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Exotype is an electronic metal band hailing from Orlando, Florida. Formed in 2012, they've made a name for themselves in the metal scene for their Genre-Busting sound. See the description of "electronic metal" above? That doesn't even scratch the surface of it. Trying to classify them as one genre is an exercise in one's own sanity. To give you an idea, imagine a crossover between Brostep and Metalcore, now add in flavorings of Nu Metal, Glitch, Industrial, Trance, Progressive Metal, Deathcore, some ambiance here and there, slight Pop Punk influences (combined with the above genres) on their lighter songs, and occasionally rap. Oh, and Djent. Can't forget that.

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They've gained a fairly large fanbase, despite limited crossover appeal between electronic music and heavy metal. They released their debut Self-Titled Album in 2014 to generally positive reviews. They're set to release their second album in 2016.

Discography

  • Emerge EP (2012)
  • Exotype (2014)
  • TBA (2016)

Members

  • Steven McCorry — Vocals
  • Rob Walden — Guitar
  • Matt Browning — Guitar
  • Gabriel Montalvo — Bass
  • Fabian Guzman — Keyboards / programming
  • Michael Levine — Drums

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  • Avant-Garde Metal: The best possible description for their music. They're sometimes considered part of the nu-metalcore trend, but those are only a small part of their influences.
  • Epileptic Flashing Lights: Very common in their lyric videos to feature bright lights everywhere.
  • Genre-Busting: See the description. They've been referred to as "a band with no genre". It's perhaps no wonder they call their music "electronic rock", because it's such a broad term.
  • Harsh Vocals: Steven can do multiple types.
  • Progressive Metal: A common label for the band, but as with everything else it's spotty at best.
  • Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness: Their heaviest songs are at least a hard 10, being two brutalizing examples of both metal and electronic. Their softer songs rest at a 7.
  • Neoclassical Punk Zydeco Rockabilly: Seriously, did you see all the styles in the description?
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  • Soprano and Gravel: Steven can do everything from clean singing, rapping, hardcore-inspired screaming, and death-growling in a moments notice.
  • Special Guest: "Wide Awake" featuring Chad Ruhlig of For the Fallen Dreams, "For Those Afraid to Speak" features dubstep producer Rekoil, "Relentless" features Ronnie Canizaro of Born of Osiris, and "Illuminate" features DJ Inukshuk.
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