Top 10 Reasons Why Extreme Metal Isn't for EveryoneDifferent genres of extreme metal (thrash metal, death metal, black metal, etc.) are not for everyone. I don't hate extreme metal or anything, but it really isn't for people. Please let me explain why with these 10 reasons.
The Top Ten
They get turned off easily by death growls and black metal shrieks which I can understand why. People prefer more clean singing.
That's why think twice before trying to shove your favorite metal songs in your birthday stereo-speakers - Neonco31
Cannibal Corpse is a very good example of this.
The heaviest extreme metal sounds too much for the average listener.
There isn't really a lot of melody in extreme metal (although genres like melodic death, black, and thrash metal do exist).
Not all of them are explicit, but some are (again, Cannibal Corpse is a good example).
Most people can't handle complexity in extreme metal just like how they can't handle complexity in progressive rock.
Most bands in black metal (and even death metal) are legitimately satanic (though not all of them are). And they've done some pretty terrible things that were enough to get them thrown in jail.
Like growling and shrieking are very difficult to understand. People prefer songs where they can actually understand what the singer is saying.
Not a lot of people have the ability to sing like most extreme singers.
I'm not talking about how heavy these genres are, but how the vocals, lyrics, and even album covers could easily scare younger kids.
Some people falsely claim on the internet that they're very young but still listen to extreme metal - Neonco31
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