Metal Genres

The pages below briefly describe many of the genres and classifications of metal and related forms of extreme music, as well as provide specific band listings for these genres. This is really only a guideline, and one man's guideline at that -- a lot of this is subject to opinion and is the source of endless debate among fans.

70's Metal Folk Metal NWOBHM
80's Metal Goth Rock/Metal Occult Rock
Alternative Metal Gothic Metal Power Metal
Post-Metal Grindcore Progressive Metal
Black Metal Grunge Metal Rap Metal
Christian Metal Hard Rock Sludge Metal
Crossover Industrial Space Rock
Death Metal Instrumental Stoner Rock
Doom Metal Melodic Death Metal Thrash Metal
Doomdeath Metalcore Traditional Metal
Eclectic Metal Nu-Metal Viking Metal

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