Worst Poser Metal Bands

The worst of the worst of the worst. Trust me, I've been a metalhead for over 10 years now and I know what I am talking about.

The Top Ten

1 Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. ...read more.

Black Veil Brides suck. They call themselves brides yet only one of them is a girl (must be gay). Plus they go around wearing stupid elaborate outfits that either make children laugh till they die or run away screaming. If you have any dignity (or ears) YOU WON'T LISTEN TO BLACK VEIL BRIDES!

Funny how their fans never focus on their music when it comes to sticking up for them.

Posers of music... Black Veil Brides think that wearing black make up and getting dressed up black means only metal metal comes from the hearty not from the make up...

Yep, every single band/artist on this list is god-awful. Voting for any of these bands is okay cause they all suck, especially the emo ones like these talentless poofs.

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2 Bring Me the Horizon 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.

Have no talent, have no passion, have no honor

My favorite genre of metal is melodic death metal but I listen to pretty wide range from metalcore to black metal. I actually like few metalcore bands that make decent music but this band deserves a cow crap. Worst screamings I've ever seen in fact.

Actually oli sykes sounds like a metal god compared to andy biersack

A disgrace to metalcore... Well in this day in age they are pioneers of modern metal core but then again modern metal core (or as I call it post-metalcore) is horrible djent/emo techno poser so yeah. If you wanted real metal core listen to as I lay dying or killswitch engage. Those would actually be listenable on the radio at least

Bring me the trash can so I can put this band where they belong.

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3 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal/metalcore (early) 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.

Seeing this list makes me lose faith in humanity even more. Why can't people be like me and be able to listen to music ranging from alt rock to black metal without bashing on other bands for no other reason than "they're posers? " And yes, I love Avenged Sevenfold, Slayer, Korn, Black Sabbath, Slipknot, Iron Maiden, Immortal, Emperor, Dimmu Borgir, Deicide, Cannibal Corpse, Suicide Silence, Chelsea Grin, Whitechapel, In Flames, Fleshgod Apocalypse and f"cling Green Day! I have an open mind, and that's something that "metalheads" today are lacking.

The reason why I don't like these guys is because of the music, the looks, and mainly the fans. The music is easy and boring metalcore, I hate metalcore because it's just a weak pathetic cousin of the real metal. The looks: these emo/poser kinda guys look more like a boyband. The stupid hat guy in the front (m. Shadows) and the stupid emo guy (synyster gates(although pretty good at guitar get a lot of annoying fans. Their fans: the most annoying part. They only attract pathetic emo poser teenage girls with weird colored hair who you can find at sites like 9gag and facebook attention whoring. I'm very familiar with these fans and very irritated by them (one of their fans told me by the way that System of a down better is than iron maiden... )

What the hell. These guys aren't emo like you guys say. They're first two albums were metalcore, but after that they put out City of Evil, Avenged Sevenfold (self titled) and Nightmare. These albums were all amazing and very close to traditional metal. Syn is a wicked guitar player. Sadly, Hail The King sounded too much like everything else out there. I feel as though they lost their creative touch on that album. Not saying they are done for, they are still very talented and could put out another great album on par with the other ones if they wanted. However, even their first two albums, with the metalcore sound, were still amazing (specifically Waking the Fallen. )

They're not emo, they're metal. - The01Bro

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4 Asking Alexandria 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.

The band that invented 'crab-core'. or was it another band that sounded exactly like them? I forget! Either way, they are pathetic!

They have the most mediocre vocalist, guitar (lead and supporting) and Drummer. They are average 5/10, which doesn't cut it

These guys are the absolute worst. Bvb are basically just an average metal/ hard rock band without the bad vocals. AA on the other hand are just bad in every department from songwriting to actual musical skill. They give a bad name to the mainstream crowd of what metal actually is about.

Nope. - Metalhead1997

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5 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band is best known as one of the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal during the late 1990s - 2000s and are distinguishable by the band's clothing choices, consisting of black/red jumpsuits and horror inspired masks. ...read more.

