Top 10 Music Genres that are Good at Specific Things

All 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

1 Neoclassical Metal - Guitar Solos Neoclassical Metal - Guitar Solos

Yes, definitely. They are over the top. - Metal_Treasure

2 Heavy Metal - Guitar Riffs Heavy Metal - Guitar Riffs 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. more.

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

3 Progressive Metal - Drumming Progressive Metal - Drumming

Don't forget Blake Richardson, Danny Carey, Brann Dailor, Matt Halpern, Martin Axenrot, Gavin Harrison, Jason Rullo etc. - cjWriter1997

Agree, the best drumming is in Progressive Metal (and Death Metal).
Prog metal drummers - Tomas Haake, Mike Mangini, Mike Portnoy... - Metal_Treasure

4 Power Metal - Epic Sounding Songs
5 Progressive Metal - Long Songs Progressive Metal - Long Songs
6 Symphonic Metal - Vocals Symphonic Metal - Vocals

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

7 Thrash Metal - Guitar Riffs Thrash Metal - Guitar Riffs

+ 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

8 Progressive Rock - Keyboards Progressive Rock - Keyboards

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

9 Funk - Slap Bass Funk - Slap Bass

Don't know who invented bass slapping. But most good slap bassists are funk bassists. - zxm

Well Slap Bass is Funky in General - Himalayansalt

10 Hard Rock - Guitar Riffs Hard Rock - Guitar Riffs Hard Rock is a subgenre of rock music known for having heavier guitar riffs/solos. It originated around 1964-1965 with various Garage Rock bands.

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

The Contenders

11 Technical Death Metal - Drumming
12 Progressive Metal - Concept Albums Progressive Metal - Concept Albums
13 Folk Rock - Lyrics Folk Rock - Lyrics

Folk rock has other good things too. But folk rock lyricists are very popular. Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell etc. - zxm

14 Power Metal - Choruses
15 Power Metal - Vocals
16 Progressive Rock - Concept Albums Progressive Rock - Concept Albums
17 German Hip Hop - Multisyllabic Rhyming

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

18 Death Metal - Growling Death Metal - Growling

Yes, this is self-explanatory - Metal_Treasure

Chuck Schuldiner, George Fisher, Johan Hegg etc. - zxm

+ Mikael Ã…kerfeldt (Opeth) - Metal_Treasure

19 Jazz - Drumming Jazz - Drumming

I'd say more trumpet and sax. - Britgirl

20 Jazz - Trumpet
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