The Differences Between The Metal Genres
Published at : 15 Nov 2020
I've made this video to show ya 15 important subgenres of metal music!
● Heavy Metal ● Thrash Metal ● Black Metal ● Death Metal ● (Speed Metal) ● Metalcore ● Doom Metal ● Groove Metal ● Gothic Metal ● Glam Metal ● Progressive Metal ● Nu Metal ● Folk Metal ● Power Metal ● Neoclassical Metal ●
* Notice that Speed-Metal is a confusing and unspecific term. Nowadays this term is practically dead. The genre refers to (often European) metal music that is much faster than Heavy-Metal, but more melodic and less raw than Thrash-Metal. Today, many other metal genres could also be ascribed as Speed-Metal (Power-Metal for example!), which makes it very confusing.
* I ommited Symphonic-Metal because I think it's a useless and nonspecific term for a seperate metal genre. I think many metal genres can be 'symphonic'. For example there's Symphonic Black-Metal and Symphonic Death-Metal. Moreover, some metal genres are nearly always 'symphonic', among which Gothic-Metal and Power-Metal.