Extreme metal

any of a number of related heavy metal music subgenres

Extreme metal describes a mixture of heavy metal music subgenres formed since the 1980s. Extreme metal is much harsher than other heavy metal. It is also underground, or less commercial.

Types of Extreme MetalEdit

Main typesEdit

Fusions with other genresEdit


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