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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.

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What does Trent Reznor think about black metal as a genre?

Within these selection of metal covers of NIN's song "Wish," one was from black metal giant Behemoth -- who had this to say about NIN: In my opinion, [NIN] are darker than 95 percent of all ...
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I don't understand the Lyrics of Limp Bizkit new "Dad Vibes"

I don't understand at all why it goes in this song. Even a translator could not help. It looks like random words or some slang. I am not native speaker in English. Can someone explain to me what the ...
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Heavy metal album, man with black makeup tangled in barbed wire on cover [closed]

Long long ago, I heard a song, I know the music style seems like Heavy metal music, only remember the album cover was a man, he hang a wood, and make a black style makeup, seems he was entangle by ...
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Who invented circle pits?

I've been looking for some time into the matter, but did never run into a proper conclusion: who actually invented circle pits? I know it's a metal fans phenomenon, but I also ran into people circle ...
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What's the heaviest metal that uses a capo?

Some examples of musicians that use a capo on their guitar are Lisa Loeb (as seen in recent Geico commercials), and the lead singer of Death Cab for Cutie. As a musician who plays hard rock, I am ...
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What is this sample of classical music in this black metal song?

There seems to be a sample of dramatic classical music in the beginning of Hesitant Behaviour by Diabolical Masquerade. Does someone recognise it?
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Are there satellite TV channels for fans of Extreme Metal?

I and my brother are two fans of the extreme metal genre. We have searched our receiver's channels lists in several satellites (Hotbird, Eutelsat, etc.) but found none of the channels streaming this ...
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Have any artists incorporated physical pain with composition and performance?

Self-harm, suicide and pain in general are all central themes in many subgenres of metal (especially black metal). Some performers have been known to cut themselves with razor blades on-stage during ...
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What are all the "-core" genres in metal other than metalcore, deathcore, and grindcore?

I know there are several but I'm looking for a definitive list of all the genres that end in -core. Love 'em or hate 'em, they're here to stay. I'm asking here because r/metal and other metal forums ...
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Is Cobalt's "Eater of Birds" considered experimental within the realm of extreme metal?

Cobalt's Eater of Birds seems to be considered their defining album. I am asking specifically about the titular song, which is also the final track of the album, but any thoughts on the album itself ...
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What are some of the earliest examples of songs featuring blast beats in triple metre?

For those who may not know, triple metre most often applies to songs with time signatures of 3 or 9. For the purposes of my question, I will include 6, 12, etc. even though they are usually considered ...
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Is there a sizable audience for very long rock/metal songs?

I am a huge fan of rock and metal, in particular all things experimental/progressive. It is fairly common for prog albums to feature extended track lengths, and or the last year or so, the longest ...
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Who says "I hope we have the coldest winter ever" in Taake's Myr?

At around the 1:15 mark in Taake's Myr, a young girl's voice says, "I hope we have the coldest winter ever." Taake's Wikipedia page lists all past, current and guest members, but I haven't found any ...
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What kind of instrument/synthesizer did Finntroll use for 2012's "Under Bergets Rot"? [closed]

I'm currently on an adventure to find the best folk/black metal bands in Scandinavia and the rest of Europe. I have just come across the wonderful band Finntroll, which describes their music as "...
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Any suggestion for my music taste considering my Last FM statistics?

I am an idealist, big metal head fan of Avantasia's band and translator giving Arabic rhetorical translation for several materials and doing song remixing and covering for Japanese, English, French ...
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What is the name of the instrument playing on Children of the Grave - Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath - Children of the grave What is the name of the instrument that starts playing at 0:49 and sounds more prominent at 1:05 to 1:10? It seems like a drum ...
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Has anyone heard of the EDM genre "Trance Ragecore"?

Its a mix between trance and Trap Metal but has darkpsy elements in it I was wondering if anyone's heard of it its fairly new and I was wondering if someone could find some Trance Ragecore Tracks and ...
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Why is Heilung so related to metal?

According to Wikipedia, Heilung is classified as "Experimental folk", while some other use the term "Neo Folk". They describe their music as "amplified history from early medieval northern Europe". ...
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Song from "Monster Truck Evolution" -slow building epic instrumental [closed]

Back in 2016 there was this "Monster Truck Evolution" video that showed the evolution of those things and it had a song that I'm looking for. Its hard because the video was taken down and i only got ...
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Rock subgenre of "Darkness" by SPF1000

Listen to this song... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rs3WV3Fu-kw&t= Its called Darkness by SPF 1000. It was in an episode titled "Battle of the Bands" from The Grim Adventures of Billy & ...
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Who is Erkki Juhonpoika Puujumala?

From the last album Luciferian Crown by Archgoat the track Sorcery and Doom lyrics has been dedicated to someone called Erkki Juhonpoika Puujumala. I have googled and found out that the first and ...
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What is name of this soundtrack?

It plays while Boss of current stage is entering the arena. Game's name is "Swords and Sandals" (version 1 probably). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBh0EdT2bso What is the music in this soundtrack ...
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Looking for Prog Metal bands with big band instruments

I recently fell in love with a band called Thank You Scientist. They are an alternative prog rock band who use big-band instruments (brass, woodwinds, etc.) to back up their music. I've been ...
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Why does Metal sound so muddy?

I've been a metal-music addict since my early teens. But in the last few years I've listened to more and more Rap/Trap and so on. And I've bought myself some really really expensive headphones to ...
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Albums for classical songs played by electric guitar?

I am after an album of classical songs such as Vivaldi's four seasons played by electric guitars. I did a search about some neoclassical metal guitarists; but so far I have not yet found something I ...
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Is there “philosophical” metal?

