Most Extreme Music Genres of All Time

The Top Ten

1 Black Metal

Still I don't get why people say that death is more extreme. Did cannibal corpse impale goats and pig heads during their concerts? Bestial black metal (which is actually different from blackened death) is way more extreme than brutal death metal. Even some normal black metal bands are heavier than cannibal corpse (marduk, deathcrush mayhem, dark funeral, infernal war etc...)

Very extreme, especially Mayhem, Darkthrone and Immortal songs.

Only those who perfect the Norway and Swedish Black Metal can only know how kvlt this music was.
Hail Satan -|-

2 Death Metal

Arch Enemy. All I gotta say for the lead vocalist, the solos, the drums, the speed and just the sheer fact that there are two women who can sound like they have balls that have dropped below their knee caps will make me accept how Death Metal is the most extreme genre of music.

I don't know why but I get goosebumps only by hearing its name. I'm happy with only Thrash Metal. Other forms of Metal are a completely no-no!

There's no way that Thrash Metal could be heavier or more extremer than Death Metal, have you been living under a rock?

The tempo changes, deep growls, heavily distorted low-tuned guitars and it's fastest genre in the world.

This genre is too extreme and annoying for me.Thrash Metal is the most extreme genre that I listen to.-TheCoolGuy1

3 Grindcore

This is more of a punk subgenre than a metal subgenre, and it's one of the heaviest genres out there.

Some punk genres are actually more heavier than some metal genres because of how raw and chaotic punk is (I of course am talking about the more hardcore stuff and not the melodic/poppy sounding stuff). So punk is ironically more heavy than heavy metal.

Grindcore is violence.

This is the most extreme genre which can be at least considered as music, or it's subgenre - goregrind because of the low tuned guitar, often blast beat drumming and, of course, harsh, sick and bizzare vocal

most hardcore punk genre

4 Deathcore

Death metal + heavy metal + hardcore=heavy

5 Technical Death Metal (Tech-Death or Progressive Death Metal)
6 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.

This is the most hardcore, and why is hard rock higher than this? Someone clearly is retarded to think that.

Kreator, Sodom and Slayer are the examples.

7 Goregrind
8 Metalcore

Really love this but it is REALLY extreme

9 Extratone

The fastest genre in the world. A sub-genre of speedcore. BPM ia always 1000+. Many people say that it doesn't sound like music, because the tempo is so fast that it sounds like a single tone, thus the name: extratone.

How is this not number one

Diabarha, Hynla, Awesa just a name a few

Black metal, death metal, thrash metal... it's all baby music compared to extratone.

10 Mathcore

Many mathcore bands like Messhugah,Dillinger Escape Plan and Protest The Hero are really heavy

The Contenders

11 Harsh Noise Wall

should be number 1

12 Power Electronics

The ugliest, loudest, scariest and most misanthropic and dissonant music (so brutal, it's not music, it's harsh hell sounds). The ultimate in terror. Why is this not number 1!?

This is a very extreme genre. Very distorted noise, extremely vulgar lyrics, and really loud

13 Hard Rock Hard Rock is a subgenre of rock music known for having heavier guitar riffs/solos. It originated around 1964-1965 with various Garage Rock bands.

Foo Fighters and System Of A Down are the most extreme examples of this genre.

14 Grindcore
15 Gorenoise

goregrind+harsh noise=heavy

one of the most extreme metal/punk geners

No competition

16 Powerviolence
17 Groove Metal
18 Hardcore Punk
19 Hardcore Techno

Also knows as gabber,this is THE most extreme genre and only reason it isn't on top is the exposure of this genre is much less compared to the ones in top 10. the most extreme sub-genres of hardcore are terrorcore,speedcore and extratone which range from massive bass-backed kicks from 200 BPM to 300 BPM coupled with agressive (sometimes satanic) vocals for first two. personally extratone is beyond me, its too extreme. here are some examples : Tripped - Pure Hate (300 BPM), Noisekick - Just Statin (260 BPM0, Drokz - This ain't No Disco (probably 200 BPM). the kicks and basses in these tracks shatter walls lads

I am a metalhead,but hardcore techno beats every subgenre of metal..260+ BPM,I think that it says it all..and it is very dark music,filled with rage and power (except "happy hardcore")..give it a try.

20 Industrial Metal
21 Speedcore

Definitely deserves top of the list. Starting at 700bpm there is nothing more aggressive than that.

Nothing is more brutal and insane than a Komprex track.

What’s more extreme than 400-100000 brutal beats per minute? (Seriously aeswa made a 100,000 BPM song)

22 Gothic Metal

Evanescence, not only this band is Dark Metal but also is heavier than alll Gothic Metal bands, remember that heaviness is different with violence, also they make their guitar sounds heavier, just like Doom Metal bands, meanwhile, they're extreme.

This genre is extreme and symphonic. With death- and doom metal roots, there's no way this can't be #1

23 Dubstep

Could be higher to be honest

24 Nu Metal

Slipknot, Linin Park, fast, violent mixed with death growls and groove metal thick voice, these things are enough to describe how much extreme this genre is.

25 Pop

Yup, definitely deserves the number 1, so brutal, yet so beautiful at the same time. You should listen to K-Pop. It's way heavier than black metal and it's faster than speedcore.

I honestly don't know how this isn't number one

Extremely brutal especially K-Pop 😂

Absolutely brutal

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