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Dark metal is a subjective term used to describe metal bands from various genres that have combined traits from Gothic metal,Doom Metal, Black metal as well as some symphonic elements, synthesizer use, acoustic guitar experimentation and/or operatic female vocals. The music can be described as an atmospheric, melodic, more sophisticated sound within the metal genre, and sometimes also with Progressive touch. The lyrics are often introspective and poetic. Some dark metal bands also often incorporate Death metal influences.


Bands include;

13 Winters



Avec Tristesse


Cradle of filth


Forgetten tomb


The old dead tree

Throes of dawn

Thy serpent

Skate punk (also known as skatepunk, skate-punk, skate-thrash, surf punk, or skate-core) was named because of its popularity among Skateboarders, and the fact that many members of skate punk bands were themselves skaters. Lyrics themselves will occasionally focus on, or at least reference, skateboarding.


Bands assosiated with this genre;

The descendents

Skate death

Black flag

Suicidal tendencies

Dead Kennedys

The nonamed

Suicide machines

Nardcore is a hardcore punk movement that came out of Southern California in the early 1980s, originating in Silverstrand Beach, Oxnard and Port Hueneme. Most of the early Nardcore shows originated from Casa Tropical, Port Hueneme Skate Palace and other venues in the Oxnard area.


Bands include;

False confession


Scared Straight

Death metal is an Extreme heavy metal subgenre. It is typically characterized by the use of heavily-distorted guitars, harsh vocals that are low-pitched and/or growled, morbid lyrics, fast-paced rhythms and melodies, and unconventional song structures. Building off the speed and complexity of Thrash metal, and the raw extremities defined in early black metal, death metal came to true prominence by the mid 1980s.


Bands include;




Amoebic amarth

Angel corpse

Anvil of doom



At the gates

Beneath the massacre

Broken Hope

Burning inside

Blood red throne


Children of Bodom

Chaos breed

Cicle of dead children

Dark tranquility

Death chain

Deeds of flesh

Eterbal tears of sorrow

Extreme noise terror

Fear my thoughts

Fragments of unbecoming

F**k... I'm dead

Edge of sanity


Morbid angel

Internal bleeding

Horror of horrors

Lykathea aflame

Misery index

Pain face

Ripping corpse


Rune Magick

Shadows fall


Six feet under

Soul burn


Theory in practice

Unseen terror

Torture killer

Vital remains


Melodic hardcore is a subgenre of hardcore punk. It is more melodic than traditional hardcore, with less aggression. Melodic hardcore, with its strong emphasis on melodic exploration, is distinct from both emocore and pop punk, although these genres are often combined or used interchangeably. Nonetheless some melodic hardcore bands do share common scene origins with emo and pop punk bands as well as some post grunge from the mid to late 90's



7 seconds

Crime in stereo


Grey area


No trigger

Rise against

Strike anywhere

This is a standoff

Turning point

Symphonic Black Metal is a fusion genre, combining elements of black metal and symphonic metal. Traits from black metal are present, as blast beats, shrieked vocals, and overdriven guitars are still used. But the tempo is often slower, the song structure is more defined, and bands make extensive use of keyboarding or even use a full orchestra, like in symphonic metal. Gothic metal is an influence, as well, as gothic metal traits such as "clean" guitar riffs and female vocals are sometimes used, and the songs might begin with a clean intro before going into the distorted riffs. The lyrics are reminiscent of black metal, even though anti-Christianity is not as extreme.

Many black metal fans claim that symphonic black metal has nothing to do with "true" black metal due to the influences from gothic metal and melodic black metal, which are not present.


Listed bands;


Anorexia nervosa

Carpathian forest

Celtic frost

The Kovenant

Cradle of filth (only certain material - heavily debated)

Diabolical masqurade



Limbonic act

Lux occulta




Theatres des Vampires

Thy serpent

Trail of tears


Twilight ophera


Vesperian sorrow

Gothabilly is a portmanteau expression which refers to the fusion of rockabilly music and the Goth culture. Gothabilly bands' lyrics include various "dark" themes sometimes including, but not limited to: horror, the supernatural or paranormal, the occult, vampires, ghosts and so on; plus the standard rock fare of "dark" love songs, with themes of sadness, violence, etc. Vocal styles are similar to those used in classic rockabilly. Gothabilly also often draws visual and stylistic influences from camp 1960s "monster" themes, such as the television show The Munsters.

"Gothabilly" differs from "Psychobilly" in that Gothabilly music tends to be slower and more atmosphere-oriented than Psychobilly. Whereas most Psychobilly songs have rockabilly chord progressions played in a punk style, Gothabilly adds gothic influence, such as jangly guitars, organs, and often, acoustic instrumentation.



The damned

45 Grave

The misfits

Psycio charger

Dead end drive in

Concombre zombi

Dark violence of beauty