Top 10 Best Metal Subgenres to Headbang To

Those genres of metal which make you repeatedly move your head!
The Top Ten
1 Thrash metal 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. The English band, Venom is credited for laying the groundwork for Thrash Metal with their debut album "Welcome to Hell" in 1981. However, the subgenre would peak its influences in the United States with Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth, whose influence would categorize them as the "Big Four" of Thrash.

Thrash Metal is just the PERFECT subgenre to headbang to!

Okay, headbanging to some old Iron Maiden songs or some epic speedy Motorhead or some good old Black Sabbath is great too, but Thrash is just the best music to headbang!

The guitars sound epic and hell. It's great fun to learn if you're a guitarist, too. I might need to have a few treatments since my head might very well fall off.

2 Death metal

Probably the best, most varied genre. Every song is a brutal sonic attack, every minute filled with headbanging. From OSDM to Melodeath to Brutal Death to Tech Death to Blackened Death to Deathgrind to Death 'n' roll to Slam and to every little microgenre, death metal is the very best metal subgenre.

Perfect for headbanging. Qualities such as: great speed, deep growls and roars and distorted guitars make it perfect to headbang to no doubt

3 Groove metal

Why the heck groove metal not in this list who is making this list please add this metal sub-genre because you know this is one of the best forms of metal listen to lamb of god pantera machine head... There are many more and get to know what actually is groove metal and you will realise why this category was not in this list earlier and best part is that when you headbang on some awesome song of this genre you will be in a whole new world you will experience what real metal is... m/m/m/m/m/

Thrash is lit, but sometimes it is too fast to headbang that it could break your neck. Groove metal is played at mid-tempo so that headbanging is much easier. It has the best groove in it.

Groove Metal is the most HEAVIEST Metal Genre their is. The Groove just makes you want to jump around and punch someone in the nose

4 Heavy metal 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. Other notable Heavy Metal bands include Judas Priest, Anthrax, Testament, System of a Down, Megadeth, Slayer, Pantera, Avenged Sevenfold, Slipknot, Annihilator, Venom, and Exciter.

Not gonna lie, I actually did headbang some of the heavy metal music.

5 Black metal

Not every song or sub genre of this sub genre is it applicable, BUT, windmill style IS perfect for black metal.

One word: Bathory. Mostly their older stuff though.

You always bang your head to black metal.

6 Melodic death metal
7 Progressive metal
8 Metalcore

Should be number on and Death Metal number 2, who headbangs their head with thrash metal?

9 Speed metal
10 Alternative metal Alternative metal is a music genre that infuses heavy metal with influences from alternative rock and other genres normally associated with metal.

Yeah yeah, I'm biased towards this genre by a lot but let's be honest here, this is full of plenty of headbanging worthy bands. Rage Against The Machine, System Of A Down, Korn, etc.

The Contenders
11 Deathcore
12 Technical death metal

Death, Opeth, Nile, very good bands to move you.

13 Nu metal
14 Stoner metal
15 Glam metal Glam metal is a subgenre of heavy metal that features pop-influenced hooks and guitar riffs, and upbeat rock anthems.
16 Industrial metal
17 Pornogrind
18 Viking metal
19 Symphonic metal

It's a lot like an enhanced version of classical music designed for headbanging!

20 Slam metal
21 Power Metal
22 Folk metal Folk metal is a fusion genre of heavy metal music and traditional folk music that developed in Europe during the 1990s.
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