Heaviest Metal Subgenres

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1 Death Metal

Brutal death metal is Death metal!

Brutal death metal!

heaviest!

The heaviest would be:
Nile
Cannibal Corpse
Cattle Decapitation
Abominable Putridity
Dying Fetus
Napalm Death
Deicide
Cryptopsy
Kataklysm
Kraanium
Behemoth
Goatwhore - ryanrimmel

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2 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:
Kreator
Possessed
Slayer
Skeletonwitch
Sepulutura
Sodom
Repugnant
Ghoul
Exodus
Havok
Toxic Holocaust
Iron Reagan - ryanrimmel

3 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

Thrash metal is heavy. In one way its heavier than Black metal but ultimately black metal sounds heavier cause it's a lot faster than thrash metal. - zxm

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

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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4 Grindcore

Napalm Death
Carcass
Aborted
Pig Destroyer
Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Extreme Noise Terror
Repulsion
Terrorizer
Nasum
Brutal Truth - ryanrimmel

5 Technical Death Metal

Technical Death Metal's heavy but I can listen to it more comfortably than death metal. Maybe because its technical. - zxm

Cryptopsy, Gorguts, Nile. - Metal_Treasure

Technical Death Metal has 2 sub-groups:
1) Brutal Technical Death Metal: this is really heavy (Cryptopsy, Gorguts, Nile). Technical Death Metal is on this list mostly for this sub-group and should be higher. It's much heavier than death metal and thrash.
2) ordinary Technical Death Metal: it's less heavy than the 1st group and is more melodic (Necrophagist, Obscura, Quo Vadis) - Metal_Treasure

6 Groove Metal

Sepultura
Lamb of God
Pantera - ryanrimmel

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

7 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

8 Deathcore

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

Deathcore fuses the traditional death metal styke with growls and metalcore screams along with typical "core" genre sounds and breakdowns and pig squeels which makes is the heaviest genre relying to music,if we talk about what the song talks about the heaviest out there is black-blackened death metal, but as to the music...DEATHCORE

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10 Melodic Death Metal (Melo-Death)

The Newcomers

? Brutal Death Metal

Cannibal corpse!

The Contenders

11 Progressive Metal

Prog metal never seemed heavy to me. - zxm

12 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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14 Blackened Death Metal

Blackened death metal fuses the death style with satan and anti-christ speaking text. This top is really crazy because thrash metal is too light compared to this or other metal subgenres which contain screams,growls and pig squeels with fast rhythm and heavier guitars,people only know metallica and other famous bands and they do not know what they are voting for

15 Drone Metal
16 Slam Metal
17 Alternative Metal Alternative Metal Alternative metal is a music genre that infuses heavy metal with influences from alternative rock and other genres not normally associated with metal.

how?

18 Deathgrind
19 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

20 Technical Thrash Metal
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