Worst Metal Bands of All Time
The Top Ten
I don't think that are a bad band at all, I just don't think they are the best band. I've heard worse. The only thing that annoys me are all the Andy fan girls who think he is good looking, He is probably the least talented member of the band, That guitarist is pretty good, He's not Hendrix, Slash or Jimmy Page or whatever but he's good. Just like that drummer is good, He's not the Rev, Dave Grohl or Mike Portnoy but he's good. Just like this band is not Metallica or Iron Maiden but they are good. They're just different, And this is coming from someone who used to hate the band with a passion, I finally decided to give they're stuff a listen and I quite liked some of they're stuff. To conclude they aren't the best by far but they also aren't the worst by far.
Why would you vote for them if you don't think they're the worst, really! - EliHbk
These guys are quite terrible. Boring vocals, boring music, stupid outfit, boring everything. These guys are really bad, and the fact that so many people that like them is disappointing.
Black Veil Brides suck so much they're not even cool enough for me to give them the initials BVB. They're overrated and only one of them is a girl (must be gay). Plus they wear retarded elaborate outfits that make children either laugh till they die or run away screaming. If you have any dignity, DON'T LISTEN TO BLACK VEIL BRIDES!
Andy is a pop singer, not a metal vocalist. Some bands (Dead by April, Amaranthe, Issues) can combine metal with pop vocals well. These guys don't. Andy's solo career is better than anything these guys have put out.V 67 Comments
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.
YeahV 63 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
I don't hate them, I'm just tired of the 'do u like BMTH? ' questions whenever I say I like metal. - AdamDestructorJr.V 35 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!
What these guys were never metal - wrestsV 69 Comments
Is Nickelback even metal? No. Who put Lamb of God and Avenged Sevenfold on here? At least they have talent.
Research. Avenged Sevenfold are famous for their MUSIC. Like all bands are, be it famous for being good or infamous for being horrible. *Cough* Design the Skyline *Cough* - AdamDestructorJr.
Linkin Park, at 1st? WAKE UP PEOPLE! Nickelback should be the at the 1st. Linkin Park shouldn't be here. Posers like Pierce The Veil, Sleeping With Sirens and Asking Alexandria should be in HERE, not Linkin Park, Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold, Metallica, and Lamb of God, 'cause these bands are real MUSIC!
Nickelback is just bad. The vocals are monotonous, the guitars are long-drawn out, and not to mention the songs, althought having little meaning, wear on your mind and bore you to death over time.
Big high five to whoever put this here. - AdamDestructorJr.V 46 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
He's Industrial Metal, which is far from average metal. It's just to different for people to relate - mr_crossover27
How is Marilyn Manson crap you don't know music
Marilyn Manson is an incredible band. The band has been able to change their core sound so drastically, so quickly, and so well. The music quality was incredible, and while their newer stuff is pretty "meh," the band was incredible during their prime. People need to learn to get past the imagery and appreciate the damn music.V 41 Comments
Poison has to be the first band that comes to my head when I think of commercial crap, pre fabricated, bull. I quit listening to metal long ago because of crap such as that and how the whole genre had become nothing but monkey see, monkey do.
Not the whole genre, only the poser metal segment but glam metal crap gave metal a bad name. - Metal_Treasure
The 2 sub-genres that destroyed metal were glam an nu-metal - gemcloben
Pretty bad but not metal. Hair ROCK is what I call this. - IronSabbathPriest
Worst band I ever has the misfortune to see live. They were on a festival bill. Pure toss.V 13 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.
You can't mix rap and deathcore you suck and Frankie is untalentedV 9 Comments
Most BORING band ever.
Their music is lame. Their band name is lame.
Utter abomination of a band, made for teens as it's sole purpose. The music sucks, the image sucks, everything SUCKS.
Couldn't possibly think of one good thing to say about this band.V 18 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
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
"I hate Avenged Sevenfold because 3 songs on one of their albums rips of Metallica." Or another tired elitist quote:
"If Modern Metal, it is bad and fans are retarded."
And, the obvious hipster quote:
"They're WAAY overrated FANS SHOULD DIE"
Come on. Metal is metal, new or old. 'but your just a sheep LOL' - AdamDestructorJr.
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!
I actually like some of their music. And of course they don't care about metal, they just do whatever their producers tell them to do. It's not their fault, it's actually quite sad. It was probably the producers' idea for them to open Lady GaGa's concert. In fact, they didn't know what metal was before they entered the group. All in all, they're catchy, but not really my idea of metal. Not the worst though, and it doesn't deserve the top 5.
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.
Emos have ruined metalV 16 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.
The first time I heard attila I had no response for how unbelievably awful it was,i couldn't walk because I was cringing so hard,of you somehow compressed three million phillipino hookers into a single cubic centimeter and the density would result in a black hole it still wouldn't suck as hard as attilaV 26 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
What?! I love Hollywood Undead!V 15 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
Their cover of Mr. Crowley, ugh.V 19 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
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.
Cancer - Neonco31V 11 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.
This band is 9 places lower than A7X. Lower... - AdamDestructorJr.V 25 Comments
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.
Should be in the top 10V 22 Comments
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