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Alternative metal is an eclectic form of heavy metal music that gained popularity in the early 1990s alongside grunge. It is characterized by some heavy metal trappings (most notably heavy riffs), but usually with a pronounced experimental edge, including unconventional lyrics, odd time signatures, more syncopation than typical metal, unusual technique, a resistance to conventional approaches to heavy music and an incorporation of a wide range of influences outside of the metal music scene.

The term is used as a very loose categorization, but is usually used to describe artists playing a style of rock music which is considered a unique approach to Grunge music, but still play heav ...
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KORNFLY - (by Julian Angel)  Year: 2014
Julian Angel High-quality midtempo Nu Rock / Nu Metal track with a syncopated groove, similar to Korn and Limp Bizkit. Features low-tuned distorted guitars and clean open chords. Calm middle section with oriental harmony guitars. Great entrance theme for fighters, wrestlers and boxers. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Metal
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
721957 2:27 Med Slow 99   


RAPE TEAM MACHINE - (by Bent USA)  Year: 2009
Bent USA Song about high school problems and teenage rebellion. Manic percussion and creepy Vocals. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Alt Metal
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
Mature & Explicit Lyrics
384099 5:12 Med Slow 102   
60sec - Pop, Pop Music
389673 1:01 Med Slow 102   
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
Mature & Explicit Lyrics
389662 5:12 Med Slow 102   


REAP MY LIFE - (by Brian McKeever)  Year: 2009
Brian McKeever Heavy Alternative Rock song about an artist who was taken advantage of, and has nothing to show for his work because he was too wild and irresponsible. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Alt Metal
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
384142 4:10 Med Fast 130   


REAP MY LIFE - (by Brian McKeever)  Year: 2010
Brian McKeever Heavy Alternative Rock song about an artist who was taken advantage of, and has nothing to show for his work because he was too wild and irresponsible. Sounds like Metallica, Led Zeppelin, the Cure, Nine Inch Nails. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Alt Metal
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
390560 4:10 Med Fast 130   


LIFT - (by The Crossing)  Year: 2010
The Crossing A driving, churning, powerful piece, fully orchestrated with guitar, bass, drums, and synthesizers. Works well with action film scenes and trailers. Also works well with high end advertising such as automotive and technology. Good for mystery, suspense, battle, competition, and sports highlights. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Metal
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
10 Mixes Available
436744 1:37 Med Slow 102   


BELOW - (by Brian McKeever)  Year: 2010
Brian McKeever Heavy Alternative Rock Song about a lonely person who never catches a break, but remembers when things were better and yearns for it to be that way again. Sounds like Linkin Park, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, The Cure, Nine Inch Nails. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Alt Metal
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
390559 3:16 Med Slow 85   
60sec - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
390567 1:01 Med Slow 85   


REAP MY LIFE - (by Brian McKeever)  Year: 2010
Brian McKeever Heavy Alternative Rock song about an artist who was taken advantage of, and has nothing to show for his work because he was too wild and irresponsible. Sounds like Metallica, Led Zeppelin, the Cure, Nine Inch Nails. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Alt Metal
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
390568 1:01 Med Fast 130   


BEHEMOTH - (by Julian Angel)  Year: 2011
Julian Angel Clumsy and dark doom metal track that emphasizes the movements of heavy machinery such as excavators, big caterpillars, pump jacks etc. Also a great fit for war, tanks, horror films, monsters and other big scary creatures. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Metal
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
721931 1:50 Slow 75   


JONES'N FOR SPICE - (by Crash Alley)  Year: 2009
Crash Alley Distorted Metal tune with strong Percussion and moody Vocals. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Alt Metal
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
Mature & Explicit Lyrics
384333 4:06 Medium 115   
Bed - Rock, Metal
389850 0:55 Medium 115   


LIBRE - (by Leandro Achinelli)  Year: 2015
Leandro Achinelli Spacey electric guitars, electronic pads and synthesizers introduce a heavy hard Nu-Metal song. Distorted guitars, consistent drums and melodic vocals throughout the song are followed by an outstanding solo with guttural backing vocals. Videogames, movie soundtracks, commercials, TV series, radio. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Alt Metal
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
13 Mixes Available
722477 4:26 Medium 120   


