Metal

“Heavy metal” (often referred to simply as metal) is a subgenre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s. With roots in blues-rock and psychedelic rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion and extended guitar solos. Allmusic states that “of all rock & roll’s myriad forms, heavy metal is the most extreme in terms of volume, machismo, and theatricality.” Read more…|Edit this Artist photo: Amorphis

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Thursday 31 July 2014
Queensrÿche
W/ Geoff TateConcert
The Coach House
San Juan Capistrano, Los Angeles CA, United States
33.482176 -117.671455
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The Anti-Folk Revival Tour in Drop-D
Helmet, Filter, Local HConcert
House of Blues
North Myrtle Beach SC, United States
33.800948 -78.739947
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Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2014
Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Trivium, Ill Niño, Mushroomhead, Cannibal Corpse, Suicide Silence, Asking AlexandriaFestival
Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Scranton, PA, United States
41.34946 -75.669079

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The Anti-Folk Revival Tour in Drop-D
Helmet, Filter, Local H, Sunshine & BulletsConcert
State Theatre
St Petersburg, Tampa FL, United States
27.771313 -82.643371

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Dog Fashion Disco
The Missing, Trap House RaveConcert
The Foundry Concert Club
Lakewood, Cleveland, United States
41.483628 -81.769859

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Sunday 3 August 2014
The Anti-Folk Revival Tour in Drop-D
Helmet, Filter, Local HConcert
House of Blues
Orlando, United States
28.370897 -81.521781
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  • bardofesgaroth

    True enough, I can't really complain too much about Rush's 80s output overall. Their early 80s stuff was quite good, while their late 80s stuff was quite bad.

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  • bobo9390

    Rush's 80s stuff was pretty decent though

    June 2014
  • bardofesgaroth

    In Flames sold their integrity to the almighty kashmoney. Trends are the easiest way for anyone to make a quick buck. If it's hip and cool with the kids, it's easy to just manufacture something that sounds like that and churn it out like there's no tomorrow. Kinda reminds me how many quality 70s prog rock bands such as Yes, Genesis and Camel became mindless pop rawk in the 80s. At least Camel got their heads out of their arse quickly.

    June 2014
  • spineshank155

    Possibly the reason In Flames is so awful now. I tolerated their changed direction previous to A Sense Of Purpose, but ASOP to the most recent effort, the band is shit now. People who jump on every new trend will generally accept every new album a band makes no matter how awful or untalented they've become. Not every new thing or trend is always good, if people jumping off a bridge or a cliff was a trend, there would be people following that. Too many sheep in the world today. That's not to say trends are not bad, but liking a trend because that trend exists doesn't mean it's good. Going back to IF, the band that created The Jester Race, Whoracle and Colony you would think people have standards when it comes to music, but it's clear to me with Siren Charms (or rather the 2 songs that were released) people don't really care about the music, they'd rather jump on the trend instead.

    June 2014
  • Tritone_Devil

    Jumping on every new trend is just as bad as being stuck in the past.

    June 2014
  • spineshank155

    I thought of this, when metal has to follow certain "rules". Though those rules don't make a band metal imo. If you follow the guidelines in metal-archives you shouldn't have a problem with figuring out what is metal. There's a lot of imitation or inferior artists, it isn't limited to metal either. Though some bands do it well, others are just bad carbon copies. If metal bands experimented more, if they choose to give up majority of the metal elements, there's a chance it won't be labeled metal. There is nothing wrong with experimentation or if something is non metal, it just most likely won't be labeled as metal.

    June 2014
  • bardofesgaroth

    vv Metal has to follow certain "rules" (though there aren't really that many), whether you like it or not and doing new and "trendy" things just for the sake of doing new and "trendy" things reeks of hipster garbage. It has to honour it's influence from classical music, since metal draws most of it's influence from it. Metal also can't be literal, it must use the dark and/or fantastic themes and lyrics for symbolic purposes which in the end are used to reveal a truth in everyday life. That use of symbolism is something that metal shares with classical music and progressive rock. You can't call something metal just because it's instrumentation is heavy or brutal, there's more that needs to go into it.

    June 2014
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