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 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.

This list idea is down syndrome-level stupid and I feel petty for whomever made this list. - Joeljohns249

They stated that they're just rock and roll. Besides, even if a band is "poser" in a sense, if I enjoy it, I'll still listen to it, as if it were Iron Maiden, Metallica, Death, etc. - yungstirjoey666

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.

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.

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

Horrible - Userguy44

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.

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.

Why Limp Bizkit is on this here? Asking Alexandria is completely trash... - 05yusuf09

4 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.

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. )

I saw them when they opened for Metallica and they were whining on stage that they didn't get a big banner of signage like Metallica did.

5 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.

This dreadfully unfunny "band" is a gimmick in itself. Only ignorant 9 year old creatures with below pit level musical literacy would feed their mallcore garbage. - Vip3r

Their newest song and album is trash.

6 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?

They never even said it was metal.

7 Falling In Reverse Falling in Reverse is an American post hardcore band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2008, signed to Epitaph Records.

They sound good live, but not in the studio. The guitarist is honestly a much better singer than Radke, who doesn't even make a good rapper or lyricist. Moreover, they somehow try to mix their "metal" with pop-punk and trap, which is impossible to do. It appeals only to teenage girls who don't know who Slayer is, and think that Radke is cute. He isn't though, because of his terrible music, drug abuse and history of violence. 2/10, needs a line-up and music change. I wouldn't even call them a poser metal band, I'd just call them clueless and ignorant.

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.

Another stupid Screamo/Post Hardcore band where emo/scene kids think that they are hardcore if they listen to.Hardcore music(In the term Hardcore Punk) is stuff like Dead kennedys,Fugazi(Kinda Post Hardcore but they are still good),Black Flag,Anti Flag,etc. - DarkBoi-X

8 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.

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

This band is awesome! They should not be on this list because 1. they'r great 2. they're not straight up metal or even metalcore. Their sound is melodic post-hardcore, which is NOT metal at all. Their first album, however, has some metalcore leanings. Still a great band.

9 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.

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...

These guys are awesome, I guess they could be called poser because they do thrash instrumentally but lyrically its like the dark side of fall out boy. Why these guys are grouped with bands like black veil brides, bring me the horizon and asking alexandria, I have NO IDEA why. Bullet's thrashy and those guys are just happy hardcore posers of old-school metal core

10 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.

Should be first. - Userguy44

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

Not even metal,and fresh durst is not nice

The Contenders

11 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?

My country begin garbage export. I shame that.

12 Poison Poison is an American glam and hard rock band that achieved great commercial success in the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s.

Most glam bands don't claim to be metal. Honestly the only thing that makes metalheads really despise glam metal is the label "metal." Had it been labeled just "rock," it wouldn't get half the hate it has right now. - yungstirjoey666

They did try to copy Kiss and the Sex Pistols.

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

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.

13 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!

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

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

Just more major label hard rock marketed towards 12 year olds who get bullied.

14 Marilyn Manson

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

Not metal oh my god the first Marilyn Manson song I ever heard was a cover of "Tainted Love" which wasn't metal.

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.

15 Disturbed Disturbed is an American nu metal/ alternative rock/ alternative 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

Boring ass generic band. every song sounds the same

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.

Don't call a band poser because of the fans. Also the Black album may be mainstream, but like it or not it's still metal. - yungstirjoey666

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

16 Static-X Static-X formed in Los Angeles in 1994. The band had many lineup changes, but the main vocalist and guitarist throughout has been frontman Wayne Static. Other well-known members of Static-X include Tony Campos (bassist), Ken Jay (drummer), and Koichi Fukuda (guitarist). The final lineup of Static-X ...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.

Static-X are not posers either, they're just their own band

17 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.

I've never understood the hate towards godsmack, they do not try nor claim to be metal, they are just hard rock. And this is coming from a metal purist that believes every other band on this list deserves to be here.

They're mostly hated because people think they copied Alice in Chains and other bands.

This is a great band there are very underrated and I think more people should listen to them - donovanthorn

What? Why are they on here? They're metal. - Metalhead1997

Yeah they are poser aic

18 Dope

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

19 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

Deathcore sucks and is for stupid people

20 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 worst songwriting I've ever heard in my life. Every riff sounds exactly the same and the lyrics are so stupid they make me want to vomit. If you're older than 8 and have an IQ higher than 20, you should stay away from this awful band.


They try to act extreme and hardcore, from their name to the brass knuckles on every album. The lyrics and guitar is in no way innovative, I mean come on. Mainstream crap producing punks.

Five finger fruit punch

21 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 not metal. They even disliked being labeled as such. - yungstirjoey666

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?!

22 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 won't diss Motley Cruel.

23 Of Mice and Men Of Mice & Men is an American metalcore band from Orange County, California. The band's lineup currently consists of lead vocalist and bassist Aaron Pauley, guitarists Phil Manansala and Alan Ashby, and drummer Valentino Arteaga.

They are one of the reasons why people think metalcore is pure crap (although true metalcore it isn't at all).

