Top Ten Worst Kinds of Metal Fans

The Top Ten Worst Kinds of Metal Fans

The "I Hate All Music Genres Except Metal" Fans

All genres of music have their share of good and bad. It's okay if you don't like a particular genre, but don't be close-minded over it. - yungstirjoey666

Or the "I hate all genres except Thrash, Black, and Death Metal" fans.

People who say these kinds of things are usually pretentious metal fans. Cause usually no one gets into metal by one chance. People get into metal from many steps. And some songs can't be ignored at any cost. - zxm

For the love of Lemmy, not all Metal fans criticize your music. Can you not take criticism? Who cares if we only like Metal and Rock? - Roach

The "Linkin Park and A7X Are The Best Bands Ever" Fans

Metal elitists are really annoying as reflected in the comments down below. I'm a huge extreme metal fan (Death, Black, Sludge and what not) and I believe A7x is definitely more metal than hard rock (it's not a question about whether they are good or not, which is subjective anyway). People who say that A7x isn't metal are wearing their caps of ignorance and don't want to embrace the actual fact. Songs like Beast and the Harlot, Save Me, Bat Country, The Stage, Blinded in Chains, Blinded in Chains, Buried Alive, Paradigm etc. are a testament to this. A7x were Metalcore only in their 2nd Album. City of Evil & The Stage were undoubtedly Heavy Metal albums while Nightmare was a half and half mixture of Heavy Metal and Hard Rock. Elitists are just annoyed and frustrated that this band is way too popular and probably haven't listened to more than a couple of tracks from this band before passing their vacuous judgements. And also there are some sets of people who say that all their songs ...more

I have respect for both bands because they are pretty good starter bands for beginner metalheads and their music aren't that bad, but perhaps we shouldn't be too big on them either. Linkin Park is clearly not metal, and Avenged Sevenfold lies a bit more with hard rock/metalcore with some heavy metal influences than actual pure metal itself (the Stage album is definitely metal in my opinion). - yungstirjoey666

Linkin Park was Nu
Avenged Sevenfold is Metalcore
I personally hate these bands but now you guys are being a genre elitist.
I don't criticize bands except for I dislike this album because... - Roach

I agree but linkin park is nothing compared to a7x a7x has some good songs they shouldn't be compared

The "I Only Like Metallica's First 4 Albums" Fans.

I could vote most of these, metal heads are way too pretentious, they live in their tiny metal ecosystem and cannot even compute anything outside it.

The Black Album is Metallica's best album, or at least a close second to Ride the Lightning. - Adrian_4

Hey, the Black album is great. Load and Reload are pretty good as well. We also have Death Magnetic and Hardwired, both of which are back to thrash. - yungstirjoey666

Load and Reload aren't that bad. Hard rock, but not that bad. St. Anger is pretty bad, but Death Magnetic and Hardwired... To Self Destruct do have a lot of value in them.

The "Black Sabbath Isn't Metal" Fans

Well, more new wave bands get more influence from Deep Purple, but Black Sabbath is a still important contributor. - yungstirjoey666

Is this a joke? Please tell me no one actually thinks this.

They are a metal band but only when Dio came in Deep Purple are the real inventors of metal - christangrant

Obviously they are rap. (Joking) - Roach

The "I Hate Rock" Fans

If rock didn't exist metal wouldn't exist. I love both rock and metal. - RiverClanRocks

Without rock there wouldn't be metal. Keep listening to those old rock songs, they put a lot of effort into them. - NuMetalManiak

Rock is better than metal by a little bit in my opinion because that's how metal came alive

I love both rock and metal though I listen to rock way more than metal. Disturbed all the way! - LemonComputer

The "This Band Is The Best Thing To Happen To Music Since Humans Evolved Eardrums" Fans

Your basically saying you can't have a favorite song. When someone says this they mean it's there favorite band. - Roach

Eh this could apply to any music genre to be honest - christangrant

Hyperbolizing much? - Neonco31

The "Power Metal and Prog Metal Suck" Fans

I love power metal. Prog metal can be lit too. Blind Guardian, Rhapsody, and Opeth are amazing. - yungstirjoey666

Two of the best subgenres. - IronSabbathPriest

Power metal and prog metal are one of the greatest metal genres of all time. Don't know about others but personally I think these two genres are better and more unique than thrash, death or black metal. - zxm

Power Metal and Prog Metal are both awesome.

