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.…

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How, why did a new style of music come about, how did it all begin? (part 3)
“What are Western rock bands singing about?” Not a lot has already been written about the texts of songs of the “hard rock” style in my work, and we could…

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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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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Definition of Rock Music (part 2)

AT THE SOURCES OF ROCK
Rock is not just a musical direction, it is a youth culture, a means of youth communication, a mirror of society. You don’t need to be too observant to notice that it is young people who pay much more attention, time and money to music than adults.

Young – the main visitors to concerts, participants in discos, buyers of audio and CD. It is to them that pop stars and popular groups appeal. Although lovers of youth music are sometimes not only active, but also aggressive. Obviously, the main need, uniting sympathy for the genres of youth music, is the need for entertainment. Continue reading

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 directions associated with a certain form of movement, by analogy with “roll”, “twist”, “swing”, “shake”, etc. Such signs rock music, such as the use of electric musical instruments, creative self-sufficiency (rock musicians are characterized by the performance of their own compositions) are secondary and often misleading. For this reason, the belonging of some styles of music to rock is disputed. Rock is also a special subcultural phenomenon; subcultures such as fashion, hippies, punks, metallers, goths are inextricably linked with certain genres of rock music.

Rock music has a large number of directions: from light genres such as dance rock and roll, pop rock, britpop to brutal and aggressive genres – death metal and hardcore. Continue reading

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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12 FACTS ABOUT ROBERT TRUJILLO FROM THE METALLICA GROUP
October 23, 1964 was born Robert Trujillo, an ex-member of Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves, Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne and the current bassist of Metallica. On the birthday of Robert…

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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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BEST GRANGE ALBUMS OF ALL TIMES
The term "grunge rock" has never been properly defined. Some consider it a subgenre of alternative rock music that emerged in the late 1980s around Seattle. Only a few immigrants…

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