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...) - Anonymous1234

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

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

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.

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

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 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 Technical Death Metal (Tech-Death or Progressive Death Metal)
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 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

7 Metalcore

Really love this but it is REALLY extreme

8 Deathcore

Death metal + heavy metal + hardcore=heavy

9 Groove Metal
10 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

The Newcomers

? Indie Rock Indie Rock
? Indie Pop Indie Pop

The Contenders

11 Extratone

Diabarha, Hynla, Awesa just a name a few

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.

12 Hardcore Punk
13 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

14 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

15 Pop

Absolutely brutal

16 Industrial Metal
17 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)

18 Gorenoise

No competition - tommy123

19 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

20 Dubstep

Could be higher to be honest - randyr

21 Drum & Bass
22 Harsh Noise Wall
23 Mathcore

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

24 Psy-Trance
25 Free Jazz
26 Brostep

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

27 Power Metal
28 Blackgaze Blackgaze
29 Ambient Music Ambient Music
30 Dream pop Dream pop
31 Shoegaze Shoegaze
32 Doom Metal Doom Metal
33 Chillwave Chillwave
34 Indie Indie
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