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Nu Metal

NU METAL (1994-present)

Nu Metal (also known as Nü-Metal and Aggro-Metal) is a form of Alternative Metal that combines elements of Heavy Metal music with elements of other music genres such as Hip Hop, Alternative Rock, Funk and Grunge. Bands in Nu Metal have drawn elements and influences from a variety of musical styles, including multiple genres of Heavy Metal. This form of Metal rarely features guitar solos; it is heavily syncopated and based on guitar riffs. Many Nu Metal guitarists use seven-string guitars that are down-tuned to play a heavier sound. DJs are occasionally featured in Nu Metal to provide instrumentation such as sampling, turntable scratching and electronic backgrounds. Vocal styles in Nu Metal include singing, rapping, screaming and growling.

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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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Heavy Metal Family Tree

For Metal Evolution, Sam Dunn presented a new, updated version of his “Heavy Metal Family Tree“, a 24 sub-genre chart that mapped out Metal’s various sub-genres that have spawned over the course of its 40-year history. This new, more elaborate version included a “Pre-Metal” field that listed non-metal musicians that had an influence on Heavy Metal. It also listed additional bands as examples of the various styles of Metal.

Pre-History of Metal : 

Niccolò Paganini; Richard Wagner; Gustav Holst; Howlin’ Wolf; Robert Johnson; Buddy Rich; Elvis Presley; Little Richard; The Beatles; The Kinks; The Who; Cream; Jimi Hendrix

Progressive Rock : 

Jethro Tull; King Crimson; Emerson, Lake & Palmer; Yes; Genesis; Uriah Heep; Mahavishnu Orchestra; Journey; Styx; Kansas

Early M...

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History of HEAVY METAL

Heavy MetalVery few genres of music incorporate as broad a palette of distinct sounds as Heavy Metal. From the technicality and musicianship of bands like Iron Maiden to the raw power of Mastodon, Heavy Metal offers a seemingly endless array of musical possibilities. Heavy Metal began as an attempt to play louder and faster than ever before, but it evolved into a nuanced and highly complex form of expression enjoyed by millions all across the world.

Heavy Metal (or simply Metal) is a genre of Rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom and the United States...

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