Math Rock

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Math rock
Stylistic originsRock music
Avant-garde music
Heavy metal
Progressive rock
Cultural originsLate 1980s
United States, Japan
Typical instrumentsGuitarBassDrums
Mainstream popularityIn underground circles in the late 1980s and early to mid 1990s
Derivative formsScreamo
Regional scenes
ChicagoSan DiegoSouth Atlantic StatesPittsburghBostonSt. LouisJapan

Math rock is a guitar-based style of indie rock which has complex rhythms.[1] This genre started in the late 1980s. A closely-related genre is post-rock, into which some of the same bands are classified. Post-rock is usually characterized by a stronger jazz influence.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Math Rock". All Music Guide. Retrieved 2007-08-01.