Experience the history and evolution of Metal and its numerous genres
Heavy Metal has been with us since 1968. Since then, Metal has experienced many transformations and stages of evolution. Metal has developed into many stylistic forms, fused with other musical genres, and influenced and shaped legions of musicians and people. But how and when did all the developments happen that led to the numerous and versatile Metal genres we know today? That´s the question we pursue here ...
The following timeline shows the musical, stylistic, and cultural origins of Metal and its manifold main genres and sub-genres.
A lot of efforts and investigations were put into analyzing the precise dates of the emergence of each known Metal genre including all Metal sub-genres. It also clarified the question which influences led to the development of each Metal genre and how each genre influenced the development of other genres.
Greatest value has been placed on historical accuracy. The main source of information was the English, German, French, and Spanish version of Wikipedia, but also many articles on web pages and in magazines. The result of all these research studies is "The Interactive Metal Genres Graph".
The graph will never stop to develop. Nonetheless, it may always stay somehow inaccurate as some musical influences and developments cannot be appraised with perfect accuracy. Everything flows into one another.
The goal of this project is to have the most complete and most accurate visualization of the history of Metal that shows how Metal and its musical, stylistic and cultural surroundings got influenced and developed the Metal genres.
- The placement of a node on the timeline marks the emergence of the respective genre.
- To be declared as "Metal Main Genre", this genre has to be musically distinct AND (once) very popular in the Metal scene AND its cultural origins have to be older than 15 years.
- Please note that every "Non Metal Genre" does not have any incoming connections. In the graph, a "Non Metal Genre" can only serve as a parent node (and can never be a child node). Why? - Because it´s a Metal graph!
- Hold the left mouse button or pan to navigate in the graph.
- Use the mouse wheel or gestures to zoom in and out.
- Click or tap on any node to see direct parent (green) and child (blue) nodes.