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What Is The WORST Metal Subgenre?

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by UltimateApathy, Nov 26, 2013.

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What is the WORST metal subgenre?

  1. Death Metal (etc)

    1.4%
  2. Grindcore

    12.2%
  3. Progressive Metal

    2.7%
  4. Black Metal (etc)

    16.2%
  5. Doom Metal

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Metalcore

    18.9%
  7. Power Metal

    5.4%
  8. Folk metal

    4.1%
  9. Deathcore

    17.6%
  10. Thrash Metal

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Heavy Metal

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Glam Metal

    16.2%
  13. Speed Metal

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Other (please specify in topic)

    5.4%
  1. UltimateApathy

    UltimateApathy Infinite Idiocy

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    I know there have been polls before about which people think is the best metal subgenre, but I don't ever remember seeing one about the worst metal subgenre, so let's go for it ((NOTE: I'm not including "Nu-Metal" in this Poll because that's just too easy a target)). Personally, I don't generally hate any metal subgenres, but I do find it hard to find any pleasure in Anal Cunt-like grindcore, eg:



    However, I do quite enjoy grindcore like Napalm Death:



    They sound very different so I'm not sure if they're two different subgenres of grindcore, but I guess I'm gonna go for "grindcore that sounds like Anal Cunt" as my choice for worst metal subgenre here.
     
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    Baroque Active Member

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    1 being worst:

    5) Power Metal
    4) Glam Metal
    3) Deathcore
    2) Metalcore
    1) Grindcore
     
  3. Lateralus14

    Lateralus14 New Metal Member

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    I voted black metal because a shit thread merits shit responses.
     
  4. Vamos

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    I'm very much expecting this thread to turn into another muppets episode...:popcorn:
     
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    I'm pretty sure I've never heard deathcore worth hearing, so I guess I'll go with that. Folk metal and many of the newer black metal variants are pretty much the same case, but those can be tolerable.
     
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    glam ... by far. But then again, i dont even consider it metal.
     
  7. End of Glory

    End of Glory Crucify Your Faith

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    *grabbing some popcorn and wait to see how this will evolve.* :popcorn:
     
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    Spiderchrist The Unjesus

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    Spiderchrist The Unjesus

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    Nor do I, because it isn't. Motley Crue and Ratt were Metal-ish, though.
     
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    That Whitechapel song isn't bad at all, but it didn't particularly excite me in any way, and is that really considered deathcore anyways? Seems pretty melodic and there's still a lot of standard tremolo-picked riffs and such. I mean, yeah there's a breakdown at 2:50 and one of the vocal styles is "core" I guess, but on the basis of that song I don't see why it needs to be considered separate from other modern death metal styles.
     
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    Anal Cunt isn't very good music, but I do enjoy the comedic aspect of them. They're probably not metal anyways tbh, more on the Hardcore side of Grindcore.

    Voted Glam Metal, since a lot of it just doesn't sound very "Metal".

    I'm also getting tired of all this "Worst" talk. Just like what you like, and let other people like what they like.
     
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    Also, who the hell voted Death Metal? There's somebody on this forum who doesn't like Death Metal?
     
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    End of Glory Crucify Your Faith

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    Well Power Metal for me, can't stand it.
     
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    Napalm Death is pretty much Death Metal...

    Here's some good grind.





     
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    Podgie Young Man, Old Soul

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    Glam... ROCK?

    I voted deathcore.
     
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    UltimateApathy Infinite Idiocy

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    While I do like that site, they do mention plenty of non-metal genres. Grunge, Post-Rock, Punk Rock, Hard Rock, etc. aren't Metal.
     
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    Podgie Young Man, Old Soul

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    Nah, I guess it's right to be classed as metal anyway.

    The pinnacle of glam (and Crue's career) being Dr Feelgood, for me.

    EDIT: But yeah, the only sub-genres I genuinely dislike are glam, metalcore and deathcore.
     
  19. matt schrauben

    matt schrauben Curse You All Men!

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    Deathcore by far in my book. Metalcore at least has some good acts in it. Deathcore, not so much. Even what people consider to be the "best" I find to still be quite unlistenable. High pitched, "core" vocals and generic, out of place breakdowns have no home to my eardrums. Suicide Silence comes to mind. God, they are awful.
     
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    HA! guess what I voted!
     

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