Top Ten Reasons Metal Is Better Than Modern Pop

You are either 1 of these people: 1. Loves Pop and hates Metal OR 2. Loves Metal and hates Pop

What's even worse are the OPM (Original Pilipino Music) here in the Philippines. And I'm sure you're number 2.

The Top Ten

1 Metal is fast, complex, a masterpiece. Pop is just the same slow tempo and nice vocals but boring singing

How many pop epics are there? In metal longer (10 + minutes) songs and concept albums are everywhere. Plus, metal bands know how to vary the style a bit: on albums you get faster songs, slower songs, epic songs, etc... In fact just look at the name "pop" for populist - pop is a genre of music that is defined by mass appeal, it caters exclusively by definition of the lowest common denominator

Honesty man, pop music is garbage and the fact that this list exists gives me hope in humanity ( making this comment while listening to testament lml)

If you have ever heard Pop songs here in Philippines, or the old Pop songs, you will end up hating it, its just the same slow tempo with different vocal approach and different lyrics - Oceraux

Megadeth specializes in fast riffs, forcing you to comprehend quicker

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2 Metal has complex instrumentals and needs a lot of effort and time to write and talks about important subjects

Pop music is simplistic, manufactured, uninspired, and feel good. Metal is complex, technical, fast, inspired, and intelligent. Heavy metal has lasted for over 3 decades. How many genres of music last that long while managing to keep and recruit die-hard fans?

Not to mention that the complexity makes you smarter! It's not only classical music that does that!

Modern Pop is nothing but waste; all it is is getting money and getting your girlfriend pregnant. Metal and other Rock bands take on performance and team-ship. Metal unites people together and is more powerful than some Justin Berber song. It takes hard-work, time, and a lot of effort in order to create a song with meaning and rhythm.

YEp. Most pop artist can't even read music. I know they may look handsome, but they are just a bunch of tanlentless people singing some meaningless lyrics using auto tunning

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3 Metal lyrics are far more intelligent and educated sounding than pop lyrics.

Pop is either about sex, partying or cheap teenage romances. Where as metal you can find plenty of song that talk about almost every topic you can think of.

I find that metal music is more relatable to me, and how I feel. Even though to some people it sounds like death, but I hear words that have lots of meaning. Just like the quote I found online "You call it demonic because you hear screaming, I call it life saving because I hear the meaning,"

The amity affliction being post-hardcore and not true "metal" has probably the deepest lyrics out of any band or artist I've ever listened to

I read some metal music lyrics. It tells a whole scene as well as a lot of meaningful stuff. Now I understand why everyone on this site likes it. - MChkflaguard_Yt

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4 Metal pumps you up, energizes you even though you're not doing any exercise

That's why I love and feed on metal. The energy coming out just makes you wanna smash and destroy everything in your path. Pop? Just don't get me started.

Basically you don't need 5-hour energy to pump you up. All you need is aggressive and fast metal songs. Here is a list of songs that energizes you.

Sudden Death:Megadeth
Dyers Eve:Metallica

This is true! For me it's Man of War, To Hell and Back by Sabaton, The night by Disturbed and Haunted, also by Disturbed. - 906389

Slipknot, 5FDP, Metallica, Megadeth, Judas priest. the rush is real.

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5 No auto-tune, somehow better vocals

I'm sorry if this sounds harsh, but if you're calling yourself a singer I don't think it's too much to expect you to be able to actual sing. I really prefer to call a lot of these pop singers "performers" rather than "singers"... No, I'm not saying they don't have talent, a lot of them have really catchy songs and are great dancers, but if you just judge their vocal abilities, a lot of them NEED that autotune. It's really too bad, because what I love most about music is that you can hear the emotions and intensity behind the vocalist's voice, and those things are easily lost in autotune. Whenever I come across a pop singer's live concert, they're either lip sycning or attempting to sing live (which I can never enjoy because I can literally feel their voices about to give way any second and I get so nervous for them). For metal concerts though, it's totally different. I know for a solid fact that they can nail every single notes and the experience is just amazing. I mostly listen to ...more

If the best singers in metal (such as Dickinson or Turunen) don't need autotune, than why should the "best" singers in pop need it? In fact, why should any singer need it?

