Top 10 Favorite Genres of Rock, Metal, and Punk


The Top Ten

1 Thrash Metal Thrash Metal

I'm sorry, I don't think thrash metal should be #1. It's not exactly complex, and I think it overstayed its welcome. - SwagFlicks

Metallica, Slayer, Kreator, Overkill, Megadeth, Nuclear Assault, Annihilator, Sodom, Exumer, Sadus, Rigor Mortis, Evile, Havok, Testament, and Death Angel.

I kinda agree with SwagFlicks here. Thrash metal isn't really that much of complex (well, I am not new into thrash metal). If you notice its about how much fast you can play your notes. I mean a song is better with a lot of notes. thrash metal has few notes. playing lots of chords at the same time is harder than playing few chords with so much power. chord progressing is actually harder. - zxm

2 Heavy Metal 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.
3 Groove metal

From this genre I like only Pantera. I also like some Sepultura songs but they aren't groove metal. - Metal_Treasure

I only like Sepultura and Pantera from this genre.

My favorite genre of music - christangrant

Pantera, Exhorder, Damageplan, Sepultura, Machine Head, White and Rob Zombie - christangrant

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.

In my opinion, hard rock should be at number 1. It created heavy power chords, heavy drumming, powerful vocals, complex tapping, fast licks, highly distorted guitar riffs etc - zxm

5 Power Metal
6 Symphonic metal
7 Technical Death Metal

Nile, Cryptopsy, Obscura, Necrophagist, Gojira, and many more - Metal_Treasure

One of the most complicated metal genres. - zxm

8 Death Metal
9 Technical Thrash Metal V 1 Comment
10 Alternative Rock/Metal

The Contenders

11 Progressive Death Metal

I am more into Obscura version of Prog Death Metal than into Opeth version because Obscura also has a technical vibe. - Metal_Treasure

12 Progressive Power Metal
13 Alternative Rock Alternative Rock
14 Industrial Rock/Metal
15 Hardcore Punk
16 Progressive metal

Dream Theater, Witherscape, Cynic, Tool, Opeth, Meshuggah, Edge of Sanity, and Nevermore.

17 Progressive Rock Progressive Rock

Pink Floyd, Genesis, Yes, Rush, King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Van Deer Graaf Generator, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Kansas, Eloy, and Soft Machine.

18 Art Rock
19 Punk Rock Punk Rock Punk rock is a subgenre of rock music. It usually has rebellious lyrics and down stroked power chords played on guitars. Bad Religion, Sex Pistols, and Green Day (actually pop-punk, which is still punk in a way) are a few punk rock bands. The subgenre influenced thrash metal because of it's down stroked more.

Punk usually means punk rock. But still very good genre. - zxm

20 Djent

Djent is a development of prog metal - Meshuggah, TesseracT, Animals as Leaders. - Metal_Treasure

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