Reasons Why Metal Is the Best

The Top Ten

1 It takes talent to be in a metal band.

Eddie Van Halen shreds the guitar like no other. Neil Peart pounds his drums like no other. Axl Rose sings like no other. Cliff Burton slaps the bass like no other. Rock stars are actual musicians.

I'm a one-man brutal death metal band called Cauterized Regurgitation (at the moment) and I haven't even started recording yet, but it's a LOT of work. Anyone can do it, yes, but the only ones who can are those that are truly dedicated and committed to the music, not the rap and pop asses that the mainstream sees.

I couldn't agree more

Metalheads are talented musicians. This is why the music is so damn good.

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2 Metal lyrics have more variety.

Here are some examples. Iron Maiden sings about historical events. Megadeth sings about nuclear warfare. Motley Crue sings about sex. The Scorpions sing about more sex. Slayer sings about hell. Definitely Leppard sings about getting drunk. Metallica sings about all kinds of stuff. The list goes on...

"Can't stand it for another day
I ain't gonna live my life this way
Cold sweat, my fists are clenching
Stomp, stomp, stomp the idiot convention"

"She was divinity's creature that kissed in cold mirrors
A queen of snow, far beyond compare
Lips attuned to symmetry sought her everywhere
Dark liquored eyes, an Arabian nightmare"

"Take me down to the paradise city
Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty
Take me home. "

Not a single song is the same.
Unlike pop music that is the same song over and over agin.

Play ANY metal song back to back. I GUARANTEE you that the second song will be different from the first one. Ex: "Endgame" by Ingested and "War Ensemble" by Slayer.

Metal sings aobut importan thing spop is ass

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3 Metal can be slow and melodic, fast and dangerous, or both.

Definitely Leppard has slow, melodic songs, such as Hysteria, that everyone can love and dance to. Megadeth has angry, fast music that makes you want to join a mosh pit.

Take for example Alice In Chains. Has some very sow thoughtful songs like Down In A Hole about the dangers of heroin, but also has some very heavy fast songs like Them Bones that contain guitar solos.

Doom metal (slow), speed metal (blazing fast), power metal (melodic), etc. It works!

Melodic death metal, works for me. - zxm

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4 Metal is original.

No other style of music sings about World War II, or starts mosh pits, or produce headbanging. All you can find in hip hop, dubstep, or rap is partying and drugs. Dave Mustaine's snarling voice is original. The glam scene? Original.

Every thing about metal is original. The screaming, the mosh, head banging. Everything.

EVERYONE writes their own music!

Compared to everything else? besides,their are diffrent kinds of metal,their isn't even an original metal,is it original now? - Nateawesomeness

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5 Metal pumps you up.

If you are angry, sad, or any other type of negative emotion that you can possible imagine, turn up some good old 80s thrash metal, and the adrenaline will start pumping you up until you forget what's wrong!

Why are songs like Kickstart My Heart, Rock You Like A Hurricane, Enter Sandman, and plenty others played at sports events, parties, and much more? Because it pumps you up.

While listening to metal it energizes you gives you a lot of energy! - sladetilldoomsday

This is true. I would suggest listen to Man of War by Sabaton. - 906389

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6 Metal musicians and fans have the most intregrity

I created a list called reasons why metalheads are better than beliebers. If you love metal and hate pop then this is the list for you.

7 Creativity

Not one metal song sounds the same. The arrangement of the lyrics, instruments, melody, everything is intricately designed and created by the musicians, people with real talent.

Metal is creative, but compared to poetry, it's no contest. - SwagFlicks

Nope,it's the same thing over and over pretty much,also,if you wanna see creativity,read some story books,or some famous poetry,or some blogs by us toptenners(not trying to praise myself) - Nateawesomeness

8 Metal musicians are actually smart.

In Metallica's songs they actually read books and used it in their lyrics something rappers are too stupid to do.

Mark Jansen (mastermind behind the lyrics of EPICA) has a masters degree of Psychology. It's prevalent on their lyrics which vastly deals with philosophy, religion, culture, nature, politics, topical events, science, and many more themes revolving around EPICA music.

Steve Harris from Iron Maiden went to college and earned a history degree. Dave Mustaine, as idiotic as he is, is actually a genius, and went on Jeopardy. I don't think Eminem did anything cool like that.

