Top 10 Favorite Genres of Rock, Metal, and Punk

The Top Ten

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.

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

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

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.
Groove metal

I only like Sepultura and Pantera from this genre.

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

My favorite genre of music - christangrant

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

Power Metal
Symphonic metal
Technical Death Metal

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

One of the most complicated metal genres. - zxm

Death Metal
Technical Thrash Metal

Vektor, Annihilator, Coroner. - Metal_Treasure

Alternative Rock/Metal

The Contenders

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

Progressive Power Metal
Alternative Rock Alternative rock is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. In this instance, the word "alternative" refers to the genre's distinction from mainstream rock music.
Industrial Rock/Metal
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

Hardcore Punk

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

Progressive metal

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

Progressive Rock Progressive rock is a broad genre of rock music that developed in the United Kingdom and United States throughout the mid to late 1960s.

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

Art Rock
Atmospheric Black Metal

I had to add this? - ProPanda

Horror Punk

My fave genre of punk

Experimental Rock
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