Most Overhated Metal Subgenres

SoldierOfFortune

The Top Ten

1 Glam Metal Glam Metal

The only bad thing about Glam is really it's name "Glam Metal" because most bands in the 80's and early 90s that were "Glam" were Hard Rock bands, although there are some Glam bands that did play metal (Ex. Dokken, Pantera, Stryper, Quiet Riot) and also pretty much every Glam Guitar solo are metal solos, and usually they are very good as well. - christangrant

I agree with this list mostly, I like some glam bands and to say there’s no talent behind all of it is absurd.

2 Nu Metal Nu Metal

I like some early Korn stuff, System of a Down, and Slipknot's first two albums pretty well. - cjWriter1997

Yeah, Limp Bizkit and Dope may be bad or corny at times but Linkin Park (Older stuff), Korn, System Of A Down, Slipknot, Rage Against The Machine and Disturbed (Some of their stuff) are all awesome.-DarkBoi-X

Some decent bands - SoldierOfFortune

How can you hate a genre that has Limp Bizkit? They are awesome.Linkin Park's older stuff,System Of A Down,Korn and Rage Against The Machine are better than stupid real metal.-DarkBoi-Z

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3 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.

I actually enjoy this subgenre a lot, bands like Helmet, early Tool, Chevelle, Deftones and such. - cjWriter1997

4 Christian Metal

If you can get past the lyrics, (which are so awful) their are some good songs - SoldierOfFortune

5 Death n Roll

Entombed and Carcass, two of my favorite Death Metal bands have made some great Death n Roll music. - cjWriter1997

6 Idol Metal

Specifically Babymetal. Can't you see that they are just having fun?! They aren't hurting anyone! They're having a good time. - SoldierOfFortune

7 Speed Metal Speed Metal

I hate it when people use the term, "Just because it's fast doesn't mean it's good." These are usually the same people who enjoy thrash metal and fast death metal. - SoldierOfFortune

Speed Metal is pretty pleasant, I don't know people who hate it but yeah, maybe there are people who do. - Metal_Treasure

Don't know too much except early Blind Guardian but this genre seems pretty solid and definitely influential - cjWriter1997

8 Melodic Death Metal Melodic Death Metal
9 Technical Death Metal Technical Death Metal

I love Nile, Obscura, a bit of Cryptopsy. Sure you have some of your wankery bands, but there are some solid bands here. - cjWriter1997

10 New Wave of American Heavy Metal

The Contenders

11 Power Metal Power Metal

Some people hate it because "It's Cheesy" I will agree many bands are Cheesy but not all bands in the genre are like this - christangrant

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