Worst Metal Bands of All Time

The Contenders: Page 2

21 Cannibal Corpse 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

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 10

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22 Suicide Silence 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.

The worst tried death metal band. They copied Cannibal Corpse with their growl of blood spreading all of his mouth of drug.

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

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

Shouldn't be on this list... - say10

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23 Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch is an American heavy metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2005, the band's name is derived from a fictional martial arts maneuver in the 2003 film Kill Bill.

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.

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.

If Nickelback were metal...for morons that can't step up to any kind of technical music with meaningful lyrics. The soundtrack to a moronic pussies life

Calling this band "heavy metal" is an insult to the genre.

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24 Design the Skyline

Quite possibly the band with the least structure in all of popular music. The electronic tracks are the only highlights of their one album, and even they are so uninteresting by instrumental standards.

No talent at all. Just a bunch or strange noises.

Any band with the verb the noun trend for a name is always garbage no exceptions

This is 26th. Great job, guys. They should be replacing BVB but 26th is ok...

...Yeah... - AdamDestructorJr.

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25 30 Seconds to Mars 30 Seconds to Mars Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band consists of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević.

What? , this isn't even close to metal..

Idiots these dudes are rock not metal.

I'm glad everyone admits these guys are nowhere near metal and a great band altogether.

O.M.G. a lot of idiots out there that that doesn't know what metal is.
even their 1st album which is the heaviest isn't metal.

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26 Gwar 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.

My mom got pissed on at a concert and they suck

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

I honestly find Gwar more funny than bad.

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27 Chelsea Grin

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

28 Korn 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.

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

Late 2000's Korn is bad, their first few albums are good

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29 My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.

In order to be one of the worst metal bands, you have to be metal. Metalheads would be really mad if they were in the best metal bands list. And My Chemical Romance never claimed to be metal, whoever nominated them and is sincerely voting for them thinking that they are the worst metal band ever is

This is the worst list ever. Hardly any of the bands are actually metal, and My Chemical Romance, which isn't metal, made it to 39. Why is this on a worst list in the first place?

WOAH WOAH NO. NOPE. I can't believe My Chemical Romance is on this list. They're not metal what? And they're an amazing band.

Jesus, 'not even metal' doesn't stop them from getting on a 'worst metal bands' list. - AdamDestructorJr.

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

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.

The comments made me smile guys you read my mind

Rubbish music for "rebel and dope teenagers"

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32 Pierce the Veil 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.

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.

They suck

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33 Rage Against The Machine Rage Against The Machine Rage Against the Machine is a Funk Metal band formed in Los Angeles, California. The band consists of vocalist Zack de la Rocha, bassist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello and drummer Brad Wilk.

They have A LOT of swearing because they are against censorship

What?! These guys are badass! - Metalmaniakkk

Tom Morello is a great guitarist. - DoroExploro13

Get these communists to the top ten, NOW!

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34 Attack Attack!

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

Ugh, crabcore.

35 Kiss Kiss Kiss is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and the band's original manager, Lew Linet.

They rely on gimmicks
Make over the top rock
Cheesy choreographed guitar moves, horrid vocals

Probably the most embarrassing band ever... If they took themselves less seriously, it would make them less annoying.

Kiss is one of the most important bands in metal history

Kiss is the best band in the world and dude who put the other coment sucks

Tell dimebag that kiss sucks, he'd punch you

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36 Godsmack 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. V 2 Comments
37 Venom Venom Venom are an English extreme metal band formed in 1979 in Newcastle upon Tyne. Coming to prominence towards the end of the new wave of British heavy metal, Venom's first two albums—Welcome to Hell and Black Metal—are considered a major influence on thrash metal and extreme metal in general.

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.

These guys made thrash metal a thing, basically. Why you do dis?

38 Saxon 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

39 Him Him HIM is a rock band from Helsinki, Finland. The band was formed in 1992 by vocalist Ville Valo, and bassist Mikko "Migé" Paananen, under the name His Infernal Majesty.

Him is a Gothic Rock band genius. - GREYBOYY

40 Manowar 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

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