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Avant-Garde Metal

AVANT-GARDE METAL (Mid 1980s-present)

Avant-Garde Metal, also known as Avant-Metal or Experimental Metal, is a sub-genre of Heavy Metal music loosely defined by use of experimentation and characterized by the use of innovative, avant-garde elements, large-scale experimentation and the use of non-standard and unconventional sounds, instruments, song structures, playing styles and vocal techniques.

Avant-Garde MetalThis form of Metal is influenced by Progressive Rock and Extreme Metal, particularly Death Metal and is similar to and often overlaps with the similarly experimental Progressive Metal genre. Some local scenes include Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston and Seattle in the United States, Oslo in Norway and Tokyo in Japan.

Characteristics

Avant-garde metal has been called the most diffic...

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Alternative Metal

ALTERNATIVE METAL (1985-present)

Alternative MetalAlternative Metal (also known as Alt-Metal or Hard Alternative) is a sub-genre of Rock music and Heavy Metal with influences from its parent-genre Alternative Rock and other genres not normally associated with Metal. Alt-Metal bands are often characterized by heavy guitar riffs, melodic vocals, sometimes harsh vocals, unconventional sounds within other Heavy Metal genres, unconventional song structures and sometimes experimental approaches to heavy music. The term has been in usage since the 1980s, although it came into prominence in the 1990s...

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