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Ten most common metal subgenres examined

Keeping track of metal and all its subgenres can often be confusing and frustrating. Classic and thrash metal are at the center of the metal universe, while various other styles are major and minor constellations radiating manic energy. Sorting through the subgenres can be a tedious task. This is why metal nerds were invented. Here we do our best to examine the ten most common metal subgenres.

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