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Deathrock is a term used to identify a sub-genre of punk rock incorporating horror elements and spooky atmospherics, that emerged on the West Coast of the United States in 1979.

Deathrock songs use simple chords, echoing guitars, a prominent bass, and drumming which emphasizes repetitive, post-punk beats within a 4/4 time signature. To create atmosphere, scratchy guitars are sometimes used. Lyrics can vary, but are typically introspective and surreal, and deal with the dark themes of isolation, disillusionment, loss… read more

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  • I had no idea how much I wanted this until I discovered it was a real thing.
  • I love deathrock. It's great this music has held its post-punk influence (with the percussion) considering I love post-punk.
  • My favorite deathrock band is Obituary
  • While my Nintendo gently weeps...
  • Dystopian Society's "Violations" EP is available on Bandcamp! 7inch vinyl out soon on Mass Media Records! http://dystopiansociety.bandcamp.com/album/violations
  • Hmmh.
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  • Unfortunately that Valor Christian Death pic ruins the deathrock harmony. And someone please make the 45 Grave pic black and white, green is too colorful, not allowed, because you guys know: we want to keep it realz here!!!
  • for petykhi only
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