Funk metal

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Template:Heavymetal Funk metal is a type of music that incorporates hard-driving heavy metal guitar riffs and the pounding bass rhythms characteristic of funk. The style emerged from Los Angeles in the mid-1980s, pioneered by the early Red Hot Chili Peppers and Faith No More. The number of performers multiplied in the later part of the decade as the sound reached its commercial peak with bands like Fishbone.

Some later bands showed distinct Grunge influences such as Porno for Pyros and Jane's Addiction, while other such as Rage against the machine brought in Hardcore hip hop influences.

Many funk metal bands influenced the nu metal league, such as Korn.


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See also: nu metal, rapcore, Crossover thrashde:Funky Metal nl:Funk metal

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