Worst Metal Bands of All Time
The Top Ten
The very definition of "wannabe tough guy music" and "wannabe gangster music". But they're pretty much a dead horse at this point. - DarkBoi-X
People who voted them to the top here are the SAME people who screams "Hurr Durr they're not Metal! ". If they aren't metal, then why the hell do you think they're worst of a genre they don't even belong to in the first place? Some of these nutcases are truly baffling to grasp - Joeljohns249
Their stuff is either really cringe-inducing or boring, most of the time it's boring - ViciousCanine
Jockness of this band. People would think I'm a death metal or Slayer fanatic for putting them down, (not true). Slayer are jockness... - williamb
I might get hate for this but they aren't that bad to be honest. While their early Deathcore stuff is utter trash and their more recent Pop stuff is mediocre, back when they did Metalcore and Post Hardcore, they actually sounded good and pumped out some bangers. - DarkBoi-X
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).
They're not even that bad to be honest. - RighteousMalevolent
Terrible terrible band. Bands like this are why Metalcore gets a bad image. Grating screamed vocals that sound like an emo kid trying to be "br00tal" and whiny clean vocals that sound like they belong in a Fall Out Boy song.
The instrumentals are better than the vocals but they still consist of generic breakdowns a lot of times. - DarkBoi-X
Most BORING band ever.
Asking Alexandria ruins metalcore. - Vernkastel
Asking Alexandria higher on the list than Babymetal? Am I missing something?! -Avery
If Lil Pump decided to form a band that also included the members of Limp Bizkit and Chelsea Grin, the result would be this. And it's just as bad as it sounds. - DarkBoi-X
This band isn't even bad, matter of fact, I enjoy their music quite a bit. Also, you guys do know this is a joke band, right? So taking their ridiculous lyrics seriously is kinda dumb. - RighteousMalevolent
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.
Bands like this are the reason why metal gets a bad rep. - RiverVibeZ
One of the worst bands ever. They hate religion
I hate Deicide. And no, its not about them hating on religion as much as its more about how this band operates. Influential? Yeah well, so was Death, Obituary, Cannibal Corpse and Morbid Angel, who are better.
Also, their music just falls flat for me and the vocals are wholly a miss for me. But my biggest issue with Deicide is the frontman, Glen Benton himself. Glen IS the band after all, and he's the reason why Deicide is terrible. He done absolutely nothing to either reinvent or innovate the band and there's nothing new to them, the lyrics are a copy-paste from one previous album after another.
I don't care if you hate Christianity and worship Satan, but at least I'd like to expect some degree of maturity and change, especially for a band that's been active for nearly 30 years. - CrimsonShark
Whoever added this is obviously some butthurt Christian who can't accept that their religion is a total sham.
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
How can they be the worst of a genre they don't even belong to in the first place? - Joeljohns249
Worst. Band. Ever! hybrid theory is a middle finger to one of my favourite subgenres. Also they ain't even metal, they're rap and electronica - ViciousCanine
2.They're not Metal - DarkBoi-X
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
Sexualising little girls, do I have to say anything more? also their music is super lame - ViciousCanine
Although they got some good music, I hate their marketing. Some good musicians trying to make those three girls to become pop stars, by metal? what? - Vernkastel
Pure marketing, pop vocals. Only Kamibamd can be considered metal and I find their riffs nice. But those three babies are just money maker. They don't even use good microphones so Su sounds like if you grabbed a cat by its tail. It is basically K-Pop but with Japanesse lyrics and metal instrumental. Their dancing is more important for fans that their actual music. Yeah and those lyrics are pretty dumb and meaningless - like K-Pop's.
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.
