The music came first though.
Posting this for the second time...Gothic rock (also referred to as goth rock or simply goth) is a musical subgenre of post-punk and alternative rock that formed during the late 1970s. Gothic rock bands grew from the strong ties they had to the English punk rock and emerging post-punk scenes. The genre itself was defined as a separate movement from punk rock during the early 1980s largely due to the significant stylistic divergences of the movement; gothic rock, as opposed to punk, combines dark, often keyboard-heavy music with introspective and depressing lyrics. Notable gothic rock bands include Bauhaus, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Cure, The Sisters of Mercy, Virgin Prunes, The Sex Gang Children, Christian Death, and Alien Sex Fiend, among many others. Gothic rock gave rise to a broader goth subculture that includes clubs, fashion and numerous publications that grew in popularity in the 1980s.
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*Avant-garde and Progressive metal
*Grindcore (some say it is a punk subgenre, whatever...)
Might have forgot a few.
The pure metal genres are essential because many of them do sounds vastly different from each other,
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Genres are actually important, not solely for categorization, but for finding new bands that sound similar to what bands of a genre you like.
Sauerkrautcore made me laugh though.
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In the end, the sub-genres don't make any difference whatsoever. Songs don't show as Reggae Rock or Folk Rock on Rock Band 2; they're all Rock. Songs don't show up as Metalcore or Thrash Metal or Speed Metal or Death Metal on Rock Band 2; they're all Metal. As far as I know, it doesn't make a difference on Rock band 3 either, though I may be wrong there.
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Seriously, though, there are a lot of subgenres that tend to blend and overlap. And then there are bands like iwrestledabearonce or Between the Buried and Me who just don't give a flying **** about genre limitations at all. Add to that the number of genre denominations that are often considered insults (hair metal, metalcore and emo come to mind), and you get a very confusing situation.
Also, just because one song by a particular artist can be labeled genre X, it doesn't mean that this artist belongs there. Betty and Me is labeled Country on RBN, but Coulton is by no stretch of the imagination a country artist. Grumpytown is labeled Emo, but one listen to Conventional Lover or VP of Booty Reports, and any possibility of Speck actually belonging in that genre flies out the window.
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More metal in Rock Band: