25 Music Terms

Grind — A genre of music derived from Death Metal and Hardcore Punk.

Grind Party — A term derived from Lock-Up used to describe any event that involves music predicted to be enjoyable.

Bullshit — Used to describe great music.

Bullshit — Used to describe terrible music.

Angular — Dynamic rather than simple. Used as a positive.

Shapes — A word with little meaning. Generally used to describe an appreciation of drumming.

Whammy Bar — A guitar related tool related directly to Wanking.

Masturbation/Wanking — When a guitarist solos either for too long, or in a way that shows his technical abilities without bettering the song.

Highlighted is the portion of the guitar most commonly associated with Wanking.

Highlighted is the portion of the guitar most commonly associated with Wanking.

Crusty — People who do not shower daily who listen to Hardcore Punk.

De-Esser — An effect used to stop the embarrassing distortion that occurs on cheap microphones that makes it sound like somebody has a lisp.

Tight — An enjoyable performance.

Tight — Musicians who are technically competent but unenjoyable.

Atmospheric — Music that uses repetition, fake orchestral instrumentation, or long songs to appear more dynamic and interesting. People who use this term can often be seen holding invisible oranges.

Filth/Filthy — A raw performance or sound that was captivating.

Filth/Filthy — A raw performance or sound that was terrible.

Load In — An inaccurate estimation of when bands are expected to arrive at a venue prior to Doors.

Doors — A time designated 30 to 45 minutes before anything happens.

Concert — A performance by musicians that have been played on the radio. Used by people who do not go to gigs.

Gig — A performance by musicians that have never been played on the radio.

Post — A word attached to any other genre to feign originality.

Waves — Based on eras of music before vaguely significant changes were made without changing a genre name.

Metallic Hardcore — A series of unoriginal bands who worship at the altar of Converge.

Djent — A series of unoriginal bands who worship at the altar of Meshuggah.

Metalcore — A series of unoriginal bands who worship at the altar of At The Gates without knowing it.

Post-Hardcore — A term used to describe Metalcore by young people ignorant of who Fugazi and At The Drive In are.