Worst Metal Bands of All Time

The Top Ten

1 Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit is an American nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 1994. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland.

Fred Durst is a guy that makes deliberate mistakes. I have no idea why they were considered metal. I'm glad that they moved to Lil Wayne's record label. Brokencyde are worse but they are not considered metal, they're crunkcore.

Ya I think Limp Bizkit should be first, the first 30 seconds to 9 teen 90 nine was good then it just... Well what do you even call that? I can see what they were trying to do but rap and metal are kind of an odd combination.

I hate this band so much, but not for any crazy reason that you would typically find on this website, I only hate this band cause it always feels like they put 0% of effort into their performance. The lead singer is just embarrassingly awful in his singing, their lyrics can be summed up with just the words uninspired and immature, plus the fact that they single-handedly ruined the Nu Metal genre for me. I used to feel as though I was alone with my distaste for their music, so seeing them at #1 was very reassuring on my stance.

Always loved em there are much worse like Cemetery rapist or butcher babies

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2 Bring Me the Horizon Bring Me the Horizon Bring Me the Horizon is a British rock band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2004, the group currently consists of vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls, and keyboardist Jordan Fish. They are signed to RCA Records globally and Columbia Records exclusively ...read more.

I don't mind the music as much as I hate the band in general. For one they all are in it because they wanted to be famous. The second this is the lead singer, Oliver Sykes, basically came out as being a former drug addict, but then in a interview not too long after that he stated that he didn't regret doing drugs, and he said that everyone should do drugs in some point in their lives. I used to occasionally listen to their music, but after that I've gone completely off them. I don't find how people would want to support someone who says everyone should try drugs at some point in their lives. Marilyn Manson almost had his complete career destroyed after being blamed for a school shooting that he was in no way responsible for the boys behaviour, yet some lead singer of a "metal" band can come out, tell millions of his fans that they should try drugs and people couldn't give two cents? Do you realize how many of his teenage fans would've then thought it would've been ok to go ...more

Atrocious vocals, sound that's barely qualifiable as music, practically meaningless lyrics, douchebag band members, and a retarded fanbase that can rival that of Justin Bieber and One Direction combined is a recipe for one of the worst bands ever formed (not just in Metal).

There are only a couple of songs that I like from these guys and it was back when they were actually metal. I personally don't see Bring Me The Horizon as band, I see them as a bunch of guys being out shadowed by Ollie Sykes. Nobody cares about the other members, only Ollie and that is not how a band should be. Also their lyrics are stupid. Repetitive, dumb, recycled. Also their fan base is full of teenage girls who fancy Ollie, hardly anyone actually care about the music

Not really metal anymore. They're good though. Should not be on this list. - Elijah_Cook

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3 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 ...read more.

Linkin Park IS NO LONGER METAL! But they are still an amazing band. Respect to them for changing, but its time to rock again. Always love them

I honestly hate the fact that they aren't metal anymore. It's like they completely lost touch with their roots. I grew up on nu metal and thrash metal, and Linkin Park's Hybrid Theory was one of the best albums I've ever heard. After Minutes to Midnight, however, they went downhill. What happened to Linkin Park? - MetalFoREVer1228

Change the title into "Best Metal Bands of All Time" and there, Linkin Park is the Best Nu-Metal! Even though they've changed I still loved them!

Linkin Park honestly became bad after the Hunting Party album.Hunting Party and previous albums were good especially Hybrid Theory and Meteora and these guys got me into Alternative Metal(especially Nu Metal) and even rock music as a whole.I don't like One More Light that much but it's ok.I think it would be better if they made songs as good as Hybrid Theory of Meteora-TheCoolGuy1

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4 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.

What Marilyn manson shouldn't be on this list he his such a great singer and honestly smarter than all of you combined so this list it crap - stephieswag

How is Marilyn Manson crap you don't know music

He's Industrial Metal, which is far from average metal. It's just to different for people to relate - mr_crossover27

He is not responsible for school shootings but he is responsible for doing something worse.

