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

Neoclassical Metal - Guitar Solos

Yes, definitely. They are over the top.

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. ...read 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.

Yes, one of the reasons I love metal.

Progressive Metal - Drumming

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

Progressive Metal - Long Songs
Power Metal - Epic Sounding Songs
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.

Yes, usually singers in this subgenre are classically trained singers.

Progressive Rock - Keyboards Progressive rock is a broad genre of rock music that developed in the United Kingdom and United States throughout the mid to late 1960s.

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 Metal - Guitar Riffs Thrash Metal is a Heavy Metal subgenre developed during the early 1980s and an early precursor of Extreme Metal. Thrash Metal features a faster and more aggressive guitar work than Traditional Metal with shredding and double-bass drums and can range from melodic singing to loud shouts. ...read more.

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.

Funk - Slap Bass Funk is a music genre that originated in African-American communities in the mid-1960s when African-American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues (R&B).

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

Well Slap Bass is Funky in General

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.

For me hard rock has the greatest kinds of riffs in whole rock genres.

The Contenders

Progressive Metal - Concept Albums
Technical Death Metal - Drumming
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.

Power Metal - Choruses
Power Metal - Vocals
Progressive Rock - Concept Albums Progressive rock is a broad genre of rock music that developed in the United Kingdom and United States throughout the mid to late 1960s.
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.

Examples:
Kollegah, SpongeBozz, Eko Fresh, JuliensBlog, Farid Bang, KC Rebell, Gio, Entetainment,...
Kollegah and SpongeBozz share the throne.

Death Metal - Growling

Yes, this is self-explanatory

+ Mikael Ã…kerfeldt (Opeth)

Chuck Schuldiner, George Fisher, Johan Hegg etc.

Jazz - Drumming Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime. Jazz is seen by many as "America's classical music".

I'd say more trumpet and sax.

Jazz - Trumpet
Punk Rock - Guitar Riffs

Especially at random downstroke guitar riffs.

Glam Metal - Makeup

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

Progressive Rock - Long Songs

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.

Classical Music - Emotion

When it comes to conveying emotions and meaningful themes, Classical music is king. Seriously, listen to Franz Schubert's Ave Maria!

Emo - Vocals
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