Top 10 Heavy/Loud Musical Genres for BeginnersThis 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
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. - zxm
I agree with this at #1, this was my story - I started with classic hard rock (AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Whitesnake, etc.) and now I am a die hard metalhead. - Metal_Treasure
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
I don't really care about the concept of something being "entry-level", but metal is often more attractive than punk rock. Bands like Crass or Chumbawmba might put people off by their agressivity and extreme positions. - JoLeKosovo
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
I first got into Grunge with Nirvana... got heavier with AiC and Soundgarden... graduated to sludge metal with Melvins... got deeper and deeper from there to the point now where my favorite genres are Doom and Death Metal. Before all of this I listened to rap like xxxtentacion. I can't stand to listen to him anymore.
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
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
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
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
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...
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
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.