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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

Brutal Death Metal
Slamming Brutal Death Metal

Slamming Brutal Death Metal

Slamming Brutal Death Metal (or Slam for short) is a Brutal Death Metal subgenre which focuses on the 'mosh' parts (slams) rather than the blasting parts. The genre started in 1991 by the idea focused by Internal Bleeding but was not recognised as an official sub-genre until 1995 when their debut album Voracious Contempt was released. This was still not enough for most fans to go over to calling it slam death metal. However, Devourment changed this with their debut release in 1997 and made it highly exposed. The genre has since spawned sub-genres which are still criticized as not being proper

Slamming Brutal Death Metal
Slamming Beatdown

Slamming Beatdown

Slamming beatdown or slamdown is the fusion of "slamming" and "beatdown" genres (for example: slamming deathcore + beatdown hardcore).

Slamming Beatdown
Technical Brutal Death Metal

Technical Brutal Death Metal

Technical Brutal Death Metal is a subgenre of Brutal Death Metal which is itself a sub-genre of Death Metal. It is Brutal Death Metal played with influences from the technical aspect of Death Metal. Pioneering bands include Deeds of Flesh, (Mid-era) Suffocation, Nile, Insidious Decrepancy.

Technical Brutal Death Metal
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.

Brutal Deathcore
Technical Death Metal

Technical Death Metal

Technical death metal (sometimes called tech-death or misstated as progressive death metal) is a musical subgenre of death metal that focuses on complex rhythms, riffs and song structures.Technical experimentation in death metal began in the late '80s and early '90s by bands such as Death, Atheist and Cynic. In 1990, Nocturnus released their debut album, The Key, which was followed by Sarcófago's third album, The Laws of Scourge, featuring a change in their musical style from black metal/thrash metal to technical death metal. Atheist's second album, Unquestionable Presence, Pestilence's third

Technical Death Metal
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
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

Beatdown Hardcore
Porngrind

Porngrind

Goregrind characterized by sexual themes, vocals that range from pitchshifted growls to absurdly high-pitched screams, and groove-based riffing. Due to pornogrind's often misogynistic and homophobic imagery, many fans of political grindcore detest the subgenre.

Porngrind