Top 10 Animals that Could Symbolize Metal Subgenres


The Top Ten

1 Dragon - Power Metal Dragon - Power Metal A dragon is a legendary creature, typically with serpentine or reptilian traits, that features in the myths of many cultures.

It's almost the official symbol of power metal - found often on album covers and in the lyrics /song titles /band names. - Metal_Treasure

I also think about dragons when I listen to power metal songs. - say10

Perfect match! - Metalhead1997

2 Lion - Death Metal Lion - Death Metal The lion is one of the big cats in the genus Panthera and a member of the family Felidae. The commonly used term African lion collectively denotes the several subspecies in Africa.

Bears, dogs, and others also growl. Also, how about zombies? - Metalhead1997

Death metal growls are like lion growls. - Metal_Treasure

3 Goat - Black Metal Goat - Black Metal The domestic goat is a subspecies of goat domesticated from the wild goat of southwest Asia and Eastern Europe.

@Lucretia - yes. It probably comes from folklore where Devil / Satan looks like a goat, usually with horns. To see more about it, check out my list - Top 10 Metal Albums with Satan on the Cover. - Metal_Treasure

Goat heads are often on album covers. - Metal_Treasure

Everybody,say say10 now please.say10=satan! lol - say10

4 Cheetah - Speed Metal Cheetah - Speed Metal The cheetah, also known as the hunting leopard, is a big cat that occurs mainly in eastern and southern Africa and a few parts of Iran. The cheetah is the fastest land animal, able to run up to 75 mph and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds

Really good symbol for speed. - say10

Because it's the fastest animal. - Metal_Treasure

5 Panther - Groove Metal Panther - Groove Metal The cougar, also commonly known as the mountain lion, puma, panther, or catamount, is a large felid of the subfamily Felinae native to the Americas.

Because of Pantera which is Spanish for Panther - christangrant

@christangrant - yes, this was the reason I added it. To me groove metal is Pantera. - Metal_Treasure

6 Snail - Doom Metal Snail - Doom Metal Snail is a common name that is applied most often to land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod molluscs.

Don't go that fast, please, I am scared! - Metal_Treasure

Of course. - Metalhead1997

7 Dog - Thrash Metal Dog - Thrash Metal Domesticated house hold pets that have evolved from wolves . They are sometimes bred with other species of wolves or dogs to create desirable purebreds or a new species of dogs.

Let the loud barking of the big dogs begin! - Metal_Treasure

8 Clownfish - Glam Metal Clownfish - Glam Metal Clownfish or anemonefish are fishes from the subfamily Amphiprioninae in the family Pomacentridae. Thirty species are recognized: one in the genus Premnas, while the remaining are in the genus Amphiprion.

No need to explain this one but let's see - they ARE clowns, their outfits are too bright, shiny and colorful compared to the default color of metal (black). - Metal_Treasure

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9 Snake - Groove Metal Snake - Groove Metal Snakes are elongated, legless, carnivorous reptiles of the suborder Serpentes that can be distinguished from legless lizards by their lack of eyelids and external ears. About 600 species are venomous, some of which can be fatal to humans if no medical help is sought.

Because of Pantera album cover to The Great Southern Trendkill. - Metal_Treasure

10 Eagle - Heavy Metal Eagle - Heavy Metal Eagle is a common name for many large birds of prey of the family Accipitridae; it belongs to several groups of genera that are not necessarily closely related to each other. Eagles are also one of America's national symbols.

The Contenders

11 Siberian Tiger - Technical Thrash Metal Siberian Tiger - Technical Thrash Metal
12 Umbonia Spinosa - Avant-garde Metal Umbonia Spinosa - Avant-garde Metal
13 Piranha - Neoclassical Metal Piranha - Neoclassical Metal

Piranha is a shredder and can eat you in minutes. Neoclassical metal shredders play hundreds of notes on guitar per minute. - Metal_Treasure

14 Jaguar - Technical Death Metal Jaguar - Technical Death Metal

Less popular than lions but probably stronger and jaguars have a very strong bite. - Metal_Treasure

15 Liger - Experimental Metal
16 Hyena - Blackened Death Metal Hyena - Blackened Death Metal Hyenas or hyaenas are any feliform carnivoran mammals of the family Hyaenidae /haɪˈɛnᵻdiː/. With only four extant species, it is the fifth-smallest biological family in the Carnivora, and one of the smallest in the class Mammalia.
17 Panda - Black Metal Panda - Black Metal

The original Corpse paint - GreenDayFan21

Look at their natural corpsepaint! - Metal_Treasure

18 Poodle - Glam Metal Poodle - Glam Metal The poodle is a group of formal dog breeds, the Standard Poodle, Miniature Poodle and Toy Poodle. The Fédération Cynologique Internationale recognizes four sizes of one breed: standard, medium, miniature, and toy.

Glam Metal is also known as Hair Metal. Not that true metal is "hairless" but you know what I mean. - Metal_Treasure

19 Horse - Heavy metal Horse - Heavy metal The horse is one of two extant subspecies of Equus ferus. It is an odd-toed ungulate mammal belonging to the taxonomic family Equidae, and can be tamed, bred, and trained, as a mount.

Because gallops are used very often. - Metal_Treasure

20 Eagle - Thrash Metal Eagle - Thrash Metal Eagle is a common name for many large birds of prey of the family Accipitridae; it belongs to several groups of genera that are not necessarily closely related to each other. Eagles are also one of America's national symbols.

Because of Slayers logo - christangrant

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1. Dragon - Power Metal
2. Panther - Groove Metal
3. Snake - Groove Metal
1. Dragon - Power Metal
2. Lion - Death Metal
3. Cheetah - Speed Metal



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