Most Extreme Music Genres of All Time


The Top Ten

1 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.

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

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! - Kiteretsunu

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

Deals Death - Fortified
Melodic death metal.
One of the extreme songs I know

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2 Black Metal

Very extreme, especially Mayhem, Darkthrone and Immortal songs. - GREYBOYY

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

3 Grindcore

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

Grindcore is violence.

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.

4 Hard Rock 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. - GREYBOYY

5 Thrash Metal 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. - GREYBOYY

6 Technical Death Metal (Tech-Death or Progressive Death Metal)
7 Groove Metal
8 Metalcore

Really love this but it is REALLY extreme

9 Power Electronics
10 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. - GREYBOYY

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

The Contenders

11 Hardcore Techno

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.

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

12 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. - GREYBOYY

13 Pop

Absolutely brutal

14 Extratone

How is this not number one - randyr

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.

15 Speedcore

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)

16 Hardcore Punk
17 Drum & Bass
18 Dubstep

Could be higher to be honest - randyr

19 Mathcore

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

20 Psy-Trance
21 Free Jazz
22 Gorenoise

No competition - tommy123

23 Industrial Metal
24 Deathcore

Death metal + heavy metal + hardcore=heavy

25 Power Metal
26 Brostep

Think Skrillex (particularly Scatta). In my opinion, Brostep could be weaponised. - Winterush

27 Harsh Noise Wall
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