Worst Metal Bands of All Time
The Top Ten
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.
Worst crap ever. Not even all metal. Mixing metal with Rap is the worst. Nu Metal is the worst thing that happened to rock and Metal along with some whinny alternative. Limip Bizkit embodies all of that. I am glad they are out of the spot lightV 72 Comments
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 that bad really.-LitSavageV 37 Comments
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-TheCoolGuy1V 78 Comments
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.V 44 Comments
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.
I hate them
They suck the lead singer sounds like a half human half duck screaming it’s so sad that this is metal stuff like this and black metal ruins metal
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.
Couldn't possibly think of one good thing to say about this band.V 19 Comments
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 - Neonco31V 5 Comments
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.
A combination Rap-Rock,Nu Metal and Death Metal,because that will totally work.Except no.I like Rap Rock and Nu Metal but I hate Death Metal and combining them will not work.This band just sucks.The music that they make sounds like a mix of Limp Bizkit and Suicide Silence,both of which are also terrible bands.-DarkBoi-XV 31 Comments
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
This band is so profoundly horrible. Their best song is a terrible version of Walk. They're worse than Nickleback, at least that guy has a decent voice, even if the lyrics are sophomoric.V 68 Comments
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
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 - venomouskillingmachineV 19 Comments
Bunch of wannabe gangsters...
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.
No way their songs are good many good songs by the band you just need to find the right song
They're awesome! - EliHbkV 16 Comments
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
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.
Listen to their riffs, they are all the same.V 19 Comments
Why this on list? They are the backbone of death metal after death disbanded
Sounds like cookie monster made a metal band.
I'd like to hear somewhat blend Sesame Street with Hammer Smashed Face or something. - AdamDestructorJr.
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*** - HollyleafOfThunderClanV 26 Comments
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
The worst tried death metal band. They copied Cannibal Corpse with their growl of blood spreading all of his mouth of drug.
I don't think deathcore is a metal genre but yeah these guys suck.
If deathcore isn't metal then what is it - imabigpotatoV 12 Comments
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
This is grind core not metal. They still suck though.
Pornogrind music is disgusting and vulgar and if you listen and love this type of ‘music’ and what it stands for, you’re a twisted person and literally need to get your head out of the gutter.V 13 Comments
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. - kempokidV 20 Comments
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.V 12 Comments
These need to be higher on this list! THEY SUCK!
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
Not to good ':1 - EliHbkV 7 Comments
Dude who ever put this on here can go to HELL AND BURN FIR THE REST OF TIME!
Justice is being done slowly... Metallica will reach the first place for steal Dave's material, clone the songs of Judas Priest and sell the riff of Enter Sandman as original... Why Danzig not sue them? I don't know, then they think can do music and there is Load, Reload, St Anger and Death Magnetic, the people that really know music will be with me... sad but true
To the person who put this on the list, I have guards and I shall hunt you down and when I find you I will sue you and then kill you and feed you to wolves IN THE NAME OF Metallica!
They have like one good song. but oh my god they are so boring.V 85 Comments
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.V 15 Comments
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.
If more people have heard of these guys they would be on the top of this listV 29 Comments
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.V 6 Comments
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 listV 3 Comments
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
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 - SoldierOfFortuneV 6 Comments
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.
PTV isn't metal, no where close. As the description says, they're post-hardcore, which is not a metal subgenre. Just because it has screaming in it doesn't mean they're metal. - WitchingHourV 2 Comments
So bad they're on here twice!
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 metalV 4 Comments
U r all retarded they r great
Bad guitar riffs, "tough" lyrics, vomity vocals.
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.
Not metal lol. - WitchingHourV 9 Comments
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?
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
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
Him is a Gothic Rock band genius. - GREYBOYY
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 a good band, but not metal
They know they're punk and rock - EliHbk
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.V 4 Comments
Def Leppard isn't metal. But a great band, - SoldierOfFortune
They are, along with 5sos, the worst and most poser band I've ever seen in rock music. This band is a joke, ugh.
THEY SUCK PEOPLE ONLY LIKE THIS BAND TO GET ATTENTION AND IF YOU LIKE THIS BAND TOU ARE ONLY DESCRIBED AS ONE WORD... POSER!
I can't stand them and their fanbase. Stupid poser preppy girls
The worst band in history.V 5 Comments
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...
Tuff guy tattoo metal for the bonehead crowd. Terrible band.
They're an okay symphonic deathcore band. - Metalhead1997
Bad name for a band
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.
Bunch of guitar hero hacks. 'Fastest' my ass.V 6 Comments
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.
Who cares if columbine was caused them their awesome
Rammstein is epic shut the f@ck up!V 4 Comments
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 - 445956V 1 Comment
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! - SoldierOfFortuneV 4 Comments
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