Most Underrated Subgenres in Rock and Metal


The Top Ten

1 Death n Roll

Entombed, Carcass, Gorefest etc. - cjWriter1997


2 Crossover Thrash Crossover Thrash

S.O.D., Suicidal Tendencies, D.R.I. etc. - cjWriter1997

3 Crust Punk

Amebix, Wolfbrigade, Extreme Noise Terror etc. - cjWriter1997

4 Stoner Rock Stoner Rock

Kyuss, Sleep, Clutch, Fu Manchu etc. - cjWriter1997

5 Folk Metal Folk Metal

Agalloch, Alestorm, Ensiferum, Finntroll, so many good bands. - cjWriter1997

6 Noise Rock Noise Rock

Big Black, Butthole Surfers, Sonic Youth etc. - cjWriter1997

7 Post-Rock Post-Rock

Swans, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, SigĂșr Ros etc. - cjWriter1997

8 Sludge Metal Sludge Metal

Crowbar, Neurosis, Melvins etc. - cjWriter1997

9 Technical Thrash Metal

Coroner, Annihilator, Watchtower, and many more. - Metal_Treasure

10 Doom Metal Doom Metal

Candlemass, Saint Vitus, Funeral, Type O Negative (also a bit gothic too) and of course Black Sabbath. - cjWriter1997

The Contenders

11 Industrial Rock Industrial Rock

There are good bands in this genre but I actually think it's very overrated - M. Manson, Rammstein, NIN, and so on, are very well known. And people always add them to almost all metal lists I make, which annoys me because these aren't metal bands. It's Industrial Rock. Period. - Metal_Treasure

Also Rammstein isn't completely Industrial, just has some influences from the genre. - cjWriter1997

From NIN to Strapping Young Lad to Fear Factory. There's some great bands in this subgenre. - cjWriter1997

12 Progressive Rock Progressive Rock
13 Psychedelic Rock Psychedelic Rock
14 Acid Rock Acid Rock
15 Art Rock
16 Garage Rock Garage Rock
17 Soft Rock
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