Top Ten Reasons Why Modern Pop is Better Than Metal

The Top Ten

1 Metal songs can give someone a heart attack

I just came here to contemplate the potential of human stupidity. I am not really a metal head (more of a prog rock fan) but I do love a few metal bands. This list was probably made by some butt hurt teenage girl or a troll. Still, to even dare to think that there's anything in Pop that is better than metal is plain stupid. Well, since I happen to have some free time at the moment, I will answer the maker of this list :

1- "Metal songs can give someone a heart attack" : Until you find proof that this has happened before, and you won't, this argument is invalid. Next.

2- "Modern pop singers are classy" : Yep, Lady Gaga wearing a meat dress, Justin Bieber spitting at his fans, Nikki Minaj referring to dicks through her song "Anaconda", Chris Brown beating his girlfriends. Yeah, that's the definition of class.

3- "Metal songs isn't music" : First, you need to go through your grade 1 grammar books and learn some proper grammar. ...more

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

Dumbest list I've ever seen.

Lol nobody on this list likes pop

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.

Metal isn't only about screaming

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.

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

Really? In one random metal song there is more talent than in the whole pop production of the last five years

One of the dumbest lists I've ever seen!

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.

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

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.

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

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

Twerking is the pinnacle of class. Stay 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

I'm not even gonna bother feeding this pathetic troll.

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.

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.

8 Metal songs can make someone deaf

Only close minded people cannot see the art behind metal music

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

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

If it's "too loud," then just lower the volume

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.

Yeah cause it takes zero talent to operate a loud pulse pounding guitar solo for an entire minute and explode on the drums for 5 minutes, yep, makes a ton of sense

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.

This is the funniest joke I've ever read.

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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

Yeah, Pop DEFINITELY isn't cheesy...

No, actually it's the other way around.

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

Well, metal lyrics are exactly the opposite of cheesy

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.

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.

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.

Metal actually relieves stress.

16 Metal music encourages listeners to dissect lyrics
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