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

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

4 Punk 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 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 Electronic
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