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Drone metal (Music)


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    • Drone doom (Music)
    • Power ambient (Music)
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    • found: Work cat.: 2017036873: Coggins, O. Mysticism, ritual, and religion in drone metal, 2018:ecip introduction (Drone metal is a marginal and largely underground subgenre of heavy metal music, first emerging in the early 1990s and developing significantly since the end of that decade. Drone metal music is characterized sonically by extremes of repetition, extension, lowness, slowness, amplification and distortion, within but radically pushing the boundaries and conventions of the wider heavy metal tradition. A variety of different sounds, musical structures, instrumentation and thematic elements appear in lyrics, titles, artwork and surrounding imagery, and there is significant diversity in drone metal sound. Listeners hear similarities in dirge-like repetition, perceived slowness (in tempo or musical development), overwhelming volume, amplification and distortion, and extension radically beyond popular music conventions)
    • found: Guardian, June 21, 2014, viewed online Sept. 22, 2017(Earth: godfathers of drone metal; drone metal bands Sunn O and Earth)
    • found: Wikipedia, Sept. 22, 2017(Drone metal, also known as drone doom and power ambient; a style of heavy metal that melds the slow tempos and heaviness of doom metal with the long-duration tones of drone music; Typically, the electric guitar is performed with a large amount of reverb or audio feedback[3] while vocals, if present, are usually growled or screamed. Songs often lack beat or rhythm in the traditional sense and are typically very long)
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    • 2017-09-22: new
    • 2018-01-05: revised
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