Top Ten Reasons Why Metal is the Best Genre of Music

The Top Ten

1 Metal is a very diverse genre

I'll make my final music post on this when I get back, because my school's internet is trash. - SwagFlicks

Metal is a diverse genre, and not every band sounds like Cannibal Corpse, like those people who believe that it is satanic think.

You want something fast and aggressive? Slayer, Exodus, Overkill, Kreator, Metallica, and Annihilator.
You want something dark and evil? Venom, Bathory, Decide, Mayhem, Mercyful Fate, and Gorgoroth.
You want something slow but extreme? Electric Wizard, Saint Vitus, Candlemass, and Pentagram.
You want something more complex? Dream Theater, Meshuggah, Opeth, Tool, and Symphony X.
You want the classics? Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motorhead, Black Sabbath, and Savatage.
You want glorious vocals and melodies? Blind Guardian, Helloween, Avantasia, and Stratovarius.
Or what about the most extreme bands? Cannibal Corpse, Carcass, Nile, Death, and Possessed.

Now do you want to listen to heavy metal?

2 Metal musicians actually have a lot of talent

Metal isn't one of those genres where anyone can make something good in only 3 minutes, but it takes a lot of great songwriting, and unique talents to make a pretty good Metal song. Because of this, Metal musicians should be appreciated because of that.

yes - Suicide_Silence777

3 Metal has some very meaningful lyrics

Meaningful lyrics which are also diverse. Bands such as Metallica and Megadeth focus on Politics and personal struggles, while others such as Slayer and Cannibal Corpse focus on horror themes and hell and stuff like that. If you want more fantasy-based lyrics, then I guess Power metal bands such as Blind Guardian and Helloween will do you good with that.

But Eminem does too! - LemonComputer

I find metal lryics to be overlly morbid and melodramic. fanasty and horror is just geeky - RecklessGreed

4 Metal artists actually care about their fans rather than money

Artists like Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj just make a bunch of crap just to make millions of dollars, while Metal bands don't care about popularity, but make music that they think their fans will enjoy. Metallica's song Nothing Else Matters was even about their fans, because they actually cared about their fans, rather than money.

Yes I agree like System of A Down which is my favorite metal bands do care about fans than worrying or caring about money.

Who ever said that? Just because you care about a singer doesn't mean they care about you. - LemonComputer

Except Axl Rose... - Metalhead1997

5 Metal has great fans, which actually appreciate the music that the artists make

A normal Pop fan would like a song just because it's popular and their friends like it. A normal Metal fan, though, actually listens to the song, before deciding whether its good or not, because they know that Popular does not mean good, and that it's the good sound along with the lyrics and imagination that make a song good.

However, there is a certain metal band that has fans who are just plain selfish and are never happy of the music given to them.. - LemonComputer

6 Metal is more creative than most other genres

Dubstep is basically just taking a random beat on the computer and playing it over and over again. However, musicians such as Ritchie Blackmore, Steve Harris, Ronnie James Dio, and Dave Mustaine have written many unique songs that have a lot of variety and all sound great.

7 Metal fans are more loyal to their artists than any other genre

So loyal that they attack every other music genre. - LemonComputer

According to Spotify, Metal has the most loyal fans. A normal pop fan would start hating on an artist because they lost popularity, but a true metalhead would stick to their favorite band for the rest of their life, no matter how popular or unpopular they are.

I've noticed! - Britgirl

I'm surprised you have since you don't even care about this genre.

Yes, loyalty is a fact. I just wanna make a small addition to DarkenedBrutality comment because some people may misinterpret this part: "a true metalhead would stick to their favorite band [...] no matter how bad their music becomes." Metal fans actually don't tolerate bad music and bash on their fave bands more than any other fanbase. Loyalty is more like sticking to a band no matter how popular or trendy the band is - a metalhead would never say "I was into Iron Maiden for the summer". - Metal_Treasure

8 Metal keeps you pumped up so you don't need to exercise

Metal music can even help for workout - metal is like the purest form of adrenaline and adrenaline is a hormone increasing rates of blood circulation, breathing, and carbohydrate metabolism and preparing muscles for exertion. - Metal_Treasure

Get rid of that nasty Gatorade, and how about you listen to some good heavy metal instead. Songs such as Witching Hour by Venom and Time To Kill by Overkill would greatly help.

9 Metal actually has time for complex instrumentals

Pop Music is nothing but 3 minutes of torture to the ears and lyrics, and Electronic songs are mainly computerized and very simple. At least Metal music does have some pretty great solos, and some of the best Metal Instrumentals I've heard of so far include Metropolis Pt. 1 by Dream Theater and Stargazer by Rainbow.

Lists like these don't help metal's case (or any genre of music, for that matter). In fact, it only makes it worse. - SwagFlicks

I'm not being rude towards metal, there's no reason you should be rude towards other genres. And no, there is no "Best genre". There's only favorites and least favorites. - SwagFlicks

10 Metal has lots of sub-genres

There's literally 1,000. - Metalhead1997

The Contenders

11 Metal opens your mind and the way you see the word
12 Metal has good guitar solos

One of the reasons to like metal. - zxm

13 Metal is the most difficult-to-play music genre

I agree with this. Mathcore is hard to play, harder then pretty much any classical piece Ravel could devil up.

14 Metal riffs are amazing
15 Metal is fun to listen to
16 Metal musicians are usually smarter than other musicians

No. This is actually a lie. Just because you're an emo doesn't mean you're smart, - LemonComputer

Bands like Metallica and Iron Maiden read books, mainly novels, in order to write some really great metal songs.

For Example: To Tame a Land - Iron Maiden. This song was based on a novel called "Dune" and is my favorite Iron Maiden song, because the novel inspired them to create this epic masterpiece. This is also one of their most complex songs.

17 Metal has loads of great memorable bands
18 Metal instrumentals are the best
19 Metal respects women
20 Metal is the most classically influenced modern genre
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