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

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

Where did this even come from? - 3DG20

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...

Screaming vocals really aren't inherently a bad thing. Heck, the amount of talent it takes to do them without damaging your vocals in record time is quite admirable. - NiktheWiz

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

Look, it’s okay not to like metal. I don’t listen to it myself, but to whoever thinks it takes no talent, let’s see you try to master something as complex as many metal songs. - 3DG20

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4 Metal Music is Just Noise

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

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

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 Music's Only Angry and Aggressive

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

8 Only Old People Listen to Metal

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

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

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

9 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.

I don't like this stereotype - lovestarlist

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

10 Metal is Satanic

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.

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

This makes me laugh

This makes me so angry! I could see why people think Black Metal Is satanic, because It’s made to sing about the Devil. But Heavy Metal? No, Not all of It. Also whoever made this a stereotype they have obviously never heard of Christian Metal. - MegadethFan07

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The Contenders

11 All Metal Heads are Angry and Violent

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

12 All Black Metal is Satanic
13 Metalheads Only Listen to Rock and Metal

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

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

14 Metalheads all have long hair

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

15 Death Metal is Violent

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

16 Metalheads actually like being called headbangers

No thanks that's kinda cringey - EliHbk

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