Rock Genres

Rock Music genres consisting of subgenres of popular music that have roots in 1940s’ and 1950s’ rock and roll, and which developed into a distinct identity as rock music in the 1960s, particularly in the United Kingdom and the United States. By the late 1960s, a number of identifiable rock music subgenres had emerged, including hybrids like blues rock, folk rock, country rock, and jazz-rock fusion, many of which contributed to the development of psychedelic rock influenced by the counter-cultural psychedelic scene. New genres that emerged from this scene included progressive rock, which extended the artistic elements; glam rock, which highlighted showmanship and visual style; and the diverse and enduring major subgenre of heavy metal, which emphasized volume, power, and speed. In the second half of the 1970s, punk rock both intensified and reacted against some of these trends to produce a raw, energetic form of music characterized by overt political and social critiques. Punk was an influence into the 1980s on the subsequent development of other subgenres, including new wave, post-punk and eventually the alternative rock movement. From the 1990s alternative rock began to dominate rock music and break through into the mainstream in the form of grunge, Britpop, and indie rock. Further fusion subgenres have since emerged as well as conscious attempts to revisit rock’s history.

A

Acid rock
Afro punk
Alternative country
Alternative dance
Alternative metal
Alternative rock
Anatolian rock
Art punk
Art rock

B

Baroque pop
Baggy
Bandana Thrash
Beach music
Beat
Bent edge
Big beat
Bisrock
Black metal
Blues-rock
Boogie rock
Brazilian thrash metal
Breakcore
Britpop

C

Canterbury sound
Cello rock
Celtic punk
Celtic metal
Celtic rock
Chicano rock
Christian alternative rock
Christian metal
Christian punk
Christian rock
Cock rock
Coldwave
College rock
Comedy rock
Country rock
Cowpunk
Crossover thrash
Crunkcore
Crust punk

D

Dance-punk
Dance-rock
Dark cabaret
Dark rock
Dark metal
Darkwave
D-beat
Death ‘n’ roll
Deathcore
Death/doom
Deathgrind
Death metal
Death rock
Digital hardcore
Djent
Doom metal
Dream pop
Drone metal
Dunedin sound

E

Electric folk
Electronicore
Electronic rock
Electroclash
Electropunk
Emo
Ethereal wave
Experimental metal
Experimental rock
Extreme metal

F

Flamenco rock
Folk metal
Folk punk
Folk rock
Funk metal
Funk rock

G

Garage punk
Garage rock
Geek rock
Glam metal
Glam punk
Glam rock
Goregrind
Gothabilly
Gothic metal
Gothic rock
Grebo
Grindcore
Grindie
Groove metal
Group Sounds
Grunge
Gypsy punk

H

Hard rock
Hardcore punk
Heartland rock
Heavy metal
Horror punk

I

Indie folk
Indie pop
Indie rock
Indietronica
Indorock
Industrial metal
Industrial rock
Instrumental rock
Italian occult psychedelia

J

Jazz rock
Jangle pop
Jersey Shore sound

K

Krautrock
Kawaii metal

L

Latin alternative
Latin metal
Latin rock

M

Madchester
Manila Sound
Mathcore
Math rock
Medieval folk rock
Medieval metal
Melodic death metal
Melodic hardcore
Metalcore
Mod revival

N

Nardcore
Neue Deutsche Härte
Neue Deutsche Welle
Neo-classical metal
Neoclassical dark wave
Neo-prog
Neo-psychedelia
New rave
New wave
New wave of new wave
New Weird America
Nintendocore
Noise pop
Noise rock
Nu gaze
Nu metal

O

Oi!
Ostrock

P

Pagan metal
Pagan rock
Paisley Underground
Pinoy rock
Pirate metal
Pop punk
Pop rock
Pornogrind
Post-Britpop
Post-grunge
Post-hardcore
Post-metal
Post-punk
Post-punk revival
Post-rock
Power pop
Power metal
Powerviolence
Progressive metal
Progressive rock
Protopunk
Psychedelic rock
Psychobilly
Pub rock (Australia)
Pub rock (United Kingdom)
Punk blues
Punk jazz
Punk rock

Q

Queercore

R

Raga rock
Rapcore
Rap metal
Rap rock
Reggae rock
Riot grrrl
Rock Against Communism
Rock and roll
Rockabilly
Rock in Opposition
Roots rock

S

Sadcore
Samba rock
Screamo
Shoegazing
Shock rock
Ska punk
Skate punk
Slowcore
Sludge metal
Soft rock
Southern metal
Southern rock
Space rock
Speed metal
Straight edge
Stoner rock
Street punk
Sufi rock
Sunshine pop
Surf music
Swamp pop
Swedish death metal
Symphonic black metal
Symphonic metal
Symphonic rock
Synthpop

T

Taqwacore
Technical death metal
Teutonic thrash metal
Thrashcore
Thrash metal
Traditional heavy metal
Trop rock
Tulsa Sound
2 Tone

U

Unblack metal

V

Viking metal
Viking rock
Visual kei

W

Wagnerian rock
War metal
Wizard rock

Y

Yacht rock
Youth crew

Z

Zeuhl

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