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Alt metal is Spotify users’ favourite genre

Streaming service say Disturbed, Korn, Papa Roach and Nonpoint are among most-listened acts

Spotify have released a list of the top 25 heavy music genres, with alt metal in the number 1 position.

The streaming service say bands including Disturbed, Korn, Papa Roach and Nonpoint are among the most-listened acts in metal.

They’ve split the genre into 91 different specialities, with nu metal, hard rock, groove metal and rap metal proving to be most popular.

That includes namechecks for bands including Drowning Pool, DevilDriver, Linkin Park – and Ted Nugent.

Spotify’s list includes crossover entries, with Korn, Disturbed and Papa Roach among bands that appear in more than two lists. The service said in June that metal fans remained most loyal to their favourite bands out of all music fans.

Spotify’s top acts in each genre

01. Alt metal – Disturbed, Korn, Papa Roach, Nonpoint
02. Nu metal – Disturbed, Drowning Pool, Papa Roach, Mudvayne
03. Hard rock – Van Halen, Twisted Sister, Whitesnake, Ted Nugent
04. Groove metal – DevilDriver, Lamb Of God, Trivium, Machine Head
05. Rap metal – Linkin Park, Papa Roach, Korn, Disturbed
06. Funk metal – Incubus, Korn, Rage Against The Machine, Living Colour
07. Metal – Iron Maiden, King Diamond, Motorhead, Megadeth
08. Metalcore – Parkway Drive, Atreyu, All That Remains, Killswitch Engage
09. Speed metal – King Diamond, Megadeth, Kreator, Nevermore
10. Melodic metalcore – Killswitch Engage, All That Remains, As I Lay Dying, Trivium
11. Industrial metal – Rammstein, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Fear Factory
12. Prog metal – Queensryche, Symphony X, Kamelot, Nevermore
13. Power metal – Avantasia, Sabaton, Edguy, Dream Evil
14. Death metal – Death, Carcass, Deicide, Cannibal Corpse
15. Thrash metal – Slayer, Exodus, Kreator, Metal Church
16. Glam metal – Poison, Warrant, Motley Crue, Quiet Riot
17. Melodic death metal – Dark Tranquillity, Soilwork, Scar Symmetry, In Flames
18. Neo-classical metal – Symphony X, Kamelot, Angra, Stratovarius
19. Symphonic metal – Delain, Edenbridge, Epica, Leaves’ Eyes
20. Deathcore – Whitechapel, Carnifex, After The Burial, Suicide Silence
21. Gothic metal – Sirenia, Lacuna Coil, Tristania, Within Temptation
22. German metal – Mystic Prophecy, Angel Dust, Powerwolf, Edguy
23. Gothic symphonic metal – Delain, Sirenia, Leaves’ Eyes, Xandria
24. Stoner rock – Orange Goblin, Fu Manchu, High On Fire, Spiritual Beggars
25. Folk metal – Eluveitie, Turisas, Ensiferum, Equilibrium

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