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Old 03-30-2013, 03:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the difference between rock & metal?
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Metal started as a subgenre of rock, and came from blues- and psyhedelic rock in the late 60s. Rock and metal education thread
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In rock, the amplifiers go up to 10.

In metal, the amplifiers go up to 11.




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Metal is:
-Louder volume
-Blues scales
-Strong vocals
-Shock value
-Extended solos
-Double guitars

Also, metal is a LOT more complex than most types of rock (riffs and solo work, I mean). I think a lot of rock music has simple, rather short solos, but metal solos tend to be a lot longer and with more bluesy improvisation.
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Metal has a higher concentration of heavier elements than Rock does.

That's the Science lesson over.
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Metal has a higher concentration of heavier elements than Rock does.

That's the Science lesson over.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I always thought ROck was more bluesy then Metal

stuff like speed and Thrash and death metal pretty much said **** they blues riffs
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I always thought ROck was more bluesy then Metal

stuff like speed and Thrash and death metal pretty much said **** they blues riffs
I think you got to take into consideration the style of rock you're talking about here. You wouldn't really call punk rock "bluesy" would you?

All in all Jackhammer pretty much summed it up.
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Acid rock, blues rock and rock and roll is bluesy.
Punk rock, garage rock, prog rock (you name it) CAN be bluesy.
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Punk rock, garage rock, prog rock (you name it) CAN be bluesy.
So can metal. Take Clutch, Motörhead, Orange Goblin, Black Sabbath and Corrosion of Conformity as examples. I'm talking about definable standards of a genre. It doesn't mean they can't be innovative.
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