Metal fans have a nature aversion to “popular” styles of music, regardless of genre (I refer you to the pathetic nomen of “mallcore”). Emo is, by its nature, very whiny and comes off as fake or insincere with the bands’ sense of angst and sadness.
Emo music and metal are not at all similar. Emo dress is an amalgamation of goth, trendy new styles and punk/metal, whereas metal has been around for a long time and has other distinct traditions. However none of this directly defines whether anyone is emo or metal.
So, metalheads who can appreciate pop music, why do some have an irrational hatred of it? It’s mostly insecure hip hop/pop fans that for some reason think that classic rock is in an eternal battle against their genres of choice.
Though the two terms – Emo and Metal ‘“ represents the new trend in fashion, they have many differences between them. When making a comparison, it can be seen that the Metals are more creative and artistic than the Emos. Unlike the Emos, the Metals show some variety in their music and other aspects.
They aren’t nearly as fashion based as the rest of those in the Goth subculture, and whether or not they’re a type of Goth is debated, although the two subcultures cross over easily since they both love black, leather, boots, and many Goths enjoy metal.
I know that Slipknot really isn’t an Emo band, however emos do dig it.
Gothic metal (or goth metal) is a fusion genre combining the aggression of heavy metal with the dark atmospheres of gothic rock. The music of gothic metal is diverse with bands known to adopt the gothic approach to different styles of heavy metal music.
A metal poser is someone who pretends to be a metalhead and into the lifestyle, but isn’t really that into metal. The truth is, as long as you’re really a fan of metal music, then it’s totally fine to consider yourself a metalhead. Take a look at what you listen to on a daily basis.
But beyond the music sounding the same and sharing similar standards of excellence, metalheads and classical fans also share similar temperaments. According to studies out of Heriot-Watt University, both groups of fans tend to be creative and gentle individuals, comfortable in their own skin.
Not posers, they believe in the music they play, they don’t try to be more than they are. But it doesn’t mean they are good. They serve their purpose in bringing new kids to metal.
Emo is a style of rock music characterized by melodic musicianship and expressive, often confessional lyrics. It originated in the mid-1980s hardcore punk movement of Washington, D.C., where it was known as “emotional hardcore” or “emocore” and pioneered by bands such as Rites of Spring and Embrace.
Emo music is a subgenre of punk rock, indie rock, and alternative rock music defined by its heavy emotional expression. Emo is part of the post-hardcore band scene, with artists delving into songs with more substance and feeling.
Fugazi themselves weren’t emo, but you can be sure the musicians interviewed for this book were all listening to 13 Songs, Repeater, and Steady Diet of Nothing when they formed their bands.
Gothic doom metal is a genre without clear borders. Many gothic doom bands are simultaneously death/doom metal, funeral doom, symphonic metal or some form of contemporary gothic rock. What unites the bands is often the sorrow from the gothic lyric themes. Female vocals are usual, but not mandatory.
It goes without question, Slipknot are one of the biggest metal bands of all time. They’re one of few Metal acts, let alone modern metal bands, that sell out arenas and top the billboard 200, but also seemingly push boundaries after each album. In other words, the band has never released a ‘bad album.
A typical metalhead outfit involves a black band T-shirt, tight black pants, and sneakers. Then you can add a variety of accessories like denim jackets, jewelry, hats, and belts. Metal fashion can be as diverse as the people listening to the music, but these are common starting points for a metalhead outfit.