zu deutscher Sprache wechseln switch to English language

 

Styles  >> Thrash Metal / Hardcore

 

Advertising

Thrash Metal:
Thrash metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal that is characterized most typically by its fast tempo and aggression. Thrash metal songs typically use fast percussive beats and fast, low-register guitar riffs, overlaid with shredding-style lead work. Lyrically, thrash metal songs often deal with social issues and reproach for The Establishment, often using direct and denunciatory language, an approach which partially overlaps with the hardcore genre.
Thrash metal's "Big Four", the four bands widely regarded as the genre's most successful and influential acts, are Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax due to their status as pioneers of the genre in the 1980s. Some common characteristics of thrash metal are fast guitar riffs with aggressive picking styles and fast guitar solos, and extensive use of two bass drums as opposed to the conventional use of only one, typical of most rock music.
The origins of thrash metal are generally traced to the late 1970s and early 1980s, when a number of predominantly American bands began fusing elements of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal with the speed and aggression of hardcore punk. Thrash metal is more aggressive compared to its relative, speed metal, and is thought to have emerged at least in part as a reaction to the more conventional and widely acceptable sounds and themes of glam metal, a less aggressive, pop music-infused heavy metal sub-genre which emerged simultaneously.

Thrash metal generally features fast tempos, low-register, complex guitar riffs, high-register guitar solos and double bass drumming. Thrash metal rhythm guitar parts are often palm-muted to create a tighter and more precise sound. Palm-muted parts are often played with heavy distortion. Vocally, thrash metal can employ anything from melodic singing to shouted vocals. Most thrash guitar solos are played at high speed, as they are usually characterized by shredding, and use techniques such as sweep picking, legato phrasing, alternate picking, tremolo picking, string skipping, and two-hand tapping. Thrash lead guitarists are often influenced by the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement.
Thrash guitar riffs often use chromatic scales and emphasize the tritone and diminished intervals, instead of using conventional single scale based riffing. For example, the intro riff of Metallica's "Master of Puppets" (the title track of the namesake album) is a chromatic descent, followed by a chromatic ascent based on the tritone.
Speed, pacing and time-changes also define thrash metal. Thrash tends to have an accelerating feel which may be due in large part to its aggressive drumming style. For example, thrash drummers often use two bass drums, or a double-bass pedal, in order to create a relentless, driving beat. Cymbal stops/chokes are often used to transition from one riff to another or to precede an acceleration in tempo.
To keep up with the other instruments, many thrash bassists use a pick. However, some prominent thrash metal bassists have used their fingers, such as Frank Bello, Greg Christian, Steve DiGiorgio, Robert Trujillo and Cliff Burton. Several bassists use a distorted bass tone, an approach popularized by Burton and Motörhead's Lemmy.
Lyrical themes in thrash metal include isolation, alienation, corruption, injustice, addiction, suicide, murder, warfare, and other maladies that afflict the individual and society. In addition, politics, particularly pessimism or dissatisfaction towards politics, is a common theme among thrash metal bands. Humor and irony can occasionally be found (for example in Anthrax), but they are limited, and are the exception rather than the rule.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thrash_metal

Thrash Meta:
Thrash Metal (engl. thrash ‚dreschen‘, ‚prügeln‘, ‚verprügeln‘) ist eine schnellere und extreme Spielart des Metal, die Anfang der 1980er Jahre entstand.
Thrash Metal wird fälschlicherweise häufig als Trash Metal (engl. trash ‚Abfall‘, ‚Müll‘) ausgesprochen und sogar schriftlich verwendet.

Oftmals wird Thrash Metal als Verschmelzung der Energie und Geschwindigkeit des Hardcore Punk mit den Techniken der New Wave of British Heavy Metal bezeichnet und war daher einigen frühen Metallern zu punk-lastig. Der ursprüngliche Thrash Metal zeichnet sich vor allem durch schnelles und präzises Riffing aus. Häufig wurde nur die offene E-Saite in Verbindung mit Powerchords verwendet. Thrash Metal wird allgemein als Ausgangspunkt für die extremen Metal-Stile angesehen. The LHP Thrash Metal Primer nennt die Punk- und Skater-Subkultur, wo der Ausdruck to thrash für Slam-Dancing und den typischen Schlagzeug-Beat gestanden habe, als Ursprung des Genrebegriffs. Im 1981 gegründeten kalifornischen Skater-Magazin Thrasher schrieb Pushead über Hardcore und Metal, 1982 folgte die Kompilation New York Thrash von Reach Out International Records (ROIR) mit New Yorker Bands wie Bad Brains, Beastie Boys und Kraut und 1983 das erste Thrash-Bash-Konzert in Columbia, Missouri mit Auftritten von Die Kreuzen und den lokalen Bands The Croppy Boys und Causes of Tragedy. Die Kreuzung von Hardcore und Metal wurde auch als Crossover bezeichnet. Marcel „Schmier“ Schirmer von Destruction zufolge entstand die Stilbezeichnung in dem Lied Whiplash von Metallica, laut Scott Ian von Anthrax war den Initiatoren das Entstehen einer neuen Szene aber noch nicht klar.
Typisch für die Texte von Thrash-Metal-Bands sind die Thematisierung von Gewalt oder politische Themen. Einige der frühen Bands spielten mit satanistischen Themen, die aber im traditionellen Metal in der Regel allenfalls zur bewussten Provokation und Rebellion und der Betonung der eigenen Freiheit dienen und daher oft mit Schilderungen von Krieg und sozialen Missständen vermischt wurden oder später durch diese ersetzt wurden. Peter Steele (Carnivore, Type O Negative) bezeichnete den Thrash Metal als „Musik der urbanen Fäule“ und „blassen Cousin des Rap“.

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thrash_Metal




2 Articles.      Currently displaying: 1 to 2.    

 
add to Charts  article also availabel on CD Get Social the article is on stock and avaiblable instantly.
Delivery time 1 (working) day.
Suicidal Tendencies Lights Camera Revolution

Suicidal Tendencies

Lights Camera Revolution

Release date: 26.08.2016
Label: Music On Vinyl
  • Show article details
  • €19.99
  • Add the article to your shopping cart.

2 Articles.      Currently displaying: 1 to 2.    
loading