Top Ten Most Stupidly Hated Metal Sub-Genres

Heavy metal is loved by millions of people but there are still some sub-genres of metal which is actually not bad but still stupidly criticized. So here is the top ten list of most stupidly hated sub-genres of heavy metal.

The Top Ten

1 Death Metal

Yes easily the most stupidly hated, most of the time, people are so ignorant to hate the genre only because they heard a few songs from the more popular bands and think the whole genre is like those bands, even though that is FAR from the case, Death Metal is most varied music genre and you will like at least 1 band from this genre because of its variety and it gives you many options. - christangrant

Currently Death Metal is one of the finest and most varied metal subgenres, especially progressive and technical death metal. Guitarists, bassists and drummers in prog/ technical death metal are true masters of their craft. - Metal_Treasure

2 Black Metal

Same situation as death metal, people who are ignorant hate it because they heard a few songs from the popular bands and think the whole genre is like those bands. Once again that's not the case BM is a varied genre not as varied as Death Metal but its still pretty varied. - christangrant

3 Technical Death Metal

Currently the best metal guitarists, bassists and drummers are namely in technical death metal. Fretless bass players, even fretless guitar players, jaw dropping drummers, etc. - Metal_Treasure

4 Extreme Metal
5 Rap Metal

This genre again is not a real genre in my opinion, 99.9% of the bands labeled it are not metal bands, they are just Harder Rap Rock bands. Again, being "heavier" doesn't mean its metal. - christangrant

6 Metalcore

The biggest issue with this genre is the fact that most of the bands don't sound like metal, they sound more like mainstream music than metal and even hardcore. Not all mainstream music is bad but that's not what metal sounds like, and most of these bands are not metal bands, oh and those scene bands are especially not metal. - christangrant

7 Melodic Death Metal Melodic Death Metal
8 Nu Metal

Again just like Alt "metal" this genre is a misleading label, all of the bands in this genre are either Hard Alt bands with little bits of rapping or Mallcore bands and both of these are not metal genres and most bands in these genres don't sound like metal, being "heavy" doesn't mean its metal, because if this genre is metal then Hardcore Punk is a metal genre too. - christangrant

Sure, the majority of Nu Metal is bad, like Limp Bizkit and Papa Roach, but bands like KoRn, System of A Down, and Slipknot are great bands! - awesomedp900

I don't care if the Nu Metal bands are good or bad. I only know that they aren't metal bands - Linkin Park, KoRn, System of A Down, etc. And I hate only one thing - seeing them in the top 10 of every metal list. That's annoying. They shouldn't be on metal lists at all. It's like putting Metallica, Queen and Slayer in the top 10 of every grunge list.
By the way, I kinda like System of A Down but I know they aren't metal. - Metal_Treasure

9 Glam Metal

The only thing I dislike about the genre is the name, its not metal most of the time, it should just be 80s Glam Rock or GlamWave (because 80s loves the word wave) - christangrant

Same here. I actually like many songs because they are basically hard rock songs and I like hard rock. Just don't call it metal because it isn't. - Metal_Treasure

Umm, it's not stupidly hated, it's very intelligently labeled "not metal".
Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath): "If you are a pop band, don't say you're a metal band. Poison and Warrant were about as metal as the Backstreet Boys".
Dave Mustaine (Megadeth): "Glam stands for Gay Los Angeles Metal". - Metal_Treasure

10 Grindcore

The Contenders

11 Progressive Metal
12 Alternative Metal Alternative Metal Alternative metal is a music genre that infuses heavy metal with influences from alternative rock and other genres normally associated with metal.

The biggest issue I have with this genre is 99% of the bands labeled it are not metal bands, they are just harder alt rock bands, I just call em Hard Alt or Alt Hard Rock band. - christangrant

I agree with christangrant - songs from this subgenre have little-to-no metal in them.
I also agree with Jason Heller who wrote in 2016:
"The term alternative metal still pops up from time to time, but it’s no more relevant or meaningful today than alternative rock. Instead, it’s a relic." - Metal_Treasure

13 Progressive Death Metal
14 Power metal
15 Satanic Metal

There's no such metal subgenre. Stop creating ridiculous "subgenres". - Metal_Treasure

16 Screamo

Not a metal subgenre, its subgenre of emo which emo is a punk genre, plus it's a horrible genre and I'm not even sure if it is a real genre to begin with. - christangrant

This is NOT a metal subgenre, it's a subgenre of emo and emo has nothing to do with metal. Screamo/emo are punk influenced subgenres. "Screamo essentially is a style of hardcore punk-influenced emo with screaming." (wiki) - Metal_Treasure

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Top Remixes

1. Death Metal
2. Technical Death Metal
3. Black Metal
1. Death Metal
2. Black Metal
3. Extreme Metal
1. Metalcore
2. Nu Metal
3. Glam Metal


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