Haha this is so true there are dozens of pop singers who use autotune to make money but metal singers can ACTUALLY SING

It is because metal artists never fake the vocaks but instead treasure that and make powerful energetic stuff even with screaming. - MChkflaguard_Yt

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6 Headbanging is better than any pop dances

Pop dances are so stupid. While headbanging gives off mass energy.

I rather headbanging than doing the whip. The whip makes you look stupid

Pop dance it's more like embarrassing yourself

Headbanging is all I need. - Metalhead1997

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7 Most metal songs are realistic and deep

Metal songs deal with real issues in the world, whereas pop music never gets deeper or more realistic than crappy teenage melodramatics.

I find metal music so much more relatable to me, even if they sing about suicide, to someone going through the same thing can realize they're not alone, and that these people know about it.

Master of Puppets talking about the control drugs have over people, yeah. - Litrixion

Listen to holy wars

8 Most metal songs come from the heart, while most uncreative pop songs are written by ghostwriters

I find that my favorite bands (Mushroomhead, Slipknot, Hollywood Undead) write how they are feeling at the time. For example a metal band might have an album that's harsher or sader, then the next album can be less painful, and if while recording the next album they loose someone close or something similar, that next album is influenced by that.

Well, I guess metalcore is still metal, Miss May I has tons of amazing songs... top favorite album: Deathless and my favorite Motionless In White album is Reincarnate.

Yep. Compare a song by Meghan Trainor with a song by Ingested. No contest which one is better.

Meghan trainer needs to go back in time to the stone age, where modern pop actually belongs - LargeDemon

I like how out of those three you chose wear masks

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9 Metal is produced with your own two hands. (i.e. Guitars, Bass, Drums, Raw Vocals, Keyboard) while pop is mostly computerized.

The drums also use your feet!

Metal takes talent and hard work to do, while most pop songs is nothing but repeated noises and computerized.

This song is catchy, this song is catchy catchy, this song is catchy, my Girlfriends name is Kathy

Pop music has barely instruments only beats. - Userguy44

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10 Metal is very hard to play, especially the solos

With a computer it's so easy make a song, but the metal got REAL instruments, and don't think that is easy to learn metal, the legendary bands like Metallica, iron maiden, judas priest, Black Sabbath, megadeth, kreator, blind guardian, dio, exodus, slayer, helloween, dragonforce, deep purple, scorpion, AC/DC, etc, hears so good thanks to the practice

Agree. Just listen to 'The Dance Of Eternity' by Dream Theater. That song is difficult on every instrument and has a lot of time signature changes and tempo changes.

Shred. Shred, shred, shred, shred, shred, CHRIS BRODERICK! - Oceraux

And that makes it good! - Userguy44

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The Contenders

11 Metal is more creative

Hell yeah!

Indead I love metallic and nnirvana because it is creative but some people SOME PEOPLE rap about let's say s phone (drake) and I live in a world of metal and a school of rap. WHAT AM I SUPPOSE TO DO IN THAT SITUATION?

12 Metal is good for exercising

Dyers Eve, Damage Inc, My Apocalypse, Seasons In The Abyss, Painkiller, you name it! Good run songs.

13 Rap metal is still better than (rap) pop

Oh no doubt. I'd rather listen to rap metal (RATM) than to ordinary rap (Lil Wayne Drake etc) - Danielsun182

Nu Metal sounds GREAT compared to mainstream rap. Especially considering the downtuned to D riffs (nu metal). Lil Wayne can't even play a guitar! D riffs vs Lil Wayne's so called "solo". I'd take Nu Metal.

Why is this even a comment anything with the word metal over any pop/rap

RATM and Faith No More rules! - Userguy44

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14 Very unique sounding, doesn't sound electronic/robotic

Dude, with all these drums, distorted guitars and vocals, heavy bass, you couldn't get heavier, and higher JUST LIKE A SUPER COLLIDER (if you know what I mean) - Oceraux

Actually, it also sounds great when combined with electronic.

