My nominations, from the top of my head:
Gorgororth and Marduk. Both are bands that just dont *feel* right to me when I am listening to any of their works.
Marduk, because they make horrible, horrible simplistic stuff. There is no soul in there. It is true metal from the tincan. Old, stale and boring.
Everything they do sounds the same.
Now on to Gorgoroth - A band that by now has luckily broken up, and taken Gaahl to other pastures, where he hopefully will stagnate
until the end of his existence. But it is not only him, the whole musical concept they propagated from the start is just plain stupid.
That begins with the refusal not to print lyrics. While this is an interesting concept, or at least it was at Pentagram, where the lyrics just became
another instrument, it became ridiculous soon after. With those cease and desist notices and everything like that. You know, in a way they seem like
a willing parody of a parody of a black metal band. Everything over- and outdone. That still does not make or made them good, however.
(stating the obvious some more, because I am bored)
I disagree with whoever mentioned Manowar, though. Labelling them as fake is like calling a flamboyant homosexual a flamoboyant homosexual.
Manowar lives and exists through being "fake", full of hypermachismo while living in their parents basements. That is their whole concept.
And at times, when you want some power metal and get pumped, that is the best music you can get. Who has not ever tackled the laundry, taken a dump or done any other menial task
to the sounds of "Black Wind, Fire and Steel", "Defender" or "The Demon's Whip"?