Top 10 Worst Kinds of Metal Fans
You don't need to solely listen to metal to be classified as a metalhead. I listen to a lot of rock and metal, but I also enjoy listening to Ballads and EDM (though I don't listen to EDM as much. Doesn't mean I don't like it though).
People who say these kinds of things are usually pretentious metal fans. Cause usually no one gets into metal by one chance. People get into metal from many steps. And some songs can't be ignored at any cost.
For the love of Lemmy, not all Metal fans criticize your music. Can you not take criticism? Who cares if we only like Metal and Rock?
All genres of music have their share of good and bad. It's okay if you don't like a particular genre, but don't be close-minded over it.
Metal elitists are really annoying as reflected in the comments down below. I'm a huge extreme metal fan (Death, Black, Sludge and what not) and I believe A7x is definitely more metal than hard rock (it's not a question about whether they are good or not, which is subjective anyway). People who say that A7x isn't metal are wearing their caps of ignorance and don't want to embrace the actual fact. Songs like Beast and the Harlot, Save Me, Bat Country, The Stage, Blinded in Chains, Blinded in Chains, Buried Alive, Paradigm etc. are a testament to this. A7x were Metalcore only in their 2nd Album. City of Evil & The Stage were undoubtedly Heavy Metal albums while Nightmare was a half and half mixture of Heavy Metal and Hard Rock. Elitists are just annoyed and frustrated that this band is way too popular and probably haven't listened to more than a couple of tracks from this band before passing their vacuous judgements. And also there are some sets of people who say that all their songs ...more
I have respect for both bands because they are pretty good starter bands for beginner metalheads and their music aren't that bad, but perhaps we shouldn't be too big on them either. Linkin Park is clearly not metal, and Avenged Sevenfold lies a bit more with hard rock/metalcore with some heavy metal influences than actual pure metal itself (the Stage album is definitely metal in my opinion).
I cannot get this one. Avenged Sevenfold Is a heavy metal/ metalcore band while linkin Park Is mainly an alternative rock band featuring a great metal print. However, even if linkin Park isn't totally metal, I cannot understand why metalheads Who admit lp are their favourite band are thought to be bad metal fans.
Linkin Park was Nu
Avenged Sevenfold is Metalcore
I personally hate these bands but now you guys are being a genre elitist.
I don't criticize bands except for I dislike this album because...
Well, more new wave bands get more influence from Deep Purple, but Black Sabbath is a still important contributor.
Is this a joke? Please tell me no one actually thinks this.
Black Sabbath created metal...
Obviously they are rap. (Joking)
For me this is true. The Black Album was good, it had great songs like Enter Sandman, Nothing Else Matters, Wherever I May Roam, etc. but it wasn't Metallica. It wasn't Thrash at all which is very disappointing. The albums after such as Lulu, St Anger, Load, Re-Load were all disappointing to me because it was regular Hard Rock/Heavy Metal. However, Death Magnetic had a few good THRASH songs on it, but it wasn't a 100% comeback. Since Death Magnetic is the most recent album and Metallica has an upcoming album for 2015, I think this will be a Thrash Metal comeback for them which would be sick.
That was the best period for Metallica. The black album was good, but dropped towards the end. Load/Reload have standout songs, but boring ones at the same time. St. Anger sucks, Lulu sucks, Death Magnetic was alright.
Metallica's first four albums are the greatest, the three albums succeeding it were good, Death Magnetic was also a good comeback album, and the band had really great songs in the '80s that we can forgive them for making St. Anger and Lulu.
I could vote most of these, metal heads are way too pretentious, they live in their tiny metal ecosystem and cannot even compute anything outside it.
Hmm, I don't get it. I have never seen a metalhead hating rock rock music. Though many don't like pop or rap music. But no metalhead hated rock music. And its not for only metalheads but also for most music fans. Even the person who says "I hate rock" is somehow connected to rock.
