German Metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music that originated in Germany in the 1980s. It is characterized by its aggressive sound, often featuring distorted guitars, fast tempos, and harsh vocals. It is also known for its use of keyboards and synthesizers, as well as its incorporation of elements from other genres such as classical music, folk music, and electronic music. German Metal bands often draw influence from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, as well as from the thrash metal scene in the United States. Notable German Metal bands include Kreator, Sodom, Destruction, and Accept.
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