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Melodic death metal (also referred to as melodeath) is a subgenre of metal which combines the melodicness with the intensity of . The genre is also known as , a reference to the city in Sweden where it originated. Originally the genre combined the harmony style and groove melodies of heavy metal with the harsh thrashing sound and vocals of death metal. Early melodic metal bands seem to have taken lots of influence from American bands

Melodic death metal contains more melodic guitar riffs, melodic solos, and acoustic guitar work than death metal. It also contains more comprehensible lyrics with traditional death growl and screaming vocals. The pioneers of melodic death metal include Ceremonial Oath, Carcass, Dark Tranquillity, At the Gates and In Flames. Sentenced is also sometimes credited as one of the first melodic death metal bands with their release of North From Here. Some melodic death metal bands combine the genre with other metal genres such as (e.g. Into Eternity), (e.g. Children of Bodom), (e.g. Eternal Tears of Sorrow), (e.g. Arch Enemy), (e.g. Swallow the Sun) and (e.g. Eluveitie).

In the late 1990s, many melodic death metal bands changed their style of playing by adding more melodic elements; more melodic choruses and riffs and making more prominent use of keyboards. Also many melodic death metal bands moved away from the lyrical themes of death, gore, and murder common in other death metal groups.

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Wednesday 3 September 2014
Arsis, ExmortusConcert
Santos Party House
New York, United States
40.717609 -74.001312

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Thursday 4 September 2014
Allegaeon, ExmortusConcert
Brighton Music Hall
Boston, MA, Boston, United States
42.3529 -71.132613

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Saturday 6 September 2014
PassengerConcert Crystal Ballroom
Portland OR, United States
45.522898 -122.684858

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Wednesday 10 September 2014
A Celebration Of Guilt 10 Year Anniversary Tour
Arsis, Allegaeon, Exmortus, BloodLetterConcert
Joliet IL, United States
41.52778 -88.083756

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Saturday 13 September 2014
PassengerConcert The Wiltern
Los Angeles CA, United States
34.061467 -118.30888
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Tuesday 16 September 2014
The Black Dahlia MurderConcert The Pyramid Scheme
Grand Rapids MI, United States
42.961269 -85.668812

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  • Raptorg

    I listened to a few Crimson Shadows songs, and all I heard was power metal with harsh vocals. It wasn't even extreme power metal(aka melodeath/power like Whispered or Kalmah) just straight up power metal. I'm for including extreme power metal under the melodeath genre tag, as well as its own tag, but this doesn't seem like it fits.

    41 minutes ago
  • Raptorg

    I blame Anders Fridén for everything.

    7 hours ago
  • rok2slayr

    Crimson Shadows is a band you all should check out.

    Thursday evening
  • Raptorg

    I wonder when Zero Degree will finally release their second album. So people can just ignore them completely and continue to wonder where all the good melodeath went.

    last month
  • spineshank155

    DtD might be ok if it wasn't for those clean vocals, the spacey synths i thought were fairly interesting but again clean vocals ruined that for me, no melodeath band should sound like the Backstreet Boys. No wonder people consider melodeath gay. At least bands like Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum and Scar Symmetry are still doing melodeath somewhat right, it's not the same as the early stuff but MUCH better than what bands like DtD are doing.

    last month
  • Raptorg

    I don't really get this hostility toward "more-of-the-same" and "generic", as long as your music isn't bad, it's fine. I mean, DtD's music is fucking garbage, sure. But "more-of-the-same" isn't really an argument. "Talentless slop" is, though.

    last month
  • dark_wisdom Holy shit man, why are people still making this crap? This is the epitome of uninteresting, shitty and more-of-the-same melodeathcore: the same fucking riffs stolen from *insert generic melodeathcore band here*, this time with gay skate punk-like vocals and some OMG-So-Spacey synths. Really fucking tired of this shit. @LADY-IN-DARK do you really want to listen to some real melodic DEATH metal? try some Quo vadis, Garden of shadows, early At the gates or anything similar.

    last month
  • qwertyuiasdfg

    Худшее, что случалось с музыкой

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