Top 10 Most Extreme Music Genres

The Top Ten
1 Death Metal

Arch Enemy. All I gotta say for the lead vocalist, the solos, the drums, the speed and just the sheer fact that there are two women who can sound like they have balls that have dropped below their knee caps will make me accept how Death Metal is the most extreme genre of music.

I don't know why but I get goosebumps only by hearing its name. I'm happy with only Thrash Metal. Other forms of Metal are a completely no-no!

Rock: I'm the strongest
Hard Rock: I exist?
Metal: I'm rock but strong
Speed Metal: I am speed
Thrash Metal: No I am speed
Death Metal I'm actually the strongest

The tempo changes, deep growls, heavily distorted low-tuned guitars and it's fastest genre in the world.

2 Black Metal

Black Metal is still the most extreme genre of music that I can find, including all of its related subgenres and microgenres. When I take a look at extreme EDM for example, I find breakcore. And while Breakcore *is* an extreme genre of music, Black Metal easily defeats Breakcore in extremity musically. The only thing that could come close to beating Black Metal, is perhaps some sort of hybrid between harsh black noise and war metal. However another genre that can come pretty close is Raw Hardstyle (an extreme underground EDM genre) it's very good, totally recommend.

But yes, Black Metal tops in extremeness.

Still I don't get why people say that death is more extreme. Did cannibal corpse impale goats and pig heads during their concerts? Bestial black metal (which is actually different from blackened death) is way more extreme than brutal death metal. Even some normal black metal bands are heavier than cannibal corpse (marduk, deathcrush mayhem, dark funeral, infernal war etc...)

Very extreme, especially Mayhem, Darkthrone and Immortal songs.

3 Grindcore

Yes, death metal is great and extreme, but how can it be more extreme than grindcore? I prefer death metal myself, but we're talking about extremity here... Death metal is nothing compared to grindcore :D

This is more of a punk subgenre than a metal subgenre, and it's one of the heaviest genres out there.

Some punk genres are actually more heavier than some metal genres because of how raw and chaotic punk is (I of course am talking about the more hardcore stuff and not the melodic/poppy sounding stuff). So punk is ironically more heavy than heavy metal.

The most extreme genre I've ever heard in metal subgenre.

This is the most extreme genre which can be at least considered as music, or it's subgenre - goregrind because of the low tuned guitar, often blast beat drumming and, of course, harsh, sick and bizzare vocal

4 Deathcore

Depends on the bands a lot but those like Infant Annihilator, Job For A Cowboy, Slaughter To Prevail and Vulvodynia shows how it is done. P.S Bring Me The Horizon used to make the same type of music

5 Goregrind
6 Harsh Noise
7 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.

This is the most hardcore, and why is hard rock higher than this? Someone clearly is retarded to think that.

Kreator, Sodom and Slayer are the examples.

8 Hardcore
9 Mathcore
10 Extratone

The fastest genre in the world. A sub-genre of speedcore. BPM ia always 1000+. Many people say that it doesn't sound like music, because the tempo is so fast that it sounds like a single tone, thus the name: extratone.

The Contenders
11 Avant-garde Metal
12 Technical Death Metal (Tech-Death or Progressive Death Metal)
13 Groove Metal
14 Hard Rock Hard Rock is a subgenre of rock music known for having heavier guitar riffs/solos. It originated around 1964-1965 with various Garage Rock bands.

18? Seriously? It should be top 3! The guitar riffs are the definition of extreme. The voices are extreme too.

Foo Fighters and System Of A Down are the most extreme examples of this genre.

15 Powerviolence
16 Hoomii
17 Metalcore
18 Speed Metal
19 Nu-Metal

Slipknot, Linin Park, fast, violent mixed with death growls and groove metal thick voice, these things are enough to describe how much extreme this genre is.

20 Industrial Metal

Listen to Strapping Young Lad and come back here.

21 Power Electronics

The ugliest, loudest, scariest and most misanthropic and dissonant music (so brutal, it's not music, it's harsh hell sounds). The ultimate in terror. Why is this not number 1!?

This is a very extreme genre. Very distorted noise, extremely vulgar lyrics, and really loud

22 Gorenoise
23 Gothic Metal

Evanescence, not only this band is Dark Metal but also is heavier than alll Gothic Metal bands, remember that heaviness is different with violence, also they make their guitar sounds heavier, just like Doom Metal bands, meanwhile, they're extreme.

This genre is extreme and symphonic. With death- and doom metal roots, there's no way this can't be #1

24 Doom Metal
25 Speedcore

Definitely deserves top of the list. Starting at 700bpm there is nothing more aggressive than that.

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