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Unformatted text preview: Thick-textured sound o Form: Mostly riff-based songs Some dependence on basic forms (strophic, standard, hybrid) o Harmony: Simple chord progressions 3-5 chords in basic progression Progressions based on guitar practical technique Power chord (root/fifth) Bass ostinato (riff) is the harmonic basis o Time: Fast tempos Simple duple/quadruple meters Strong, hard backbeat Bass ostinato (riff) is also rhythmic basis o Melody: Vocals limited in range Guitar solos have wide range o Other: Album-oriented bands Some lyrics cultivated negative images • Witchcraft, black magic, death, suicide (“occult rock”) • Many lyrics deal with sex, drugs, drinking, and partying...
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- Spring '08
- Heavy metal music, Death metal