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5 Emmure Emmure Emmure is an American metalcore band formed in 2003. Originally based in New Fairfield, Connecticut, but now residing in Queens, New York, the group has a total of seven releases, with their first public release being a 2006 EP entitled The Complete Guide to Needlework.

Fake tough guy hardcore makes me want to vomit.

Fake tuff guy hardcore? Even real tuff guy hardcore makes me want to vomit. Then put on my fur coat, have a smoke, have a drink and then eat a steak hot off the grill to fill the empty spot.

Everything that makes Limp Bizkit awful, but about 10 times worse.

Uh. Limp Bizkit plus Suicide Silence. What's not to hate? - Elijah_Cook

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6 iwrestledabearonce

I can't bear seeing all of these great bands on this list (pun only slightly intended)

Nightwish, epica, evanescence, within temptation are better metal bands fronted be girls than this bull, this aren't deathcore, carnifex and whitechapel are better deathcore

Hard to say this but because they looked like Black metal or Deathcore kinda thing when I saw them. But they aren't really a metal band. RIP IWRESTLEDABEARONCE - Dark_Revival

No, you guys never wrestled a bear.

Awkward name for a band. Lol - Neonco31

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7 Asking Alexandria Asking Alexandria Asking Alexandria are an English metalcore band from York, North Yorkshire formed initially in 2008 by lead guitarist Ben Bruce along with former lead singer Danny Worsnop, bassist Joe Lancaster, keyboardist and synth player Ryan Binns, and current members drummer James Cassells and rhythm guitarist ...read more.

Most BORING band ever.

Their music is lame. Their band name is lame.

If you really think about it (and actually LISTEN to their music) these guys are actually pretty good. (except for their first album, which is terrible) You can't deny how unique of a voice Danny Worsnop has. Otherwise, they're just a good metalcore band.

Actually not metal. They're actually good if you don't think of them as a metal band. WAY better than 5FDP! - Elijah_Cook

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8 Babymetal Babymetal Babymetal is a Japanese metal idol band. Their line-up consists of Suzuka Nakamoto as "Su-metal", Yui Mizuno as "Yuimetal", and Moa Kikuchi as "Moametal".

So it isn't what is expected of metal. Big deal. I don't see J-pop as very radio-friendly. It doesn't appeal to everyone. I don't care for all of there material, but I like a few of their songs from their debut. But Metal Resistnce is one of my favorites from 2016. Also, even if you don't consider it metal, why the hell is that a reason to hate a group. Opening for Lady Gaga was an idea from the producers who represent them. Even if it is a marketing plan, it doesn't sound plastic like the top 40 does. The backing musicians and the talented vocals of Su prevent that. There new album is more metal anyway. The three girls themselves have contributed to some of the materials writing process. I think that is is sort of a gimmick, but a bit more than one. The man who writes the majority of the material seems to enjoy what he writes, as well as even helping the three get into metal. There seems to be more music involved. I think that the hate that surrounds Babymetal is ridiculous. - Caleb9000

I have 30 years hearing metal, bands go and new come but I've never seen or hear something like this patethic commercial intent of music, it's not about music it's about selling to the masses an underground movement Babymetal Amaranthe y Metallica should be in the top of this list... banned from the hearts of everyone who love metal and all their subgeners!

It's a gimmick. There's something wrong with what they do - they call themselves metal but hey, they are an opening act for Lady Gaga!!!
There's no metal band in the world to agree on touring with Lady Gaga! Babymetal just use metal music for other purposes (mainstream popularity outside metal).
This whole thing is quite controversial and I don't like it. Obviously they don't care about metal and the values of the metal community. - Metal_Treasure

Oh come on
I know a lot of people dislike Babymetal, but they are not top 20 bad. - wrests

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9 Attila Attila Attila is an American metalcore band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in 2005. Frontman Chris Fronzak started the band in high school and, not wanting to use typical death metal terms, adopted the name from Attila the Hun, which he came across in a book.

