Top 10 Reasons Why Metal is the Best Music Genre

The Top Ten
1 It takes talent to be in a metal band

As a guitarist/vocalist of a sbdm band, I'll tell ya' that it ain't no walk in the park. Hand coordination, memorizing lines upon lines of lyrics for different songs, stage antics so the audience isn't bored when watching, mixing and recording your own stuff. It's much more strenuous than having a ghost writer and fake instruments, with some you pay to do everything for you.

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.

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.

Because many traditional heavy metal bands can actually write their own songs, tell their own stories and life struggles and sing very well. Some of the members can play the guitar and drums very well.

2 Metal bands come out with new music more often than pop artists
3 Metal isn't completely offensive

If it's satanic black metal or brutal death metal, then it's no. The most are not completely offensive at all especially traditional and power metal.

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.

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

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

4 Metal 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.

Bruce Dickinson can do many jobs and some metal musicians have also other careers as well.

5 Metal is more fun, exciting, and complex

Especially progressive metal. It is really complex genre with the incoporation of other genres such as classical.

6 Metal fans are more versatile

Maybe. There are open minded ones and elitists ones. They are some metalheads who listens to other music genres as well.

7 Metal lyrics have more variety

Metal music often discuss themes and concepts in their songs that would not be respected or suitable for other genres... They're more free to express more complex emotions... For example, there are a ton of pop songs on how they are grieving for someone, but the only emotion directly correlated with the song is sadness. Then you listen to Lech by Slipknot, and it is about how the vocalist is grieving Paul Grey, and it's not focused on sadness... It is focused on murderous hate and anger toward the killer, saying that he wouldn't hesitate killing him, and also that he blames himself, and it draws upon more complex themes... And the raw pain and emotion in his voice makes it so much better.

"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.

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...

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.

8 Metal is original

Some metal bands actually talks about their real life struggles in some of their songs and sing about pain, war, struggling and even tell stories and myths. This music genre is actually amazing for what it is from having incredible songs with real meaning to it and awesome kicking guitar solos and riffs.

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.

9 Metal 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.

10 Metal songs can be educational

Not a metal fan; most of the listings here are either bias or bad reasoning. You can pretty much apply half of these listings to practically any genre and song.

Through Iron Maiden I have learned about Alexander The Great and 2nd World War.

Yes if you avoid Cannibal Corpse and any brutal death and satanic black metal banss.

The Contenders
11 Metal can be slow and melodic, fast and dangerous, or both

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.

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.

That's what makes metal versatile, there is something for everyone. I think I like the melodic and fast stuff the most

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

12 Metal music is creative

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.

So true. Instead of talking about spouses, friends, or parties again, again, and again, if you really listen, you'll realize that actual thought is put into metal music.

Yes. Every genre have creativity. This genre takes a lot of creativity.

Unlike 2010s pop, Metal has original lyrics and tunes!

13 Metal 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.

Just hear these songs

Sudden death:megadeth
Dyers eve:Metallica

And feel the effect!

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

14 You can't kill metal

Metal lives on.
Punk Rock tried to kill the Metal.
But they failed, as they were smite to the ground!
New wave tried to kill the Metal.
But they failed, as they were stricken down to the ground!
Grunge tried to kill the Metal.
They failed, as they were thrown to the ground!

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

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!

That is true! People have tried to kill off death metal and black metal but those genres only grew stronger

15 Metal 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".

Between the epic guitar playing, the development through the song, the softer singing, the screams, and the relatable lyrics that make you actually think, I definitely agree with the statement that metal is a music of passion.

It's a music genre with so much passion put into it, with lots of energy, amazing guitars and sometimes emotion. Some of the singers also sound like they are having fun at what they do.

16 Metal is good for relieving anger

Thrash metal is the best for relieving anger. Whiplash by Metallica for example, that one always works for me whenever I need it

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

This is probably why people like metal, because when the style is changed to be more radio friendly it's forgettable. for example if we don't like what's happening to metal now, young fans will change it back to what they want to see (glam to thrash, nu to more thrash) and that's why we still see good bands in metal: ghoul, blackbreath, municipal waste, lamb of god, Amon Amarth, mastodon, jackdevil, the black dahlia murder

I think what makes metal so unique is that with many of the songs, you don't just hear it the first time and then suddenly get attached to it because of the catchy chorus. The music usually grows on you which makes you like the song and want to listen to it for a long time.

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

Exactly, we like it for years and years, not saying all pop songs are forgotten, but they seem to be like the video game, fall guys, a massive amount of hype, and then it's over.

18 Metal does not rely on society's approval
19 Metal musicians and fans have the most integrity

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.

20 People can relate to metal

"Everybody can relate to anything, therefore this isn't special" so asexuals and not are the same? So WW1 is the same as how we live now? So blind are the same as us?

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.

I can relate to some metal songs a lot with their emotional lyrics that are sometimes about pain and even suicide. Yet it doesn't present those real life topics in a whiney or pretentious way. That's just awesome.

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

21 Metal writes their own lyrics

So does every mumble rappers.

22 Metal musicians are smart

Mark Jansen (mastermind behind the lyrics of EPICA) has a masters degree of Psychology. It's prevalent on their lyrics which vastly deals with philosophy, religion, culture, nature, politics, topical events, science, and many more themes revolving around EPICA music.

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.

Actually Lars Ulrich from Metallica was in "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire"! He got pretty far! Don't believe me? Search on YouTube!

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

23 Most dedicated fans

I saw an article somewhere that actually confirms this. We metal heads don't like and artists for 2 weeks until the next popular song comes out then we move on to that artist. We stick with our favorite artists/artist till the end and we may find others we like but we will almost always listen to our favorite band no matter what.

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.

How many popular musicians of today will be able to say that they had thousands of fans who have been supporting them for 30+ years. People will love a song or artist for a while then in 3 months forget that they were ever a thing

Metal songs make you stronger in life and in a fight.
You should never make a metal fan mad or you will surely lose the fight.

24 Metal has the best riffs

Absolutely no doubt! Don't believe me, listen to Black Sabbath, Metallica, or modern metal bands like motionless in white.

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"!

25 Metal has the best concerts

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

The most epic concerts: the big 4 live!

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

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