Definition of Rock Music (part 1)
Rock music (Eng. Rock music) - the generalized name of many areas of music. The word “rock” - rocking - in this case indicates the rhythmic sensations characteristic of these…

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Glam rock
Glam rock (Eng. Glam rock, from glamorous - “spectacular”) is a genre of rock music that originated in the UK in the early 1970s. and became one of the dominant…

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HISTORICAL FACTS ABOUT THE 69 EYES GROUP
Time - early 90s, scene - Helsinki, Finland. Hanging out with friends in the bars, Bazi, who was playing the drum kit at the time in the beginner group, met…

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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). Dream Theater managed to achieve the greatest success in the field of progressive metal. As a rule, very professional musicians play Progressive, many of whom graduated from the conservatory. It should be noted a mixture of progressive death metal – Death, Sadist, Atheist, Alchemist. Recommended listening groups: Dream Theater, Magellan, Fates Warning, Mercyful Fate / King Diamond, Royal Hunt, Psychotic Waltz, Symphony X, Depressive Age, Elegy, Shadow Gallery, Black Symphony, Queensryche, Savatage Techno Thrash: Watchtower, Mekong Delta, Hads

Speed ​​Metal is a virtually dead genre that is fast, tough and aggressive, but at the same time quite melodic music. The pioneers of Speed ​​Metal are considered the notorious American band Metallica, but this is just a misconception caused by the excessive popularity of this team. The first real “speed” album was released in 1983 (a few months before Metallica) by the much less hyped band from Canada Exciter. By combining the melodies of Judas Priest and Iron Maiden in their music with the speed and aggression of Motorhead and Venom, the musicians managed to achieve unprecedented results. Subsequently, speed metal split into two new areas, Thrash and Power. Often it is very difficult to distinguish Speed ​​metal from its descendants, therefore deviations are possible in the classification of some groups. Do not be surprised if, for example, in one place you read that Exciter are playing Speed, in another – that they are playing Thrash, and in the third – Power or Heavy. This once again proves the fact that all musical categories are just conventions invented by critics in order to hang labels on musicians! Recommended listening groups: Exciter, Metallica (“Kill ’em All”), Anthrax (“Fistful Of Metal”), Helloween (“Walls Of Jericho”), Blind Guardian (first 2 albums), Living Death, Agent Steel, Paragon , Sacred Steel, Anvil, Risk

Thrash Metal (Thrash Metal) – the style appeared around 1984 simultaneously in two countries, the USA and Germany. In the states it was Slayer, Exodus and Metallica, and in Europe – Kreator, Sodom and Destruction. Barely formed, thrash became terribly popular because there was nothing heavier than him at that time. Thrash was a logical consequence of Speed-metal, crossed with the energy of punk. Texts of this direction in most cases have a strongly social coloring. Unfortunately, not all thrash groups managed to convey their style to the present day, a clear majority got lost in the wilds of hardcore, industrial, grunge and even hip-hop! The most popular thrash team is undoubtedly Metallica, although they themselves have long since abandoned not only thrash, but metal in general. By the way, many people think that it was Metallica who invented this style, but, as in the case of Speed ​​Metal, this is not true! Thrash had a decisive influence on the formation of Death Metal, and also left a deep imprint on many other areas of heavy work. Now thrash metal is not as popular as in the 80s. Much more popular is the modern pseudotrash like Machine Head and Pantera. Recommended listening groups: Metallica (before “Load”), Slayer, Kreator, OverKill, Testament, Sodom, Exodus, Nuclear Assault, Megadeth, Anthrax, Destruction, Artillery, Annihilator, Pantera, Whiplash, Possessed, Xentrix, Master, Shah, see also Power Thrash

MOTIVATION FOR THE GUITARIST: KIRK HAMMETT
There is one guitar riff that I can easily play at any time, even if I am woken up abruptly in the middle of the night, because we played this…

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15 BEST HEAVY METAL GROUPS OF ALL TIMES AND PEOPLES (part 2)
Goblin Goblin is difficult to classify as a pure metalist, but their active involvement in the composition of soundtracks for horror films makes them similar to the iron guys. This…

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Definition of Rock Music (part 1)
Rock music (Eng. Rock music) - the generalized name of many areas of music. The word “rock” - rocking - in this case indicates the rhythmic sensations characteristic of these…

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15 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT JAMES HATFIELD FROM METALLICA GROUP
James Alan Hetfield Since 2011, it has been 87th in the list of the greatest guitarists of all time according to Rolling Stone magazine. The Christianity of his family and…

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