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 Power Metal
Alternative Metal Gothic Metal Progressive Metal
Atmospheric Hardcore Grindcore Rap Metal
Black Metal Grunge Metal Sludge Metal
Christian Metal Hard Rock Space Rock
Crossover Industrial Stoner Rock
Death Metal Instrumental Thrash Metal
Doom Metal Melodic Death Metal Traditional Metal
Doomdeath Metalcore Viking Metal
Eclectic Metal Nu-Metal  
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