Misunderstood Metal Fan

Quezon City, Philippines
December 13, 2015 7:13am CST
Everyone has their own playlist. Some playlists only have one genre while others have mixed genres. There is one play list I have which is titled "Metal" and it is the one I listen to most of the time mainly because I love the combination of all the instruments playing. However, not many of my friends understand that music genre. They always assume that Metal is an evil genre. Some of my friends would ask me, "Are you demonic?" and I'll awkwardly answer no because why would anyone ask such a question? I don't know, I just hate it when people tell me that metal is all about screaming and cursing. I am a huge Led Zeppelin fan (They were considered metal at their time) and when I am listening to Stairway to Heaven, I am sick of my friends asking, "That's metal? Where's the screaming, cursing, and thrashing?" There are different kinds of metal and it's too bad that many generalize the genre as something despicable. (At least from where I am from)
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@FourWalls (8895)
• United States
13 Dec 15
There was a study released earlier this year that reported that 80's metalheads have grown to be happier than people who listened to other genres. I don't like it, personally (I grew up on country music and bluegrass music, so you can probably understands why I don't like it ) but I don't fault anyone for it.
A new study takes a look at the lives of those who listened to heavy metal in the 80s, and finds that they're happy, employed, and regret-free.
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• Quezon City, Philippines
13 Dec 15
Oh wow! Well, the 80's did have some amazing metal music :) Yeah, I think the problem with some people today is they tend to judge other people's music taste which in fact they shouldn't.
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@FourWalls (8895)
• United States
13 Dec 15
@gabramirez -- about as "heavy" as I can get is Bon Scott-era AC/DC. .
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• Quezon City, Philippines
13 Dec 15
@FourWalls Oohh AC/DC that band was amazing as well. Bon Scott was truly one of the best :D
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• Philippines
3 Oct 16
I really do not understand why other people label metal heads as Satanists or something like that just because they do not like what we listen to. I mean, I never called people names whenever they play Justin Bieber or some other artist or music genre that I do not like. Well whether they like my music or not, I'm happy listening to my tunes. So I'll still rock on..
@Hanyouyomi (1892)
• Dallas, Texas
9 Jul 16
Oh and I forgot about Pillar, though these guys much like P.O.D. might be more of your friends speed.... I think... Pillar Fireproof:
http://peoriatec.org
@Hanyouyomi (1892)
• Dallas, Texas
8 Jul 16
@gabramirez Dude speaking as a Christian, I've got a few Metal bands I advise sharing with your friends:"Haste The Day," "Demon Hunter," "P.O.D." and "August Burns Red." I reccomend these bands, because they are Christian bands with Haste The Day, Demon Hunter, and August Burns Red being of the Metalcore variety. I'm certain this'll throw your friends for a loop. xD Here are some of their songs: Haste the Day:Servant Ties: Demon Hunter Fading Away: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vnp3L1fpKsk August Burns Red "The Meddler": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZE1bmcWMUY P.O.D. "Alive": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK6twHXYEBY And honestly I get the misconception towards metal as my first exposure being Nu Metal/Rappcore groups like Distirbed Linkin Park, and Slipknot when I was a teenager. Then upon getting into bands like Iron Maiden, Led Zepplin, and other Metal bands of an older era, through the ballads and variety of melodies and lyrical subject matters, I gained a better understanding of the genre... Which I'm guessing Marilyn Manson might be to blame for the whole "Devil worshipping" stereotype or was it Iron Maiden's "Number Of The Beast?"
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@simone10 (22271)
• Louisville, Kentucky
15 Dec 15
When I was growing up, I enjoyed listening to country music and none of my friends really understood. What they didn't always know is that I also enjoyed listening to other genres.