|Stylistic oreegins||Alternative rock, hivy metal|
|Cultural oreegins||Mid–late 1980s, Unitit States|
|Typical instruments||Vocals, guitar, bass, drums|
|Mainstream popularity||Underground in 1980s,
moderate in early 1990s,
mainstream in mid tae late 1990s,
moderate in 2000s,
slowly risin in late 2000s,
revival in early 2010s
|Derivative forms||Nu metal - Funk metal - Grunge|
Alternative metal is a genre o alternative rock an hivy metal that gained popularity in the early 1990s. Maist notably, alternative metal baunds are characterized bi hivy guitar riffs an experimental approaches tae hivy muisic.
Initially alternative metal appealed mainly tae alternative rock fans syne virtually aw 80s alt-metal baunds haed their ruits in the American rock unnergrund scene. Alt-metal baunds commonly emergit frae hardcore punk (Corrosion of Conformity), post-hardcore/noise rock (Helmet, The Jesus Lizard), grunge (Alice in Chains, Soundgarden), or industrial (Ministry, Nine Inch Nails).
These bands niver formit a destinct muivement or scene; rather they wur bund bi their incorporation o traditional metal influences an openness tae experimentin wi the form. Baunds like Faith No More an Living Colour injectit funk an hip hop intae their brand o alternative metal.
As the 90s progressed, alternative metal's soond became mair staundartized as newer baunds drew inspiration for the same collective set o influences that includit Faith No More, Rage Against the Machine, Korn, Deftones, Nine Inch Nails an Helmet. The aggressive riffs o Korn, the acoustic ballads o Staind an the rap rock o Limp Bizkit creatit the sonic template for a new muivement which became kent as nu metal.
See an aw
- Christe, Ian (2003). Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal. HarperCollins. ISBN 0-380-81127-8.