Top Ten Most Hated Metal Subgenres

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The Top Ten

1 Nu Metal

Nu metal is crap. I can't even recognise the metal in it. - gemcloben

Hated because of no guitar solos, and rapping in lyrics. I have mixed opinions about the subgenre. - IronSabbathPriest

To be honest, Nu Metal doesn't deserve the hate it gets because of bands like Three Days Grace and Linkin Park, but that's just my opinion.

Hated because of no solos and its simplicity - which is, ironically, the point of nu metal - CabadePartyhunter

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2 Black Metal

Hated because of the anti religious lyrics. Varg Vikernes, and the like. I personally like the subgenre, but I don't support his views. - IronSabbathPriest

People who don't know what's metal are the ones who don't like it, hate metal and I don't care. - Ananya

This is the worst genre of metal ever! - RiverClanRocks

Yes, even metal fans avoid it (most of them). I don't consider myself a fan but I like some songs because music is good, especially some instrumentals.
Lyrical themes and lyrics are really extreme and a metalhead from Norway told me I was lucky I didn't understand the lyrics in Norwegian. So, imagine. But at least black metal is metal unlike several subgenres on this list. - Metal_Treasure

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3 Death Metal

Hated because of growling vocals and powerful music. - IronSabbathPriest

I love death metal. - Metalhead1997

DEATH METAL IS GREAT - aliciamsaad

4 Glam Metal

I hate it and I don't think it's metal - it's the glam/pop version of hard rock and not metal.
And I really can't stand it's called metal.
A true metal band would never sing a song like "Talk Dirty To Me" by Poison, and shoot its silly video. Can you imagine Dave Mustaine dressed like a clown, desperately trying to get your attention on MTV? No, never. - Metal_Treasure

The only subgenre here that I dislike. And if you're a sensible person, you should too. - IronSabbathPriest

Good god I hate glam metal. Especially the fashion choices the bands make.

Metal musicians hate it, too. Watch this - 'Bruce Dickinson Hosting Headbangers Ball'

It was in 1988 and his clothing was a parody of the so called glam "metal". - Metal_Treasure

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5 Grindcore

It's hated and should be - it's not even music.

I think grindcore is an extreme subgenre of punk and not metal. All subgenres with "-core" and "-grind" should be removed from the metal family because they are more punk than metal.
Maybe initially (20-30 years ago), these subgenres had more metal and were supposed to be metal but they evolved and currently they are more punk.

My explanation for this shift: metal is complex and demanding, so not every band can do metal. Punk is not that demanding - punk's official slogan is "Do it yourself", i.e. you don't have to be a professional to do something. Punk is relatively simple.

I hate these subgenres because I love metal but I don't hear much metal in them. Some of them are heavy but their aggressiveness is chaotic and immature. Metal isn't chaotic - it's very well structured. - Metal_Treasure

6 Metalcore

I hate it. Metalcore is mostly pop punk with lots of cliches from pop music, spiced with some metal elements but metal is not enough. It sounds so cheesy to me that I wanna throw up. Vocals are not metal - metalcore singers don't sing like metal singers, they sing like punk singers and sound like punk singers.
Metalcore is popular because it has many pop elements and little-to-no metal, and that's why non-metal fans like it. New metal fans, who are not oriented, love metalcore, too, because they think this is "The metal".
Most of the mature metal fans probably hate metalcore (for a reason). If you already listen to Slayer, Dream Theater, Blind Guardian, Death, Opeth, COB, etc, you already know what metal is, and it's impossible to get into jokes like A7X.
Metalcore is not a metal subgenre for me - it's punk influenced by metal. Somebody else also wrote metalcore was punk and not metal in some other Top 10 list. - Metal_Treasure

I like metalcore but third wave metalcore bands like aa or bmth ruin this genre (but some of their song is good for me but they still ruin it)

7 Thrash Metal Thrash Metal Thrash metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music characterized by its fast tempo and overall aggression. The songs usually use fast percussive beats and low-register guitar riffs, overlaid with shredding-style lead work.The genre evolved in the early 1980s from combining the fast drum beats ...read more.

