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 Reasons Why Linkin Park Isn't Metal

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

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
3 There's little to no metal influence in their music
4 Metal doesn't have rapping in it
5 Screaming from the top of your lungs doesn't make someone a metal singer

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

6 Most of their influences are poppy and rap orientated as well as rock orientated but not Metal orientated
7 Loudness and aggressiveness doesn't make a band metal
8 Their melodies are too poppy to be classified as Metal
9 How tuned down a guitar is doesn't make a band metal
10 Experimenting with electronic music doesn't make a band metal

The Contenders

11 They don't have dark lyrical themes

They DO, but that doesn't make any band metal.

They do... but that doesn't make them metal.

12 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?

True.

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