It doesn't take a genius to be a metal musician,and based on the item,your bassicly saying everyon else is dumb - Nateawesomeness

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9 Metal fans don't just listen to a song, like it for a week, and move on

For example, there used to be a massive hype about gangnam style but eventually everyone got tired of it. People in metal still like stuff from the 70's, 80's and so on. People in metal don't just move on straight away

I started with Puppets, found new songs, but returned to make Puppets a staple.

This is the best thing about Metal...

I've been listening to Rammstein since 2005 and never got tired of them. NEVER

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10 Metal has the best concerts.

Flashing lights, fireworks, wild theatrics heavy metal bands definitely have the best stage shows in the world! E. G Motley Crue, Alice Cooper, Twisted Sister and the hottest band in the world-KISS

The most epic concerts: the big 4 live!

While I agree with all the other points, I've actually been to a Metallica concert. The whole stadium of around 90000 were on their feet headbanging and just having a good time. Its not only about the band, its about the whole experiance and I can't think of a better experiance than a metal concert - Danielsun182

The Newcomers

? They have the best bands

Take Iron Maiden, Metallica, AC/DC, and so much more

The Contenders

11 Metal is a music of passion.

Nobody is more passionate about there music than I am just ask anybody that knows me and it' all roots from discovering metal 25 years ago. Don't get me wrong I know how to recognize a good song and I like songs from all genres but it's like I always say, "It's not my fault metal is the best music I never made it that way I just simply go along with it".

12 Most dedicated fans

Because metal unfortunately isn't as popular as mainstream pop or hip hop, there isn't as many metal fans as there should be. Although every metal fan you meet is sure to be a fervent supporter of the genre. Get in a fight with a metal fan, and you will surely lose.

A bad fan base actually,exept for users like ISp - Nateawesomeness

How many popular musicians of today will be able to say that they had thousands of fans who have been supporting them for 30+ years. People will love a song or artist for a while then in 3 months forget that they were ever a thing

13 People can relate to metal

Like all metal songs they're written with a story. Metal bands like Five Finger Death Punch are written from personal experiences that deal with real emotions. Metal has a diversity in songwriting that most music genres don't have.

This should be number one

Compared to modern pop music, which is dull and unrelatable.

Everybody can relate to anything, therefore this isn't special. - SwagFlicks

14 Metal has the best image.

The hair bands such as Motley Crue, Poison, and Warrant are bold and ballsy to be teasing up their hair. Thrashers wear the denim vests and the leather jackets, which is simply cool. The long hair makes them able to head bang.

It's the most disrespected genre besides pop and rap. It doesn't have a good image at all. - SwagFlicks

15 Metal celebrities have interesting lives.

Most rock stars had so much sex and did so much drugs, it's amazing they're still alive. But when you hear of the rare sober guys like Dee Snider or Gene Simmons, it's exciting to hear they didn't do drugs.

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16 Metal has the best riffs.

Listen to Seek And Destroy, and you'll be convinced. Listen to The Number Of The Beast, and you'll be convinced.

I like the riffs in Kill the King, Take No Prisoners, and Devil's Island. All three of which are Megadeth songs

How about the main riff of "Fight Till Death"!

17 You can't kill metal

People had started organisations and clubss, they were protesting, appearing on T.V. burning the recordsand what happened? Metal grew stronger and more genres were formed under the metal name. Proof you can't kill metal no matter how hard you try - Danielsun182

Rob Halford, lead singer of Judas Priest, has said "Metal will never die." Obviously, it's true! More and more bands are forming as we speak!

18 Metal does not rely on society's approval.

In my opinion(cause my father's a metalhead and my mom teach me about scorpions and things...) my neighbor seems to "ok that's your songs, it pump up and I like it" and they didn't come to my lawn and tell me to shut down the music (this was my experience while I'm cleaning my lawn from grass and blasting Slayer along with Exodus)
So in the end, they're kind of respecting your type of music, even they didn't show it up. sorry if its messed up cause I'm not using any translator,just what come in my mind I write it down

P.S : I'm a huge fan of Slayer, Exodus, Iron Maiden, Pantera, and Sepultura (Though I've never been in a concert)

19 Metal fans are more versatile.
20 Some metal songs can be educational

Through Iron Maiden I have learned about Alexander The Great and 2nd World War.

In one metal album they heavily criticize drug use

Thanks to Slayer, I know who Josef Mengle was!

Listen to power metal, mainly Sabaton. You wanna know about the Battle of Kursk in July 1943? Listen to "Panzerkampf".

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