Top 10 Music Genres that are Good at Specific ThingsAll right, these genres are great at these things. I am not saying these genres aren't good at other things. But they do these things very good. Plus sometimes opinion matters. Like which would you choose for better guitar riffs. Thrash metal or Heavy Metal. So, feel free express your opinion.
The Top Ten
Yes, definitely. They are over the top. - Metal_Treasure
Among all other metal riffs I like heavy metal riffs most. But I added it here cause heavy metal really has good riffs. Hallowed Be Thy Name, The Trooper, Breaking the Law, Holy Diver etc. - zxm
Yes, one of the reasons I love metal. - Metal_Treasure
Agree, the best drumming is in Progressive Metal (and Death Metal).
Prog metal drummers - Tomas Haake, Mike Mangini, Mike Portnoy... - Metal_Treasure
Mostly opera vocals, powerful vocals. However symphonic metal keyboards and riffs are also very good. But symphonic metal vocals requires a lot of talents. - zxm
Yes, usually singers in this subgenre are classically trained singers. - Metal_Treasure
Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman, Richard Wright, Jon Lord (he was also a prog keyboardist), Jordan Rudess etc are all prog rock keyboardists. Usually prog rock required some "stretching" kind of sound. I mean slow paced long solos. Keyboards and guitar do for this most part. Keyboards makes an amazing backing music. Prog rock is music about music arrangements. Keyboards help in it. - zxm
Yes, I would say keyboards are often used in prog rock/metal and the players are great. - Metal_Treasure
Prog rock is also good at many things. But I thought I should add one at a time. - zxm
+ Jeff Hanneman of Slayer who wrote the most iconic and most copied riff in metal history - Raining Blood. - Metal_Treasure
James Hetfield, Dave Mustaine, Kerry King etc. - zxm
Thrash Riffs are great - a perfect combination of melody, power and heaviness.
Technical thrash adds more complexity to the riffs which is also awesome (for example Jeff Waters' riffs / Annihilator) - Metal_Treasure
Don't know who invented bass slapping. But most good slap bassists are funk bassists. - zxm
Well Slap Bass is Funky in General - Himalayansalt
Yes, among the rock subgenres that aren't metal, hard rock riffs are the best. - Metal_Treasure
For me hard rock has the greatest kinds of riffs in whole rock genres. - zxm
Folk rock has other good things too. But folk rock lyricists are very popular. Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell etc. - zxm
German hip hop has a lot more multisyllabic rhymers than the US, but therefore is lacking authenticity and varied subject matter.
Kollegah, SpongeBozz, Eko Fresh, JuliensBlog, Farid Bang, KC Rebell, Gio, Entetainment,...
Kollegah and SpongeBozz share the throne. - Martin_Canine
Yes, this is self-explanatory - Metal_Treasure
Chuck Schuldiner, George Fisher, Johan Hegg etc. - zxm
+ Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth) - Metal_Treasure
I'd say more trumpet and sax. - Britgirl
Especially at random downstroke guitar riffs. - zxm
I suppose this is not strictly a music factor but yes. I think pop could easily be here for not strictly musical factors as well dancing maybe?
I liked this one, LOL - Metal_Treasure
I noticed this the other day that most prog rock bands are very good at making long songs. I mean bands like: Rush, Floyd, King Crimson all do it very well. - BrianScott01
When it comes to conveying emotions and meaningful themes, Classical music is king. Seriously, listen to Franz Schubert's Ave Maria!
Ian Gillan, Bruce Dickinson, Rob Halford, King Diamond etc. - zxm
James Taylor, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Paul Simon etc. - zxm
Lyrics in general In My opinion - JoLeKosovo
Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, Ramones, Never Mind The Bollocks, Milo Goes To College, Bad Brains, The Feeding of the 5000, The Record... Why is it that punk debut albums so often end up being a band's best? - JoLeKosovo
Similar to Martin_Canine's item, but this is more general.
Life's a Bitch by Nas often comes to mind for mindblowing rollicking rhymes and alliterations. But so dies anything by MF DOOM. - JoLeKosovo