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

I think black metal is heavier than thrash metal. - zxm

3 Thrash Metal V 1 Comment
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 V 1 Comment
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
9 Horror Metal V 1 Comment
10 Alternative Metal

The Contenders

11 Metalcore
12 Technical Death Metal
13 Post Metal
14 Melodic Death Metal (Melo-Death)
15 Progressive Metal

Prog metal never seemed heavy to me. - zxm

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

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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 Gothic Metal
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