Top 10 Reasons Why Linkin Park Isn't Metal

For some reason people have assumed that Linkin Park is a Metal band. And to be honest they aren't metal and never were metal.

The Top Ten

1 There's no influence of Classical music in Linkin Park's music

Exactly! Only ignorant fools who don't know anything about what metal is think they are metal even though they are literally 0% metal, they are just a Alt Rock band. - christangrant

If you're wondering why I'm including this most Metal bands have some level of classical music influence Linkin Park doesn't. - SomePersonYouHate

Linkin Park isn't metal. However, that doesn't change the fact that they are a good band.

2 Most of their riffs are rock orientated or sometimes punk-like riffs

Examples: No More Sorrow, Given Up, Bleed it Out, Somewhere I Belong, One Step Closer, Guilty All the Same, Crawling, From the Inside, Papercut, and more. - SomePersonYouHate

3 There's little to no metal influence in their music

Despite being a avid Linkin Park fan there's genuinely barely or no metal influence from what I've heard of their songs. - SomePersonYouHate

4 Metal doesn't have rapping in it

With the exception of Anthrax no Metal that I know of has rapping in it. And rap can easily fuse with Rock but with Metal it's not possible. - SomePersonYouHate

5 Screaming from the top of your lungs doesn't make someone a metal singer

You can scream until your lungs hurt but that doesn't make you metal, and it definitely doesn't make Chester Bennington metal. - SomePersonYouHate

Honestly, I used to think AC/DC were metal just because of this reason lol. - TheDarkOne_221b

6 Most of their influences are poppy and rap orientated as well as rock orientated but not Metal orientated

Some of LP's influences: Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, Depeche Mode, Rakim, Deftones, Pearl Jam and more. Notice how none of these influences listed are metal. - SomePersonYouHate

7 Their melodies are too poppy to be classified as Metal

Examples: Battle Symphony, Good Goodbye, Leave out All The Rest, Shadow of the Day, My December, Not Alone, Iridescent, Waiting for the End, In Between, Invisible, No Roads Left, Blackbirds, Castle of Glass, Lost in the Echo, Numb, In The End, New Divide and more. - SomePersonYouHate

8 How tuned down a guitar is doesn't make a band metal

Their guitars might be toned down in their first two albums but even then those albums aren't metal and Linkin Park in general isn't metal. - SomePersonYouHate

9 Loudness and aggressiveness doesn't make a band metal

While it may be common in some Metal genres it doesn't define the metal genre and which is why Linkin Park is more of a rock band. - SomePersonYouHate

10 Experimenting with electronic music doesn't make a band metal

Which is exactly what Linkin Park did with A Thousand Suns and Living Things. Despite that giving Linkin Park variety it doesn't make them metal. - SomePersonYouHate

The Contenders

11 Just because some of their music is aggressive and has screaming doesn’t automatically make them metal

Also isn't this the same thing as number nine on the list? - CaptainMowzker

True. - CaptainMowzker

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