I'm not sure it's hated, on the contrary - it's the best metal subgenre according to the metal fans. Thrash is at #1 on the list "Top Ten Metal Sub Genres" with 17%, followed by Melodic Death Metal with 12%.
For me it's the best, too. And I swear metal fans love exactly very fast music. - Metal_Treasure

I mean music fans in general hate this. And I know a few people (metal fans) who dislike it as well. - IronSabbathPriest

I mean music fans in general hate this. And I know people (metal fans) who hate this. - IronSabbathPriest

Oh, this is a different perspective - it may be hated by non-metal fans, yes. But I had in mind metal fans. I know one metal fan who doesn't like thrash - nothing against it, just not his cup tea. - Metal_Treasure

Thrash metal is awesome, but I cannot stand CROSSOVER thrash.

Not unlike Black Metal, it is hated because of explict lyrics. And very fast music. - IronSabbathPriest

8 Progressive Metal

Seriously? This is hated? If there were only people like me who would understand this genre.

This Is One Of The Best Metal Sub Genres - FettiMC

Hated because people can't take the musical complexity that some bands do. - IronSabbathPriest

@Metal_Treasure, it's usually hated because songs are long and not radiofriendly enough for this day and age. Although prog is one of my favourite subgenres. - IronSabbathPriest

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9 Rap Metal

I call it cRap metal.
Metal fans hate it for a reason. Non-metal fans may like it. - Metal_Treasure

THERE IS NOTHING LIKE THIS - Ananya

10 Christian Metal

I am not familiar with this sub genre so I can't comment on the entire subgenre.
I know only one band - Theocracy - and I like them a lot. They have very good and intelligent music and lyrics, mostly prog power metal.
Theocracy are very good and don't annoy me at all.

I found their stuff by accident, liked them and later I learned they were a Christian band, so I wasn't biased.
Songs: Martyr, I Am, Laying The Demon To Rest, Sinner, As the World Bleeds, Mirror Of Souls.

A death metal musician recommended me a Christian metal band (Seventh Angel) but I havent't checked them out yet. - Metal_Treasure

Some people hate Black Metal 'cause it's anti-Christian.
Some other people hate Christian Metal 'cause it's Christian.
That's interesting.
I've been avoiding this subgenre because 'Christian metal' sounds weird.
However, most of metal is not anti-Christian and black metal is the only metal subgenre, which is satanic per se. - Metal_Treasure

I can see why...

I'm not prejudice or anything. I just think it (along with Christian rock) is really awful music.

Christian metal is a thematic group (lyrical themes) and not a real music subgenre. Christian bands can play any metal subgenre - thrash, power and even death metal. So music is not different. - Metal_Treasure

Even Christians hate this subgenre. Because metal is accused of being "satanic".

The Contenders

11 Deathcore

Underrated in my opinion. At least it actually exists, unlike half the death metal subgenres. - IronSabbathPriest

Surprised this isn't higher. Pretty much every metalhead shuns this genre (not surprising really though, since all deathcore is garbage)

12 Alternative Metal Alternative Metal

I have mixed opinions about it and the negative ones prevail.
Main problem - it doesn't contain enough metal. - Metal_Treasure

13 Djent

Not really a genre. More of a style of playing.

14 Brutal Technical Death Metal

Brutal and Technical Death Metal are two different subgenres I'm sure. - IronSabbathPriest

...and neither exist. Brutal death metal is a stupid phrase as it's basically citing the regular death metal bands as not brutal. If your gonna say the bands that fall into this category are more brutal than bands like Death, then they should go to the Deathcore camp (One of the few core subgenres I believe exists).

Technical death metal is the same as progressive death metal. - IronSabbathPriest

15 Power Metal

Why Power Metal? - DejanKalinic

Hated because most songs in the genre sound happy and uplifting which most metalheads hate. I think it's stupidly hated because not all metal has to be dark and depressing.

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