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How to Identify Different Types of Metal Music

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tanner pirtle

on 11 April 2011

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How to Identify Different Types of Metal Music Death Metal Death metal vocals are often guttural roars, grunts, snarls, and low gurgles colloquially known as death growls instruments two guitarists, a vocalist, bass player, and dummer (fast blast beats and double bass) lyrics talk about mysticism, satanism, philosophy, and socicial commentary. bands examples Cannibal Corpse Decapitated Nu Metal Nu Metal consists of elements of heavy metal grunge and rapping is included Instruments synthesizers, either 2 or 1 guitarist (varies). singer or rapper. bassist, and drummer Music singer/rapper: talks about life in general. sometimes about politics. never usually about love. use of metaphors to hide meanings. guitarist: plays real heavy tunes, such as breakdowns. also plays real catchy tunes influenced by rap and hip-hop bassist: plays along with the drummer.
also plays some real nice tempo
rap bass-lines and metal bass-lines are included drummer: plays fast beat double-bass.
fast tempo, but also plays catchy beats along with metal. keyboardist: plays very beautiful sounds.
some are influenced by techno music.
upbeat playing.
also dramatic sounds Band Examples Power Metal Power metal combinding characteristics of tradition metal and speed metal Power metal is highly focused on the vocalist, with "clean" vocals being much more prevalent than the growling vocals in death metal. Power metal's lyrical themes, though as varied as metal itself, often focus on fantasy and mythology, camaraderie and hope, personal struggles and emotions, war and death, or combinations of the listed themes. Many otherwise typical metal themes such as religion and politics are comparatively rare but not unheard of.

Music Guitarist(s): typically 2 guitarists; usually switching between rhythm and lead during songs. really fast paced. sometime slow down a little, but not very long or often. solos are really melodic and crazy. singer: typically sounds like someone from an old 80's band.
vocals are clean. no screaming at all. the voiced is raised a lot in songs. some songs are sang with more than one singer. drummer: always playing fast, but with good beats. hardly ever slows down while playing. bassist: same thing as the drummer. plays fast the whole time.
every now and then the bass will have some solos keyboardist: plays like the guitarist. real fast and a lot of melody Band Examples Blind Guardian DragonForce Thrash Thrash Metal Thrash Metal the extreme submerge genre of heavy metal that has fast tempo and aggression complex guitar riffs and solos fast drumbeats fast bass-lines songs are sang melodically or shouted Instruments guitar bass drums singer/vocalist Band Examples The Big Four progressive Progressive Metal Like progressive rock songs, progressive metal songs are typically much longer than standard metal songs, and are often thematically linked in concept albums.

is a subgenre of heavy metal, which blends the powerful, guitar-driven sound of metal with the complex compositional structures Style metalcore fast all the way through. same speed as power metal, but different sound. more melodic real heavy guitar playing and beats with techno tunes screamed lyrics instruments guitars bass drums synthesizer/ sampler/ keyboard singer/screamer Band examples is a subgenre of heavy metal music combining various elements of extreme metal and hardcore punk. The name of it is a portmanteau of the names of the two genres. Metalcore Vocals The vocalizing technique in metalcore is generally screamed vocals, particularly common among many 1990s metalcore groups. Today many metalcore bands combine screaming vocals with the usage of clean vocals usually during the bridge or chorus of a song.[41]

style typical heavy metal with some punk rock along with it heavy playing but not like death metal, where it's all crazy and sounds "evil" Band Examples
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