Top 10 Musical Genres that Most Need to Be Renamed

The Top Ten
1 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.

I agree because many bands in this genre don't sound simular
(Example Bullet For My Valentine sounds almost nothing like Trivium)

To Extreme Metal Because It's Basically More Metal Than Other Metal.

2 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 to me. Guess 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 asap.

To not metal this is rock

Just call it Nu Rock!

3 Dubstep

To stuff with good drops.

Electro-noise.

4 Bro-Country

To drunk cowboy country

Just say modern country

To Evil Unspeaken "Music".

5 Industrial Metal

I agree with Martin_Canine - again, a rock genre was mistakenly called "metal". Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Rammstein, etc., aren't metal. They are Industrial Rock.
And, no, 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.
And this is very different from Marilyn Manson.

To stuff with guitars and keyboards or whatever

To Iron and Steel cause it's industrial.

6 Pop

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

To music that Metalhead hates

7 Hair Metal

To Shaved Eyebrow Metal.

80's Glam Hard Rock

8 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. In addition, that used to be the original name before it was renamed "Alternative Metal".

Furthermore, bands normally labelled 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.

To Soda Can (because it usually has little-to-zero metal in it)

To "Post-Alternative"

9 Blues-Rock

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

10 Crunkcore

To noisecore

To flunkcore

To Drunkcore, Wankcore, Crunkwhore...I despise this genre though.

The Contenders
11 Black Metal

To something like 'Music Worshipping the Unhallowed Throne of Satan.'

To satan worshipping noise (joke, chill)

12 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.

Just a weird name

13 Country Rap

Should be called CRAP because we all know Country + Rap = Crap

14 Rap

Eh, modern rap doesn't sound a lot like normal 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.

To blah blah blah blah gangster

To bar-spittin

15 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.

To 90's cool kids favorite music

To 'kool kidz choons'

16 Pop Punk

People said that this music genre is oxymoron because "punk" is anti mainstreem but "pop" is mainstreem what do you think? I like this music genre

17 Reggaeton

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

18 Gangsta Rap

To gangster rap, spell it right you silly boy

To wannabe cool rap

19 Post-Grunge

To Alternative Hard Rock because that's bascially what it is

20 Classical

To old stuff ig?

21 Dream pop

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

22 Rock-Rap

This combination would become "Crap" music

To "Fred Durst makes my Ear Drums Burst! "

23 Blues-Jazz

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

Jazz Trumpets...Look I Don't Listen to This That Much And Know Nothing About Jazz So Spank Me Now...

24 Post-Punk

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

25 Shoegaze
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