Light metal music

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Light metal (sometimes used interchangeably with soft metal) [1] is a subgenre of heavy metal, [2] with a generally softer sound. [3] The subgenre is usually described as falling between heavy metal and hard rock. [4]

Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom. With roots in blues rock, psychedelic rock, and acid rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. The genre's lyrics and performance styles are sometimes associated with aggression and machismo.

Notable artists

Big Business is an American heavy metal band from Seattle, Washington, United States, founded by Jared Warren (Karp) and Coady Willis.

Blue Öyster Cult American hard rock band

Blue Öyster Cult is an American rock band formed on Long Island, New York in 1967, perhaps best known for the singles "(Don't Fear) The Reaper", "Burnin' for You", and "Godzilla.” Blue Öyster Cult has sold more than 24 million records worldwide, including 7 million in the United States alone. The band's music videos, especially "Burnin' for You," received heavy rotation on MTV when the music television network premiered in 1981, cementing the band's contribution to the development and success of the music video in modern popular culture.

Foghat British band

Foghat is an English rock band formed in London in 1971. The band is known for the use of electric slide guitar in their music. The band has achieved eight gold records, one platinum and one double platinum record, and despite several line-up changes, continue to record and perform.


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  3. Herb Hicks, To and from Gigs: Challenges, Choices, Chances, Changes (Bloomington: Hicks, 2013), ISBN   978-1-4759-9864-1
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  5. "Big Business Battlefields Forever". Pitchfork . Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  6. Steven Lee Beeber, The Heebie-Jeebies at CBGB's: A Secret History of Jewish Punk (Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2006), ISBN   978-1-55652-613-8
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