressiveness does not define Metal. - SomePersonYouHate

9 Bring Me to Life - Evanescence

I thought this was hard rock. - AnimeDrawer

Alternative Rock not Metal at all. - SomePersonYouHate

10 Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold

This song is NOT Metal and Avenged Sevenfold is NOT metal either. - SomePersonYouHate

The Newcomers

? In a Gadda Da Vida - Iron Butterfly

The Contenders

11 Down with the Sickness - Disturbed
12 Bodies - Drowning Pool

Actually, this is metal. - TheDarkOne_221b

13 The Unforgiven - Metallica

This song IS Metal. It's a ballad but it's still Metal. - SomePersonYouHate

14 In the End - Linkin Park
15 Crawling - Linkin Park
16 Last Resort - Papa Roach
17 I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister
18 Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold
19 The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin
20 Dance with the Devil - Breaking Benjamin
21 Freak on a Leash - Korn
22 Riot - Three Days Grace
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