Top 10 Reasons Why Metal isn't the Best Music Genre

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Heavy metal is, as of now, the #1 item in the "Best Music Genres" list, but really? Is it really the best music genre? No, it's not. And here are the reasons why.

The Top Ten

1 There are better music genres

Depends on your preference. - Misfire

Personal preferences are completely subjective. Some prefer Pop, some like Rock or Rap music, others will say they favor Metal most. Others might take Classical and Jazz music over instead. - CrimsonShark

Although the list idea is relevant and everyone can decide whether he agrees with it, this list could have been done much better, most likely it's just for trolling the metalhead-dominated community. "there are better music genres" just means the same as "metal isn't the best music genre". It's like saying 2+2=5 because 2+2 isn't 6. - Alkadikce

I personally prefer rock, but I will respect you if you like metal as long as you’ll return that respect. - 3DG20

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2 Metal is overrated

Well so is Pop, Rap, and Country. Your point?

So are pop, rock and rap, but that doesn’t necessarily make them bad. It just means they get a lot of praise. - 3DG20

This whole list isn’t fact, it’s just your opinion. - PumpkinKing109

3 Metal is too mainstream

Heavy Metal has become more mainstream than it was in the 90s and 00s. And even then, its not on the same magnitude of popularity as Pop music.

If anything is not mainstream, there's a lot more than just Metal if you ask me. - CrimsonShark

*COUGHS* Pop and Rap are way more mainstream.

No it's not. Pop music is too mainstream. - Userguy44

Pop, rap, rock and even country are way more mainsteam though. - 3DG20

4 The guitars in metal are boring

The guitar is my favourite thing about metal, but I respect your opinion. - 3DG20

I find guitars to be awesome in any genre, especially Metal...

Why did you came up with this? You don't like riffs and solos? - Userguy44

5 The vocals in metal are annoying

Do you mean the screams? Metal vocalists are actually talented! - Userguy44

Still better than all emo band vocals.

There are annoying vocalists in every other genre though. You just can’t let them overshadow the good ones because there are also great vocalists in every genre. - 3DG20

6 The solos in metal are too hard to play

So what? It takes a lot of talent. - Userguy44

Not a valid reason.

That’s a good thing about metal. That means it takes a lot of talent. - 3DG20

7 It's outdated

Invalid reason. - Misfire

Explain to me how a genre based on Classical music, with many different sub genres, and diverse riffs is outdated?

Pop is outdated because no one will remember today's pop songs in 30 years
Rock is outdated because most of today's rock bands mix rock with other genres and it doesn't exist in its purest form anymore
Jazz is outdated because it was at its best in the 1930s
Classical is outdated because the oldest pieces of music people still listen to are classical compositions
Rap is outdated because it isn't REAL rap anymore, just mumbling about gangster life
Country is outdated because only old people listen to it
Metal is outdated because the greatest bands were formed in the 1980s and how this list says, "it isn't on charts anymore"

We can find reasons for every genre why it is outdated, but is it worth doing it? (I know this is a troll list, but non-trolls also use these arguments sometimes) - Alkadikce

8 It isn't on charts anymore

So? Rock songs barely make the charts anymore either but I still love it. - 3DG20

So what?

9 The concerts are too violent

Then don't go to the concerts. - Userguy44

Someone has listened too much Death Metal...

10 The songs are too long

DEPENDS on the Metal band you listen to.

What a stupid reason - Userguy44

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