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Re: heavy metal or grunge?

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I think the closest to "grunge doom" you can get are the Melvins. If I had to consider Alice something else, then it'd be alternative metal. :)
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grunge there were the grunge movement
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they were a part of the grunge movement because they combined grunge with already popular genres. Metal's way more popular than grunge.

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They were a part of the grunge movement because music labels said so :P
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Re: heavy metal or grunge?

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Could you argue though that grunge wasn't really one particular sound since you've got bands like Nirvana, Love Battery, Pearl Jam, Tad etc. all under the grunge banner. They were a part of that grunge scene, but their sound is heavy metal.
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Schneider wrote:Could you argue though that grunge wasn't really one particular sound since you've got bands like Nirvana, Love Battery, Pearl Jam, Tad etc. all under the grunge banner. They were a part of that grunge scene, but their sound is heavy metal.
Actually, I can. After hearing over 150 grunge albums, I've come to the conclusion that grunge is a form of alternative rock that has less emphasis on reverb and more emphasis on anger and angst, with a somewhat very deep bass line and extremely fuzzy guitars, along with lazy vocal delivery which is not a trait of punk or alternative and emotional yet not sappy lyrics, delivered in a way that's heavy for its own deep sound. But grunge can be combined with plenty: punk, alternative rock, metal, pop rock, power pop, glam rock, emo, midwest emo, garage rock, post-hardcore, shoegaze, psychedelic rock, neo-psychedelia, indie rock, stoner rock, noise rock, noise pop, and more.

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Re: heavy metal or grunge?

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JayGarden wrote: Actually, I can. After hearing over 150 grunge albums, I've come to the conclusion that grunge is a form of alternative rock that has less emphasis on reverb
what :)

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Re: heavy metal or grunge?

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If we were to drop the useless label that "grunge" is, arguing about this particular definition wouldn't matter.

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Re: heavy metal or grunge?

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Sorlag wrote:
JayGarden wrote: Actually, I can. After hearing over 150 grunge albums, I've come to the conclusion that grunge is a form of alternative rock that has less emphasis on reverb
what :)

I meant in terms of production, not the tunes themselves. Even then, it seems like less emphasis that most alternative albums. Not to mention, there's still the angst, the heavy usage of light cymbals, and thedeep riffs.

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Grunge mostly refers to the alternative rock scene in Seattle. That being said, I would say they are grunge, but leaned more towards metal, much like how Nirvana leaned towards punk

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Started out as metal, then had their Soundgarden Lightbulb Moment and went grunge :P
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Grunge, Ive never thought of Alice as a “metal” band
Ive loved metal for years, but AiC are not that, they’re something even better
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