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.
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.
Yes, one of the reasons I love metal.
Agree, the best drumming is in Progressive Metal (and Death Metal).
Prog metal drummers - Tomas Haake, Mike Mangini, Mike Portnoy...
Mostly opera vocals, powerful vocals. However symphonic metal keyboards and riffs are also very good. But symphonic metal vocals requires a lot of talents.
Yes, usually singers in this subgenre are classically trained singers.
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.
Yes, I would say keyboards are often used in prog rock/metal and the players are great.
Prog rock is also good at many things. But I thought I should add one at a time.
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)
+ Jeff Hanneman of Slayer who wrote the most iconic and most copied riff in metal history - Raining Blood.
James Hetfield, Dave Mustaine, Kerry King etc.
Don't know who invented bass slapping. But most good slap bassists are funk bassists.
Well Slap Bass is Funky in General
Yes, among the rock subgenres that aren't metal, hard rock riffs are the best.
For me hard rock has the greatest kinds of riffs in whole rock genres.
Folk rock has other good things too. But folk rock lyricists are very popular. Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell etc.
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.
Yes, this is self-explanatory
+ Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth)
Chuck Schuldiner, George Fisher, Johan Hegg etc.
I'd say more trumpet and sax.
Especially at random downstroke guitar riffs.
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
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.
When it comes to conveying emotions and meaningful themes, Classical music is king. Seriously, listen to Franz Schubert's Ave Maria!