This band is very original, how someone could call them a poser band however doesn't shock me. The metal community is so blind anymore, they think everything has to sound like Iron Maiden or Metallica to be "real metal." There is no such thing as "real metal." Metal is metal, there are so many different sub genres of it. Slipknot is one of the most original bands out there today and you need to face it, as much as we all love Metallica and Iron Maiden, they will all be gone one day and the new bands have to keep the genre alive. Slipknot, Korn, A7X and Bullet For My Valentine don't need to be on this list. Also why the hell is Black Veil Brides on this list, they're glam rock, not metal.

Slipknot is anything but original, bands like Pantera, Machine Head, Sepultura, and many other Groove bands laid the foundation for what is "Nu Metal". Slipknot has a pretty similar sound to these bands just in a dull and watered down type of way. All the bands you listed should be on this list they are not saving metal, they are turning it to imagery garbage.

9 members? Are you serious, and they have about three drummers. About 80% of the band play instruments and the rest jump about on stage. Also Halloween's finished. Are you trying to market yourself instead of being talented. I don't know how Static-X got up very high up the list, at least they are a REAL metal band. How come other REAL metal bands like Metallica, Megadeth, Sodom, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath are on this list.

It seems most of the people who call Slipknot "posers" like to focus on the amount of members they have and the masks. You judge bands by the music, not by the way they look. People also like to ignore the fact that the guys in Slipknot are brought up on extreme metal, and have obvious death metal influences. If they really were posers, they wouldn't wear masks, and wouldn't have 9 members. They would do what every other band does. Another thing, many, many Slipknot fans (including myself) are quite dedicated to metal and are also huge fans of death metal, black metal, thrash etc, and know there are much heavier bands out there. One last thing, while I'm no fan of BVB, PTV, or SWS, those bands shouldn't even be on here. The only people who consider them metal are people who complain about how much they're not metal. Their fans refer to them as "screamo" bands if anything.

They have one good song, and that is SNUFF! Because there is no hell in it

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6 Bullet For My Valentine Bullet For My Valentine Bullet for My Valentine are a Welsh metalcore 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 James; ...read more.

Anyone who thinks their fan base is 13 year old girls is an idiot. I'm 22 years old, listen to older metal bands like Anthrax, Pantera, Testament, Iron Maiden and Slayer, and I really like this band. They are in fact a metal band and the proof is in scream aim fire which is a very thrash oriented album. Get your facts straight people! And how exactly are Disturbed and Avenged Sevenfold posers? I see nothing wrong with those bands and their music is really good. If the creator of this list is really a "metalhead" like it says in the list description, they would at least appreciate and respect these bands for being metal bands without being so close minded about it.

Agreed. There are some bands that are popular because people want to be bad ass and listen to hardcore music when they don't actually like real hardcore

These guys aren't posers, they are just famous, so a lot of stupid teen girls will think they are so hardcore listening to them. But the band itself and lots of its fans aren't that poser...

Should be Bullet For Everyone Who Likes These Idiots. - Metalhead1997

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7 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.

It's my opinion that Sleeping with Sirens and Pierce the Veil are the more popular of what I like to label as "the scene kid music" type of bands. They all sound the same and are very unoriginal and makes me wonder how people can enjoy each and every one of them as if they were all something unique and special. The worst part is that they label this music as "metal."

Pathetic emo lyrics and an inability to play instruments.

How can they be posers if no one ever said they were metal?

How about no. - Metalhead1997

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8 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.

If you listen, the instrumentals are actually good. The guitar and bass solos are mind blowing, and the drummers' not half bad. The real problem with this band is only two words: RONNIE RADKE. The sadder part about this is that he is the one that gets all of the attention because he is "so hot." He has an annoying, not that good of a voice, and he is a complete douche. MUSIC IS ABOUT SOUND, NOT LOOKS.

Their sound is pop-rock. They just put tattoos and wear dark clothing but they're completely pop.

Not metal but crap. As a post-hardcore/metalcore fan I am embarrassed that this gosh-awful band is part of such a great genre. - Elijah_Cook

Okay to be honest I voted on this to say I didn't KNOW I BOUGHT THE ALBUM TO LISTEN TO THEIR FACE, come on please, it's so stupid. saying we only listen to the band is because of their face is completely not true, I don't even watch the music videos half the time so I don't think he's hot. and when you're saying stuff like that it's a completely different thing called fandoms.

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9 Babymetal 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".

