The procession of rock (part 7)
"... And justice for all" is what Metallica called their double album, released in 1988. For the first time since recording "Kill’em all," the band came to the studio with…

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The procession of rock (part 3)
Hard rock, like rock and roll in its time, was sharp and aggressive, but unlike punk, it implies good command of instruments, and in it aggressiveness is present not as…

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MOTIVATION FOR THE GUITARIST: JAMES HETFIELD
was very afraid of quite a lot: I was afraid of the world, I was afraid to speak, and I was a very, very modest guy, and music was the…

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Artillery

Overview of Heavy Music Styles (part 2)

Progressive Metal is the most intelligent metal genre, a direct descendant of Art Rock. “Progressors” went even further in terms of “inaudibility”, which entailed the commercial failure of the style. Still, not everyone can adequately perceive 20-30-minute songs with a complex rhythmic pattern, constant tempo changes, deep conceptual verses, crazy vocal passages and long guitar and keyboard solos! The first group that tried to combine all this with heavy riffs was the Rush Canadians, but their music is more suitable for the definition of “heavy art rock” than Progressive Metal. The real “progressive” appeared in the early 80s through the efforts of such bands as Mercyful Fate, Fates Warning and Watchtower (this group along with Mekong Delta played techno-thrash, even more technical and sophisticated music). Continue reading

Overview of Heavy Music Styles (part 3)
Folk Metal - metallers used elements of folk music in the 70s. Irish folk tunes were featured in the songs Led Zeppelin and Thin Lizzy. The latter generally recorded a…

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15 BEST HEAVY METAL GROUPS OF ALL TIMES AND PEOPLES (part 3)
System of a Down The Armenian-American group System of a Down was founded in California in 1994. She has sold over 40 million copies of her albums and was nominated…

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25 interesting facts about the life of Viktor Tsoi
Viktor Robertovich Tsoi (June 21, 1962, Leningrad - August 15, 1990, near the village of Kesterciems, Latvian SSR) - Soviet rock musician, songwriter and artist. The founder and leader of…

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FAN “METALLICA” MOST PASSIONAL!
According to British experts, a person’s musical preferences may indicate his predisposition to sex. After conducting a survey among the listeners of one of the radio stations, the experts of…

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