Top 10 Music Genres That Aren't For EveryoneCaptainMowzker Music like any form of art is purely subjective. There's nothing objective to it music tastes differ from person to person. These are some genres that some people might not like and others do. Ultimately it comes down to taste and preferences. And if you do like these genres that's perfectly fine. Same if you hate them as well.
The Top Ten
While I don't like Black Metal in general for a number of reasons, there are bands like Behemoth and Emperor that manage to stand out and actually be adequate for the genre that they represent.
However, because the "Metal is Satanic" stereotype stems from events based on the Second-Wave Black Metal movement, and the inaccessibility of the genre's sound, its easy to see why people are easily turned off. - CrimsonShark
Behemoth are blackened death metal, meaning that music is mostly death metal while lyrics are mostly black metal. - Metal_Treasure
It isn't true that Black Metal is "The only Metal Sub Genre next to Drone Metal that is experimental."
If anything, currently Death Metal is the most experimenting - technical death metal and prog death metal, in particular. - Metal_Treasure
The only Metal Sub Genre next to Drone Metal that is experimental. But again some people might not like due to it's lyrical themes and I'm one of those people but it's not going to make me hate you as a person if you do like Black Metal. - CaptainMowzker
I think that Black Metal is less accessible than Death Metal because of the lyrics (often Satanic), but musically Death Metal might be less accessible than Black Metal because Death Metal music is more complex. - Metal_TreasureV 3 Comments
The one genre concerned parents tend to get worked up by :P...
Death Metal has its gems and there is some genuine praise that can be given to it in the instrumental sense. Its reputation has slightly improved over the years thanks to expansion and experimentation, but it still remains a genre that gets a lot of negative feedback from general audiences. That, and some bands like Cannibal Corpse contributed to some negative stereotypes doesn't help too much either. - CrimsonShark
The name alone probably makes some people uninterested and admittedly the music can be intense but that's the point. I'm personally not into but I'll try to tone down my hatred with the genre as a whole. - CaptainMowzker
None of these genres are for everyone, otherwise, everyone would love them all! - Britgirl
I agree with Britgirl that there's no music genre loved by everyone. - Metal_Treasure
It just doesn’t sound favorable. I guess you’d never know if you’ve never given it a chance. - NightJinxV 5 Comments
I can definitely get behind some experimental stuff, but then there's others that I just can't get into. A good example would be Death Grips. I've tried many times to like their music considering the wide amount of praise they get but I could just never get into their style. - Mcgillacuddy
Some might like how there's variety to it other people might dislike how it sounds. - CaptainMowzker
Kinda obvious isn't it? lol - EliHbk
It's kind of depressing and slow and to some people that might not be interesting. - CaptainMowzker
I see Nu Metal as a genre that IS pretty much for everyone who likes rock - it was meant for mainstream rock/rap/punk audiences. But it wasn't meant for metal fans. The biggest problem of Nu Metal is the word "metal" in its name because it's very misleading. - Metal_Treasure
Some might hate for being "Poser Metal" and again others like myself might like it due to the heaviness of the guitar riffs. - CaptainMowzker
If you're not in high school anymore, the genre will not appeal to you at all. However, even when I was in high school I did not like it, because it's simply to cheesy for me. - RogerWatersfan1999
To the haters: for a month you must listen to only Justin Bieber and boy bands from New Kids on The Block to One Direction.
You can't force anyone to listen to music they don't want to listen to. People are allowed to dislike certain artists and genres. Quit being a biased elitist prick thank you. - CaptainMowzker
If you aren't a teen anymore, obviously that's not for you. - Metal_Treasure
Well it's too cheesy for my liking so... - CaptainMowzker
The most abrasive and challenging of the "core" genres. It took some time to get into but now it's one of favorite genres to listen to. Intense raw anger in music form that I enjoy when I'm feeling crappy - cjWriter1997
Although no genre is truly for everyone, grindcore may as well be the most hated non-mainstream genre.
Its just too much for me, and I'm a metalcore fan - RustyNail
Not for everyone, just exclusively for me. I love (classic 20th century) Country. - Britgirl
Old Country is good, but new New Country is awful music made for Rednecks. - RogerWatersfan1999
In my opinion, old Country is pretty good. - PackFan2005
I voted this because I don’t like it but I know that other people do. - AliciaMaeV 1 Comment
Some might think it's a terrible attempt at reviving Grunge music others like myself might think that it's pretty okay. - CaptainMowzker
I like both Grunge and Post Grunge.-DarkBoi-X
Now, this is what I call "not for everyone". - Metal_Treasure
I disagree. Like all pop and pop versions of existing genres, Pop Punk is meant for a bigger mainstream audience than standard punk so it's pretty much for everyone (eh, not literally for everyone but you know what I mean). - Metal_Treasure
Some might like it for the poppy melodies others might hate it for how immature it can sound. - CaptainMowzker
To be honest I love pop punk. Especially The Script.
Like any genre it has a mix of both critics and fans alike. Some like it others think it's terrible but it does vary. - CaptainMowzker
It's definitely not for everyone because of how explicit it can be at times. - DarkMatter1997
Definitely not for me. I like 2-3 songs though. - Metal_Treasure
My mom is so biased and ignorant when it comes to rap music... She thinks my type of music which is alternative rock with old pop music is loud and sad which is not true. But okay, go listen to your songs that repeat the N word 10 times in a 3 min time span lmao
Emo isn't a genre, it's just a lot of music from different genres that grouped together because the same people listen to it. - Ketrikal
Wait this is a actual genre? - CaptainMowzker
This isn't a music genre - it's just black metal with specific lyrics. There aren't many bands. - Metal_Treasure
This isn't a music genre and shouldn't be on this list - it's extreme punk (combo: grind/core/gore) with porn lyrics. There aren't many bands and I don't know why it always gets too much attention, and it's always on music genre lists.
And no, this is NOT metal. Metal bands wouldn't waste their time and talent on songs about porn. Metal bands stay away from sex lyrics, let alone porn. In the early 80s Dave Mustaine wrote lyrics with sexual references to Metallica's The Four Horsemen but Hetfield said the lyrics were silly and wrote new lyrics - about the The Four Horsemen of the apocalypse. - Metal_Treasure
I don't get it either, my guess is people talk about it all the time because they are just looking for an excuse for why they say "metal isn't as good as you think it is" even though the genre is not a metal genre and not even a music genre. - christangrant
This technically isn't a genre... - CaptainMowzker
Not everyone can handle musical complexity. - DarkMatter1997
Two words: Pink Floyd. (also rush, yes, etc.) - Metal_Potato
Not everyone loves how complex it is, but I love this genre, it’s my favorite. Those perfectly flawless written masterpieces make my soul feel light. - NightmareCinema
Gospel's pretty tolerable despite how preachy it is... - CaptainMowzker
Some might hate for being too commercial but I think it's alright as long as Auto Tune isn't abused. - CaptainMowzker
Especially Extreme Progressive Metal where complexity comes with more heaviness. Currently Progressive Death Metal is one of my favorite metal subgenres. - Metal_Treasure
Definitely not for everyone - NightmareCinema
Not for me and I don't hate for it being "Poser metal" but rather because of how terrible the lyrics are half the time. - CaptainMowzker
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