Top Ten Reasons Why Black Metal is Better Than Thrash Metal and Hard Rock

The Top Ten

1 Black metal has a lot of variety, thrash metal and hard rock usually sound similar.

Ha, that's only Slayer. Master of Puppets, One, Symphony of Destruction, and Tornado of Souls all sound different.

These are pretty mediocre reasons, it's just that you like Black Metal more? Isn't it? - EliHbk

Thrash metal and hard rock sounding similar is a bad thing? Also, thrash and hard rock have way more variety.

Nah, black metal is pretty basic - EliHbk

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2 Black metal vocalists usually require better vocals then thrash and hard rock.

Hard rock singers have better vocal range. - Skullkid755

"Boris the Spider" - zxm

That’s not true. Actually decent vocals > terrible growling.

Rock has very good growling in some cases. Boris the Spider. Sounds very good to me. - zxm

LOL NO Black Metal has worse vocals.

3 Black metal has Burzum, Emperor, 1349, Gorgoroth, Limbonic Art, and Mayhem while other genres only have bands like Van Halen and AC/DC.

Metallica, Guns N Roses, etc. - EliHbk

Oh, and not the sellouts thing, metallica did what it did and a lot of the songs from its "mainstream" time were better than some of the stuff like master of puppets, which is what's actually overrated - EliHbk

Thrash metal has bands like Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Exodus, Overkill, And Testament. Hard rock has bands like Motörhead. Black metal is boring, repetitive, and awful.

What? This doesn't even make sense, you're just naming two bands

At least Thrash doesn't have bands like Gorgoroth and Cradle. And Hard Rock has Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath, and so much more! - SoldierOfFortune

4 Black metal musicians don't write albums like Risk or St. Anger, or Van Halen 3.

Thrash metal musicians write albums like Ride The Lightning, Rust In Peace, The New Order, Seasons In The Abyss, etc. Black metal < Thrash Metal.

St Anger wasn't that bad

5 Black metal bands release many high quality albums.

Some of the more extreme genres literally try to make lo-fi albums - EliHbk

And thrash bands don’t?

6 Black metal has many waves, hard rock and thrash do not.

Yes they do!

7 Thrash metal and hard rock inspire nu metal, black did not.

So what if they inspired a genre? They didn’t mean to inspire it, also not a reason.

What's wrong with inspiring nu metal

8 Black metal can address political issues, all hard rock talks about is rock and roll.

That’s only AC/DC. Thrash metal can address them as well; damn near every Metallica or Megadeth song ever addresses important issues.

9 Black metal bands never switch genres like some thrash and hard rock bands.

You seem to be forgetting Ulver, who took a HUGE risk by switching to more electronic music and still making it as good as their black metal works. - djpenquin999

Um, thrash metal musicians can experiment without selling out. Black metal musicians suck anyway.

What's wrong with switching genres?

10 Black metal has a higher variety of sub genres.

Umm no it doesn't

Thrash metal and hard rock don’t? Thrash doesn’t have that many sub genres, but that’s not a reason. Hard rock has heavy metal, and a whole ton of subgenres come from that.

The Contenders

11 It has more hipster appeal.

In reality, this is the main reason. - djpenquin999

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