Genre Detail

    Originated in the 1950s, Rock music was inspired by the psychedelic offerings of ‘Rock and Roll.’ Since then, the ever-expanding universe of this genre has never stopped at anything. With broader horizons to capture and unlimited options to explore from, the diversity of this genre has never required anyone's introduction. 

    The sub-genres of Rock genre are more than enough to let you spend your whole day researching on it, but if you are an avid listener of this genre, you would know the essentials, or at least most of it. Following is a list of Rock genres that emerged in the 1900s, and since then, they have continued to build a distinctive identity in the Rock music industry, particularly in the United States and the United Kingdom. Let's delve into details for a few of the Rock subgenres:

    Rock Subgenres:

    There are hundreds of Rock's subgenres hovering around like:

    While it may be technically impossible to cover all those subgenres, we will jot down a few of them to give you a good overall vibe of Rock.

    Alternative Rock:

    Emerged from independent music, Alternative Rock is said to be derived from the unification of all musicians by their collective debt to independent music. The groundwork for Alternative Rock was laid in 1970, and then in 1988, Billboard introduced ‘Alternative Songs’ to their charting system.

    Some of the notable names in this subgenre category include Nirvana, The Smiths, Muse, and Coldplay.

    Hard Rock:

    Hard Rock encompasses a huge variety of seasonal talent and one of the greatest artists of all time, such as Led Zeppelin, Queen, AC/DC, and Metallica. Hard Rock came into its cultural existence in the mid-1960s. What brings certainty and specialty to this genre is the usage of aggressive vocals, bass guitar, and distorted electric guitars, seldom accompanied by keyboards.

    Another special mention in the Hard Rock category is Guns N’ Roses and their famous song ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine.’

    Christian Rock:

    Christian Rock features music that is solely based on the faith of Christians. It is usually performed and proclaimed by Christian individuals, all singing in praise and emphasis on Jesus. Disciple, Skillet, and Red are a few of the renowned names in the Christian Rock subgenre. In our opinion, Skillet tops the list. Red may have been an immensely talented singer, but Skillet adds a little something to Rock.