Top Ten Things the Metal Scene Needs

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

The Top Ten

1 Creativity

How many Darkthrone clones do you know? - Fretto

2 Other styles of vocals

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

3 Open mindedness

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

We need open minds to make more great subgenres. - Fretto

4 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. - Metal_Treasure

5 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. - Metal_Treasure

Most of this new bands are just copycats. - Fretto

Sometimes, unique isn't ALWAYS good, and I'm mainly talking about Slaughterbox when I say this. - Metalhead1997

6 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. - Metal_Treasure

7 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. - Metal_Treasure

Yea we NEED more of this - Brobusky

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

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

More fans = More $ for the Underground - Fretto

The Contenders

11 Better magazines

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

We deserve better magazines! - Fretto

12 Less autotune

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

Which metal bands have even used autotune?

Autotune isn't typical for metal at all. - Metal_Treasure

13 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. - Fretto

14 Looking for underrated musicians
15 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. - Fretto

BAdd New Item

Related Lists

SpongeBob Episodes With Scenes That Need to Be Changed Throughout the Episode Plotagon Scenes that Need to Be Made Top 10 Metal Scenes and Waves Best Metal Songs to Play During a Battle Scene Most Underrated Metal Scenes

List Stats

15 listings
3 years, 13 days old

Top Remixes

1. Other styles of vocals
2. Open mindedness
3. Creativity
1. Accurate articles about metal on wiki and other sites
2. Correct labeling of bands as 'metal'
3. Less excitement about pop sounding bands


Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.