Top Ten Punk Rock Sub-Genres

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This is a list for the top ten punk rock sub-genres, such as pop-punk(Green Day, Sum 41, Blink-182) melodic hardcore(Bad Religion, Rise Against) etc... Note: This list is NOT for bands, it is for genres. Do not add bands.

The Top Ten

1 Hardcore Punk

One of the few subgenres where there is no doubt that it is 100% punk

Understands what Punk ia really about, aggression and rebellion!

2 Classic Punk

I was actually thinking of making this list yesterday. But there is no "punk" style that stacks up against the classic sound of The Ramones, Clash, Sex Pistols, Dead Kennedys, The Germs, and The Descendants. - ryanrimmel

Classic punk is one of the best punk sub-genres. punk rock started from here - zxm

3 Ska Punk

Ska punk is not only my favorite punk rock sub-genre, but my favorite genre in general. Rancid(although they also fit into hardcore punk! ), Goldfinger, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, so many good bands. But really, everyone wins as long as its punk. - SmileyStudios

4 Melodic Hardcore
5 Metal Core

Is metal core a sub-genre of punk rock? - zxm

Mix of Both Metal and Hardcore so it does count as subgenres of both. - DarkBoi-X

6 Crossover Thrash

Thrash Metal + Hardcore Punk. Which Thrash Metal already had Hardcore punk in it. Along with other extreme metal subgenres. - MegadethFan07

7 Crust Punk

Crust Punk Is heavier than Hardcore Punk. Because It’s also a extreme metal subgenre. It has Biker Metal and Proto-Extreme Metal. - MegadethFan07

Br00tal stuff brah! It has elements of extreme metal and hardcore punk. Best thing since Deathgrind and crossover Thrash!

8 Horror Punk

Misfits. - Userguy44

9 Pop-Punk

Pop punk aren't very bad that some say. green day is a good punk though - zxm

I know, pop music is the worst thing wich mankind ever made but pop-punk is really good

10 Skate Punk

Skate punk rules!
amazing bands that are skate punk include but aren't limited to NOFX, Millencolin, Lagwagon, Gold Finger, Pennywise and Less than Jake.

The Contenders

11 Garage Punk
12 Post-Punk
13 Rapcore
14 Anarcho Punk
15 Grindcore

Has Crust Punk In It. - MegadethFan07

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

No, grunge is a sub-genre of alternative rock, not punk rock - zxm

19 Deutschpunk

This is a real subgenre? - MegadethFan07

20 Post-Hardcore
21 Celtic Punk
22 Afropunk
23 Queercore
24 Folk Punk

The front bottoms, modern baseball, and mccafferty

Neutral Milk Hotel <3

25 Emo Punk

Which can have pop and or hardcore elements plus it hits you in the feels
Ex. My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Jimmy Eat World, Blink 182

26 Rockabilly

Psychobilly Is a punk subgenre. Not rockabilly though. - MegadethFan07

The rockabilly I know is something like rock n roll. came long ago than punk rock. - zxm

27 Garage Rock

It’s actually the other way around. Punk rock Is a subgenre of garage rock. So Is hard rock. - MegadethFan07

Agreed with ryanrimmel's remix. is garage rock really a sub-genre of punk rock? no, cause it was originated before punk rock it sounds more likely power-pop - zxm

28 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. ...read more.

If metalcore counts as a subgenre of metal then thrash metal is also a subgenre of hardcore punk - yungstirjoey666

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Top Remixes (7)

1. Classic Punk
2. Ska Punk
3. Hardcore Punk
ryanrimmel
1. Hardcore Punk
2. Melodic Hardcore
3. Rapcore
DarkBoi-X
1. Hardcore Punk
2. Classic Punk
3. Garage Punk
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