And rock helped creating metal. Beside classical, punk,hard and prog rock helped created metal
I prefer metal but I also like rock and I personally don't know any metalhead who hates rock. Maybe this item is too overrated on this list - it just doesn't sound realistic to me. Most of the metal fans also like Queen, Pink Floyd, ACDC, Guns N' Roses, Nirvana, and many more.
Without rock there wouldn't be metal. Keep listening to those old rock songs, they put a lot of effort into them.
I love both rock and metal though I listen to rock way more than metal. Disturbed all the way!
Power metal and prog metal are one of the greatest metal genres of all time. Don't know about others but personally I think these two genres are better and more unique than thrash, death or black metal.
Most people seem to hate power metal because of how cheesy some bands can be but not all of them are like that. Trust me.
Prog, like any other sub genre of metal, has its own sound. People need to stop acting like their preference is final.
Power Metal sucks? What are you going to say next; that the only true metal is Black Metal? You people are ignorant.
Your basically saying you can't have a favorite song. When someone says this they mean it's there favorite band.
Examples but not limited to:
1. That kid who claims to be a metalhead, yet only heard Linkin Park
2. That kid who only blasts brutal slam death, blackened funeral doom, or goregrind (which isn't really metal) just to boast how "br00tal" they are. They don't even like the music itself.
A poser is when someone wears a shirt of a band but they can't name a song of they pretend to like Metal.
Don't care about poser metal. I Just listen whatever I like.
Electronic music is simply a technological enhancement that we have to embrace. Remember when the electric guitar came? People hated it and said that it was talentless compared to opera music and others. The electric guitar was a technological enhancement that we eventually ended up embracing. Just like that, electronic music is nothing but an improvement in technology. It may not involve as much presenting skills when compared to other genres, but the preparation and assembling that needs to be done is much higher than in other genres.
I used to try to do electronic music and it's pretty bloody hard. But I'm 14 so of course I'll be terrible at it compared to a 20+ year old.
Innovation is what makes things better. The more you can expand the depth of a genre, the more great it becomes. More to listen to
I'm no expert, but I do hear that it's not as simple as it seems.
Guys it's all opinion. For example Thrash is my favorite genre it's a hyperbole.
Hate to bring it to you, but it is in fact true.
Electronic is the best genre. Rock being second.
Okay, I love listening to Linkin Park, but even I know they aren't exactly flawless. A talented band, sure, but just because a band or artist is talented doesn't automatically mean they're flawless. And let's be real: Nobody's perfect, and there's nothing wrong with that.
Linkin Park is PROBABLY not flawless, but it's by far the most versatile band of all time.
Every band has a flaw but this is a opinion.
No band is flawless.
Just because I haven't heard of such doesn't mean I'm automatically terrible. I bet some of my friends here never heard bands like Bon Jovi or The Police but I never got mad at them for not having heard such bands
If I were that fan, I would hate everyone. Including my family, because they don't know Opeth. But thankfully, I'm not that kind of fan.
This list has basically dissected elitism and given it about 10 spots on the list. We could just group them, you know?
You listen to Metallica? Poser. Why don't you listen to some (insert random underground technical brutal blackened death metal band)
Black Metal is an art in the form of music that binds your soul with the nature. An art loses it's artistic value if it can easily be deciphered by any random creature - this statement is specifically applicable for black metal in it's purest form. Once you embrace the darkness and apathy encircling you, they'll stop haunting you. Black Metal is not merely another sub-genre of metal, it's something very personal that often goes well beyond the realms of human cognition.
I don't necessarily agree with this. I don't like black metal because of its satanic themes, but I respect its instrumental complexity. Regarding fans, I think only Extreme fans of this genre should be here ( the "varg vikernes Is my Hero" fans ).
True, but in all honesty it's created one of the more hilarious stereotypes in metal. The people within this group that are truly annoying are the black metal purists, and in fact most of them just troll for the lulz.
Whoever added this, you're a stereotype.
Have you heard of symphonic metal fans that only have the operatic vocals?! Those are awesome combinations of classical and metal music!