I'm interested in music that is about philosophy, specifically about great philosophers. I prefer metal, though rock and other alt forms are acceptable. And obviously no black or death metal, I don't ...
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Old metal song criticizing the Bush administration?

There was a song with a video I saw like a decade ago. The video I believe mostly showed images of the war on terror and was of course meant to be a criticism of it and Bush in general. It would've ...
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Can a band (i.e. Linkin Park) survive the loss of a core member?

After Chester committed suicide and broke our hearts, I wondered what will happen next? Will Linkin Park survive? Is there an example from history where bands were able to recover after losing a core ...
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Why did Ozzy Osborne choose to make "Hero" a hidden track?

When the album "No Rest For The Wicked" was released adding extra "hidden" tracks to the end of albums was the latest "thing." They are usually either an outtake or a song that doesn't fit ...
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Has Judas Priest ever performed Jugulator or Demolition tracks with Rob Halford?

I am a fan of Judas Priest and loved all their albums so far. It took me some time to find out the band has two albums that don't feature original singer Rob Halford. The reason for not finding out ...
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What is the best way to listen to a lot of new albums I just bought?

I bought a lot of CD of the 60 to 80 decades to enrich my music library. Which is the best way to listen to all without go crazy? Im currently listening one album per week, but I find it a little ...
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Why is Corey Beaulieu's guest solo out of key?

In Annihilator's album 'Metal', in the track called 'Kicked' there are 2 guest solos by Trivium's Corey Beaulieu. While the first solo seems fine, the second solo (3:35 - 3:55) seems out of key. I don'...
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Heavy Metal music:What does it mean when someone says that something 'sounds heavy'?

I often hear things said along the lines of "band XXX makes some of the heaviest music around, but their guitarist doesn't even use that much distortion", or "Band YYY didn't even tune down on this ...
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Is there a term for Gojira's style?

In case you don't know Gojira, here's their latest album. I think their style is really close (if it's not totally it) to melodic death metal, just like Amon Amarth or Dark Tranquility style's is but,...
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Why is the song E.P.M. by Dragonforce only on the Japanese release? [duplicate]

The album Ultra Beatdown by the power metal band Dragonforce contains 11 total songs. 8 of those are on the main album, 2 are bonuses for the special edition and one of them, E.P.M., is only on the ...
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What is the third note in the Devil's Tritone?

I am a self taught musician (guitar/keyboards) with a limited knowledge of written music theory. For example if you asked me to play an augmented fourth I wouldn't know what you meant but if I observe ...
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Steve Vai logo meaning

Is there any significance in the Steve Vai logo below? To me it looks like the artist's name but I was always wondering if there is more in it since Steve always likes to put hidden meanings ...
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Why do [usually] musicians have long hair?

This question is a little bit about history and culture, but it has been a question since I've watched a live show. Well, I've "Googled it" before, and I've got some answers but none of them were ...
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What is the title of the album in which the narrative is of a metal band accidentally becoming a punk band? [closed]

Sometime between 2008 and 2010 a friend played me an album in which the story was of metal band slowly selling out and becoming a punk band. Specifically I think it may have been a Ska band in the ...
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Is black metal without cult of evil esthetics still black metal

Does trebly distorted guitar with a lot of tremolo picking and dissonant intervals can be called black metal no matter what subject it refers? Or it is another genre then? Some genres definitions ...
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What genre are groups like Chevelle, Helmet, Tool

Do all these groups fall in the same genre? If so, what genre is it? A Perfect Circle Breaking Benjamin Bullet for my Valentine Chevelle Deftones Helmet Linkin Park (early work) Nine Inch Nails Red ...
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Korn - Mayhem Festival 2014 Documentary

I've been watching this Korn documentary about their performance in the Mayhem Festival. Korn songs are amazing, but the hole soundtrack is great, and I want to know the name of other songs and bands ...
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Can someone explain INSOMNIUM song lyrics for me

Can someone exaplain what this song's lyrics means: `Mortal Share In their lofty chambers dwell The sacred and divine Resting in seraphic bliss The timeless and sublime Far above the mortal sphere ...
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Why evil themes are prevailing in heavy metal?

When I was young I liked metal music a lot. I listened Iron Maiden, Metallica and dozen other bands. As I grew older my interest in that music declined until completely faded out. Recently I listened ...
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Music similar to the symphonic part of "Time I" by Wintersun

I've spent several days looking for music that sounds like "Time I" by the metal band Wintersun before the metal happens, to no avail. I can't seem to find the right thing to google, and looking up "...
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Songs similar to 'Atheist Runt' and 'Omnipresent knife in your back'

I'm looking for recommendations of songs similar to Atheist Runt and Omnipresent knife in your back. Both these songs were made by Napalm Death and are their only ones which I like. I find the ...
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Was "The 3rd and the Mortal" the first metal band with clear female vocals?

The Norwegian band The 3rd and the Mortal are widely regarded as the first band who played metal (doom metal, in their case) with clear female vocals, inspiring many similar bands such as The ...
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Heavy metal song including the "Gayatri" mantra in the lyrics

Heavy Metal and lyrics has Gayatri mantra "Oṃ bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥtát savitúr váreṇ(i)yaṃ" Searching for 3 years now !!
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What metal song is used in this trailer for the animated movie *The Secret Life of Pets*? [closed]

I saw this in the trailers before The Peanuts Movie, it cracked me up. Just wondering if it's a "real" song or if it was written for the movie (I can't see it ending up on a soundtrack for a kids ...
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What exactly is slam death metal?

What exactly is it, what is the differences between say deathcore and slam death, what are the main differences, does it have more than one sound? All the slam i have heard sounds like devourment.
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