Best Metal Subgenres to Headbang To

Those genres of metal which make you repeatedly move your head!

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1Thrash metal

Thrash Metal is just the PERFECT subgenre to headbang to!

Okay, headbanging to some old Iron Maiden songs or some epic speedy Motorhead or some good old Black Sabbath is great too, but Thrash is just the best music to headbang!

this genre is perfect for headbanging! You can headbang a complete thrash song, no matter if slow of fast! - rock2metal

The guitars sound epic and hell. It's great fun to learn if you're a guitarist, too. I might need to have a few treatments since my head might very well fall off.

I can headbang to any metal subgenre especially Thrash Metal - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

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2Death metal

Perfect for headbanging. Qualities such as: great speed, deep growls and roars and distorted guitars make it perfect to headbang to no doubt

every member of a death metal band, bang his head while playing! - rock2metal

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3Heavy metal

the heavy metal (or classic metal) is something great for this - rock2metal

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4Groove metal

Groove Metal is the most HEAVIEST Metal Genre their is. The Groove just makes you want to jump around and punch someone in the nose

Why the heck groove metal not in this list who is making this list please add this metal sub-genre because you know this is one of the best forms of metal listen to lamb of god pantera machine head... There are many more and get to know what actually is groove metal and you will realise why this category was not in this list earlier and best part is that when you headbang on some awesome song of this genre you will be in a whole new world you will experience what real metal is... m/m/m/m/m/


the metalcore breakdowns are perfect for this - rock2metal

Should be number on and Death Metal number 2, who headbangs their head with thrash metal? - GREYBOYY

6Black Metal
7Melodic death metal
8Progressive metal

bands like DT always make you headbang into their notes - rock2metal

9Alternative metal
10Speed metal

Complete and utter madness! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

The Contenders

11Viking metal
12Stoner Metal
13Technical death metal

Death, Opeth, Nile, very good bands to move you. - GREYBOYY

14Nu metal

Listen to slipknot and mudvayne and mushroomhead - marco-mbs


Progressive Deathcore with groove... Like ARISTEIA, less breakdown more progression.

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16Glam metal
17Symphonic metal

It's a lot like an enhanced version of classical music designed for headbanging!

18Industrial Metal
19Folk metal
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List StatsUpdated 11 Dec 2016

100 votes
20 listings
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Top Remixes

1. Death metal
2. Groove metal
3. Heavy metal
1. Groove metal
2. Thrash metal
3. Death metal



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