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Genre: shred

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Parent Genre: metal

Shred music is a subgenre of rock music that emphasizes fast and intricate guitar playing, often featuring virtuosic solos and technical proficiency. The genre is characterized by its use of complex scales, arpeggios, and sweep picking techniques, as well as its incorporation of elements from various genres such as jazz, classical, and metal. Shred music is often associated with instrumental music and is known for its high-energy performances and impressive technical abilities.


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Guitar, Drum Kit, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Bass Guitar, Double Bass, Keyboard/Synthesizer, Keyboard/Piano, Trumpet, Synthesizer, Piano, Trombone, Clarinet, Saxophone

Popular shred Songs


Top New shred Songs of 2024


Most popular shred albums

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Enter The Chicken
2005
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Surfing With The Alien
1987
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Sounds of Innocence
2012
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Inviolate
2022
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Terminal Velocity
2020
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Ah Via Musicom
1990
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Fuzz Universe
2010
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Quantum Leap
2021
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Inferno
2014
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Perpetual Burn
1988
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Remarkably Human
2016
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Enigma Opera Black
2014
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Your Love
2022
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Homeland
2019
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Brendon Small's Galaktikon
2012

shred music by decade

Explore shred history by listening to songs from every decade. Click on the decade to view songs.

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List of shred artists

Here is a list of shred artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the shred genre. You can find out what shred genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 48 417700
2 52 641133
3 51 563904
4 32 62509
5 50 395729
6 46 243147
7 36 116580
8 34 45100
9 40 206667
10 36 207366
11 40 128072
12 40 62738
13 30 78285
14 39 96841
15 38 107641
16 37 8087
17 36 103655
18 36 57419
19 36 61885
20 35 35996
21 33 27658
22 23 29393
23 29 63908
24 29 8195
25 12 2293
26 28 17427
27 27 31881
28 36 181251
29 24 14031
30 20 12394
31 6 2461
32 4 1793
33 16 4662
34 43 81490
35 9 4245
36 29 36263
37 27 65875
38 27 24697
39 8 5445
40 38 85204
41 40 68733
42 4 1810
43 41 151710
44 24 6522
45 4 2854
46 21 34635
47 26 952
48 36 13748
49 35 23680
50 35 41207
51 28 13426
52 34 48680
53 33 44773
54 31 13423
55 29 17995
56 12 1998
57 27 39979
58 28 28030
59 9 3144
60 26 9850
61 16 3786
62 25 8651
63 8 2959
64 22 8508
65 23 6856
66 5 2531
67 22 5752
68 22 1565
69 22 3079
70 21 39320
71 21 2359
72 21 11725
73 4 2613
74 19 9960
75 18 3106
76 17 4173
77 16 4684
78 10 1886
79 11 3536
80 12 3787
81 11 12925
82 11 5042
83 11 7219
84 10 783
85 9 1794
86 9 6894
87 8 210
88 8 3496
89 8 4947
90 7 2455
91 7 5400
92 7 2568
93 5 1524
94 6 2468
95 6 789
96 6 3303
97 5 4900
98 5 2935
99 4 1551
100 4 1628

shred playlist created by Chosic

Enjoy this playlist of popular shred music. We made this playlist using an algorithm created by our team.