Do you ever get tired of the blandness of "popular"/"hit" music? Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, etc. I honestly hate the popular music of today. It bored me to tears. I crave creativity, boldness, and a little bit of darkness in my music. This is a MyTake of extreme/unusual music that I genuinely enjoy. (Examples included ;) ) I am not trying to shock anyone with this list. It's merely for entertainment. ❤️ And who knows, perhaps you'll hear something you like.
EDM has some of the biggest names in music. From Tiesto to Skrillex to Aphex Twin (I love Aphex). And while most people may be more familiar with the more popular subgenres of EDM such as dubstep and house in this first section I will be showcasing one of the more extreme subgenres. Splittercore and extratone are subgenres of the larger subgenre known as speedcore. Some notable artists are Diabarha, Hylna, and Annoying Ringtone.
Splittercore is defined as when a track's bpm falls between the 600 bpm to 1000 bpm range.
Extratone is defined as a track of having over 1000 bpm.
This is one of my favorite extratone tracks. It's actually pretty sick in my opinion. There are much more extreme examples out there with some tracks exceeding even 2000 bpm.
(I quite like this one :D It's a fun one)
#2 Witch House
Another subgenre in the EDM category is witch house. Witch house is a dark occult-themed microgenre and visual aesthetic that emerged in the late 2000s and early 2010s. It's heavily influenced by chopped and screwed hip-hop soundscapes and industrial and noise experimentation. It features the use of synthesizers, drum machines, obscure samples, droning repetition and heavily altered vocals. Some notable artists include Sidewalks and Skeletons, Crystal Castles, and CVRN.
Not necessarily a "witch house" song but kind of related. I absolutely love this song.
Sticking with EDM the third genre I will talk about is IDM (intelligent dance music). I mentioned Aphex Twin before, he is one of my favorite artists and much of his music falls under this category. Emerging from electronic and rave music styles such as techno, acid house, ambient music, and breakbeat, IDM tended to rely upon individualistic experimentation rather than adhering to characteristics associated with specific genres. Some notable artists are of course Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, and Signs. I like this genre quite a bit.
Keeping with the EDM genre (lots of EDM huh?) I will now showcase Deathstep. This is dubstep's darker twin brother. It combines death metal elements with dubstep; specifically, the beat and the bass. Some notable artists are Dyroth, Code: Pandorum, and KROWW.
#5 Trap Metal
Alright finally moving on from EDM (although I could go on) trap metal is a subgenre of rap rock and alternative metal music which combines hip hop with heavy metal. It's predecessor is rap rock/metal with some notable artists of rap rock being Rage Against The Machine, Faith No More, and Linkin Park. Trap metal is characterized by distorted beats, hip hop flows, harsh vocals, and down tuned heavy metal guitars. Although many songs in this genre vary greatly. Some names associated with this genre you probably have already heard of such as XXXTentacion, Rico Nasty, and Ghostemane. I'll post some tracks from artists you may be unfamiliar with. ❤️ Many songs and artists are having influenced by anime. So maybe some of you that enjoy anime will like this genre.
Scarlxrd and Shush are two of my favorite artists of this genre.
#6 Deathcore (we're about to get heavy)
Here we goooo! I've been excited to get to this one. Metal is my favorite genre of music and deathcore is among one of my favorite subgenres. Deathcore is a combination of metalcore and death metal. Deathcore consists of death metal guitar riffs, blast beats, and metalcore breakdowns. Notable bands include Whitechapel, Shadow of Intent, and Chelsea Grin.
This one is an instrumental, no lyrics, but I love this track.
#7 Blackened Death Metal
Blackened death metal (also known as black death metal) is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal that fuses elements of black metal and death metal. The genre emerged in early 1990s when black metal bands began incorporating elements of death metal and vice versa. The genre typically employs death growls, tremolo picking, blast beats, and Satanic lyrics and imagery. Some bands of this genre are Signs of The Swarm, Shrine of Malice, and Thy Art Is Murder. (No I am not a Satanist lol)
#8 Progressive Metal
Maybe this one will be easier for some of you to stomach lmao. Progressive metal is probably my 2nd favorite subgenre of metal. Progressive metal (sometimes known shortened as prog metal) is a fusion music genre melding heavy metal and progressive rock, combining the loud "aggression" and amplified guitar-driven sound of the former with the more experimental, cerebral or "pseudo-classical" compositions of the latter. The music typically showcases the extreme technical proficiency of the performers, and usually uses unorthodox harmonies as well as complex rhythms with frequent meter changes and intense syncopation. Some of you may even know bands from this genre such as of course the band Tool, Dream Theater, and my favorite prog band being Gojira although they are not exclusively prog.
Alright I could just go on and on with this MyTake but I shall end it here. If you've possibly heard anything you like and would like to explore more of any of these music genres I can certainly give you some suggestions! Again as I stated at the beginning of this MyTake it is not my intention to shock anyone, it's merely for entertainment purposes! If you have made it to the end and have sampled at least one song from each category thank you so much for giving me your time! Peace and love. ❤️✌️ And rock on!