Top 10 Music Genres that Most Need to Be Renamed

The Top Ten
1 Nu Metal

I always considered a lot of Nu Metal bands just Modern Rock. Basically anything Hard Rock-ish to me that was new was considered Modern Rock. Now that I'm more aware of subgenres, I can see the differences but nah, it's all Modern Rock.

What I know for sure is that the word "metal" must be removed from its name as soon as possible.

2 Metalcore

Only metalcore and nu-metal make sense on this list, since they contain music genres in the title they have little to do with. The other ones are basically just degrading the genres. The opinion on the genres shouldn't be part of their names.

Hardcore is not metal. Metal is classical inspired.

3 Hair Metal
4 Alternative Metal Alternative metal is a music genre that infuses heavy metal with influences from alternative rock and other genres normally associated with metal.

Call it "Hard Alternative," plain and simple. Additionally, that was the original name before it was renamed "Alternative Metal."

Furthermore, bands normally labeled as Nu Metal and Post-Grunge can also fit into Hard Alternative very well. It is mostly derived from Alternative Rock with some Heavy Metal emphasis, though not enough to consider it a Metal song.

5 Pop

Pop is a synonym of bubble gum music, which is not popular, but is a synonym of popular. What?!

6 Industrial Metal

I agree with Martin_Canine - again, a rock genre was mistakenly called "metal." Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, and Rammstein aren't metal. They are Industrial Rock. This item isn't stupid - Industrial Metal is a fake subgenre because the bands called "Industrial Metal" don't actually play metal.

Strapping Young Lad are Death/Thrash Metal with industrial influences. Fear Factory are Death and Groove Metal with industrial influences. This is very different from Marilyn Manson.

To Iron and Steel because it is industrial.

7 Crunkcore Crunkcore (also known as crunk punk and scrunk) is a musical fusion genre characterized by the combination of musical elements from crunk, post-hardcore, heavy metal, pop, electronic and dance music. The genre often features screamed vocals, hip hop beats, and sexually provocative lyrics. The genre... read more
8 Dubstep
9 Black Metal

To something like Music Worshipping the Unhallowed Throne of Satan.

10 Thrash Metal Thrash Metal is a Heavy Metal subgenre developed during the early 1980s and an early precursor of Extreme Metal. Thrash Metal features a faster and more aggressive guitar work than Traditional Metal with shredding and double-bass drums and can range from melodic singing to loud shouts... read more
The Contenders
11 Rap

Modern rap doesn't sound a lot like traditional rap. The genre as a whole can stay the same, but we need more sub-genres like mumble-rap, trap-rap, hip-pop, thug rap, rap & b.

12 Reggaeton

Little to do with reggae. It should rather follow the template of K-pop, J-pop and should be called L-pop instead.

13 Bro-Country
14 Grunge Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a subgenre of alternative rock and a subculture that emerged during the mid-1980s.

Not sure about this one, though Grunge has three different sounds:

1st type is Alternative mixed with Punk (Nirvana).
2nd is Alternative mixed with Hard Rock (Pearl Jam).
3rd is Alternative mixed with Metal (Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Melvins).

To the genre that killed metal.

15 Pop Punk

People said that this music genre is an oxymoron because "punk" is anti-mainstream, but "pop" is mainstream. What do you think? I like this music genre.

16 Gangsta Rap
17 Post-Grunge
18 Classical
19 Dream pop

The list mostly includes bad genres with great genres in their name. Here's an example for the opposite.

20 Blues-Rock

To trash music. Blues sucks. Heavy Metal is the best.

21 Rock-Rap
22 Country Rap
23 Blues-Jazz

It would look good changed to "Bluezz." If ever I owned a Blues / Jazz Bar, I would call it Misty's (or Miss T's) Bluezz Bar.

24 Post-Punk

It's pretty removed from punk. It's generally quite nothing like punk. But many post-genres are confusing.

25 Shoegaze
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