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  • noun music A genre of heavy metal music characterized by experimental and unconventional elements.

Etymologies

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avant-garde metal

Examples

  • This is the crossover album non-metallers taken have been waiting for, that retains all the force and atmospherics of contemporary avant-metal, without the "Cthulhu Calling" roar of the vocals.

    Drowned In Sound // Feed

  • "I'm a Boris freak," Devereaux said, citing his favorite Japanese avant-metal act.

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  • Originally conceived in 2003 and also featuring label staples and instrumental metal masters, Pelican, this year's trek sees avant-metal pioneers Kayo Dot, supporting their latest "Blue Lambency Downward," and Cave-In frontman Stephen Brodsky support his psychedelic rock masterpiece that is "The Black Ribbon Award."

    Metal Underground .com

  • The trek will feature instrumental metal act Pelican, avant-metal group Kayo Dot, Cave In frontman Stephen Brodsky aka Stove Bredsky, and on select dates Zozobra.

    We Blog A Lot

  • The trek will feature instrumental metal act Pelican, avant-metal group Kayo Dot, Cave In frontman Stephen Brodsky aka Stove Bredsky, and on select dates Zozobra.

    We Blog A Lot

  • The trek will feature instrumental metal act Pelican, avant-metal group Kayo Dot, Cave In frontman Stephen Brodsky aka Stove Bredsky, and on select dates Zozobra.

    We Blog A Lot

  • Grails 'avant-metal leanings are evident as always, but Doomsdayer's Holiday finds their already-broad palette continually expanding with 70's European film noir and cosmic free jazz explorations.

    Tonevendor Update

  • The tour kicks off tonight (September 18) in Dallas, where the band will be joined by avant-metal group Kylesa.

    ! Exclaim.ca - News

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