Worst band ever created, the singer is awful and he doesn't know how to scream! The base fans are gothopouf or fangirls who only listen the "singer" of this crap

I'm not a big metalcore fan to begin with, so I wasn't a big fan of their first two albums, but I think their newest album has quite a few good songs in it that I can actually listen to, and I reccomend it

They're metal-core. Not metal, and some of their songs are pretty good

24 Behemoth Behemoth is a Polish blackened death metal band from Gdańsk, formed in 1991. They are considered to have played an important role in establishing the Polish extreme metal underground.

Commercial metal. I'm not saying it's bad, but it's definitely something for the masses

Are you mad?! They are absolutely great! Especially when they Play live!

Troll item. 100% - Metal_Treasure

Behemoth were Metal when they were in middle school. Behemoth have been playing Black and Death Metal longer than the rest of the poser bands on this list. Behemoth rose in popularity, yes, but they've been devoted to Metal earlier in their lives than most bands in existence.

25 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.

Cannibal Corpse may have a lot of "fans" who basically blast their music to boast how edgy and "brutal" they are, and consequently gave death metal a bad name, but Cannibal Corpse is still real metal. Not poser. - yungstirjoey666

Posers? One of the best death metal bands ever

What posers these guys are death metal gods dumbasses

What in God's name? Cannibal Corpse music is awesome (not the lyrics) and they're not posers. - GREYBOYY

26 Escape the Fate Escape the Fate is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2005 and originally from Pahrump, Nevada. They are signed to Eleven Seven Music.

Whoever put Escape the Fate on this list, is a stupid idiot.

Well ETF is obviously better than FIR - Idiot244

27 Orgy
28 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.

Really? My Chemical Romance? They don't even try to be metal. - yungstirjoey666

This is alternative! this is not metal idiots

Shouldn't be on this list. they are amazing, and they aren't metal! Idiot.

Why is this here? I don't think they even try to be metal in the slightest bit.

29 Crazy Town Crazy Town is an American rap rock band, formed in 1995 by Bret Mazur and Seth Binzer. Crazy Town is best known for their 2000 hit single, "Butterfly", which reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and helped their debut album, The Gift of Game sell over 1.5 million units.
30 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.

DF is real metal. Just because they're more mainstream than other power metal bands doesn't make them poser. And no, they do not fake their sound. Sure, they may have sucked live back then, but now they fixed themselves. - yungstirjoey666

They are very talented - Sabbath

Alright. ZP Theart's not a metal vocalist. But would you say Herman Li's guitar riffs are not metal? If not what is it then. Rapid chord progressions, fast alternate picking, some tremolo picking, sometimes some tapping, heavily uses of metal power chords, his scales, his complex arpeggios, legatos. All these are not metal? He may be a poser fast guitarist. But not poser metal. At least give me one reason what is not metal in his guitar riffs/solos? - zxm

This list is horrible. DragonForce is one of my favourite bands and they're really talented.

31 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.

Rapcore. Not metal. - Metalhead1997

32 Nickelback Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair.

They're only here just because they're Nickelback - yungstirjoey666

Nickelback isn't metal at all, so why are they even here to begin with?

I feel like Nickelback isn't even trying to be metal.

Nickelback is not metal.

33 Powerman 5000

I prefer his brother, rob zombie this guys are pure mediocre, I have no idea what genre of metal they belong to I am pretty sure they are Nu-Metal - Metalhead_100

34 Coal Chamber Coal Chamber was formed in Los Angeles, CA, in 1993. The current members of Coal Chamber are Dez Fafara (Vocals), Nadja Peulen (Bass), Meegs Rascón (Guitar), and Mike Cox (Drums). Former members of the band include Rayna Foss, Chela Rhea Harper, and John Thor. Coal Chamber is typically known being ...read more.

Lame, NOT metal, on the same level as Marilyn Manson.

Yes, because the most underrated band in nu metal are a group of posers. This band is actually good. You just have to look for the better songs for example: Loco was a hit, but My Frustration, a nice little gem, was left out of the eye of the mainstream. Some other good songs are: Bradley, Tyler's Song, Fiend, Notion, Dreamtime, and Pig. - ThatoneMetalhead

Korn wannabes. "Loco" is a TERRIBLE song. - Metalhead1997

35 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.

Well apparently Korn are also posers. I swear whoever made this list has their head up their ass - MetalFoREVer1228

They never sold out. What they're doing is original. The dubstep is annoying, but I haven't heard any other bands do that yet. So the "sell out" thing doesn't apply to Korn. They were much better before See You On The Other Side though.

They started off making real emotional metal that was actually believable at first. But JD has turned into the biggest retard in the metal genre. "Metal is not cool enough these days now we make dub metal so the cool kids will buy our albums" also mixing Hip-hop with metal? What the hell? JD has proven himself to be a poser and I don't believe for one second that the first two albums were actual emotions. They can't even decide on their sound they just do whatever is cool these days.

I don't like these guys, but even they don't see their music as metal so I wouldn't say they're posers.

