Top Music Genres That Surprisingly Work Well With Metal

The Top Ten

1 Classical

Yngwie J. Malmsteen does it best - Brobusky

And Blind Guardian - their symphonic metal (Sacred Worlds, Wheel of Time) - Metal_Treasure

2 Opera
3 Jazz 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".

Jazz drumming will do the work. some great metal riffs and some solos, and jazz drum solos. - zxm

4 Punk Punk rock is a subgenre of rock music. It usually has rebellious lyrics and down stroked power chords played on guitars. Bad Religion, Sex Pistols, and Green Day (actually pop-punk, which is still punk in a way) are a few punk rock bands. The subgenre influenced thrash metal because of it's down stroked more.
5 Pop

Seriously, just look up Andy Rehfeldt (Wilton Turdley) on YouTube. Pop vocals surprisingly sound really epic with metal instrumentals.

6 Dubstep
7 Rap
8 Christmas Music

Yeah---Jesus just LOVES a mosh pit. Grow up and experience some music NOT spawned in an insane asylum.

King Diamond wrote a Christmas song. I'm not kidding. Look it up.

9 Disco
10 Country

Country with metal. Oh yeah...every bit as good as fried chicken with a side of razor blades.

The Contenders

11 Funk 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).
12 Industrial
13 J-pop
14 Folk
15 Electronic
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