Genre Course: Kawaii Metal

Stylistic Origins: Heavy Metal J-Pop Power Metal Industrial Metal Melodic Death Metal Sub-Genre: Kawaii Death Not to be confused with: Visual Kei Background Origin: Evolving out of the Japanese Idol scene (a scene of manufactured J-Pop groups set up by record labels and talent agencies, commonly consisting of young, cute girls, made out to be seen…

Genre Course: Melodic Hardcore

Stylistic Origins: Hardcore Punk Post-Hardcore Punk Rock Post-Punk Heavy Metal Background: Origins: Originating from the 1980s Hardcore Punk scene, bands who cared less about speed and heaviness and instead leaned more on melody and song structure began to emerge in South California. Dubbed the “So-Cal Punk Scene” bands like Bad Religion, Pennywise and The Offspring helped…

Genre Course: Hardcore Punk

Stylistic Origins: Punk Rock Sub-Genres & Derivative Forms: Street Punk Melodic Hardcore Skate Punk Crust Punk Thrashcore Thrash Metal Crossover Thrash Emocore Post-Hardcore Metalcore Deathcore Mathcore Electonicore Modern Hardcore Digital Hardcore Grindcore Rapcore Background Origins After the original wave of Punk Rock (with bands like The Clash, Ramones and Cock Sparrer) gained traction in the UK, New…

Genre Course: Thrash Metal

Stylistic Origins: Heavy Metal Hardcore Punk Speed Metal Sub-Genres and Derivative Forms: Crossover Thrash Groove Metal Death Metal Grindcore Black Metal Melodic Death Metal Background Origins: Taking cues from the NWOBHM movement in Britain, the Hardcore Punk moments in Washington D.C, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York and Speed Metal acts such as Anvil, Thrash…