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 Animecore

That would be Nightcore, but with lyrics about anime. - Userguy44

They sing about Waifus - SirSkeletorThe3rd

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

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 Biebercore

Justin Bieber shouldn't do metal. - Userguy44

They're all just lyrical themes, not subgenres. - yungstirjoey666

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

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

*Soviet anthem intensifies* - Userguy44

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

I can totally imagine this existing. - PositronWildhawk

NO! Just NO! - SamuiNeko

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8 Orgasmic Metal

Oh my - ElSherlock

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

Metal with sex sounds?!

9 Brazilcore

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

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

*growling* COME TO Brazil OR I REPORT YOU! HUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUEHUE FUTBOL IS BEST SPORT! COME TO Brazil HUEHUEHUE FUTBOL - SirSkeletorThe3rd

Their lyrics?

"GIB MONIES PLOX!
I WILL REPORT YOU!
HEAR MY BATTLE CRY!
HUEHUEHUE! " - SirSkeletorThe3rd

10 Admincore

LMAO what would that be?

Maybe admin's music taste? LOL

The Contenders

11 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

12 Neo-Cacophonic Sludge Metal

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

13 Pisscore
14 Crapcore
15 Foodcore

GIVE ME FOOD GIVE ME FRIES GIVE ME SALAD ON THE SIDE! - Cyri

16 Longhorncore
17 Progressive School Metal
18 Hardcorecore
19 Gorecore
20 Skrillexic Metal
21 Direction Metal

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

22 Freddycore

Is this a reference to Freddy Krueger?

Freddy from FNAF singing is horrifying!

The one from FNAF singing.

23 Windowscore
24 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

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

I imagine this would sound crazy.

Say what? - Toucan

26 Ailencore

I think you meant "Aliencore" - JoLeKosovo

This sorta exists. Check out Rings of Saturn.

Really ridiculous. - 05yusuf09

27 Christian Nintendogrind

Jesus VS Bowser?
Mario VS Satan?
Koopa VS Moses? - BorisRule

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

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28 Heavy Dubcorestep

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

Dubstep and metal - InfernoTopTenners

29 Satancore

That would be grindcore with satanic lyrics. - Userguy44

That's probably a part of black metal - BorisRule

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

Satancore is just another word for Black Metal - SirSkeletorThe3rd

Lemme hear this - AnonymousChick

30 Technical Blackened Symphonic Dubstep-Ponycore
31 Shrekcore
32 Streetcore
33 Gattlingcores

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

34 Fluffycore
35 Christian Technical Death Goldfishcore
36 Insane Metal
37 Birth Metal
38 Mediocore
39 Idiotcore

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

40 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

41 Kazoo Duck Metal
42 Bleepcore

Too much vulgarity?

43 Nickicore
44 Dumbasscore
45 Homeworkcore

Oh sweet jesus no...

46 Islamicbikinicore
47 Mr. Rogers' Rebel Metal
48 Luigi Metal

I wonder who added this - ElSherlock

49 Un-Metal
50 Heavy Lithium
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Updated 23 Sep 2019

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