Best Metal Subgenres to Headbang To

Those genres of metal which make you repeatedly move your head!

The Top Ten

1 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.

Thrash Metal is just the PERFECT subgenre to headbang to!

Okay, headbanging to some old Iron Maiden songs or some epic speedy Motorhead or some good old Black Sabbath is great too, but Thrash is just the best music to headbang!

this genre is perfect for headbanging! You can headbang a complete thrash song, no matter if slow of fast! - rock2metal

The guitars sound epic and hell. It's great fun to learn if you're a guitarist, too. I might need to have a few treatments since my head might very well fall off.

I always headbang to Slayer - bobbythebrony

2 Death metal

I'm not too into it, but it's a pretty good genre for headbanging. - RiverVibeZ

Perfect for headbanging. Qualities such as: great speed, deep growls and roars and distorted guitars make it perfect to headbang to no doubt

every member of a death metal band, bang his head while playing! - rock2metal

Probably the best, most varied genre. Every song is a brutal sonic attack, every minute filled with headbanging. From OSDM to Melodeath to Brutal Death to Tech Death to Blackened Death to Deathgrind to Death 'n' roll to Slam and to every little microgenre, death metal is the very best metal subgenre.

3 Groove metal

Thrash is lit, but sometimes it is too fast to headbang that it could break your neck. Groove metal is played at mid-tempo so that headbanging is much easier. It has the best groove in it. - yungstirjoey666

Groove Metal is the most HEAVIEST Metal Genre their is. The Groove just makes you want to jump around and punch someone in the nose

Especially Pantera. - RiverVibeZ

Groove is the king of headbanging.

4 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.

Not gonna lie, I actually did headbang some of the heavy metal music. - Kevinsidis

Nothing gets me headbanging like Hallowed be thy Name

the heavy metal (or classic metal) is something great for this - rock2metal

5 Black Metal

Not every song or sub genre of this sub genre is it applicable, BUT, windmill style IS perfect for black metal.

One word: Bathory. Mostly their older stuff though. - RiverVibeZ

You always bang your head to black metal. - Ananya

6 Melodic death metal
7 Progressive metal

bands like DT always make you headbang into their notes - rock2metal

TOOL sort of

8 Speed metal
9 Metalcore

the metalcore breakdowns are perfect for this - rock2metal

Should be number on and Death Metal number 2, who headbangs their head with thrash metal? - GREYBOYY

Best genre for headbanging just hear as I lay dying - through struggle and start the headbang

10 Alternative metal Alternative metal is a music genre that infuses heavy metal with influences from alternative rock and other genres normally associated with metal.

Yeah yeah, I'm biased towards this genre by a lot but let's be honest here, this is full of plenty of headbanging worthy bands. Rage Against The Machine, System Of A Down, Korn, etc. - DarkBoi-X

The Contenders

11 Stoner Metal
12 Technical death metal

Death, Opeth, Nile, very good bands to move you. - GREYBOYY

13 Nu metal

Listen to slipknot and mudvayne and mushroomhead - marco-mbs

14 Deathcore

Progressive Deathcore with groove... Like ARISTEIA, less breakdown more progression.

Heavy m/
(Not all of it is chug chug. )

Although My Favorite Genre Is Metalcore But I Go For Deathcore because This Genre Is Filled With Skull Crushing Breakdowns
Thy Art Is Murder
infant Annihilator
Awesome Headbanging Stuff

15 Glam metal
16 Viking metal
17 Symphonic metal

It's a lot like an enhanced version of classical music designed for headbanging!

18 Pornogrind
19 Slam Metal

The vocalist sounds like dubstep synths
(Haha, no I love slam. Its sound cool with jazz harmony)

Slams are love. Slams are life. All hail Slam. Seriously though VERY underrated.

20 Industrial Metal
21 Folk metal Folk metal is a fusion genre of heavy metal music and traditional folk music that developed in Europe during the 1990s.
22 Power Metal
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