Top 10 Metal Subgenres that Aren't Influenced by Punk

Metal_Treasure
Please don't add Thrash Metal to this list because it is a mix of metal and hardcore punk.
Same for death metal, which was based mainly on thrash.
And of course, don't add subgenres with 'core' and 'grind' in the name.

The Top Ten

1 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.
2 Power Metal Power Metal
3 Progressive Metal Progressive Metal
4 Neoclassical Metal Neoclassical Metal
5 Symphonic Metal Symphonic Metal
6 Speed Metal Speed Metal

Speed metal is like thrash without punk. Thrash emerged by mixing speed/power metal with hardcore punk.
Speed metal is between power metal and thrash and some bands/songs may have slight traces of punkish elements but this isn't typical. - Metal_Treasure

7 Traditional Metal

It has no punk but some early metal bands/songs had traces of hard rock (which is explainable). - Metal_Treasure

8 Folk Metal Folk Metal Folk metal is a fusion genre of heavy metal music and traditional folk music that developed in Europe during the 1990s.
9 Black Metal

This is an important metal subgenre and I should have put it higher. But I didn't do this because according to Wiki black metal was influenced by punk. I personally don't think it has punk in it but I played safe here (not that I trust wiki very much when it comes to metal). - Metal_Treasure

10 Progressive Power Metal

Not very high on my remix only because it's a sub-subgenre. But there's no punk at all (examples - Theocracy, Blind Guardian). - Metal_Treasure

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