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Types of Rock Music

Adult Alternative Rock
Adult Alternative Rock

Pop/Rock » Alternative/Indie Rock » Adult Alternative Pop/Rock One of the branches of alternative rock that emerged after the genre's absorption into the mainstream, adult alternative pop/rock is a smooth, melodic, radio-friendly style that packaged alternative's mellower side for wider consumption.

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American Trad Rock
American Trad Rock

Although the sound of American Trad Rock is quite different than that of its British counterpart, it shares the same aesthetic -- namely, it is dedicated to keeping the sound and the spirit of classic '60s rock alive.

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Arena Rock
Arena Rock

Arena rock (also known as album-oriented rock [AOR], anthem rock, corporate rock, dad rock, melodic rock, pomp rock, and stadium rock) is a style of rock music that originated in the mid-1970s.

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Blues and Folk Fusions
Blues and Folk Fusions

Blues and folk fusions Blues rock. Although the first impact of the British Invasion on ... Rock music inherited the folk tradition of protest song, making political statements on subjects such as war, religion, poverty, civil rights, justice and the environment.

Blues-Rock
Blues-Rock

Blues rock is a fusion genre combining elements of blues and rock. It is mostly an electric ensemble-style music with instrumentation similar to electric blues and rock: electric guitar, electric bass, and drums, often with Hammond organ.

British Invasion
British Invasion

The British Invasion was a cultural phenomenon of the mid-1960s when rock and pop music acts from the United Kingdom and other aspects of British culture, became popular in the United States and significant to rising "counterculture" on both sides of the Atlantic.

Death Metal/Black Metal
Death Metal/Black Metal

Black 'n' roll is a style of black metal that incorporates elements from 1970s hard rock and glam rock, as well as rock and roll music. Examples of black 'n' roll bands include Kvelertak, Vreid and Khold.

Derivatives of Alternative Metal
Derivatives of Alternative Metal

The music of folk metal is characterized by its diversity, with bands known to perform different styles of both heavy metal music and folk music. A large variety of folk instruments are used in the genre with many bands consequently featuring six or more members in their regular line-ups.

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Derivatives of Black Metal
Derivatives of Black Metal

A number of heavy metal genres have developed since the emergence of heavy metal ... Derivatives of black metal ... Timeline of heavy metal music; List of rock genres;

Derivatives of Christian Metal
Derivatives of Christian Metal

The music of folk metal is characterized by its diversity, with bands known to perform different styles of both heavy metal music and folk music. A large variety of folk instruments are used in the genre with many bands consequently featuring six or more members in their regular line-ups.

Derivatives of Death Metal
Derivatives of Death Metal

Melodic death metal, also referred to as melodeath or MDM, is a heavy metal music style that combines elements from the new wave of British heavy metal (NWOBHM) with elements of death metal. The style was developed during the early and mid-1990s, primarily in England and Scandinavia.

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Derivatives of Doom Metal
Derivatives of Doom Metal

Traditional doom bands typically play slow to mid-tempo songs with a thick and heavy sound with the Electric Bass following the melody line, and sometimes employ the usage of Keyboards although assuming a secondary role on traditional doom metal songs. Vocals are usually clean with the occasional growl or scream.

Derivatives of Folk Metal
Derivatives of Folk Metal

The music of folk metal is characterized by its diversity, with bands known to perform different styles of both heavy metal music and folk music. A large variety of folk instruments are used in the genre with many bands consequently featuring six or more members in their regular line-ups.

Derivatives of Grindcore
Derivatives of Grindcore

The music of folk metal is characterized by its diversity, with bands known to perform different styles of both heavy metal music and folk music. A large variety of folk instruments are used in the genre with many bands consequently featuring six or more members in their regular line-ups.

Garage Rock
Garage Rock

Garage rock (sometimes called ' 60s punk or garage punk) is a raw and energetic style of rock and roll that flourished in the mid-1960s, most notably in the United States and Canada.

Glam Rock
Glam Rock

A basic guide to classic 70s Glam Rock music, its best and most popular artists, bands, singers, and songs, and a history of how the style fits into other areas of pop and rock music.

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Hair Metal
Hair Metal

Hair Metal is a derisive term applied to the slick, pretty, and pop-oriented heavy metal and hard-rock bands of the late '80s. These bands expanded the approach of the loud but safe arena-rock bands, only they had a more distinctive visual image because they were living in the post-MTV era.

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Jazz Rock
Jazz Rock

Jazz-rock may refer to the loudest, wildest, most electrified fusion bands from the jazz camp, but most often it describes performers coming from the rock side of the equation.

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Pop Rock and Instrumental Rock
Pop Rock and Instrumental Rock

Instrumental rock is rock music that emphasizes musical instruments and features very little or no singing. Examples of instrumental rock can be found in practically every subgenre of rock, often from musicians who specialize in the style.

Progressive Rock
Progressive Rock

Progressive rock (shortened as prog; sometimes called art rock, classical rock or symphonic rock) is a broad genre of rock music that developed in the United Kingdom and United States throughout the mid to late 1960s.

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Psychedelic Rock
Psychedelic Rock

Psychedelic rock is a diverse style of rock music inspired, influenced, or representative of psychedelic culture, which is centred around perception-altering hallucinogenic drugs. Psychedelic rock is intended to replicate and enhance the mind-altering experiences of psychedelic drugs, most notably LSD.

Subgenres of Metalcore
Subgenres of Metalcore

The music of folk metal is characterized by its diversity, with bands known to perform different styles of both heavy metal music and folk music. A large variety of folk instruments are used in the genre with many bands consequently featuring six or more members in their regular line-ups.

Surf Music
Surf Music

Surf music is a genre of popular music associated with surf culture, particularly as found in Orange County and other areas of Southern California. It was especially popular from 1961 to 1966, has subsequently been revived and was highly influential on subsequent rock music.