Top 10 Reasons Why Black Metal is a Terrible Music Genre

Black Metal is a awful music genre. Here's ten reasons why it's a terrible genre. If you like Black Metal that's fine just don't start fights.

The Top Ten

1 No variety

While people can quote the leading bands with original sound, there are lots and lots of bands that do nothing else but copy one band or the other, both aesthetically and musically, not striving at all to bring something new but to re-record their gorgoroth or dark funeral favorite albums

Sorry but this is extremely wrong.

You have bands like Agalloch and early-Ulver that blend black metal with neo-folk. Burzum made the first ever black-ambient record with Filosofem. Bands like Darkthrone and Satyricon mixed black metal with a more traditional/speed metal style with their later albums. You got bands like Leviathan who mix black metal with doom metal, or Deafheaven who do it in a sort of post-metal way.

People think black metal is just a dumb primitive genre, but in reality it's one of the most experimental genres out there. - IronSabbathPriest

There's no variety in this genre at all.

This is just a huge misconception that society has rammed down your throats. - Arhaan95

2 The vocals are atrocious

Just as bad as Death Metal vocals.

I dislike the vocals but that's subjective

I don't like them but it's subjective

Exactly.I don't know how people like this crap.-LitSavage

3 The instrumentation is terrible

Disagree. Bathory, Dissection, and early Mayhem (with Euronymous) had some great instrumentation. The guitar work and drums are probably the best thing about black metal.

Black metal is known for the fastest metal genre. But ironically, most of the times black metal guitarists aren't on fastest guitarists. I won't say they are talentless or don't give any effort into black metal. But in the end, its just only rhythm guitar.

I have to disagree. Instrumentals are good

I can at least tolerate Death Metal instrumentaition but Black Metal instrumentation is GODAWFUL.

4 All the lyrics are about the same thing

If you are thinking that black metal lyrics are all about praising Satan then you are wrong. The lyrics have a lot of variety, actually. There's songs about mythology, Vikings, nature etc. Not all of it is "GAHHH I LOVE SATAN " - RiverVibeZ

Because modern pop and rap have a lot of variety in its lyrics - jkk

Even Ronnie James Dio didn't like black metal. His lyrics were dark and deep. But he said, "I wouldn't go that extreme". - zxm

No. It's clear you've only heard of Burzum and Mayhem and made conclusions based on what you haven't heard. - IronSabbathPriest

5 None of the bands stand out

Heavy Metal bands might sound similar to each other but at least they stand out from each other.

6 The growling is even worse than Death Metal growling

Death metal growls are much worse than black metal shrieks (is that what they're called). At least they're more understandable. - RiverVibeZ

I've already heard how bad bands like Cannibal Corpse can get but DAMN is the growling terrible.

7 It created the infamous "Metal is Satanic" stereotype

Untrue. That stereotype has been around since before Iron Maiden's The Number of the Beast album. Before black metal.

One hell of a accomplishment.

It was not meant to be satanic when it was created...

It’s not all satanic (I think) I have heard Immortal isn’t satanic oh wait now I see what you mean (I misread the “It created the infamous...”)

8 It's not creative

I've heard more creativity from hair metal bands and that's SAYING something...

Read my comment on no variety. - IronSabbathPriest

9 The themes are awful

Almost as bad as Death Metal themes.

They are just the same crap about Satan,death,torture,killing and blood.Black Metal was even used as a term for satanic metal.Look it up.-DarkBoi-X

10 There's no effort in the genre

No variation no creativity at all can be found in this genre.

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