The "Electronic Computer Garbage Is Talentless Noise" Fans

Electronic music is simply a technological enhancement that we have to embrace. Remember when the electric guitar came? People hated it and said that it was talentless compared to opera music and others. The electric guitar was a technological enhancement that we eventually ended up embracing. Just like that, electronic music is nothing but an improvement in technology. It may not involve as much presenting skills when compared to other genres, but the preparation and assembling that needs to be done is much higher than in other genres. - styLIShT

Well if its pop then yea

Innovation is what makes things better. The more you can expand the depth of a genre, the more great it becomes. More to listen to - MikeTheLight

I used to try to do electronic music and it's pretty bloody hard. But I'm 14 so of course I'll be terrible at it compared to a 20+ year old. - LemonComputer

The "Metal is the Best Music Genre in the Whole Entire World" Fans

Hate to bring it to you, but it is in fact true.

It's an opinion, not a fact. Don't treat your opinions as facts - Neonco31

Guys it's all opinion. For example Thrash is my favorite genre it's a hyperbole. - Roach

subjective - yungstirjoey666

The Poser Metal Fans

Examples but not limited to:

1. That kid who claims to be a metalhead, yet only heard Linkin Park
2. That kid who only blasts brutal slam death, blackened funeral doom, or goregrind (which isn't really metal) just to boast how "br00tal" they are. They don't even like the music itself. - yungstirjoey666

A poser is when someone wears a shirt of a band but they can't name a song of they pretend to like Metal. - Roach

Don't care about poser metal. I Just listen whatever I like. - zxm

The Contenders

The "People Who Like Other Genres Are Twats" Fans

Be open-minded with other music genres!

I love Pop and I never criticized anyone who likes metal so why not do what I do? Be more accepting - Neonco31

Elitism. - Roach

The "I Hate You Since You Haven't Heard of (Insert Band)" Fans

You listen to Metallica? Poser. Why don't you listen to some (insert random underground technical brutal blackened death metal band) - yungstirjoey666

You hate me because I've never heard of a band you know? Kinda harsh there.

I'm not gonna get angry at my parents just because they don't know Dream Theater.

I'm not going to hate someone just because they don't know a certain band I know. - Pony

The "Linkin Park Are Flawless" Fans

No band is flawless. - NuMetalManiak

Linkin Park is PROBABLY not flawless, but it's by far the most versatile band of all time.

They have MANY flaws.

Every band has a flaw but this is a opinion. - Roach

The "Anti-Lars Ulrich" Fans

I'm not huge with Lars either, but he still contributed to Metallica, which in turn contributed to metal in general. - yungstirjoey666

I'm sorry for disliking your inspiration. Conflicting opinions are cancerous, we should all love Lars, regardless of what our opinions are. - AdamDestructorJr.

Shut up, that's all I gotta say. - McKing1003

Sort off agree he is overhated but at same the same time he's overrated - christangrant

The Black Metal Fans

Black Metal is an art in the form of music that binds your soul with the nature. An art loses it's artistic value if it can easily be deciphered by any random creature - this statement is specifically applicable for black metal in it's purest form. Once you embrace the darkness and apathy encircling you, they'll stop haunting you. Black Metal is not merely another sub-genre of metal, it's something very personal that often goes well beyond the realms of human cognition. - Vip3r

Whoever added this, you're a stereotype. - IronSabbathPriest

True, but in all honesty it's created one of the more hilarious stereotypes in metal. The people within this group that are truly annoying are the black metal purists, and in fact most of them just troll for the lulz.

