Top 10 Angriest Metal and Punk Subgenres

As someone who loves music that is fierce and can get you all riled up, I've grown an appreciation to some of the intense and aggressive subgenres in punk and metal. In general, these are music genres that just make you want to mosh and headbang. As a result, the angry music can be super cathartic as well as very entertaining and awesome.

So here are some of the most angriest subgenres in punk and metal that I and others enjoy for their ruthless agression. Feel free to add your own genres to this list as well.

The Top Ten

1 Grindcore Grindcore

The whole point of this genre thrives off aggression. It's abrasive, filthy and downright disgusting, just how anger should sound like. - cjWriter1997

A very detailed, precise list..
Great list! - Ananya

2 Thrash Metal Thrash Metal Thrash Metal is a Heavy Metal subgenre developed during the early 1980s and an early precursor of Extreme Metal. Thrash Metal features a faster and more aggressive guitar work than Traditional Metal with shredding and double-bass drums and can range from melodic singing to loud shouts. more.

The most awesome kind of metal! - PhoenixAura81

A genre rooted from the epic heavy metal and the ferocious hardcore punk of the 80s, given at it's core it really started to give metal it's aggressive edge - cjWriter1997

3 Hardcore Punk Hardcore Punk

I especially like Dead Kennedys and Anti Flag. - DarkBoi-X

Punk's most rawest subgenre that displays passionate anger in the most energetic and fun ways. Can't help but enjoy the quick bursts of anger that are laid in this genre - cjWriter1997

Oh yes.One of the best music genres.-DarkBoi-X

4 Death Metal Death Metal

Heavy and raw, some of the angriest sounding music thrives in this genre. Something like Mutilation by Death really brings that aggression we love to hear in the genre. - cjWriter1997

5 Groove Metal Groove Metal

Pantera - Hostile!
Pretty aggressive feels it gives off. - EliHbk

Something in the likes of Pantera or Machine Head, where no f is given and we all just want to mosh to angry but groovy riffs - cjWriter1997

6 Metalcore Metalcore

Whenever I hear something like Converge I get all riled up with the aggression and passionate anger displayed. When Metalcore isn't cheesed with the pop punk like choruses, you get some really angry and fun mosh tracks. - cjWriter1997

7 Crossover Thrash Crossover Thrash

Mixing Thrash and Hardcore Punk, we get a subgenre that give us aggressive riffs, fast paced songwriting, and ferocious mosh material. - cjWriter1997

8 Sludge Metal Sludge Metal

The deep and dirty guitar tones and the great heavy hitting riffs all unleashes anger in filthy badass fashion - cjWriter1997

9 Mathcore

Chaotic is a more fitting word to describe this Metalcore subgenre but as a whole it sure does give some anger inducing stuff. - cjWriter1997

TDEP makes me wanna break stuff, but in a more progressive way. - San_Lakshitha

10 Crust Punk

Something like His Hero Is Gone is sure to make me feel that anger that is layered with the sludgy punk riffs and aggressive vocals. - cjWriter1997

The Contenders

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12 Black Metal
13 Deathcore Deathcore
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Top Remixes

1. Grindcore
2. Thrash Metal
3. Hardcore Punk
1. Mathcore
2. Sludge Metal
3. Metalcore


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