En another post our partner Tina told us about music groups so I have decided to do the same with the music that I like.
Regular readers know that mine is the metal, but apart from metal I like some of the hard rock, some song of not metal y metalcore (which I do not consider metal), and even Chinese music y Japanese, although I am not very knowledgeable about this music.
First I will start by talking about the genre that I like the most, the progressive metal:
Progressive metal is a genre that combines metal with the amalgams and time shifts of the progressive rock. This subgenre emerged with groups such as Fates Warning o Crimson gloryThen I will talk about some of the groups that I like the most.
Table of Contents
- 1 Dream Theater
- 2 Pagan's Mind
- 3 Symphony X
- 4 Kamelot
- 5 Panther
- 6 never more
- 7 Slayer
- 8 Arch Enemy
- 9 Children Of Bodom
- 10 Death
- 11 Immortal
- 12 Dimmu borgir
- 13 Sirenia
- 14 Theater Of Tragedy
- 15 Lacuna coil
- 16 Epica
- 17 Dark moor
- 18 God
- 19 Mötley Crüe
- 20 Slipknot
- 21 As I Lay Dying
- 22 Steve Vai
- 23 Van Halen
- 24 Japanese music
- 25 Chinese music
Dream Theater is a progressive metal group from the US, originally it had the name Majesty, but then they changed it to Dream Theater.
It was founded in 1985 by John Petrucci, John Myung and Mike Portnoy, the three original members have remained in the group until Mike Portnoy left the group, being replaced by Mike Mangini.
Pagan's Mind is a progressive metal group with some power metal influences from Norway. It was founded in 2000 from the group Sliverspoon, this same year they released their first album, Infinity Divine.
It has barely had line-up changes as it retains 4 of the 5 original members, as guitarist Thorstein Aaby has been replaced by Jørn Viggo Lofstad.
Symphony X is a group of progressive metal with influences of power metal and neoclassical metal from the USA. It was founded in 1994 by Michael Romeo.
That same year they recorded Symphony X, the group's first album and the only one with the singer Rod Tyler, who was replaced by Rusell Allen.
Kamelot is a progressive metal group with influences from US power metal and symphonic metal. It arises in 1991 thanks to Thomas Youngblood.
In 1994 they recorded Eternity with the discography Noise Records
Now I'll talk about him metal thrash:
Thrash metal is a subgenre of metal characterized by its speed and aggressiveness, several groups use guitars and basses with active pickups, since they have a lot of output.
One of the pioneering groups in this style is Overkill, although the best known are the Big 4: Metallica, megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax:
Pantera was a thrash metal group from the US, although they were glam metal until Cowboys From Hell. It was founded by brothers Darrell Abott and Vinnie Paul Abott in 1981.
He was active until the 2003 murder of Dimebag Darrell by the madman Nathan Gale.
Nevermore is a group of thrash metal with progressive elements coming from the USA. He was born in 1991 from the ashes of Sanctuary as they were pressured to do grunge.
Nevermore is characterized by the use of 7-string guitars. Currently singer Warrel Dane is the only original member along with Jim Sheppard.
Slayer is a US thrash metal group founded in 1981 by Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. Slayer has a compatriot of elav y KZKG ^ GaaraDave Lombard.
They have been accused of being satanic because of the theme of their lyrics.
We go to melodic death metal:
Melodic death metal emerged in Sweden and aims to combine the brutality of death metal with something more melodic. This subgenre makes use of the guttural voice and sometimes the clean voice. Pioneering groups are Dark Tranquility, At The Gates and In Flames until their Clayman album.
Arch Enemy is a melodic death metal group from Sweden and one of the few groups in the world that uses a guttural female voice.
It was founded in 1996 by Michael Amott and Johan Liiva. It was led by Johan Liiva until 2001 when he leaves and is replaced by Angela Gossow.
Children Of Bodom
Children Of Bodom is a Finnish melodic death metal group with influences from power metal, it was founded in 1993 by Alexi Laiho and Jaska Raatikainen.
At first they were called Inearthed, and after the name change Janne Wirman joined the group.
The group's name comes from a murder at Lake Bodom in the 60s.
We go to the extreme and start with the death metal:
Death metal derives from thrash metal. It is characterized by the use of guttural voices, guitars with low pitches, and songs with many changes.
This genre began to be created with the group Possessed, which began to use guttural voices.
Death was a pioneering group in death metal, founded in the US by Chuck Schuldiner in 1983 and active until 2001. It was dissolved by the death of Chuck Schuldiner due to pneumonia associated with a glioma.
Within death metal possibly in my opinion they are the best.
More extreme still, the black metal:
Black metal is a highly criticized subgenre due to its characteristic anti-Christian lyrics and the Inner Circle. It is a genre that uses very fast guitars, throaty vocals and very fast drum rhythms. It arose in Norway.
I don't like this subgenre too much, but I can rescue a group from it.
Immortal is a Norwegian black metal group founded in 1990 by Abbath, Armagedda and Demonaz. They are not considered satanic unlike many black metal groups, as Immortal's lyrics are usually about winter.
It arose from the roots of the Amputation group.
We're going to adulterate black metal so ... symphonic black metal:
Symphonic black metal adds the use of clean vocals to pure black metal, just like adding keyboards and even real orchestras
Dimmu Borgir is supposedly a Norwegian symphonic black metal group founded by Shagrath, Silenoz and Tjodalv in 1993.
