Top Ten Reasons Why Modern Pop is Better Than Metal

The Top Ten
1 Metal songs can give someone a heart attack

Oh really? How can you say that unless you have any proof? Morden pop had become so much worse in decades. Classic pop was so much better. I even still listen to bands like the beatles and CCR. Nowadays in pop, there is so much autotune while in metal, there is no auto tune. Every metal song is played by instruments and not by some stupid dj. Whenever you listen to a new pop song, you're like 'it's so awesome' but when you hear it again and again, you get bored whereas metal songs don't ever make you feel bored. Metal songs gives so much energy (headbanging). Pop dances are so silly they make you feel like a baby but when you headbang to a metal song you feel so energetic. Just try to headbang to at least one or two metal songs and you'll know

I too sort of like pop music but there's no way I'm going with anything on this list.

Not true. It actually makes you more intelligent.

This is one of the worst lists I've ever seen

What is the basis for this? There is no statistical proof towards that claim.

2 Pop signers don't scream when they are singing

Screaming is actually reserved to select genres. Metal is expansive enough to include a variety of techniques (YES WE HAVE POP METAL). The difference between metal singers and pop singers is that metal singers treat each song like an individual masterpiece and imbed their SOUL into their song. We avoid using auto tune because it ruins the song, you lose emotion when you auto tune your song. Metal is all about releasing your emotions in the form as music (artist who feel pain will scream since that is what they are feeling). Additionally a metal scream is NOT easy to do at all. There is a specific technique that you use to deliver a clean scream. It takes YEARS to perfect. You can’t just put auto tune over it and call it a day.

Reason they don't scream is because they are spoiled brats! Not all metal has screaming. I bet you haven't even listened to metal. They scream because of the pain they have been through.

Autotune > Screaming.

Autotune doesn't sound bad, just that some artists use it the wrong way, meanwhile most screaming is forced.

Oh, yes they do. Only unlike people who train their screaming they do it in the wrong way lol by trying to belt and failing. Also, tons of metal bands have singers who don't scream

3 Metal songs aren't music

Who is the silly person that wrote this stupid topic?
The pop songs just uses keyboards and autotune. But the metal uses drums, basses, vocal, and the most important: violent and bloody guitars.

If something is organized with a consistent and organized beat and melody (no matter how jagged), it is music. Look up the definition of music.

Mordern pop music is computerised but metal music is played by real instruments and you guys say that metal songs aren't musice huh? Modern pop singers are nothing without computers

What makes you think that Melancholy by Iced Earth isn't music but Stupid Hoe by Nicki Minaj is?

4 It's not easy to understand metal songs

True. Metal wasn't meant to appeal to the lowest common denominator. Pop was. Metal music is more complex. To understand metal music, the listener has to put more effort, has to be more focused and patient. But this actually proves metal is better.

True, when you first listen to Babykiller by Devourment you can hardly understand a word. But I can't understand a word of most Lil Wayne songs.

Music is meant to challenge you. During the classical days this was accepted.

Pop is nothing. Metal is more reasonable.

5 Only idiots like metal

Hey man All My Best Friends Are Metalheads
This is a fair request, and I promise I will not judge any person only as a teenager. You will constantly remind yourself that some of my generation judges people by their race, their belief, or the color of their skin, and that this is no more right than saying all teenagers are drunken dope-addicts or glue-sniffers.

Also, I've met countless pop fans who don't really know anything of global relevance.

Doesn't this contradict "it's not easy to understand metal songs"

Like I said before, whoever made this list is an idiot.

6 Modern pop singers are classy

Oh really. So Justin Bieber spitting on his fans from a balcony and Miley Cyrus singing about partying and sex are considered classy? Man you're delusional.

Of course they are. They use auto-tune to make up for the fact that they are tone-deaf and they don't write their own songs. They're puppets of the record industry.

Being a bad rolemodel to kids, twerking, talking about yourselves, and occasionally sex and drugs, is definitely classy...

Pop videos are more similar to porn than music videos... and how twerking is thought to be classy?

7 Metal music is satanic

10% of metal band are satanic. Moreover, metal lyrics have often a great meaning, while pop lyrics... well, there is no need to explain

Music can't be satanic. Only lyrics can. And pop/rap lyrics about sex, money and drugs are actually satanic because these things are temptations according to Christian traditions.

Slayer uses stuff like pentagrams, but Tom Araya is Catholic. Plus, Skillet and Red exist, and most bands aren't even satanic. Do more research before you open your mouth.

I'm a fan of pop but metal is not satanic no music genre is satanic. There is no evidence that the devil exists, ever heard of the Pagan God called Pan?

8 Metal songs can make someone deaf

Not if you turn it down a little. Try turning pop music up to full blast.

Only close minded people cannot see the art behind metal music

Guess what? I'm not deaf! Surprise? I think not.

Modern pop makes me deaf, as they make my ears bleed.

9 Metal fans are more elitist

Both are equally elitist
And the fans should not have to do with the music itself

This is really all I have as music wise metal generally out classes pop.

Elitists fans are all scoundrels but metal elitists are the worst.

This is the only valid point in this entire list honestly.

10 Modern pop signers are more talented than metal singers

Yeah, because someone who can't sing without a simple use of autotune is more talented than someone cranking out hard guitar riffs with years of training.

Compare someone like Cher or Katy Perry to John Arch or Midnight (they don't scream if that's what you are looking for). It's a no-brainer.

Yep, because someone who can’t sing without autotune or play any instruments is way more talented than people who play really difficult guitar solos for 5-20 minutes.

Nicki Minaj isn't good. I could name a few others, but that'd take to long.

The Contenders
11 Pop fans don't make pop music worse, metal fans make metal music worse

It's only because it's hard to make pop music worse than it already is

Isn't it the other way around?

12 Metallica said that drugs are cool

When did they ever say that drugs are cool? They made Master of Puppets which is an anti drug song obviously. This happens when people don’t understand the lyrics.

So do many other modern pop artists. This better be made by a troll, Metallica never promoted drugs in the first place anyway. In fact they were against them.

Yeah, so do your Pop/Rap artists who sing about Drugs in every song. I hope this list is fake.

So do pop stars like Justin Bieber and Lil Wayne. What’s your point?

This is a false item - Metallica didn't say that. They said drugs are bad in their anti-drug song Master Of Puppets.

13 Metal lyrics are usually cheesy

That’s funny, seeing that metal artists talk about world issues while most pop artists I hear on the radio nowadays are always gushing about their boyfriend/girlfriend.

Better than lyrics that sing about drugs, alcohol, and sex.

Well, metal lyrics are exactly the opposite of cheesy

No, actually it's the other way around.

14 Rap lyrics are very creative

In general, talking about sex drugs and wealth are most definitely creative, rather thsn having songs with two different hidden meanings. Enter Metallica.

Go listen to the non-mainstreams rappers then. They have some of the best lyrics.

15 Metal is more depressing.

Actually depressing metal songs are very impressive sounding. It may not be listenable for everyone, but lots of effort and talent went into these depressing metal songs. Listen to Cemetery Gates.

Funny you should say that, a group of scientists have studied this and they have found that Metal actually makes the people listening to it very happy! Especially Death Metal.

Metal actually relieves stress.

16 Metal music encourages listeners to dissect lyrics
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