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Melodic Death Metal

Melodic death metal (also referred to as melodeath) is a subgenre of metal which adds melody to the intensity of death metal. Gothenburg metal, a subset of melodic death metal that originated in the Swedish city in the early '90s, helped popularize the genre and has been a huge influence on the genre as a whole. Originally the genre combined the harmony style and groove melodies of heavy metal with the harsh thrashing sound and vocals of death metal. Early melodic metal bands seem to have taken lots of influence from American bands Read more on Last.fm.