Heavy metal subgenres
A number of heavy metal genres have developed since the emergence of heavy metal (often shortened to metal) during the late 1960s and early 1970s. At times heavy metal genres may overlap or are diffic...
Top 25 Symphonic Metal Songs
A countdown of our 25 favourite Symphonic Metal songs.
Top 10 Symphonic Metal Bands
Top 10 Symphonic Metal Bands
Neo-classical metal
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Progressive metal
A few good progressive metal bands. Andromeda - The Words Unspoken Circus Maximus - Why Am I Here Dream Theater - Take the Time Jordan Rudess - Time Crunch O...
Avant-garde metal
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Alternative metal
Alternative metal (also known as alt-metal or hard alternative) is a style of heavy metal. Alternative metal usually combines elements of heavy metal with influences from parent-genre alternative rock...
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Avant-garde metal
Avant-garde metal, also known as avant-metal or experimental metal, is a subgenre of heavy metal music loosely defined by use of experimentation and characterized by the use of innovative, avant-garde...
Black metal
Black metal is an extreme subgenre and subculture of heavy metal music. Common traits include fast tempos, a shrieking vocal style, highly distorted guitars played with tremolo picking, raw (lo-fi) re...
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Christian metal
Christian metal, also known as white metal, is a form of heavy metal music usually defined by its message using song lyrics as well as the dedication of the band members to Christianity. Christian met...
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Unblack metal
Unblack metal (or Christian black metal) is a genre of music that is stylistically black metal, but whose artists promote Christianity in their lyrics and imagery. Unblack metal artists are controvers...
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Crust punk
Crust punk (often simply crust) is a form of music influenced by anarcho-punk, hardcore punk and extreme metal. The style, which evolved in the mid-1980s in England, often has songs with dark and pess...
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Death metal
Death metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music. It typically employs heavily distorted and low tuned guitars, played with techniques such as palm muting and tremolo picking, deep growling voc...
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Melodic death metal
Melodic death metal (also referred to as melodeath or MDM) is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music that combines death metal with elements of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. The style origina...
Technical death metal
Technical death metal (sometimes called tech-death or progressive death metal) is a musical subgenre of death metal that focuses on complex rhythms, riffs and song structures. Technical experimentatio...
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Doom metal
Doom metal is an extreme form of heavy metal music that typically uses slower tempos, low-tuned guitars and a much "thicker" or "heavier" sound than other metal genres. Both the music and the lyrics i...
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Funeral doom
Doom metal is an extreme form of heavy metal music that typically uses slower tempos, low-tuned guitars and a much "thicker" or "heavier" sound than other metal genres. Both the music and the lyrics i...
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Drone metal
Drone metal (also known as drone doom and power ambient) is a style of heavy metal that melds the slow tempos and heaviness of doom metal with the long-duration tones of drone music. Drone metal is so...
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Sludge metal
Sludge metal (sometimes referred to simply as "sludge") is an extreme genre of music that melds elements of doom metal and hardcore punk, and sometimes southern rock. Sludge metal is typically harsh a...
Extreme metal
Extreme metal is a loosely defined umbrella term for a number of related heavy metal music subgenres that have developed since the early 1980s. The term usually refers to a more abrasive, harsher, und...
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Folk metal
Folk metal is a fusion genre of heavy metal music and traditional folk music that developed in Europe during the 1990s. It is characterised by the widespread use of folk instruments and, to a lesser e...
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Funk metal
Funk metal (also known as thrash funk or funkcore) is a fusion genre of funk rock and heavy metal.
AllMusic has claimed that "funk metal evolved in the mid-'80s when alternative bands like the Red...
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Glam metal
Glam metal (also known as hair metal, sleaze metal and often used synonymously with pop metal) is a subgenre of hard rock and heavy metal. It combines elements of those genres with punk rock and pop m...
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Gothic metal
Gothic metal (or goth metal) is a subgenre of heavy metal and gothic rock that combines the heaviness of doom metal or death-doom with the dark atmospheres of gothic rock. The music of gothic metal is...
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Grindcore
Grindcore is an extreme genre of music that originated in the early- to mid-1980s. It draws inspiration from some of the most abrasive-sounding music genres – including thrash metal, industrial music,...
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Groove metal
Groove metal (sometimes called post-thrash, neo-thrash, power groove or simply groove) is a subgenre of heavy metal music. It is often used to describe Pantera and Exhorder. At its core, groove metal...
Industrial metal
Industrial metal is a musical genre that draws from industrial dance music, thrash metal and hardcore punk, using repeating metal guitar riffs, sampling, synthesizer or sequencer lines, and distorted ...
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Metalcore
Metalcore is a broad fusion genre of extreme metal and hardcore punk. The name is an amalgam of the names of the two genres, distinguished by its emphasis on breakdowns, which are slow, intense pass...
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Deathcore
Deathcore is an extreme metal fusion genre that combines the characteristics of death metal and metalcore. It is defined by death metal riffs, blast beats and use of metalcore breakdowns. Deathcore ga...
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Nintendocore
Nintendocore (also known as Nintendo rock, video rock, and nerdcore) is a music genre that fuses aggressive styles of modern rock with chiptune and video game music. Pioneered by Horse the Band, The A...
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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 heavy...
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