Worst Metal Bands of All Time

The Contenders: Page 3

41 Megadeth Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums, and their biggest hits are Symphony of Destruction, Holy ...read more.

What. Peace Sells is one of the best metal albums of all times. Killing is my business is awesome as well.

Why on earth are amazing bands like slayer, Judas Priest, and megadeth on this list. Megadeth is perhaps the best thrash metal band, (Either Megadeth or Slayer in my opinion) and extremely influential. It pains me to see them on this list, and I suggest that anyone who voted for them should just stop listening to metal

Who put Megadeth on this list?! Dave Mustaine may be an ass and a crappy singer, but he's a great guitarist and songwriter and their lead guitarists have all been amazing. Not to mention how great a bass player Dave Ellefson is.

Look, the whole Metallica vs Megadeth argument can be solved by saying both are good bands. - Metalhead1997

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42 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

43 Papa Roach 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

Just heavy rock, no?

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44 Mudvayne Mudvayne Mudvayne was an American heavy metal band from Peoria, Illinois formed in 1996. Originally from Bloomington, Illinois, they are known for their sonic experimentation, innovative album art, face and body paint, masks and uniforms.

Mudvayne was One of the forefathers of nu-metal and have heavily influenced bands like avenged seven fold, bullet for my Valentine and many other bands, mudvayne in my opinion was the father of screams, grunts, and growls.

Repetitive band and all their songs sound the same. - AlexApathy

I like mudvayne whoever made this list obviously has not listened to any of these bands

Mudvayne are as terrible as they are gimmicky & monotonous.

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45 Guns N' Roses

First of all, Guns 'N' Roses is hard rock not metal. Second, they are amazing. Third they are amazing (old lineup new line up sucks ass)

It is very clear that those who vote on this list have a really poor knowledge and taste in music... I can't even believe that some great bands like Linkin Park or Guns N' Roses etc are on this list... This is pure STUPIDITY!

Whoever put Guns N' Roses on here hates metal. You all know Slash is the greatest guitarist ever to live

They suck..not metal

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46 Bon Jovi Bon Jovi Bon Jovi is a hard rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's ...read more.

They aren't metal. They're glam rock, and great

Bon jovi aren't metal, duh. Who was the genius that put them here?

Hard rock/Glam Metal but they're not bad. - GREYBOYY

"Best" band? Come on! Even though they are not metal, they almost single handedly destroyed metal by their "pretty boys with guitars" image, their assh ole fans, and their...ugh...POWER BALLADS! Legit hard rock and metal bands like Kiss, Motley Crue, and W.A.S.P. copied the power ballad formula from Jovi, even hiring Desmond Child (the worst songwriter EVER in my humble opinion) to write their songs! Of course, other poseur bands Cinderella, Warrant, and Poison joined in the mix did the damage to metal! This is why grunge came in and took over!

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47 DragonForce DragonForce DragonForce are a British power metal band based in London, England. Formed in 1999, the group are known for their long and fast guitar solos, fantasy-themed lyrics, and electronic sounds in their music to add to their retro video game-influenced sound.

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. - Caleb9000

One of the worst live performances I've ever seen. They started about an hour late and smelt like straight piss & beer.

They're awesome

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48 Judas Priest Judas Priest Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. The band has sold over 45 million albums to date. They received a lot of popularity due to their big hits Breaking The Law, You've Got Another Thing Comin', and Living after Midnight which were played on the radio a ...read more.

What? Whoever voted for this just die please

Only a MORON would put Judas Priest as a terrible metal band

No what WHO PUT THIS HERE? Judas Priest have tallent!

They put out some great albums in the 70s and 80s. And I've already got "Breaking the Law" in my head. - Metalhead1997

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49 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.

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50 Falling In Reverse 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!

51 Winds of Plague

Tuff guy tattoo metal for the bonehead crowd. Terrible band.

They're an okay symphonic deathcore band. - Metalhead1997

Bad name for a band

52 Dimmu Borgir Dimmu Borgir Dimmu Borgir is a Norwegian symphonic black metal band from Oslo, Norway, formed in 1993. The name is derived from Dimmuborgir, a volcanic formation in Iceland, the name of which means "dark cities" or "dark castles/fortresses" in Icelandic, Faroese and Old Norse.

What is one of the best black metal bands doing here?

Are you kidding me? Dimmu Borgir is one of the best black metal bands ever. This is a disgrace..

Dimmu Borgir is worst than Cradle of Filth. This should be in top ten - awanshrestha

Dummy have 3 good albums:
For All Tid,
Stormblast,
Their third album (the nake escapes me). They sold out after & now they do Gothic metal for mainstream kids.

