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Old 02-09-2013, 04:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What's with all of the different genres, also is there any list of all of them? It just seems that whenever I go through threads, people fight over what genre a certain band is with genres that sound more or less the same, so I would like some enlightenment on the topic of the sub-genres within metal.

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Old 02-10-2013, 02:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Haha, a list of them would be too difficult to compile. There's Symphonic metal to Christian metal to Stoner metal and everything in between. I've even heard of Cello metal..

Wikipedia has a page on "Heavy metal subgenres" which gives a brief overview of the main one's, so I'd google that if you're really trying to figure out what's what.

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Old 02-10-2013, 04:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It seems that everyday there are new genres being created the latest one I''ve come across is mathcore which is apparently all about weird time signatures.

Now this may be showing my stupidity but haven'twe been listeningto weird time signatures since the dawn of music and just called it 'creativity'?

I just don't think you'll ever find a definitive list to be honest.

Genres are a bit like a dictionary, you think you know them all and then Google becomes a word.
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haven'twe been listeningto weird time signatures since the dawn of music and just called it 'creativity'?
Haha yeah I know what you mean, I dunno why people are so intent in placing music in these little boxes.
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"Barely even different" is the standard impression an outsider gets when hearing about all the subgenres - but telling black metal from classic heavy metal is just too easy.
Oh, and you wanted enlightenment? Here you go.
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"Barely even different" is the standard impression an outsider gets when hearing about all the subgenres - but telling black metal from classic heavy metal is just too easy.
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Bro tip: when trying to compare genres, listen to samples or important songs in the specific genres, and try to compare them. Mathcore isn't ALL about weird time signatures - they can be found in jazz, math rock, electronic music, most genres really. Mathcore is like a mix between math rock and metalcore. I don't know musch about the genre myself, but my tip is checking out the bands and albums listed in this Wikipedia article. This forum has good educational threads about genres, they are totally worth checking out. I find them more thrustworthy than wikipedia articles. Links:


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If you don't know what they are don't use them.
Has anybody got any common sense anymore?
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If you don't know what they are don't use them.
Has anybody got any common sense anymore?
So, because I do not know what they are, I am unable to try to learn about them? I didn't start this thread by saying that I throw out lots of different sub-genres when I talk or write and have no clue what they are. I started this thread because I wanted some enlightenment on why there are so many sub-genres within metal.

Thank you Briks for the links, it's very useful.

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Just FYI there's no apostrophe in the word "genres". It's a plural not a possessive.
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