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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Blast Beats

Blast Beats

A blast beat is a drum beat often associated with grindcore and death metal, although its usage predates those genres and has spread to many other forms of extreme metal. In Adam MacGregor's definition, "the blast-beat generally comprises a repeated, sixteenth-note figure played at a very fast tempo, and divided uniformly among the kick drum, snare and ride, crash, or hi-hat cymbal.". Blast beats have been described as "maniacal percussive explosions, less about rhythm per se than sheer sonic violence". Napalm Death is said to have coined the term, though this style of drumming had previously

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Brutal Death Metal

Brutal Death Metal

Brutal death metal (also called brutal death for short) is a term used to describe bands that focus on pushing the envelope on heaviness, speed, and aggressive delivery in the genre of death metal. As the term brutal suggests, this sub-genre is pushing the ferocious and violent nature of death metal further into heavy territories such as compact song structures and loud, high speed riffing, death metal was taken to greater extremes. Brutal death metal tends to be drum-heavy and rhythm oriented leaving little room for melody and harmony. Typically, guitar riffs make use of fast tremolo

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Brutal Deathcore

Brutal Deathcore

Brutal deathcore is a more aggressive form of deathcore, borrowing more stylistic elements from brutal death metal than standard death metal.

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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.

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Dark Metal

Dark Metal

Dark metal is a sub-genre of metal music that typically employs dark atmospheres, imagery or themes, often dealing with melancholy, dark romanticism, depression, sorrow and death. Dark metal bands usually play a mix of black metal, doom metal and gothic metal. Bethlehem are widely credited for inventing the term (named after their first full-length album), and creating the dark metal style.

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Death Metal

Death Metal

Death metal is a subgenre of metal, most easily identifiable by its utilization of bass-heavy guitar distortion, harsh, often growled or grunted vocals, and particular brand of compositional density. Best known death metal bands include Morbid Angel, Autopsy, Suffocation, and Entombed, all of which had in their earliest years contributed codifying releases to the subgenre. In the middle of the 1980s, the stylistic origins of death metal manifested; 1984 saw the release of a few EPs (Slayer - Haunting the Chapel; Celtic Frost - Morbid Tales) and several demos (Necrophagia - Death Is Fun;

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Death 'n' Roll

Death 'n' Roll

Death ‘n’ roll is a term used to describe the sound of death metal bands which incorporate rock and roll inspiration elements to its overall sound. The term is a portmanteau of death metal and rock ‘n’ roll. The achieved effect is that of death metal’s trademark combination of gruff vocals and highly distorted detuned guitar riffing with elements reminiscent of 1970s hard rock and heavy metal. Notable examples include Entombed and Gorefest.

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Deathcore

Deathcore

Deathcore is an amalgamation of two musical styles: metalcore and death metal. Deathcore is heavily influenced by modern death metal in its speed, heaviness, and approach to chromatic, heavily palm muted riffing and dissonance. Traditional growls, and screaming are prevalent, and sometimes metalcore yelling or shouting vocals are included. Sometimes "pig squeals" are included. Much of deathcore features heavy, downtuned breakdowns and melodic riffs common in metalcore. Deathcore brings in death metal influences in the forms of blast beats, low screams, and an altogether darker tone, while

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Deathgrind

Deathgrind

Deathgrind is a mixture of low-guttural, high screaming, fast shredding guitars and relatively short songs. This genre was an off-shot of Grindcore and Death-metal fused together with progressive breakdowns, and frequent worming.

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