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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

What is metal music?

This seems to be one of the most popular genres of music, behind rock music. Heavy metal seems to be very popular with members of the male gender and nowadays members of the female gender as well, lol

Heavy metal: a type of music that is the most commercially successful of all music genres. It is easily recognizable by its heavy use of electric guitar. It's often heard as loud, aggressive, powerful, with lots of electric guitars, electric bass guitars, operatic vocals and thrashing drums. Some refer to heavy metal as nothing more than noise, since with some genres of metal it's difficult to discern notes, rhythm or even lyrics. Sometimes heavy metal can also be controversial and provocative in its lyrics. During the 1980s, heavy metal came under fire for accusations of making people commit crimes thanks to the Parents Music Resource Council (PMRC).

Just to let you know, you might see artists appear under more than one category. That's because they can do more than one genre of metal (i.e. Iron Maiden-speed metal, New Wave of British Heavy Metal, etc). The artists who appear more than once under multiple categories are multi-genre in their music

Like rock, there are many subgenres of heavy metal. Here are some of them

-Beginning in the early 1990s as a subgenre of emo (emotional) music, this subgenre is extremely aggressive, uses equally short songs and more often than not, the singer is screaming at the top of their lungs
Black Veil Brides
Bullet for My Valentine
Asking Alexandra
A Day to Remember
The Used
Escape the Fate
Babymetal

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
-Originating in the late 1970s with the advent of the NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) movement, this specific type of extreme metal that is played/performed at breakneck speed and is very demanding on time changes, guitar playing, drum playing and can be very technical and complex

Metallica
Anthrax
Motorhead
Megadeth
Slayer
Judas Priest
Pantera
Helloween
Annihilator
Exciter
Metal Church
Testament
Venom
Sodom
DragonForce
Overkill
Kreator
Exodus
Sepultura
Children of Bodom
Lamb of God

Iron Maiden
-Fast, loud, aggressive music that mixes both heavy metal and punk
Slayer
Metallica
Megadeth
Anthrax
Kreator
Sodom
Testament
Exodus
Destruction
Pantera
Overkill
Death
Death Angel
Venom
Voivod
Annihilator
Dark Angel
Nuclear Assault
Sepultura
Suicidal Tendencies
 
Metal Church
Exciter
Machine Head
Lamb of God
-Beginning in the mid 1960s as garage rock or psychedelic rock, this type of music relies heavily on distorted electric guitars, bass guitars, pounding drums and are sometimes accompanied by pianos, keyboards, saxophones, etc.
Kiss
Def Leppard
AC/DC
Deep Purple
Guns N'Roses
Aerosmith
Alice Cooper
Van Halen
The Scorpions
ZZ Top
Queen
Avenged Sevenfold
-A type of alternative metal combining funk music and metal music
Primus
Living Colour
Rage Against the Machine
Incubus
Korn
Jane's Addiction
Extreme
Clutch
Limp Bizkit
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
-A type of metal combining metalcore with melodic death metal and takes characteristics from both genres. It will typically include melodic metal guitar playing, metalcore-type breakdowns and vocals that can go from clean singing to growls and screaming
All That Remains
As I Lay Dying
The Devil Wears Prada
Atreyu
In Flames
Black Veil Brides
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
-Also known as hair metal, this subgenre of metal is from the 1980s. It uses creative guitar riffs and lyrics, talks about nothing more than girls, the rock and roll lifestyle, etc. The Sunset Strip area is most synonymous with the glam metal genre. Also, glam/hair metal is heavily reliant on makeup and androgyny (men dressing like women)
Motley Crue
Poison
Ratt
Bon Jovi
Cinderella
Twisted Sister
The one in red, Eddie Ojeda, is the one I like!
Skid Row
Dokken
Kiss during the "hair band" days
L.A. Guns
Warrant
Quiet Riot
Hanoi Rocks
Stryper
White Lion
The Scorpions
BulletBoys
Black N'Blue
Bet you can't guess who that is on the far left? It's Tommy Thayer, who's now in KISS
Steel Panther
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
-A sort of alternative metal that combines the use of other genres of music, such as hip hop, grunge, funk or alternative rock. May also use instruments native to those genres, such as turntables
Linkin Park
My sister likes the one in the center, their singer, Chester Bennington
Korn
Limp Bizkit
Disturbed
Mudvayne
Papa Roach
Drowning Pool
Godsmack
Sevendust
Staind
Incubus
Coal Chamber
Sepultura
Rage Against the Machine
Machine Head
Chevelle
Flyleaf
Fear Factory
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
-This particularly disturbing subgenre deals with Satan, Satanism, devil worship, occult practices, supernatural
Venom. Essentially the world's first black metal band
Cradle of Filth
Bathory
Immortal
Enslaved
Emperor
Darkthrone
Mayhem
Satyricon
Behemoth
Carpathian Forest
Dissection
Celtic Frost
Dark Funeral
Mercyful Fate
King Diamond
-A very macabre and disturbing type of heavy metal that more often than not includes lyrics pertaining to death, destruction, violence and suffering
Morbid Angel
Death
Cannibal Corpse


