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Modern Metal

Metalcore, Djent, Math Metal, Industrial, Melodeath, Deathcore, NU Metal, Folk Metal and others

Metalcore, a hybrid of extreme metal and hardcore punk, emerged as a commercial force in the mid-2000s decade. The name is an amalgam of the names of the two styles. It is rooted in the crossover thrash style developed two decades earlier by bands such as Suicidal Tendencies, Dirty Rotten Imbeciles, and Stormtroopers of Death. Through the 1990s, metalcore was mostly an underground phenomenon; By 2004, melodic metalcore -influenced as well by melodic death metal - was popular enough that Killswitch Engage and Shadows Fall debuted at numbers 21 and 20, respectively, on the Billboard album chart. Bullet for My Valentine's third studio album debuted at position number 3 on The Billboard 200, making it the band's most successful record to date. Lamb of God, a groove metal band, hit the Billboard top 10 in 2006. Trivium and Avenged Sevenfold have released both metalcore and straight-ahead thrash albums.

The vocal technique of metalcore usually employs screamed vocals, common among many 1990s metalcore groups. Today, a significant number metalcore bands combine this with the use of clean vocals usually during the bridge or chorus of a song. The death growl technique is also sometimes used. The instrumentation of metalcore includes heavy guitar riffs, double bass drumming, and breakdowns. Drop guitar tunings are often used.

Evolving even further from metalcore comes mathcore, a more rhythmically complicated and progressive style brought to light by bands such as The Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge, and Protest the Hero. Mathcore's main defining quality is the use of odd time signatures, and has been described to possess rhythmic comparability to free Jazz. Mathcore is characterized by increased speed, technical riffing, and unusual time signatures. Bands such as Fear Before also combine the metalcore sound with odd time signatures, as well as progressive elements.

Industrial metal is a musical genre that draws from industrial dance music, thrash metal and hardcore, using repeating metal guitar riffs, sampling, synthesizer or sequencer lines, and distorted vocals. Founding industrial metal acts include Ministry, Godflesh, and KMFDM. Industrial metal is most well known in its various European permutations. Industrial metal groups have produced many acclaimed music videos.

Industrial metal developed in the late 1980s, as industrial and heavy metal began to fuse into a common genre. In the early years of the 21st century, groups from the black metal scene began to incorporate elements of industrial music. Industrial metal did well in the early 1990s, particularly in North America, with the success of groups such as Nine Inch Nails. The Industrial metal movement began to fade in the latter half of the 1990.

Nowadays it is not unusual the use of industrial elements in other metal subgenres, with that use being accepted by many metal fans. The industrial metal scene regained some strenght in Europe, the rise to stardom of german act Rammstein being the main force behind this ressurection.

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