Why is Judas Priest on this list? Anyway Emmure blah! I like Nu metal, I like some death metal, and even viking metal but I can't stomach whatever the hell kind of metal emmure supposedly is. They are not good the singer barely does anything but says blaah for like 2 minutes says a word then blaah again... I just saved you a whole Emmure ticket. I mean in death metal there are some crazy weird growls but they play real instruments instead of a stupid computer or whatever they use in emmure. They are just a bad band! Well maybe not in this day and age because these days less real instruments you play the better a muscian you are. Makes a lot of sense right? Thanks Emmure for destrying whatever metal we have left
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
Shouldn't even be on this list, let alone at number 6. Yeah, his looks are strange and ugly but his music is kickass. Just listen to Coma White or I Don't Like The Drugs But The Drugs Like Me. Yes, he might rely too much on shock value, but you can't deny that he is very talented. Just listen to the song Last Day On Earth, one of his more emotional, less edgy and more underrated songs which demonstrates that he does indeed have talent. - DarkBoi-X
The guy himself is creepy and has done a lot of strange things but his music is cool. Get him off this list. - RiverVibeZ
How is Marilyn Manson crap you don't know music
Why this on list? They are the backbone of death metal after death disbanded
People who voted for this are the people that have only heard their well known songs. Also, if your not a fan, their former vocalist Chris Barnes formed a band called Six Feet Under. - Roach
Literally the Luke Bryan of death metal. Here's a challenge; listen to an album of theirs back and forth and let's see if you're still awake afterwards. - RighteousMalevolent
Pretty good instruments with awful and stupid lyrics. - Vernkastel
Some of the blandest, most repetitive music I've ever heard, from any genre. Every single song is banal lyrics, (which range from babbling about how tough you are to wimpy uplifting ballads to droning on about the American military) generic riffs and the same exact drum pattern on every song. Garbage band. - RighteousMalevolent
That name is pretty epic
Butt-rock for whiny try-hard man-children. Every riff is the same, the lyrics sound like they were written by an edgy middle schooler attempting to do a one-sided rap battle, every musician involved is so unbelievably weak and being "patriotic" is about the most un-metal thing I can think of. They are the worst metal band of all time, definitely in the top 5 worst rock bands of all time and up there for worst band of all time across all genres. How a nu-metal band is making a profit after 2010 I will never understand.
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.
I can't bear seeing all of these great bands on this list (pun only slightly intended)
This is a good band - EliHbk
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.
Bands like this are why Metalcore and Deathcore get a bad reputation. This band is literally just just emos and scene trying to be brutal. - DarkBoi-X
If you think Dream Theater is the wankiest band out there, you ain't seen nothing yet. - RighteousMalevolent
At least Dream Theater can write a proper song when they want to. - AdamDestructorJr.
Their music is enjoyable, given my taste in humor for bad songs. Design the Skyline is obviously not good, but its fun to get a chuckle out of listening to "Surrounded by Silence" at some point. - CrimsonShark
These posers are below Metallica?
Horrible band but they aren't Metal. They are one of those Myspace bands that got popular for dong Crunk or Screamo or for combining both. - DarkBoi-X
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
Screaming =/= metal - RighteousMalevolent
12? 12? NUMBER ONE SURE
Limp Bizkit: is more rap than another thing 3/10
Black Veil Brides: Seen emo but some skngs are pretty bad ass 7/10
Linkin Park: Aren't metal anymore and still been a decent band 9/10
Bring Me The Horizon: Actually are better 7/10
Nickelback:? /10 I don't hear them
Marilyn Manson: the beautiful people is the sickness 6/10
Iwrestedblablabla: Are deathcore or pornocore? Whatever, Taylor Swift are more metal than they 2/10
Poison: some catchy but stupid at the same time 5/10
Avenged Sevenfold: AFTERLIFE is the best song in the world 9/10
Emmure: Are heavy and catchy 6/10
Hollywood Undead: another crappy rap band 4/10
Brokencyde:... WHAT THE HELL IS THIS? A ELECTRO BAND TALKING ABOUT SEX CALLED METAL? 0/10 OH YEAH, WORSER THAN ONE DIRECTION AND JONAS BROTHERS FOR SURE
This sounds like the noise a bear would make if it was stuffed inside a washing machine. - RiverVibeZ
Horrible but they are funny. - DarkBoi-X
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
Not metal, but they still suck. - RighteousMalevolent
They really suck
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.
