Talk:Alternative metal

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Merge into Alternative Rock[edit]

There's no fucking metal in so called Alternative metal bands... they're all alternative rock for god's sake!!!

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Funk metal as a derivative form[edit]

according to rateyourmusic the first ever alternative metal bands were funk rock/funk metal so maybe it should be added to stylistic origins — Preceding unsigned comment added by 27.32.220.148 (talk) 22:00, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

Silly 90's kids and your inadvertent inclusion of "Alternative" to genres...[edit]

Just so you know, "alternative" has nothing to do with a genre or style. It is simply the alternative to whats popular in the genre of music depending on the era, it was used by radio stations since the 70's to advertise their stations new music of a certain similar genre that was not categorized E.G. your genre of "Grunge" started airplay on Alternative Rock radio stations in the late 80's early 90's because it was THE alternative to the normal rock music of the 80's which was mostly hair bands and late 70's rock...put two and two together tune in a station and you will find that radio media today is dubbing alternative rock something completely different than what it was in the mid early late 80's early 90's mid 90's and so forth.

Analogy follows:

Remember when OxyClean FIRST came out it was in its own class completely separate from a detergent such as tide, and had to order off TV or go to the lawn and garden section because retailers didnt know where to put it...well now its in the detergent section next to the other oxy related detergents...its no longer an "Alternative"

So please sub-categorize a little better than shoving random groups that do not sound what-so-ever similar into an alternative genre.

Thanks, Scott in the radio business — Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.255.195.1 (talk) 20:04, 8 December 2012 (UTC)

It might have started out that way, but the name has become attached to a genre of music with certain musical characteristics. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 114.6.22.12 (talk) 02:52, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

not a fusion[edit]

Because it's a heavy metal subgenre, influenced by alternative rock, although some of the early bands did relate to alternative. BUT, if you listen to System of a down, Nothingface, Drowning Pool, SoiL, Slipknot and stuff who have been alt metal before and sourced alt metal, they sound nothing like alternative rock. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ihy34 (talkcontribs) 03:08, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

Well all those bands you mentioned are what i would categorize as nu metal not alternative metal. They may not have rapping or many industrial elements but they still have that watered down Pantera sound that makes them nu metal. And many current alternative metal bands like Chevelle, 10 Years, Three Days Grace and Breaking Benjamin are all still directly related to and rooted in alternative rock.

Grunge[edit]

Would Alternative Metal be a subgenre to Grunge? 99.248.120.62 (talk) 03:24, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

No. There's definitely some overlap, but the two genres roughly emerged around the same time, so no alternative metal bands were really influenced by grunge. I call the big one bitey 04:01, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

Modern Popularity[edit]

This seems to only look at Alternative Metal up until the 90's. In it's modern form it's still one of the most popular rock genres today where it has pretty much filled in both the Hard Rock and Alternative niche. Modern Alternative Metal is often related to Post-Grunge, showing the more complex and sharper side of the genre. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 114.6.22.12 (talk) 02:56, 24 July 2013 (UTC)