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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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Swedish Extreme Metal

SWEDISH EXTREME METAL (1990-present)

Swedish Extreme Metal is a Death Metal music scene developed in Sweden. Many Swedish Death Metal bands are associated with the Melodic Death Metal movement, thus giving Swedish Death Metal a different sound from other variations of Death Metal.

Swedish Extreme MetalUnlike American Death Metal groups, the first Swedish bands were rooted in Punk Rock. Although Norway is known for its quantity of Black Metal, Gothenburg in Sweden has a large Melodic Death Metal scene, while Stockholm is known for its more raw Death Metal scene.

History

Precursors¬†–¬†Unlike American groups, the Swedish Death Metal scene’s earliest originators were influenced by Punk Rock, especially the D-beat Hardcore Punk scene...

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New Wave of American Heavy Metal

NEW WAVE OF AMERICAN HEAVY METAL (2000-present)

The New Wave of American Heavy Metal (commonly abbreviated in NWOAHM) is a Heavy Metal music movement that originated in the United States during the early to mid-1990s and expanded most in the early to mid 2000s. Some of the bands considered part of the movement had formed as early as the late 1980s, but did not become influential or reach popular standing until the following decade. The term itself borrows from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) dating to 1979.

New Wave of American Heavy MetalAlthough the term is used by the media with increasing frequency, the definition has not been finished completely...

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