Bug off man. Black Metal is a solid genre. - Roach

The "You Aren't Metal If You Don't Scream" Fans

Power and traditional heavy metal. Also Dream Theater and even Metallica and Megadeth. - yungstirjoey666

Have you heard of symphonic metal fans that only have the operatic vocals?! Those are awesome combinations of classical and metal music!

So instrumental metal songs aren't metal? The metal vocals isn't the only important part. Other instruments are also important. - zxm

Elitism. - Roach

The "Iron Maiden Is the Best Band Ever" Fans

Umm... In my opinion they are. But I love other bands as well. - IronSabbathPriest

Seriously I mean I love other bands but this band is my favorite so back off on this one

For the love of Lemmy, STOP! You are criticizing others opinions. - Roach

Wrong these people are awesome - christangrant

The "I Hate Avenged Sevenfold" Fans

They are very overrated. Am I a bad person cause of that? - ryanrimmel

I can see where people are coming from saying that they're overrated, but I don't really get why some people hate them as if they're the worst band ever. At worst, I just find them boring, but nothing that would warrant labeling them one of the worst bands.

Overrated but still rules and its not their fault so stop blaming them

I don't hate them its just they are overrated honestly their music is fine just not as good as every says they are - christangrant

The "Black Sabbath with Ozzy can't be touched" Fans

It's a shame that a lot of Black Sabbath fans hold the Ozzy days on such a high pedestal, and then go and rip apart anything from Dio onwards. Ozzy's era was great, no arguments there, but there's a lot of amazing post-1978 material that many fans are missing out on. Heaven and Hell, Born Again, Seventh Star, Headless Cross, Tyr, Forbidden; All overlooked classics in my eyes. I would argue that although the band's style certainly changed once Ozzy left, much of their later material can stand up to his era any day of the week. I wish more Sabbath fans would give it another chance. - Simba_Lennon

He can be touched after Sabbath bloody sabbath. - Roach

Sorry but Dio>Ozzy - christangrant

The Fans Who Make the Entire Metal Community Look Bad

Looking at you maggots. Aka, Slipknot fans. - IronSabbathPriest

Especially the ones who murder just to make themselves look "cool"!

Sad but true - there are such fans. - Metal_Treasure

Looking at you Metal Elitists - christangrant

The Metal Fans Who Are Stuck in the Past

The worst kinds, always stuck with their favorite genre or band or album or year or whatever. How many Metallica fans are the hardcore thrash fans that get disgusted from the black album onwards? These kinds of metal fans make all of them look bad. I am consistently looking for tons of new bands on tons of new record labels, and I would take that over the same-y thrash any day of the week. - NuMetalManiak

Preferring to keep to the past isn't a bad thing in my opinion. Everyone has different songs and want to still keep listening to them. It's ok to not like if a band is doing a different genre of music. - LemonComputer

Yeah, for example The - Metal_Treasure

I wanted to say: Yeah, for example The "Black Sabbath with Ozzy can't be touched" Fans (sorry, something happened to my comment). - Metal_Treasure

That's fine with me I mean I listen to Cowboys From Hell. Everyday at 200 pm. - Roach

The "I Only Like Megadeth" Fans

Metallica is also just as awesome. - McKing1003

Oh don't even get me started I like both bands but in my opinion Metallica is better - christangrant

They are thousands more bands out there

People can like one band. - Roach

The "Motorhead Isn't Metal" Fans

They have some metal in their songs. But I wouldn't consider them a pure metal band. - yungstirjoey666

Lemmy himself says that Motorhead aren't metal. But they obviously have metal in some of their songs. - IronSabbathPriest

The "Modern Metal Sucks" Fans

This is why the metal fans are stereotyped as evil!

