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 Pig Metal

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

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

Are they in fact "War Pigs"? - Rpemk

Well... a lot of deathcore and grindcore bands use pig squealed vocals so...

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3 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

4 Symphonic Stalin Death Metal
5 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

6 Orgasmic Metal

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

Metal with sex sounds?!

7 Brazilcore

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

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


Their lyrics?

HUEHUEHUE! " - SirSkeletorThe3rd

8 Chicken Metal

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

9 Neo-Cacophonic Sludge Metal

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

10 Progressive School Metal

The Contenders

11 Gorecore
12 Direction Metal

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

13 Sh*tcore

Haha this is funny to say out loud! - Britgirl

This would've been hilarious! - MontyPython

Theirs falling in reverse

14 Proto-Neo-Dubstep-Jazz-Trance-Ethnic Metal

I imagine this would sound crazy.

Say what? - Toucan

15 Ailencore

This sorta exists. Check out Rings of Saturn.

Really ridiculous. - 05yusuf09

16 Animecore

They sing about Waifus - SirSkeletorThe3rd

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

17 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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18 Satancore

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

Satancore is just another word for Black Metal - SirSkeletorThe3rd

Lemme hear this - AnonymousChick

19 Biker Metal
20 Streetcore
21 Gattlingcores

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

22 Hardcorecore
23 Fluffycore
24 Christian Technical Death Goldfishcore
25 Idiotcore

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

26 Bleepcore

Too much vulgarity?

27 Nickicore
28 Foodcore
29 Dumbasscore
30 Homeworkcore

Oh sweet jesus no... - CaptainMowzker

31 Islamicbikinicore
32 Kazoo Duck Metal
33 Maocore

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

Chinese propaganda metal? No way!

Hardcore Maoist music!

34 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

35 Heavy Dubcorestep

Dubstep and metal - InfernoTopTenners

36 Classical Metal

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

I think its symphonic metal. - SamuiNeko

This does exist.

37 Cumbernauldcore
38 Luigi Metal
39 Longhorncore
40 Christcore

For fundamentalist Christians.

This one already exists. - Metal_Treasure

41 Brocore
42 Sirencore

This would be bad for the patients on the ambulance!

43 Marooncore
44 Nickal
45 Pistolcore
46 Chickencore
47 Directioncore
48 Technical Minajcore

@RiverClanRocks - Technical versions of metal subgenres are more sophisticated and progressive, and require even more virtuosity. For example, technical thrash metal and technical death metal are more complex than the regular thrash and death metal. - Metal_Treasure

Maybe inventors or engineers writing about Nicki Minaj? - RiverClanRocks

49 Rockcore

No,this is good! - SamuiNeko

50 Slutcore

This genre is for many girls at my school...

Made by Danteem, I presume. - RiverClanRocks

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List Stats

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Top Remixes

1. Symphonic Stalin Death Metal
2. Orgasmic Metal
3. Neo-Cacophonic Sludge Metal
1. Brazilcore
2. Memecore
3. Stalincore
1. Direction Metal
2. Fluffycore
3. Christian Technical Death Goldfishcore


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