Music Genres that Don't Exist

Music genres that are debatable if they're a genre or not, or some that are just generally questionable.

The Top Ten

1 Christian Metal

Not a music genre - Christian Metal bands play existing metal subgenres (thrash, death, power metal,...) but with Christian lyrics. It's just a group of bands with that particular lyrical theme. Musically, a Christian Power Metal band plays the same music a regular Power Metal band plays. Music is the same so Christian Metal isn't a music genre. - Metal_Treasure

This never was a music genre at all, and if I'm being honest metal bands singing about Christian lyrics doesn't make a new genre exist. - CaptainMowzker

It doesn't exist because metal is satanic(This is just a joke) - DarkBoi-X

2 Butt Rock

Generally used to mock Post- Grunge and Glam Metal, but does not exist by itself alone. - CaptainMowzker

Obviously not a music genre. - Metal_Treasure

3 Christian Rock

Also debatable if it's a real music genre or not. - CaptainMowzker

Not a music genre. Why? - see my comment on Christian Metal. - Metal_Treasure

4 Dad Rock

I hate the term "Dad Rock" because it's just too subjective. - Gg2000

Kind of similar to the annoying Butt Rock term, but reserved for classic rock bands. - CaptainMowzker

Actually the stuff called dadrock (Bon Jovi, Scorpions, Smoke on the Water) is very similar if this not-so-kind word is used correctly (excluding Pink Floyd). - Alkadikce

5 Pop Metal

Pretty sure this is just Glam Metal. - DarkBoi-X

This is pretty obvious but yeah... this is not a actual music genre. - CaptainMowzker

6 Country Rap

Heard it a few times, but honestly "Country Rap" is Bro- County... and it's debatable if "Country Rap" counts as its own music genre. - CaptainMowzker

This genre exists oh dear god why is it on here

It's been around since 1998 with Kid Rock and Bubba Sparxxx this is a simple Google search that's easy to fix - Satire

No, it is not.

Country rap and Bro-Country are given distinct differences on Wikipedia. Lyrical content, production style, and performances by artists are different in both genres. - Satire

7 Pornogrind

Heard about this one, at first I thought it was a genre but now I kind of doubt it. - CaptainMowzker

Not a music genre - just particular lyrics. You can't create a new music genre based only on specific lyrics. Music is based on notes, lyrics - on words. - Metal_Treasure

This exists.

A niche subgenre is still a subgenre. - Satire

8 Horror Punk

I just don't see it as its own genre because other than the fact it has horror lyrics, the musical style is still punk and is just generally questionable to me. - CaptainMowzker

9 Heavy Rock

I've seen it used a few times online, but it just doesn't roll off the tongue as much as Hard Rock or Heavy Metal does. - CaptainMowzker

10 Nightcore

Speeding up a pitch of a copyrighted song, is not original and doesn't create a genre in my book. - CaptainMowzker

This has been a genre since the early 2000s.

Speeding up a very specific genre of music is the exact same style as slowing down and chopping and screwing a very specific genre of music in Vaporwave, a genre that has been generally agreed on as being valid.

Stop. - Satire

The Contenders

11 Country Metal

The closest thing I can think to this is a few Primus songs like "Winona's Big Brown Beaver". - phillysports

12 Mall Metal

Hardcore Adult Contemporary? That's an oxymoron. - Satire

13 Wizard Rock
14 Punk Metal
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