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.

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42 Mayhem Mayhem Mayhem is a Norwegian black metal band formed in 1984 in Oslo, regarded as one of the pioneers of the Norwegian black metal scene. The band is also known for the infamous events surrounding them including the 1991 suicide of vocalist Dead (in which former guitarist Euronymous took pictures of Dead's ...read more.

Ha! Cradle of Filth more blacker? You must be a troll as Cradle of Filth are probably on the same league as Black Veil Brides! They are quite the posers themselves. However, for Mayhem, I think they suck, but at least they succeeded playing real metal and as frost-bitten as a Nordic winter. - metaldude8

Why is Mayhem on this list? The music may be... questionable, but in terms of metal legitimacy, Mayhem has earned their place. Say what you will about Euronymous being a poser, regardless.

This list is becoming more and more stupid...

They were obsessed with Extremity, they wanted to be the most extreme. Euronymous used Dead's suicide... and they are real metal, they are the most underground sub genre (maybe) - Lucretia

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43 Warbringer Warbringer Warbringer is an American thrash metal band formed in 2004. Century Media Records signed Warbringer after seeing them at a local show in LA. V 3 Comments
44 August Burns Red 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.

Gay scene kids aren't metal.

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

45 Dethklock

Dethklock is from a T.V. show, retards. It's not a serious band.

46 Twisted Sister Twisted Sister Twisted Sister is an American heavy metal band originally from Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, and later based in Long Island, New York.

They aren't posers! That's some joke.

Not even metal, more rock. stupid person put this on here I like them

Better than the pussies who diss them.

On the border with rock and metal. - Metalhead1997

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47 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.

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.

Dimmu borqueer.

Calling this pansy, watered down commercial Hot Topic mallgoth crap Black Metal is like calling Black Veil Brides Black Metal.. If you want Black Metal, then listen to some Craft, Urgehal, Setherial, Funeral Mist, Shining, Vlad Tepes, Beastcraft, Tsjuder and Krypt.

48 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 are NOT METAL, I have a hard time even calling them hard rock, more like pop rock.

Wait they are rock they never said they we're metal what? - TheUltimateNavigator1

He's not metal, yes, but he's not a poser. - Metalhead1997

Very sappy lyrics... no metal has such sappy lyrics. - Lucretia

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49 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. It's currently formed by Tuomas, Emppu, lead vocalist Floor Jansen, bassist and vocalist Marco Hietala, ...read more.

Hetfield or lars lay with you for this comment?... the posers pay you well, this is the most important band of symphonic metal and they really know music not like your preferred band, fanatic!

Biggest poser band of all time because of their poser leader. - TheFloorHorseman

Symphonic 'Metal' more like pop music with distorted guitars

50 Death Death Death was an American Death Metal band formed in 1983 by Chuck Schuldiner. Death is considered to be one of the most influential bands in heavy metal and a pioneering force in death metal. Its debut album, Scream Bloody Gore, has been widely regarded as the first death metal record, while the band's ...read more.

Idiot Death created death metal. (NOT POSERS) - maverick88

Id like to see a list of what the author thinks real metal is, because Death and Cannibal are two of the top names in death metal, which is the epitome of metal.

Possessed is more influential towards death metal, but Death is not posers. - Lucretia

The founders of death metal? Really? Listen to one of the songs by BVB and then "Zombie Ritual" by Death immediately afterwards. I think you know which one is better. - Metalhead1997

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51 Gorgoroth Gorgoroth Gorgoroth is a Norwegian black metal band based in Bergen. Formed in 1992 by Infernus, the band is named after the dead plateau of evil and darkness in the land of Mordor (a fictional location in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings).

All image, no talent, terrible sound. If you want something brutal listen to death metal, If you want to paint your face and burn churches or get lost in the woods, or just want tenitus, then by all means have at it. With that said they're still a metal band, just a terrible one

I'll be honest, if only they weren't Satanists. - Metalhead1997


Are you serious gorgoroth is one of the blackest most trve and kvlt black metal bands in existence. The only ones blacker were the original mayhem (before euronynous got killed) and watain - maverick88

52 In Flames In Flames In Flames is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden, formed in 1990. ...read more.

Nowadays just a pop band

Weak, pathetic, & lame band.

They went from Melodeath to Posermusic

53 Hollywood Undead 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

54 Slayer 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.

This is the same list that put Metallica and MegaDeth and Disturbed on here what now Slayer - TheUltimateNavigator1

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55 Blind Guardian Blind Guardian Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large ...read more.

Blind Guardian is awesome and they aren't posers.

Hey, I'm a Blind Guardian fan

The fans. Enough said.

I'm not very much familiar and don't know what's wrong with their fans. Can anybody tell more. Screaming teen girls? Dumb teen boys?

56 Decapitated Decapitated Decapitated is a Polish technical death metal band formed in Krosno in 1996. The group comprises guitarist, founder and composer Wacław "Vogg" Kiełtyka, vocalist Rafał Piotrowski, bassist Paweł Pasek, and drummer Michał Łysejko.

One of the best Death Metal bands to ever exist. Unfortunately everyone is too busy listening to Metalcore.

57 Burzum Burzum Burzum is an influential black metal solo project of Norwegian musician and writer Varg Vikernes. Burzum came to prominence at the beginning of the Norwegian Black Metal scene in the early 1990s. Vikernes was imprisoned for 21 years for the murder of Mayhem guitarist Euronymous, and charges of church ...read more.

More because Varg is a murderer and a Nazi sympathizing racist than because the music is bad.

Varg has a questionable personality, but he is no poser, his metal is real. He is not even a Satanist. - Lucretia

Varg is a musical legend even though politically he is no role model. If you gave some of these emo punk kids who think they're dark listening to black veil brides songs like Dunkelheit they'd probably commit suicide.

He's not a poser, dude. He makes really good black metal albums. - Metalhead1997

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58 Evile Evile Evile are an English thrash metal band from Huddersfield, formed in 2004. The band's debut album, Enter the Grave, was produced by Flemming Rasmussen at Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark and was released worldwide in 2007 by Earache Records to critical acclaim by fans and critics alike.

I'm not really sure what you're on anymore author. These guys shred, period end of sentence. This is pure thrash metal and their most recent album is completely awesome.

This is thrash - faster than metalllica.

59 Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage is an American metalcore band from Westfield, Massachusetts, formed in 1999 after the disbanding of Overcast and Aftershock.

Killswitch Engage is one of the pioneers of metal industry and the only good metalcore band. Suck it, haters. - najmul98

Metalcore is to metal what opera is to classical. Silly garbage for the masses

This band deserves to be #2

Lame alternative rock.

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60 Breathe Carolina Breathe Carolina Breathe Carolina is an American electro pop group currently consisting of David Schmitt (vocals, keyboard), Eric Armenta (percussion) and Tommy Coops (guitar, keyboard) that formed in 2007. ...read more.

How are they even here?


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