Top 10 Heavy/Loud Musical Genres for Beginnerszxm This list is a list about some genres that are loud/heavy. And some new listeners may love these genres. They will find these genres easy to listen.
This list doesn't only include metal genres. Also includes other heavy/loud genres too.
Sub-genres are allowed
Note to Admin: Please admin, don't merge this list with "Best Music Genre List" this time. These are two different genres. It's about loud/heavy genres for new listeners.
The Top Ten
Hard Rock is what me got into bands like Metallica, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest etc. It's a great genre to listen before metal and it helped a lot to make that listening progression. - Userguy44
Yeah,even people who are not into heavy/hard music like some hard rock songs. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345
I think it's the best genre for beginners. Hard rock is heavy, but not extremely heavy that you can't listen (as a beginner) - zxm
Hard Rock is a connector of metal and rock. It's like a bridge. It'll help you to get into metal. Even many people may hate metal. But listening hard rock will make you to listen metal for first time. - zxmV 1 Comment
I think metal is more heavy while Punk is more noisy. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345
Yes, good idea. And yes - some punk subgenres are heavier, louder and more aggressive than some metal subgenres. Subgenres matter - both punk and metal have softer and heavier subgenrs. Beginners should start with the soft ones. - Metal_Treasure
This genre and hard rock helped me to get into metal - zxm
Some may consider this as a loud genre rather than heavy metal. but this genre is good for beginners. many listener may enjoy this genre - zxm
Just classic heavy metal. - zxm
Like I said, only heavy metal. Not the whole metal genre. you'll like heavy metal. - zxm
Was my first step to "metal genre". and still one of my favorite metal genres. - zxm
Grunge is a sub-genre of alternative rock with some elements of hard rock. grunge is kinda a heavy genre. and I've seen many new listeners love this genre. smells like teen spirit for example - zxm
I agree with this, too. But there are differences between the bands - Within Temptation and Avantasia are often too poppy (this may actually help the beginners to get used to the sound). Nightwish and Epica have both poppy and non-poppy songs. Blind Guardian version of symphonic metal isn't poppy but some songs are softer. - Metal_Treasure
It's a very catchy genre. I liked this genre when I listened it for first time. - zxm
Yeah, it's more hard rock than metal but I agree it's good for beginners. - Metal_Treasure
Many metalheads say it's a poser metal genre. but its still a genre. and it is also quite heavy - zxm
Progressive metal is also a good idea because it isn't very heavy. Only one potential problem - may be too complex for beginners. It's very individual though - a retired Top Tenner started with prog metal and got into it at 13. - Metal_Treasure
These songs may be long to listen. but you'll like this genre. and I think prog metal has the most unique elements. you'll enjoy some of parts. - zxm
I agree with zxm - it doesn't have much metal in it (if any) but it's still loud and heavy so people can start with alt metal if they like it. - Metal_Treasure
Not really a metal sub-genre (to many). but its quite heavy. and many new listeners love this genre. - zxm
It's good for beginners because it's fast but isn't extremely heavy. And it's very melodic. There are differences between the bands but overall it's good for beginners (ex. - Blind Guardian version is heavier, darker and more complex than the average in this subgenre). - Metal_Treasure
I'd add power metal. But I wasn't sure. I had no problem when I tried to listen it for first time. - zxm
I'm only voting for this because it deserves top 5 on this list.
Not a big fan of this genre. but this genre is kinda loud/heavy. you could try it if you are new. - zxm
Folk creates a good contrast between the instruments that can give the listener a breather
Very good for beginners - loud, fast and fun but not very heavy or complex. Most of the songs actually sound like metal covers of folk songs. Example: Alestorm - Keelhauled, Drink. - Metal_Treasure
Yes, it is. But I didn't add this cause some folk metal songs have growling and some folk metal bands even use some black metal elements. That may be bit heavy for beginners. I hadn't problem with those songs though. But most other things are OK. - zxm
On last, because its not really a heavy genre. but considering the time and musical impact, its heavy - zxm
@zxm yes, it's not that heavy genre at all, but psychedelic rock has a form named "heavy psych" which is heavy enough. Try these stuffs: Sir Lord Baltimore, Blue Cheer, Night Sun, High Tide, Stray, Flower Travellin' Band, Andromeda and many, many more...
Sonically the most impressive and the staccato riffs I enjoy listening to Metallica Slayer Megadeth and System of a Down but real underground Hard Trance and Old Hardstyle
Hardcore Punk is badass and one of my favorite aggressive genres.
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