Worst Metal Subgenres


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41 Crossover Thrash

Really? Toxic Holocaust, Bio-Cancer, Municipal Waste? - Metalhead1997

Suicidal Tendencies is great - Caleb9000

I only enjoy Municipal Waste, but the genre is just terrible. All these bands do is play fast for the sake of playing fast. And most of their lyrical themes are about drinking, parting, headbanging, moshing, playing their own genre, and other stupid random. There are some terrible thrash bands that aren't really crossover, but definitely fit within the genre. (I'm looking at you... Lich King) If you want GOOD thrash metal, I would recommend Dark Angel, Sadus, and late '80s and early '90s era of Sepul-tura! And for the record, I'm the one who added this genre to the list.

42 Blackcore

Oh come on not even a thing - Lucretia

Nope, Blackcore is very real... and very bad. It's technically called "Blackened Deathcore". - ThatoneMetalhead

43 Pirate Metal

Pirate metal is a sub genre of power metal that mixes it with folk metal that often incorporates sailor-sequences vocal melodies. Running Wild is a good example of a pirate metal band. - Caleb9000

Like I said about viking metal. You're making a genre out of a lyrical theme which is ridiculous.

There is NO such subgenre - it's folk metal with lyrics about pirates. Music is still folk metal. - Metal_Treasure

Alestorm. - Metalhead1997

44 Technical Death Metal

Technical death metal was awesome in the 1990's. But sadly nowadays a lot of the tech-death genre is full of horrible wank-fest bands who just play fast for the sake of it without any real passion. ( I'm looking at you Brain Drill)

45 Slam Death Metal

I like Slam. It definitely isn't for everyone. If you like brutal death metal bands like Dying Fetus, then you would like Slam Death Metal. Check out bands like Katalepsy, Abominable Putridity, Ingested, or Kraanium - ryanrimmel

46 Stoner Metal

Really? Acid Witch, Electric Wizard, Sleep, THOSE bands suck?! You need to branch out more often, dude. - Metalhead1997

47 Viking Metal

You're literally making a metal subgenre out of a lyrical theme. Enough said!

Most people don't know what Viking metal is. It isn't Amon Amarth (they are melodeth). Viking metal is a genre that mixes folk metal with epic doom metal, sometimes with black metal. A good example of a Viking metal album would be Hammerheart by Bathory. Amorphis' "Tales From The Thousand Lakes could also be called Viking metal. - Caleb9000

I voted just so I could say this. Amon Amarth aren't Viking Metal! And no, Viking Metal is not just a lyrical theme, it's an actual sound. Just listen to 'Hammerheart' by Bathory

Its good actually think Amon Amarth - Lucretia

48 Blackgaze

Deafheaven are great, Alcest are as well (for example), no matter who are listening to them or how they look like. Now, stop being a huge retard who wants to hear something he has already heard and can't stand unusual outfits and aesthetics.

An example? Deafhaven. This genre is a sub genre of black metal which hipsters sing about. Ultimately, it ruins black Metal. Absolute turd of a genre

49 Hair Metal

With Nu metal should be on top ~

50 Symphonic Metal

At least it's at the bottom. Symphonic Metal is one of the most underrated and most awesome metal subgenres!

It's just really lame music for goth kids

51 Brutal Death Metal

When brutal death first started, it had great bands (Suffocation, Cryptopsy, early Cannible Corpse, Devourment), but a lot of the modern bands are clones with forgettable and laughable music. The only two that actually seem to put out quality music are Nile and Brain Drill. Cattle Decapitations last album in 2015 was also awesome.

Cannibal corpse are very nice


To heavy for somne people buit the fans... they loe it - Lucretia

52 Deathgrind

Cattle Decapitation. - Metalhead1997

53 Goregrind
54 Noisegrind
55 Blackened Death Metal
56 Pre-1994 Black Metal

Again, this joke is retarded! - Neonco31

57 Melodic Death Metal

This isn't at all a cross between pop and death metal which for work reason some people believe it is. It actually is more a cross between death metal and the new wave of British heavy metal. Check out pre clay an inflames, non mid period soilwork, Carcass's heartwork, dark tranquility, Amon Amarth, and at the gates

What?! Arch Enemy is melodic death metal and they're awesome! Same with The Agonist!

Why is the third famous genre of metal here?

This is the best death metal to me - Lucretia

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58 Progressive Metal

This is one of the best metal subgenres.

Why is this even here? Progressive metal is one of the best metal sub-genres. - zxm

There are some good progressive metal bands. Others are just really generic.

My favorite sub genre. - Caleb9000

59 Electronicore
60 Neo-Classical Metal Neo-Classical Metal Neoclassical metal is a subgenre of heavy metal that is heavily influenced by classical music and usually features very technical playing, consisting of elements borrowed from both classical and speed metal music.

Only few bands do it right. Rest are just monotonous

Most Neo-Classical Metal artists are ridiculously good at what they do... They're just a bunch of wankers. It's a pretentious re-hash of Yngwie and Dream Theater. They've got the technical skill down, I just don't think the music they make is particularly interesting or enjoyable.

Haggard is a pretty great band!

I hate this genre, I don't understand how and why people love this genre! This is a pathetic and messed up subgenre of metal ever!

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