What is the one thing worse than Limp Bizkit (who is actually number 1 on this list right now)? A band that takes the utter crap of Limp Bizkit and uses it as inspiration to make even crappier crap. What drives me crazy about this group is that they are on record, hugely influenced by Fred Durst.

I might just quit my job, and make it my full time profession warning people against this band. They are so bad, the have the potential to ruin music forever. Even the earliest tribal beats, the music of Motzart, the sounds of the Beatles, will all be eclipsed under the umbrella term of music - that thing that Attila ruined, and no one wants to hear sounds anymore. A whole planet of people who tore their own ears off just for the sweet silence.

The creation of this band was probably foretold in some ancient writing on the side of some pyramid their music, signalling the end of music itself. This band really are the most wretched piece of excrement. They should use their music to punish deviancy.

Just awful

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10 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal/metalcore (early) 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.

Avenged Sevenfold is 4th place for best metal band of all time but 6th plave for worst metal band of all time - that doesn't make sense at al, I mean come on what nonsense!

Funny how people hate these guys just because they're overrated. Laugh out loud! It's also funny how they're on the Best Metal Bands list - MetalFoREVer1228

Exactly. I love them, but I understand they're in no way underrated. - Songsta41

These guys are the Wal-Mart of metal bands. Everything about them, they try replicating but doing it in such a plastic fashion. Calling them today's Metallica is practically an insult. - Infyrin


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The Newcomers

? 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, 1 live album and 2 EPs. Each album brings in a new version of Papa ...read more.

great band

? Butcher Babies

The Contenders

11 Brokencyde Brokencyde Brokencyde is an American crunkcore musical group from Albuquerque, New Mexico, founded in 2006. The group's lineup consists of David "Se7en" Gallegos and Michael "Mikl" Shea, and musically are one of the founding groups in the crunkcore genre, which is crunk hip-hop with screamed vocals.

I voted for this band as it is not even metal. I mean Lamb of God, Cradle of Filth, Skid Row, hell all these bands could at least be considered as metal. But just listen to Brokencyde. There are hardly any elements in their music that even resembles metal. The closest thing that even makes them resemble metal is the screamed vocals, and they are still done in the wrong technique.

Why Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park are on this here? This band definitely number 1. - 05yusuf09

While I don't mind Limp Bizkit or Nickelback, I simply cannot STAND Brokencyde. What they do is pop music with screams to attract the scene kids. They are an absolute disgrace to metal and should never have seen the light of day.

Not even metal. But even then. When I think of bands that suck, BrokeNCYDE comes to mind. Them and Blood on the Dance Floor.

The only reason they aren't higher is because this list was made 6 years ago (2011) and Brokencyde lost fame in 2010. But they're the worst band I have ever heard - venomouskillingmachine

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12 Hollywood Undead Hollywood Undead Hollywood Undead is an American rap rock band from Los Angeles, California, United States. They released their debut album, Swan Songs, on September 2, 2008, and their live CD/DVD Desperate Measures, on November 10, 2009. Their second studio album, American Tragedy, was released April 5, 2011. All of ...read more.

Metal and rap should never be together, just like peanut butter and ketchup

Tell that to Rage Against the Machine, but yeah Hollywood Undead sucks.

Bunch of wannabe gangsters...

No way their songs are good many good songs by the band you just need to find the right song

They're awesome! - EliHbk

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13 Cradle of Filth Cradle of Filth Cradle of Filth are a British extreme metal band that formed in Suffolk in 1991. The band's musical style evolved from black metal to a cleaner and more "produced" amalgam of gothic metal, symphonic black metal and other extreme metal styles.

I'll agree that they aren't that great of a band, but a few songs are decent. And anyone who thinks they're a black metal band is a retard. Paul Allender even said that they've never tried to be a black metal band. They're more of a gothic metal band.

"Look at me! I have a pentagram necklace and wear black clothing! " That wasn't thought provoking when I was in high school 14 years ago, and it's still yawn-inspiring.

