Top 10 Reasons Why Metal Isn't Dying In 2015***
This list is inspired directly by IronSabbathPriest and his list "Reasons Why Metal Is Dying In 2015". I agree with his list but I think the truth is somewhere in between.
The Top Ten
May, 2015 - Spotify published some interesting statistics from their files.
It's easy to think that pop music is the most popular genre in the world, especially if you listen to radio a lot, but that's not the case - at least according to Spotify stats.
It turns out that globally, metal is usually in the top 5 genres. The genre also has the most listener loyalty, with pop a distant second, followed by folk, country and hip-hop.
The most popular metal artists on Spotify include Metallica, Slayer, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Sepultura, Pantera, Cradle of Filth and Anthrax.
Of course, this is no surprise to metal fans, but the major labels should take note. There are some hard core fans there that still buy physical product. - Metal_Treasure
Metal is a bad genre, there's a reason it's dying away - KoolGuy2218
The list 'Top Ten Best Music Genres' gives representative and reliable info because it has accumulated lots of votes (over 9,000).
"This list was created 7 years, 58 days ago and has been voted on over 9,000 times. This top ten list contains 252 items, has been remixed 127 times and has been blogged about 4 times."
Updated August 24, 2015
By the way, Thrash Metal is at #7. So metal is in the Top 10 twice. - Metal_Treasure
I'm not talking about modern metalcore/nu Metal. Listen to bands like Ghost, Mastodon, Havok, Evile, The Sword, Vektor, and many more - ryanrimmel
This is very important - great new bands! Thanks, Ryan.
I also can add many bands with promising debut albums 2013-2015. - Metal_Treasure
Amazing and Empire of the Clouds is my favorite Iron Maiden song (fight me). - PhoenixAura81
Book of souls I can already tell its gonna rock with speed of light
Too early to say anything but I hope it's gonna be at least 4/5. - Metal_Treasure
It's gonna be on the list of the best metal albums of 2015 (review scores 9.5/10). - Metal_Treasure
Thank you for a mention, but I already made a list entitled "Reasons why it's alive and thriving in 2015". It was a duality lists that stated arguments and counter arguments. Although this list is better. Don't worry, like you, my opinion on whether it's dead or not lies in between. - IronSabbathPriest
Oh, I'm so sorry I unintentionally semi-duplicated your 2nd list. I haven't seen your 2nd list before. I just checked it out and saw several similarities in the items, too (which means that you and me see the current situation in a similar way). I'm really sorry. - Metal_Treasure
At least I have to mention IronSabbathPriest because this list was inspired by him and his list "Reasons Why Metal Is Dying In 2015".
I'm so glad IronSabbathPriest isn't into poser metal bands or bands that are barely metal. He knows good metal. - Metal_Treasure
Slayer still puts on an incredible live performance 30+ years into their career - ryanrimmel
Ryan Rimmel said he had heard in advance some cool track samples from this album and I hope, again, to hear songs for at least 4/5. - Metal_Treasure
More dangerous for metal music are the fans of poser metal bands; or fans of bands that never described themselves as metal but fans believe these bands are metal. - Metal_Treasure
They also released an album in 2018. I love the songs on it. - PhoenixAura81
Metal gods are still with us. - Metal_Treasure
It’s a masterpiece. - PhoenixAura81
I really don't know what to expect but I guess 4/5 would be great. - Metal_Treasure
I heard Ghost might be going mainstream.
It is! I think it's their best! - IronSabbathPriest
Black Metal is more alive than ever. Just this week, the one-woman band Myrkur released the beautiful - M. And earlier this year, Deafheaven released their experimental album Sunbather, which is an instant classic. - winner333
Yep its called the judas goat but wont be released til next year but you have to understand
Sure, we do understand Jon has to fully recover. - Metal_Treasure