First selection of genres

Avant-garde metal or experimental metal is generally regarded as a cross-genre reference to Metal bandsor more exactly as a stylistic adjunction with specific traits (just like Progressive-, Symphonic-, Viking-, Pagan-, Folk-, Industrial-). It is characterized by large amounts of experimentation and by non-standard sounds, instruments, and song structures.

 

Bands of this genre include;

Alcemist

Carbonized

Carnival in Coal

Celtic Frost

Dodheimsgard

Estradasphere

Fantomas

Fleurety

In the Woods...

Korova Kill

Lux Occulta

Mirror Throne

Sigh

Solefald

Unexpect

Ved Buens Ende

Alternative rock (also called alternative music or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of Rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. The term "alternative" was coined in the 1980s to describe Punk rock-inspired bands on Independent record labels that did not fit into the mainstream genres of the time. As a musical genre, alternative rock consists of various subgenres that have emerged from the Independent music scene since the 1980s, such as grunge, britpop, gothic rock, and indie pop. These genres are unified by their collective debt to the style and/or ethos of punk, which laid the groundwork for alternative music in the 1970s.

Though the genre is considered to be rock, some of its subgenres are influenced by Folk music, reggae, electronic music and jazz among other genres. At times alternative rock has been used as a catch-all phrase for rock music from underground artists in the 1980s, all music descended from punk rock (including punk itself, New wave, and post punk), and, ironically, for rock music in general in the 1990s and 2000s.

 

Bands of this genre include;

3 doors down

30 seconds to mars

311

The academy is...

aerogramme

AFI

Alien ant farm

Tori Amos

...and you will know us by the trail of dead

Angels & Airwaves

Barenaked Ladies

Billy Talent

Blink 182

Blue October

Broken social scene

The calling

Chainsaw kittens

Chevelle

Creed

The cure

Cute is what we aim for

Daughtry

Evans blue

Faith no more

Filter

Finger eleven

From first to last

Fuel

Goo goo dolls

Gorillaz

Matthew good

Hawthorne heights

Imogen heap

I mother earth

Incubus

The killers

Killing joke

Marianas trench

My bloody valentine

My chemical romance

My life with the kill thrill kult

My morning Jacket

New order

Nickelback

Nine inch nails

Nirvana

The ocean blue

The offspring

Our lady Peace

Panic! at the disco

A perfect circle

Pearl jam

Placebo

Poets of the fall

Portishead

Radiohead

Relient K

Rise against

Seether

The smashing pumpkins

Sublime

The tea party

Thrid eye blind

Three days grace

The verve

The verve pipe

Weezer

The white stripes

Black metal is an extreme heavy metal subgenre. It is typically characterized by the use of heavily-distorted guitars, high-pitched shrieking vocals, fast-paced rhythms and melodies, and unconventional song structures.

 

Bands Include;

Aborym

Alcest

Anaal nathrakh

Anagnorisis

Ancient

Ancient rites

Anorexia nervosa

...and oceans

Axis of advance

Baphomets thorne

Behexen

Blasphemy

Bloodaxe

Bloodthorn

Celtic Frost

Crimson moonlight

Ceremonial embrace

Children of Bodom

Countess

Cradle of filth

Dark forest

Dark funeral

Dark thorne

Dawn of Relic

Death spellomega

December wolves

Dodheimsgard

Ephel duath

Frost moon

Fleurety

Forgotten tomb

Frost like ashes

Funeral mist

Graveland

In the woods...

Korova Kill

The Kovenant

Mercyful fate

Necrodeath

Nightfall

Sigh

Solace in the Shadows

Theatres des Vampires

Secrets of the moon

Old funeral

Winter sun

Wolves in the throne room

Blackened death metal (also called "death/black metal" or "black/death metal", depending on which style is dominant) is a fusion genre of extreme metal utilising elements of death metal and black metal; bands often hail from Europe. Many of the bands start out as full on black metal outfits and end up adopting death metal influences and fusing the two together, or becoming modern death metal artists. In the 1980s, bands like Hellhammer and Celtic Frost straddled the often still-vague genres of thrash metal, death metal and black metal, and it wasn't until albums such as Behemoth's Satanica that the current form of "blackened death metal" truly took form. Some melodic black metal bands have a style similar to blackened death metal because it owes much to death metal, more precisely Scandinavian death metal and melodic death metal.

Often cited musical characteristics of blackened death metal are relatively high pitched, raspy death grunts in a more black metal style, cyclical technical death metal riffs or simplistic black metal riffs, and extremely fast and often repetitive drumwork with a more groovy approach than in black metal, which is a death metal influence.

Blackened death metal bands often have influences outside black and death metal. The lyrical content in particular draws more from the black metal discourse, with less emphasis on themes of gore and dismemberment popular in death metal. Like with traditional black metal, some critics have noted that particular bands seemingly real devotion to ideologies of a "blackened" nature makes them unintentionally comical. Despite this, the genre has a loyal following within the metal underground, although it is highly doubtful that many of the genre's consumers take the music/ideology hybrid as seriously as its practitioners.

 

Bands listed;

Abominator

Anaal nathrakh

Angel corpse

Behemoth

Corpsing

Crimson Thorn

Dawn

Dawn of Azazel

Epoch of unlight

Satariel

Spearhead

Thou art lord

Vital remains

Pop punk

(also known as punk pop and other names) is a fusion genre that combines elements of punk rock with pop music, to varying degrees.

It is not clear when the term pop punk was first used, but pop-influenced punk rock had been around since the 1970s; performed by bands such as the Ramones, Buzzcocks, The Jam and The Undertones. In the mid 1990s, California-based pop punk bands achieved worldwide commercial success, and the genre's association with Southern California has led some to call it the SoCal sound. Two examples of breakthrough pop punk records are the 1994 multi-platinum albums Dookie by Green Day and Smash by The Offspring

 

 

From the mid-1990s onwards, some bands associated with the genre have been derogatively described as faux-punk, mall punk, pseudo-punk, and bubblegum punk.

 

Notables;

The academy is...

All time low

Angels and airwaves

Armor for sleep

Blink 182

Boys like girls

Cute is what we aim for

Even in blackouts

Finch

GOB

Hawthorn height

Hedley

NOFX

No use for a name

The offspring

Paramore

Plus 44

Plain white T's

Panic! at the disco

Relient K

Say anything

A thorn for every heart

Weezer