About Metalocity

This site is dedicated to developing a greater theoretical understanding of the qualities and aesthetics of metal music.  Metal is a rich, varied, and sophisticated genre of music with its core values including ambition, virtuosity, complexity, and intellectual and emotional expression. Through short and discrete posts on a variety of subjects — song analyses, theoretical definitions and concepts within metal, and tips and suggestions for metal musicians — this site helps to illuminate these characteristics and how they manifest artfully in this music.