Reasons Why Metal Is the Best

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1It takes talent to be in a metal band.

Eddie Van Halen shreds the guitar like no other. Neil Peart pounds his drums like no other. Axl Rose sings like no other. Cliff Burton slaps the bass like no other. Rock stars are actual musicians.

I'm a one-man brutal death metal band called Cauterized Regurgitation (at the moment) and I haven't even started recording yet, but it's a LOT of work. Anyone can do it, yes, but the only ones who can are those that are truly dedicated and committed to the music, not the rap and pop asses that the mainstream sees.

It takes talent to pretty much do 50% or things - Nateawesomeness

It also takes talent to rap, sing over a beat, and produce music using computers. - SwagFlicks

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2Metal lyrics have more variety.

Here are some examples. Iron Maiden sings about historical events. Megadeth sings about nuclear warfare. Motley Crue sings about sex. The Scorpions sing about more sex. Slayer sings about hell. Definitely Leppard sings about getting drunk. Metallica sings about all kinds of stuff. The list goes on...

"Can't stand it for another day
I ain't gonna live my life this way
Cold sweat, my fists are clenching
Stomp, stomp, stomp the idiot convention"

"She was divinity's creature that kissed in cold mirrors
A queen of snow, far beyond compare
Lips attuned to symmetry sought her everywhere
Dark liquored eyes, an Arabian nightmare"

"Take me down to the paradise city
Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty
Take me home. "

Not a single song is the same.
Unlike pop music that is the same song over and over agin.

Play ANY metal song back to back. I GUARANTEE you that the second song will be different from the first one. Ex: "Endgame" by Ingested and "War Ensemble" by Slayer.

That is a fair disadvantage to everything else that is not music related - Nateawesomeness

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3Metal can be slow and melodic, fast and dangerous, or both.

Definitely Leppard has slow, melodic songs, such as Hysteria, that everyone can love and dance to. Megadeth has angry, fast music that makes you want to join a mosh pit.

Take for example Alice In Chains. Has some very sow thoughtful songs like Down In A Hole about the dangers of heroin, but also has some very heavy fast songs like Them Bones that contain guitar solos.

Doom metal (slow), speed metal (blazing fast), power metal (melodic), etc. It works!

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4Metal pumps you up.

If you are angry, sad, or any other type of negative emotion that you can possible imagine, turn up some good old 80s thrash metal, and the adrenaline will start pumping you up until you forget what's wrong!

Why are songs like Kickstart My Heart, Rock You Like A Hurricane, Enter Sandman, and plenty others played at sports events, parties, and much more? Because it pumps you up.

While listening to metal it energizes you gives you a lot of energy! - sladetilldoomsday

This is true. I would suggest listen to Man of War by Sabaton. - 906389

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5Metal is original.

No other style of music sings about World War II, or starts mosh pits, or produce headbanging. All you can find in hip hop, dubstep, or rap is partying and drugs. Dave Mustaine's snarling voice is original. The glam scene? Original.

Every thing about metal is original. The screaming, the mosh, head banging. Everything.

EVERYONE writes their own music!

Sorry, but rap is more original than a subgenre of rock music. That's one example I can name out of many. - SwagFlicks

I disagree. To make rap music, all you have to do is to sample parts of other people's songs and make a beat and loop the beat to make the beat repeat. On the other hand, rock has a lot of creative guitar solos, bass grooves, and drum solos. Those types of grooves or solos can either be slow or technically fast or complex. Rock is a thousand times more musically expressive, passionate, technical, and authentic. - nickolie

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6Metal musicians and fans have the most intregrity

I created a list called reasons why metalheads are better than beliebers. If you love metal and hate pop then this is the list for you.

7Creativity

Not one metal song sounds the same. The arrangement of the lyrics, instruments, melody, everything is intricately designed and created by the musicians, people with real talent.

Metal is creative, but compared to poetry, it's no contest. - SwagFlicks

Nope,it's the same thing over and over pretty much,also,if you wanna see creativity,read some story books,or some famous poetry,or some blogs by us toptenners(not trying to praise myself) - Nateawesomeness

8Metal musicians are actually smart.

In Metallica's songs they actually read books and used it in their lyrics something rappers are too stupid to do.

