Best Alternative Music Sub-Genreszxm Yeah, alternative rock has sub-genres too. Well, I'm sure about most of the genres. But if something is wrong here, I'd happy to see someone corrects it.
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Grunge is probably the most famous and best sub-genre of alternative rock. - zxm
Alternative metal is a misleading and meaningless term:
1) Most of the bands aren't metal (with several exceptions) - songs have little or no metal in them. An eclectic mix of punk, funk, rap, grunge, hard rock, e tc. d oesn't mean metal. Playing this mix loud doesn't make it metal.
2) Alt music is supposed to be an alternative to mainstream music in a certain subgenre but metal music isn't mainstream by default. So how popular alternative metal bands with very poppy and mainstream sound, like Alter Bridge, are alternatives to true metal bands that are less mainstream? This doesn't make sense. No wonder most of the alt metal bands aren't on Metallum. - Metal_Treasure
Well, Alternative has big influence from alternative rock. And it has punk, hard rock and heavy metal elements in it. So one way it could be called a sub-genre of Alternative music. - zxm
Addition to my previous comment: it wasn't against zxm or this list, or this item. It wasn't even against bands labeled "alternative metal". It was against the term "alternative metal" which is as ridiculous as the term "glam metal". - Metal_Treasure
I Love Bands Like Alice In Chains Because The Way They Do Vocals Is Good - christangrant
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