They shouldn't even call themselves black metal. They are nothing but mainstream rock with black metal screams. - gravecrawler

They try way too hard to be edgy, rather than being that naturally. That said, Her Ghost in the Fog is an absolutely amazing song. - kempokid

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14 Anal C*** Anal C*** Anal C*** was an American grindcore band founded by vocalist Seth Putnam in 1988. The band is known for their highly offensive lyrics which included themes of misogyny, homophobia, racism, Nazism, antisemitism, and schadenfreude (ridicule of the unfortunate). Their music has been received negatively ...read more.

Jesus. I understand the sick humor, but humor doesn't make a good band. The vocals are the worst I've ever heard come out of a male (Yoko Ono takes the spot for females and the spot for all time), music is only 2 minutes at most, you get my point. To those who consider this cancer music, you must be deaf or stupid. - MKBeast

Its not even that I find them offensive they just make godawful music - LMARINE

Even if this band was a joke, the joke got old and not funny as soon as their fist note played.

Just the vocals itself made me lose brain cells.

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15 Waking the Cadaver

This band is awful. I'm a fan of brutal music, but no. Their music is just bad. Not to mention that in their first album, the drummer was terrible. He couldn't keep a beat if his life depended on it. Their second album is a big improvement but it still sounds terrible. They are the worst deathcore band in existence - MetalFoREVer1228

I can comprehend death metal vocals just fine, but waking the cadaver is incomprehensible. Not to mention the drummer can't play

Their debut album is worse than anything any band in the top ten has ever done

Scrap my previous comment. These days, they have actually improved tremendously. Their first album was god awful. They're second album was still bad with a slightly improved sound. It's their latest album Real Life Death that impressed me. Now they're still not the best (obviously) but they're not as bad anymore as they initially were, and that says a lot - MetalFoREVer1228

16 Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch is an American alternative metal/ alternative rock band formed in, Las Vegas Nevada. The band's came originated from a fictional movie called Kill Bill.

Their first 2 albums were pretty good but nowadays Five Finger Death Punch is the epitome of awfulness. Dick head band members, childish tough guy image, and some of the most laughably god-awful lyrics of any band on the planet. How ANYONE likes this piss-poor excuse of a band is beyond me.

Don't forget the repetitive drum pattern, I think you know the one. - AdamDestructorJr.

They need to change the band name, seriously. Because the title Five Finger Death Punch seems to be a Hardcore Metal, Nu-Metal band. But they are not really like that. They did a lot of soft songs and that's the way this band is known. They should really change the title to maybe "Five Ways To Freedom". They did good song but the title just don't fit with the band.

I am so happy to see that this band made this list. This band is terrible. My friend loves them and I've told him multiple times they're terrible. They're the worst band of all time. If you wanna listen to real music, listen to Hedley. Not this band.

Five Finger Death Punch is the worst. 'Under and Over it' is the best example of ABSOLUTE JUNK.

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17 Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse is a American death metal band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 1988. The band is known for their graphic album covers, explicitly violent lyrics and song titles like "I C** Blood" The group got into mainstream after performing the song "Hammer Smashed Face" in the 1994 film Ace Ventura: ...read more.

Why this on list? They are the backbone of death metal after death disbanded

Sounds like cookie monster made a metal band.

After Death disbanded, Obituary became the backbone of Death Metal, because you can actually understand what Jon Tardy screams. Cannibal Corpse are talented musicians who make dull and unintelligible dirge. They've earned their place in Death Metal, which I do respect, just not with me.

I know Cannibal Corpse sucks, but they're honestly better than Anal C*** - HollyleafOfThunderClan

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18 Bullet For My Valentine Bullet For My Valentine Bullet for My Valentine are a Welsh metalcore/emo band from Bridgend, formed in 1998. The band is composed of Matthew Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget (lead guitar, backing vocals), Michael Thomas (drums) and Jamie Mathias (bass guitar). Former members include Nick Crandle and Jason ...read more.