Blood On The Dance Floor is not metal! This band is just a bunch of idiots who create terrible music! I have never hated a band so much in my whole life and I feel like to listen to Metallica, Aerosmith, Queen, Bruce Springsteen, AC/DC and many other great rock/metal legends rather than listen to these sick jerks! They do stupid songs that have nothing to do with anything whatsoever and Dahvie Vanity is the worst person you will ever meet in your life. I'm dead serious! Go see a better person rather than him, and also he can't sing for crap!
I started to hate this band after reading some controversies about this sicko and I heard a few songs by them, one with Joel Madden from Good Charlotte. Joel was good, the sicko not! Their songs are so disgusting and I would just vomit on the floor after hearing their stuff if somebody stupid told me to! Plus, their band name has nothing to do with Michael Jackson's song of the same name (Michael Jackson's song is very good by the way! ), ...more
This band sucks - USGC
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
Worst band ever but they aren't Metal. - DarkBoi-X
Horrible band - DenyYourMaker
Not a bad band at all. - Roach
Chris Barnes should just retire. - RighteousMalevolent
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...
Generic Deathcore band that tries to be as br00tal as possible. - DarkBoi-X
I love this band
The reason I hate deathcore(in general), idiotimoronic core for posers and for br00tal "metalheads" Complete and utter crap.
Whoever says they are crap is a CREWCABANGER! A STUPID ONE FOR SURE - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX
They're actually a guilty pleasure of mine, as much as I hate admitting it. - DarkBoi-X
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.
I used to love this band. Two years later, its dried out for the most part.
Bullet For My Valentine aren't bad, and they do have some genuinely good songs, but in all honesty, they don't stand out much outside of Metalcore, already a genre with a polarizing reputation. They're okay overall, with some good stuff and some mediocre material here and there. And lastly, most of their content isn't Metal, and the band's frontman even outright stated that Bullet For My Valentine was a "Hard Rock band with Metal influences". - CrimsonShark
They are not as good as they used to be,they are average now,but still not deserved to be here.
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!
Metal elitists for sure voted this. Anything that gets any amount of mainstream success gets hated on by them. - USGC
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
Avenged Sevenfold got too much hate because of their fanbase and their success in mainstream, but they are a good band, at least, used to.
Metalheads hate popular things, and fanboys think they are god of metal. This is why this band is so arguable. - Vernkastel
They either make really good music, or really awful music. The white album is pretty good overall though. - RighteousMalevolent
They're an obvious joke band, their music is meant to sound horrible. - RiverVibeZ
The only album name I remember of theirs was 'more reasons to hate us' or something - AdamDestructorJr.
Hilarious band to be honest. - RighteousMalevolent
Why are they #16? They are funny!
Not that awful, I've heard worse. - RiverVibeZ
An embarrassment to black metal. The actual definition of formulaic trite. - RighteousMalevolent
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.
Visually a little similar then (black metal/gothic metal). A lot of black anyway. - MaxStickies
They Suck! (in my opinion) - MoeinTPS
They were great with Mitch, but just terrible with that All Shall Perish guy, forgot his name. - RighteousMalevolent
Nah, they kick ass. - DarkBoi-X
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.
By that logic, you could say the same with every other death metal/deathcore bands - yungstirjoey666
I can't think of many bands this heavy who play in E# standard. That's pretty damn impressive. - AdamDestructorJr.
I cannot believe the person who put Cattle Decapitation on this list. They are the best death metal band in the world.
I kind of understand why they're on here but they're a pretty good band, especially The Harvest Floor. - Metalhead1997
Death metal isn't my cup of tea but they are good for the genre and are absolutely brutal
This band is almost peak nu metal. Anybody who denies how important this band was knows nothing about metal. - RighteousMalevolent
Korn is my favorite band and they are amazing. How can people hate this band they only have like 2 or 3 bad albums.
