Musical Genres that Need to Be Renamed

EliHbk

The Top Ten

1 Metalcore 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. - Martin_Canine

Never mind the elitists. Soaking their pants fighting for "true metal". Professionals been playing metal for 50 years.

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

Hardcore is not metal. Metal is classical inspired.

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2 Nu Metal 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. - cjWriter1997

What I know for sure is that the word "metal" must be removed from its name asap. - Metal_Treasure

He's just pointing out that the genre has nothing to do with metal. It fits more with the alternative rock inspired genres. - Martin_Canine

To not metal this is rock - RoseCandyMusic

To Fake Metal. - AlphaQ

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3 Pop

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

To music that Metalhead hates - RoseCandyMusic

To trash-can - EliHbk

4 Dubstep Dubstep

To stuff with good drops. - AlphaQ

Electro-noise.

Noise. - bugger

5 Crunkcore

To flunkcore - EliHbk

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

6 Black Metal

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

To satan worshipping noise (joke, chill) - EliHbk

Dark metal - RoseCandyMusic

7 Bro-Country

To drunk cowboy country - RoseCandyMusic

Just say modern country - EliHbk

To Evil Unspeaken "Music". - AlphaQ

8 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. - AlphaQ

To bar-spittin - EliHbk

To blah blah blah blah gangster - RoseCandyMusic

9 Thrash Metal 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.

Thrash Metal, that's an intense name that needs to be kept the same. - PeeledBanana

Thrash sounds perfect. Thrash metal is classical inspired.

Nah the name fits perfectly - christangrant

To...actually that name fits quite well. - AlphaQ

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10 Industrial Metal Industrial Metal

Still, even if they are or are not Metal (doesn't matter to me), Rammstein is still a really good band. - cjWriter1997

To Iron and Steel cause it's industrial. - AlphaQ

To stuff with guitars and keyboards or whatever - EliHbk

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. - Metal_Treasure

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The Contenders

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

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

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. - CrimsonShark

12 Hair Metal

80's Glam Hard Rock - christangrant

To Shaved Eyebrow Metal. - AlphaQ

13 Gangsta Rap

To gangster rap, spell it right you silly boy - EliHbk

To wannabe cool rap - RoseCandyMusic

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

To Cringe Because This Genre Has Songs That Make Me Cringe. - AlphaQ

To 90's cool kids favorite music - RoseCandyMusic

To 'kool kidz choons' - Lord28

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) - christangrant

15 Blues-Rock

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

16 Country Rap

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

Country and rap are 2 DIFFERENT things. 1 is awesome and funky while the other one is useless and has shtt like Cotton Eye No. Don't mix things that are completely opposite. what's next? Pop Metal? - AlphaQ

@wrests-Glam Metal isn't really metal though. The most poppy metal genre is power metal. - Aragorn98

17 Pop Punk

There's nothing to change - EliHbk

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 - RoseCandyMusic

18 Classical Classical

To old stuff ig? - EliHbk

19 Rock-Rap

This combination would become "Crap" music - Britgirl

To "Fred Durst makes my Ear Drums Burst! " - EliHbk

20 Blues-Jazz

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

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. - Britgirl

21 Post-Grunge Post-Grunge

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

To Post-Cringe. - AlphaQ

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