By changing a word from a phrase, you can change its whole meaning.
The same thing happens in music, by changing a note you have a new composition.
How it sounds
With beer or rum, but above all loud.
Essentially it can be Power Metal, Thrash Metal, Speed Metal, or even Folk Metal.
But always, with the theme of lyrics, the stories of the pirates.
Many times the sea shanties enter the chorus with a more metallic lining, other times the whole song looks like them.
The use of concertina gives the stigma of the genre.
Why listen to it
Because like pirate stories it does not. Because it is fun and it is easily sung … usually.
It has no depth and the compositions are definitely not original.
But again, who does not want to hear stories about pirate adventures?
Where we meet it
Essentially in West Germany initially and two decades later again in the UK and USA.
When did it start
The first wave was in 1987. The second wave erupted in the mid-2000s.
Who are the pioneers
Running Wild with their 4th album “Port Royal”, laid the foundations of the genre.
The obsession and admiration of their singer and unique constant member of the band, for the “Golden Age of Piracy” (1650-1730) created the genre.
In the second period, Alestorm under the roof of Napalm Records gave new life to the genre.
You have to listen
Swashbuckle, The Dread Crew of Oddwood, Verbal Deception, Calarook.
Days of glory
Since the mid-’10s, new bands have been emerging that adopt this genre.
Red card to pirates? Who dares such a thing?
Although it is not difficult to distinguish the species, it has not yet formed, beyond the subject matter, a complete personality.
What is it confused with
With Folk Metal, Pagan Metal and Viking Metal
How do you describe it to an irrelevant
Have a beer, the big one and I will tell you some stories!
Imagine that the pirates had discovered metal music and were singing their stories.