SYSTEM ERASED - (by Eric Bode)  Year: 2009
Eric Bode 'An awesome hybrid of rock, industrial and metal. Infusing the pulsating synthesisers, stomping riffs, and dangerous guitars. Kerosene-infused sirens are followed by a stomping climax. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Metal
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
362860 2:58 Very Fast 170   


BURNING EVERYTHING AROUND ACID RAIN PHASE 2 - (by David X Gabriel)  Year: 2015
David X Gabriel Hard Rock Metal Punk Alternative Death Metal Heavy Progressive Industrial New Wave Garage Musical Movie Song, Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Alt Metal
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
724197 3:20 Mixed 150   


RECOVERY (V) - (by CMDess)  Year: 2003
CMDess Recovery comes from the NuMetal era of the CMDess production spectrum. Heavily inspired by top metal instrumentation of the 90ies. Vocals by CMDess. Fits with dark scenes, dark themes, angry conspiracies and such. No Recovery. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Alt Metal
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Vocal Version) - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
Mature & Explicit Lyrics
692158 2:47 Med Slow 90   
Variation (No Vocal) - Indie Rock, Alt Dance
703224 2:48 Med Slow 90   


WHEN STARS ARE WEEPING - (by Jaclyn Bradley Palmer)  Year: 2002
Jaclyn Bradley Palmer Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Metal
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
761440 4:13 Medium 120   


WASTE - (by Robert Cole Band)
Robert Cole Band Mellow opening gives way to a super heavy drum and bass groove, distorted guitars and a powerful male vocal. Track breaks down midway to a beautiful refrain of the beginning and then rocks out once again! Builds to a powerful ending with a gut-wrenching male vocal scream! Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Alt Metal
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
574515 4:03 Medium 120   
Variation (Instrumental) - Indie Rock, Grunge
574512 4:03 Medium 120   


IN GOD WE TRUST - (by Evens Colas)  Year: 2012
Evens Colas Driving, mean, wicked, bad heavy metal for motorsports, extreme sports, and other heavy action spots. Also for advertising bikes, leathers, boots, sunglasses and parties to bad boys and girls. Perfect for a film scene looking for danger, attitude and charisma. Sons of Anarchy, Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Metal
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
555438 2:11 Med Slow 100   
Variation A (No SFX) - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
555445 2:11 Med Slow 100   
Variation B (Low Guitars) - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
555449 2:12 Med Slow 100   
Variation C (Low Guitars No SFX) - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
555450 2:12 Med Slow 100   


THE BLACK ONE - (by Riaan Nieuwenhuis)  Year: 2008
Riaan Nieuwenhuis Agressive hard rock instrumental,with gritty, biting guitar riff and piercing, cutting- edge guitar solos.Well suited for film and tv series and video games with chase scenes,Tarantino, fighting power/action/sport ,movie, extreme sports, dvd,webbsites,video games, you tube, Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Metal
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Metal  
554172 4:04 Fast 153   


CRYIN' FROM A SMACKDOWN - (by Cruciform)  Year: 2010
Cruciform Hard rock cue for reality TV, films, commercials. With an uptempo driving beat and punchy rhythm this short track will suitably underscore boys behaving badly, partying hard, extreme sports, metal attitude, heavy rock concerts, general misbehaviour! Sounds like Godsmack, System of a Down, Slipknot, Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Metal
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
421118 1:14 Fast 160   


KICK 'EM WHEN THEY'RE DOWN - (by Cruciform)  Year: 2010
Cruciform Hard rock cue for reality TV, films, commercials. With an uptempo driving beat and heavy staccato rhythm this short track will suitably underscore boys behaving badly, partying hard, extreme sports, metal attitude, heavy rock concerts, general misbehaviour! Sounds like Godsmack, System of a Down, Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Metal
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
421115 1:22 Very Fast 180   


