Top 10 Most Overused Rock & Metal Stereotypes

Rock & Metal two popular music genre have quite a lot of overused stereo types. For this list I`m counting down the most overused stereo types of both genres. NOTE: I don't believe in these stereo types but I`m rather against them hence why the word overused is in the list. If there's any stereo types I forgot add them.

The Top Ten

1 Both Rock and Metal Music are Sexist

Where did this even come from? - 3DG20

Neither genres are sexist and stop making this stereo type a thing.

2 Metal Music is Just Screaming/ Screamo

All stereotypes make me LOL every time I see them. About this one, guess what: screamo isn't a metal subgenre, it's a punk subgenre - screamo is a subgenre of emo and emo is a style of post-hardcore that emerged from hardcore punk. There's no metal in this, it's punk-based but people think it's metal because of the stereotype - metal is the genre with screaming.

Of course metal isn't just screaming but metal singers use screams to express emotions. And what's so wrong with that? The Beatles are praised for their screaming! - Metal_Treasure

Actually if you bothered to listen to the genre there's more to it then just screaming...

Metal and scream-o aren’t even the same thing... - 3DG20

3 Metal is Talentless

Only 4 types of people would say that metal is talentless: ignorant, biased, delusional and jealous. Actually there is a "visitor" of this site who is a combination of these 4 - he wrote the dumbest comments on my lists. Many users (not only metal fans) hate him for a reason. - Metal_Treasure

Really? Last I checked trying to play "Master of Puppets" took actual talent.

Wait, people are actually delusional enough to say this (being sincere here)? - ProPanda

Lies - christangrant

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4 Metal Music is Just Noise

I think people are too stupid to understand sounding of metal. They're have no musical taste.

No it's not just noise it's real music.

I’m tired of hearing this from people at my school who don’t understand the true meaning of metal.

5 Rock Bands Always Party

No they don't always party, stop assuming they do before you know what the hell you're talking about.

6 Rock Bands are Always Being Under the Influence of Alcohol or Under the Influence of Drugs

Not every rock band is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

7 Metal is Satanic

This makes me so angry! Whoever made this a stereotype they have obviously never heard of Christian Metal. - MegadethFan07

To be honest I am an atheist and I do not worship satan the at all

This stereo type needs to die in a hole! Metal music isn't satanic, it might be heavier then a lot of genres but it has nothing to do with the devil ffs.

This should be #1 - ProPanda

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8 Metal Music's Only Angry and Aggressive

*Facepalm* More emotions can be displayed in metal songs other then angry and aggressiveness...

9 Only Old People Listen to Metal

This one cracked me up... because it's so dumb and inaccurate. Even on this small site Metal is at #2 on the list 'Top Ten Music Genres That Teens Like'. TEENS. - Metal_Treasure

I am 14 and listen to metal, I even went to see cradle of filth and Ozzy Osbourne and I am going to see my favourite band iron maiden next month

No not true, I'm 12 and listen to a lot of metal.

10 Rock Songs are Only About Having Sex and Drugs

Rock music has more than songs about sex and drugs, honestly pop music literally has songs about the same damn topic but it's done 10x worse.

Most of them aren’t even about sex or drugs. - 3DG20

I don't like this stereotype - lovestarlist

The Contenders

11 All Black Metal is Satanic
12 All Metal Heads are Angry and Violent

Not all metalheads are angry and violent if you believe that you got some serious issues...

13 Metalheads Only Listen to Rock and Metal

Technically I do, but a lot of the songs the I listen to could also be classified as pop or rap and stuff

I listen to Metallica and other metal bands but I also listen to rap like NF

Not true at all I also listen to Punk, Grunge, Alternative and Blues so not legitimate.

14 Metalheads all have long hair

"Hello? There are those who had spiky hair and are still called metalheads

15 Death Metal is Violent

Cannibal Corpse is not the only death metal band, ya know - yungstirjoey666

It's too edgy but not violent at all really.

16 Metalheads actually like being called headbangers

No thanks that's kinda cringey - EliHbk

17 Only white people listen to metal

Not only white people listen to rock and metal!

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