I don’t know if you noticed this as well (maybe I’m just senile). Gamers seem to widely like 2 types of music:
Hard Rock/Metal/Heavy Metal/Screamo (you know… guitar/bass/drums/harsh vocals/extensive use of guitar solos, etc.)
Yet many gamers (once again, not all) have a sheer disdain of pop music.
I’m really curious about the first set of genres (metal/heavy metal) because this type of music really isn’t all that wildly popular in the US (and hasn’t really been since the 80s)… Pop, the music gamers tend to hate, however, is.
What is the reason behind this?
I’m not trying to bash you guys or this music at all… I know music is subjective, so while I don’t really care for that genre, I know that it doesn’t mean that it’s bad. Your musical opinion is just as valid as mine, which is just as valid as the guy you sit next to on the subway.
If you want examples of what I’m talking about, look at the previous bands selected to play at Blizzcon. Look at the songs selected for the “rate my song” topics on MMO-Champion. Watch any random WoW PvP video. You’ll find an overwhelmingly high presence of these 2 types of music.
So why is this? What makes gamers so drawn to these 2 types of music and so repelled by pop? I'm genuinely curious.
(Please no "because X music sucks"... music is subjective. Just because you don't like it doesn't make it suck)