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

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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.

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Atmospheric Metal

Atmospheric Metal

Atmospheric Metal or Post-metal is a music genre, a mixture between the genres of post-rock and heavy metal, with roots in progressive rock, progressive metal, shoegazing, and industrial music. It is broadly characterized by distorted guitar, heavy atmospherics, gradual evolution of song structure, and a minimal emphasis on vocals. Hydra Head Records owner and Isis frontman Aaron Turner originally termed the genre "thinking man's metal", demonstrating the link with Avant-garde metal, by trying to move away from common metal conventions. "Post-metal" is the favored name for a growing genre,

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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.

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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.

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Beatdown Hardcore

Beatdown Hardcore

Beatdown hardcore can be traced back to 3 bands from the early 90s: Neglect, 25 Ta Life, and Bulldoze. What these bands did was take the heavily Oi! Influenced And metallic sound of NYHC and slowed it while adding in a more aggressive and street-influenced sound; think Gang shouts, thuggish vocals, IDGAF attitude, etc. What this caused was a separation of traditional Fast, yet groovy NYHC to a more slower, palm-muted style that really focuses on each and every groove being pushed out– whether it's from the drums, bass, or guitar. Around this time, metalcore was also a thing. Metalcore also

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Black Metal

Black Metal

Black metal is an extreme sub-genre of heavy metal featuring harsh screams or evil voices as the vocal styles, fast electric guitars with tremolo picking and blast beat drumming and raw recording and extreme guitar distortion and a harsh guitar sound with satanic or haunting lyrics. Often played by bands wearing all black, long usually black hair, black corpse paint make-up, spikes and studs, blood theatrics, pentagrams, upside-down crosses, black leather and white face paint. Some forms of black metal put an emphasis on the nuances of ambient or atmospheric aspects which include the suicidal

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Blackened Death Metal

Blackened Death Metal

Blackened death metal (also called black death metal) is a style of death metal utilizing black metal elements. Many blackened death metal bands start out as full on black metal outfits and end up adopting death metal influences and fusing the two together, or becoming modern death metal artists. In the 1980's, bands like Hellhammer and Celtic Frost straddled the often still-vague genres of thrash metal, death metal and black metal and it wasn't until albums such as Necrophobic's The Nocturnal Silence and Behemoth's Satanica that the current form of blackened death metal truly took form. Some

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Blackened Deathcore

Blackened Deathcore

Blackened deathcore is an amalgamation of black metal and deathcore, to varying degrees. While it isn't fundamentally very different from traditional deathcore, it tends to employ more treble and delay in the riffs to give it a "blackened" feel, and often uses symphonic black metal-style keys/synth and shrieked vocals heavily. Blackened deathcore bands are often influenced by blackened death metal, traditional black metal and technical death metal artists, along with the expected deathcore/metalcore influences. Frozen Water Burial and To Kill For are examples of this fusion genre. Some bands,

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Blackened Thrash Metal

Blackened Thrash Metal

Thrash with black metal influences (such as tuning and vocal style) or black metal with heavily thrashy riffs and song structures. Notable examples include Desaster, Deströyer 666, Toxic Holocaust, and Sodom.

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