One of the more common procedures found in metal music is harmonization in parallel thirds. We often hear this in the guise of two guitars playing a melody or dual guitar solos (with one guitar playing in parallel thirds above the line of the other guitar), and we also hear this harmony being used within […]
A music analysis of tonality in the Mastodon song “Blood and Thunder” from the album Leviathan. Examples on chords and notes from the songs main riffs.
One of the most compelling arguments regarding metal music is the question of metal’s birth. Black Sabbath is commonly referred to as the first heavy metal band, though not without the argument for the inclusion of other late 60s/early 70s bands like Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Blue Cheer, and even the likes of Cream and […]
Music analysis of Iron Maiden’s “The Number of the Beast”, including discussion of 5/4 meter, usage of D major key, and chord inversion in chorus