Top Ten Metal Sub Genres

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41 Viking Metal

You guys don't know what viking metal is - it's a subgenre of black metal with influences from Nordic folk music. But it's not folk metal because folk metal is a subgenre of power metal.
Many bands from different metal subgenres use viking lyrical themes but it doesn't mean they are viking metal.
Amon Amarth sing about vikings but their music is melodic death metal and not viking metal/black metal. - Metal_Treasure

Viking metal was created by Bathory and it is a sub genre of black metal

Oh for gods sake, this probably doesn't deserve a place in the top five, but 35th place is just ridiculous.

They should make an Elder Scrolls metal subgenre.

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42 Crossover Thrash

Toxic Holocaust, Bio-Cancer, Municipal Waste, the list goes on. - Metalhead1997


DRI, Stormtroopers of Death, Iron Reagan, Agnostic Front, and Crumbsuckers are great bands! - ryanrimmel

43 Brutal Technical Death Metal

You like brutal death metal? You like tech death? Excellent, because this very genre combines both BDM and tech death and makes it even better. Check out bands like Flesh Consumed and Nile.

Epic riffs and drumming combined with brutality

Cryptopsy and Nile are my favorite bands from this subgenre. - Metal_Treasure

Like Katalepsy or Katatonia? - Metalhead1997

44 Jazzcore

What? List some bands, please. - Metalhead1997

45 Hair Metal

Isn't is same as glam metal. - zxm

This doesn't exist. - Metalhead1997

46 Progressive Vegetarian Grindcore

This is just a loose way of describing Cattle Decapitation. - Metalhead1997

What, the, hell, is, this?


I would actually recommend giving this a listen, it the most stupidly hilarious thing you will ever hear! Just read the name, VEGE-Tarian.

47 Blackened Thrash Metal

Color the world, Blackened?

Sodom, Venom, Skeletonwitch, Deströyer 666, Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust - ryanrimmel

48 Nintendocore

This is real. I'm not making this up. Like, one time I was listening to a Nintendocore song that at first had video game sound effects, but then it had screaming and playing the guitar loud like a screamo band. It's just so surreal.

What the hell is Nintendocore? Laugh out loud.

When I said surreal I meant it in a good way. Not a bad way.

This is not a thing these people do not know what they are talking about

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49 Funeral Doom

Impending Doom.

Lycus, Funeral Tears, Ahab, etc. - Metalhead1997

If you like dark depresive and atmospheric stuff this is for you. Bands that I recomend:(EVOKEN is my favorite of all time), funeral, thergothon.

50 Dark Metal

It's a genre of metal that takes the piss out of all the metal genres. It is the greatest metal genre of all time, though you'll need a torch or a candle to find one of it's exponents. It is deeply underground.

What is this genre

51 Wigger Slam Metal

I just love me some wigger slam metal the most important sub genre in metal by far

Never heard of this.


Funniest vocals in all of metal. BREE BREE BREE BREE.

52 Pirate Metal

No such thing. And don't throw Alestorm at me. - IronSabbathPriest

Pirate shanties meshed with heavy metal? Hell yeah! - MKBeast



53 Slam Death Metal

Abominable Putridity, Kraanium, Katalepsy, Devourment, Ingested - ryanrimmel

54 Slamming Brutal Death Metal

There are some good bands in this. Cerebral Incubation, Epicardiectomy, Gastrorrexis, Guttural Slug, Kyojin Daigyakusatsu, Crepitation, etc.

55 Black Groove Metal

Black Groove Metal is amazing! Listen to the band Khold. Right. NOW. - ThatoneMetalhead

56 Mallcore

Definitely. As Bill Hicks said: in the future, all shopping malls shall be linked. Jello Biafra also took a swipe at this mindless commerciality in one of his side-projects.

57 Post-hardcore

Don't put that in punk either. It's a disgrace and we don't want it.

Actually, post-hardcore is a subgenre of punk not metal.

I actually don't mind it. It's not the archaic Hardcore of Black Flag etc. but more post-Hatebreed, Biohazard etc. The term Hardcore doesn't mean straight-edge Punk bands anymore. It's a metal movement.

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58 Blackgaze

Mix of black metal and shoe-gaze. it's atmospheric sub-genre if you seek bands like Alcest, Les discrets, and lantlos.

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59 Symphonic Black Metal Symphonic Black Metal
60 Glam Metal

I can't believe nu metal is even on the list - admonlee

I LOVE GLAM METAL! There's so many great bands like Motley Crue, definitely Leppard, Scorpions, Dokken, Poison, Warrant, Europe, and many other bands! My top 5 is 5: Power Metal (Dream Theater) 4: Groove Metal (Pantera) 3: Heavy Metal (Black Label Society) 2: Glam Metal (Motley Crue) 1: Thrash Metal (Megadeth)

no its not gay! Def Leppard should have been included in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. - russian

Glam Metal is overhated, really. IT's melodic- usually the vocals are good, good riffs, happy lyrics, and it attracted metalheads who would explore more like prog and thrash - SoldierOfFortune

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