Behemoth
Amon Amarth
Arch Enemy
Suffocation
Decapitated
In Flames
Children of Bodom
Obituary
Amorphis
Entombed
Dethklok
The Black Dahlia Murder
Fear Factory
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
-This type of heavy metal often uses lyrics pertaining to Christianity
Lightforce
Underoath
Extol
Vengeance Rising
Demon Hunter
Stryper
Seventh Angel
August Burns Red
Whitecross
-This subgenre takes its entire creation from strongly industrial dance music and tosses into hardcore punk, thrash metal and uses metal guitar riffs that often repeat, synthesizers and heavily distorted vocals
Rammstein
Ministry
Rob Zombie
White Zombie
Marilyn Manson
Deathstars
Filter
Powerman 5000
Korn
Sepultura
Till Lindemann (singer for Rammstein)
Coal Chamber
-This type of extreme metal uses slow tempos, low tuned guitars and thicker or heavier sounds to illicit a feeling of dread, despair and doom that is to come
Black Sabbath
And this was supposed to be surprising?
Candlemass
My Dying Bride
Cathedral
Pentagram
Katatonia
Celtic Frost
Type O Negative
Sleep
Funeral
Witchfinder General
Burning Witch
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
-This can cover a wide variety of subgenres in heavy metal. It's been around since the 1980s and is characterized by its overall extreme nature, fast, loud, aggressive
Napalm Death
Celtic Frost
Darkthrone
Sepultura
Venom
Dimmu Borgir
Cradle of Filth
Mercyful Fate
Satyricon
In Vain
Acid Bath
-Combines extreme metal and harcore punk. This type of music encourages mosh pitting (crowd surfing) at concerts
Killswitch Engage
As I Lay Dying
August Burns Red
All That Remains
Avenged Sevenfold
Bring Me the Horizon
Bullet for My Valentine
Lamb of God
Trivium
The Devil Wears Prada
A Day to Remember
Asking Alexandra
Memphis May Fire
Of Mice & Men
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Motionless in White
-It strongly emphasizes use of melodic instruments and uses key features from melodic death metal. It uses melody-based guitar riffs, metalcore-type breakdowns and vocals that can go from clean singing one minute to screaming and growls the next minute
Amon Amarth
In Flames
Children of Bodom
Wintersun
Arch Enemy
As I Lay Dying
All That Remains
Dethklok
Sonic Syndicate
Shadows Fall
Trivium
Kataklysm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
-Combines elements of traditional metal music with elements of speed metal and just adding a symphonic melody over it. Power metal is known for its uplifting, almost cheery beat and melody rather than the dark, doom and gloom, heaviness that other genres, like death or doom metal, might have
Helloween
DragonForce
Rhapsody of Fire
Iced Earth
Manowar
Masterplan
Judas Priest
Sabaton
Children of Bodom
Powerwolf
Fates Warning
Wintersun
Iron Savior
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
-Originated in the UK in the 1970s. It's essentially similar to progressive rock, with it's multitude of time changes, but it's metal
Opeth
Death
Symphony X
Fates Warning
Mastodon
Voivod
King's X
Coheed and Cambria
The Dillinger Escape Plan
-Combines the characteristics of metal music with the elements of classical music, such as choirs, symphonic instruments or even a full symphony orchestra
Nightwish
Within Temptation
After Forever
Rhapsody of Fire
Blind Guardian
Symphony X
Dimmu Borgir
Cradle of Filth
-Essentially coined to a time during the late 1970s where Britain saw an onslaught of heavy metal bands emerging from the pub scenes. These bands were harder, faster and more aggressive in music than the so-called "dinosaurs" of the 1970s, such as Black Sabbath, Deep Purple or Led Zeppelin. Essentially this time, nicknamed NWOBHM, is like the British Invasion of the 1970s
-By the way, the years next to each band's name is when they formed/started
Iron Maiden: 1975
Diamond Head: 1976
Saxon: 1976
Judas Priest: 1969
Angel Witch: 1977
Tygers of Pan Tang: 1978
Motorhead: 1975-2015
Ian Fraser Kilmister, aka "Lemmy" and "Philthy" Phil Taylor-gone
Girlschool: 1978
They're like a female Motorhead
Venom: 1979
Raven: 1974
Witchfinder General: 1979
Samson: 1977-2002
Bet you can't figure out who the guy on the far left is? If not, it's Bruce Dickinson!!
Praying Mantis: 1974
Grim Reaper: 1979
Urchin: 1972-1980
The guy second from the left should look familiar if you like Iron Maiden! It's Adrian Smith!
-Inspired by classical music with speed metal thrown in and using very technical playing, essentially a combination of classical music and heavy metal music
Symphony X
Cacophony
Rhapsody of Fire
Randy Rhoads: 1956-1982
Children of Bodom
Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
Iron Mask
Nightwish
Racer X. The guy second from the right is Scott Travis, currently drumming for Judas Priest
-Combines the heaviness of metal music with the dark, gloomy environment of gothic rock
Nightwish
Cradle of Filth
Evanescence
My Dying Bride
HIM
Type O Negative
After Forever
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
-Subgenre of heavy metal that takes Nordic folk songs and black metal and combines them together. Lyrics often reference Norse mythology, Norse paganism, the Viking Age and generally anything Viking-related. Bands of this subgenre will often be from Denmark, Norway, Sweden or Scandinavia
Bathory
Amon Amarth
Enslaved
Moonsorrow
Wintersun
Obscurity
Satyricon
Equilibrium

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