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.

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2 Bodies - Drowning Pool

This song is Nu Metal. - TheDarkOne_221b

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

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3 Freak on a Leash - Korn

It comes close but still qualifies as rock.

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4 Bring Me to Life - Evanescence

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

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5 I Stand Alone - Godsmack

I think this one is self explanatory.

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

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

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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.

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

The Contenders

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

Hard Rock is what it comes down to.

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12 You're Going Down - Sick Puppies

No explanation needed.

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

Alternative Rock no where near Metal.

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15 Chop Suey! - System of a Down

Still really heavy though. - Userguy44

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16 In the End - Linkin Park

Hard Rock/ Alt. Rock at best.

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17 Paranoid - Black Sabbath UListen to Sample
18 Feed the Machine - Red

Alternative Metal/Heavy Post-Grunge but not Heavy Metal. - Soulstealer

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19 Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses UListen to Sample
20 This Means War - Nickelback UListen to Sample
21 This Means War - AC/DC UListen to Sample
22 Hot for Teacher - Van Halen UListen to Sample
23 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana UListen to Sample
24 Man In the Box - Alice In Chains UListen to Sample
25 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

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26 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

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