Top Ten Rock/Metal Music Subgenres that Shouldn't Been Considered as Entirely Different SubgenresThese subgenres usually are accepted as entirely different rock/metal music subgenres, but actually they're only more like styles or only different concepts for song forms, but not genres.
I don't get why it's an accepted different genre... instrumental rock/metal songs could be from any rock/metal subgenres, from folk rock to death metal.
Agreed here. - zxm
Surf rock is actually rock and roll with themes related to surfing or summer... why does a theme make an other genre?
I actually think this is something like a fusion of hard rock art rock and pop rock but whatever - PanagosBoi
Hard Rock, Garage Rock or Power Pop played by women-dressed men, again, why would this a different genre?
This is the same as pop metal so it is a genre - PanagosBoi
Hard Rock, or very rarely! traditional heavy metal played by painted faced and women-dressed men.
Indie means the music was recorded, produced or supported under an independent label, not an entirely different genre.
It became a genre - PanagosBoi
Again, it's simply punk rock, why would dressing made an other genre?
This is not exactly punk or garage rock it is heavier than garage rock and it does not sound like punk - PanagosBoi
Garage rock and rock and roll songs that post factum sounds like they inspired the creation of punk rock. Again, why is this a different genre?
Psychedelic rock played heavier, usually mixed with blues rock.
I don't think it was ever considered as a genre. - zxm
Traditional heavy metal or power metal songs with pirate themes. Still not an entirely different subgenre.
Music is usually folk metal with lyrics about pirates. Not a music genre. - Metal_Treasure
Some people think it's a metal genre. But its actually metal songs with Christian lyrics. - zxm
All unblack metal bands are black metal bands. Just different lyrics. - zxm
This. All the artists that get classified as shock rock (Alice Cooper, KISS, etc.) more often get classified as hard rock.
I don't think shredding is ever considered as a genre. However some people think it's a guitar technique. Neither it's a genre not it's a technique. It's a huge term. It doesn't necessarily have to be difficult. Rather its technical and fast. No one knows who invented shredding. Also some people think its only in metal (and in rock). But its also in jazz and in some blues. - zxm
A difficult kind of guitar playing, not a different music genre...
Classic rock has always seemed like a term to me rather than a genre. I mean all classic rock songs have different genres. Its like rock songs that become classic. - zxm