Top 10 Metal Subgenres that Aren't Influenced by PunkMetal_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.
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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
It has no punk but some early metal bands/songs had traces of hard rock (which is explainable). - Metal_Treasure
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
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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2. Power Metal
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