Top Ten Reasons Why Hair Metal Should Stop Getting So Much Hate

Hair/Glam Metal is one of the most hated music genres ever still in 2019 even though it has not been popular anymore for almost the 3 last decades.Here are the reasons why the genre should stop getting so much hate.

The Top Ten

1 It Was Influential

I wouldn't consider hair metal bands influential. To whom? Steel Panther? Bands like Van Halen and Motley Crue started out as hard rock and metal bands. - MattAffterburner

You can't deny that.Hair/Glam had a big impact for the popular music to come.
Fun Fact: The Alice in Chains former vocalist Layne Staley was a big fan of hair/glam bands such as Twisted Sister,Van Halen and Motley Crue.Which is ironic considering how Alice in Chains was a grunge band and grunge basically ''killed'' hair/glam metal popularity. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

2 You Shouldn't Hate a Music Genre Because of the Looks

Yes, they can look weird at times, but that should not be a priority in music. - yungstirjoey666

Lots of people hate hair metal mainly because of this kidding me? Hating a genre just because how the musicians look?! - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

3 It Brought Many Metalheads to Metal Music

Black Veil Brides is rather mediocre (they have a couple of great songs I would say), but they actually got me into real metal in the first place. - yungstirjoey666

It brought many people to metal in general,i am one of them by the way. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

4 It's Not Even Popular Anymore

It hasn't been popular since when grunge started to get popular in 1991.And people still hate on it in 2019? Sad really. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

5 The Band Members in Hair/Glam Metal Bands Were Very Talented

They may not be as complicated as actual metal, but they have really good voices and sometimes legendary guitar solos - yungstirjoey666

Many ignorant people think the bands were ''talentless''...nonsense! I dare them to try to play guitar like George Lynch or sing like Sebastian Bach or Miljenko Matijevic. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

Lots of people think Justin Bieber, Cardi B, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Travis Scott, Nicki Minaj, and Taylor Swift are more talented than hair metal bands. I bet they can't sing out loud like Sebastian Bach or Lita Ford.

6 Some of It is Metal

Many metalheads hate the genres because it's not really ''metal''.While most of the bands were more like classic hard rock and AOR,some of it was metal.Bands like Skid Row,W.A.S.P, Twisted Sister Lizzy Borden etc had metal albums and songs and they have been very influential towards metal music in future where many metal bands and artist have covered their songs.Also,lots of thrash metal songs have lots of songs that are more punk than metal but nobody complains about that. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

7 Hair/Glam Metal is Not a Specific Genre

For me,Hair Metal/Glam Metal isn't even a real music genre.Bands were labeled like that just because they had the glam rock fashion.You could compare two bands like Poison and Lizzy Borden that were both labeled hair/glam yet their music has nothing in common. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

8 The Music Wasn't Meant to Be Taken Very Seriously

Many metalheads hate it for this reason,most of it wasn't something very challenging complex heavy with very interesting lyrics themes.It was just meant to be some fun rock n roll.And it was great on being that. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

9 It's Not as Cheesy as They Make It to Be

Power metal is more cheesy, a lot of nu metal is also, although that tends to be more along the lines of absurdly edgy. That said, I personally believe that there is no denying that glam is also extremely cheesy, although I find it part of the charm of the genre, despite not being a big fan of it - kempokid

I actually do think it is very cheesy but I don't hate it because I don't mind cheesy songs in fact some songs I would even say are good because they are cheesy.

Power metal is far more cheesy, yet I still love it - yungstirjoey666

Probably the main reason why it's hated to much.I can name music genres way more cheesy than hair/glam but it will probably offend people here. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

10 You Can Find Some Great Traits in Hair/Glam Metal Songs

You can't also deny hair metal has great some characteristics even if you are not a fan.For example the solos and the choruses of the song are really great and memorable. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

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