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Most Extreme Genre Of Music?

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It is very difficult to choose which genre is the most extreme, because the criteria for this "extreme" is very indistinct and individual. I see concept of extremity like an ability of composition to remove or reduce a sudden powerful flow of negativity that can occur for various reasons. This tracks the largest caliber for my anxieties and fears. Music that just can bring tranquility...

I also can refer here music with ultimate high BPM, like extratone, flashcore or speedcore.

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Noise

Slam

Musique Concrète

Death Industrial / Power Electronics

Pornogrind

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On 1/10/2020 at 4:40 AM, Boaby Kenobi said:

Skinny Puppy was once considered "extreme".

 

 

 

So thats what MAP 19 of Requiem was named after!

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Here's a nice in-between-form.

 

Dissecting Table is a 20-30 year old noise/industrial project by a Japanese guy who perfectly bridges between noise/power electronics and death metal/grindcore.

 

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On 1/10/2020 at 3:33 AM, nue said:

extratone music is pretty insane and intense. If you know what splittercore music is extratone is the big brother of that

 

Seeing that song was made in Ejay Dance 5 has filled me with nostalgia. So I guess I made extratone music by mistake as a kid when jokingly ramping up the BPM to 2k++ and trying to make it sound even slightly listenable in that program, hah.

 

As for this thread, I was expecting a bunch of black metal, goregrind etc, but pleasantly surprised to see how everyone's actually talking about a wide variety of different 'extreme' genres, actually quite fascinating - from Metal origins to EDM origins, with everything in between, too. I can't say that much of this music is for me, but there's certainly something to enjoy from time to time in music based around chaotic dissonance.

 

Here's a track I have absolutely no idea how to place a genre on. Self declared as "Spazzpop", whatever that means. I wouldn't consider it extreme, but it's certainly not your everyday radio music, heh:

 

 

 

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It all depends on how you define extreme.

 

Also the question is raised of the anti-extreme. 

 

Things that are so non-extreme that they are like a polar opposite of extreme, and therefore extreme in their own right.

 

Warning: I'm going to put this in spoiler tags because it's quite possibly radioactive and hazardous to small children and the elderly

 

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16 hours ago, Ed said:

Noise

Slam

Musique Concrète

Death Industrial / Power Electronics

Pornogrind

My man.

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Ooooh, an opportunity to drop some obscurities:

 

Use with caution:

 

TerrorCore:

 

Experimental Noise:

 

Maybe some of this is "extreme enough™".

 

At any rate, I think whatever is perceived as extreme is usually also kind of an outlier in its own kind of genre. For example, "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor" is quite an extreme piece of music in its own right. If you wanna know what I mean:

If you get an opportunity to listen to this live and in person, on location, don't pass it up. Trust me. ;-)

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Extreme is of course is in the ear(?) of the beholder. Here's a few that get me in the mood, though they may not be the most "extreme" by some people's standards.
 

 

Simple but effective. Grindcore in general pretty much lives and breathes extreme, but there truly good ones are difficult to come by.

 

 

The Wicked is a relatively unknown band from Finland, and does quite a nice combination of orchestral, black metal and film score type music. I chose a song that fits the bill, but basically both of their published albums are beautiful creations in the more extreme genre. If I've piqued your interested, Sonic Scriptures Of The End Times Or Songs To Have Your Nightmares With is a masterpiece album in many regards (yes, the entire thing is the name of the album).

 

 

Ajattara might not be the kind of fast stuff like the previous I mentioned, but it definitely has that extreme atmosphere. Works well for jogging.

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6 hours ago, Dragonfly said:

Here's a track I have absolutely no idea how to place a genre on. Self declared as "Spazzpop", whatever that means. I wouldn't consider it extreme, but it's certainly not your everyday radio music, heh:

 

lol they remind me of Chiptune Commando, but more extreme

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52 minutes ago, Mortrixs19 said:

This band was one of the main inspirations for mayhem

 

Also Inquisition.

 

Mayhem was mostly influenced by Bathory, Venom, old Sodom, and I think Destruction and Kreator.

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I don't know about most extreme, but this thread would be incomplete without a little gabber.

 

 

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Breakcore had its moments, too.

 

 

Oh, and no free jazz?

 

 

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always occurs to me that you can eventually acquire the taste of any set of sounds even if they punish the ears but if the lyrics are extreme you'll never entirely reconcile listening to it. boyd rice and neofolk and all that shite is unlistenable to me for that reason but so are the offspring lol

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Most brutal death(!!!)grind I ever heard:

 

 

It's still deathgrind, not goregrind, but fast and brutal as f*ck.

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So, you want music so extreme you're half-convinced music critics don't even know what music is, eh?

Well, if you think noise is somehow an example of music, but you still want instruments in the loosest sense of word, may I suggest: The Atonal Genre!

It's... uh... music (I think) where the musicians do what's basically the equivalent of randomly mashing buttons with no rhyme or reason to it whatsoever.

Because nothing says good music like wanting to gouge out your ears because of either the nonstop wall of instrument-based noise, or because you don't wanna hear perfectly good instruments turned into tuneless husks of their former selves!

 

On the polar end of the spectrum, we've got lowercase music, just in case you wanted to mix music that's playing too quietly with John Cage's 4'33"! What's that, you were waiting for the music to start and wondering when those faint pops and crackles would give way to actual music? You silly DUNCE, that was the music! Because nothing says good music like spending hours endlessly guessing when the actual music's gonna start while it's playing!

 

Then there's the audible and Strong Saddian cousin, Dark Ambient/Hauntology. Because nothing says good music like wanting to blow your brains out out of pure sadness and depression!

 

I myself, however, will prefer to stay the Philistine route of comedy music, and mostly anything with an actual melody/rhythm to it. But, if you really really really wanna listen to any of the above, I'm not stopping you from doing do. I consider those kinds of experimental genres moreso a penance than anything.

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Black midi is pretty extreme:

 

So is this stuff:

 

On 1/11/2020 at 12:22 PM, Dragonfly said:

Here's a track I have absolutely no idea how to place a genre on. Self declared as "Spazzpop"

I love Bubblegum Octopus, got to see him perform twice in my city.

 

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Green Day 

 

probably some of the most raw and real stuff I’ve ever heard, really hard stuff. Used to smoke cigarettes and drink my parents booze and pretend I was having an existential crisis. 

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