Horrible band. - Roach
Why is this on here? Their first 4 albums were amazing! Their modern stuff sucks though :T
Horrible. - DarkBoi-X
These need to be higher on this list! THEY SUCK!
Who put this here? This band rocked! Smokahontas, stick stickly, the wretched, dr. Shavargo pt 3! These guys were one of the best!
Kinda cheesy, but a good kind of cheesy, y'know. - RighteousMalevolent
WORST METAL BAND EVER!
To be completely honest, I think Gwar is probably one of the best metal bands I've come across.
Guys, they made GWAR as a joke, they're supposed to be bad.
"The Ark Work" literally made me suicidal. Seriously though, this band should be no. 1. They're not even the type of band that you'd listen to just to see how bad it is, just avoid them completely. - RighteousMalevolent
Auto terroism should be used against captured enemy soldiers. Play this during interrogation and they'll unload everything that is demanded. The worst set of sounds that could reach anyone's ears.
Correction, so good they are on here twice
So bad they're on here twice!
Not really metal, but they're not super terrible either. They just kinda, exist. - RighteousMalevolent
Not Metal. Emo and Post Hardcore - DarkBoi-X
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
This band helps me succeed sometimes! - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX
Godsmack is great! What are you talking about?!
U r all retarded they r great
Bad guitar riffs, "tough" lyrics, vomity vocals.
Not metal, but they're still trash. - RiverVibeZ
1: They are amazing
2: They are NOT metal - KalloFox34
They are not that bad, but they are more like pop rock, not metal. - Diplomate
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.
Why? that's mean, they probably care about you.
WORST BAND EVER THEY GIVE ME HEADACHES.-.
Ok, this is cheesy in a bad way, like, one of the worst ways. - RighteousMalevolent
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
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
Worse than Nickelback.
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!
Yes. No one is allowed an opinion anymore. It's just what happened when idiots are given internet. - AdamDestructorJr.
Take these legends OFF of this list! - PhoenixAura81
Terrible vocals. - Vernkastel
I don't know why Saxon are on this list, there amazing! - Mnsdjjfijf
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
Literally one of the best black metal bands that ever existed anyone who voted this is a religious extremist.
Satanists. Put up mock crucifixions and put real sheep blood and sheep skulls on them. - DarkBoi-X
Probably the most blatantly brutal insane band I've ever heard of. I mean hell the live shows have pools of blood, goat heads, and actual naked people tied to crosses. black metal as a whole is probably the most legitimately brutal sub genre there is
These guy are awesome black metal rules
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
Not that bad, but also not good.
Oh god they suck so hard. Almost as much as Dream Theater. - RighteousMalevolent
They don't belong here - SoldierOfFortune
Varg killed Euro in self defense. - Roach
The black metal stuff is pretty good. His ambient stuff however...yikes. - RighteousMalevolent
The music is fantastic, but the guy is NOT a cool dude. He killed a person you know.
The music is not bad but I don't want to support varg
Not. Metal. - RighteousMalevolent
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
Exemplifies everything I hate about glam metal. - RighteousMalevolent
Judas Priest is not a joke ass
Manlier version of BVB. That says it all
By far the worst. Joke band. and it's jokes for 11 year olds. sucks.
At least this joke is funny, whereas the joke called Judas Priest is just sad.
Again, we have a good band that isn't even Metal. - KalloFox34
I like Slang mostly... - MaxStickies
Def Leppard isn't metal. But a great band, - SoldierOfFortune
"Seventeen" is one of my picks for the worst songs of the 1980's. And people only know them for that one song, that's how you know you're a garbage band. - RighteousMalevolent
These guys were in the "glam rock" group. Along with Poison and the like.
Boring wank, like most tech death bands. - RighteousMalevolent
Any band with a member named Muhammed deserves a vote
Who? - AdamDestructorJr.