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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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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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