Metalcore II: Shadows Fall Style

by Lian Gerbino

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  • Hey GMC'ers! This is another lesson in the style of Metalcore. The lesson is based on the band, Shadows Fall: " an American heavy metal band from Springfield, Massachusetts, formed in 1995. They are one of the few contemporary metal bands who take their lyrical influence from Eastern philosophy."("Shadows Fall", Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia)

    As I explained in the previous lesson, there is a large difference in sound, style, and influence among the so called Metalcore bands. The combination of different metal sub-genres with elements from hardcore and punk give each band a unique sound. So, in this case, focusing on Shadows Fall, we'll see how to combine Groove and melodic death metal.

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    195 bpm

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    * Eb - Ab - Db - Gb - Bb - Eb
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    * Down 1/2 step

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