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How can you determine, what kind of music a band plays

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Thomas Kievit, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    Okay, sorry if the titel is a bit misleading. Don't really know how to discripe it :p

    Thing is, I'm always wondering how you can decide what kind of music bands play.

    One thing I always mix up, is Symphonic Metal and Power Metal. There are some differences here and there of course, but I heared some other people confuse other several (sub) genre's with each other.

    So, is there a way how you can sort of say, what kind of music a band makes?
  2. letsrumble


    May 23, 2010
    Go to metal-archives.com, search under their name, and look under "genre"? Wikipedia works for non-metal bands.
  3. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    There are only two kinds of music the kind that makes you "wiggle" and the kind that doesn't.
  4. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Just ask one of the band members. To be sure they'll be offended if you call them screamo when they're really doom...... er whatever.....
  5. This annoys me to no end. I've broken down the word "screamo" more than a few times to different people, as in "screamo= screaming + emo." Call me petty but dagnabbit its infuriating when someone comes up to me while I'm listening to some masterful tech death or some old school black metal, and calls it screamo, I find it very insulting. YMMV, IMO, blah blah blah.


    Listen more. You'll start hearing more and more traits that are signature to different genres. Just don't get too caught up in it, it really doesn't matter, imho. As long as it gets her head bangin or brain thinking, its all good.
  6. One Drop

    One Drop

    Oct 10, 2004
    Swiss Alps
    Who decides this stuff? Is there a panel that meets every six month who defines each genre and set out the criteria!