Death metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music. Descended originally from thrash, it often employs heavily distorted guitars, tremolo picking, deep growling vocals, blast beat drumming, minor keys or atonality, and complex song structures with multiple tempo changes.
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Deathcore is an extreme metal subgenre/subgenre of metalcore. It is an amalgamation of death metal with metalcore or hardcore punk, or both. It is defined by an "excessive" use of death metal riffs, blast beats and use of hardcore punk breakdowns.
Melodic death metal is a subgenre of metal that combines elements from the new wave of British heavy metal with components of death metal. Melodic death metal began in the early 1990s through the rise of bands such as In Flames, Dark Tranquillity and At The Gates. /r/melodicdeathmetal is is a place for news, song sharing, and discussions on all things related to melodic death metal.
Metalcore is a subgenre of hardcore punk combining various elements of extreme metal and hardcore punk. The name is a portmanteau of the two genres. Metalcore is distinguished from other punk metal fusions by its emphasis on breakdowns: slower, intense passages conducive to moshing. This is a place for news, reviews, videos and discussion of your [favorite metalcore bands](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Metalcore_musical_groups).
Post-rock: an umbrella term to describe the mostly instrumental music genre that uses rock instrumentation but disregards typical “rock” song structure. For post-rock music discussion, discovery, news, reviews, and your favorite tracks and videos.
Short, fast, loud, brutal, heavy, obnoxious. Not just crust, but also neo-crust, d-beat, and dark hardcore. Too punk for metal, too metal for punk. Completely D.I.Y. Total disgust with society combined with a drive to make it better. Radical politics, radical music. Talk about the music, the lifestyle, your scene, whatever. Post links to live videos, music, blogs, zines. Write thought-provoking self posts. Tear down the establishment!
Folk metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal that developed in Europe during the 1990s. As the name suggests, the genre is a fusion of heavy metal with traditional folk music. This includes the widespread use of folk instruments and, to a lesser extent, traditional singing styles.