Worst Metal Bands of All Time

The Top Ten Worst Metal Bands of All Time

1 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.

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

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.

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

2 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

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

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

3 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.

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.

Their music is lame. Their band name is lame.

Asking Alexandria higher on the list than Babymetal? Am I missing something?! -Avery

4 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.

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.

5 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.

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.

Deicide? Seriously? Classic death metal band. - Metalhead1997

Bands like this are the reason why metal gets a bad rep. - RiverVibeZ

6 Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative ...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

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

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

7 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!

Sexualising little girls, do I have to say anything more? also their music is super lame - ViciousCanine

I don't get the rage of this band. If anything, it only tells who's a fake metalhead from a real one. If you're a fake metalhead - you listen to this trash and consider it the "best" thing to happen for metal? Cutesy vocals on top of riffs, thundering drums and ripping bass? The hell is wrong with you?

Ronnie James Dio is rolling in his grave the more times people praise Babymetal as the second coming. Listen to Doki Doki MORNING and try to boast how proudly of a metalhead you are without getting that tingly feeling that you just might be a fraud.

This band is all flash and flare than providing any talent. I only recall one, just ONE song from this band that didn't have the cutesy vocals on it. That still wouldn't have been enough to wash the brown smear this band already has wiped over in the name of Metal. - Infyrin

8 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.

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

9 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

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

10 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

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

Sounds like cookie monster made a metal band.

I'd like to hear somewhat blend Sesame Street with Hammer Smashed Face or something. - AdamDestructorJr.

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

The Contenders

11 Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch, often shortened to Five Finger or Death Punch, also abbreviated as 5FDP or FFDP, is an American Alternative Metal/Alternative Rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2005, the band's name comes from the kung fu movie The Five Fingers of Death.

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

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.

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.

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.

12 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.

That bear whooped your ass - jaywarflow

13 Design the Skyline

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.

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.

14 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.

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


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

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.

15 Waking the Cadaver

This sounds like the noise a bear would make if it was stuffed inside a washing machine. - RiverVibeZ

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

16 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.

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

I don't understand why they are compared to Linkin Park. LP has talent, and say what you want, but they're not posers. Hollywood Undead might be the worst band ever. Crappy music, crappy look, it's the complete package of what bad bands should be like. I saw "Swan Songs" cover and thought they were like those bank robbers from the beginning of the Dark Knight movie. So, I thought theyd be cool. Nope. Never been more wrong in my life. Listen to real music like Linkin Park, or even From Ashes to New. WAY better.

17 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.

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

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

Get these retards away from me. All they do is sing inappropriate lyrics, over moaning and a failed attempt at guitar riffs.

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

18 Anaal Nathrakh Anaal Nathrakh are a British extreme metal band formed in 1999 in Birmingham, England. They are currently signed to Metal Blade Records.
19 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...

Chris Barnes should just retire. - RighteousMalevolent

Not a bad band at all. - Roach

Horrible band - DenyYourMaker

20 Chelsea Grin

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.


21 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.

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.

22 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). ...read more.

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

23 Anal C*** Anal C*** was an American grindcore band founded by vocalist Seth Putnam in 1988 in Newton, Massachusetts. 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 ...read more.

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.

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

They are meant to be the worst. That was their goal from the beginning.

24 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.

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

"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

25 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.

They were great with Mitch, but just terrible with that All Shall Perish guy, forgot his name. - RighteousMalevolent

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

26 Cattle Decapitation Cattle Decapitation is an American Deathgrind band from San Diego, California formed in 1996. Cattle Decapitation's songs protest the mistreatment and consumption of animals, the abuse of the environment and touch subjects such as misanthropy and genocide of the human race. Much of their music is based ...read more.

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

27 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.

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.

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

28 Attack Attack!

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

Ugh, crabcore.

Horrible. - DarkBoi-X

Who put this here? This band rocked! Smokahontas, stick stickly, the wretched, dr. Shavargo pt 3! These guys were one of the best!

29 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.

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

My mom got pissed on at a concert and they suck

I honestly find Gwar more funny than bad.

30 Liturgy

"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.

31 AxCx

So bad they're on here twice!

Correction, so good they are on here twice

32 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.

Not really metal, but they're not super terrible either. They just kinda, exist. - RighteousMalevolent

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.

33 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.

Godsmack is great! What are you talking about?!