The "Metal Haters Are Wusses" Fans

I'm not a Christian, so I don't think Metal is Satanic because I don't believe in the Devil. I have never been interested in metal. I was never interested in it when I was a teenager or now. It's my choice. I like some pop music nowadays, I like more pop from the 00s, 90s and 80s.

I'm completely fine with people not liking Metal. What boils my blood is that people go around and say that all Metal is satanic and a bad influence and they just accept it as fact.

I don't really give a crap about Metal haters because I understand even Metal has some haters but probably those on the other side of the coin can the worse ones out there - Neonco31

The Close-Minded Fans

This one too should be higher - Neonco31

Stereotypical list item - christangrant

The Elitist Metal Fans

We should've grouped them from the start. - AdamDestructorJr.

This should be number 1 - Neonco31

yeah - christangrant

The "Metallica Is The Best Band Of All Time" Fans

No, they aren't the worst. But if they can't stand criticisms, and attack people personally for this, then they are the worst. - zxm

Pantera is better in my opinion but they are one of the best of all time my 2nd favorite band - christangrant

They aren't the best, but they're still very good. - Userguy44

But... they are...

The "I Hate Babymetal" Fans

I don't hate Babymetal, they just scare me. I also get the feeling that the majority of fans are anime nerds. - IronSabbathPriest

It's surprising how so many people think that 3 little girls from Japan are going to completely destroy metal for all time. If that's the case, maybe those people's view is fragile in the first place. It's about as bad as the ones who think metal isn't metal unless you've gargled rocks first...

I can completely understand that some people dislike Babymetal, but that doesn't mean you have to be a dick about it. They are very talented and hard-working, and their live performances are absolutely amazing, those people act like they've ruined the metal genre. I can see why many people don't like them, but seeing how so many purists get hurt when someone praises them is just straight up hilarious.

Oh...But I hate Babymetal more than any other music artist or group, they are just some idiotic gimmicks - Ananya

The Fans Who Bash Other Metal Subgenres
The Nu Metal Fans

Nu metal is alright. - yungstirjoey666

I like some Nu Metal but I'm not a bad person plsu I like all kinds of metal (Except Grindcore and Screamo) - christangrant

Wow this is just baised

No! - Neonco31

The Fans Who Call Blood on the Dance Floor Metal

I doubt anyone calls them metal besides trolls - yungstirjoey666

OH GOD YES how the f is that sh! t metal? - christangrant

The "Metallica Is Overrated" Fans

I don't think it's a reason to call someone worse. Everybody has their own opinions. And overrating is a subjective thing. - zxm

They deserve their praise in my opinion - christangrant

subjective - yungstirjoey666

The "Megadeth is Better than Metallica" Fans

And they triggered when you say vice versa but anyways, Metallica is better than Megadeth and that's my opinion - Neonco31

I like both - yungstirjoey666

Yeah agreed - christangrant

The Fans Who Ignorantly Bash Pop, Rap, Electronic, Country, Etc

A lot of the metal fans I know are always bashing other genres while thinking they're better just because they listen to metal

And say they started it.

The "I Hate Linkin Park" Fans

Just because they aren't metal? Or they mixed rap and rock? Or rock and electro? They sold out? They're overrated? Overrated does not mean bad. And we could just be more open-minded with other genres and musical styles.

Oh God. I mean, if you like to listen to the same thing for 2 hours when you go to a show (as much as a metal band can be versatile, it's still riffs, solos and singing over and over), then yeah, you hate LP... But if you like hip hop, alt.rock, electronica and yeah, even metal, all in the same show, and sometimes in the same song, then Linkin Park is the only choice you have. And that's what makes them the most unique band ever, one of the best of all time.

Sorry for hating LP. I'm so sorry for having musical tastes. - AdamDestructorJr.

