Musical Genres that Need to Be Renamed


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.

Hardcore is not metal. Metal is classical inspired.

Core is punk and metal is metal, so punk metal? I dunno, since I am not a big fan of the genre - Lucretia

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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

Heavy alt. rap rock - EliHbk

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3 Pop

Pop only stands for popular... Metallica and Queen were pop. - Lucretia

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


Noise. - bugger

5 Crunkcore

To flunkcore - EliHbk

6 Black Metal

Satanic metal? Either way there is racist national socialist black metal, etc. - Lucretia

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

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 an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music characterized by its fast tempo and overall aggression. The songs usually use fast percussive beats and low-register guitar riffs, overlaid with shredding-style lead work.The genre evolved in the early 1980s from combining the fast drum beats 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 thrash is to fight, mosh and such. Thrash Metal has this very moshy, in your face sound that meets it's name just fine. - cjWriter1997

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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

"Industrial Rock" - Martin_Canine

No, industrial metal IS industrial metal, industrial is a prefix and industrial is describing the type of metal. therefor, this item is stupid - 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 Hair Metal Hair Metal

80's Glam Hard Rock - christangrant

12 Gangsta Rap

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

To wannabe cool rap - RoseCandyMusic

13 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

14 Blues-Rock

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

15 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 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

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

17 Rock-Rap

This combination would become "Crap" music - Britgirl

18 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. - Britgirl

19 Pop Punk Pop Punk
20 Post-Grunge Post-Grunge

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

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