Top Rock Subgenres

The father genre of every genre that sounds good, the REAL music, ROCK ON!!! and vote for your favorite subgenre which was born from Rock Music!

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

Yeah um it is not exactly rock it has became a different genre - PanagosBoi

It is still a rock subgenre in my opinion - _Jack_

That's...not rock...that's metal...:/ - Idiot244

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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.

So great. - Fullwalking2

3 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.

Yep. Especially Yes. Yes is a great prog band.

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4 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

Come on,punk rock should be on #1,is the best genre of rock!


5 Blues Rock Blues Rock

The best of the best, the stones, the doors

Just listen Joe Bonamassa ''Just Got Paid''...

6 Alternative Rock Alternative Rock

A very wide and popular sub-genre, it is everywhere, if you don't listen to alternative rock, you're either living in an indigenous tribe or, god forbid, a psychopath.

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

7 Psychedelic Rock

This is honestly my Favorite Musical Genre of All time (prog would be a close second), and I feel for good reason too. I mean what is there not to like about Psychedelic Rock. It is I feel the most creative music genre of all time. The Fuzz Guitars make the music sound awesome as well. With some of the most talented band ever being Psychedelic rock such as The Beatles (Later on in their Career), Pink Floyd (Early), Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Jefferson Airplane, The Doors, and even the more obscure bands like Blue Cheer, Love, and Iron Butterfly, I also like or may even love a lot of the modern Psychedelic bands like Tame Impala, The Black Angles, The Flaming Lips, etc. And without it we would not have Prog, Kraut, Acid, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, and much more! - RogerWatersfan1999

8 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 .
9 Christian Rock

just no. - sweetbeef

10 Folk Rock

The Contenders

11 Art Rock
12 Indie Rock

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

13 Soft Rock
14 Christian Metal

Religion + metal= doesn't mix - sweetbeef

15 Acid Rock
16 Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde
17 Southern Rock
18 Garage Rock
19 Electronic Rock
20 Krautrock Krautrock
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