Heaviest Metal Subgenres
The Top Ten
Black is close but death just swerves in front!
Brutal death metal is Death metal!
Brutal death metal!
Black Metal is so heavy because of its long and heavy growling Vocals.
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
Metallica,Megadeth And many Anthrax are not too heavy but I don't like thrash I am into hardcore punk
Thrash is definitely heavier than black metal. Master of Puppets ain’t that thrashy. Try their first two albums and another old school Thrash bands, especially Slayer. Then you will find the answer.
Thrash varies in heaviness. The heaviest thrash bands are probably:
Iron Reagan - ryanrimmel
Demolition Hammer and Warbringer are two that are heavier than what would be expected for Thrash. - CrimsonShark
Really heavy - GreenDayFan21
Big fan of speed metal but this is too heavy for me
Heavier than thrash
Stupidly heavy for a kind of music
Fused with Black Metal (blackened deathcore) this is unstoppable
Shrine of Malice,
Signs of Swarm,
A Night in Texas..
When it comes to music that avtually tries to mentally cut its listener with a razer then thrash, death/thrash and grindcore win. But when it comes to heaviness as in "the music that makes you feel like you're trying to lift something heavy," deathcore, funeral doom and death doom win, no brainer.
It's like death metal with blast beats and pig squeals. HEAVY
Deathcore Should Be number 1
Grindcore isn't metal. - Userguy44
There is a point after which it is funny instead of heavy - Alkadikce
Extreme Noise Terror
Brutal Truth - ryanrimmel
Technical Death Metal's heavy but I can listen to it more comfortably than death metal. Maybe because its technical. - zxm
Go Listen To Gojira there the best Technical D Metal band out there
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
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
Lamb of God
Pantera - ryanrimmel
Take a listen to Pantera,Machine Head,Gojira and Sepultura - Delata
There's nothing heavier than the sound of eternal darkness and suffering that feels like a cold wind blasting on your face during the cold blizzard of the nuclear winter. You could as well eat raw flesh and sacrifice your own eyes to the Satan and scream in agony while blood drips all over your face from your eye sockets while listening to Drone Metal.
My fave bands are Nile and Cryptopsy - Metal_Treasure
Go listen to Gutted Face.
Slam is a genre. It's a type of BDM that focuses on the heaviness snd atmosphere of weight than BDM, like Cannibal Corpse. Usually, the vocalist is a frog, and the song is mainly slams (similar to djents, but far less syncopated and done by the guitar, bass and drums)
Some slam bands you should check out are: Extermination Dismemberment, Visceral Disgorge, Devourment, Gutteral Slug, Abominable Putridity, Malodorous, and Pathology
Good luck with the whiplash
Heaviest genre, no question. Just not for every metal fan oout there.
Slam Metal dosen't exist. It’s actually called Brutal Death Metal. It just tricks you Into thinking It’s called Slam Metal - MegadethFan07
Come on whats more heavier than this genre, look at the title, it even sounds heavy, the songs tend to have insanely fast tempos, very heavy sounding riffs, lots of double bass drum, and the vocals are so damn brutal that you can't even understand them.
Prog metal never seemed heavy to me. - zxm
Yes, speed metal is quite heavy. - zxm
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 not a genre. - GREYBOYY
Extreme metal is heaviest metal!
Heaviest, hardest, fastest, and most brutal elements of death and grind put together
No such subgenre (another example of people making a genre name based on lyrical themes and not on music) - Metal_Treasure
Is horror Metal a thing? - ryanrimmel
What is horror metal?
Ice Nine Kills
As much as I love Nu Metal, this genre has to be the least heaviest subgenre. - wrests
Not that heavy but needs to be higher. It got Slipknot, Soulfly and (referring to old school now) Linkin Park.
Ha ha! Is this a joke?
Really? - SirSkeletorThe3rd
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
Maybe not as heavy as grindcore, but I think it sounds better
Goregrind has the heaviest vocals
Symphonic metal isn't heavy. It usually consists of opera vocals with power metal (type of) riffs. - zxm
Listen to SYL's City and come back here.
Rammstein, Nine Inch Nails... - leonzillaleon
Poems of shadows or becoming the archetype are good
Dosen't exist. It’s called Shock Rock. - MegadethFan07
Ewww it's just disgusting. Just like goregrind. Ewww...