From Crabcore To Pornogrind: Metal’s 10 Most Ridiculous Subgenres

Since arriving in the form of Black Sabbath in the late 60s, the heavy metal genre has spawned some absolutely legendary bands, songs and sounds. But let’s be honest, sometimes the lengths some bands go to can get pretty ridiculous. The costumes, the hair, the stage shows, the overall Spinal Tap-ness. And while all those things are excusable and truthfully part of what make the genre awesome, there’s no excuse for some of the silly names that are attached to the various hybrids and stylistic mutations within metal itself A.K.A. THE SUBGENRE. Yup, the constant search for a unique sound in metal has led fans, critics and artists to come up with some pretty, um…interesting labels for what they hear. And by interesting we mean terrible, hilarious and f—ing awesome all at once. Funeral doom, pornogrind and Nintendocore are just a few of these gems. Now, don’t get us wrong, we’re not knocking the music itself or the bands, most of whom are good, if not downright great. It’s just too bad every time you talk about them you have to mention the unfortunately-named genre label they’ve been attached to. So with that in mind, indulge us and check out the 10 most ridiculous subgenres in the heavy metal universe.

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