Top 10 Most Overhated Rock Subgenres

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

2 Glam Metal
3 Death Metal Death Metal

I think this genre deserves to be hated on it... especially with the awful growls that plague it.

4 Nu Metal Nu Metal

I hate mallcore!

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

5 Black Metal Black Metal
6 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.

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

7 Rap Metal Rap Metal
8 Rap Rock Rap Rock

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

9 Power Metal Power Metal
10 Soft Rock

The Contenders

11 Doom Metal Doom Metal
12 Pop Punk Pop Punk
13 Pop Rock Pop Rock
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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