Depressive Suicidal Black Metal

Depressive Suicidal Black Metal

A subgenre of black metal, in which the music creates a depressing atmosphere that coveys an apathetic, nihilistic or depressive attitude and mood. Good examples of depressive suicidal black metal are Thy Light, Totalselfhatred, Nae'blis, and Veil.

Depressive Suicidal Black Metal
Djent

Djent

The word djent is used to describe the guitar tone made when a two-octave power chord is palm-muted. Bulb (a.k.a. Misha Mansoor) says it best: " the onomatopoeia of a heavily palm muted distorted guitar chord which is usually played as but not limited to a 4 string double octave powerchord, and as a result sounds much more metallic and sonically present than a 'chug' 'chugga' or 'djun' per se, and which is basically how Periphery would describe its palm muted guitar sound." Lately, the word, coined by Fredrik Thordendal of Meshuggah, has also been used to identify bands that incorporate this

Djent
Doom Metal

Doom Metal

Doom metal is a form of heavy metal music that emerged as a recognized sub-genre during the first half of the 1980s. Generally, doom metal features very slow tempos, low-tuned guitars and a much "denser" or "heavier" sound than other metal genres. Both the music and the lyrics intend to evoke a sense of dread or impending doom, and often an atmosphere of despair. Musically, doom metal is strongly influenced by the early work of Black Sabbath. A number of their early songs, such as "Black Sabbath" and "Into the Void" are considered embryonic or prototypical doom metal songs. Their third album,

Doom Metal
Downtempo Deathcore

Downtempo Deathcore

A form of deathcore that is inspired by sludge metal and doom metal, being extremely thick, brooding, slow and using riffs common in sludge/doom metal.

Downtempo Deathcore
Female Vocals

Female Vocals

Compositions and songs, where female vocals sound.

Female Vocals
Folk Metal

Folk Metal

Folk metal is a sub-genre of metal music that developed in Europe during the 1990s. As the name suggests, the genre is a fusion of metal with folk music. This includes the widespread use of traditional folk instruments and, to a lesser extent, traditional singing styles. The earliest exponent of folk metal was the English band Skyclad. Their debut album, "The Wayward Sons of Mother Earth", was released in 1990 and, for a few years, they were the only known folk metal band in existence. It was not until 1994 and 1995 that other early contributors in the genre began to emerge from different

Folk Metal
Goregrind

Goregrind

A subgenre of grindcore that takes the concept of grindcore to further extremes. Goregrind and the other sub-genres of grindcore can sometimes be confused, but there are some distinct differences. 1) The lyrical content of the songs are usually very gore-related, awash with medical terms, and other stomach-churning bodily functions. While the others sub-genres of grindcore can talk about such subjects, the others sub-genres of grindcore tends to focus its lyrical content more on political issues. For example, the goregrind band Last Days of Humanity's songs focus on these gore-related topics,

Goregrind
Grindcore

Grindcore

Grindcore is a fast, dissonant, extreme style of music that typically fuses crust punk with thrash metal and the fastest, most vicious varieties of hardcore. Songs are high-tempo, short, with low-tuned guitars, blastbeats, and vocal styles which range from yelling, to low-pitched growls, to high-pitched shrieks. The guitar style tends to have punkier scuzzy chord riffing than the cleaner, more technical and precise death metal-grindcore/deathgrind fusion that came later. Incorrectly, many "heavy" sounding bands will often get labeled as Grindcore. Usually Grindcore has a raw – fast sound in

Grindcore
Groove Metal

Groove Metal

Groove metal is a subgenre of thrash metal which essentially takes the intensity and sonic qualities of thrash metal and plays it at mid tempo, only making occasional forays into fast tempo. It features heavy, strong angry vocals usually influenced by hardcore punk and sometimes death metal, deep, heavy often downtuned bass lines, tough, strong and very heavy beats, down tuned guitars playing heavy, chugging, groovy-like riffs and typical heavy metal solos. Groove metal bands have also been influenced by genres such as southern rock and funk metal. The genre emerged in the early 90s, and was

Groove 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
Guttural Brutal Death Metal

Guttural Brutal Death Metal

Brutal Death Metal with guttural vocals. Often crosses with goregrind and slamming brutal death.