That long visitor comment by the triggered LP fanboy contains only inaccurate reasons:
- "there clearly catagorized as metal". Sorry, they're clearly catagorized as NOT metal by the specilized metal site Encyclopaedia Metallum (aka The Metal Archives), the most credible metal site by far. LP have no page there.
- LP "have aggresive, loud drums and gutiar riffs and screaming which is considered metal". Wrong - punk also has these features but isn't metal. Grunge guitars are loud, too. Screamo is a punk subgenre, not metal. To be metal, a band has to play metal music, music with metal ingredients. But LP music has no metal in it - it's a mix of rap, rock, punk, pop, electronic, alternative.
- "LP haters think they know what metal means and they clearly don't." Judging by the long comment of this LP fan I would say HE clearly doesn't know what metal is.
- "irrational and illogical reasons". My reasons are rational and logical: you can't make a potato soup with carrots, ...more - Metal_Treasure

The "Tool Sucks" Fans

I like some of Tool's music I've found out through Guitar Hero. - LemonComputer

Hooray! More bigoting! - AdamDestructorJr.

The Pure Evil Black Metal Fans

They all wanna be like Varg or something - yungstirjoey666

The "I Hate Electronic Music" Fans

I am not a big fan of electronic music, but these people need to learn how to shut up. Just because you don't like something it doesn't mean it's bad.

The bands use electric guitars and without electric guitars, the whole atmosphere of metal music would be boring - Neonco31

But Metal is electronic, if it's not, then it would be bad. - BorisRule

Electronic music can be enjoyable. - yungstirjoey666

The "Nine Inch Nails Suck" Fans

NIN are one of the best industrial bands of all time. I haven't heard a metal fan say anything bad about them.

Not a big fan but they are overrated in my opinion - christangrant

NIN are one of best! - BorisRule

Nine inch nails is like an alternative to tool. - 8chAnonymous

The “Korn sucked after David Silveria left” Fans

Korn was fine after Silveria left. Albums like Korn III, The Paradigm Shift, and The Serenity of Suffering had Korn back at their old roots. - awesomedp900

The "I Hate Rap" Fans

Nah rap does suck at least most modern rap does but there is good rappers - christangrant

I can't stand rap haha - ryanrimmel

Mumble rap and crunkcore sucks. Everything else is alright. - yungstirjoey666

Let's be fair. With mumble rappers boasting about their bitches and money for every single song, it gets old. There is a noticeable drought in the quality of rap atm. - AdamDestructorJr.

The ''Evanescence Isn't Metal'' Fans

Well, they aren't metal, and they're overrated as a female-fronted band. But you can't deny that they're good.

They aren't metal though even the band members say that - christangrant

They really aren't metal. But they have some good songs. - yungstirjoey666

I love Evanescence, I'd LOVE to have a voice like Amy's. And to the people whining that her music is depressing, STFU. Seriously maybe try and understand the lyrics before judging.

The "I Listen to Black Metal and Kill and Sacrifice People" Fans

Stereotypical list item number 2 - christangrant

Okay this is stupid. - Userguy44

The "Black Metal is an Ideology and a Movement of Satanism" Fans

Some black metal bands sing about paganism and mythology. It's more about sound than lyrics. - yungstirjoey666

"Black metal is SOUND. Not an ideaology."... Euronymous (from Mayhem) would say otherwise, but he's dead

Black metal is SOUND. Not an ideaology.

The Fans That Caused Real Life Crimes Because of the Lyrics in Their Favorite Metal Songs

Some people should really learn the difference between fiction an reality.

Don't blame the song; blame the person - yungstirjoey666

Varg is still a retard. - AdamDestructorJr.

The "Metal Makes You a Better Person" Fans

Not always true - Neonco31

The Fans Who Just Infight Instead of Supporting Artists and Letting Other Listen to Whatever Metal Band They Want
The Metal Fans Who Kill and Torture Animals

This would be the black metal fans.

Psychos

What. - LemonComputer

The "Alternative Rock/Metal Sucks" Fans

I don't care about it. - zxm

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