Even An Old Metalhead Can Learn Something

I am amazed at the number of subgenres regarding heavy metal music. Wikipedia listed 26. Yesterday, I  found one more. But first, a brief and condensed list on what I found, with bands that I like and you may know.

Glam metal – Motley Crue and Ratt

Gothic metal – Within Temptation and Evanescence

Industrial metal – Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails

Neo-classical metal – Yngwie Malmsteen

Power metal – Dragonforce and Stratovarious

Progressive metal – Dream Theater, Queensryche and my personal favorite – Savatage!

Speed metal – Motorhead

Symphonic metal – Nightwish

Thrash metal – Metallica and Megadeth

Traditional metal – Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest

Alternative metal –  Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and Tool. Listed under some of the subgenres, wikipedia includes derivatives. For instance, under alternative metal is funk metal – Red Hot Chili Peppers, Living Colour and Rage Against the Machine. Also, nu metal – Disturbed, Godsmack and Korn. It’s crazy – I know.

Other subgenres and lesser known are avant-garde metal, black metal, cello metal, Christian metal, crust metal, dark metal, death metal, doom metal, extreme metal, folk metal, grindcore, latin metal, metalcore, post-metal and stoner metal.

So, what did I find that wikipedia missed? Pirate metal.

I never heard of Alestorm. They have 5 pirate-related albums with song titles like Keelhauled, Swashbuckled, and Walk the Plank.

I can find something to like in all kinds of metal and pirate metal just added to it. Hopefully, you may find a song by them to like. Unless, you hate pirates. Or rum. Or tavern wenches named Nancy





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