# Mathcore

Discussion in 'Music Talk' started by alpha1, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!


    Mathcore (also known as tech. metal, tech. hardcore, and math metal) is a style of metalcore recognized for a high level of technical musicianship. The subgenre has its roots in bands like Deadguy, Converge, Kiss It Goodbye, Training for Utopia, Botch, Turmoil, Coalesce, Bloodlet, Groundwork, Resurrection, Acme, Nerv, and Starkweather.

    The music is usually filled with discordant, somewhat technical riffing, complex time signatures and song structures, and usually indecipherable lyrics. Songs played by bands of this style tend to vary from mere seconds in length to over 15 minutes and rarely feature a conventional verse-chorus song structure. Bands of the mathcore genre, combining so many influences, are often categorized differently depending upon the whims of journalists. Because metalcore is a hardcore punk/heavy metal crossover, bands such as Converge and The Dillinger Escape Plan are often referred to as "hardcore," and still others, such as As the Sun Sets and Daughters, are labelled as grindcore and noisecore, though only influenced by one or both genres. Other styles of music, such as blues-rock and free jazz, have been known to inspire various mathcore bands. Coalesce have been influenced by the former, to the extent of releasing a Led Zeppelin cover EP named There Is Nothing New Under the Sun, whereas The Dillinger Escape Plan are known to credit the latter. Other bands, such as Misery Signals, are, despite the presence of odd time signatures and heavy breakdowns, extremely melodic.

  2. the_wizard

    the_wizard Omega == God

    Dillinger Escape Plan own.

    How is mathcore different from math rock?? :confused:
  3. shsnawada

    shsnawada Cyborgs & Pasta

    Mathcore = Math + Hardcore
    Math Metal = Math + Metal
    Math Rock = Math + Rock

    Anyway, i got bored of these "genres" and this style of music in general.

    btw: Whats so "shocking" about this?
  4. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    "The name."
  5. shsnawada

    shsnawada Cyborgs & Pasta

    Well, there are many "wierder" names if thats what you want.
  6. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    but mathcore!

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