I voted them so I could, comment I love some babymetal songs, and I love music artists like sepultura, opeth, nile, yuyoyuppe, tool, ravel, schubert, motorhead, carach angren, suffocation, juno bloodlust, agalloch, pendulum and whispered... this is alt metal, alt metal, is not about being "true metal", and listen to more of their songs, they got variety unlike amon amarth, but I listen to amon amarth more often not because they are "real metal" but because I love their music, stuff boundaries, that is the statement of babymetal and other bands of a similar vein.

It's not the best but hey, it's not the worst. I actually like Akatsuki... But how can you expect three girls who didn't have any idea of what metal was before they entered the group to make metal music?

WORST. BAND. EVER. Even Black Veil Brides are better than this garbage, how is this not in the top 5?

They aren't too bad, but it isn't metal.

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10 Limp Bizkit 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.

In my opinion, the only real poser metal band is Limp Bizkit, seriously, the only people that voted for bands like Slipknot are people that think real metal is only Metallica and Black Sabbath. And other Nu metal bands aren't just posers because they sound very different from other kinds of metal.

Why a great Grindcore band like Cattle Decapitation is on the list with these losers is beyond me

Honestly no bands should ever really be marked as "Posers", but Limp Bizkit is kind of stretching the definition of a metal band

Better than Any Other Band,
Their music Makes me want to Break stuff

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The Contenders

11 Sleeping With Sirens Sleeping With Sirens Sleeping with Sirens is an American Rock band from Orlando Florida. The band formed in 2009. SWS lead singer is Kellin Quinn

The worst thing about being your average metal/rock teenage fan is having to go to school on almost a daily basis and have to put up with Emo and what they identify as "metal". Since I have friends/acquaintances who are some of those Emo kids, I asked them what music they liked. They replied with "metal" so I asked them for some bands they listen to, they listed; Sleeping With Sirens, Pierce The Veil, The Amity Affliction, Arctic Monkeys, Panic at the disco, fall out boy, Green Day, the list goes on and on... I mean, I sort of expected them to at least have one metal band that wasn't high pitched yelling and god awful screamo that could be classified as "metal" or even "hard rock" but nope.

METAL? They are an awful kind of teen pop rock.

Everyone thinks there so cool because the people in the band look super emo so they think people woll think there and hard core and emo if they like them

How is bvb number 1 horrible list

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12 Drowning Pool Drowning Pool Drowning Pool is an American Alternative Metal band formed in Dallas, Texas in 1996. The band was named after the film The Drowning Pool.

Drowning Pool are not posers!

They used to be an awesome nu metal band but they got worse over time...however they are not posers - HCmetalhead

Ever since Dave died, they went downhill hard. Not really posers though. Rest in peace, dude you were one of a kind.

Eh... - Metalhead1997

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13 Poison Poison Poison is an American hair/glam metal band that achieved great commercial success in the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s.

Oh yes, Poison - glam metal is a definition of poser metal because it's not metal at all. - Metal_Treasure

Their are few good glam metal bands: Motley Crue, definitely Leppard, Bon Jovi, Skid Row, etc. I agree it's not metal. It doesn't even have the sound of metal anyways to be said. - Powerfultekin

Don't really think Poison deserve to be here, just look at all the other crappy nu-metal bands out there that could be ranked much higher on the poser scale.

Poison had a few decent songs. Not my favorite band but not gonna on them either. Definitely not poseur in my opinion.

More on the rock side. But they're a good band. - Metalhead1997

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14 Marilyn Manson

Manson isn't even metal... But he has more talent than ANY "core" bands. Metalcore is for little emo fan girls

Marilyn Manson shouldn't be on this list, because he never claimed to be 'Metal'. He is more Industrial Rock/Metal. And all his albums are different like Portrait of an American Family is Alternative Metal, Mechanical Animals is Glam Rock, Golden Age of Grotesque is Industrial, and so on. So I don't think they should be on this list. Either way they rock! - ComaWhite21

Who the hell out Manson on this list? That's like putting Metallica into a "Top 10 Worst Country Bands". Neither him nor his fans say that he's metal. He's Industrial/Electronic Rock.

I prefer the original version of "Tainted love"

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15 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture ...read more.