This band helps me succeed sometimes! - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX

U r all retarded they r great

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

34 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!

35 I Set My Friends On Fire I Set My Friends on Fire is a post-hardcore group from Miami, Florida. The band was formed in 2007 by Matt Mehana and former member Nabil Moo.

Why? that's mean, they probably care about you.


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

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.

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

Rubbish music for "rebel and dope teenagers"

37 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

Ok, this is cheesy in a bad way, like, one of the worst ways. - RighteousMalevolent

38 Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.

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!

Yes. No one is allowed an opinion anymore. It's just what happened when idiots are given internet. - AdamDestructorJr.

People soon need to realize these guys aren't that amazing. I mean, they got some amazing tracks. But a lot of terrible ones on top of that. - IronMainiac666

Their first 4 albums are amazing! Perhaps even canonical for heavy metal. The black album was blah but somewhat okay. Once load came out I was so disappointed. I felt betrayed. How could they compromise their music for commercial success? To this day when I see James Hetfield on T.V. I feel betrayed and think "What a greedy, sell-out, pompous ass with no balls." It is such a sad story it should be on the Hallmark Channel.

39 Silencer Silencer was a Swedish black metal band. Based in Stockholm, the group formed in 1995 and disbanded in 2001 releasing only one full-length album and a demo.

Terrible vocals. - Vernkastel

40 Thy Art Is Murder Thy Art Is Murder is an Australian deathcore band from Sydney that formed in 2006. The band consists of vocalist Chris "CJ" McMahon, guitarists Sean Delander and Andy Marsh, drummer Lee Stanton and bassist Kevin Butler.
41 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

They were added and voted for worst band by the same type of jerk off who told me that "Iron Main suck, they're nerd metal" - TermonatorT888

42 Gorgoroth Gorgoroth is a Norwegian black metal band based in Bergen. Formed in 1992 by Infernus, the band is named after the dead plateau of evil and darkness in the land of Mordor (a fictional location in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings).

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

43 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

Not that bad, but also not good.

44 Queensryche Queensrÿche is an American progressive heavy metal band formed in 1982 in Bellevue, Washington, out of the local band the Mob. They released their self titled EP in 1984, but didn’t gain notoriety until the release of their critically acclaimed album Operation: Mindcrime in 1988. As of now, they ...read more.

They don't belong here - SoldierOfFortune

Oh god they suck so hard. Almost as much as Dream Theater. - RighteousMalevolent

45 Burzum Burzum is an influential black metal solo project of Norwegian musician and writer Varg Vikernes. Burzum came to prominence at the beginning of the Norwegian Black Metal scene in the early 1990s. Vikernes was imprisoned for 21 years for the murder of Mayhem guitarist Euronymous, and charges of church ...read more.

The music is fantastic, but the guy is NOT a cool dude. He killed a person you know.

Varg killed Euro in self defense. - Roach

The music is not bad but I don't want to support varg

Dude, he makes good music, except that Days of Yore album. - Metalhead1997

46 Sleeping With Sirens Sleeping with Sirens is an American rock band from Orlando, Florida currently residing in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The band currently consists of Kellin Quinn, Gabe Barham, Jack Fowler, Nick Martin, and Justin Hills.

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

Even Post-Hardcore fans like me hate SWS. You want good post-hardcore? Listen to The Fall of Troy, Sianvar, or At the Drive-In. Bands that can actually play their instruments and although the cleans aren't for everybody, they still have tons of musical talent and make better music than this joke of a band.

47 Steel Panther Steel Panther is an American comedy glam metal band from Los Angeles, California, mostly known for their profane and humorous lyrics, as well as their exaggerated on-stage personae that parody the stereotypical 1980s "glam metal" lifestyle.

Judas Priest is not a joke ass

Exemplifies everything I hate about glam metal. - RighteousMalevolent

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.

48 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!

Again, we have a good band that isn't even Metal. - KalloFox34

I like Slang mostly... - MaxStickies

49 Necrophagist Necrophagist is a German technical death metal band, founded and fronted by guitarist and vocalist Muhammed Suiçmez.

Any band with a member named Muhammed deserves a vote

Who? - AdamDestructorJr.

Boring wank, like most tech death bands. - RighteousMalevolent

50 Winger Winger is an American rock band that has combined elements of glam metal and progressive metal. Formed in New York City, Winger gained popularity during the late 1980s and early 1990s.

"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.

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