Why is Bullet For My Valentine in this list? They are NOT posers, they are a great melodic metalcore band and they have never pretended to be something that they are not, so I really don't get why you call them posers when there are like 100000 bands that are 100000 times more poser than Bullet For My Valentine.

Why is bullet for my Valentine considered a bad band? They are not posers, I mean sure the vocalist doesn't always have a heavy tone, but nonetheless they are great. Bullet for my Valentine- you want a battle (here's a war)

Their ok some good songs some band but they do have some crap songs but their still good

I'm not gonna lie, I did think Scream Aim Fire repeated itself a little, but that doesn't stop them from being talented. - AdamDestructorJr.

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19 Suicide Silence Suicide Silence Suicide Silence is an American deathcore band from Riverside, California. Formed in 2002, the band has released four full-length studio albums, one EP and eleven music videos.

The worst tried death metal band. They copied Cannibal Corpse with their growl of blood spreading all of his mouth of drug.

Other bands here are worse, but I don't consider a lot of them to be metal, but I do this band, so I voted here. Mitch Licker was one of the worst vocalists and lyricists in metal, although I'm not glad of his death. - Caleb9000

I don't think deathcore is a metal genre but yeah these guys suck.

If deathcore isn't metal then what is it - imabigpotato

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20 Blood On the Dance Floor Blood On the Dance Floor Blood on the Dance Floor is an American scene duo currently consisting of Dahvie Vanity and Fallon Vendetta that formed in 2006. Former members include Jayy von Monroe (2009-2016) and Garrett Ecstasy (2009). All of them provided vocals to the project. ...read more.

Get this away from me. This isn't even metal but it deserves to be number 1. These guys are pedophiles. But people shouldn't listen to these animals. They deserve to be rotting in hell - SirSkeletorThe3rd

I voted for them because of how bad they are, but BOTDF IS NOT METAL! If anything, they're closer to rap. - roarktenjouin

Before you ask, I did take time to listen to several of their songs. Didn't like even one.

This band is absolute trash. Enough said.

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21 Design the Skyline

Quite possibly the band with the least structure in all of popular music. The electronic tracks are the only highlights of their one album, and even they are so uninteresting by instrumental standards.

No talent at all. Just a bunch or strange noises.

Any band with the verb the noun trend for a name is always garbage no exceptions

TOTAL GARBAGE. - Elijah_Cook

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22 Gwar Gwar Gwar, often styled as GWAR, is an American heavy metal band formed in Richmond, Virginia, United States, in 1984, composed of and operated by a frequently rotating line-up of musicians, artists and filmmakers collectively known as Slave Pit Inc.

To be completely honest, I think Gwar is probably one of the best metal bands I've come across.

My mom got pissed on at a concert and they suck

Guys, they made GWAR as a joke, they're supposed to be bad.

I honestly find Gwar more funny than bad.

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23 Korn Korn Korn is an American Nu-Metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David ...read more.

Why is this on here? Their first 4 albums were amazing! Their modern stuff sucks though :T

0% votes. Calm down guys, KoRn is on the list because 1 person didn't like them. 1. KoRn is awesome

An example of a good new metal band and it gets on this list? Stupid ass metal elitists. - AlexApathy

Jonathan Davis' voice is worse than Dave mustaine's, the instruments are annoying and synthetic, the pinnacle of nu metal garbage.

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24 Chelsea Grin

I love this band

The reason I hate deathcore(in general), idiotimoronic core for posers and for br00tal "metalheads" Complete and utter crap.

CG is awesome

25 My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.

In order to be one of the worst metal bands, you have to be metal. Metalheads would be really mad if they were in the best metal bands list. And My Chemical Romance never claimed to be metal, whoever nominated them and is sincerely voting for them thinking that they are the worst metal band ever is

This is the worst list ever. Hardly any of the bands are actually metal, and My Chemical Romance, which isn't metal, made it to 39. Why is this on a worst list in the first place?