Pops so good it is unique not all pop about sex and drugs
Joking pop is crap I’m a metal head listening to metal can be like a painkiller some times (eh he) or pop is just puppet mastering idoits who think auto tune is talent

15 Good Metal never gets old, whereas modern Pop songs get forgotten about after a month or so.

Iron Maiden is now 41 years old. Still my favourite band and will be forever. And other teens are like "you're listening to THAT song? It's like 3 months old! " And something like this.

Michael Jackson is one of the only pop artists that can never get old - yungstirjoey666

My sister says that pop songs that are more than a year old are "old songs." REALLY?! You want an old song, listen to "come on Feel The Noize" or "Rocka Roller"! - Metalhead1997

Actually master of puppets was 1986 but it’s still a metal classic. Pop gets abandoned after a month but iron man by black sabbath is about 40-50 years old and it’s still a metal classic.

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16 It takes more talent being a metal vocalist

I've been saying this for as long as I've been listening to metal. I bet you Rihanna, Lady Gaga or Justin Beaver can't sing, for example, Slipknot Spit It Out (which is less than 3 minutes long), let alone a whole Slipknot concert without their voices giving out. Corey can sing like that for a whole concert night after night, for Slipknot or Stone Sour - Danielsun182

Most of the professional vocalists with the highest range are metal, like Corey Taylor.

Hey, non-metalheads! Try doing a song by Make Them Suffer. Hurts your throats, doesn't it? The members practiced for hours each day perfecting that sound.

Everyone is talking about Corey Taylor and I wouldn't want to do it but I find him annoying thrash and NWOBHM are the places for the best voices

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17 Most pop songs have awful lyrics

Modern pop "music" is the soundtrack of societal and cultural degeneracy. By contrast, there are many metal songs with lyrics promoting individualistic strength and rejection of societal herd conformity.

This is why I hate pop music

Agreed. Every pop song is the same...

Lyrics are mostly about love! - Userguy44

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18 Metal is eargasmic

You can listen to metal for hours on end, and still feel pumped!

DEFINITELY. The most eargasmic riff I've heard so far is in "Field of the Impaled" by Devourment. - Metalhead1997

"OhoHoH! " said your ear while listening to Tornado of Souls' solo. Its Marty Friedman, female dogs (You know what that means, just read it that way). - Oceraux

19 Metal isn't stupid

Metal has far better lyrics, sound, beats, and combinations of electronics and raw material

Metal makes smart and poop... oops! I mean pop makes you stupid.

While pop is damn stupid (Thumbs Up (y))

20 Metal singers have more masculinity than most men in pop industry

Justin Bieber, Duh? Let him burn in the next church Varg will destroy. And the Big 4, Dave M, James, Tom/Kerry. Scott, they still are vulgar, strong, drinks beer, gets drunk, but probably not drugs. - Oceraux

Even the feminine in metal are more manlier than the guys from modern mainstream pop - yungstirjoey666

Yeah and most of the big four haven't done drugs or gone to rehab and these rapstars are rapping about doing heroin


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21 Pop makes you sleep

And making me sleep is not that kind of pleasure ambient music provides. Ambient has tunes that sparks imagination in your brain, and that ethereal sound makes it pleasing.
Pop music is annoyingly boring that you either fall asleep (unpleasantly) or soak your radio in bleach.
Metal is energetic. - MChkflaguard_Yt

You will 100% change the radio when you hear 'em. - Oceraux

I roll my eyes when I hear a pop song playing. - Metalhead1997

This is SO true

22 Metal makes you feel alive

Metal takes more talent. Its really difficult to be a metal artist and of course metal makes you feel alive and energized. Life is too slow and stupid without metal.

That just sums up what Metal does with you. Metal is life, life is Metal

23 Metal doesn't talk about sex or smoking weed.

What songs do you listen to? Song about weed and going to jail and phone calls and sex you know that kind of stuff. We're not friends anymore. Why? Because I love metal and It's better.

