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List of heavy metal genres

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Since the form's development in the late 1960's, Heavy metal has spawned a number of often overlapping subgenres.

Note that these definitions are often quite arbitrary, and while some fans have firm notions of what defines genres and subgenres--and which performers best exemplify those styles--others reject such notions as useless, or worse, limiting.


Heavy metal | Genres
Alternative - Australian war - Black - Christian - Circus metal - Death - Doom - Epic - Hair metal - Goth - Metalcore - Neo-Classical metal - NWOBHM - Power - Oriental - Stoner - Sludge - Thrash - True metal
Grindcore - Industrial metal - Nu metal - Progressive metal
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