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

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

Also another thing that I wanted to point out is that how some strict metalheads claim how metal focuses more on music than image, yet they trash on bands for wearing makeup and hairspray or baggy sweatpants and baseball caps instead of the usual long hair and leather jackets. - yungstirjoey666

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

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

4 It's Not Even Popular Anymore

Even bands like BVB and Steel Panther aren't as mainstream as they say. (BVB is kind of popular with emo/scene fangirls, but there's already My Chemical Romance, PATD, and Fall Out Boy to fufill that role) - yungstirjoey666

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

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

Don't think of Bon Jovi when thinking of glam metal. That's more pop-rock or hard rock. Try Skid Row as an example for glam metal. - yungstirjoey666

7 Hair/Glam Metal is Not a Specific Genre
8 The Music Wasn't Meant to Be Taken Very Seriously

As if the Norwegian black metal movement did not take their stuff seriously. (sarcasm) - yungstirjoey666

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

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

The Contenders

11 The Riffs Are Timeless
12 It's not all sex, drugs, and rock n roll

This is one of the most common reasons for hate against hair metal. While it is true that hair metal emphasizes a lot on these traits, this is not always the case. For example, Twisted Sister makes songs against the education system. Bon Jovi is also another band that does not emphasizes a lot on these characteristics.

Besides, what's so bad about singing about sex? Yes, it's kind of overused in pop music, but it's still not meant to be taken seriously. Judas Priest literally made a song about "breaking the law." Basically these songs are just for fun.

Saying that glam metal is just sex is like saying that power metal is all dragons or black metal is all Satan - yungstirjoey666

13 It never "killed" metal in the first place

If hair bands really did ruin metal, then why is metal standing stronger and more popular than it ever was?

Besides, metal would have never consistently reached mainstream in the first place. Society was very conservative during the 80s. - yungstirjoey666

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