Top Ten Non-Metal Genres Metalheads Love

The Top Ten Non-Metal Genres Metalheads Love

1 Progressive Rock Progressive rock is a broad genre of rock music that developed in the United Kingdom and United States throughout the mid to late 1960s.

Absolutely, the 1970s prog scene was absolutely gorgeous, though it isn't as great as it was then in my opinion. - Caleb9000

2 Grunge Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a subgenre of alternative rock and a subculture that emerged during the mid-1980s.

Even thought it can be a bit depressing it's a good grunge.

3 Rock 'n' Roll Rock music is a music genre that was created in the 1940s. The genre got popular during the 60s, 70s and 80s. Rock bands generally consists of a guitar player, a drummer, bass player and singer. There are a lot of rock subgenres.
4 Psychedelic Rock
5 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.

Metal is based on classical, so finding a metalhead who likes classical music is not hard. - Songsta41

Metal is mostly based on classical. But it isn't strictly based on classical music. Its mostly based on some metal scales. Metal scale could be of any genre. Classical, blues or even hard rock. Metal is mostly based on classical scales cause the massive uses of minor scales. Which help to create low pitched sound. Tony Iommi sometimes used blues scales for playing metal. - zxm

6 Classical
7 Alternative Rock Alternative rock is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. In this instance, the word "alternative" refers to the genre's distinction from mainstream rock music.
8 Blues Rock Blues rock is a fusion genre combining elements of blues and rock. It is mostly an electric ensemble-style music with instrumentation similar to electric blues and rock: electric guitar, electric bass, and drums, often with Hammond organ.
9 Stoner Rock
10 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".

To be honest, who doesn't like Jazz?

The Contenders

11 Punk Rock
12 Blues Blues is a music genre and musical form originated by African Americans in the Deep South of the United States around the end of the 19th century.
13 Soft Rock
14 Industrial
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