36 August Burns Red August Burns Red is an American metalcore band from Manheim, Pennsylvania. Formed in 2003, the group began their first performances while a majority of the members were attending their senior year of high school, and soon began playing shows around Lancaster, before being signed to CI Records. Afterwards, ...read more.

These guys are decent! The *** is wrong with all of you?

Gay scene kids aren't metal.

Christian metal band. They don't even deserve a listen for that

37 A Day to Remember A Day to Remember (often abbreviated ADTR) is an American rock band from Ocala, Florida, founded in 2003 by guitarist Tom Denney and drummer Bobby Scruggs. They are known for their unusual amalgamation of metalcore and pop punk. The band currently consists of vocalist Jeremy McKinnon, rhythm guitarist ...read more.

I don't even understand why people think that this is a metal band, sure they have growls but just cause it has a little screaming doesn't make it metal. There leads singers voice is whiny and annoying and this band would fit more into the pop-punk scene not at all metal.

I like the band a lot but they are not metal the only song that can confuse people to think is metal is Paranoia which is not one of their popular songs sadly cause it's their best song and closest to metal - TheUltimateNavigator1

Paranoia is the only song remotely related to metal... They are more a punk band (blink-182, Sun 41, etc...)

And also the band never said they we're metal so it should not even be on here - TheUltimateNavigator1

38 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.

Nothing but posers, they suck bad. Not even metal.

These guys are nu metal but I like some of their songs

Not metal, they are pop rock/shitty emo pop

39 Finger Eleven
40 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.

Not metal, gothic girl rock.

Not real black metal or even metal but still fun to listen to

Did not mean to vote this, finger slipped. - cjWriter1997

I agree.

41 Saliva Saliva is an American rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996. Saliva released their self-titled debut album on August 26, 1997, through Rockingchair Records, a record label owned and operated by Mark Yoshida, who recorded and produced the release at his studio, Rockingchair Studios.
42 3 Inches of Blood

Their name and the vocals stink.

43 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.

Yes, they may have exaggerated too much on the "real metal" and "poser" kind of thing, but they're still metal. - yungstirjoey666

No, no no - they AREN'T posers. They invented battle metal and were pioneers of power metal.
They called themselves "true metal" in the 80s to differentiate from glam metal and I agree because glam metal is a definition of poser metal. Manowar didn't play glam metal so they played 'true metal'.
I agree that the expression "true metal" may sound annoying today if you don't know the context and the reason why Manowar used it. - Metal_Treasure

Manowar started off as metal but on their later albums it seems like the majority of songs are melodic ballads & not really metal.

They try so hard to be "true" that they become the most false, most poser band of all time.

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45 The Devil Wears Prada The Devil Wears Prada is an American metalcore band from Dayton, Ohio, formed in 2005. It consists of members Mike Hranica, Jeremy DePoyster, Andy Trick, and Daniel Williams.
46 Slayer Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. They rose to fame with their 1986 album Reign in Blood, and is credited as one of the big four of thrash metal bands, the others being Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. ...read more.

This has to be a joke

LAYER is the metal that not surrenders SLAYER defines the VIOLENCE! SLAYER is SUPREME EXTREME METAL!

S! L! A! Y! E! R!

This is obviously a joke. Remove this please.

Slayer is one of the big 4. Slayer popularized Metal in the 80's

47 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.

Seriously, How are they posers? Just because they shedded some basic black metal elements? If that's the criteria for being labelled as posers then all of those bands who have evolved their sound are equally as posers as Dimmu Borgir. By the way, I've never heard a single Dimmu song being played on the radio or anywhere else.

Why would they be posers? Just because they turned from black metal to symphonic black metal? Symphonic black metal is awesome. That way, you could call the Kovenant posers because they started as a black metal band but turned into an industrial/electronic metal band later on. Nobody calls them posers though (me neither, just an example). I don't consider this band to be posers. I like them. Heck, I like Cradle of Filth too. If you don't like Dimmu Borgir or Cradle of Filth, I respect all of your opinions.

Dimmu Borgir is a business about doing elaborated/catchy well played music and posing and image selling. As many of their time, they took the remnants of the black metal imagery and mixed it with a theatrical presentation, like as if they were selling characters of a movie. Of course they play very well and make sophisticated songs presented with this imagery. And probably they like what they do. But far, very far away from the concept of what was/is the true black metal, cryptic, not social, dark and distant.

Its not like their in the radio, they may not be gorgoroth but their way more metal than core or. And hellhammer from mayhem has been in this band.

48 Kabbage Boy

I wish I had a girlfriend

Kabbage Boy is the worst metal band of all time.

Why is this not #1 - xandermartin98

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

*Facepalm*They are not Metal.They are Alternative and Gothic Rock.-DarkBoi-X

Terrible emo

They aren't emo their a rock band with goth influences do your research - XxembermasterxX

They are half I guess I like their songs but they do not feel like metal - TheUltimateNavigator1

I'm not sure how to classify them, but they aren't posers. - Metalhead1997

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