Death-hop embraces the sound of metal bands with a non-traditional line-up more commonly seen at hip-hop shows. It is often played by two piece bands blending beats, live drums, visuals and backing loops.
Death-hop is a relatively new genre that is often confusing and alienating for fans of both metal and hip-hop. It is more generally accepted by music fans who are not easily categorised, but have a more eclectic taste in music and are willing to accept experimentation by artists. They would rather see musicians "break the mould" than "make the old."