Worst Metal Bands Live


The Top Ten

1 Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson is an American rock band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Formed in 1989 by frontman Marilyn Manson and Daisy Berkowitz, the group was originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids with their theatrical performances gathering a local cult following in the early 1990s. ...read more.


As if his studio vocals aren't bad enough. On the album, he sounds like he is whispering into the mic, but when he's live, he sounds like a really bad Punk-Rock singer who's high on something. - ryanrimmel

Manson isn't fair to have on this list because he sucks even on record.

He hasn't been doing so good with live performances now. Two years ago he vomited onstage because he's been performing while sounding very sick. I think it would've been best if he cancelled the shows and went home.

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2 DragonForce DragonForce DragonForce are a British power metal band based in London, England. Formed in 1999, the group are known for their long and fast guitar solos, fantasy-themed lyrics, and electronic sounds in their music to add to their retro video game-influenced sound.

They can't play nearly as fast as they do on the album, and on top of that every fifth note is a mess-up. They suck live, mostly because they speed their music up... - ryanrimmel

F... off dragon force sucks

3 Sepultura Sepultura Sepultura is a Brazilian heavy metal band from Belo Horizonte. Their first album, Morbid Visions presented a proto-black metal sound with Wagner Lamounier of Sarcófago. Sepultura's sound varies by the album, from thrash metal, groove metal, and even death metal.

The new Derrick Green Sepultura is just god-awful. The Cavalera days were great. Derrick Green tries to do a death growl but it ends up sounding like a fart. Sepultura should just end now, because they aren't the same band without the Cavaleras. - ryanrimmel

4 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 Heavy Metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2005, the band's name comes from the kung fu movie The Five Fingers of Death.

Completely disagree amazing performance live

From what I've seen, I am not impressed one bit by this band live. They sound bad. - ryanrimmel

5 As I Lay Dying As I Lay Dying As I Lay Dying is an American metalcore band from San Diego, California. Founded in 2000 by vocalist Tim Lambesis, the establishment of the band's first full lineup, which included drummer Jordan Mancino, occurred in 2001. As I Lay Dying has released six albums, one split album, and two compilation ...read more.

I could never understand what Tim is saying live, it was awful. - ryanrimmel

I totally agree with ryan - Ananya

6 Sodom Sodom Sodom is a German thrash metal band from Gelsenkirchen, formed in 1981. They have gone through many line-up changes, leaving bassist vocalist Tom Angelripper as the only constant member.

I saw videos of them at Wacken, the drummer kept pounding the snare over and over (which was annoying), and the vocals were not nearly as good as they used to be. Sodom is a great band though. - ryanrimmel

7 Mastodon Mastodon Mastodon is an American heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in early 2000 and composed of bassist Troy Sanders, guitarists Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher and drummer Brann Dailor.

Saw Mastodon recently on their Emperor of Sand tour and they were great everyone's vocals were good, except for Dailor who was sick. Really they were great live.

I've heard mixed things, but I've actually seen the band and they were great - ryanrimmel

I've seen them twice and was disappointed both times. Real shame, their recorded music is amazing.

8 Periphery Periphery Periphery is an American progressive metal band based in Washington, D.C., formed in 2005. They are known for their heavy, progressive sound which employs poly-rhythmic patterns and soaring melodies. They are credited with popularizing the modern djent scene. Over time they have progressed from djent ...read more.
9 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. ...read more.
10 Symphony X Symphony X Symphony X is an American progressive metal band from Middletown, New Jersey. Founded in 1994, the band consists of guitarist Michael Romeo, keyboardist Michael Pinnella, drummer Jason Rullo, lead vocalist Russell Allen and bassist Michael Lepond.

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11 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". ...read more.
12 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative 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). ...read more.
13 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.

David Lee Roth is the only problem

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