Top Ten Metal Sub Genres

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41 Rap Metal

When most people think of rap metal, they think of Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park. Well those bands are horrible (LK was good back in the day, but they suck now). Listen to bands like RATM, and you'll grow to love rap metal.

This list is false. Thrash metal is not good at all. Rap metal should be in the top tens. People who listen to rap and metal music at the same time should listen to this type of metal subgenre.

Anthrax ep.

42 Drone Metal

Though I agree with genres like Thrash and Power metal, drone is such a unique genre because you truly need to just loose yourself in the waves of sound baring down onto U. Sunn O)))'s Dark One and Monoliths and Dimensions are eerily beautiful and you truly get absorbed into it. WARNING: This not a genre that you can tap your foot or headbang to, it requires you to really listen. Also, you need a lot of patience considering most drone songs are 15 minutes long and it could be about a minute before another chord is played. So put on Sunn O))), sit back and get lost in it.

Drone Metal? Does a nuclear bombardment raining down on civilians count as drone metal? How about Clone Metal? Metallica has many of those chasing them around.

Drone is a experimental genre. Bands like Sunn O))), Boris, Earth, and Growing define this strange genre. It is comprised of long notes, and weird dark ambient sound effects. It's not for everyone. You have to appreciate drone Metal - ryanrimmel

This is boring. Sunn O))) is the only band I know of in this subgenre but it's just BORING. - Metalhead1997

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43 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

44 Blackened Death Metal

Behemoth is one of if not the greatest metal band of this generation. This is an amazing subgenre

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45 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

46 Jazzcore

What? List some bands, please. - Metalhead1997

47 Djent

It's a genre from Meshuggah, incorporates more progressive elements like Tool and the like, throw in a bit of clean and dirty vocals from metalcore, and go ahead and kill yourself over how diverse metal has become. Bring back Black Sabbath just for sanity's sake.

A sub genre of prog metal, but due to its rise in popularity I now almost consider it a stand alone genre, and it has its own unique characteristics.

Bands like Meshuggah, Animals as Leaders, and some Periphery are good. But djent is not a genre, it is a playing style - ryanrimmel

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48 Progressive Vegetarian Grindcore

What, the, hell, is, this?

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


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

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50 Wigger Slam Metal

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

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51 Pirate Metal

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

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



52 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.

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53 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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54 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.

55 Slam Death Metal

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

56 Slamming Brutal Death Metal

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

57 Black Groove Metal

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

58 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.

59 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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60 Tribal Metal

I wouldn't call tribal metal a genre mainly because genres are based on sound, not lyrical content. Roots, as mentioned by the other guy is more of a groove/nu metal album.

Sepultura (Roots-era). Soulfly. Most of metal is tribal so far as community goes. I don't know if it's a genre though. Help!

Unless you're referring to "Roots Bloody Roots" by Sepultura, I have to reconsider this. - Metalhead1997

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