• ggoma

    The majority of Boohwal’s work is not what I would consider “metal” but simply rock. It’s very melodic and the lyrics are just great. I don’t listen anymore. I don’t like Chung Dong Ha’s voice. I loved the Kim Jaegi and Lee Seung Chul eras.

  • black_rose45000

    I love that someone decided to make a post on Korean Rock Music. Recently I came across Byuret and rn they’re the only Korean rock band I know.

    Definitely bookmarking this ♥

  • Aggybella

    I’m really surprised that Crash didn’t make it onto this article since they are the most well known Korean metal group in the Western metal fandom.  As someone who is a metal head and mostly hang out on those types of forums, it seems they are always brought up when talking about Asian metal bands along side Japan’s Galneryus and Loudness.  That might have something to do with them having Colin Richardson produce their first several albums, which is a big deal in the metal genre since he has worked with Sepultura, Slipknot, Behemoth, and Cannibal Corpse.

    Not a big fan of most of the bands posted in the article, though.  I do listen to Sinawe, but I prefer Crash over them.  I would never consider Boohwal metal, but then again, South Korea likes to name all hard rock music as metal.

  • http://www.facebook.com/roan.deguzman3 Ro-an de Guzman

    I am really happy that you have featured K-metal in your website. I discovered K-metal since around 2010 although I’ve been hearing about a certain metal group MAHATMA around 2007. I was supposed to leave Hallyu out of annoyances with the shenanigans within K-pop, including the mediocrity and triteness of its music. It was like, as if, I was on the road getting off Kpop until something underneath it is rockin’. I dig it, and realize that Korea has more precious metals than I have ever known. Frankly, I recognize K-metal artists(alongside K-hiphop and indie and its artists) as true, genuine artists in Korean music scene and as much as I am loving some Kpop idol groups, it really saddens me that Kpop idols are overshadowing Korean music scene which contributes to lack (or can I say non-existent) of diversity. I understand that it’s not the idols’ fault, but the companies, but I can’t help putting the blame onto either the idols or its fans as well as their companies for shoving their idols to the whole world. Another thing, lack of diversity in K-music scene is also increasing. Gone are the days when we hear not only the idols, but the hiphoppers, indies and rockers. Has anyone hear heard of NO BRAIN? They are one of the awesome artists in K-music scene, and it really made BIGBANG more diverse when the latter collaborated with them.

    Below are the list of the top rock artists in Korea:
    > The Crescent
    > Mahatma
    > Zihard (their vocalist is one of having the best vocals I’ve ever heard in my life)
    > Sinawe
    > Seo Taiji
    > Crash

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U67SZ37IJIJVTT4Y5GYLDQ6DB4 Bailey

    Jaurim and Cherry Filter! :)

  • http://twitter.com/TheMetalAdvisor The Metal Advisor

    Decent article, but missing some better, more obscure acts. Thrilled to see you included Necramyth, however.

    That said, anyone who calls metal in Korea “K-metal” is an uneducated schmuck.