Top 10 Most Overrated Rock Subgenres

Rock while being a respected genre. Has a few overrated subgenres. None of these subgenres are bad they just get too much attention. Also I'll be including Metal subgenres because if it isn't obvious enough Metal is a subgenre of Rock.

The Top Ten

1 Thrash Metal 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. more.

This genre isn't terrible but the biggest problem is that too many bands sound similar so variety is very limited also gets loads of attention. - SomePersonYouHate

To be honest it depends on the band

Example: Megadeth, Anthrax are overrated

But: Annihilator, Coroner are underrated - christangrant

2 Heavy Metal 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. more.

I wouldn't say this is overrated, because most bands in this genre are awesome (Especially Dio, Post Ozzy Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Saxon,) and its influence another reason it deserves praise - christangrant

I don't hate this genre but it's kind of getting old seeing it as number one on many best genre lists... - SomePersonYouHate

Not a bad genre by any means but it gets way too much attention. - SomePersonYouHate

Well Heavy Metal and Alternative Rock are the best Rock subgenres but both can be overrated.There are a lot of overrated bands in this genre but a lot of underrated ones too.-DarkBoi-X

3 Psychedelic Rock Psychedelic Rock

For me I only like a few bands from this genre Jimi Hendrix Experience and Pink Floyd are awesome and deserve praise for being groundbreaking - christangrant

Bands from this genre are decent but when it comes to Rock this genre gets lots of attention. - SomePersonYouHate

4 Hard Rock 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.

I like this genre but even I can admit that it's overrated. - SomePersonYouHate

5 Death Metal Death Metal

I'm just going to say this you may not agree with me but the only band I would say is overrated in Death Metal is Cannibal Corpse only because their is much better bands out there, Death Metal is actually one of the most varied genres both lyrically and musically, There so many sub genres of death metal alone that it would take time to list them all, but the only share one thing: Death Growls I can understand if you don't like them Growls are a taste that takes time to get used to but once you do you'll see why people love this genre and I why I wouldn't call it overrated. - christangrant

I don't see why people love this genre and probably never will. It gets a lot of unnecessary praise. Plus the only "Death Metal" band I can tolerate is Gojira the rest is just pure garbage to me... - SomePersonYouHate

My god... this genre is so overrated that it hurts. - SomePersonYouHate

6 Screamo
7 Power Metal Power Metal

Overrated to a very big extent but it's decent. - SomePersonYouHate

The Cheesy Power Metal bands are overrated like DragonForce

however The ones that aren't cheesy like Edguy, Primal Fear, are underrated - christangrant

8 Metalcore Metalcore
9 Nu Metal

NOT OVERRATED it's overhated... nearly ever metalhead on this damn site hates this genre... - SomePersonYouHate

10 Symphonic Metal Symphonic Metal

My favorite Metal genre but I can admit that it's overrated. - SomePersonYouHate

The Contenders

11 Pop Punk Pop Punk

It's not overrated if there's lots of hate given to it... it's overhated if anything. - SomePersonYouHate

12 Punk Rock Punk Rock 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.

Somewhat overrated. - SomePersonYouHate

This is the only one I agree with on this list with maybe Psychedelic as a 2nd

Its not bad but too repetitive for my taste

The rest in my opinion deserve praise aside from a few bands in those genres - christangrant

13 Pop Rock Pop Rock
14 Deathcore Deathcore
15 Alternative Rock 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.
16 Progressive Rock 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.

Prog. Rock is quite overrated. - SomePersonYouHate

17 Industrial Rock Industrial Rock
18 Progressive Metal Progressive Metal

I find Prog genres to be underrated - christangrant

But Prog bands are underrated compared to other genres, because most prog bands have the highest amount of skill and technically when it comes to rock/Metal but yet they are below bands with much less musical skill (Especially when compared to Punk genres) - christangrant

Slightly overrated but not as overrated as other genres. - SomePersonYouHate

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