Reasons Thrash Metal is Better Than Black Metal

The Top Ten

1 Black Metal all sounds the same and has no variety

*sigh*...Nope. I'll definitely express my views for this when I get time. - Ananya

What? Listen to Emperor, Morbid (I mean they are actually death but wutever), Limbonic Art, Darkthrone, Bathory, Gorgoroth, 1349 and tell me they all sound the same and have no vairety. - Lucretia

Well the lead singer is black metal and so people might consider them. Plus they have 5 songs literally - Lucretia

NO. Mayhem sounds nothing like Watain, who sound nothing like Wolves in the Throne Room, who sound nothing like Darkthrone, who sound nothing like Arkanum, who sound nothing like 1349, who sound nothing like Forteresse, who sound nothing like Enslaved!

Not saying all thrash sounds the same either. But in truth I'm not a thrash guy anymore. - IronSabbathPriest

Okay, this entry I will admit was kind of wrong, HOWEVER, thrash has 3 times as much variety. - CostcoHotDogs

2 Black metal is annoyingly repetitive

Not really. - Lucretia

But what type of black metal have you heard? I am expecting at least 10 bands you listened to to judge the genre... maybe 20 - Lucretia

3 Black metal is all just about satan or killing people

Otherwise known as "writing about what you believe in" at least that I can respect. And no, not all of it is like that. - IronSabbathPriest

It ain't... Marduks new album adresses vary important issues today, Limbonic Art's songs aren't, Burzum's song aren't. And the same can be said of thrash - Lucretia

Almost every Metallica or Megadeth song addresses important issues, and Testament does as well. - CostcoHotDogs

4 Thrash metal has better guitar work

That's why I say heavy metal is the best metal genre. It has more variations than any extreme metal. Thrash, death or black. On the other hand, no other genre of metal could hit as much as notes like neoclassical or prog metal. - zxm

5 Thrash metal has better vocalists
6 Thrash metal has decent lyrics most of the time

Guessing you based this list of off mine? - Lucretia

7 Thrash metal has melody; black metal sounds like a toilet

Actually, neither black nor thrash metal have any melody. It only gets melodic when other types of metal solos are mixed in them. For example, the solo on Tornado Of Souls isn't any thrash metal solo. Its neoclassical metal solo. Marty Friedman used to be a neoclassical metal guitarist. He used neoclassical minor scales in many songs of Megadeth. - zxm

Forgot to mention. The more notes you play the more melodic a riff or solo gets. Even if its fast. Thrash metal doesn't have its solo for the mos part. It borrows heavy metal, neoclassical metal or speed metal solo. That's why rhythm guitarists still play guitar in back when doing solos. So, it makes the sound heavier. Only solos can't make the sound of thrash. - zxm

And I applaud black metal for sounding like it was recorded underwater, or in a storm. Anyone would think that's the type of atmosphere they're going for. - IronSabbathPriest

Thrash really doesn't have melody. Just because it's a better produced doesn't make it melodic. - IronSabbathPriest

Um, it actually does have melody; listen to Holy Wars By Megadeth. - CostcoHotDogs

8 Black metal is boring

Um, who gets bored listening to 1349 - Lucretia

9 Thrash metal requires more talent

There are a lot of one man black metal bands who play every instrument, never seen that with thrash. And Black metal will always be more experimental. Most (not all) modern thrash bands can't get out of the 80s. - IronSabbathPriest

10 Venom is black metal

They are more thrash - Lucretia

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