2 definitions by All_Of_Life_Decays

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A form of rhythmic, percussion-heavy musical passage used commonly in the Hardcore, Metalcore, Deathcore and Grindcore genres. They mostly consist of rhythmic guitar riffs in time with bass drum beats, often with the crash cymbal playing eighth strokes.

Primarily a live device, due to the heaviness achieved, they are often used to whip the crowd into a frenzy, and often incite frantic moshing/hardcore dancing.

Also a term for going batshit insane.
2:55 in Elysia's "Filthy" is probably the best example of a breakdown, that :47 passage is pretty much their reason for existing. Other awesome breakdowns include Carnifex's "Collaborating Like Killers" (1:25 for pretty much the rest of the four minute song) and Killwhitneydead's "Put A Sock In It" (1:40).

Also notable is Suicide Silence's No Pity For A Coward, which has two consecutive, yet obviously individual breakdowns.
by All_Of_Life_Decays January 01, 2008

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1. adj. Brutal (coherent to death metal conventions) as spelt by middle school internet retards, so as to sound cooler.
2. adj. Brutal, yet fashionable, due to prominence on social networking sites. Often used ironically by elitist death metal idiots as a way to shield their stagnant genre from progression. This sense of the term is usually applied to proponents of the deathcore genre, as a reaction to the genre's metalcore influences
1. DOOD!!!111!!!! CHEK OUT THIS AMAZIN BAND EMMURE!!!!!1!!!!!11 THEY'RE SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BR00TAL!!!!!!!!!!!

2. "Dude (snicker), check out this band. Oh, they're soooooo br00tal.(snicker)"
"...Hey, they're just following their own influences to improve a genre and create a new sound. You're a dick, and I'm dating your mom, and in bed last night she told me she hated you."
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