10 Things Elitist Metalheads Hate the Most

The Top Ten

Pop Music

Metalheads who universally disregard all pop are just posers. They hate it because it's easy and popular to hate. Somwhere buried inside all the garbage autotuned nonsense and monstrosities created by the same two producers in a swedish pop factory there are actual artists with musical talent there. You have to respect that.

They hate it simply because they are too close-minded to try anything else.

I hate pop music too, but they absolutely despise it with every fiber of their being.

Pop music sucks, but if all music was serious and sad it wouldn't seem serious and sad anymore.

Popular Metal Bands

They could be a fan of a certain band and claim to be diehard, but when that band makes it big, they call that band a bunch of sellouts.

Just because a band is popular and 'overrated' doesn't mean they are bad. Slipknot are probably the most popular metal band at the moment, but they are amazing, and definitely one of my favourite bands.

Avenged kicks ass and metal heads hate them

Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Slipknot, etc.

Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. ...read more.

They stink at fashion, and we just don't like em!

Stupid emos

Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch, often shortened to Five Finger or Death Punch, also abbreviated as 5FDP or FFDP, is an American Alternative Metal/Alternative Rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2005, the band's name comes from the kung fu movie The Five Fingers of Death.

Because it is crap, simple

I can't even count the number of 5fdp posts that have been constantly bashed on by elitists.

I don't know, I just think these guys get so much flak is:
1)Mainstream success
2)The alt-groove sound is so unique that it only appeals to some people.


Oh man whenever a metal news website posts anything about death core all the elitists get pissed off.

It's like they are being payed to dislike deathcore, and not let one band from the genre into their musical taste. If there was a metalhead that likes one or two deathcore bands, but dosen't want to admit it, I would not be surprised at all.


Scene Bands

I myself don't like scene bands, but god the elitists throw the biggest fits about them.

Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). ...read more.

I'm not a huge fan of this band either but the elitists show no respect at all for them, they are even celebrating the Rev's death.

I don't get it. In terms of reviews, metalheads will give a 4 to a Taylor Swift album, but this band, because they're called metal, will get lots of hate from elitists. Because they're a popular band that people call metal. Avenged is a hard rock band, but they still have a lot more edge than any other kind of music out now.

They are extremely overrated, and ripped off everyone imaginable

It's true. They hate them just as much as they hate 5fdp.

Glam Metal

To be fair, glam is crap

The thing with these people is that they see it as an equivalent of pop in the "metalness" spectrum, and end up despising it in the worst cases. I actually enjoy this subgenre of metal; in fact, there are some very good glam bands/artists like Ratt, Lita Ford, Winger, and pretty underrated ones such as Heavy Bones, Extreme, Real Steel, E.M.N., and lots more.

In fact, most "metal-heads" go with their "exceptions", like Motley Crue, Dokken, 80s Pantera, etc.; in fact, here's a message to them: Give some more bands a try and prepare your opinion to be changed!

When Metal Bands That They Don't Like Are Called Metal

One thing I hate the most is when they say that a certain band isn't metal even when they R. I saw once that someone said Lamb of God is just generic Wal-Mart rock and not metal. Oh how uncultired you elitists are.

If it's a fusion between metal and something else, it's not just that something else, and it's not just metal. It's both.

Yeah, I mean really who thinks that Judas Priest isn't metal?

When People Call Metal Screamo

Anyone who calls metal screamo is just retarded.

I hate this too...

I'm not an elitist.In fact I actually like EDM,Rap and Alternative more than Metal but Metal is still awesome.Anyways heavy metal is not screamo.Screamo is just a more aggressive version of emo music with more screaming than typical emo bands like My Chemical Romance or FOB.Heavy Metal isn't just screaming only Death Metal and Black Metal are like that but Alternative Metal,Groove Metal,Thrash Metal,Nu Metal(Yes I like it) and Metalcore(Yes I also like that) are amazing.Some Metalcore or Post Hardcore bands like Asking Alexandria,Bring Me The Horizan and Black Veil Brides can be called screamo but usually they have more singing than screaming but they can scream a lot.-DarkBoi-X

The Contenders

Rap/Hip Hop

I like rap and metal, does that make me a bad person?

