Most Underrated Metal Genres

Genres of metal music that are good but are underrated.

The Top Ten

1 Neo-classical metal Neo-classical metal Neoclassical metal is a subgenre of heavy metal that is heavily influenced by classical music and usually features very technical playing, consisting of elements borrowed from both classical and speed metal music.
2 Technical death metal

As much as I like the musicianship it is really boring woo look how fast I can go up the fret board and how my friend can play off beat grooves!

Opeth. enough said

Nile, Cryptopsy, Necrophagist, Obscura, and more. By the way, Opeth isn't tech DM, they are just prog DM. - Metal_Treasure

3 Power metal

some power metal classics are as follows - through the fire and flames, I want out, emerald sword, Hunting high and low, rebellion in dreamland, full moon and mirror mirror, listen to those songs and you will be addicted to power metal. Guaranteed - wolphert

DragonForce, Stratovarios, Rhapsody of Fire, Blind Guardian, Nightwish, Darkmoor, Avantasia the list goes on all great bands!

4 Technical thrash metal

Very underrated - unknown subgenre but takes much talent to play. Coroner and Annihilator are my favorite from this subgenre and they are awesome. - Metal_Treasure

5 Symphonic metal

The beauty of the orchestra mixed with metal, the "beast" in person. Who can't love this?

6 Progressive metal

Yep, thought I will found this genre in this place :( But the most Overrated metal genre is Nu-Metal

Progressive metal is unknown because I really can't find a prog metal band that rocks unless dark tranquillity


7 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.

The only people who don't like folk metal are people who haven't listened to it.

I have only listened to this once and I think it is amazing

The Best Of All Subs of metal of course...
Bands like : Eluveitie, Mago de Oz, Korplikani, Turisas, Týr, and must others band...
Live the pagan times agaun with Folk Metal

Asian Folk Metal is interesting:
- Nine Treasures
- Tengger Cavalry
- Voodoo Kung Fu - Fretto

8 Doom metal

Doom is very powerful with much diversity. Doom it self has multiple sub-genres. Some of the best guitar playing I van heard has come from doom metal. It can still be heavy, powerful and kick your ass with out relying on speed. The genres main pioneers are the all-mighty Black Sabbath. They laid down the template for not only metal but all of doom metal that followed.

One of the 8 major metal subgenres, and yet the most successful album in doom history is Electric Wizard's Dopethrone, which has never even gotten anywhere near gold. Understandable for black metal which should never be commercialized and death metal since it's so out there, but there's literally nothing's stopping doom metal from being popular.
"Depressing? " Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Garbage, Korn, they were all depressing too. Admit it: trad and epic doom especially should be popular, but aren't because doom's too slow.

Dopethrone by Electric Wizard. Need I say more? - Sop

Earliest subgenre of heavy metal is mostly unknown to everyone even die-hard metalheads. Only my dying bride, paradise lost, katatonia etc. Get some popularity. Pentagram, saint vitus, candlemass, withfinder genereal are from 80's but unknown in 80, s metal scene. If there was no wickipaedia, I didn't know that this genre exists.

9 Christian metal

Extreme Christian metal is my favorite!

Bands like Theocracy and Darkwater are epic. They mix metal with a good message. Unless you're an atheist, in which case it's probably one of the most retarted genres ever. Haha

I'm personally agnostic and I don't think all atheists or people that have separate beliefs from Christianity would consider it stupid, to me good music is good music no matter what genre

10 Black metal

Nah, black metal is the easiest subgenre to gain popularity from, nowadays. - IronSabbathPriest

I don't think Black Metal is that much of underrated. - zxm

I thought Black Metal doesn't want to be popular - NjakDjak

Black metal ist krieg 88

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The Contenders

11 Industrial metal

Some industrial metal is some of the heaviest metal I've ever heard.

With Celldweller and Blue Stahli it is the best sub-genre!

As much as I love this genre, I will agree that it's overrated. But it was only overrated in the 90s.

No this is overrated because NIN and Marylin Manson are overrated and are not metal at all - christangrant

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12 Nu metal

NU METAL is dead since 2006? MAYBE?

What? Can't be more overrated something than this poser garbage, which is not even metal...

Actually this is Overrated - christangrant

This is far from underrated.

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13 Groove metal

Not really underrated. - Metal_Treasure

It really depends on how you look at while its probally true that Groove Metal isn't Underrated it also isn't overrated so basically it deserves the praise it and ithis is coming from a huge Groove Metal fan - christangrant

14 Sludge metal

Very very underrated, I must say that, It's such a distinguished metal sub genre...Still underrated. - Ananya

The Melvins, Acid Bath, a fusion between Hardcore and Metal... Amazing.

15 Post-metal

I want it to stay underrated. I don't want people to discover gems like Isis. I want the usual metalheads to rot, listening to mainstream metal.

16 Stoner metal
17 Drone metal

Most people see drone metal as boring and uncreative.

Boi go listen to The Angelic Process and tell me that Drone Metal is boring and uncreative. - djpenquin999

18 Melodic metalcore
19 Glam Metal
20 Avant-Garde Metal
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