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?


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.


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

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


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"


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.


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.


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


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


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


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.


Oh cool, Will check out Mopes! Thanks.

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Nice selection both of Genres and representatives!

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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.


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


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.


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


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.

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