Babymetal Babymetal is a Japanese metal idol band. Their line-up consists of Suzuka Nakamoto as "Su-metal", Yui Mizuno as "Yuimetal", and Moa Kikuchi as "Moametal".

Babymetal is the second worst thing hit metal after Attila.

I strongly wish that she and her crap members disband themselves, If thinks that if she barks and thinks that if it will be labelled as metal-singer then she needs electric shocks.

And you're saying this because it's your favourite band..
But truth is the truth, Babymetal isn't metal...none of your efforts will change that. - Ananya

Any genre (especially metal) can be diverse.

I hate this band more than any musician or band

Coldplay Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed ...read more.

Coldplay's A Rush of Blood to the Head and Parachutes were masterpieces, other than those, they have a solid reason to hate this band.

Country Music

Most country is about the beach and nice weather and I live in a cold, nasty, rainy place

Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.

Metal Amino & Black Metal Amino are full of Metallica haters who are elitists.

Metallica is a great band

This is so stupid. Metallica are the best band ever. All metalhead like them. I have been listening to them since I was 6

I swear an elitist had the nerve to say "mainstreamallica"

Smooth Jazz

Almost all metal bands are heavily influenced by jazz, so there's that


Like jazz, most metal bands are heavily influenced by classical so

Unless it is a cover of a great song or symphonic I do not like classic.

Modern Bands

I hate it when people say that the only good bands are the ones that that have ben around for a long time. Metallica and Iron Maiden are amazing, I'll admit, but I prefer mpre modern bands like Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold and Trivium.

Yeah. Just because it's old doesn't mean it's better. I mean, would you rather have a clothesrack, or a dryer? Then again, would you want a cool vintage record player, or an iPod? There are good and bad things from the past and future.

Totally agree with you Lem. People get stuck in the past and think everything from that time period was better.

Clean singing

Not true. I'm a metal maniac and I love classic rock, punk, grunge, alternative, you name it. Almost anything rock or metal appeals to me

Elitist and Metal maniacs are two different things.

Electronic Music

I can't listen to something knowing that no instruments are being played

Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada and is Christian. He is the son of author Pattie Mallette. ...read more.

Pretty sure most people, not only metal elitists hate this obnoxious prick.

Nu Metal

Linkin Park? Disturbed? Slipknot? Why does Nu Metal get so much hate when so many amazing bands are or used to be of that genre.

I like korn and the deftones. But I hate when bands try to cross rap and metal. It doesn't work

Rap and metal works. Slipknot, Korn (at times) and Rage Against The Machine are prime examples.

Most other Genres

I can't get into most genres, but I feel I make up for it by being very versatile when it comes to rock/metal

A true metalhead has an open mind ro other genres. I for one love Alternative and Punk as well as Metal.

Slipknot Slipknot is an American Alternative/ Nu Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band is best known as one of the pioneers of the New Wave of American Alternative Metal during the late 1990s - 2000s and are distinguishable by the band's clothing choices, consisting of black/red jumpsuits and horror ...read more.
Bathory Bathory was a Swedish Black/Viking Metal band formed in 1983 by Quorthon and Jonas Åkerlund. Bathory's first 4 albums layed the blueprint for Scandinavian Black Metal. Quorthon is often credited with creating the "shrieking" vocal style of Black Metal. Their 5th album, Hammerheart (1990) displayed ...read more.
Ghost Ghost is a Swedish heavy metal band that was formed in Linköping in 2008. Ghost consists of 5 masked instrumentalists, known as The Nameless Ghouls, and a demonic anti-pope known as Papa Emeritus. They have released 4 studio albums, 1 live album and 2 EPs. Each album brings in a new version of Papa ...read more.

Everyone hates on them, but just because they aren't metal, it doeesnt mean they aren't good


Arguing Over Different Genres of Metal

Black veil brides is my favorite technical death metal band.

Female Fronted Metal Bands
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Opinions that are different to theirs
Grunge Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a subgenre of alternative rock and a subculture that emerged during the mid-1980s.

I like grunge

Hard Rock Hard Rock is a subgenre of rock music known for having heavier guitar riffs/solos. It originated around 1964-1965 with various Garage Rock bands.
Industrial Metal
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Korn Korn is an American Nu-Metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David ...read more.
Rap Metal
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