Top Ten Softest Metal Bands


The Top Ten

1 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.

Ghost is a great band, and they're a pretty mellow band - ryanrimmel

Their music by comparison to their appearance gives me an ironic feeling... - somekindofaguy

They only look scary - music is soft and pretty poppy, most of the songs sound like rock to me. - Metal_Treasure

Yeah I don't think that they are a heavy metal band, more like rock or soft metal - SoldierOfFortune

2 Queensryche Queensryche Queensrÿche is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 in Bellevue, Washington, out of the local band the Mob.

Not a heavy band, but not the softest. - somekindofaguy

3 Nightwish Nightwish Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and lead singer Tarja Turunen.
4 Scorpions Scorpions Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker. Since the band's inception, its musical style has ranged from hard rock to heavy metal.

Yes, some of their songs are metal, but even those songs aren't that heavy... - somekindofaguy

There are only a few metal songs and I can only think of one off the top of my head, Sails of Charon - SoldierOfFortune

In fact, they don't have many metal songs. - Metal_Treasure

5 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.

Yes, one of the softest bands. Also very poppy. - Metal_Treasure

6 Bon Jovi Bon Jovi Bon Jovi is a hard rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's more.

Bon Jovi is more rock than metal. - RiverClanRocks

Nowhere near metal. Why are they on here, moreover at #2? - Metal_Treasure

Not metal. - somekindofaguy

7 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture more.

Linkin Park's not metal at all.

Not metal. - somekindofaguy

8 Rainbow Rainbow 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 more.

Yes. Except for Stargazer, A Light in the Black and Kill the King, they're pretty soft. - somekindofaguy

They were very heavy for the 70s but not for current generations of metal fans. - Metal_Treasure

9 Katatonia Katatonia Katatonia is a Swedish metal band formed in Stockholm in 1991 by Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström. The band has released nine studio albums spanning the course of three decades, and their tenth studio album, The Fall of Hearts was released on May 20, 2016.
10 Van Halen Van Halen Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 until 1985, the band consisted of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony.

Not a metal band.

The Contenders

11 Poison Poison Poison is an American hair/glam metal band that achieved great commercial success in the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s.

Not only the softest metal band (it's not actually metal), but also the softest hard rock band. - somekindofaguy

12 Porcupine Tree Porcupine Tree Porcupine Tree were an English rock band formed by musician Steven Wilson in 1987. The band began essentially as a solo project for Wilson, who created all of the band's music.

Not a metal band.

13 Dream Theater Dream Theater Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", but had to change its name to Dream Theater later. more.
14 Rhapsody of Fire Rhapsody of Fire

Yep, very soft, poppy and... cheesy. - Metal_Treasure

15 Staind Staind Staind was a heavy metal band formed in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1995. more.
16 Stratovarius Stratovarius Stratovarius is a Finnish power metal band that formed in 1984. Since their formation, they have released 16 studio albums, 4 DVD and 3 live albums.

Yes, they are very soft and even poppy. - Metal_Treasure

17 Avantasia Avantasia Avantasia is a German supergroup rock opera project created by Tobias Sammet, vocalist of the band Edguy.

Yes, they are very soft. Some songs are even poppy. - Metal_Treasure

18 HIM HIM 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.

Pretty soft and not metal - SoldierOfFortune

19 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition more.

Not metal. Actually most of the bands on this list aren't metal. - Metal_Treasure

20 Helloween Helloween Helloween is a German power metal band founded in 1984 in Hamburg, Northern Germany. The band is a pioneering force in the power metal genre, and their second and third studio albums, Keeper of the Seven Keys: Part I and Part II, are considered masterpieces of the genre.

Yes, Kiske era was softer, but Hansen era was pretty heavy. Dunno much about Deris... - somekindofaguy

@somekindofaguy: with A. Deris they are soft and unfortunately - too poppy (sound somewhat cheesy for the most part). - Metal_Treasure

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