I love how eminem is used, as if he isn't a legend, ask yourself this, if you were to ask the whole world, who would be more popular and respected... Eminem or steve harris, eminem or dave mustaine? I rest my case

Steve Harris from Iron Maiden went to college and earned a history degree. Dave Mustaine, as idiotic as he is, is actually a genius, and went on Jeopardy. I don't think Eminem did anything cool like that.

But the fanbase is not - Nateawesomeness

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9Metal has the best concerts.

Flashing lights, fireworks, wild theatrics heavy metal bands definitely have the best stage shows in the world! E. G Motley Crue, Alice Cooper, Twisted Sister and the hottest band in the world-KISS

The most epic concerts: the big 4 live!

While I agree with all the other points, I've actually been to a Metallica concert. The whole stadium of around 90000 were on their feet headbanging and just having a good time. Its not only about the band, its about the whole experiance and I can't think of a better experiance than a metal concert - Danielsun182

10Metal fans don't just listen to a song, like it for a week, and move on

For example, there used to be a massive hype about gangnam style but eventually everyone got tired of it. People in metal still like stuff from the 70's, 80's and so on. People in metal don't just move on straight away

I started with Puppets, found new songs, but returned to make Puppets a staple.

I have TONS of songs I listen to for days on end sometimes.

This is the best thing about Metal...

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11Metal is a music of passion.

Nobody is more passionate about there music than I am just ask anybody that knows me and it' all roots from discovering metal 25 years ago. Don't get me wrong I know how to recognize a good song and I like songs from all genres but it's like I always say, "It's not my fault metal is the best music I never made it that way I just simply go along with it".

12Metal has the best image.

The hair bands such as Motley Crue, Poison, and Warrant are bold and ballsy to be teasing up their hair. Thrashers wear the denim vests and the leather jackets, which is simply cool. The long hair makes them able to head bang.

It's the most disrespected genre besides pop and rap. It doesn't have a good image at all. - SwagFlicks

13Metal celebrities have interesting lives.

Most rock stars had so much sex and did so much drugs, it's amazing they're still alive. But when you hear of the rare sober guys like Dee Snider or Gene Simmons, it's exciting to hear they didn't do drugs.

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14Metal has the best riffs.

Listen to Seek And Destroy, and you'll be convinced. Listen to The Number Of The Beast, and you'll be convinced.

I like the riffs in Kill the King, Take No Prisoners, and Devil's Island. All three of which are Megadeth songs

How about the main riff of "Fight Till Death"!

15You can't kill metal

People had started organisations and clubss, they were protesting, appearing on T.V. burning the recordsand what happened? Metal grew stronger and more genres were formed under the metal name. Proof you can't kill metal no matter how hard you try - Danielsun182

Rob Halford, lead singer of Judas Priest, has said "Metal will never die." Obviously, it's true! More and more bands are forming as we speak!

16Most dedicated fans

Because metal unfortunately isn't as popular as mainstream pop or hip hop, there isn't as many metal fans as there should be. Although every metal fan you meet is sure to be a fervent supporter of the genre. Get in a fight with a metal fan, and you will surely lose.

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17People can relate to metal

Like all metal songs they're written with a story. Metal bands like Five Finger Death Punch are written from personal experiences that deal with real emotions. Metal has a diversity in songwriting that most music genres don't have.

Everybody can relate to anything, therefore this isn't special. - SwagFlicks

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18Metal isn't completely offensive.

Rap is in your face and disrespectful. Metal isn't that bad.

Rap music is sexist and sometimes racist at times. Metal music is against both sexism and racism.

In fact, "Raining Blood" s slightly more respectful than Kash Doll. Even with the lyrics about reprisal and overthrowal of Heaven, Raining Blood isn't in your face. Why, the guitars provide some "distance" between the vocalist and the listener. Even the lyrics are more intricate.

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19Metal lyrics are more creative

Metal lyrics can be about anything, they can be about life, death, lessons learned, something on the world today or in the past. and rap focuses more on heavy sex lyrics and drugs.

Every type of lyric has its own creativity. - SwagFlicks

20Metal lyrics are more intricate.

Let us look at he melodic metal song 'Vicarious'. "Credulous at best your desire to believe in angels in the hearts of men." Try to find a rap or pop verse that intricate, and when listened to with intricate and original musicians behind it, cerebral.

Ok, so I might get hate for this, but the band The Amity Affliction, while metalcore, has incredible lyrics. Like wow, their lyrics are so heavy but so great and many people can relate to them.

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