Alternative metal

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Alternative metal is a genre o alternative rock an hivy metal that gained popularity in the early 1990s.[1] Maist notably, alternative metal baunds are characterized bi hivy guitar riffs an experimental approaches tae hivy muisic.[2]

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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.[2] 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).[2]

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.[2] Baunds like Faith No More an Living Colour injectit funk an hip hop intae their brand o alternative metal.[2][3]

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.[4] 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.[1]

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