WOAH WOAH NO. NOPE. I can't believe My Chemical Romance is on this list. They're not metal what? And they're an amazing band.

Jesus, 'not even metal' doesn't stop them from getting on a 'worst metal bands' list. - AdamDestructorJr.

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26 Evanescence Evanescence Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.

Funny to find THIS on the list, cause Evanescence is NOT metal at all.
It is a pop-rock band with Emo-influences, for wannabe gothic teenagers
Who want to seem like they are deep and cool while
Secretly they are listening to Britney Spears, just like the ugly singer does herself.
Their lyrics are all about the same subject (whining about nobody loves u),
And all the songs sound the same. Using some electric guitars and screaming like her ass is on fire doesn't make it metal.

They are really good but just don't fit in with metal or death metal.

Rubbish music for "rebel and dope teenagers"

Not metal but good. - Elijah_Cook

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27 AxCx

So bad they're on here twice!

28 Attack Attack!

These need to be higher on this list! THEY SUCK!

Total crap band that wasted the talent of Austin Carlile and Caleb Shomo. - Elijah_Cook

Ugh, crabcore.

29 Pierce the Veil Pierce the Veil Pierce the Veil is an American post-hardcore band from San Diego, California. Formed in 2006, the band was founded by brothers Vic and Mike Fuentes after the disbandment of the group Before Today, which was formed out of the San Diego punk rock scene.

Yet another "Real Metal " band that is only liked from teenage scene kids. I'll admit, I didn't mind their sound at first back at my Emo phase, but I soon discovered that they literally were just a copy and paste sound from other bands such as The Amity Affliction, Sleeping with Sirens and other "Real Metal" bands. After realising how unoriginal their music was, I haven't listened to them at all. The fact that people can call these bands boy bands "Metal" or even "Punk" disgusts me. Metal and Punk were both genres of rock, which included powerful lyrics, loud sounds and epic instrumentals. What we have here, is a bunch of middle aged men with high pitched voices singing about broken hearts, etc.

These guys suck there always putting emo lyrics in there songs

While they aren't great, they aren't bad either. I don't even listen to the kind of music they do. I'm just being objective. Besides, they're not even metal. If anything, they're post hardcore.

Awesome band, but not metal. Just because emos like them doesn't make them bad. - Elijah_Cook

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30 Rage Against The Machine Rage Against The Machine Rage Against the Machine is a rock band formed in Los Angeles, California. The band consists of vocalist Zack de la Rocha, bassist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello and drummer Brad Wilk.

What?! These guys are badass! - Metalmaniakkk

They have A LOT of swearing because they are against censorship

Overrated, a band that made it further that it should of... - williamb

Try to hard to be political than actually make quality music - SoldierOfFortune

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31 Godsmack Godsmack Godsmack is an American rock band from Lawrence, Massachusetts, formed in 1995. The band is composed of founder, frontman and songwriter Sully Erna, guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill, and drummer Shannon Larkin.

Crap nu-metal. - Elijah_Cook

U r all retarded they r great

So bad
So bad
Bad guitar riffs, "tough" lyrics, vomity vocals.

32 Venom Venom Venom are an English extreme metal band formed in 1979 in Newcastle upon Tyne. Coming to prominence towards the end of the new wave of British heavy metal, Venom's first two albums—Welcome to Hell and Black Metal—are considered a major influence on thrash metal and extreme metal in general.

Venom? Are you serious... They are definitely not the most talented musicians or anything but they inspired so many Black/Death/Thrash etc.. They are basically the godfathers of extreme metal...

Many bands such as The Big Four and Black/Death Metal were influenced by Venom. Even if you don't like their music you have to give them credit. They're probably your favorite band's favorite band.

It's stupid that I have to vote for venom, so disregard this comment. But whoever added this band to this list is a moron.

These guys made thrash metal a thing, basically. Why you do dis?

