Top Rock Subgenres

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The Top Ten

1 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.

The best of the best of the best of the BEST! If you hate this then you're waste of human flesh and blood! - Nord666

Metal is NOT a rock subgenre. Get your facts straight!

Not only best Dungeness of rock, its the best kind of music

2 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.
3 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.

I like punk rock so much


4 Progressive (Prog) Rock

Music for smart people.

Don't be turned off to this amazing genre that say "it's for smart people only" or "you wouldn't understand it" This genre of music changed my life. Simply put: It is music without limits.

Absolutley astonishing music. Never gets boring and never ceases to amaze. Complexity, stylistic diversity and overall incredible musicianship make this subgenre unrivaled in my eyes.

How is the idiotic subgenre of Punk Rock with it's only 4 chords songs above the complex and experimental Porgressive Rock?

5 Blues Rock Blues Rock

The best of the best, the stones, the doors

6 Alternative Rock Alternative Rock

I would've voted for heavy metal, but seeing this at only 6 is disappointing.

7 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 .
8 Christian Rock
9 Indie Rock

Why do I have to explain my pick when it's based exclusively on personal taste? It feels completely unnescesary :S

10 Psychedelic Rock

The Contenders

11 Folk Rock
12 Soft Rock
13 Christian Metal
14 Southern Rock
15 Art Rock
16 Garage Rock
17 Electronic Rock
18 Jazz Fusion

Combination of Jazz and Rock make this an awesome genre. - Nord666

19 Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde
20 Stoner Rock
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