Most Beautiful Metal Genres

I've included the most beautiful metal genres. I've tried my best. If you have something else on your mind, please add more.

The Top Ten

1 Symphonic Metal Symphonic Metal

Metal isn't only about brutality or madness, and some of these genres are great example of it. You can find beauty in heaviness too. Symphonic metal is the prime example of it. At least, to me. - zxm

To me this is the most beautiful, too. - Metal_Treasure

2 Folk Metal Folk Metal Folk metal is a fusion genre of heavy metal music and traditional folk music that developed in Europe during the 1990s.

It's a great metal genre with mix of old viking folk/traditional music and metal. Some folk metal bands use genres like black or death metal. But there are soft folk metal bands too. - zxm

Some folk tunes are truly amazing - I like in particular those Nordic/Celtic tunes. But folk metal is very diverse and not all bands create 'beautiful' songs. If we are talking about bands like Equilibrium - yes, their stuff is beautiful. But Alestorm, Korpiklaani and Trollfest are not of this type. However, even their songs have some beautiful elements. - Metal_Treasure

3 Progressive Metal

Progressive metal songs use good sound mixing. - zxm

4 Neoclassical Metal Neoclassical Metal

This genre was inspired by classical music. Classical music is beautiful. So this genre is also beautiful. - zxm

I love this and find it beautiful. I love Yngwie instrumentals the most. - Metal_Treasure

5 Power Metal

There are many beautiful power metal songs but to me Nightfall by Blind Guardian is the most beautiful. - Metal_Treasure

I believe a lot of power metal songs are beautiful. - zxm

6 Melodic Death Metal Melodic Death Metal

Not a big fan of this genre, but the songs I heard, I felt some beauty in those genres. Despite having heavy riffs. - zxm

Some of the most beautiful riffs are in this subgenre, especially Amon Amarth riffs, in my opinion. - Metal_Treasure

7 Heavy Metal Heavy Metal Heavy Metal music is a sub-genre of rock music that originated in the late 1960s-70s, featuring more distorted and heavier instrumental work and darker lyrical themes. Heavy Metal broke into mainstream success with bands such as Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Metallica. more.
8 Alternative Metal Alternative Metal Alternative metal is a music genre that infuses heavy metal with influences from alternative rock and other genres normally associated with metal.

I know some consider this as not a metal genre, but there are beautiful songs from Alt metal. Plus, I was short on one or two items. So I added it here. - zxm

9 Atmospheric Black Metal

Beautifully haunting. What more can I say?

10 Gothic metal Gothic metal

I am not very familiar with this genre. But I tried some songs of this genre. Seemed like nice to me. - zxm

The Contenders

11 Black Metal
12 Avant-Garde Metal
13 Metalcore Metalcore
14 Blackgaze Blackgaze
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Top Remixes

1. Symphonic Metal
2. Folk Metal
3. Progressive Metal
1. Symphonic Metal
2. Folk Metal
3. Power Metal


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