Top 10 Things Elitist Metalheads Hate Most

The Top Ten
1 Pop Music

Metalheads who universally disregard all pop are just posers. They hate it because it's easy and popular to hate. Somwhere buried inside all the garbage autotuned nonsense and monstrosities created by the same two producers in a swedish pop factory there are actual artists with musical talent there. You have to respect that.

Pop music is just an insult to metalheads since that stuff is made on computers, it is more style over substance. Why are technical death metal bands with actual talent and dynamics so overlooked. POP MUSIC SUCKS.

Metalheads dislike Pop music becuase it focuses on being mainstream and relies on sex apeal (for example) more than actual musical substance.

2 Popular Metal Bands

"Oh, I love this band! Why aren't people listening to this? This band will kill 1D and Justin Beiber! "
Band wins a Grammy and becomes popular
" sellout they are posers"
The typical journey of the metal elitist.

Just because a band is popular and 'overrated' doesn't mean they are bad. Slipknot are probably the most popular metal band at the moment, but they are amazing, and definitely one of my favourite bands.

To me a7x is a metal boy band. Even though I tried them, I can't get into them.
Metallica completely sold out, there is no denying it, I mean they aren't even metal at this point

3 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums).

Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan (Drums), their most notable drummer, passed away in 2009, being temporarily replaced by Mike Portnoy, who was replaced... read more

I don't get it. In terms of reviews, metalheads will give a 4 to a Taylor Swift album, but this band, because they're called metal, will get lots of hate from elitists. Because they're a popular band that people call metal. Avenged is a hard rock band, but they still have a lot more edge than any other kind of music out now.

I'm not a huge fan of this band either but the elitists show no respect at all for them, they are even celebrating the Rev's death.

They are extremely overrated, and ripped off everyone imaginable

4 When Metal Bands That They Don't Like Are Called Metal

One thing I hate the most is when they say that a certain band isn't metal even when they R. I saw once that someone said Lamb of God is just generic Wal-Mart rock and not metal. Oh how uncultired you elitists are.

If it's a fusion between metal and something else, it's not just that something else, and it's not just metal. It's both.

Yeah, I mean really who thinks that Judas Priest isn't metal?

5 Deathcore

It's like they are being payed to dislike deathcore, and not let one band from the genre into their musical taste. If there was a metalhead that likes one or two deathcore bands, but dosen't want to admit it, I would not be surprised at all.

Oh man whenever a metal news website posts anything about death core all the elitists get pissed off.

6 Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch, often shortened to Five Finger or Death Punch, also abbreviated as 5FDP or FFDP, is an American metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2005, the band's name comes from the kung fu movie The Five Fingers of Death.

I don't know, I just think these guys get so much flak is:
1)Mainstream success
2)The alt-groove sound is so unique that it only appeals to some people.

I can't even count the number of 5fdp posts that have been constantly bashed on by elitists.

7 Scene Bands

I myself don't like scene bands, but god the elitists throw the biggest fits about them.

8 Glam Metal Glam metal is a subgenre of heavy metal that features pop-influenced hooks and guitar riffs, and upbeat rock anthems.

The thing with these people is that they see it as an equivalent of pop in the "metalness" spectrum, and end up despising it in the worst cases. I actually enjoy this subgenre of metal; in fact, there are some very good glam bands/artists like Ratt, Lita Ford, Winger, and pretty underrated ones such as Heavy Bones, Extreme, Real Steel, E.M.N., and lots more.

In fact, most "metal-heads" go with their "exceptions", like Motley Crue, Dokken, 80s Pantera, etc.; in fact, here's a message to them: Give some more bands a try and prepare your opinion to be changed!

Just like rap, we don't want to hear about the girls you bang or how rich you are.

To be fair, glam is crap

9 Metallica Metallica is an American Heavy/Thrash Metal band formed in 1981. The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman"... read more

Metal Amino & Black Metal Amino are full of Metallica haters who are elitists.

This is so stupid. Metallica are the best band ever. All metalhead like them. I have been listening to them since I was 6

What if Metallica change their name?

10 Babymetal Babymetal is a Japanese metal idol band. Their line-up consists of Suzuka Nakamoto as "Su-metal", Yui Mizuno as "Yuimetal", and Moa Kikuchi as "Moametal".

I strongly wish that she and her crap members disband themselves, If thinks that if she barks and thinks that if it will be labelled as metal-singer then she needs electric shocks.

I love Babymetal, one of the best bands metal has to offer, Babymetal is even better than Metallica and Iron Maiden.

Babymetal is the second worst thing hit metal after Attila.

The Contenders
11 Classical

Unless it is a cover of a great song or symphonic I do not like classic.

Do they know what influenced metal?

Like jazz, most metal bands are heavily influenced by classical so

12 Smooth Jazz

^ No, Ryan, Metal music is not influenced by jazz. Just because you think it would be a cool thing doesn't make it true. Metal was born out of rock, which was born out of blues. Jazz was also born out of blues, though that doesn't make jazz and metal related in any way. Also, smooth jazz -despite what the name implies- is not a subgenre of jazz music, but a subgenre of pop music. Any jazz musician can confirm this fact for you.

Almost all metal bands are heavily influenced by jazz, so there's that

13 Breakdowns
14 Clean singing

Not true. I'm a metal maniac and I love classic rock, punk, grunge, alternative, you name it. Almost anything rock or metal appeals to me

Elitist and Metal maniacs are two different things.

15 Rap/Hip Hop

I like rap and metal, does that make me a bad person?

16 Electronic Music

They think it's just a sound.

I can't listen to something knowing that no instruments are being played

17 Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio.
In the beginning of their career, the band was heavily associated with the emo subculture, and had strong metalcore, screamo and alternative influences, however got more metal oriented over the... read more

They stink at fashion, and we just don't like em!

18 Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada and is Christian. He is the son of author Pattie Mallette.

Justin Bieber is best known for his songs "Baby" and "What Do You Mean". He currently has seven videos that exceed 1 billion views on YouTube, which are "Baby", "What Do You Mean?", "Sorry", "Love Yourself",... read more

Pretty sure most people, not only metal elitists hate this obnoxious prick.

19 When People Call Metal Screamo

This one makes me the most furious of them all, screamo is just emo with screamed vocals. SCREAMO IS NOT METAL. I like death metal, and it has screaming vocals, but it's not screamo. Whoever does it must be taught a lesson because of their ignorance. Only extreme metal genres have screaming like black and death metal. There will always be a difference.

Anyone who calls metal screamo is just retarded.

I hate this too...

20 Country Music

Most country is about the beach and nice weather and I live in a cold, nasty, rainy place

21 Modern Bands

I hate it when people say that the only good bands are the ones that that have ben around for a long time. Metallica and Iron Maiden are amazing, I'll admit, but I prefer mpre modern bands like Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold and Trivium.

Yeah. Just because it's old doesn't mean it's better. I mean, would you rather have a clothesrack, or a dryer? Then again, would you want a cool vintage record player, or an iPod? There are good and bad things from the past and future.

Totally agree with you Lem. People get stuck in the past and think everything from that time period was better.

22 Nu Metal

I like Korn and the Deftones. But I hate when bands try to cross rap and metal. It doesn't work

23 Metalcore
24 Female Fronted Metal Bands

That's a bit sexist

25 Undertale
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