Guttural Brutal Death Metal
Hardcore

Hardcore

The genre of hardcore punk as well as an umbrella term encompassing various offshoots and derivatives (metalcore, crossover thrash, powerviolence etc).

Hardcore
Industrial Death Metal

Industrial Death Metal

Industrial metal's popularity led a number of successful thrash metal groups, including Megadeth, Sepultura, and Anthrax, to request remixes by "industrial" artists. Some musicians emerging from the death metal scene, such as Fear Factory, Nailbomb, and Meathook Seed, also began to experiment with industrial. Fear Factory, from Los Angeles, were initially influenced by the Earache roster (namely Godflesh, Napalm Death and Bolt Thrower. Sepultura singer Max Cavalera's Nailbomb, a collaboration with Alex Newport, also practiced a combination of extreme metal and industrial production

Industrial Death Metal
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
Math Metal

Math Metal

Math metal is a derivative of technical metal, using rhythmically complex, guitar-based style of experimental rock music that emerged in the late 1980s. It is characterized by complex, atypical rhythmic structures (including irregular stopping and starting), angular melodies, breakdowns, and dissonant chords. The genre often overlaps with djent.

Math Metal
Mathcore

Mathcore

Mathcore (also known as technical metalcore) is, at its most basic form, a fusion of math rock and metalcore; however, most bands play in a style that can be more closely explained as a polyrhythmic and dissonant form of metalcore, which is recognized for a high level of technical musicianship. Mathcore has its roots in bands like Converge, Botch, and the Dillinger Escape Plan. The term mathcore is suggested by analogy with math rock. Both math rock and mathcore make use of polyrhythms and unusual time signatures. Math rock groups such as Slint, Don Caballero, Shellac, and Drive Like Jehu

Mathcore
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
Melodic Black Metal

Melodic Black Metal

Melodic black metal is a style of black metal. Much of the characteristics of "traditional" black metal are retained (shrieked vocals, fast tempos, high pitched electric guitars often played with tremolo picking) but it differs in several key elements. Generally it is less abrasive, more melodic. Electric guitars are often played with much less distortion and guitar solos are more common. Songs are often written in conventional structures and there is more usage of keyboards and other instruments. Melodic black metal is sometimes confused with gothic metal, doom metal, and symphonic black

Melodic Black Metal
Melodic Death Metal

Melodic Death Metal

Melodic death metal (also referred to as melodeath and MDM) is a subgenre of metal which adds melody to the intensity of death metal. Gothenburg metal, a subset of melodic death metal that originated in the Swedish city in the early '90s, helped popularize the genre and has been a huge influence on the genre as a whole. Originally, the genre combined the harmony style and groove melodies of heavy metal with the harsh thrashing sound and vocals of death metal. Early melodic metal bands seem to have taken lots of influence from American bands. Melodic death metal contains more melodic guitar

Melodic Death Metal
National Socialist Black Metal

National Socialist Black Metal

National Socialist Black Metal is a politically-charged, controversial variant of black metal, with bands covering National Socialism (Nazism), Paganism, pride for one’s homeland, separation of nationalities (or “ethnic cleansing”) and general Nationalist views. NSBM ands often incorporating ethnic music (as expressed in folk metal and pagan metal). NSBM does not fit into normal black metal or white power music circles. The genre was pioneered by the band Absurd in the 90’s, who mixed black metal with oi! (noticeably in their early work) and political philosophies.

National Socialist Black Metal
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
Old School

Old School

Old School refers to artists who laid the basics for a certain genre which since then has taken new directions. It is commonly used in various genres.

Old School
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