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53 Def Leppard 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!

54 Rammstein Rammstein Rammstein is a German Neue Deutsche Härte and Industrial Metal band consisting of Till Lindemann (vocals), Richard Kruspe (guitar), Paul Landers (guitar), Oliver Riedel (electric bass), Christoph Schneider (drums) and Christian Lorenz (keyboard), that formed in 1994 in Berlin . ...read more.

If you've EVER seen Rammstein live, there is no way that you could place them on this list in good conscience. They may not be the best, but they know how to carry a crowd. One of the few industrial metal bands that does it right...

They're nothing special really. I know people in real life who say they're such a great band and how many people they can shock because they like to push boundaries. SO WHAT! It should be about the music and their music sucks.

All they ever sing about is sex. Big perverts.

Rammstein is epic shut the [email protected] up!

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55 Arch Enemy Arch Enemy Arch Enemy is a Swedish melodic death metal band, originally a supergroup, from Halmstad, formed in 1996. Its members were in bands such as Carcass, Armageddon, Carnage, Mercyful Fate, Spiritual Beggars, and Eucharist.

Don't know how they're on this list, but each to their own I guess... - Porcupine

Nord666 is a sexist douchebag

Another half metalcore half death metal project with a chick as a lead singer!

SERIOUSLY? A girl and a death metal vocalist? Oh please... - Nord666

56 Children of Bodom Children of Bodom Children Of Bodom is a melodic death metal band from Espoo, Finland. Formed in 1993, the group currently consists of Alexi Laiho, Janne Wirman, Henkka Seppälä, Jaska Raatikainen and Daniel Freyberg.

Children of bodom, disturbed, and slipknot should not be on this list. Espeaciallychildren of bodom. They are so epic. If you voted them as bad you should listen to angels don't kill or triple corpse hammerblow. They are way too good to be on this list. >:-(

Who kept them here I think those who think cob are worst they have no taste of music.

It's an awful band? NO! I think the Jonas Brother took too much ecstasy and don't even listen to their songs. By the way, Today the modern kids world is almost only techno, pop and dubstep! But dubstep is good but not good like Children Of Bodom, Metallica, Iron Maiden and etc metal bands.

They're like some pansy emo band like Callejon trying very hard to be Metal...there's certainly nothing even remotely to close to Melodeath in their sound (if you want Melodeath and also Melodeath at it's best,check out Quo Vadis),plus they completely sissyfied and butchered Sepultura's Mass Hypnosis...they're nothing but commercial Hot Topic teeny bopper bullcrap and they need to die in a very slow and painful way.

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57 Nightwish Nightwish Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and lead singer Tarja Turunen.

You seem to know a lot for hating this group so much.

Nightwish have lost their creativity over the years and is really now just just an extension of Tuomas' ego. Floor Jansen was better in ReVamp and After Forever, honestly.

You must hate them cause the girl singer is just as good as matt barlow

How nobody nominated Nightwish?

The worst of the worst! Disney metal for retarded!

Awful arrangements, singer who forgot the lyrics, has the worst technics ever, never graduated on academy, but still calling her self "opera singer", frustrated keybordist and his chauvinist friend, the singers jealous manager husband, and all the drama in the end like the world is going to collapse without this circus!

Everything but the metal!

Metal is not wearing black and showing horns every minute (like Mr. Turunen) thinking that you are dangerous if you do that!

Metal is way of life, the attitude, the guts, the strength to be different not cloned! And above everything-listening to death, thresh and black as basics of metal, not drooling to the ridiculous woman called "goddess"! Goddess my a**!

58 Deicide Deicide Deicide is an American death metal band formed in 1987 by bassist and vocalist Glen Benton and drummer Steve Asheim.

Whoever added this is obviously some butthurt Christian who can't accept that their religion is a total sham.

They aren't bad, only seen like a satanic haters but their music is good

Deicide? Seriously? Classic death metal band. - Metalhead1997

Only religious fanatics will put decide on this list

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59 Sabaton Sabaton Sabaton is a power metal band from Falun, Sweden formed in 1999. The band's main lyrical themes are based on war and historical battles.

Shut your mouth Sabaton is a great band not the best but an amazing band

Worst band with worst lyrics? Are you serious kiddo, you've probably only heard 3 bands in your life then

Sabaton shouldn't be on here. And they're one of the best modern power metal bands. - Metalhead1997

Sabaton is a fantastic band. I've heard much worse.

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60 Skid Row Skid Row Skid Row is an American heavy metal band, formed in 1986 in Toms River, New Jersey. They were very successful in the late 1980s and early 1990s, with their first two albums certified multi-platinum. V 1 Comment
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