Metal Styles Charted Against Listener Reaction
4/1/2011 3:25:13 PM by Frank

Every now and then, some of my non-metal friends ask me what I'm listening to. Here's an ascending chart of how the music style influenced the listeners' reactions. It's fairly predictable, but Glam wins out as the friendliest where Black and Death tie for the most displeasing reactions. Let it be your Maximum Metal guide to attracting or repulsing your visitors.

Typical Bands Played
Glam - Poison
Hard Rock - AC\DC
Progressive - Rush
NWOBHM - Iron Maiden
Power - Helloween
Nu - Korn
Industrial - Ministry
Doom - Black Sabbath
Gothic - Therion
NWOAHM - Killswitch Engage
Thrash - Overkill
Metalcore - Hatebreed
Black - Emperor
Death - Cannibal Corpse

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Catch 22 Paragon
Kilfast Steel Preacher
Silent Scythe Stalker
Attacker Hypocrisy
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Wicked Sensation Probot
Dew Scented Hard Echo
Three Inches of Blood Cryonic Temple
Devil To Pay Babylon Mystery Orchestra
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Donnerkopf Nova Lex
Gary Moore Brutal Mastication
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Acrid Krokus
Therion Ungodly
Goatsnake Unleashed
Shadows Fall Tearabyte
Scavenger GWAR
Throcult Witchburner
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Jackyl Behemoth
Dark Tranquillity John Oliva's Pain
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Milkweed Entombed
Hellfueled Kamelot
Requiem Aeternam Impaled
Dirt Labyrinth
Hibria Shatterpoint
Tarot Suidakra
Icarus Witch Apocalyptica
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Second Shadow Thryfing
Powerglove Upwards of Endtime
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Clawfinger Event Horizon
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End of Man Luna Mortis
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