What's your favourite music genres?

Sun, 19/02/2017 - 14:28

what's your three favourite music genres (assuming that we'll consider different genres of metal as "metal") and their top representatives?
Here's my list:
1. Classical music (XIX and XX century) - Ravel, Wagner, Tchaikovsky;
2. Metal (thrash and "classic metal") - Overkill, Exodus, Judas Priest;
3. Jazz - Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Armstrong.
What's yours?

Blüdrayne's picture

I don't see the point of having to classify all metal genres under one umbrella, when many genres of metal have much more in common with genres outside metal than with genres on further branches of metal's family tree.

grime81's picture

yeah, at that rate i would just say i only listen to the genre of rock and roll

Into Glory Ride's picture


Hard enough to choose top represantatived of a SUBgenre, for Metal in general it is just a completely grotesque thought.

judascrust's picture

Metal is really the only genre I could honestly say is a favorite; while I do enjoy a lot of other kinds of music, I don't really support them/collect records or listen to them enough to call them "favorites"

Trah666's picture

I really like old industrial, power electronic, noise rock, and neo folk. Not sure if it counts as a genre but I also like tracking down sound tracks from old exploitation films, especially old Italian horror. They have this real slimy sleezy kinda feel to them. That being said metal was the first kind of music that I truly fell in love with. It has shaped my life in every way imaginable.

Metaldemon's picture

I started out when I was little my dad listening to Boston, Cream, Elf, Rainbow, CCR, Kansas, Black Sabbath and of coarse Johnny Cash. I never had any interest other than those early Metal bands back in the day. I was an up and coming metalhead as a little kid and well into my teenage years so I like nothing else.

nameless_rites's picture

Classical, baroque, Romantic - Bach, Couperin, Telemann, Scarlatti, Bruckner, Schubert, Brahms, Chopin, Saint Saens, Beethoven, Resphighi, a lot of stuff written for guitar like Sor, Giuliani, Tarrega, Barrios, Torroba, Rodrigo etc

early black metal - Emperor, Burzum, Summoning, Graveland, Bathory, Darkthrone, Immortal, Varathron, Enslaved, Sacramentum, Gorgoroth, Ildjarn/Sort Vokter, Mayhem, Dissection
early death metal - Suffocation, Gorguts, Autopsy, Pestilence, Carnage, Entombed, Demilich, Morbid Angel, Deicide
various types of doom - Saturnus, Skepticism, Thergothon, Candlemass, Solitude Aeturnus, Ras Algethi, Morgion, 3rd and the Mortal, Estatic Fear

Vintage analog electronic - Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Ashra, Brian Eno as well as some more modern stuff like Autechre, Voices From The Lake, Biosphere, Coil, Aphex Twin, Pete Namlook, John Talabot

Neofolk/traditional/neoclassical/etc - Tenhi, Lord Wind, Dead Can Dance, Empyrium, Loreena McKennitt, Amber Asylum, Elend, Nest, Musk Ox, Silk Road Ensemble, Jordi Savall

I've never really been into much rock, or the more "rockish" side of metal. Most of my musical taste was formed around youthful exposure to epic film soundtracks i.e. Conan the Barbarian and such. I did go through a big Misfits phase as a kid, though

Metaldemon's picture

Misfits!!!!! Skull, last caress, digging up her bones!!!! Badass! My man Danzig!

Nater90's picture

Danzig doesn't sing Dig Up Her Bones....Michale Graves does, Though Danzig has returned to be the vocalist again.

Metaldemon's picture

Graves was from back east he had a band called the Mopes. I remember his debut with misfits thinking as well as few others " hey I didn't know Jason newsted had a fuckin brother!!!!" the 3 songs are may favorites I missed Danzig. Glad he's back.

Nater90's picture

Oh cool, Will check out Mopes! Thanks.

Into Glory Ride's picture

Nice selection both of Genres and representatives!

Into Glory Ride's picture

Well, i cannot put Metal in one Genre, that is just stupid as discussed before, so i will choose my absolute favorite subgenres of Metal plus my third favorite genre in general.

Black Metal: (in most of the cases early) Burzum, Graveland, Darkthrone, Bathory, (Dissection), Emperor, Rotting Christ, Varathron, Eternum, Forteresse, The Black, Ulver, ....

Heavy / Epic / Doom Metal: Manowar, Manilla Road, Cirith Ungol, Solstice, Pagan Altar, Warlord, Atlantean Kodex, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Mercyful Fate/ King Diamond, ....

Neofolk / Neoclassic / Martial / related: Triarii, Arditi, Forseti, Darkwood, Die weiße Rose, Sol Invictus, ART ABSCONs, Von Thronstahl, Graumahd, Changes, Blood Axis, ...

I could also mention Retrosynth / Synthwave / Outrun / Chillout, which is a genre i loved from the very first second knowing of it. Here i especially like Dynatron, ActRazer, Perturbator and some more. Though there is also a ton of mediocre acts to be found.

kereealazer's picture

Thrash, Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Technical Death Metal, Jazz Fusion.

