Avant-Garde Black Metal

Avant-Garde Black Metal

Subgenre of black metal loosely defined by use of experimentation and characterized by the use of innovative, avant-garde elements, large-scale experimentation, and the use of non-standard and unconventional sounds, instruments, song structures, playing styles, and vocal techniques.

Avant-Garde Black Metal
Atmospheric Black Metal

Atmospheric Black Metal

Atmospheric black metal is a sub-genre of black metal which relies on heavy incorporation of atmospheric, sometimes even dreamy textures, therefore moving away from its parent into a less aggressive direction. Atmospheric black metal often features synthesizers or classical instrumentation, typically for melody or ethereal "shimmering" over the wall of sound provided by the guitars. The music is usually slow to mid paced with rare blast beat usage, without any abrupt changes and generally features slowly developing, sometimes repetitive melodies and riffs, thus providing another notable

Atmospheric Black Metal
Technical Deathgrind

Technical Deathgrind

Technical Deathgrind is a subgenre that combines technical death metal and grindcore.

Technical Deathgrind
Noisegrind

Noisegrind

Grindcore, containing or representing noise (blurred musical accents). That is, it is usually partially structured grindcore, the fragments are replaced by fast noisy parts. Pioneers of noisegrind are Fear of God. In music, it can be any other grindcore (more often with a hardcore punk slope), in which the musical sound is on the verge of noise. Caused this may be an excessive effort to extremeize the music, or a poor-quality play and/or record. The most famous was the Anal Cunt band, which insulted famous personalities and entered into conflicts with them in public view. Close to noisegrind

Noisegrind
Mathgrind

Mathgrind

Grindcore with technical overtones. The use of obscure time signatures and ideas as opposed to mindless 4/4 blasts and 'brutal' riffs.

Mathgrind
Oriental

Oriental

Oriental means "from the East". It is a traditional designation for anything that belongs to the Eastern world in relation to Europe. Oriental music encompasses numerous and different musical styles originating from a large number of Asian countries. It includes Turkish music, Persian music, Jewish music, Arabic music, Central Asian music, South Asian music, Southeast Asian music, and East Asian music.

Oriental
Instrumental

Instrumental

An instrumental is, in contrast to a song, a musical composition or recording without lyrics or any other sort of vocal music; all of the music is produced by musical instruments.

Instrumental
Atmospheric Death Metal

Atmospheric Death Metal

Death metal that relies heavily on creating a dark, ominous and sometimes melancholic atmosphere. Use of keyboards is common, as well as incorporating elements of doom metal, dark ambient and/or black metal. Nocturnus, Timeghoul, The Chasm, Shub Niggurath, Lykathea Aflame, and Seidr are all great examples of atmospheric death metal.

Atmospheric Death Metal
Avant-Garde Death Metal

Avant-Garde Death Metal

Avant-garde death metal is a sub-genre of death metal characterized by an atypical, often technical and atmospheric approach combined with intricate lyricism. Bands that would fall under this category include Gorguts, Lykathea Aflame, Mithras, Pan.Thy.Monium, Phlebotomized and Ulcerate.

Avant-Garde Death Metal
Satanic Death Metal

Satanic Death Metal

Death metal with Satanic lyrical themes and the bands have a Satanic image as well. Artists such as Deicide and Acheron are pioneers of Satanic death metal.

Satanic Death Metal
Old School Brutal Death Metal

Old School Brutal Death Metal

Golden period of early '90s brutal death metal. Back when everything sounded like actual death metal.

Old School Brutal Death Metal
Speed Metal

Speed Metal

Speed metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music originating in the late 1970's to mid 1980's that was the direct musical progenitor of power metal and thrash metal. Speed metal is characterized by staccato drumming, single-note riffing at fast tempos and complex guitar solos. Unlike thrash metal, speed metal uses melodical hooks. Lyrical themes of speed metal are those common for Heavy metal. Early speed metal bands include Motorhead, Judas Priest, Venom, Anthrax, Megadeth, Rage, Helloween, Blind Guardian, Running Wild, Мастер, among others. Recently, Extreme Power Metal subgenre arose with

Speed Metal
Groovy Goregrind

Groovy Goregrind

Groovy Goregrind's genesis, progenitor and even existence as a sub-genre is arguable, however, the genre is mostly comprised of European and North American bands which utilize ultra-down tuned guitars, guttural vocals (which may or may not include the infamous pig growl), and polka-style or blast beat drums. Notable bands of this genre include: Rompeprop (Netherlands), Cock and Ball Torture (Germany), and Gut (Germany).

Groovy Goregrind
Coprogrind

Coprogrind

Coprogrind is a special category of goregrind that specifically focuses on feces and sexual acts involving feces.

Coprogrind
Cybergrind

Cybergrind

Cybergrind is the combination of the standard conventions of grindcore taken to an even more discordant and rapidfire extreme, with the added electronic dimensions of computer-generated noises and drum machines. Generated sounds are created through the use of programmed synthesizers or MIDI files. Cybergrind began in the US during the late 90s. Agoraphobic Nosebleed is its most well-known practitioner, though the style is a decidedly underground phenomenon.

Cybergrind