Top Ten Words to Describe Certain Genres of Metal

The Top Ten

1 Epic - Power Metal

Wow..Great list, all right words for the genres! - Ananya

2 Frenetic - Thrash Metal
3 Complex - Progressive Metal

This is one of the reasons I like prog metal. Very few metal genres are complicated as prog metal. - zxm

4 Classic - Traditional Metal
5 Satanic - Black Metal

This list is mostly accurate (giggidy)

6 Dark - Death Metal
7 Classy - Symphonic Metal
8 Groovy - Groove Metal
9 Depressing - Doom Metal

I like saying ominous. - Metalhead1997

10 Overrated - Nu Metal

No,it's overhated if anything.-DarkBoi-X

Yes. It's very overrated and most of it isn't metal. Look, usually Nu metal bands are nominated for the metal Grammys and often win. Korn won a Grammy but bands like Death, Opeth, Blind Guardian, etc., never won. Also, Korn won a Metal Grammy in 2003, Megadeth - in 2017... And Korn admitted they were never a metal band but didn't return the Metal Grammy. Disgusting. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Brutal - Death Metal

Is this brutal death metal or are you describing the whole genre? - Metalhead1997

The riffs. - zxm

12 Aggressive - Extreme Metal

Extreme metal is not really a genre. Its just a part of metal music. People call it umbrella term. But yeah, extreme metal is very aggressive. Death metal, black metal or thrash metal for example. - zxm

13 Not Real Metal - Nu Metal
14 Crap - Metalcore

The emo Metalcore bands are crap but bands like Bullet For My Valentine and As I Lay Dying are great.-DarkBoi-X

Look, metalcore is "core" (i.e. punk) influenced by metal. It's basically a punk subgenre. Some metalcore bands skip the metal part and what's left is punk with pop. No metal in it. - Metal_Treasure

I don't like metalcore vocals. But I think metalcore instrumental is good. I don't like the famous metalcore bands. I like some underrated metalcore bands. - zxm

Great way to describe this genre of "Metal" - christangrant

15 Awful - Deathcore

Deathcore is the punk version of death metal. Not metal for me. - Metal_Treasure

With the exception of Job For A Cowboy - nickolie

16 Disgusting - Pornogrind

This isn't a music subgenre. It's grindcore with porn lyrics. The genre is grindcore. Oh, and it's punk, not metal. So stop putting Pornogrind is metal genres. It's not a genre and not metal. - Metal_Treasure

17 Disgrace to Mankind - Crunkcore

It's not metal. It's punk. - Metal_Treasure

18 Overrated - Thrash Metal
19 Robotic - Industrial Metal

Yes, it is robotic but most of it isn't really metal, it's just industrial rock people think is metal. Basically the concept of "Industrial Metal" bears a contradiction in it. - Metal_Treasure

20 Exciting - Alternative metal
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Complex - Progressive Metal
2. Epic - Power Metal
3. Brutal - Death Metal
1. Frenetic - Thrash Metal
2. Epic - Power Metal
3. Classic - Traditional Metal
1. Groovy - Groove Metal
2. Dark - Death Metal
3. Frenetic - Thrash Metal

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