Actually it does, but not ALL of it. In sex's case, listen mainly to glam metal. In the case of weed, listen to stoner metal like Sleep. - Metalhead1997

Not all the time

Some metal songs talk about sex or it's related topics, like Mechanix by Megadeth, but with metal it's not (pretty much) every song. - Metarock

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24 Metal makes you forget your sadness and remember your happiness, and feel epic

Sometimes I walk down the streets with my iPod on, and then you know that face? That epic face when you look angry, headbanging a bit, while lip syncing? People stared at me. - Oceraux

If a metal got a song of love is to try to remember that the actor got a fine feels with his wife or his girlfriend, pop is like a emo crap if the artist broke with his girlfriend or boyfriend

This has actually made want to hit a dog - it doesn't work. It puts me in a bad mood.

I create music videos in my head for several songs I listen to. - Metalhead1997

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25 Most metal artists do not condone bad behavior in their fans

It's the fans' own fault if they commit some crime and blame a band for "inspiring them" to do it.

This true a lot of artists show that they are not alone

26 Metal has more genres

Different kinds of Metal genres include Thrash Metal, Progressive Metal, Funk Metal, Symphonic Metal, Power Metal, Black Metal, Nu Metal, Death Metal, Glam Metal, Viking Metal, Industrial Metal, Folk Metal, Gothic Metal, Rap Metal, Celtic Metal, Extreme Metal, Pagan Metal, Medieval Metal, Drone Metal, Dark Metal, Christian Metal, Unblack Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Technical Death Metal, Symphonic Black Metal, War Metal, Cello Metal, Crust Metal, Latin Metal, Speed Metal, Groove Metal, Teutonic Thrash Metal, Metalcore, Deathcore, Grindcore, Nintendocore, Melodic Metalcore, and Mathcore.

I kid you not, these all exist.

Of course they all exist!
Neo-classical Metal, Technical Thrash Metal, Math Metal, Progressive Power Metal. - Metal_Treasure

I also like rap metal, old school rap, underrated modern rap. They are way better than most modern pop today. - waraypiso

Neue Deuche Hart (dance metal) alternative metal, pornogrind, deathcore etc

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27 There is Christian metal

These kinds of artists are honest about faith.

Impeding Doom is Christian deathcore. - Metalhead1997

28 Metal has the most passionate and dedicated fans. Pop fans are just crazy

And some metal fans don't look at other genres. This is coming from a metal fan. - RiverClanRocks

My sister in one sentence. She bashes me constantly for liking metal.

Damn right we are. Now look at the list and notice that no retarded pop fangirl is standing up for pop. So they stupid and we are the best.

Oh yeah. - Metalhead1997

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29 Metal promotes individualism while pop promotes the idea of conforming

This is SO true. Metal basically accepts anyone, while pop music is very selective. Pop is short for popular, which is very picky about what they play. Metal is metal, whether it's metalcore, deathcore, progressive metal, black metal or death metal.

Yeah. - Metalhead1997

This is so true. Most modern pop are just so choosy to get a hit. Other genres like real rap, metal, electronica,etc. are not choosy. They accept everything what is good. - waraypiso

The song "Escape"
Add other examples in the replies

30 Metal is for life, Pop is something you usually grow out of.

Like my brief military obsession phase. - Metalhead1997

Exception is K-pop, but that also sucks because K-pop is dangerously catchy and will enslave your mind. - MChkflaguard_Yt

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31 Pop is written to be overly addictive

True. It makes me sick at society today. I hate it. Listen to Metal, wether be Slipknot, Korn, or even Slayer. Headbang with us and enjoy your day. -LRG_Gaming

32 Metal makes you a better person

I have to agree with this because, before I was a metal fan I was a racist, I loved to bully somebody, I didn't control my anger and now while listening to metal I accept every people it doesn't matter if he is black, Asian or Muslim, now I respect everyone and stopt to bully people, now I can control my anger very well.

Metal made me a better person! - METABOLICA

Thanks to some Metal I'm now a well educated person who knows how to handle problems maturely.

Metal helps me control my anger and makes me feel a lot happier. I can get over just aboit anything with metal - lonewolfe12345

33 Pop always focuses on the same exact subject

This is why I don't like pop music

Love. Breakups. Sex. Weed. Money.
Pop music in 5 words. - MChkflaguard_Yt

It's SO BORING! - Metalhead1997

34 Metal bands have cool logos

Metal does have really awesome logos

They also have some badass mascots too.

