Top 10 Most Overhated Rock Subgenres

SomePersonYouHate
Rock is a very well known music sub genre. It also has it share of genres that gets unfair amounts of hate for the most idiotic and stupid reasons. I will include Metal genres because Metal is a subgenre of Rock.

The Top Ten

1 Post-Grunge Post-Grunge

"This is the worst music genre ever" is something I hear about this genre, and its nowhere near that - christangrant

Ok,Nickelback is repetetive but have you guys listened to Foo Fighters,Staind,Breaking Benjamin or THREE DAYS GRACE! Those band sare awesome,especially TDG.-DarkBoi-X

The Post- Grunge hate has gotten stale sure there's a few soft bands but not every post-grunge band is soft and poppy if you think that you've listened to much Creed and Nickelback. Here's bands I'd recommend checking out if you think Post- Grunge isn't aggressive.
- Pop Evil
- Saint Asonia
- Three Days Grace
- Seether
- Breaking Benjamin
- Foo Fighters
- Alter Bridge
- Shinedown
- Godsmack
- Sick Puppies
- Thousand Foot Krutch
- Red
- Theory of a Deadman (Mainly their first album) - SomePersonYouHate

2 Glam Metal

It's a bit poppy and corny but there's worse rock sub genres out there. - SomePersonYouHate

3 Nu Metal Nu Metal

The hate for this genre is ridiculious. Sure it's not really "metal" but most people haven't proved how it isn't metal. Some of the bands can be corny like Limp Bizkit or Papa Roach but not EVERY Nu Metal band is terrible. - SomePersonYouHate

Why does everyone seem to hate nu metal (and metalcore)? For starters, nu metal is clearly a legitimate metal genre, based on its obvious heaviness - it may not be as heavy as death metal or even as thrash metal, but it’s at least heavier than traditional heavy metal. And it legitimately has a cool sound. What’s there to hate?

But people also haven't proved how it is metal, and I know Nu Metal isn't Metal and its not because "i'm a Eltlist" or "I don't like the bands (I like some bands in this genre)

Nu Metal also known as Mallcore is a genre that combines Hardcore Punk with Alternative and Rap Elements and it is evident by the riffs of Nu metal being repetitive which isn't a trait of Metal, Nu Metal maybe influenced by metal but most bands have little to no metal influence in them.

And to clarify what is metal, metal is usally a classical based riff played with distorted guitars one way to tell a Riff is metal is if it sounds like a Horse Gallop which came from the song Hard Lovin Man by Deep Purple, most bands that are considered metal have their riffs based on Deep Purple and more specifically Ritiche Blackmore, Black Sabbath and Judas Priest also helped towards metal

In Nu Metal i don't hear gallop riffs i hear slowed down Punk riffs which means the riffs aren't metal.

So if ...more - christangrant

Even if it's not "Metal" it still classifies as Rock and it's honestly annoying for people to make a big deal about what's metal and what's not Metal. - SomePersonYouHate

4 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.

The hate for this genre like Post- Grunge gets really old after a while. - SomePersonYouHate

Its among my favorite genres in general. But I do see why people don;t refer to it as a Metal genre.

I would say to merge Nu Metal, Alternative Metal and some Post-Grunge, and have an end result in "Hard Alternative". It is Alternative Rock with traces of Heavy Metal, but to ensure that people don't get picky, give it back its original name. Hard Alternative seem more accessible if you ask me. - CrimsonShark

5 Rap Metal Rap Metal

I think this one best explains itself. - SomePersonYouHate

6 Rap Rock Rap Rock

Similar to Nu Metal the hate gets annoying after a while. - SomePersonYouHate

I know.This is actually one of the best rock subgenres.-DarkBoi-X

7 Soft Rock

Kind of similar to Pop Rock common bands from this genre: Boston, Styx and Journey. Not a bad genre but not good either. - SomePersonYouHate

8 Doom Metal Doom Metal

Not my favorite Metal sub genre but not every song from it is garbage. - SomePersonYouHate

9 Pop Punk Pop Punk

A bit cheesy but I've heard worse genres. - SomePersonYouHate

10 Death Metal Death Metal

This genre deserves all of it's damn hate... - SomePersonYouHate

The Contenders

11 Black Metal Black Metal

This deserves to be hated on to. - SomePersonYouHate

12 Pop Rock Pop Rock

Mediocre but still better than Death Metal. - SomePersonYouHate

13 Power Metal Power Metal

This genre isn't hated if I recall correctly it's one of the most respected and love metal genres out there. - SomePersonYouHate

14 Metalcore Metalcore
15 Alternative Alternative Alternative rock is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. In this instance, the word "alternative" refers to the genre's distinction from mainstream rock music.
16 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.
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