Top Ten Most Absurd Metal Subgenre Names That Don't Exist

We've got Metalcore, Deathcore, and Grindcore. Those are legitimate "core" genres. People make up other "core" genres, and some of them are absurd. So what are your picks?

The Top Ten

1 Biebercore

Ha Ha Ha! Metal with vocals that sounds like a dying cat! Fit for hardcore beliebers!

Justin Bieber making metal? I don't want to live on this planet anymore! - RiverClanRocks

Justin Bieber? Heavy metal? Oh come on, this is just a joke. - 05yusuf09

Beliebers' favorite metal genre? - Delgia2k

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2 Memecore

Bee Movie trailer? Doge? that BOI? What has the world come to? Don't judge me.

Well, there's a song about memes, so yeah - SirSkeletorThe3rd

They sing about Internet memes - SirSkeletorThe3rd

3 Animecore

They sing about Waifus - SirSkeletorThe3rd

"Kawaii desuu! BAKA! " You can thank me for starting the lyrics off.

4 Pig Metal

Isn't that Black Metal? A lot of Black Metal bands use pig squeals sometimes. - SirSkeletorThe3rd

Are they in fact "War Pigs"? - Rpemk

Pig is a very bad idea for metal. - 05yusuf09

Pigs writing metal? - RiverClanRocks

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5 Stalincore

Hey, that could be a music genre for Soviet Union's theme. - Delgia2k

I can totally imagine this existing. - PositronWildhawk

NO! Just NO! - SamuiNeko

Surprised this doesn't exist. There are some metal bands that talk about Stalinist era stuff such as a band called Gulaghh. They have a whole album called Vorkuta. An infamous gulag - SirSkeletorThe3rd

6 Symphonic Stalin Death Metal
7 Ultimate killer assassin murderer death post-progressive Alternative hardcore heavy metal
8 Orgasmic Metal

It already exists. You know what disgrace I mean. - Cyri

Metal with sex sounds?!

9 Chicken Metal

Buckethead - JoLeKosovo

If there was a list about genre names that do exist, pornogrind would be number one easily. - MontyPython

Chickens writing metal? XP - RiverClanRocks

There is Hatebeak. - Metalhead1997

10 Brazilcore

You might catch Zika virus listening to this one. - Rpemk

Here are some of the lyrics of Brazilcore bands...


Their lyrics?

HUEHUEHUE! " - SirSkeletorThe3rd

The Contenders

11 Admincore

LMAO what would that be?

Maybe admin's music taste? LOL

12 Neo-Cacophonic Sludge Metal

Wait...cacophony(band) plus sludge...isn't that like two opposites of metal! - Toucan

13 Sh*tcore

There's Scatgrind... Same idea. - JoLeKosovo

Haha this is funny to say out loud! - Britgirl

This would've been hilarious! - MontyPython

Theirs falling in reverse

14 Pisscore
15 Ailencore

I think you meant "Aliencore" - JoLeKosovo

This sorta exists. Check out Rings of Saturn.

Really ridiculous. - 05yusuf09

16 Foodcore


17 Crapcore
18 Longhorncore
19 Progressive School Metal
20 Satancore

"So is this Mainstream Black Metal? " - Metal Elitist.

Satancore is just another word for Black Metal - SirSkeletorThe3rd

Lemme hear this - AnonymousChick

21 Christian Nintendogrind

What, Jesus and Mario playing a metal duet? Then Satan and Bowser? - Garythesnail

The title alone is just absurd. Both words just don't sound well together. Just imagine what it would sound like! - Wolftail

Christians writing songs about Nintendo? - RiverClanRocks

Chicks dig the CNG - Catception

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22 Hardcorecore
23 Gorecore
24 Proto-Neo-Dubstep-Jazz-Trance-Ethnic Metal

I imagine this would sound crazy.

Say what? - Toucan

25 Skrillexic Metal
26 Direction Metal

Oh god, I'd cry if 1D performed metal music...

27 Freddycore

Is this a reference to Freddy Krueger?

Freddy from FNAF singing is horrifying!

The one from FNAF singing.

28 Windowscore
29 Streetcore
30 Gattlingcores

Gattlingcore. Mostly like those songs where the drums sound like machine guns.

31 Heavy Dubcorestep

This already exists. But It’s called Metalstep. - MegadethFan07

Dubstep and metal - InfernoTopTenners

32 Idiotcore

Hardcore idiocy in metal. It's rare to find such.

33 Homeworkcore

Oh sweet jesus no...

34 Technical Blackened Symphonic Dubstep-Ponycore
35 Snorecore

@SirSkeletorThe3rd - people created mostly "core" subgenres because they read the list description above.

However, every time I hear a subgenre with "core" in the name I expect to hear more punk than metal. Typical metal subgenres have metal in the name, except for metalcore, which is mostly punk as of today. Currently metalcore is punk and even pop punk influenced by metal. Ironically, the name metalcore suggests that this is the essence of metal (haha).

And no, metal should not become associated with the "core" genres. Hardcore was the first "core" subgenre and it was a punk subgenre, not a metal subgenre. Metal is very often confused with punk and I really hate this. - Metal_Treasure

Really? Huh, I kinda expected things with Metal in their name and only a couple of core genres - SirSkeletorThe3rd

Snoring sounds in metal could be put into the black/death metal songs.

I like how every single entry on this list has core in the name. IS THIS WHAT METAL HAS BECOME?! - SirSkeletorThe3rd

36 Nickicore
37 Fluffycore
38 Shrekcore
39 Christian Technical Death Goldfishcore
40 Islamicbikinicore
41 Insane Metal
42 Kazoo Duck Metal
43 Luigi Metal

I wonder who added this - ElSherlock

44 Maocore

I'll end anyone that invented this core. - SamuiNeko

Chinese propaganda metal? No way!

Hardcore Maoist music!

45 Bleepcore

Too much vulgarity?

46 Classical Metal

There's symphonic metal! It's my favorite genre!

I think its symphonic metal. - SamuiNeko

This does exist.

47 Cumbernauldcore
48 Dumbasscore
49 Mr. Rogers' Rebel Metal
50 Birth Metal
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