33 Saxon Saxon Saxon are an English heavy metal band formed in 1976, in South Yorkshire. As one of the leaders of the new wave of British heavy metal, they had eight UK Top 40 albums in the 1980s including four UK Top 10 albums and two Top 5 albums.

Saxon are great! And they are metal.

Whoever even included one of the greatest metal bands to ever come from Britain, along with Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Motorhead, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Diamond Head, Raven, Tank, Tygers of Pan Tang, and UFO, just do us all a favor and go get a vasectomy.

I don't understand why one of the best bands from the NWOBHM is doing on this list

Saxon? Why are they on here? - Metalhead1997

34 Manowar Manowar Manowar is an American heavy metal band from New York City, New York. Formed in 1980, the group is known for lyrics based on fantasy and mythology.

Why would I vote Manowar when there are many far worst bands on the list? First, when they themselves claim that they are the quintessence of metal, they make themselves a target. And while they indeed have some amazing songs, namely on their first 3 albums, what they have recorded after Kings of Metal (mediocre in my opinion), is simply a joke. Then there's the fact that they represent everything that WAS wrong with my favorite genre 10-15 years ago. Enough with the cheese! They make Immortal look serious!

Who put these guys on this list?

The Godfather of Power Metal is on this list? Power metal itself is pretty good. - Metalhead1997

35 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.

Him is a Gothic Rock band genius. - GREYBOYY

36 Papa Roach Papa Roach Papa Roach is an American rock band from Vacaville, California. Formed in 1993, their first major-label release was the triple-platinum album Infest.

Papa roach are possibly one of the most frustrating bands I've ever tried to listen to, on top of their absolutely retarded band name.

Is this band even metal? I liked their first album, but they turned into basically screamo.

Metallica, Korn and Megadeth are above this garbage band - Himalayansalt

They're good, but not great. And they're hard rock, not metal. - Elijah_Cook

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37 Mudvayne Mudvayne Mudvayne was an American heavy metal band from Peoria, Illinois formed in 1996. Originally from Bloomington, Illinois, they are known for their sonic experimentation, innovative album art, face and body paint, masks and uniforms.

Mudvayne was One of the forefathers of nu-metal and have heavily influenced bands like avenged seven fold, bullet for my Valentine and many other bands, mudvayne in my opinion was the father of screams, grunts, and growls.

Repetitive band and all their songs sound the same. - AlexApathy

I like mudvayne whoever made this list obviously has not listened to any of these bands

Stop. - AdamDestructorJr.

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38 Sleeping With Sirens Sleeping With Sirens Sleeping with Sirens is an American Rock band from Orlando Florida. The band formed in 2009. SWS lead singer is Kellin Quinn

They are, along with 5sos, the worst and most poser band I've ever seen in rock music. This band is a joke, ugh.


I can't stand them and their fanbase. Stupid poser preppy girls

They're great but not metal. Like PtV, emo kids like them but that doesn't make them bad at all. - Elijah_Cook

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39 Deicide Deicide Deicide is an American death metal band formed in 1987 by bassist and vocalist Glen Benton and drummer Steve Asheim. They are known for their blasphemous and satanic lyrics which have resulted in bans, lawsuits and criticisms from religious groups and the public. Frontman Glen Benton is also known for ...read more.

Whoever added this is obviously some butthurt Christian who can't accept that their religion is a total sham.

Deicide? Seriously? Classic death metal band. - Metalhead1997

They aren't bad, only seen like a satanic haters but their music is good

Only religious fanatics will put decide on this list

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40 Falling In Reverse Falling In Reverse Falling in Reverse is an American post hardcore band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2008, signed to Epitaph Records.

Tee Hee!

See, Pierce the Veil and SwS are good. These guys are absolutely AWFUL. - Elijah_Cook

41 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band is best known as one of the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal during the late 1990s - 2000s and are distinguishable by the band's clothing choices, consisting of black/red jumpsuits and horror inspired masks. ...read more.

How the hell is slipknot on this list like come on they rock!

