Extreme Metal: The Book by Salva Rubio

A 600+ page volume in 256,000+ words, featuring more than 1,100 bands, this is an in-depth analysis covering history, musical form, aesthetics, evolution, lyrical themes and more, covering all the main genres of Extreme Metal.  Originally published in Spanish in

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Extreme Metal: The Book by Salva Rubio

A 600+ page volume in 256,000+ words, featuring more than 1,100 bands, this is an in-depth analysis covering history, musical form, aesthetics, evolution, lyrical themes and more, covering all the main genres of Extreme Metal.  Originally published in Spanish in

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Opening the Tomb: An Introduction to Extreme Metal

The first of our Blast Reads consists of a brief introduction to Extreme Metal, its history and a description of its main sub-styles in 10 chapters. It is a great quick read for those who feel lost in such a

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Opening the Tomb: An Introduction to Extreme Metal

The first of our Blast Reads consists of a brief introduction to Extreme Metal, its history and a description of its main sub-styles in 10 chapters. It is a great quick read for those who feel lost in such a

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Extreme Metal Appreciation (+ Round of Questions)

This short lecture delves into some key facts in appreciating Extreme Metal, and it will be enjoyed by newcomers and veterans alike. It includes the transcription of the round of questions that happened after the lecture, further delving into the

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Extreme Metal Appreciation (+ Round of Questions)

This short lecture delves into some key facts in appreciating Extreme Metal, and it will be enjoyed by newcomers and veterans alike. It includes the transcription of the round of questions that happened after the lecture, further delving into the

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Beast vs Beauty: Doom, Gothicism and Extreme Metal

This concise essay explores at large how Gothic Rock, Doom Metal and Extreme Metal have mutually influenced each other through the decades. For those dark souls who enjoy both the Beauty and the Beast. More info to come soon. by Salva

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Beast vs Beauty: Doom, Gothicism and Extreme Metal

This concise essay explores at large how Gothic Rock, Doom Metal and Extreme Metal have mutually influenced each other through the decades. For those dark souls who enjoy both the Beauty and the Beast. More info to come soon. by Salva

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Into the Abyss: Introduction to Death Metal

As the name suggests, this lecture consists of a brief yet complete introduction to this brutal, heavy, technical, literally dark-as-hell style of music. The lecture explores Death Metal from its roots to its latest developments, highlighting the most important bands

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Into the Abyss: Introduction to Death Metal

As the name suggests, this lecture consists of a brief yet complete introduction to this brutal, heavy, technical, literally dark-as-hell style of music. The lecture explores Death Metal from its roots to its latest developments, highlighting the most important bands

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Diabolus in Arte: the Devil in Western Culture and Extreme Metal

Why do Metal and Extreme Metal feel such a strong fascination with the Devil? This essay demonstrates how Metal culture is the heir of a centuries-old cultural tradition by studying the three main incarnations He has taken throughout Western classical

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Diabolus in Arte: the Devil in Western Culture and Extreme Metal

Why do Metal and Extreme Metal feel such a strong fascination with the Devil? This essay demonstrates how Metal culture is the heir of a centuries-old cultural tradition by studying the three main incarnations He has taken throughout Western classical

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Order in Chaos: Towards a Common Taxonomy of Extreme Metal

The Extreme Metal world is usually known as a labyrinth of genres, styles, substyles and an endless amount of sometimes-contradictory terms to describe it. With this study, we aim to propose a set of criteria that can result in a

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Order in Chaos: Towards a Common Taxonomy of Extreme Metal

The Extreme Metal world is usually known as a labyrinth of genres, styles, substyles and an endless amount of sometimes-contradictory terms to describe it. With this study, we aim to propose a set of criteria that can result in a

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