Top 10 Songs that are Heavy but Not Heavy Enough to Qualify as Metal

These songs are heavy but they aren't metal like at all. They might come close but there's some element from the song that makes them sound more like hard rock than metal.

The Top Ten

1 Down with the Sickness - Disturbed

I don't this song is heavy enough for metal standards.

2 Bodies - Drowning Pool

This song is Nu Metal. - TheDarkOne_221b

I don't need to explain this one to be honest.

3 Freak on a Leash - Korn

It comes close but still qualifies as rock.

4 Bring Me to Life - Evanescence

The only modern song on this list I can actually agree with. - NuMetalManiak

5 I Stand Alone - Godsmack

I think this one is self explanatory.

6 Get Through This - Art of Dying
7 Feed the Machine - Nickelback

It takes more than a heavy riff to qualify as metal.

8 Hail to the King - Avenged Sevenfold

Yes, I'd rather call Afterlife a metal song. This song is between punk rock and hard rock. Maybe Synyster Gates played hard rock lead and Zacky Vengeance punk rhythm. - zxm

Hard Rock but no where near Metal.

9 I Hate Everything About You - Three Days Grace
10 Monster - Skillet

The Contenders

11 B.Y.O.B. - System Of A Down

Hard Rock is what it comes down to.

12 You're Going Down - Sick Puppies

No explanation needed.

13 Communication Breakdown - Led Zeppelin
14 I Will Not Bow - Breaking Benjamin

Alternative Rock no where near Metal.

15 Chop Suey! - System of a Down

Still really heavy though. - Userguy44

16 In the End - Linkin Park

Hard Rock/ Alt. Rock at best.

17 Paranoid - Black Sabbath
18 Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses
19 This Means War - Nickelback
20 This Means War - AC/DC
21 Hot for Teacher - Van Halen
22 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
23 Man In the Box - Alice In Chains
24 Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin

The opening intro riff is still very confusing. But this is an average hard rock/blues rock (heavy blues) riff. - zxm

25 Hush - Deep Purple

Deep Purple is a metal band. And this song is not very heavy. But some of the strumming of this song are heavy. It's a hard psych rock song. - zxm

26 Better Place - Saint Asonia
27 For You - Staind
28 Devour - Shinedown
29 Footsteps - Pop Evil
30 Courtesy Call - Thousand Foot Krutch
31 Thunderstruck - AC/DC
32 War - Linkin Park
33 Victimized - Linkin Park
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