Laugh out loud, I love how many bands on this list are also on the list "Best Metal Bands of All Time". :D

Excuse me but how come this is exactly in the same place as it is on the best metal bands ever. Also get it off this list now!

We can't win, the majority on this website hate Slipknot. - AdamDestructorJr.

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42 Winds of Plague

Tuff guy tattoo metal for the bonehead crowd. Terrible band.

They're an okay symphonic deathcore band. - Metalhead1997

Bad name for a band

43 Six Feet Under Six Feet Under Six Feet Under is an American death metal band from Tampa, Florida, formed in 1993. The band consist of four members: founding vocalist Chris Barnes, longtime guitarist Steve Swanson, current bassist Jeff Hughell and recent drummer Marco Pitruzzella.

There's a reason Barnes isn't in Corpse anymore, and I'm glad that's the case if this is what he sounds like now...

44 Def Leppard Def Leppard Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement.

Def Leppard isn't metal. But a great band, - SoldierOfFortune

Great band!

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46 Arch Enemy Arch Enemy Arch Enemy is a Swedish melodic death metal band, originally a supergroup, from Halmstad, formed in 1996. Its members were in bands such as Carcass, Armageddon, Carnage, Mercyful Fate, Spiritual Beggars, and Eucharist.

Don't know how they're on this list, but each to their own I guess... - Porcupine

Nord666 is a sexist douchebag

Or maybe scientific. The feminine voice can't produce a death metal growl as strong as a male's. Science my friend. - SoldierOfFortune

Another half metalcore half death metal project with a chick as a lead singer!

SERIOUSLY? A girl and a death metal vocalist? Oh please... - Nord666

47 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.

Metal for people who don't like metal...

Everyone who says that they cannot play live has clearly never heard them live in recent years. Yes, they sucked on the Inhuman Rampage tour. Booze and laziness was the cause of this. Marc is much better live than ZP was at the end of his stay and they actually sound good musically live now. Look at any live performance since 2012 and you will understand. I recommend the In The Line Of Fire DVD. - Caleb9000

One of the worst live performances I've ever seen. They started about an hour late and smelt like straight piss & beer.

They may not be brutal, but they're an amazingly talented group. - Elijah_Cook

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48 Rammstein Rammstein Rammstein is a German Neue Deutsche Härte and Industrial Metal band consisting of Till Lindemann (vocals), Richard Kruspe (guitar), Paul Landers (guitar), Oliver Riedel (electric bass), Christoph Schneider (drums) and Christian Lorenz (keyboard), that formed in 1994 in Berlin . ...read more.

If you've EVER seen Rammstein live, there is no way that you could place them on this list in good conscience. They may not be the best, but they know how to carry a crowd. One of the few industrial metal bands that does it right...

"Not complex enough, can't understand lyrics, COLUMBINE WAS RAMMSTEIN'S FAULT" - People who don't research. - AdamDestructorJr.

They're nothing special really. I know people in real life who say they're such a great band and how many people they can shock because they like to push boundaries. SO WHAT! It should be about the music and their music sucks.

Rammstein is epic shut the f@ck up!

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49 Sabaton Sabaton Sabaton is a power metal band from Falun, Sweden formed in 1999. The band's main lyrical themes are based on war and historical battles.

Shut your mouth Sabaton is a great band not the best but an amazing band

Worst band with worst lyrics? Are you serious kiddo, you've probably only heard 3 bands in your life then

Sabaton shouldn't be on here. And they're one of the best modern power metal bands. - Metalhead1997

One of the best lyrical writers! - SoldierOfFortune

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50 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. It's currently formed by Tuomas, Emppu, lead vocalist Floor Jansen, bassist and vocalist Marco Hietala, ...read more.

You seem to know a lot for hating this group so much.

Nightwish have lost their creativity over the years and is really now just just an extension of Tuomas' ego. Floor Jansen was better in ReVamp and After Forever, honestly.

You must hate them cause the girl singer is just as good as matt barlow

Great band - 445956

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