Top Ten Things the Metal Scene Needs

Let's be honest. We all like Metal but almost every scene needs improvements.

The Top Ten

Creativity

How many Darkthrone clones do you know?

Other styles of vocals

Nine Treasures & Tengger Cavalry are a great example of combining Throat Singing with metal.

Open mindedness

Zael and Ardor combine Black Metal with
Blues, Gospel and more.

We need open minds to make more great subgenres.

Correct labeling of bands as 'metal'

I am sick and tired of bands that are barely metal or not metal at all but call themselves metal.

Newcomers with their own unique sound

I totally agree with that but there's something I call "the uniqueness paradox" - the most unique bands never get popular and appreciated. Even now there are many unique bands but they are all underrated.

Sometimes, unique isn't ALWAYS good, and I'm mainly talking about Slaughterbox when I say this.

Most of this new bands are just copycats.

Accurate articles about metal on wiki and other sites

Most of the wiki articles on metal music contain ridiculous statements. For example, "Amon Amarth are one of the first viking metal bands". Wrong! Amon Amarth lyrics are about vikings but they play melodic death metal and they aren't a viking metal band. Things like that.

More fun & self irony

Everybody loves funny stuff but this would be a hard task for metal bands, especially the fun part - not because metal musicians aren't able to create funny stuff (they are able). It's because long ago metal consciously embraced the dark side of music and lyrics, and this is one of the differences between metal and hard rock (ACDC, KISS). Basically, there's no fun in metal. Folk metal and parody metal are exceptions. Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, or Death would never perform a song like Talk Dirty to Me by Poison.

Immortal were the KISS of Metal
& Infant Annihilator never take themselves seriously.

Yea we NEED more of this

Less excitement about pop sounding bands
More attention to non-mainstream metal bands
More fans

More fans = More $ for the Underground

The Contenders

Better magazines

Kerrang is full of 'mainstream' & boring stuff.
Metalsucks is full of troll & hate articles/comments.

We deserve better magazines!

Less autotune

It sounds annoying and in Live videos you see how much talent the singer really has.

Which metal bands have even used autotune?

Autotune isn't typical for metal at all.

More respect towards others music tastes

You might hate Pop Music which is played everywhere but if your best friend likes it you should respect his music choice.

It's his decicion to listen to boring music.

Looking for underrated musicians
Don't be intolerant

There was a video from the German Metal youtuber 'DerDunkleParabelritter' / The dark parabelknight where a man from an other country was getting bad names at a concert.

This youtuber said it doesn't matter where you come from to be a metalhead.

I aggree. I don't care what gender, skin color, or if you're gay/lesbian.
You just have to be a nice person.

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