Music Genres that Don't ExistMusic genres that are debatable if they're a genre or not, or some that are just generally questionable.
The Top Ten
Generally used to mock Post- Grunge and Glam Metal, but does not exist by itself alone.
Obviously not a music genre. - Metal_Treasure
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.
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
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.
It doesn't exist because metal is satanic(This is just a joke) - DarkBoi-X
Pretty sure this is just Glam Metal. - DarkBoi-X
This is pretty obvious but yeah... this is not a actual music genre.
Also debatable if it's a real music genre or not.
Not a music genre. Why? - see my comment on Christian Metal. - Metal_Treasure
Heard about this one, at first I thought it was a genre but now I kind of doubt it.
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
A niche subgenre is still a subgenre. - Satire
Speeding up a pitch of a copyrighted song, is not original and doesn't create a genre in my book.
I mean, it sounds ok, but it’s still pointless
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
Vaporwave exists; Nightcore does not. Vaporwave is creative (if you disagree, look at bl00dwave, luxury elite, or death's dynamic shroud.wmv, and that's just sampled work. Get away from sampled vaporwave and creativity explodes); Nightcore is just speeding up a song.
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.
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
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.
Hardcore Adult Contemporary? That's an oxymoron. - Satire
This is more like an umbrella term. Like how Extreme Metal is also an umbrella term. - MegadethFan07
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.
The closest thing I can think to this is a few Primus songs like "Winona's Big Brown Beaver". - phillysports
The closet metal subgenre to country metal would probably be folk metal. - MegadethFan07
Honestly it's more of an outdated term originally used for certain heavy, thrash, and occasionally power metal bands back in the day - yungstirjoey666