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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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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   


SNAKE PITT - (by Music Candy)  Year: 2009
Music Candy Blockbuster film rock 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  
408199 1:23 Medium   
Stinger (Big Hits) - Indie Rock, Alt Metal  
408227 0:57 Medium   
Bed (No Build) - Indie Rock, Alt Metal  
408200 0:55 Medium   


BIG METAL EVENT - (by Music Candy)  Year: 2009
Music Candy Heavy duty metal type rock and roll track, dark and powerful. Terrific for video games, MTV type extreme sports, commericals advertising products primarily aimed at young males, even can be interperted as slightly satanic. Fights, drugs, losing control, etc. Pulsating rock track. Artist 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  
408302 1:48 Med Fast 131   


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   


LIFT - (by The Crossing)  Year: 2016
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
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
436744 2:29 Med Slow 102   
15sec - Rock, Heavy Metal
472587 0:16 Med Slow 102   
30sec - Rock, Modern Rock
472585 0:32 Med Slow 102   
Stinger - Action, Intense Rock
793777 0:05 Med Slow 102   
60sec - Military, Rock & Metal
793778 1:01 Med Slow 102   
30sec - Sports, Sports Energizing Music
793776 0:33 Med Slow 102   


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   


NIGHT CHASER - (by Music Candy)  Year: 2009
Music Candy Dirty 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  
408240 1:50 Med Fast 131   
Variation (Underscore) - Action, Intense Rock  
408241 1:10 Med Fast 132   


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   


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   


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   


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  Caution: Explicit Lyrics
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
384333 4:06 Medium 115   
Bed - Rock, Metal
389850 0:55 Medium 115   


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   


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  Caution: Explicit Lyrics
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
384099 5:12 Med Slow 102   
60sec - Pop, Pop Music
389673 1:01 Med Slow 102   
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


SEVEN FIGHTERS (INTENSE) - (by D. Silverstone)  Year: 2011
D. Silverstone Strong, Straight forward and intense HardRock. Young, fresh, energizing and stimulating Grunge electric guitars band. Sparse direct jam composition. Mix of white fighters Stripes and pearl atmosphere. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Metal
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Variation - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
455223 1:18 Med Fast 130   
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
455225 2:23 Med Fast 130   
Loop - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
455224 0:43 Med Fast 130   
60sec - Indie Rock, Grunge
455222 1:00 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
60sec - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
390568 1:01 Med Fast 130   


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   


NINE INCH DAGGERS - (by Ron Komie)  Year: 2012
Ron Komie Raw unbridled testosterone runs wild in this hard rock track featuring wild guitars, slamming drums and pulsing bass. Escape into insanity! Great for intense chase, action, escape scenes. fire gothic grand heavy huge intense escape run, Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Metal
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
605695 0:57 Med Slow 83   


PASSIONATE WAYS OF ROCK (FULL LENGTH) - (by D. Silverstone)  Year: 2011
D. Silverstone Tenacious and Reflective, Strong passionate Rock music. dramatic, Hypnotic, Tense, Big and bluesy. Full Rock Band Playing Heavy Electric Guitar riffs, Deep Bass and Poignant Hammond Licks. Ideal for Films, indie Modern underscore, TV theme, dark pending action, youth and Melancholic dramas. Instrumental, Dangerous, Edgy Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
9 Mixes Available
485728 2:30 Medium 120   


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  Caution: Explicit Lyrics
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Vocal Version) - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
692158 2:47 Med Slow 90   
Variation (No Vocal) - Indie Rock, Alt Dance
703224 2:48 Med Slow 90   


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   


DYSFUNCTIONAL - (by The Crossing)  Year: 2016
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 1:54 Med Slow 95   
30sec - Rock, Hard Rock
795103 0:32 Med Slow 95   
Stinger - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
645503 0:04 Med Slow 95   
30sec - Action, Impending Rock & Metal
645501 0:32 Med Slow 95   
60sec - Sports, Sports Network TV Rock
645500 1:03 Med Slow 95   
15sec - Dangerous, Dramatic Chase
645502 0:16 Med Slow 95   


RISE UP - (by Robert Neary)  Year: 2010
Robert Neary Edgy "Rage against the machine" style alternative Hard Rock with attitude! Ideal for Movies and TV shows as well as documentaries and background source music. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Metal
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
445448 2:11 Medium 120   


ELEGANT METAL - (by Ethereal Motion)  Year: 2013
Ethereal Motion A modern rock song that starts out beautiful and elegant but ends with primal power and energy. Each section gradually gets bigger till the ending climax. Soaring electric guitar melody and harmonies with flowing synth strings. Groovy bass and spacious guitar rhythms make for a huge sound. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Metal
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Metal
609417 2:36 Med Slow 84   
Variation A (No Melody ) - Rock, Progressive Rock
609418 2:36 Med Slow 84   
Variation B (No Synths) - Rock, Progressive Rock
609419 2:36 Med Slow 84   

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