They were not that bad with their first two albums... (I mean, both of those were nu metal but didn't sound awful. ) BUT their fans, (most of them are just 10 years old little kids who love Naruto) pretended to be the fans of the BEST metal band of all time! Horrible!

Well, sorry kids, you're not even close to be good... You are just posers and losers. - Nord666

What? It was Linkin Park that got me into Metal, I love their old stuff, even I'm a huge Death Metal fan. - GREYBOYY

Why is disturbed, avenged sevenfold, slipknot above this? They aren't the best but they're worse than linkin park?!

The best poser band ever. even the singer died in the same way as his hero. plus their songs are use for bay/transformers garbage. good riddance to this band!

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16 Static-X Static-X Static-X formed in Los Angeles in 1994. ...read more.

Why is this band on the list. Static-X are real metal and are way better than this poser mall core trash (I can admit A7X are a good band even though they're mallcore not metal). And why are Metallica, Sodom and Megadeth so high up the list?

Slipknot is "poser" metal? I bet if you went to a Slipknot concert, you'd change your mind pretty quickly about that. The pure aggression of their music is very, very real. If they're not a metal band, I don't know who is.

I'm not gonna agree or disagree with you but why talk about slipknot under Static-X... - maverick88

I don't know whats worse about these guys, the fact that every song sounds the same or that they look like the offspring of fred durst and a jugalo. I want to grab their singer by his stupid hair and throw him into the pit of despair every time this generic bro metal pollutes my airwaves.

I believe this is on here because the common opinion is that the singers voice, may he rest in peace, sounds similar to korns singer.

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17 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.

Absolutely horrible band, all the songs sound the same, open note chugging, boring breakdowns, over produced vocals, pathetic lyrics, you get the idea, worse is they label themselves as "death metal" as if playing crap music isn't enough they have to insult another genre

From what is considered to be a "Emo band" I don't mind them as much as the other "Emo bands". Although the only song by them I really can listen to is Cease to Exist, and even then it's not anything amazing. The lyrics are piss poor, the vocals are literally some guy destroying his vocal cords, and the instrumentals are uncordinated and sloppy.

Get out of here. I have no problem with you people not liking this band, but to claim they're not metal is just utterly dumb. You either haven't listened to it or just don't like them to an unhealthy extent. I don't really like anything after The Cleansing but it's metal. - IronSabbathPriest

Like avenged 7 fold they aren't that bad its mostly there fan base that sucks

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18 Disturbed Disturbed Disturbed is an American heavy metal band from Chicago, Illinois . The band comprises vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren . They are known for songs like "Down With the Sickness" and "Stricken" .

Disturbed and Avenged Sevenfold are posers?... , More faith in humanity has been lost due to the breathtaking number of stupid people in this world. - MetalFoREVer1228

Yes Avenged Sevenfold and Disturbed are poser metal. I don't know if I would call disturbed posers per se because I don't believe they tried to be "metal", but their fans are among the biggest posers out there. You soft ears might be confused because it sounds heavy, but I can pretty much say as a rule if its played on the radio, its not metal. Even when metallica comes on the radio its usually from the black album, which just isn't metal.

NOT metal. For everyone who keeps using the term Alt- metal, what an oxy-moron that's about like saying jazz-country.

Disturbed is actually metal, even if it's alternative and has a "nu" sound to it. - Metalhead1997

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19 Dope Dope

They are nu metal/industrial. Calling this band metal is like calling korn and nine inch nails metal.

20 Motley Crue Motley Crue Mötley Crüe was an American metal band formed in Los Angeles, California on January 17, 1981. The group was founded by bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee, lead vocalist Vince Neil and lead guitarist Mick Mars.

I actually like glam metal bands like motley crue, bon jovi, guns n roses, skid row, poison, etc, but they Are NOT METAL they should be considered rock instead, not close to metal.

Their first two albums are glam metal classics. No way you can go wrong with Shout At The Devil. After that, not so much.

Glam metal is one of the most poser things ever created. It's not metal, it just pretends to be. It's the MTV version of hard rock. Nowhere near metal. - Metal_Treasure

I am sick or people saying this is one of their favorite metal bands or one of their songs is one of their favorite metal songs. Between the lyrics and instrumental, they are 80s hard rock, like all hair metal really is. - Lucretia

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