Whalecore is a sub-genre of Southern Rock widely influenced by Heavy Metal, Metalcore, and Progressive Metal.
Currently only three artists fall under this genre.
Mastodon originally coined the term whalecore when they produced their album Leviathan in 2004. Other bands such as Children of Bodom and Dethklok quickly adopted the genre as their own, with their most recent releases being recognized as whalecore by their supporters and fans, as well as the media.
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