What musical genre is based on guitar distortion and heavy riffs?

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MUSIC QUESTION #1427

What musical genre is based on guitar distortion and heavy riffs?

Heavy Metal

Explanation

Heavy metal is a genre within rock music developed between 1968 and 1974. This genre is based on guitar distortion and heavy riffs, and was popularized by bands such as Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin. Since then, heavy metal has spawned a number of sub genres such as thrash metal, death metal, black metal and power metal.

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