Worst Metal Bands of All Time
The Top Ten
Big disgrace to Nu Metal and Rap Metal - DarkBoi-X
For a list of worst metal bands there are an awful lot of non metal bands on it - germshep24
Honestly, not good. Generic riffs, awful drumming, and an 8 year old vocalist
Limp Bizkit rocks! Anyone who insults their fans or them is a complete jackass and should consider ripping his head off with a damn chainsaw - GRINDV 88 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
4th and 5th albums were decent but their other albums are garbage. I like how they experiment their styles a bit but they end up being bad it. - DarkBoi-X
They're not even that bad to be honest. - RighteousMalevolent
I'm proud to say that I've not heard of 90 percent of these bands.V 43 Comments
Me either I always hated Asking Alexander crap songs crap band
Most BORING band ever.
Their music is lame. Their band name is lame.
These guys used to be...average at best. Now, they just plain suckV 21 Comments
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.
Just not mine cup of tea. Girly, cute vocals don't go too well with a metal riff.
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. - Caleb9000V 52 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
2.They're not Metal - DarkBoi-X
Lol, their first two records are literally the magnum opus of nu metal. Stop hating them for what they did afterwards. - RighteousMalevolent
Linkin Park sucks they shouldn't be considered me metal at all and the radios are playing his music more frequently after he drugged himself and committed suicideV 87 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
I'm not even a big fan of him but marilyn manson does not make bad music at all and honestly his lyrics are good
I'm kinda shocked to see him this high. I mean, I'm not a big fan, but 6th worst metal band ever? Please... - RighteousMalevolent
He's Industrial Metal, which is far from average metal. It's just to different for people to relate - mr_crossover27V 52 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.
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 leftV 10 Comments
Why this on list? They are the backbone of death metal after death disbanded
Everything about this vile band is disgusting. Their songs are about raping dead bodies, cannibalism, and gore. Avoid them unless you want to throw up. - CharismaticKat
To be fair you can't even understand the words, they could just be saying I love my Puppy over and over again, you wouldn't know the difference - germshep24
Cannibal Corpse is a band you can only enjoy if you have a strong interest in death metal. - Not_A_Weeaboo
Horrible. - DarkBoi-XV 38 Comments
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
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?V 11 Comments
I can't bear seeing all of these great bands on this list (pun only slightly intended)
This is a good band - EliHbk
No, you guys never wrestled a bear.
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_RevivalV 6 Comments
Never heard of this until now, but I can tell you that this is the worst form of cringe I have ever experienced. - 8chAnonymous
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.V 32 Comments
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
Screaming =/= metal - RighteousMalevolent
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
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
Not metal, but they still suck. - RighteousMalevolent
They really suck
To the person who said rage against the machine is good, they are bland trash who do nothing but scream rap like tekashi into a mic with a bassline that seems like it was invented by a 5 year old.
Bunch of wannabe gangsters...V 20 Comments
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
Worst band ever but they aren't Metal. - DarkBoi-X
Get these retards away from me. All they do is sing inappropriate lyrics, over moaning and a failed attempt at guitar riffs.
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 - SirSkeletorThe3rdV 32 Comments
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
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.
Dude this band is a good band. I don't care if you hate these guys but there music is badass
5FDP has basically set the standard for "poorest song writing" imaginable. Every riff is recycled, the lyrics are some of the worst I have ever heard and the members are such narcissistic jerks. Not to mention possibly having the dumbest name of all time! They are only as big as they are because of their "we support the troops" gimmick.V 24 Comments
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
Their debut album is worse than anything any band in the top ten has ever doneV 1 Comment
They Suck! (in my opinion) - MoeinTPS
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. - gravecrawlerV 22 Comments
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
These guys are nothing but pho-edge. Gimmicky poser band to say the least. Dreadful by death metal standards.
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. - Metalhead1997V 7 Comments
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.
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)V 15 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
They are far from being labelled as the worst band ever - infact, they are pretty good at what they do. There are only 2 objective reasons why people ("Metalheads") don't like them even though they haven't listened to their songs.
1) They are extremely popular.
2) Their rabid fanbase.
Another band I used to love before getting dried up and moving past other Metal musicians.
That said, A7X is a very polarizing band. Their first two albums were rather poor to say the least, and Hail to the King is normally picked on by everyone as a plagiarizing album (Which yeah, I can understand), but the rest of their material is admittedly not bad. They have some solid stuff from their third, fourth and fifth albums and The Stage is honestly a brave attempt in trying something different, although I'm personally not into it. - CrimsonShark
Nah, they're funny. Get them off the list. - DarkBoi-X
They are meant to be the worst. That was their goal from the beginning.
Why are they so high on the list? They're kinda funny to be honest. - RighteousMalevolent
Not metal. - DiplomateV 20 Comments
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. - Caleb9000V 15 Comments
NO - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345
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.V 2 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...
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
What are they doing on here? Korn is awesome.V 15 Comments
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!
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.
My mom got pissed on at a concert and they suckV 7 Comments
Nah, they're decent. - 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.
CG is awesome
Satanists. Put up mock crucifixions and put real sheep blood and sheep skulls on them. - DarkBoi-X
Cannibal Corpse but worse. - CharismaticKat
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 rulesV 3 Comments
"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 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
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 3 Comments
Godsmack is great! What are you talking about?!
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
Not metal again,how can you confuse them with metal? - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345
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.V 10 Comments
Why? that's mean, they probably care about you.
WORST BAND EVER THEY GIVE ME HEADACHES.-.
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.V 5 Comments
NO - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345
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
They don't belong here - SoldierOfFortune
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.
They're a good band, but not metal
They know they're punk and rock - EliHbk
Metallica, Korn and Megadeth are above this garbage band - HimalayansaltV 2 Comments
NO - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345
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 listV 1 Comment
Burzum has decent music but the person(Varg) isn't good. - DarkBoi-X
NO - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345
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 vargV 5 Comments
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!
The worst band in history.
I can't stand them and their fanbase. Stupid poser preppy girlsV 5 Comments
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.
These guys were in the "glam rock" group. Along with Poison and the like.
I like Slang mostly... - MaxStickies
Def Leppard isn't metal. But a great band, - SoldierOfFortune
Any band with a member named Muhammed deserves a vote
Who? - AdamDestructorJr.
They literally have ONE song that I sorta like and everything else is trash. Their songs, for the most part, sound pretty much the same. Yeah, they're pretty fast, but they have very little discernible rhythm or groove as far as I can tell. Their singer is mediocre at best, the drummer basically only does blast beats... the only somewhat redeeming quality in their music is the guitar. One of the worst I've heard to date. - tgbhj
You people are complete and total idiots, numskulls, dumkopfs, retards and just in general evil because DragonForce is the best band in the world, and they make the top ten best power metal bands of all time!
A bit fast without enough groove for me. If its bands listed under power metal it's Alestorm for me. - MaxStickies
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. - Caleb9000V 9 Comments
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