Heaviest Metal Subgenres


The Top Ten

1 Death Metal

I may REALLY hate death metal but I agree its heavy.
There's only 2 bands of this subgenre: opeth and death but I respect anyones opinio

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2 Black Metal

Some of its really heavy. Immortal, Marduk, gorgoroth, 1349, and emperor are probably the heaviest. Others like mayhem and bathory are about as heavy as a thrash band - ryanrimmel

Immortal and Gorgoroth are the two heaviest bands of the genre - countnightdark13

Immortal yes but other bands no. - GREYBOYY

Black metal is the heaviest as it has band such as burzum gorgoroth and Darkthrone u can't get heavier than true raw Norwegian black metal! m/

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3 Thrash Metal Thrash Metal Thrash metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music characterized by its fast tempo and overall aggression. The songs usually use fast percussive beats and low-register guitar riffs, overlaid with shredding-style lead work.The genre evolved in the early 1980s from combining the fast drum beats ...read more.

Thrash varies in heaviness. The heaviest thrash bands are probably:
Toxic Holocaust
Iron Reagan - ryanrimmel

4 Grindcore

Napalm Death
Pig Destroyer
Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Extreme Noise Terror
Brutal Truth - ryanrimmel

5 Doom Metal

Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Candlemass, Electric Wizard, Solitude Aeturnus, and Saint Vitus. They aren't fast, nor do they scream, but use dark riffs and melodies to create a dark atmosphere and make music sound heavy. - ElectricCorpseSlayer

6 Groove Metal

Lamb of God
Pantera - ryanrimmel

Take a listen to Pantera,Machine Head,Gojira and Sepultura - Delata

7 Extreme Metal

Extreme Metal is an umbrella term that covers thrash, Death, black, grind, and doom Metal. So this list doesn't make sense - ryanrimmel

Extreme metal means heavy genres of metal. It isn't a sub-genre. - zxm

Extreme metal is heaviest metal!

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8 Deathcore

It's like death metal with blast beats and pig squeals. HEAVY

9 Horror Metal V 1 Comment
10 Metalcore

The Contenders

11 Alternative Metal Alternative Metal
12 Technical Death Metal
13 Melodic Death Metal (Melo-Death)
14 Progressive Metal

Prog metal never seemed heavy to me. - zxm

15 Post Metal
16 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. ...read more.

Just because heavy metal has a name "heavy" doesn't mean it's the heaviest metal genre. Rather I'd choose heavy metal as a soft metal genre. Heavy metal is very soft comparing to Black, Death or Thrash metal. - zxm

This genre defined what Heavy is.
And it got Heavy in its name

17 Avant Garde
18 Industrial Metal

Listen to SYL's City and come back here.

19 Nu Metal

Not that heavy but needs to be higher. It got Slipknot, Soulfly and (referring to old school now) Linkin Park.

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20 Goregrind

Maybe not as heavy as grindcore, but I think it sounds better

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