Metaldemon's picture

Old timey and I mean old timey blue grass country 1940s shit and johnny cash. 70s 80s hardrock, heavy/thrash metal and some of the new black metal. Not very diverse oh well.

Corvus Corax's picture

If you like Johnny Cash, check-out Murder By Death.

Corvus Corax's picture

Also, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

Umgo13's picture

black,death,speed metal , sludge, stoner, doom

JUANTHRASH's picture

I like Avant-garde/experimental metal, Progressive metal, Thrash Metal, Traditional metal, Post-Metal, Doom/Stoner metal, Gothic Metal, Blackgaze and Industrial Metal. For other genres I listen to Baroque, Romantic and 20th Century Classical music, prog, early electronic music, krautrock, psychedelic rock, post-rock, math rock, shoegaze, post-punk, ethereal wave, darkwave, jazz fusion, bebop and modal jazz.

DraconianStark666's picture

Epic Heavy Metal/USPM (Manilla Road, Eternal Champion, Ironsword, Manowar)

Black Metal (Darkthrone, Satanic Warmaster, Bathory, Mayhem)

post-1980 musical theater (Sondheim, Lippa, Miranda)

19th Century classical (Prokofiev, Wagner, Nietzsche)

Trad Metal (Ozzy Osbourne, Rainbow, Hell, High Spirits, Black Sabbath)

Epic Black Metal (Caladan Brood, Nazgul, Summoning)

70's Rock (Aerosmith, David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Iggy and the Stooges)

EUPM (Blind Guardian, Rhapsody)

Early Hard Rock (Van Halen, AC/DC, Jimi Hendrix)

80's punk/hardcore (Bad Brains, Dead Kennedys, Descendents)

andermatten's picture

hm! tricky one, forces you to think and choose. anyway, three beers down, before I change my mind here goes

1. metal (grind, powerviolence, noise, stoner etc.)
2. soul (stax, motown, atlantic etc.)
3. hip hop (wu, mf doom, rawkus, kool keith, boot camp clik etc.)

I really like a lot of music though, even eurodance (my son loves technotronic)...only thing I really can't stand is panflute-music (el condor pasa particularly and things like that)

Suff Sleazy's picture

Rock, Hard rock, AOR, Classic Rock, 70's, 80's
Metal, Traditional, Power, Glam, Neo-Classical, 70's, 80's
Punk, 70's

Corvus Corax's picture

My first foray into punk was The Damned. Love that band.

nosanctuary's picture

1st wave black metal
2nd wave black metal

OmeletteDuFromage's picture

First : Metal, without a doubt, because there are so much different subgenres it's impossible to get tired of listening to metal - there's always something new and awesome to discover and listen to.

Second : Punk, including crust punk, punk rock and even pop punk (fuck what you think about it, some pop punk bands are good, even if they don't have the punk spirit and culture AT ALL). I especially love protopunk, and 60/70s punk like the Stooges
British punk all the way : I fucking love the Clash, the Sex Pistols, The Exploited...

Third : Rock and Hard rock and all its derivate/subgenre
It's so wide I don't know what the fuck can I say about it

I also listen to Classical Music, Blues, Rap (mostly US rap, some french rap and german rap too), a bit of everthing... There's so much genres I listen to, music is fucking awesome

satan's radish's picture

"some pop punk bands are good, even if they don't have the punk spirit and culture AT ALL" <--- Says who? The swirling shit vortex that is MTV, Hot Topic and Vans Warped Tour doesn't define the whole pop punk genre. It doesn't even come close! The number of totally underground, DIY pop punk bands that has existed would make any naysayer's head spin. The Grumpies are a good example of the sort of bands I'm referring to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCpqHGGHHpg

Whether or not their crude recordings are any better than whatever polished, plastic turd Hot Topic was pimping the hardest in 2004 is totally subjective (I certainly think so). It's also irrelevant. Their integrity as an independent, underground entity in line with archetypal "punk" ethos cannot be denied.

OmeletteDuFromage's picture

First of all I didn't say EVERY pop punk band did not have the punk spirit and culture at all, I said "some" which, despite being sellouts, are good.
My sentence was badly made, but I never said that the whole pop punk genre was un-punk.
I'm gonna check out The Grumpies, didn't know that band.
If you know other cool bands I should listen to, go ahead, I'd be happy to know more bands.

Ravishing Grimness's picture

Black Metal.

streetcrust's picture

War metal/Americanized blackmetal ( main music genre that my life is biased around )
Doom/Stoner/Sludge metal
Midwest emo/emo/skramz
Terror core/Gabber/Hardcore
Pop punk
Noise ( all formats )
Indie Pop
Garage rock
Shit Rap/Party/Drill/Southern
Neo folk/Dark country
( probably more )

I pretty much listen to everything. I go usually go through 10+ bands of different genres a day.

kresctilon's picture

No nonsense, pure Death Metal. I also listen to a bit of Black Metal, but lately i have really been getting into some Doom/Death.

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