Stop using the female fronted metal tag

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We think female fronted metal is not a genre.

Saying a metal band is a female fronted one is not very informative, musically speaking. Indeed, this tag...

Why have I created this group?

- because female fronted metal is not a genre;
Saying a metal band is a female fronted one is not very informative, musically speaking. Indeed, this tag includes a lot of genres like doom metal [Draconian], symphonic [Epica], gothic [Lacuna Coil], nu metal [Otep], melodic death [Arch Enemy]...

- because I think this tag has no use at all;
It's far more useful to describe the music we're actually listening to because, even if we want to hear a female voice, Angela Gossow [Arch Enemy], Otep Shamaya [Otep] or Tairrie B. [My Ruin] don't sing like Floor Jansen [After Forever], Andrea Dätwyler [Lunatica] or Anette Olzon [Nightwish]...

- because now it's even written on CDs I'm buying to describe the bands [like on the eponymous album of "After Forever": "best female fronted metal band from Benelux"] and I think it's not a good idea to use this term irl.

If you agree with these points or have your own reasons not to like it, feel free to join! :) [whatever the genre of music you are listening to ;)]

I can understand that this tag it's quite useful for some people [... for a lot of people ^_^] but if the reasons for which I created this group make you add a genre between female and metal, it's already a good thing! :)

Please, don't join the group just to say that you find the tag useful. If you come here and don't join or if you are using this tag, it's sufficient to show you don't agree. It's just annoying for me to kick you...
Thank you! :)

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  • Lsm1995

    I always enjoy bands with a female singer, but I realised this is not a genre, 'cause every band is very different!

    28. Nov. 2014 Antworten
  • martincarny

    Male Fronted metal :D :D

    25. Mai. 2013 Antworten
  • Mechayoshi

    So useless. And to make it worse, it's usually the lame gothic bands with this tag, uhg!

    24. Apr. 2013 Antworten
  • darkderelict

    the genre is about the music. not the vocals, not the lyrics, not the ideas. there is no such thing as " female fronted","male fronted", "viking metal"..and other stupid tags.

    3. Apr. 2012 Antworten
  • CGholy

    Does it really matter what gender the vocalist is?

    11. Mär. 2012 Antworten
  • BananaGeekLord

    First, not all the bands on there are metal. In fact, a decent amount are not. Second, half the genres they use are not actual metal genres. Third, I don't mind a band with female for the vocalist, but the fact that those bands and their fans focus on it only makes the music quite generic and boring.

    8. Feb. 2012 Antworten
  • CGholy

    Good points.

    16. Mär. 2011 Antworten
  • Censeo

    I listen to all sorts of metal and I like the female voice a lot. So if I want to listen to metal in general, why should I not use the tag "metal" and if I want to narrow that down to female vocalists, why would I bother that this is not genre specific? Just curious.

    11. Mär. 2011 Antworten
  • BitchDestroyer

    Smash sexism, anyway!))

    26. Dez. 2010 Antworten
  • CGholy

    female fronted metal tag is overused.

    4. Dez. 2010 Antworten
  • Marguip

    I enjoy female voices, but femenine fronted is NOT a genre!

    7. Nov. 2010 Antworten
  • Elintasokas

    Stupid tag. I agree.

    29. Aug. 2010 Antworten
  • ayersh

    "Male fronted" tag is absolutely esential. :D

    22. Aug. 2010 Antworten
  • Miaaaw

    ^_^ Héhé, why not? It only depends of the users to make a "male fronted" tag :p And I totally agree that they are a lot of bands with a man and a woman who both are singers for whom the "femal fronted" tag is misplaced.

    1. Jul. 2010 Antworten
  • nilzzzberghman

    There should be a "male fronted metal" tag

    28. Jun. 2010 Antworten
  • RaphX

    It throws my recommended radio off balance.

    15. Mai. 2010 Antworten
  • Wonderglue

    I don't listen to many bands with that tag anymore,and i hate the most tagged like that as well.

    8. Mai. 2010 Antworten
  • WorldOfOne

    I find myself saying "femme metal" as well, but that gives the wrong impression soundwise, as if all femme metal is pink and fluffy lol

    25. Mär. 2010 Antworten
  • PanicAttackWCF

    By no means is "female fronted metal" the most useless tag, but I just don't see why people bother with it. There's the metal tag and the female vocalist tag and you don't need to be a genius to figure out that a metal band with a female vocalist probably performs metal with a female vocalist. It's redundant.

    28. Feb. 2010 Antworten
  • Aladin001

    When people use this tag, why don't they use "male fornted metal" ??

    16. Feb. 2010 Antworten
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