Top Ten Metal Subgenres You Didn't Know Existed

Subgenres are pretty ridiculous. Here are some of the weirdest, most obscure ones.

The Top Ten

1 Pagan Metal

Yes, this is a microgenre of Folk Metal. - ryanrimmel

2 Funeral Doom

Slow chords being repeated, quiet Death growls, and funeral music elements. This isn't something I would willingly listen to. - ryanrimmel

Arguably my favorite doom subgenre. - Metalhead1997

3 Blackgaze

I know all genres except for war metal... I think I like drone metal, funeral doom, or blackgaze the best. Sunn O))), Earth, Ahab, Deafheaven... all great bands. Nice list!

I haven't heard only of this one. This probably sucks - Metal_Treasure

Weird combo of Black Metal and Shoegazing - ryanrimmel

Deafheaven is awesome.

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4 Pirate Metal

There's only 8 bands in it in total. - Metalhead1997

Another microgenre of Folk Metal, the only notable band is Alestorm. - ryanrimmel

5 Drone Metal

Long chords being played over and over again, sometimes with dark ambient influences. The only band I really enjoy is Sunn O))), and a little bit of Earth. - ryanrimmel

SO BORING... - Metalhead1997

6 Death 'n' Roll

Some bands in this genre are popular, but their fans probably don't know the term 'Death n Roll'. Its Death Metal with h 70s hard rock influences. Entombed and Gorefest are the most notable examples. - ryanrimmel

7 War Metal

A very small subgenre of Black Metal - ryanrimmel

8 Post-Metal

The term isn't well known, but the bands are. It's Progressive Metal, with lots of.experimentation and ambient influences. Lots of bands don't have vocals. Neurosis and The Ocean are notable examples - ryanrimmel

9 Slam Death Metal

It’s Brutal Death Metal. - MegadethFan07

This one gets a lot of hate. - Metalhead1997

A Death Metal subgenre with a small fanbase. Most bands are influenced by Dying Fetus, containing 'slamming' drums and riffs, and almost undecipherable vocals. - ryanrimmel

10 Mathcore

The term isn't well known, but bands like Dillinger Escape Plan and Converge are popular - ryanrimmel

This sounds interesting. I did mathcore, or core maths, in most of my maths courses... - PositronWildhawk

The Contenders

11 Flamenco Metal

The only band playing this is Flametal, who invented it. It's awesome.
Instrumentals by Flametal - Magnetic Propulsion (Tientos), Cosmosis (Bulerias), Alien Ghost Maneuvers - Metal_Treasure

12 Christian Neoclassical Progressive Power Metal
13 Nintendocore
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