EXTREME SPORTS 1 - 30:SEC HARD ROCK - (by Filmmusic Group)  Year: 2010
Filmmusic Group Intense guitar driven track dripping with heavy riffs on drums and bass. Great for any production needing loads of energy. Energy levels build to an exciting climax. Great for 30 seconds extreme sports, advertisements, action or fight scenes. Anything energetic ! Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Metal
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
434293 0:37 Med Slow 99   


IN OVER OUR HEADS - (by Evens Colas)  Year: 2012
Evens Colas This track with voicebox is perfect for a film scene with danger, attitude and charisma. It's a driving, mean, wicked, bad heavy metal for motor sports, extreme sports, and other heavy action spots. Great for advertising bikes, leathers, boots, sunglasses and parties to bad boys and girls. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Metal
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
555645 2:12 Med Slow 100   
Variation A (No Rhythm Guitar) - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
555661 2:12 Med Slow 100   
Variation B (No FX No Rhythm Gtr) - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
555662 2:11 Med Slow 100   
Variation C (No SFX) - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
555663 2:11 Med Slow 100   


PARACAIDA - (by Riaan Nieuwenhuis)  Year: 2008
Riaan Nieuwenhuis Powerful, hard-driving, triumphant indie rock instrumental with harmonizing electric guitars. Great for video games, TV, film, documentaries, flash animation and sports shows. Dramatic edgy emotional energetic and a bit mysterious. News energize theme shows teens tweens corporate video truck advert, Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Metal
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Metal  
554155 3:43 Medium 126   


METAL BOUNCE - (by Juan Pablo Zaragoza)  Year: 2009
Juan Pablo Zaragoza Fusion classical / rock & metal, arranged orchestra, choirs, electronic, drums, bass, and electric guitars, Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Metal
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Metal  
345288 3:40 Med Fast   


PASSIVE EXISTENCE - (by Shadrick Beechem)  Year: 2014
Shadrick Beechem A fast and unforgiving extreme metal track featuring B tuned guitars and basses with blistering fast technical riffs, shredding and polyrythmic breakdowns accompanied by relentless drums. Perfect for extreme sports highlights or video games! Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Metal
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
634346 2:09 Fast 150   
60sec A - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
634347 0:48 Fast 150   
60sec B - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
634349 0:44 Fast 150   
30sec - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
634348 0:39 Fast 150   


CAN'T STAND THE TRUTH (INSTRUMENTAL) - (by Erdin)  Year: 2011
Erdin This hard stoner rock track begins with an ethnic intro. Main part is a fusion of heavy riffs on distorted electric guitar and experimental electronic sounds. Whole thing is a furious and angry act of revolt against the truth. It's wicked, savage, uncompromising but helpless against thoughts beyond. Instrumental, Rock, Hard Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Rock, Hard Rock
654362 3:43 Mixed 126   
Variation (album version) - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
717620 3:42 Mixed 126   


DYSFUNCTIONAL - (by The Crossing)  Year: 2014
The Crossing A bold, strong, and electrifying track featuring guitar, bass, drums, modern synthesizers and fx. Combining rock, electronica, and hip hop elements, this track works well with many themes; sports, crime, action, adventure, investigation, science, technology and drama. Instrumental, Rock, Electronic Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Rock, Electronic Rock
645499 1:53 Med Slow 95   
Stinger - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
645503 0:04 Med Slow 95   
30sec - Action, Impending Rock & Metal
645501 0:31 Med Slow 95   
60sec - Sports, Sports Network TV Rock
645500 1:01 Med Slow 95   
15sec - Dangerous, Dramatic Chase
645502 0:16 Med Slow 95   


AFTERMATH - (by Music Candy)  Year: 2009
Music Candy Atmospheric and symphonic classic rock type rock, rock operatic in style such as Yes, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, The Who's Tommy and similar projects. Orchestral with dynamic chanting type male vocals, works for anything with urgency and climactic finality. Driving rock metal track, Henry Gorman, Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Metal
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Metal  
408206 1:49 Fast 155   
Variation (Underscore) - Indie Rock, Rocktronica  
408207 1:48 Fast 155   

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