Most Complex Music Genres

zxm
Previously I had made a list about "Most Complex Metal Genres", so I though what's wrong with other genres. So, I am submitting another list about non-metal genres too. Including sub-genres.

By the way, I didn't add Djent. Cause I am still not sure about it if it's a genre or a style.

The Top Ten

1 Neoclassical Metal Neoclassical Metal

The added image to this subgenre is awesome because it represents very well the nature of the subgenre. Beethoven, with metal horns up: "Keep calm and Neoclassical". Great. - Metal_Treasure

I like this list and I agree with it in general. I have only some slight disagreements which I expressed in comments below - I wrote these comments just to clarify certain aspects of the music genres.
This is a quality list and we don't see many lists like that. It shows that the author's knowledge and understanding of music are deeper. - Metal_Treasure

2 Classical Classical
3 Progressive Metal Progressive Metal

It was created from various genres like jazz, classical, some blues etc. It took quite a lot of effort to invent this genre. - zxm

4 Jazz Jazz

Not exactly. In the official classifications of music genres jazz is considered part of the popular music and not part of the art music, except probably some more technical forms of jazz. So in general it's not very complex. The group of Art music consists of classical and some challenging subgenres of metal and rock music. - Metal_Treasure

It's somewhere halfway I think. Big Band jazz songs can be complex for sure, but solo jazz artists' works aren't that complex. - somekindofaguy

Jazz is actually complex. You have to know about the rhythmic part. You have to work with the rhythm. - zxm

5 Progressive Death Metal
6 Avant-Garde Metal
7 Progressive Rock Progressive Rock
8 Technical Death Metal
9 Experimental Rock Experimental Rock
10 Symphonic Metal Symphonic Metal

The Contenders

11 Blues Blues

Blues is complex, even if now there are other complex genres but when blues was made it started a whole new way from traditional music. Helped created most unique genres such as rock, jazz and even some ideas for metal genres (like using guitar licks). - zxm

Not really. Same as jazz - blues is part of the popular music and not of art music. So it's not complex in general. - Metal_Treasure

I don't think blues would be complex... - somekindofaguy

12 Power Metal Power Metal
13 Mathcore
14 Technical Thrash Metal
15 Thrash Metal Thrash Metal Thrash metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music characterized by its fast tempo and overall aggression. The songs usually use fast percussive beats and low-register guitar riffs, overlaid with shredding-style lead work.The genre evolved in the early 1980s from combining the fast drum beats ...read more.

Of course, I when I say thrash metal I think of Megadeth!
It's not most complex music but..
Solos? Okay, there's lot of bands with great solos, but when we talk about riffs, Megadeth = God!

16 Djent Djent

I think Djent is a style rather than a genre. - zxm

17 Progressive Metalcore
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