So instrumental metal songs aren't metal? The metal vocals isn't the only important part. Other instruments are also important.
Power and traditional heavy metal. Also Dream Theater and even Metallica and Megadeth.
I'm sorry for disliking your inspiration. Conflicting opinions are cancerous, we should all love Lars, regardless of what our opinions are.
I'm not huge with Lars either, but he still contributed to Metallica, which in turn contributed to metal in general.
Not everyone like Lars' drumming.
Shut up, that's all I gotta say.
I wouldn't say that they are the best band ever. They are one of the best metal bands though, but hey that's still subjective.
? For me they're the best metal band. But there are lots of other bands I like.
For the love of Lemmy, STOP! You are criticizing others opinions.
Umm... In my opinion they are. But I love other bands as well.
I can see where people are coming from saying that they're overrated, but I don't really get why some people hate them as if they're the worst band ever. At worst, I just find them boring, but nothing that would warrant labeling them one of the worst bands.
Haha, I feel like some of this stuff is aimed at me. A7X aren't the worst metal band. Black Veil Brides has that honour. But I still think A7X are very overrated and nothing special.
They are very overrated. Am I a bad person cause of that?
Not my fault that I hate a band that ripped off overkill's logo.
It's a shame that a lot of Black Sabbath fans hold the Ozzy days on such a high pedestal, and then go and rip apart anything from Dio onwards. Ozzy's era was great, no arguments there, but there's a lot of amazing post-1978 material that many fans are missing out on. Heaven and Hell, Born Again, Seventh Star, Headless Cross, Tyr, Forbidden; All overlooked classics in my eyes. I would argue that although the band's style certainly changed once Ozzy left, much of their later material can stand up to his era any day of the week. I wish more Sabbath fans would give it another chance.
He can be touched after Sabbath bloody sabbath.
Oh hell... There's the "take me back to 1982" fans, the "take me back to 1986", the "take me back to 2001", the "take me back to 2004" the "take me back to 2010", the "take me back to 2015", and that's just the first few categories that came to my mind. The problem is, while most great metal musicians are alive and kicking, some of the very greatest aren't. Many fans cannot get over that. I mean, Friedman is alive, Ozzy is (somehow) alive, there's some musicians who are alive, kicking, and under 7,000 years old... we'd all want a time machine, but there isn't one, so we gotta make do with the greats we still have. And hope that God doesn't need yet another music teacher anytime soon.
The worst kinds, always stuck with their favorite genre or band or album or year or whatever. How many Metallica fans are the hardcore thrash fans that get disgusted from the black album onwards? These kinds of metal fans make all of them look bad. I am consistently looking for tons of new bands on tons of new record labels, and I would take that over the same-y thrash any day of the week.
Preferring to keep to the past isn't a bad thing in my opinion. Everyone has different songs and want to still keep listening to them. It's ok to not like if a band is doing a different genre of music.
That's fine with me I mean I listen to Cowboys From Hell. Everyday at 200 pm.
Stereotypical list item
We should've grouped them from the start.
The worst. Should be first
This should be number 1
I'm completely fine with people not liking Metal. What boils my blood is that people go around and say that all Metal is satanic and a bad influence and they just accept it as fact.
I'm not a Christian, so I don't think Metal is Satanic because I don't believe in the Devil. I have never been interested in metal. I was never interested in it when I was a teenager or now. It's my choice. I like some pop music nowadays, I like more pop from the 00s, 90s and 80s.
Lemmy himself says that Motorhead aren't metal. But they obviously have metal in some of their songs.
They have some metal in their songs. But I wouldn't consider them a pure metal band.
To those types of metal fans, did you forget that around 50 years ago, metal bands were also "modern" because they were new at the time? Also, you can't expect metal to keep the same sound it did 50 years ago. Rock has changed a lot, so why can't metal?
Those people Who Say "true" metal died with the black album.
This is why the metal fans are stereotyped as evil!
Metallica is also just as awesome.
People can like one band.
Oh don't even get me started I like both bands but in my opinion Metallica is better