1. Metal and Rap become integral components as bands begin to fuse them together in creating new music, while commenting on the cultural shifts of the time. Compare groups like Rage Against the Machine, Korn, System of a Down and Limp Bizkit. Are they influential to newer styles? Name some examples.
1.Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” signals the emergence of a new style, a hybrid of the “post punk” era. What characterizes the “grunge” sound? How does the vocal delivery express the lyrical content? Is Nirvana similar or different from their contemporaries in the “alternative rock” movement?
2. “Give It Away” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers is a prime example of the band meshing their many influences together (Funk/Punk/Psychedelic/Metal). In your opinion, what is the most dominant aspect and driving force of this song? Elaborate.
3.”Hurt” by Nine Inch Nails is a stunning example of blending industrial and heavy rock styles, while still maintaining a dark minimalist sound. How do the instrument choices throughout interpret the lyrics? What do you make of the ending?