All death metal bands. Logos look awesome.

Metal and rock artists have dope logos,drawings, and albums. Most of these are dragons, devils, skulls, and monsters(etc.). How about today's most pop artists. They are just pictured by themselves. - waraypiso

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35 Metal is more creative than pop

Pop is so simplistic and overused. Doom metal has a LOT of deep meaningful lyrics.

36 Almost everybody is accepted as a metalhead

If you're a Christian and you like metal, no problem! Come with me to see Nile! Atheist metalhead? No problem! - Metalhead1997

Who isn't? Metalhead population is 94793368,1369011 and rap listeners 34676434,24567331

Look at James hetfield at the beginning he was ugly but he is a legend

Unless when it is the elitist metalheads. But everyone else is welcoming. - MChkflaguard_Yt

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37 Pop makes you feel ill from overexposure
38 It isn't generic

Most pop songs are genr

39 Most metal is not satanic

Metal is satanic? Listen to Metallica, Opeth, Sleep, Ahab, and others. - Metalhead1997

I belive this

2% out of the entire genre has satanic bands. The rest is about other stuff.

...For today? Norma Jean? Demon Hunter? War Of Ages? Immortal Souls? Underøath? August Burns Red? The Devil Wears Prada? They're all outspoken Cristian bands. There are also other bands that have Christian members, but don't want to be labelled a Christian band, like Betraying The Martyrs, Confide, Blessthefall, and The Color Morale.

40 Metal lyrics are more realistic

Yeah. - Metalhead1997

41 Most pop stars are fake

The Beatles and Michael Jackson and Barry White and Bruno Mars are exceptions

All pop stars are fake and have no talent

42 You have to be good looking to be a pop singer

I've never really noticed this one but yeah! Most people wouldn't want to listen to an ugly pop star

You have to be talented (looks don't matter) to play metal. - Metalhead1997

43 Metal song lyrics have deeper and more sensible meanings.

So true! The Amity Affliction has lyrics that I can truly relate to. Being as an Ocean has written songs that have made me cry from the lyrics. Born of Osiris has great lyrics too. Listen to Follow The Signs.

Metal songs talk about politics, society, life and death, sometimes religion and many more complex issues... unlike pop where its all about party, sex, and dope.

44 Some metal is cleaner than pop

Some metal. Some is worse than pop. And there is good metal and bad metal, good pop as bad pop. - RiverClanRocks

45 Most metal songs talk about living and celebrating life

Basically, once the song "That Was Just Your Life" ends, you would realize that life is something to live, not to pass by.

46 Most metal songs are based off of books

"Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" and "For Whom the Bell Tolls". - Metalhead1997

And one

47 Great Metal is timeless, Pop dates.

A great Metal song is always a Metal song no matter what year it was first recorded. Pop music dates very quickly. - OC96

48 Metal musicians are given record deals because of their musical talent while pop musicians are picked for their looks.

And that's why the music industry needs a COMPLETE overhaul. - Metalhead1997

49 Metal musicians are better people and friendlier than pop artists

JB was arrested, Kanye West interrupted the Grammys, need I go on?

Hell yeah they are. At pretty much any metal concert the band will let you back stage and hang out. Whereas modern po/rap artists twerk and spit on their fans

50 Metal is more interesting

Yeah. - Metalhead1997

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1. Metal has complex instrumentals and needs a lot of effort and time to write and talks about important subjects
2. Metal lyrics are far more intelligent and educated sounding than pop lyrics.
3. Most metal songs are realistic and deep
1. Metal is fast, complex, a masterpiece. Pop is just the same slow tempo and nice vocals but boring singing
2. Metal has complex instrumentals and needs a lot of effort and time to write and talks about important subjects
3. Metal pumps you up, energizes you even though you're not doing any exercise
1. No auto-tune, somehow better vocals
2. Very unique sounding, doesn't sound electronic/robotic
3. Rap metal is still better than (rap) pop

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