They have been widely criticized for modifying their style towards something lighter. Dimmu Borgir means dark fortress in Norwegian.
For me, Dimmu Borgir is symphonic metal with a black metal voice and image, nothing more. Of this group I only like 4 albums, the Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia, in which the symphonic roll is smaller than in the other records, the Spiritual Black Dimensions, also here there are fewer symphonies and I would say that it is more gross than the previous one mentioned, the In sorte diaboli , although it sometimes lacks atmosphere and Enthrone Darkness Triumphant, which is also gross, although with more melodic parts, these could be considered black metal, although not pure, but symphonic.
Still it seems like a good symphonic metal group to me.
But since not everything is brutality, we are going to talk about another subgenre, the gothic metal:
Gothic metal is a subgenre that is characterized by using a clean female voice and a male voice, which can be clean or guttural. The theme of the lyrics is usually somewhat sad or romantic.
This subgenre is not much for me either, but I can rescue an album and some songs
Sirenia is a Norwegian gothic metal group founded in 2001 by Morten Veland. It was formed thanks to the departure of Morten Veland from Tristania, his previous group.
Sirenia has been characterized by having a different singer on each album until Ailyn entered permanently.
The records that I rescue from the little I have heard of Sirenia are The 13th Floor, An Elixir for Existence and The Enigma Of Life.
Theater Of Tragedy
Theater Of Tragedy was a Norwegian gothic metal group founded in 1993. They disbanded in 2010 after 17 years for each to get on with their lives.
It is formed by the departure of Hein Frode Hansen from the Phobia group.
From here I rescue the song Cassandra, although I hardly know the group.
Lacuna Coil is an Italian gothic metal group founded by Marco Coti Zelati and Andrea Ferro under the name Sleep Of Right, later they were renamed Ethereal and when it was already taken they changed the name to Lacuna Coil, which means Empty Spiral.
From here I rescue Trip the darkness y Heaven's A Lie.
Let's move on to something quiet, the symphonic metal
As its name suggests, symphonic metal adds orchestral lines to metal and epic choruses, many times these groups have played with orchestras.
Since the symphonic roll is not my thing, I rescued some songs
Epica is a symphonic metal group with gothic touches from Holland.
It was formed by Mark Jansen under the name Sahara Dust, which was later changed to Epica.
Let's go to the dragons and the story, the powermetal:
Power metal is characterized by its speed and technique, both on keyboard and guitar. It has a characteristic use of double bass drums and its lyrics are based on epic things and history
It's another genre that doesn't suit me but I rescue another group
Dark Moor is a power metal group with symphonic and neoclassical touches from Spain. It was founded by Enrik Garcia in 1993.
The latest albums are somewhat more progressive without neglecting power metal.
Now we will talk about the typical, the heavy metal:
Heavy metal is a musical genre that arises from hard rock but also includes elements of other styles such as blues, psychedelic rock, etc.
It emerged in the late 60s with Black Sabbath.
As the genre is not much for me, we will talk about the group that I like the most within the genre
On the cover of the album Holy Driver we can see the typical metal horns, which apparently was a ritual that his grandmother used to drive away spirits.
We go to glam metal:
Glam metal is a style that is characterized by its image. The lyrics are about sex, drugs, etc. Because of the image and its sound similar to hard rock, many do not consider it metal, but I do.
Mötley Crüe is a glam metal group from the USA. It was formed by Tommy Lee and Nikki Sixx. It has had several line-up changes but currently the original line-up is active.
The name comes from the modified name of the beer they drank.
But not everything is metal, so let's talk about two music groups:
Slipknot is a nu metal group formed in Iowa in 1995. It contains the bestiality of 9 members in the group.
This group is characterized by the use of masks during concerts.
From here I rescue Before I Forget, the only song that I like of nu metal.
As I was saying before, I do not consider nu metal metal, rather it is rap with distorted guitars and basses tuned to low pitches (Slipknot tunes them to B). Due to the rap influences, the use of samples and dj's, many people do not consider nu metal metal, I include myself.
As I Lay Dying
As I Lay Dying is a US metalcore group formed in 2000. It was formed by Tim Lambesis upon leaving Society's Finest.
It was consolidated as a group in 2001.
From here we rescue Within destruction, the only song that I like about metalcore, although it is more trashy.
I don't consider metalcore metal because it's more related to hardcore punk than metal, apart from the fact that it uses crying voices. The genre is pure image and commercial music, made solely and exclusively to sell.
Let's move on to hard-rock:
Steve Vai is a guitarist from the USA, his style would define it as a technical hard rock.
He is the inventor of the Floyd Rose technique contrary to the dive bomb, that is to say, instead of loosening the strings we tighten them (I don't remember the name of the technique).
He was a student of Joe Satriani
At first they were called Mammoth and because another group was using it it was changed to Van Halen.
Guitarist Eddie Van Halen is the inventor of the dive bomb, thumb harmonics, and tapping.
Talk about something else
Japanese music is characterized by the use of pentatonic scales and by its enigmatic sound.
Instruments used in Japanese music are the shamisen, the koto, the shakuhachi, and the taiko.
Many of these instruments were imported from China but have undergone modifications to become something more typical
Like the Japanese, it uses the pentantonic scales but it is not the same
Instruments used are the gong, the pipe, the xiao and the sanxian.
I leave many groups in the pipeline like our partner Tina but if not the post would be very long and boring