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Metalcore

METALCORE (1985-present)

Metalcore is a broad fusion genre of Extreme Metal and Hardcore Punk. The name is a blend of the names of the two genres. Metalcore is noted for its use of breakdowns, which are slow, intense passages that are conducive to moshing. Pioneering Metalcore bands – such as Integrity, Earth Crisis and Converge, all of which had formed by 1990 – are described as leaning more toward Hardcore, with their style sometimes being called Metallic Hardcore, whereas later bands – such as Killswitch Engage, All That Remains, As I Lay Dying, Bullet for My Valentine, Parkway Drive – are described as leaning more towards Metal.

MetalcoreSepultura, who have been said to have “helped to lay the groundwork” in the 2000s, and Pantera, who influenced TrivFium, Atreyu, Bleeding Through and Unearth, ...

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Songs inspired by Literature

Rock & Metal Songs inspired by Literature

Sometimes it isn’t about booze ‘n’ birds. So, what is it that inspires bands to write songs? Yes, we all know that ‘Sex, Drugs and Rock N’ Roll’ comes into the equation. With its preoccupation with evil, dry ice and alternately shrieking and growling vocals, Heavy Metal has come by its goofball image honestly. But wearing leather and spikes doesn’t mean you don’t crack open a book from time to time. There are considerably more examples than you might expect, but just to dip toes in an aqueous solution, here are a few Rock & Metal Songs inspired by Literature.

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